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Cadboro Bay Residents Association Archived Notices

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This section will containing an archived copy of the notices presented on the Home Page under "Latest Updates from CBRA". Generally all items will be dated and new ones will be added at the TOP of the page.  

To receive email updates about current CBRA issues, send an email to membership@cadborobay.bc.ca to have your email address added to the distribution list if you are a member or join up and provide your email address.


May 22, 2013:Annual CBRA Membership Dues

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has annual dues of $15 per household for the calendar year of 2013. Check the new website's Membership Page for details on how to pay. Of course donations are also welcome anytime. If you don't know if you are paid up-to-date, contact the Membership Director (see Contact page). We thank you for your continuing support.


May 22, 2013: CBRA New Website

CBRA has launched a new website at www.cadborobay.net . The existing website www.cadborobay.bc.ca will remain in place until everyone has made the transition. See more details at New Website Details.


May 22, 2013: New CBRA Board of Directors Elected at AGM on Wed May 15, 2013

The new Board of Directors includes returning members Jonathan Stoppi, Terry Morrison, Mona Goode, Lyn Wray, Barbara Raponi and Dave Lynn. We welcome new members David Godfrey and Eric Ochs. And we thank retiring members David Ferguson, Andrea Piccinin and Rod Thoms for their past service. The executive positions will be decided by the Board at their first meeting.


Apr 17, 2013: CBRA Emergency Preparedness Committee

Annual General Meeting Sat May 11, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cadboro Bay United Church Hall, 2625 Arbutus Rd.
See more details at EPC AGM.


Apr 3, 2013: CBRA Annual General Meeting Wed May 15, 2013

Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Guest Speaker Calvin Sandborn, Legal Director, UVic Environmental Law Centre
Topic "Maintaining Natural British Columbia for our Children"
7:30 pm Annual General Meeting
1. President's Report
2. Treasurer's Report
3. Committee Reports
4. Election of New Officers


Apr 3, 2013: CBRA Spring Newsletter is in the Mail

You should have received your April edition of the CBRA newsletter in the mail by now or read it online at Apr CBRA Newsletter.


Mar 6, 2013: Rezoning Haro Woods

There is currently a rezoning application for Haro Woods. Plans are to rezone two adjacent parcels at 2391 & 2435 Arbutus Rd from Residential to Natural Park Zone and to create a site-specific zone to allow installation of underground tanks for temporary storage of wastewater during storm events.


Feb 15, 2013: Haro Woods Rezoning Open House

Find out about plans to rezone Haro Woods parcels at upcoming Open Houses. Details at Haro Woods Open House.


Feb 7, 2013: UVic Announces its new Engagement Framework

The University of Victoria's new consultation framework for engaging with the public on future capital projects and campus land use planning initiatives is now available online at Framework.


Jan 19, 2013: Annual CBRA Membership Dues

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has annual dues of $15 per household for the calendar year of 2013. Check the Membership Page for details on how to pay. Of course donations are also welcome anytime. If you don't know if you are paid up-to-date, contact the Membership Director (see Contact page). We thank you for your continuing support.


Jan 11, 2013: Robin Lane Restoration

Help restore the Queenswood Forest. Join local residents in their restoration efforts. Come and have fun planting native shrubs along the Robin Lane boulevard. Click on Robin Lane to find out how you can participate.


Dec 5, 2012: Gyro Park Concept Plan Published

Following two years of discussions between Saanich and the Cadboro Bay community, Saanich Parks commissioned LADR & Associates to draft a long-term conceptual plan for Gyro Park. More details at Gyro Park Concept Plan Published.


Dec 5, 2012: CBRA Fall 2012 Newsletter is now out

If you haven't received it in your mailbox, click on Newsletter page or go direct to Latest Newsletter.


Nov 29, 2012: Volunteers Needed for Caroling in Cadboro Bay Village Event

CBRA is seeking volunteers from the community to come along and help serve hot dogs and hot chocolate and sell food tickets and raffle tickets. It would require a commitment of time from 6:00 to 8:30. If you are able to lend a hand for this fun and festive event, please contact Terry Morrison (see Contact page). Date is Sunday December 9, 2012. Even if you can't volunteer, plan to join the merchants of Cadboro Bay Village and the Cadboro Bay Residents Association and sing along with Louise Rose, the Open Door Choir and the Canadian School of Performing Arts Players. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, roasted chestnuts and hot dogs for sale. Also shopping specials, merchant gift hampers, decorated shops, the Village Light-up and the annual Pepper's holiday turkey draw. All proceeds to the Open Door and CSPA Players.


