Consider poilicing costs

As we continue to hear the pros and cons of amalgamation, my concern is the cost of our Central Saanich Police Service

As we continue to hear the pros and cons of amalgamation, my concern is the cost of our Central Saanich Police Service.

Central and North Saanich are rural, low crime areas similar in size.

Police costs in Central Saanich are almost double of North Saanich. The RCMP are in our municipality as well, as they are responsible for the First Nations communities.

In the past, there have been occasions when Central Saanich police made an arrest assisted by the RCMP.

Prior to the last municipal election, this was discussed with a prospective councillor. His response was “we can’t touch that, it’s an old boys club.”

End of conversation.

Don Rasmussen

Central Saanich

 

Editor’s Note: North Saanich shares its policing costs with the Town of Sidney for RCMP service.

 

 

Just Posted

‘Crazy 8’s,’ Panthers win again

Game kicked off with an on-ice ceremony featuring 98-year-old WWII veteran Commander Peter Chance

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

City of Victoria passes new cannabis retail bylaw

The bylaw is an update to the city’s previous bylaw, which was instated in 2016

‘Spread love’: UVic Pride replaces white supremacy posters in Victoria

Around 50 people walked through downtown on Nov. 12 to share posters of love

Victoria libraries choose quirky books to keep everyone entertained

Comics, spoofs, and off-beat hobbies among popular selections

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Search and rescue piggybacks plucky injured senior out of Vancouver Island woods

Rescue crews don’t have same success with dog swept away by Comox Valley river

Canada Post no longer guarantees delivery times amid more rotating strikes

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers closed two major processing centres in Ontario and B.C.

B.C. city councillor resigns as AutismBC director amid SOGI controversy

AutismBC president Gary Robins says Laurie Guerra’s resignation is effective Nov. 12

McGill students vote overwhelmingly to change Redmen team nickname

Student union held a referendum after a campaign by Indigenous students

B.C. to invest $492 million in affordable homes

72 new projects are part of a 10-year, $1.9-billion strategy

Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles sliding and Cassidy Bowes flows

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

Pit bull cross, chihuahua owners must split costs for dogfight damage, judge rules

Eac side responsible for $577.43 towards injuries in Comox Valley incident

Most fatal overdose victims did not have recent police contact: Stats Canada

11 per cent of those who fatally overdosed in B.C. had four or more contacts with the police

Most Read