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Saanich councillor ‘chose pragmatism over politics’ in opposing EDPA replacement

Coun. Rebecca Mersereau acknowledged her opposition shocked many of her supporters

Construction of southbound bus lane running through Saanich to start this week

Total value of the project is $16 million

Greater Victoria records drop in building permit values

Values are up for British Columbia and Canada thanks to Vancouver

Bears have killed 17 people in B.C. since 1986

Number of bear complaints and bears killed rose sharply during same period

Average housing prices would have to drop by $413,000 for Victoria to become affordable

Alternatively, salaries need to increase to $134,000 per year, more than double current levels

Many millennials locked out of housing market

About 14% of millennials own homes, compared to 45.7 % of baby boomers

Trump tweet boosts Victoria business

U.S. president brags about speaking with the Prince of Whales rather than Prince of Wales

Saanich councillor warns of ‘torturous experience’ as they consider replacing EDPA

Council postpones proposed Environmental Development Permit Area replacement until July 8

Saanich woman uses Internet to fight climate of fear and powerlessness

Leslie Miller-Brooks hopes co2reductionplan.org will spur others into voluntary action

Saanich councillor says new bike skills park promises to improve recreational opportunities

Coun. Ned Taylor also said that Saanich may to have spend more than original budget of $167,000

Collision between mini-van and motorcycle in Saanich sends three to hospital

The 28-year-old motorcyclist suffered “serious but non-life threatening injuries”

Saanich resident takes the helm of Amalgamation Yes

Anderson replaces former Victoria city councillor Shellie Gudgeon

Saanich officially adopts bylaw banning single-use plastic bags

Bylaw coming into effect Jan. 1, 2020 includes a transition period of six months

Unique sporting event in Saanich delivers lessons in spirit and sportsmanship

Operation Trackshoes hosts 400 athletes with developmental disabilities

Greater Victoria records increase in unemployment as labour force grows

Three Census Metropolitian Areas (CMAs) from Quebec record the lowest unemployment rates

Crews rescue man after his canoe capsized in Active Pass

Two vehicles participated in rescue

Saanich council set to finalize ban of single use plastic bags

Bylaw banning single use plastic bags one of four bylaws awaiting final approval Monday

Vancouver Island residents say municipalities are not moving fast enough on affordable housing

Survey shows British Columbians feel prices remain high because there are not enough housing options

Saanich councillor calls Garry oak undergrowth clearing ‘heart-breaking’

Coun. Nathalie Chambers made the comment as council moves forward to replace EDPA

Collisions involving bicycles rose 25 per cent in Saanich in 2018

Authorities recorded 85 collisions involving bicycles, according to Saanich’s annual report