Nov 25, 2012: Announcing New Website

CBRA is launching a new website at www.cadborobay.net . The existing website www.cadborobay.bc.ca will run in parallel until everyone has made the transition. See more details at New Website Details.


Nov 25, 2012: Gyro Park Master Plan Update

For an update on this project, see more details at Gyro Park Master Plan Update.


Nov 25, 2012: McKenzie Corridor Update

Saanich Engineering will soon be upgrading Sinclair Rd/McKenzie Ave from Cadboro Bay Village to Tuscany Village. Their latest information indicates groundbreaking sometime in early spring with completion by summer 2013. You should know that as a result of resident input through April's Open House and the CBRA survey, still linked to this web site, there have been minor modifications to the plans. Saanich will be hosting yet another Open House for the Sinclair section, in the near future. You still have an opportunity to provide your input! Take this 10 question quiz to learn more and give your opinion. It would be helpful to look at the Overview of the plan before filling out the survey. Click on McKenzie Survey to fill in the survey.


Nov 7, 2012: Sea of Lights on Fri Dec 7, 2012

This sail past of decorated boats happens on Fri Dec 7, 2012 from about 7:00 - 8:00 pm. See more details at Sea of Lights.


Nov. 7, 2012: Caroling in Cadboro Bay Village on Sun Dec 9, 2012

Date is Sunday December 9, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, As well as the opportunity to sing Christmas carols, there will be hot chocolate, coffee and hot dogs for sale. Buy tickets for raffle prizes and gift baskets donated by Village Merchants. And much more! If you can volunteer to help with this event, contact Terry Morrison (see Contact page) soon.


Sep 16, 2012: CARSA/UVic Parkade Update Meeting Mon Sep 17, 2012

From Grant Hughes, Director Community Relations, University of Victoria: We have received notice that Saanich will be considering UVic's CARSA Development Variance Permit Application at the Committee of the Whole on Monday, September 17th at 7:30 pm with an opportunity to be heard or present written submissions. Details at Saanich notice. Further information on this project can be found at CARSA.


Sep 16, 2012: Emergency Preparedness: Great BC ShakeOut

Here's an emergency preparedness bulletin from Robert Johns, Emergency Coordinator, Victoria Emergency Management Agency, City of Victoria. Click Great BC ShakeOut for details of the event to be held on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:18 am.


Sep 3, 2012: Saanich Fire Dept Open House Sat Sep 15

Saanich Fire Dept welcomes you to their Open House. Join your local firefighters for a day of fun and activities. For more details, click on Open House.


Jul 25, 2012: Cadboro Bay Festival is Coming Up

This will be held at Cadboro Gyro Park on Sun Aug 12, 2012. Once again CBRA will be participating. Fun for the whole family. Check Saanich Sunfest for more details.


Jul 5, 2012: Cadboro Bay Festival is Coming Up

This will be held at Cadboro Gyro Park on Sun Aug 12, 2012. Once again CBRA will be participating. Fun for the whole family. More details closer to the event.


Jul 5, 2012: McKenzie Corridor Traffic Survey

Changes are coming to Sinclair Rd/McKenzie Ave. Community views are important. Take this 10 question quiz to learn more and give your opinion. It would be helpful to look at the Overview of the plan before filling out the survey. Click on McKenzie Survey to fill in the survey.


Jul 5, 2012: New CBRA Board of Directors Chooses Officers

A new board of directors was elected at the AGM held Mon May 14. As per the revised constitution, the new board chose their officers at their first meeting held Jun 13. Jonathan Stoppi will act as Chair, Terry Morrison will be Vice-Chair, Mona Goode will be Secretary and Lyn Wray will be Treasurer. For complete contact information for all directors and for updated committee contacts, see the Contacts page.


