Glen Lake residents don’t want traffic either

I was very disappointed to read the article and hear how Westhills residents want some of the traffic added to Glen Lake Road.

Re: Trees falling for new high school, (News, Aug. 7) I was very disappointed to read the article and hear how Westhills residents want some of the traffic added to Glen Lake Road. I can certainly understand their concern; many Glen Lake Road/Jenkins Avenue residents have been raising this very concern for years with talk of the school plus City Centre Park. The idea of sharing this traffic may sound like a good idea but it goes against every promise made to local residents in Glen Lake. School District 62 promised that all staff and student access would be from Langford Lake Road and not Glen Lake Road. It’s funny; it was Westhills that made the school move here a reality by selling some of the land for it. They also donated the land for Belmont’s new sports field. The Glen Lake elementary site did not have a large enough area for a high school, so really some of the responsibility for this school moving here falls on Westhills developers. It should not be Glen Lake and Jenkins residents having to take on this additional inconvenience due to deals made between Langford, Westhills developers and SD 62. They knew from the beginning a high school would be built here and that its access would be from Langford Lake Road. Westhills developers would have had every opportunity to engineer proper roads for the school access, as well, Langford engineers who approved this road knew what was coming also. The Concerned Residents of Westhills should be taking this issue up with Westhills developers. Again this responsibility should not fall on Glen Lake residents, we have been burdened enough already.

Trevor Emsley

Langford

Just Posted

‘The system has fallen apart:’ Victoria woman’s son died a day after being accepted to treatment centre

Victoria man’s body went undiscovered in Victoria parking lot for five days after overdose

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

CRD tickets cyclists who ignore stop signs at Lochside trail, Saanich Road intersection

Many cyclists don’t heed the stop signs, use pedestrian-activated crosswalk light

Inaugural Sarah Beckett memorial Run raises $20,000 for law enforcement scholarship

Widow calls run, community playground fitting tributes to fallen mom and Mountie

VIDEO: Victoria airport guests see dinosaur surprise

Two boys dressed as raptors get a shock when their grandmother comes to greet them

POLL: Do you think the penalty should be increased for tossing a burning cigarette from a vehicle?

With grasslands and forests around Vancouver Island and across B.C. reaching tinder… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. Ferries vessel breaks down right before long weekend

Horseshoe Bay-Langdale route impacted most, revised schedule adds 4 a.m. sailings

Weather Canada issues thunderstorm alert for coastal Vancouver Island

Severe thunderstorm watch issued around 4:15 p.m. as storms developed over sections of the Island

Nanaimo man gets jail time for posting explicit photos of ex-girlfriends

Man’s name cannot be revealed to protect victims’ identities

North Island thrift store robbed at knifepoint, say RCMP

Suspect fled on bicycle following Tuesday stick-up

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Most Read