Koury’s building plans impractical

Duncan – Regarding the Somenos Marsh dike: I would like to know if John Koury’s statement that “we know there will likely never be another flood on the dry side” is based on the same “real science” that persuaded his hero and mentor Stephen “Tar Sands” Harper to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline?

How do “we know” this “likely” won’t happen again, Mr. Koury? It sounds like Mr. Koury is prepared to spend millions on

projects because he, backed by all his environmental science degrees, says there “likely” won’t be another flood.

On the responsible side of this mayoralty race, Jon Lefebure does know what he’s talking about, referencing the building requirements, poor soil, etc. Koury would have us building on totally unsuitable land, involving huge expenditures just to make it possible to build. Leave that area as parkland for all to enjoy.

More development does not lead to lower taxes.

I would also like Mr. Koury to clarify, as a member in good standing of the Conservative Party, whether or not he supports Northern Gateway and, by default, the inevitable pollution and destruction of our west coast environment.

This is not the type of person I want on our local council, let alone as mayor.

These two issues make it perfectly clear that Mr. Koury reads from the same book as Stephen “Facts be damned, full pipelines ahead” Harper.

David Gordon

Duncan

Just Posted

Shawnigan Hills parkrun report for Nov. 30

Seven personal bests set in chilly conditions

VIDEO: Celebrate magic of the holidays as Winter Harp returns to Cowichan Sunday

Wonderful Winter Harp is back at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on… Continue reading

VIMC will not proceed with controversial construction plans; going to legal action

North Cowichan says Monday’s public hearing will go ahead anyway

Duncan Christmas Kick-Off a hit

The City of Duncan lit up for the season with their annual… Continue reading

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

B.C. Transit finds 28 used fareboxes online, saves $300,000

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid

One lawyer says many people earn too much to qualify for legal aid, but not enough to really live on

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%

Jobless rate is at its highest since August 2018, when it hit 6%

BC Hydro reservoirs see record low rain across Vancouver Island

Hydro electric watersheds are at a third of their normal levels

Most Read