May 15, 2012: CBRA Elects new Board of Directors

A new board of directors was elected at the AGM held Mon May 14. Past members Mona Goode, David Ferguson, Dave Lynn, Terry Morrison and Andrea Piccinin were re-elected. Joining them are newcomers Jonathan Stoppi, Rod Thoms and Lyn Wray. They will elect a chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer and will appoint a membership director at their first monthly meeting to be held Jun 13. Barbara Raponi also remains on the board as past-chair. Thanks to all those board members who have served over the past year.


May 11, 2012: CBRA Email Sent to CBRA Members on May 11, 2012

For details of an email send to CBRA members by President Barbara Raponi about upcoming CBRA events and an update on the CARSA/UVic Parkade issue, click on CBRA News. Events planned include details on the upcoming AGM, Emergency Preparedness AGM and the Queenswood Tea. If you did not receive the email and wish to receive future updates related to Cadboro Bay issues, send an email to Membership Director Dave Lynn to have your email address added to the distribution list if you are a member or join up and provide your email address.


May 2, 2012: CBRA Constitution Changes Update

The new CBRA Constitution & Bylaws have been registered and now appear on the About page of the website. The DRAFT copy of the minutes of the Special General Meeting held Feb 15, 2012 are posted here and will be approved at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.


May 2, 2012: Queenswood Committee Update

Next Queenswood Committee Meeting will be held on Tues May 22 at 7:00 pm at St George's Church. Minutes from the Feb 8 Queenswood Committee Meeting can be seen at Queenswood Feb 8 Minutes.


May 1, 2012: Special Membership Days at Peppers

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has annual dues of $15 per household for the calendar year of 2012. Special Membership Days at Peppers are coming up. Pay your dues and talk to CBRA Directors from 10 am to 2 pm Sat May 5 and Sat May 12 just outside Peppers in the Village. Otherwise, check the Membership page for details on how to pay. If you don't know if you are paid up-to-date, contact the Membership Director (see Contacts page).


Apr 27, 2012: CBRA Annual General Meeting Mon May 14, 2012

Cadboro Bay United Church Hall, 2625 Arbutus Rd
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Guest Speaker Fred Haynes, President of SCAN (Saanich Community Association Network)
Topic "Engaging the Community for the Development of Community Plans"
7:30 pm Annual General Meeting
1. President's Report
2. Treasurer's Report
3. Committee Reports
4. Election of New Officers


Apr 27, 2012: New Round of Open Houses Regarding UVic Parkade/CARSA Project

Follow link to UVic's details on Latest Parkade/CARSA Open Houses.


Apr 27, 2012: Latest CBRA Newsletter is Available

Watch for the latest CBRA Newsletter in your mailbox soon. It is also available on the Newsletter page or you can use Latest Newsletter to get to it directly.


Apr 27, 2012: CBRA Emergency Preparedness Committee
Annual General Meeting Sat May 26, 2012

10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Cadboro Bay United Church Hall, 2625 Arbutus Rd. See more details at EPC AGM.


Apr 12, 2012: CBRA Email Sent to CBRA Members on Apr 12, 2012

For details of an email send to CBRA members by President Barbara Raponi about upcoming CBRA events, click on CBRA News. Events planned include details on the upcoming AGM, Beach Cleanup, McKenzie/Sinclair Upgrade Meetings, a Walk in Mystic Vale and more CARSA Open House Meetings. If you did not receive the email and wish to receive future updates related to Cadboro Bay issues, send an email to Membership Director Dave Lynn to have your email address added to the distribution list.


Feb 24, 2012: CBRA Email Sent to CBRA Members on Feb 24, 2012

For details of an email send to CBRA members by President Barbara Raponi about several CBRA issues, click on CBRA News. Topics covered were details from the Special General Meeting held Feb 15 relating to passage of changes to the Constitution and Bylaws, updates on Gyro Park and an update on the CARSA/Parkade issue plus information about possible Sinclair Hill road work. If you did not receive the email and wish to receive future updates related to Cadboro Bay issues, send an email to Membership Director Dave Lynn to have your email address added to the distribution list.


