Letter – Water fine for swimming

Re: The Week - Swim fest water just fine, Aug. 9-15

Water fine for swimming

Re: The Week – Swim fest water just fine, Aug. 9-15

Great that the community promoters of the Gorge Swim Fest state that they feel secure that the waters are safe for swimmers, but some safety and risk questions might arise due to the CRD’s 2007 map showing so many Gorge waterway storm water discharges that were labled with health and/or environmental concerns.

On the bright side, if so many problem discharges aren’t a safety issue for swimmers, there also can’t be any problem with Victoria’s long screened sewage discharge outfalls, given that the Gorge has such a small volume compared to Juan de Fuca Strait.

John Newcomb,via facebook

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Powerful Russian folk trio makes triumphant return to city

Trio Voronezh back on Victoria stage for first time since appearing at Coupe Mondiale in 2013

Abbamania, Night Fever in spotlight at McPherson in Victoria

ABBA, Bee Gees songs will fill the Mac Feb. 7, along with Lady Gaga tribute

Vic High alumni named Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate

Neko Smart, the founder and coach of the Vic High slam poetry team, will serve a one-year term

Dance Victoria: The Trocks are in town!

Dance Days 2020 performance roster includes two powerhouse presentations

Pacific Opera Victoria exec member earns major honour

Yvette Guigueno to attend prestigious OPERA America leadership program this month in New York

Winners announced for inaugural Victoria Arts Council/Monday poetry contest

More than 100 entries received in five categories

Canadian polar bears’ ‘ingenious’ survival seen in BBC Earth series

Film crews also go to Tofino to watch black bears snap up crabs under massive boulders

Spring author’s reading series kicks off early in Sidney

Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society hosting Yasuko Thanh and Carla Funk for Feb. 7 event

The winners of London Drugs’ 2019 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest are…

After more than 26,000 entries, the winners have been selected across Western Canada.

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees

Multiple Oscar-nominated Canadian talents on Academy Award hopefuls list

Most Read