Join forces to create more parkland

Nineteen years ago I was in Victoria General Hospital waiting for surgery.

Re: Pushing for more parkland (News, Aug. 14)

Nineteen years ago I was in Victoria General Hospital waiting for surgery. I had time on my hands so went walking from the hospital out back (before Watkiss Way existed).

It was mid-May and the number of amazing warblers and other migrating and nesting birds in there was something else to see and listen to. And the trees there are magnificent.

Thirty acres for a park may sound like a lot of land to some people but we know, given what’s happening in the CRD with development today, it’s nothing compared to the amount of land being paved over (and degraded).

The two municipalities that would benefit from this new park, View Royal and Saanich, should collaborate and make this proposal a reality.

Who cares which municipality would have more of the park situated within its boundaries? People travel all over these days, crisscrossing municipal borders daily so “turf” should not be an issue when it comes to the good of the community.

Judy Spearing



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