Plans ahead for Island View Park

Central Saanich council was updated on what’s in store for Island View Beach Park on Jan. 14

Central Saanich council was updated on what’s in store for Island View Beach Park on Monday night.

During Monday’s committees meeting, council and staff heard a presentation from Jeff Ward, manager of planning, resource management and development for the Capital Regional District.

Ward updated council on where the CRD stands with its planning process for Island View Beach Park, noting that a draft management plan for the park will be going to the Regional Parks Committee this spring for review and comment.

Ward said some of the plans from the CRD for Island View Beach Park include maintaining the existing berm and examining the implications of extending the berm to the north, maintaining the existing drainage ditch system and monitoring its effectiveness in reducing the mosquito habitat and continuing the mosquito abatement program.

Ward said there are also plans to examine possible actions to protect and restore the coastal sand dune ecosystem in the area as well as to develop a trail through the coastal wetland ecosystem area.

Central Saanich resident and member of the Island View Ditch and Mosquito Committee Jason Austin addressed council, staff and Ward after the presentation with questions pertaining to the mosquito abatement program and how the CRD plans to control mosquitos on their park land.

Austin added that there was a significant decrease in mosquitos this past year after the district cleared ditches on Puckle Farm which is adjacent to the the park.  According to Austin, the level of mosquito control on Puckle Farm (contracted by the district to D.R. Reagan and Associates) was also down, but up in other areas that had not been drained.

Mayor Alastair Bryson requested staff seek additional information from D.R. Reagan and Associates on mosquito increase in other areas and the abatement on Puckle Farm.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Island Health to use Saanich recreation centre to support pandemic needs

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre will be used as a referral-only assessment clinic

Tents, sleeping bags donated to Our Place from local Victoria store

Robinson’s Outdoor Store received funds from PwC Canada to make the donation

Victoria police arrest man in stolen Jubilee Hospital worker’s car

Suspect found in car with drugs, stolen property and weapons

Victoria to reassess 2020 budget in light of COVID-19; more hotel rooms found for the homeless

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update on municipal measures on March 31

B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April

Province continue to have a recovery rate of about 50 per cent

BC SPCA launches matching campaign to help vulnerable animals after big donations

Two BC SPCA donors have offered up to $65,000 in matching donations

Anti-tax group calls for MPs, senators to donate scheduled pay raises to charity

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates the salary and allowance increases each calendar year

Liberals delay release of 75% wage subsidy details, costs: Morneau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Nanaimo dentists donate 4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves to health-care peers

Nanaimo District Dental Society collects items for front-line workers during COVID-19 pandemic

No laws in B.C. to force businesses to offer refunds, even during a pandemic

Black Press Media talks to Consumer Protection BC on how to navigate during COVID-19

COVID-19 essential workers can apply for B.C. pre-school child care

Parent referral opens, providers offered emergency funding

Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren’t: poll

But 64 per cent said they’ve personally witnessed people not respecting the measures

Most Read