Feb 23, 2012: UVic Plans Open House Meetings Regarding CARSA/Parkade Project

UVic has issued a Press Release to announce meetings to be held in the community as recommended by HB Lanarc in their report. See Press Release for details.


Feb 16, 2012: Special Meeting Wed Feb 15, 2012 Regarding Proposed Changes to CBRA Constitution & Bylaws

The proposed changes to the constitution & bylaws were passed at the meeting on Wed Feb 15, 2012. Once the changes are filed and accepted by the BC Societies Registrar, we will replace the current copy referenced on the About page of the website. In the meantime, we will leave the link up to the copy of the proposed changes that were passed at the meeting.


Feb 15, 2012: Special Meeting TONIGHT Wed Feb 15

See details below. Here is a copy of the revised document with recent input from members. [Refers to Jan 22, 2012 announcement]


Jan 28, 2012: Annual CBRA Membership Dues

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has annual dues of $15 per household for the calendar year of 2012. Check the Membership page for details on how to pay. If you don't know if you are paid up-to-date, contact the Membership Director (see Contacts page).


Jan 28, 2012: CBRA Directors Needed

President Barbara Raponi reminds you that we currently have openings for directors on the board, so we ask you to consider serving your community. The commitment would only be for a few months as the AGM will be held in the spring - take the board for a test drive! If you might wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact any board member (see Contacts page) to discuss this.


Jan 28, 2012: CBRA Response to HB Lanarc Report on CARSA/UVic Parkade Consultation Process

See details of recently released HB Lanarc Report plus CBRA response at CARSA/UVic Parkade Consulation Process.


Jan 22, 2012: Special Meeting Wed Feb 15, 2012 Regarding Proposed Changes to CBRA Constitution & Bylaws

The long awaited changes are finally ready. The meeting to approve these changes will be held Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:45 - 9:00 at St George's Anglican Church (off Maynard). Click Meeting for a copy of the email that was sent out regarding this meeting and the proposed changes.


Jan 16, 2012: Cougar Sighting in the Neighbourhood

More cougar sightings on Phyllis and Benson added to the one at Queen Alexandra a week back. Also reports on Arbutus and in the Mount Baker View area. Please take all cautionary measures to keep your children and pets close at hand and use caution yourself when out walking in the area. Remember that cougars are cats and are attracted to quick moving objects such as joggers and bicyclists! Saanich police are on alert for possible problems.


Jan 13, 2012: UVic Information Updates

To read the January 2012 edition of UVic's Community Relations Newsletter, click Newsletter. To read the minutes from the Dec 12, 2011 UVic Community Associations Liaison Committee Meeting, click UVic Community Liaison Meeting.


Jan 11, 2012: Update from your New President

New CBRA President Barbara Raponi wishes you Happy New Year and gives you a CBRA update.


Jan 10, 2012: Queenswood Committee Update

Next Queenswood Committee Meeting will be held on Wed Feb 8 at 7:00 pm at St George's Church (Bayside Room). Minutes from the Nov 9 Queenswood Committee Meeting can be seen at Queenswood Nov Minutes.


Jan 10, 2012: HB Lanarc Interviews CBRA Regarding CARSA/UVic Parkade on Dec 13, 2011

As part of the consulation process with stakeholders, HB Lanarc interviewed CBRA executive. See minutes from this initial meeting at HB Lanarc Interview.


Jan 7, 2011: Cougar Sighting in the Neighbourhood

There was a cougar sighted on the Queen Alexandra field at 4:00 am on Friday. There have also been reports on Arbutus and in the Mount Baker View area. Please take all cautionary measures to keep your children and pets close at hand and use caution yourself when out walking in the area. Remember that cougars are cats and are attracted to quick moving objects such as joggers and bicyclists! Saanich police are on alert for possible problems.


Dec 29, 2011: UVic Begins a New Consultation Process for UVic Parkade - CARSA

UVic has engaged HB Lanarc to handle the ongoing CARSA consultation with stakeholders. Click on the UVic Parkade - CARSA box for more details.


Dec 5 2011: CBRA Committees

All of the CBRA Committees are now listed on the 'To Volunteer' page to give you ideas of where you might be able to help your community. Click Volunteers to find out more.


