Category: Letters

Richard Mackie blasts loss of CV heritage

With regret I have cancelled the generous offer by Evelyn Gillespie to participate in the “Authors for Independent Bookstores” day at the Laughing Oyster Bookstore on Saturday 2 May 2015. Anyone familiar with my four Comox Valley books will appreciate…

Why is Comox so keen to demolish?

I was surprised to read in “Society slams Comox for failing to preserve historic Laing homes,” (The Echo,6 March) Mayor Ives’ claim that “interpretive panels had been erected to highlight the historic significance of Laing’s work.”   As only one small…

Brian Scott speaks out about Baybrook

What would Key West be without Ernest Hemingway or Savanna, Georgia without William Faulkner!!  Alice Munro, our only Nobel Laureate, stayed at Mack Laing’s house in the winter of 1996. I recently read a bio and it said Alice Munro…

Baybrook plan is an opportunity

I am writing as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and as one of the founding Directors of the newly established Mack Laing Heritage Society of the Comox Valley. A considerable amount…

What would Mack Laing want?

I must say I’m not sure that Shirley McLoughlin’s prediction of what Mack Laing would want is entirely correct. For example, the suggestion that he would prefer to see his entire beautiful heritage home torn down and sent to the…