Letters September 30 – New name for new bridge; Conflicting emotions in COVID patients

A suitable name for that new bridge

Isn’t it time we named our amazing new bridge? Something that may be considered appropriate for our times, such as the “bridge of reconciliation.”

Loss of John
See Royal

Sadly, irritability about COVID patients

Re: “Surgeries Delayed,” September 22.

I still felt very conflicted. I am saddened by the deaths of COVID-19 patients waiting for surgery, most of whom have no vaccine.

I was angry with those Kovid patients. I feel sorry for the doctors and nurses and other health care workers who have seen this over and over again.

I read an article on the Internet that she should not be vaccinated, and I argued with her about the story of her husband struggling with his life on the airwaves and the young mother. I’m sorry for the story. The story annoys me.

Personally, I think the next step is to send a bill to all those who are not vaccinated. The next step is to get them out of the door.

This is Canada, no, but it must be. The fact that you don’t go to restaurants or go to the movies has changed the mindset of these anti-depressants.

I was fortunate to have had cancer before this storm. If it had not been done then and if he had been beaten by these opponents, I would not have clashed. I am as angry as hell.

Ted Dali

Consider other uses for that golf course land

If the golfers are unwilling to pay more to play on Cedar Hill, Saanich could create a more suitable park for all of us than the three-mile[3 km]roundabout.

I wonder how many golfers there are in the region – maybe 20% of the population?

Balance that number with a large number of people walking, spinning, running, kicking, making noises, hiking, and seeing from a distant landscape (include your favorite hobby here).

How nice it is to get in the middle of Saanic without paying a $ 46 entry fee.

Norman Gidney

From cattle grazing to one of the busiest courses


Cedar Hill Golf Course was acquired by Saanich in 1967, and Saanich took over in 1971.

Cedar Hill Golf Club is a separate entity, and 16 years before Saanich bought the Golf Course, it was incorporated into the Association Act.

When Saanic bought the golf course, he inherited the existing 600 Cedar Hill Golf Club members. A 15-year contract was signed to strengthen the partnership between the two parties. The class and the club ended.

Modern mayors and councils honored golfers and golfers. Those faithful members contributed greatly to the education and profile of the community.

But as mayors and councils come along, this partnership becomes a headline every 10 years. And at the same time, in the same way, Sanich’s extra money is less for members’ “privileges.”

Now we come to the year 2021 and the epidemic of golf. Saanich sees this as a golden opportunity to make more money.

Plan – Raise fees and give Cedar Hill Golf Club two more years.

A.D. In 1967 he showed great respect and admiration for his loyal customers, along with 70 rich people and stories, including donations of thousands of dollars, including for the course and the club house (mainly Saanic donations). By producing PGN proposals such as Gigi Roosevelt and Rick Gibson and elevating Cedar Hill Golf Course from one cow grazing to one of Canada’s busiest golf courses?

Aki Graber
Author, Cedar Hill Golf Club – Historical Record 1920 – 2012

Cedar Hill Golf Course A good deal for Sanich

I have been a member of Cedar Hill Golf Club for 10 years. At that time, I spent about $ 18,000 on annual passes and many, if not more, lunch and drinks at the clubhouse.

Sanich is a member of the golf team. When I play about 100 rounds a year, they believe that the average cost per round is about $ 22. This calculation is correct.

They do not take into account the amount of money spent on the club. As a result, they want to terminate the club deal and only green round players pay $ 51 per round.

This is my entertainment center by choice and I think Sanich taxpayers should know some numbers.

In October 2019, we were at the Sanich Council meeting to request a significant increase in the annual pass offered by Sanich. Some interesting information came to light during our questioning.

After Mayor Fred Heinz praised Saanik as the mayor of Commonwealth, Gordon’s head office and Cedar Hill Reese Center (not a golf course), we reached a 61 percent price for these.

This means that the taxpayer is subsidizing 39 percent. When asked how the education was rated, we were told that we were 79 percent short of 21 percent.

I think my entertainment is punishable by golf.

The camera and friendship benefits of any club should not be overlooked. Should people who go to swimming pools or gyms 200 days a year be punished? If so, I’m sure there will be a big uproar.

Just ask.

Wayne Messer

Leave all fossil fuels in the ground

Re: “Facing Unfavorable Truth About Wind and Solar Power,” Commentary, September 25.

Gwin Morgan does it again. It is easy to omit the problem of drinking water in many places and the problem of small earthquakes in others. Fringing should be immediately illegal.

His numbers are also misleading. Wind turbines are currently generating 10 megawatts of electricity, and 100 megawatts of fossil fuels can be replaced by 10 wind turbines instead of 20.

Building solar and wind farms is an investment. The value of this investment is often replaced by the working age of these “farms”.

True, not all areas are suitable for wind or solar power. But you do not need a battery. Excess energy can be used to generate hydrogen gas used in H2 fuel-cell units.

And another option for power generation is nuclear. The fourth phase of Jane’s construction is economical and safe. SMRs are available today. X-Energy has a small stake in the interests of the US military.

Natural gas can be slightly damaged by oil or coal, but it is still a fossil fuel and must be left in the ground.

Event Moss
North Sanich

Guests to rescue on the island view

Last Thursday I was walking along the island in view of the island – as I had done for years – and it slipped off the rock I was sitting on, fell hard, and soon found myself in trouble.

I could not get up and after a long struggle I could not support my weight in the sand.

Five amazing islands to save me, two couples and one 4X4 man, all took time and trouble to make sure I was safe. Eventually – it took at least an hour – they unloaded me from the beach, got me into a car, connected me with my family and even drove my car to the city.

These were special acts of generosity in all their rooms – they were easily given to a stranger. I am very grateful for the five.

If they see this, they know who they are, and I hope they know how much I appreciate the love and help they have given me freely.

Their example shows that true kindness and willingness to help others are among us.

Phil Gibbs

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