Update November 1, 2021: Third and final reading of the new bylaw has passed.
Oct 18, 2021 – Without enthusiasm, and after much deliberation, Saanich Mayor and Council approved bylaws that simplify Cadboro-Gyro Park/Beach to a single set of rules: Leashed dogs permitted, year-round.
Councillor Harper said she was informed by the Canadian Wildlife Service that the Federal study of dogs in Victoria-area Migratory Bird Sanctuaries will be released to the public in the near future. By banning off-leash dogs, the new bylaws align to the Federal regulations.
The District-wide People, Parks and Pets study is planned to begin in 2022, and this will include a comprehensive public consultation that could result in further changes to the bylaws.
Please visit the Saanich website to access the official Oct. 18, 2021 agenda, reports and video recording (video posted once available): https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/local-government/mayor-council/schedule-agendas-minutes.html