COUNCIL NEWS: Sidney’s new website redesign comes under budget

The Town of Sidney will officially launch its new website soon.

• Sidney council offered their well wishes and thanks to Staff Sergeant Dennis O’Goreman of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP. O’Goreman is transferring out of Sidney after six years to become an Advisory NCO at Island District RCMP in Victoria. He will be replaced officially on Feb. 16 by S/Sgt. Anna Marie Mallard (not Millard, as reported Jan. 28).


• The Town of Sidney will officially launch its new website soon. Council gave the go-ahead for the launch, well after the new site’s soft opening in December. The site,, is a complete redesign, with additional search features. Staff reported the project, when completed, was significantly under budget.


• Council voted to ask the Capital Regional District (CRD) to co-ordinate detailed wave impact mapping of the region and that each municipality pay a share of the analysis. The move stems from recent CRD presentations on proposed changes to the province’s Flood Hazard Area Land Use Management and Guidelines.


• The municipality and strata residents at Turnbull Close have formalized a water main service agreement. The agreement lays out the liabilities involved in taking on maintenance of the service. Acting Mayor Peter Wainwright pointed out this is a formalizing of the status quo — Sidney has performed maintenance on an informal basis in the past.


• The route of the Bazan Bay 5K running race was accepted by council. Team West Coast Running and Triathlon Club will host the annual event, whose route runs along Lochside Drive from Tulista Park in Sidney to Cy Hampson Park in North Saanich, and back. The race takes place Sunday, March 8.


• Next meeting: Committee of the whole — Monday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m. Regular council — Tuesday Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

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