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2016 Greater Victoria Census Populations: Municipalities  2016    2011   Pct change Saanich       114,148 109,752   4.0% Victoria       85,792  80,017   7.2% Langford       35,342  29,228  20.9% Oak Bay        18,094  18,015   0.4% Esquimalt      17,655  16,209   8.9% Colwood        16,859  16,093   4.8% Central Saan.  16,814  15,936   5...
We could make the intersection of McKenzie and Highway #17 a real vibran...:
Start of the rebuild of the Galloping Goose in prep for the Mckenzie Int...:
McLoughlin Point: Pig's ear becomes silk purse: By David Broadland, September 2016 Sewage "experts" make up new numbers to support old decision and hide real costs. (Sent as an open letter to CRD Directors) Dear CRD Directors: I write to you as a Victoria ratepayer, and as a journalist who has covered the sewage treatment issue since 2012. You...
Victoria's big secret: By David Broadland, September 2016 The city was once targeted by Sierra Legal Defence Fund for the level of "harmful" chemical contaminants in its wastewater. 12 years later, advanced source control has reduced those contaminants to a level lower than is allowed in Canada's drinking water. IN MID...
Victoria's sewage fiasco and the politics of contamination: By David Broadland, July 2016 Environment Minister Barry Penner ordered the CRD to shift to land-based sewage treatment in 2006. His claim that Victoria’s outfalls were contaminating the seabed has since been proven untrue. As well, Washington State legislators have provided evidence that Penner’...
Jane’s Walk 2016: We Make The City | We Make The Tour: My Jane’s Walk this year offers something completely different. Participants will collaborate to design and lead the tour. We’ll start with a short meeting at Centennial Square, where you are invited to suggest sites to visit. We’ll pour over a map … Continue reading →
Jane’s Walk 2015 – Rediscovering the Complex Legacy of Urban Renewal in Downtown Victoria: In the course of my research on urban renewal in Victoria during the 1950s and 1960s, I discovered an outline of a walking tour of downtown Victoria organized by G.J. Greenhalgh, the City of Victoria’s Director of Community Development. The … Continue reading →
The Tragically Hip rock Victoria on first leg of Fully and Completely tour: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip performing at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena on February 4th. Photo © Colin Smith, Victoria Buzz. If you’re a staunch Tragically Hip fan you’re likely to know the band’s beginnings were bar gigs in Kingston, Ontario, over 30 years ago. You’ll know the band re...
Pick Up Sticks: The conundrums of Victoria's cycling network. Spent a couple of hours earlier this week kicking around ideas at the city's Technical Advisory Committee for another iteration of the bicycle network plan. Some didn't quite get the concept of an advisory committee - council makes decisions an...
Gone troppo. The city will likely move forward on a two-way protected bike lane along Pandora St. following recommendations from staff now before council. A few quick thoughts, again, on the failures of logic embedded in the plan. Emphasis on the preferred option focuses on costs – it’s ...

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