North Saanich Jubilee committee to create new park

District of North Saanich council briefs from Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

• Mayor Alice Finall presented Staff Sergeant Dennis O’Goreman of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP a small gift of appreciation following O’Goreman’s announcement that he will be leaving the area for a new job with the RCMP in Victoria.


• Council allocated $10,000 to the District’s Jubilee Committee to put toward a new park near the airport — a legacy project and part of the 50th anniversary of the municipality to be held in the early summer.


• North Saanich will consider, during its budget deliberations, whether it wishes to participate or be a sponsor of the 39th annual Elders Gathering, hosted by the Tsawout First Nation July 7 to 9, 2015.


• Council ratified four appointments to the Peninsula and Area Agricultural Commission: Samantha Charlton, Kim Lonsdale, Phil Christie and Jack Mar.


• Council’s next meeting — Committee of the Whole — is scheduled for Jan. 26. A tri-municipal meeting between North and Central Saanich and the Town of Sidney is slated for Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the North Saanich municipal hall.


• Correction: In a brief out of council in the News Review’s Jan. 23 edition, we incorrectly called a proposed Downey Road beach access point a boat launch. The proposal calls for only a beach access. We apologize for the error.