News

Wednesday public hearing discusses big box stores in Central Saanich

The public will have its say Wednesday on a bylaw to allow larger retail stores in the Keating business area of Central Saanich.

The official community plan currently limits stores in the traditional industrial area of the district to fewer than 53,800 square feet.

With competition mounting from First Nations on the District of Central Saanich for commercial development, council passed a motion to delete a reference in the Official Community Plan that restricts large footprint or big box stores.

The bylaw to remove that reference goes to public hearing March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the fire training centre at municipal hall, 1903 Mount Newton X Rd.

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 ...

Tseshaht First Nation plans closure of resource road to Nahmint
 
Alberni First rolls out slate of candidates for municipal election
 
Is CUPE running your city hall?
Building community starts with a bowl of soup, says Victoria maven
 
Camosun College seeks to become scholarly, community leader in First Nations research
 
HOMEFINDER: Creating a livable neighbourhood
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock arrives in Sooke
 
Local foodies head to Terra Madre
 
Down but not out

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Oct 1 edition online now. Browse the archives.