News

North Saanich ready to recover grow-op costs

North Saanich is ready to recover costs when responding to properties used to grow pot.

Costs incurred by police, fire and building inspection services will now be recovered from the owners of properties involved in

growing or manufacturing controlled substances like marijuana or amphetamines, thanks to a bylaw recently adopted by the District of North Saanich.

”If police, fire or building inspections services are required to respond to properties with these activities, the bylaw will enable the costs to be passed onto the property owner rather than the general tax payer,” said Alice Finall, mayor of North Saanich. “As a collateral benefit, the bylaw may be an incentive for landlords to ensure that their rental properties are not being used for growing or manufacturing controlled substances.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Charges laid in fatal hit-and-run
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Family frustrated with lack of progress in murder investigation
 
Family of hit-and-run victim makes emotional public appeal w/video
Rent controls here to stay, province says
 
This and That - December 17
 
Fly like an eagle!

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.