In his gushing praise for councillors Browne, Daly, McBride and Mearns (PNR Oct. 16) Mr. Stanlake ignored the fact that these same councillors because of their delaying tactics could have deprived the citizens of North Saanich of this generous gift.
Mr. Randall set a deadline for acceptance of his original offer after which, if not met, he would put Sandown up for sale. It was just fortunate there was a further offer. And, my goodness, even if North Saanich had to pay some of the remediation (Mr. Randall had originally offered $100,000), where else would one get 33.6 hectares for $650,000 which would have been recovered in taxes in a few years?
Kudos to Mayor Finall, councillors McMurphy and Stock and the CAO for their vision.