Looking for help from MLA in odour issue

In the privacy of our own home we are being assaulted, once again, by the owners of a waste processing facility

It is out of complete frustration that has turned to anger that we send this letter. In the privacy of our own home we are being assaulted, once again, by the owners of a waste processing facility that has been licensed to operate in our neighbourhood.

The smell is continual, unrelenting and stomach turning.

One day last week, the only escape we experienced from this continued assault was during the time my husband and I were in our car in another municipality on errands and during the hours we were asleep.

It is becoming tiresome listening to our municipal elected officials and some members of the public that are not suffering the same repeated assaults, telling us that they understand that it is unpleasant that we are unable to enjoy sitting outside on our patio in the nice weather. It is condescending and insulting.

We have run out of adjectives to describe the experience of continually being violated by the owners of Foundation Organics in every room of our private residence.

It appears that the owners of this facility are quite confident that they will be able to continue operating knowing they are protected by a long list of agencies and bylaws supporting these activities.

Mr. Holman, we are looking to you to assist in directing this issue to a solution, one that will see this and other facilities like it shut down and/or relocated to a more appropriate area.

Many have suggested a garbage dump that already exists in Saanich that has infrastructure in place.

Should this not happen and our municipal elected officials and Capital Regional District continue to award permission to more and more private waste processing businesses that thumb their noses at the governing bodies, we, and I’m sure many of our neighbours, will look forward to a significant reduction in our property taxes.

Hopefully lowered property tax rates would accurately reflect the significant reduction in the quality of life we are now experiencing here.

K & D Long

Central Saanich


Just Posted

Convicted drug trafficker asks Victoria courtroom for chance to ‘turn this around’

Horst Schirmer sentenced for convictions on five counts of possession related to trafficking

Pipeline protestors plan march as Trudeau gives Trans Mountain the go-ahead,

20 kilometre march to protest the pipeline starts in Victoria, ends on Saanich Peninsula

Union Club of B.C. votes in its first female president

16-year member Grace Van den Brink previously served as vice president

$11 million overdraw for McKenzie Interchange construction

The project has been delayed multiple times and is now estimating a budget of $96 million

Alzheimer Society calls for helpline volunteers in Greater Victoria

Charity is in ‘urgent need’ as calls on the rise

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 18

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

POLL: Do you support the government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion?

The federal government announced Tuesday its approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline… Continue reading

Man to be sentenced for sexual abuse of young girl in Nanaimo

Stephen Mark Castleden also sentenced for child pornography-related charges

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

VIDEO: Firefighters stop blaze from spreading after BMW crashes at Saratoga Speedway

Victoria-based businessmen were ‘corner training’ on Father’s Day when incident took place

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

Most Read