Central Saanich’s Longview Farms clearing the horizon

One of the first to-do items for Longview Farms’ new owners is cleanup of the large piles of fill material on the property.

  • Mar. 17, 2015 4:00 p.m.

One of the first to-do items for Longview Farms’ new owners is cleanup of the large piles of fill material on the property.

Ryan Vantreight, general manager, explained to Central Saanich council on March 2 the plan is to crush only existing materials on the farm deposited by previous operations, including the fill material and rock deposits picked out of the soil over the years.

Vantreight said the goal is to convert the material into usable road base to fix the farm roads and facilities surrounding the farm, without having to bring any new material onto the property, or having to haul any away after crushing it.

He also stressed that at no point would any of the crushed material be sold off the farm.

In an effort to be “good neighbours” and to work with the community to avoid undue distress from the noise, Vantreight said the work would be limited to weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Longview Farms was acquired by Westerkirk Capital Corp. in September when the B.C. Supreme Court ordered 270 acres sold for $8.5 million under a bank foreclosure.

Westerkirk, a private investment firm based in Toronto, also owns Viking Air in North Saanich, and is headed by local resident Sherry Brydson.

For more information, visit longviewfarms.ca.

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