Safe Quiet Community
The purpose of this petition is to let Strata 1601 Council know how many residents are in favour of banning the Times Colonist driver from entering our community, based on both safety and noise violations.
The problem: The delivery driver for the Times Colonist:
- Speeds through our community in the middle of the night with a noisy older vehicle, constantly waking up residents with bedrooms facing the street every night a delivery is made.
- Drives through stop signs where collisions with our Security vehicle have been narrowly missed (as per our Security staff).
- Drives on the wrong side of the road while making deliveries which have also resulted in near collisions with our Security vehicle (as per our Security staff).
- Smokes pot down at the marina parking lot then drives through our community while under the influence (as per our Security staff).
Multiple contacts have been made with the Times Colonist management but they refuse to do anything about this driver. Contact has been made with the RCMP about the traffic violation and drug issues. They have indicated that because we are a private community, they are unable to enforce the Highway Traffic Act. They are also helpless when it comes to drug enforcement as their ability to make a charge stick is diminished with the Liberal government's plan to legalize marijuana. They have advised strongly that our Council ban this driver from entering our community as we have the legal right to do that.
If you are effected by the noise in the middle of the night, you will know first hand how annoying this can be...please sign this petition. If you don't experience the noise issue but are concerned about the safety and security of our community, please sign this petition so that we can once and for all rid our community of this driver who has no regard for the law. The Times Colonist will replace the driver, but only if they are forced to do so.