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CRD: Core Area Wastewater Discharge Notice

Matthew McCrank, Senior Manager, Infrastructure OperationsCRD Integrated Water Services, advises: 

September 24 2020

Victoria, BC- Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria during the night of Sept 23-24, 2020. The areas affected are:

  • Between Rutland Road (Oak Bay) and Seaview Road (Saanich) including Cadboro Bay.
  • Between Currie Road and Cattle Point Lookout Road, including Willows Beach in Oak Bay.

As a result of these discharges, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk.

As a precaution and in consultation with Island Health and the local municipalities, beaches within the affected areas will be posted with public health advisory signs until sample results indicate enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit.

For updates, please visit www.crd.bc.ca and follow us on Twitter @crd_bc

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Arbutus Road: alternating traffic for two weeks, starting July 6

From The Wastewater Treatment Project Team of the Capital Regional District:

We wanted to update you on some work that is taking place as part of the Wastewater Treatment Project’s Arbutus Attenuation Tank.

During the week of July 6, Saanich will be installing water service which will require single lane alternating traffic on Arbutus Road near the entrance to the site. This is expected to take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and should be completed within approximately two weeks.

Once the water service is installed by Saanich, the contractor will be working to widen the access point to the site, making it easier and safer for trucks to enter and exit.  

The majority of excavation on site is now complete. It is anticipated that concrete installation will begin in August.

Thank you,

The Wastewater Treatment Project Team

Wastewater Treatment Project | Capital Regional District
510-1675 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G5
T: 1.844.815.6132 |
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New website, new webmaster

After eight years at the helm, Jonathan Stoppi is handing over the webmaster reins to Carmen Arnsdorf, who has designed the new Cadboro Bay Residents Association website with a welcome fresh design. All questions and appeals regarding the website should now be directed to her, at the usual address

For the time being, Jonathan remains as News Editor, and can be reached at the usual address for that. He also remains in charge of publication of the Letters to the Board.

Visitors to the www.cadborobay.net site will note that it redirects to a new domain, www.cadboro.ca.  This is a temporary measure, pending the official transition of the new design to the existing domain. In due course, the website will revert to its previous address, www.cadborobay.net. 

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Stay away from the sea water at these locations

From Victoria News via Capital Daily (reproduced here due to health hazards):

The Capital Regional District is advising residents to temporarily avoid swimming in multiple shorelines for the next couple of days.

Construction on the Macaulay Point pump station will require wastewater to be discharged from the short outfall on June 22. People are asked to avoid entering the water as the wastewater may pose a health risk.

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Dogs survey: clarification

Following community feedback, we are aware there has been some confusion regarding the purpose of the report and survey.

Please read the report and survey, keeping in mind the 3 options presented are mere possibilities. They are offered  as an invitation to a conversation.

We are interested in your thoughts on them. Please rate them, but also provide suggestions and feedback.

Your ideas are important to us!

– Cadboro Bay Residents Association Board of Directors

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Read the report and fill out survey on dogs on Gyro Beach

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On January 27, Councillor Harper submitted a report to Saanich Council on “Beach Use and Dogs”.

In view of the public controversy generated by this report, the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association undertook to develop a neighbourhood solution to the issue. In response, Saanich Council postponed a decision on the report until mid-July.

CBRA has now published its own report on dogs on Cadboro Bay Beach and seeks public input on its findings by survey. Here are the links to—

Members of the public are invited to comment on the report by completing the survey online.

If you prefer to fill out a printed version of the survey, you’ll find it here. 

QR code, for those who prefer it:

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For your comments to be considered, the survey must be completed and returned before July 6th 2020.

The public may also provide input on the report at a kiosk, staffed by CBRA directors, in Cadboro Gyro Park. The kiosk will be open at the following dates and times:

  • Tue Jun 16: 9am – noon
  • Thu Jun 18: 2pm – 5pm
  • Sat Jun 20: 10am – 4pm
  • Tue Jun 23: 9am – noon
  • Thu Jun 25: 2pm – 5pm
  • Sat Jun 27: 10am – 4pm

For help in obtaining a copy of the report or completing the survey, please email beach@cadborobay.net or call Liz Miller of the CBRA Beach Committee at 250-888-4797.

We acknowledge the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees and  Esquimalt First Nations, on whose traditional lands we live, work and play.

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Saanich Police initiatives in response to Black Lives Matter

From Fred Haynes: 

As Chair of the Saanich Police Board, and Mayor of Saanich, I am wish to inform you of three initiatives. These have the unanimous support of the Board, and Police Chief Constable Scott Green. They are inspired by Black Lives Matter:

  1. Body Cameras Please
  2. We see you, we hear you, we are with you.
  3. Diversity recruitment. Black Police Officers.

1) Body Cameras Please:

We completely and willingly endorse and support the call of Prime Minister Trudeau for the use of body cameras on all police forces across Canada.

We understand the Prime Minister will be speaking to the Premiers. We ask that the Federal Government and the Provinces find ways to provide full funding for this initiative.

2) We see you, we hear you, we are with you.

We support and invite a full engagement with all members of our treasured black community. This includes the local leadership of the Black Lives Matter. Through this we seek to listen and to learn and together work to move forward in shared steps towards a new outcome. While many cultural diversity processes already, we want to do more, and we need to do more.

3) Diversity recruitment. Black Police Officers.

We sincerely invite members of our treasured black community to consider joining the Saanich Police Department. There are openings for exceptional careers as sworn officers, reserve officers and with our dedicated civilian staff. We believe the Department needs to fully reflect the community it serves. Please help us to achieve this.

We share with all our utter dismay at recent events and our horror at the tragic loss of George Floyd.

There are additional invitatives underway including ongoing engagements with our First Nations and the many cultural and racial groups that make up our Saanich Home. However, the purpose of this posting is to recognize that Black Lives Matter. They truly do.

Fred Haynes