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Apply to Serve an Advisory Committee, Board or Foundation

The District of Saanich is currently accepting applications from Saanich residents wishing to be involved in local government by sitting as a member of an Advisory Committee, Board or Foundation in 2021. Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2020. Openings include: Various Advisory Committees (examples: Active Transportation, Arts Culture and Heritage, Environment and Natural… Continue reading Apply to Serve an Advisory Committee, Board or Foundation

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BC Election: Party leaders respond to urban mayors

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes is a member of the BC Urban Mayors' Caucus that asked a number of questions to the leadership of provincial parties. Mayor Haynes hopes that this information will aid Saanich residents in being more informed as they prepare for election day on October 24, 2020.  Read their responses here: BC Urban… Continue reading BC Election: Party leaders respond to urban mayors

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Garden Suites Now Legal in Saanich

It is now legal to construct a garden suite with a permit in Saanich. Garden suites are detached, ground-oriented dwellings located in the rear yard of a property with a single family house as its principal use. Saanich expects this will increase the number and diversity of affordable rental housing units available in Saanich.  A few… Continue reading Garden Suites Now Legal in Saanich

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Upcoming one-day repair of Wedgewood Park tennis courts

From Mike Goldsworthy, of Parks Division, District of Saanich:In preparation for repairing the asphalt on the Wedgewood Park tennis courts later this year, we will need to close the courts for at least one day to drill some boreholes for geotechnical analysis.The holes will be filled and capped with asphalt once complete.We will post some signs at the… Continue reading Upcoming one-day repair of Wedgewood Park tennis courts

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Saanich seeks input on number of unrelated residents in house

From the District of Saanich: Notice of Public Hearing on a Zoning Bylaw NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING for the purpose of a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7, on SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020 at 10:00 A.M., to allow… Continue reading Saanich seeks input on number of unrelated residents in house

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Yard and garden waste drop-off schedule change

After weeks of nightmarish, km-long lineups outside the Garden Waste Centre, Saanich has finally realised that to minimize contact between its residents seeking to dump their garden waste, they should expand the Centre’s hours of opening, not reduce them. Accordingly (from Saanich District’s website):May 15, 2020We’re pleased to announce that we’re expanding our service hours… Continue reading Yard and garden waste drop-off schedule change

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Saanich cancels all public hearings until further notice

Tara Da Silva, Senior Committee Clerk, Legislative Services Division of the District of Saanich, writes: Hello AllAs of March 17, 2020, all Saanich Public Hearing meetings, including the meeting scheduled for March 28, 2020, have been cancelled until further notice due to cautionary measures regarding COVID-19. These measures are being taken to ensure your health and safety. Saanich will… Continue reading Saanich cancels all public hearings until further notice

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CBRA establishes Beach Committee

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has appointed a committee—the Cadboro Bay Beach Committee—to engage in community consultation on the issue of beach use in Cadboro Bay. Its members are:Liz MillerBarry AndruschakRobert des Trois MaisonsThe Committee’s email address is beach@cadborobay.net.The Committee will review current bylaws, beach signage and information provided by municipal government and the public.The subject… Continue reading CBRA establishes Beach Committee

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CBRA’s letter to Saanich re off-leash dogs proposal

Letter from Eric Dahli, Chair of the Cadboro Bay Residents Association, to the District of Saanich:February 28th, 2020Mayor Fred Haynes & CouncilRe:  Cadboro Bay The following motion was passed at the regular meeting of the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association on Wednesday February 24th:“Resolved that the CBRA in the interest of harmony ask Saanich to defer… Continue reading CBRA’s letter to Saanich re off-leash dogs proposal