LETTER: A ‘hellish nightmare’ comes close to reality

It’s been awhile since I woke up in a cold sweat after a hellish nightmare.

It’s been awhile since I woke up in a cold sweat after a hellish nightmare. The City of Victoria had eliminated its fledgling economic development department.

Not only that, the City of Victoria had found untold millions and had backfilled all of the empty stores downtown to house the homeless and now were negotiating terms for purchase of The Bay Centre to expand the service. City of Victoria taxpayers were not the least bit miffed that they were going to paint the building red and erect a monstrous eighty-foot red marquee to flash, “ Canada’s homeless welcome! Great weather! Free doggy daycare and spa! Wifi! International bookings taken!”

Just to add anguish, the BC government had totally eliminated funding to tackle substance abuse and mental health issues.

Pinch me someone.

Stan Bartlett, Victoria



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