Saanich should join the Call for Energy & Climate in Building Sector

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016
Saanich should join the Call for Energy & Climate in Building Sector

  The signing of the historic Paris Agreement in December 2015 is an opportunity for renewed momentum on climate action globally, nationally and right here at home. As the Province prepares its newClimate Leadership Plan – expected this Spring – local government and building sector stakeholders around the province are calling for Action on Energy and Climate in […]

Here’s our chance to stand up for the environment in Saanich!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015
Here’s our chance to stand up for the environment in Saanich!

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 resolution passed in Saanich (the wording is included below). What can […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

          Merry Christmas and best of the holiday season to you and your family. Looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with this great community to make Saanich even better in 2015. Dean

Murdock files nomination papers; says election is about ‘affordability’

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014
Murdock files nomination papers; says election is about ‘affordability’

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release – October 9, 2014 Murdock files nomination papers; says election is about ‘affordability’ Saanich – The municipal election race officially gets underway this week with candidate nominations. This afternoon Councillor Dean Murdock filed his papers for re-election to a third-term on Saanich Council and the CRD Board. Murdock says a priority […]

Saanich eyes green light for secondary suites

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014
Saanich eyes green light for secondary suites

Saanich urged to allow secondary suites north of McKenzie Bill Cleverley / Times Colonist September 10, 201 Secondary suites could soon be legal in Saanich north of McKenzie Avenue. After extensive public consultation, Saanich staff are recommending that secondary suites be legalized in much of the municipality north of McKenzie Avenue, as was done south […]

Saanich looks at legal suites North of McKenzie

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014
Saanich looks at legal suites North of McKenzie

Council likely to approve legalizing suites north of McKenzie Avenue By TRAVIS PATERSON September 12, 2014 Permits for secondary suites in houses north of McKenzie Avenue in Saanich will likely be legal by the end of the year, Council is expected to approve the staff recommendations in a survey-based report on Monday, as Saanich staff […]

Saanich triples ALR dedication at Panama Flats

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014
Saanich triples ALR dedication at Panama Flats

Saanich wants part of Panama Flats in agriculture reserve Jeff Bell, Times Colonist In a rare step, Saanich council is trying to put land into the Agricultural Land Reserve instead of the usual practice of trying to take it out. Just maintaining the existing amount of agriculturally designated land in B.C. is a common concern, […]

Boosting engagement and participation by making voting more accessible

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014
Boosting engagement and participation by making voting more accessible

Saanich gets creative to woo more voters in fall election July 16, 2014 The District of Saanich will be rolling out more options to increase voter turnout in November’s municipal election. Council voted this week to reinstate mobile voting stations, which had been replaced by mail-in ballots in 2011. Both options will now be available […]

Happy Holidays

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013
Happy Holidays

I thought I’d post a note of season’s greetings and why not share a few highlights from 2013 while I’m at it? Here’s a little bit about what I’ve been up to this year. Merry Christmas and best of the holiday season to you and your family! Walkable Saanich – As you know, sidewalks and mobility continue […]