News

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Central Saanich

• Council voted to make a proclamation that recognizes Oct. 20 of this year as Small Business Saturday in Central Saanich. The motion was made by Coun. Carl Jensen and was unanimously agreed upon by council.

“Small business is classified as anything under 50 employees and that’s a lot of our businesses here in the community,” said Jensen during the meeting. “By making this motion, I hope to recognize the contribution our small businesses make in the community.”

October is recognized nationally as Small Business Month in Canada.

• Woodwynn Farms is in the process of preparing a new application for temporary housing to bring to Central Saanich council. According to Coun. Adam Olsen, the farm already sent an application to the Agricultural Land Commission on a previous date, so the new application will only have to go to the municipality rather than both governing bodies.

• Vantreight Farms put forward a proposal during Monday night’s meeting to install a 50m tower with a 30m by 30m compound for the installation of various telecommunication companies’ equipment.

The farm has housed telecommunications antennas on some of their existing buildings for more than 20 years, but is seeking to formalize the way the process is done, by installing an appropriate tower.

Because of the land’s zoning and the size of the tower and compound, the proposal does not pose any issues with the municipality’s official community plan nor does it require Agricultural Land Commission approval, said Planning Director Hope Burns.

• Coun. Carl Jensen attended the Capital Regional District meeting and reported back on the recreation commission’s report that Panorama Recreation Centre experienced its busiest pool season ever this past summer.

Jensen noted that the closure of Commonwealth pool over the summer months for renovations had a significant impact on heightened attendance numbers at Panorama and other pools throughout the CRD.

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 ...

For House, 9th pipeline bill may be the charm
 
Victoria financial institutions bank on United Way
 
Victoria Royals unable to hold off Kelowna Rockets
ELECTION 2014: Alberni votes for change
 
Coulsons upgrade their firefighting fleet
 
Downtown Parksville merchants having some fun this holiday season
Valley people: Pema W. Rigzin
 
Rolls, Safe Youth Cowichan honoured
 
Tom Jackson making change

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

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

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.