LETTERS: Long leashes against the rules in White Rock


It would be greatly appreciated if Peace Arch News could let the citizens of White Rock know that dog leashes in our city must be a maximum of three metres long. I have confirmed this with the head of bylaw enforcement, James Nyhus. Thus all those retractable leashes that stretch out for 20 feet are actually illegal and could garner a $100 fine.

I am certainly not looking forward to the promenade dog trial, especially with all these 20-foot retractable leashes everywhere.

What a gong show that will be.

Alex Galo, White Rock



For several years, I have enjoyed regular visits to White Rock’s promenade and pier. Every visit was unique, with the constant change in ocean and bird life. But my visit last Sunday was a horror show as rampaging dogs roamed the beaches, chasing every bird in sight.

Boundary Bay is a protected area – but apparently not protected from crazed dogs and their ignorant owners. Our city council must reconsider its ill-advised experiment to allow dogs on the beach.

The “pilot” doesn’t begin for another eight months and already the experiment is a disaster.

Paul Griffin, White Rock

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