Category Archives: Shelbourne Valley

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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1647 McRae Ave development proposal project update

On May 12 2021, Abstract Developments met with the community to provide an update on changes to their proposal for the development of 1647 McRae Avenue. A video of the proposal updates is presented on this page. Feedback on the … 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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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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Update: Shelbourne Community Kitchen

The CCA recently received an update from the Shelbourne Community Kitchen Society (SCK) directors on what’s been keeping them busy during this pandemic. Since March this year By adapting quickly to COVID-19 protocols, the SCK team has not missed a day … Continue reading

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Abstract Virtual Open House re: 1661 Freeman Ave.

Abstract Developments will host a virtual open house on Oct. 27th at 7 pm to present their development proposal for the property at 1661 Freeman Ave. Information on this proposal and open house may be viewed here. To register to participate … Continue reading

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Creekside Concert at Browning Park on July 31

The final Creekside Concert, presented by The Friends of Bowker Creek Society and Tune Your Ride, will occur on Friday, July 31 within the CCA at Browning Park. The concert area will be cordoned off to cap the attendance at … Continue reading

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