The Railway beyond the Capital

Dear Editor, (Published in the Times Colonist May 4, 2021) I feel I must respond to the “Stop dreaming about returning trains to E&N corridor” in a very simple way.  The original railway did not only run from downtown Victoria to the wilds of Seven Mile Pub and Royal Roads. The Island Corridor was conceived …

New Co-op Cardlock Key to Other Adaptations

Dear Editor, It is great news about the Co-op Cardlock facility on Johnston Road not only because it is a reputable and community minded business that deserves our support, but let us also hope it will encourage heavy truck traffic to use Johnston Road, a provincial highway whose maintenance is mostly funded by the taxpayers …

To the Editor: Time to Call Ottawa on McLean Mill National Historic Site

Sent Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Published August 14. Dear Editor, In November 1993, the first plan (pdf) was put together to guide the development of the McLean Mill National Historic Site. The agreement between the City and Federal government (pdf) that set the City to run it for 42 years and have Government provide one-time …