Housing could impact creek

I am very concerned with the North Saanich and CRD approvals of the proposed development at 9395 East Saanich Road

I am very concerned with the North Saanich and CRD approvals of the proposed development at 9395 East Saanich Road. It will directly impact the wild Coho salmon bearing  Reay Creek.

I have reason to believe that the lands are contaminated with industrial pollutants from past usage of the lands. With all the recent concerns with furnace oil tanks and the pollution they are causing this should be of a high priority. The land in question has more recently been used as a dump site for various soils and construction trash.

If the lands are disturbed through development prior to soil sampling and environmental assessment all the suspected contamination will go directly into Reay Creek.

The other major concern is the that a complete Storm Water Management plan for the high density housing development proposal, as well the entire watershed of Reay Creek, must be put in place prior to any approval for development.

Based on the last three years of observed flows, the storm water volumes entering the creek from the surrounding North Saanich lands, in particular the latest airport and upland development, has put Reay Creek at the tipping point of failure.

Perhaps we could all have a walkabout the creek and a gain better understanding of the sensitivity oh our environment.

Good planning creates great results.

Reg Kirkham

Sidney

 

 

Just Posted

Autism support dog helps Langford boy hold his head high

Family shares story for Autism Awareness Month

Give your immunity a boost for National Immunization Awareness Week

Immunize Canada calls on Canadians to stay up to date with their immunizations

Bear sightings historically rare in Langford: City staff

51 bear complaints or sightings in last year

Families hop over to Easter celebrations at Millstream Village

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza had lineups before 11 a.m.

Archaeologist monitoring building work on Tsawout First Nation amid burial ground concerns

Some in community claim construction has potentially disturbed historic graves, contractor disagrees

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Most Read