I have read the recent letters to the editor regarding the VAA Gateway retail project and now add my voice to those who oppose it.
The Peninsula News Review is a great paper that I have enjoyed since returing to Sidney in 1989, however, I totally disagree with the editorial in the August 7 edition, which asks: “Why does the downtown core have to stop at the articificial boundary of the highway?”
This question was argued when Marie Roscoe was mayor. After lengthy discussion, the plan to put in a Costco big box store on VAA land on the west side of the highway was defeated.
Allow me to add my support to other letter writers, Caroline Whitehead, Clive Tanner, Hewitt Helmsing, Jon Blair, Bertha McCrea, Valeria and Louise Worrall in their opposition to this project.
Peter Chance, Sidney