Category Archives: Environment

The air we breathe, the land we walk, the water that washes over it all – and all that lives within it.

Bowker Creek: more than just a creek!

We’ve posted about Bowker Creek several times in the past decade on our CCA website. The recent rains here have shown the important role this waterway plays within Saanich, the Shelbourne valley watershed, and our community area. We ignore the … Continue reading

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Help to Save Kings Road Park!

You.leadnow.ca has posted an online petition for you to sign and a plea to our Saanich Mayor and Council, Directors of the CRD and the MLAs of British Columbia to preserve the BC Hydro property known locally as Kings Road Park … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Middle School south campus giving up land to Hospice

The Times Colonist newspaper has reported that the Greater Victoria School District has agreed to sell a portion of the Lansdowne Middle School south campus – formerly Richmond Elementary School – to the Victoria Hospice Society. Although the TC states … Continue reading

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Grooming Bowker Creek for Salmon

The local Times Colonist newspaper has a recent article on the efforts being made to have salmon return to Bowker Creek. This initial effort won’t directly affect Bowker Creek within the CCA area of Saanich. But if the chum salmon … Continue reading

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Bowker Creek: a primer

You may learn a lot about Bowker Creek, the major creek in our community’s watershed, from this article courtesy of the Bowker Creek Initiative. Also see the Friends of Bowker Creek Society. What about the name? The site for BC … Continue reading

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Saannich Planning Department and Integrity: the sad case of 1544 Christmas Ave.

A Saanich resident who lives in the neighbourhood of 1544 Christmas Ave. is taking the Saanich Planning Department to task, and for good reason. From 2012 until 2017, Saanich-led planning efforts identified the subject property as a target for acquistion … Continue reading

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Please be a Friend to Bowker Creek

The Friends of Bowker Creek Society is seeking your help and support. Can you imagine seeing spawning salmon – chinook and chum – plus trout swimming through our Saanich neighbourhood? This is part of their long term vision to restore … Continue reading

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Storm Water Management Concerns Prompt Survey

An application related to 1971 Ernest Ave to use a water retention system in lieu of a municipal storm water connection prompted the CCA to survey residents in that area. The CCA canvassed the neighbourhood to gain broader insight on … Continue reading

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DRAFT Cedar Hill Park Management Plan

Saanich has made the draft Cedar Hill Park Management Plan (PDF – 12 MB) and associated appendices (PDF – 20 MB) now available for viewing. The draft plan has been developed and revised with assistance from the Stakeholder Working Group. … Continue reading

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Home Heating Oil Spills: Town Hall Forum at UVic

There will be a public town hall forum on Home Heating Oil Spills: Threat to Nature and Your Wallet on Wednesday, November 14th from 7-9pm at the Fraser Building Room 159 at the University of Victoria. Hear from experts about the … Continue reading

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