Climate adaptation collaboration

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012

Sandy spurs Saanich, Victoria to talk sea change Bill Cleverley , The Victoria Times Colonist November 25, 2012 Arguing recent events like hurricane Sandy can’t be ignored, Victoria, Saanich and the Capital Regional District will team up to assess, map and start to prepare to manage effects of rising sea levels brought on by climate […]

Supporting local growers avoids global food spikes

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012

Price of food goes up with the temperature U.S. drought caused by extreme heat a sign of things to come, expert says By Jeff Bell, Times Colonist August 19, 2012 The high price of corn, driven up by a searing drought in the United States, could be an indicator of more problems to come, says […]

Saanich Voice Online looks at green roofs

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Up On The Roof P.C. King, Citizen Journalist In earlier times the area known as Central Saanich was considered the breadbasket for what is now the Capital Regional District (CRD). Today, the breadbasket for our region could extend to the rooftops, according to Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock. By developing rooftop gardens, communities could begin utilizing […]

Greening Saanich rooftops

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Saanich to consider encouraging green roofs for future developments CFAX 1070 February 12, 2012 Roofs in Saanich could get a little greener, this after council supported a recommendation on considering the encouragement of including rooftop gardens on multi-family or commercial developments in the district. Councillor Dean Murdock says the recommendation was brought forward by the […]

Future green space could be up on the roof

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Saanich rooftops could provide local food security Kyle Slavin, Saanich News Saanich councillor Dean Murdock is pushing to make rooftop gardens much more commonplace in the municipality. Murdock, who chairs the Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee, was expected on Monday to ask for support on a recommendation to have green roofs become part of the development […]

Let’s avoid another tragic spill! Check your oil tank!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011

Have you got a household oil tank? Better check it for leaks! Don’t know how? Check out these helpful tips: http://www.saanich.ca/living/environment/pdf/otank.pdf Did you know that heating with oil produces more greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas or electricty? It can also be quite expensive! Convert to a heat pump, natural gas, or hydro electricity and […]

Saanich News: Climate Change

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

We asked the Saanich mayor and council candidates to provide their thoughts and strategies on climate change. Dean Murdock, council candidate: Our temperate climate and abundant natural beauty make Saanich a great place to live. The global climate is under threat and we must take local actions to combat climate change to preserve the remarkable […]

An independent evaluation will prove LRT benefits

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

We know that other cities have seen incredible economic growth as a result of rail systems in their major corridors. We know that LRT can reduce emissions significantly and can do a lot to encourage new ridership — as much as double ridership — bringing more convenience and lower car-dependence to thousands of individuals and […]

Regional leaders supporting LRT

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

Politicans join call for light rail transit in Greater Victoria By Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist Standing on a busy downtown sidewalk with transit buses rumbling by, politicians from three levels of government said the time has come for light rail transit in Greater Victoria. Light rail transit “is the most cost effective form of transportation […]