There has been change for the better in Sooke lately.
The long awaited roundabout, sidewalks on Sooke Road, a multi-use trail nearly connecting the Galloping Goose to the Sooke trail network, and a horseshoe pitch are in the works. As well the Sooke Bike Park has been opened (although in my opinion in the wrong place), and the trail running from Throup Road to SEAPARC is a great improvement.
The majority of these items have received opposition from a minority that simply do not want change. I simply cannot understand why it has been so difficult for the proponents of the horseshoe pitch to have one built. We have received a grant for half of the funds for the new multi-use trail connecting the Goose, yet some people seem to want us to cancel this project and give the grant money back. How can a new trail for use by both pedestrians and cyclists be a bad thing?What do people in this town have against horseshoe players and cyclists (and pedestrians for that matter since this is a multi-use trail)?
I urge Mayor Tait and Council not to repeat the mistakes of previous Councils and give in to the minority that is against change. Keep pushing forward with these long-awaited projects despite the opposition. Council has done a great job so far this term. I am hopeful that the above projects will be completed, and I look forward to other projects such as completing the connector road and a multi-use bridge across the Sooke River.