NIMBYs everywhere fear trend in Victoria

Re: Yes – in my backyard (News, June 1) I’m happy to announce a new chapter of an Okanagan society called CAVE—Citizens Against Virtually Everything. Victoria seems just the place for us. The folks complaining about cruise ships, as well as those who don’t like bicycle races or street people, give us great encouragement. Think of us as NIMBY types on steroids. At least we were encouraged, until we read your story about the people who sacrificed their poplars for affordable housing. These folks are clearly far too good-hearted for present-day Victoria. If we fall into the path of these fine people we stand in danger of actually solving one of our gloomier social problems. CAVErs unite!

Harry Swain

Victoria