Happy Earth Day 2011

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011

Earth Day is an opportunity for us to join together in appreciation of our natural environment. Let’s celebrate the steps we’ve taken to protect our climate and ecosystems, as we work together to stem the tide of further environmental devastation.

Proposed community recycling centre stalls

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011

Saanich tables recycling depot proposal after neighbours voice concerns Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Not in their backyards… yet The difference between a NIMBY and an impassioned group of residents hinges on the ability to justify your position. The Royal Oak neighbourhood fell into the latter category, after somewhat successfully lobbying council to reject rezoning […]

Let’s send Falcon a rail business case

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

BC Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon says he wants to talk to Mayors and communities about commuter rail on the E&N, light rail, or an overpass at McKenzie Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway. It’s easy to dismiss this as political opportunism or pandering. Falcon had five years as Transportation Minister to do something about the […]

Saanich Council unanimously support rail-based rapid transit

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010

SAANICH COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS RAIL-BASED RAPID TRANSIT Nov 1, 2010 – CFAX 1070 SAANICH COUNCIL VOICED IT’S SUPPORT FOR RAIL BASED RAPID TRANSIT ALONG THE DOUGLAS CORRIDOR , THIS AT A COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY NIGHT COUNCILLOR DEAN MURDOCK SAYS IT WAS A UNANIMOUS DECISION TO PUT SAANICH COUNCIL’S STAMP OF SUPPORT ON RAIL BASED TECHNOLOGY […]

Support for Rail-based Rapid Transit

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010

The BC Transit rapid transit plan offers huge opportunities for economic development, environmental sustainability, and social benefits for Saanich and the Capital Region. Saanich Council has a limited opportunity to convey its support for a rapid transit solution that will ensure that our community capitalizes on the full range of available economic, environmental, and social […]

Banning plastic bottles

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010

Saanich considers ban on plastic water bottles at rec centres By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Saanich recreation centres could soon be BYOB — bring your own bottle. Two of Saanich’s advisory committees are exploring the idea of banning the sale of plastic water bottles in all municipal buildings. “We’re looking at the ways in […]

Urban Deer

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010

SAANICH COUNCILLOR SAYS SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT DEER PROBLEM Sep 20, 2010 A SAANICH COUNCILLOR HAS ADDED HIS VOICE TO LOCAL POLITICIANS CONCERNED ABOUT THE CRD’S BURGEONING URBAN DEER POPULATION OAK BAY’S MAYOR HAS OPENED THE DOOR TO SUGGESTIONS ABOUT DEALING WITH THE DEER AND DEAN MURDOCK AGREES THAT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE […]

Calling for a ban on oil tankers in BC waters

Posted by on Sep 16, 2010

SAANICH OBJECTS TO COASTAL TANKER TRAFFIC Sep 15, 2010 SAANICH COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO LOBBY FOR A BAN ON ANY INCREASE IN TANKER TRAFFIC, OR OFF SHORE OIL DRILLING ON THE B-C COAST. CO-SPONSOR OF THE RESOLUTION WAS COUNCILLOR DEAN MURDOCK… “Saanich, like many jurisdictions in the Capital Region, has a coastline that we […]

Making sidewalks a higher priority

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010

For the second year in a row, Council increased the sidewalk construction budget by a half-million dollars. This provides a much needed boost to spending to accelerate pedestrian infrastructure projects all over Saanich. The increase in sidewalk spending represents a significant shift in priorities in favour of pedestrian mobility. Proper sidewalks let people of all […]

Maintaining Momentum: Saanich Climate Action Plan

Posted by on May 21, 2010

Saanich Council recently adopted the Climate Action Plan. The plan is a blueprint to cut our greenhouse gas emissions in the community by one-third over the next decade. We’ve also set an aggressive target of 50 per cent reduction for all municipal operations during the same time. This week, Council amended the Sustainable Saanich Official […]