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Climate Change Report to the CRD Environment Committee

by Committee Chair Vic DermanRationaleIn January 2016, CRD Board Chair Barb Desjardins asked the Environment Committee to provide a report detailing how the region should respond to climate change. The Board Chair’s request is opportune. Recent evidence suggests that climate change is accelerating and poses an ever growing, potentially critical, threat to human society and all… Continue reading Climate Change Report to the CRD Environment Committee

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CBRA director is Environmental Award winner

CBRA director Bill Dancer has been declared Individual Citizen Saanich Environmental Award winner for 2016. The full Saanich announcement: 17th Annual Saanich Environmental Awards WinnersSaanich, BC - Councillor Dean Murdock, Chair of the Saanich Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Saanich Environmental Awards.Award Winners:• Individual Citizen 2016:… Continue reading CBRA director is Environmental Award winner

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Saanich’s Environmental Awards Nomination Call 2016

Award Categories:IndividualVolunteer OrganizationBusinessYouth Group And SchoolBiodiversity ConservationLong-term Environmental AchievementSustainabilityNomination Deadline: April 15thFor more information, contact: Saanich Environmental Services770 Vernon AvenueVictoria BC V8X 2W7T 250-475-5475carolyn.richman@saanich.caTo make a nomination now, go to http://www.saanich.ca/enviroawardsKnow someone else that would be interested in making a nomination? Share this emailNot yet signed up to receive the annual nomination reminder? Sign up

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Communities in Harvest workshops offered again

Saanich Municipality is pleased to partner once again with Lifecycles Project Society for our 2015 Communities in Harvest workshop series. This year 3 different workshops are offered: Growing a Garden to Feed Your Family: March 11 & April 8, 7–9 pm at Saanich Commonwealth PlacePreserving Your Harvest, Simply: May 21 - 7–9 pm at Royal Oak Middle SchoolCanning 101: June… Continue reading Communities in Harvest workshops offered again

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Saanich Council considers Right to Healthy Environment

Dean Murdock, Saanich Councillor, and Chair, Saanich Environment and Natural Areas Committee, writes:  Hello friends, We have a chance to stand up for environmental rights in Saanich! On Monday night, your Council will vote on a resolution for a right to healthy environment. Here’s your chance to let Mayor and council know you want to see the… Continue reading Saanich Council considers Right to Healthy Environment

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2014 Saanich Environmental Awards: Nominations Now Open

Notice from Saanich: Do you know a group, individual or business that has made an outstanding contribution to the natural environment in Saanich?  If so, please consider nominating them for a Saanich Environmental Award.  Awards are made in seven categories: Individual Business/Commercial Volunteer Organization Youth Group/School Biodiversity Conservation Sustainability Long-term Achievement. Awards will be presented to the… Continue reading 2014 Saanich Environmental Awards: Nominations Now Open

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2014 Saanich Environmental Awards: Nominations Now Open

Notice from Saanich: Do you know a group, individual or business that has made an outstanding contribution to the natural environment in Saanich?  If so, please consider nominating them for a Saanich Environmental Award.  Awards are made in seven categories: Individual Business/Commercial Volunteer Organization Youth Group/School Biodiversity Conservation Sustainability Long-term Achievement. Awards will be presented to the… Continue reading 2014 Saanich Environmental Awards: Nominations Now Open

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Elizabeth May: keynote speaker at BVCA meeting, Feb 19

Elizabeth May will be the keynote speaker at a public meeting hosted by the Blenkinsop Valley Community Association, at 7pm, Weds. Feb 19, in the gymnasium of the Cordova Bay Elementary School (5238 Cordova Bay Road).Elizabeth will be speaking about the importance of retaining green space and farmland within our urban areas. This is to be followed… Continue reading Elizabeth May: keynote speaker at BVCA meeting, Feb 19

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Saanich Open House on Noxious Weeds Bylaw Initiative, Nov. 6

From District of Saanich: We Need Your InputThe Noxious Weeds Bylaw was first adopted by Saanich Council in 1906, to protect agriculture. Now more than 100 years later the Noxious Weeds Bylaw receives very few complaints about agricultural weeds, but is instead used mainly to control tall grasses and lacks clarity regarding invasive species, which… Continue reading Saanich Open House on Noxious Weeds Bylaw Initiative, Nov. 6