Protect Victoria’s precious harbour

Land use around the harbour should be restricted to those projects that need to be located on water

Visitors and residents alike agree that Victoria is one of the most beautiful cities anywhere. A major contributing factor to this is our spectacular and vibrant harbour. We are all responsible to protect this precious asset for the benefit of future generations.

Land use around the harbour should be restricted to those projects that need to be located on water – specifically the harbour – or for those projects where the harbour adds significant value.

The proposed Sewage Treatment Plant for the Ogden Point/Coast Guard site does not fit this principle. It would not enhance the harbour in any way. Nor would the plant benefit in any way by being on the harbour. It could be located inland in many places with no loss of functionality.

We can’t undo what has been done in the past but we can control the future.

Why isn’t the Victoria Harbour Authority speaking up to reject this proposal as this use would do nothing to benefit our harbour?

When will Mayor Helps and her Council show the vision and leadership that Victorians expect and reject this site in the strongest possible terms?

Perhaps a more suitable location for the Sewage Treatment Plant might be City Hall.

Darvin Heinemann

Victoria

 

Just Posted

VicPD seek witnesses to the assault of a youth

On March 24 three men with a white van accosted a youth walking on Dallas Road

Team Canada athletes training at CFB Esquimalt for 2019 Warrior Games

Games enhance the recovery of ill and injured soldiers

Coroner’s inquest announced for Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Elliot Eurchuk was 16 years old when he died of an opioid overdose at his Oak Bay home

Three local ‘stars’ recognized at Royals game

Honoring their volunteerism, humanitarianism and generosity

Snake seen slithering in Saanich neighbourhood

Police describe the animal as ‘large, pale [and] yellow’ suggesting it might be exotic

VIDEO: RCMP reveal five kids hit in deadly B.C. crash

The children range in age from six to 17.

POLL: Do you still have a landline telephone?

With smart phones becoming an indispensable part of modern-day life, more and… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 26

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

Study: Why Canadian police should havea dedicated animal cruelty unit

People view fighting animal cruelty as a public responsibility

Convicted pedophile from B.C. raises fears after move to Ontario

Police have issued a warning about Madilyn Harks in Brampton

Mystery plane wakes up B.C. residents

An aircraft circled Langley City over the weekend after midnight for about an hour

Stranger climbs onto B.C. family’s second-floor balcony, lights fire in barbecue

Incident in Abbotsford terrifies family with two-year-old boy

Island Health announces funding for 52 projects on Island

$750,000 will go to fund these projects

UPDATED: Three dead in Surrey crash: police

Single-vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 a.m., police remain on-scene

Most Read