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Hope for heritage commission

North Saanich council has changed its mind and will advertise for more members of their heritage advisory commission to help make it a functioning group.

At their Jan. 28 committee meeting, the council voted not to re-advertise for heritage commission members, leaving it with only two people — not enough for a quorum. They did not vote to dissolve the group but had talked of eventually merging it with other committees.

On Feb. 4 at their regular meeting, council reconsidered, despite reservations.

“The district hasn’t had a functioning (heritage) commission for a while now,” said Councillor Ted Daly. “You can’t make something out of nothing if (volunteers) aren’t there.”

In a 4-3 vote on a Coun. Elsie McMurphy motion, council agreed to add the heritage commission to their plans to advertise for more parks committee members, in an attempt to find interested people.

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