Category Archives: Municipality

Friends of Bowker Creek: Save Thaywun – Bowker Creek!

The Friends of Bowker Creek Society have requested the Minister of Education, the Honourable Jennifer Whiteside, to encourage Greater Victoria School District 61 follow the prescribed process should they wish to dispose of the 1.9 acre south-west portion of 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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Abstract presents revisions to 1647 McRae / 1641 McRae / 3226 Shelbourne proposal

Abstract Developments has made revisions to their planned development for the properties making up 1647 McRae, 1641 McRae, and 3226 Shelbourne. They are seeking feedback from the community via two hour-long Microsoft Teams virtual meetings to be held on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Saanich Housing Strategy Survey

A word about the housing strategy recommendations developed for Saanich by the Housing Strategy Task Force, and a chance to win some gift cards! What are your thoughts on the Housing Strategy Task Force recommendations? Complete the survey today! The … 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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Housing Strategy Task Force: Final Report

The Saanich Housing Task Force has completed their report on HousingStrategy and direction for Saanich to expand housing options, increasehousing supply, and improve housing affordability. Recommendations in the report will outline strategies and associated actions for implementation over a 10-year … 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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Allenby Park Refresh for 2021

It’s a year out before shovels hit dirt, but Saanich is planning to replace the playground equipment and renew the sportcourt area at Allenby Park in 2021. Allenby Park lies east of Dean Ave, between Allenby St to the north … 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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Committee of the Whole Meetings

At Committee of the Whole meetings, residents have the opportunity to provide their comments to Council. You may speak up to five minutes on an agenda item. You may indicate your support or opposition to a Committee of the Whole … Continue reading

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