Dec 1 2011: Cadboro Bay Caroling in the Village on Sun Dec 11, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Cadboro Bay Village Business Improvement Association together with the Cadboro Bay Residents Association invite you to join the fun for our annual Caroling in the Village. For more details, click Caroling. To volunteer to help with this event, contact CBRA President Elizabeth Borek at 250.477.8852 or catalyst007@shaw.ca.


Nov 27 2011: Next CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Wed Dec 7, 2011

The next meeting of the CBRA Queenswood Committee is on Wed Dec 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Bay View room of St George's Anglican Church, 3909 St. George's Lane (off Maynard). Residents are cordially invited to attend and participate.


Nov 27, 2011: Queenswood Committee Meeting Minutes Jun 8 & Sep 12 2011

Minutes from two Queenswood Committee meetings have been uploaded. Go to Queenswood Jun 8 2011 Minutes or Queenswood Oct 12 2011 Minutes.


Nov 27, 2011: Queenswood Rezoning Update

A copy of the Queenswood update prepared for the Nov 16 meeting has been added to the Queenswood information. To read it, click on Queenswood Update.


Nov 17, 2011: CBRA Fall 2011 Newsletter

You should have receive the latest CBRA Newsletter in your mailbox by now. If you wish to read it on-line, go to the Newsletter page and click on it. Thanks to all contributors and a special thanks to Deborah Dickson for her work in getting our Cadboro Bay Village sponsors to help offset the cost of producing the all-colour newsletter.


Nov 11, 2011: CBRA UVic Draft Mandate & Terms of Reference

As a follow-up to Saanich council's requirement that UVic undertake a community consultation process for CARSA, CBRA submitted a Draft Mandate & Terms of Reference for the process to the university. See Mandate.


Nov 11, 2011: Saanich Burglar Caught

Saanich Police believe that they have caught the burglar responsible for a number of robberies in the Cadboro Bay area. He was known to take advantage of ladders left on the property to enter through second storey windows. See further details in the Saanich News. Residents who were robbed are asked to contact Saanich Police as a number of items were recovered and they wish to return them to their owners.


Nov 11, 2011: CBRA All Candidates Meeting

There will be an All Candidates Meeting sponsored by CBRA on Wed Nov 16 at 6:00 pm at Cadboro Bay United Church. See more details at All Candidates Meeting.


Nov 9, 2011: CBRA Fall 2011 Newsletter

The latest CBRA Newsletter should be in your mailbox in the next couple of days. If you wish to read it on-line, go to the Newsletter page and click on it. Thanks to all contributors and a special thanks to Deborah Dickson for her work in getting our Cadboro Bay Village sponsors to help offset the cost of producing the all-colour newsletter.


Nov 9, 2011: Next CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Wed Nov 9, 2011

The next meeting of the CBRA Queenswood Committee is on Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Bay View room of St George's Anglican Church, 3909 St. George's Lane (off Maynard). Residents are cordially invited to attend and participate.


Nov 9, 2011: Minutes from CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting of Wed Sep 7, 2011

Read the minutes from the CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting of Wed Sep 7, 2011 at Queenswood Meeting Minutes Sep 7, 2011.


Nov 4, 2011: Saanich All Candidate Meetings

Leading up to the Saanich Municipal election on Sat Nov 19, there are a number of All Candidate Meetings planned. Details on all the planned meetings are here.


Nov 4, 2011: Saanich Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Plan to attend one of the upcoming Saanich Emergency Preparedness free workshops. Next one is Mon Nov 28 at Gordon Head Recreation Centre. See this link for more details.


Oct 26, 2011: Saanich Burglar Caught

Saanich Police believe that they have caught the burglar responsible for a number of robberies in the Cadboro Bay area. He was known to take advantage of ladders left on the property to enter through second storey windows. See further details in the Saanich News.


Oct 12, 2011: Saanich Civic League Municipal Election Meeting this Sat Oct 15

In an effort to increase voter turnout, Saanich Civic League is inviting residents to participate with an expert panel. See more details.


Oct 12, 2011: UVic CARSA Proposal - Update Oct 10, 2011

Saanich Council met on Oct 4/5 to review this proposal. See more details.


Oct 7, 2011: CRD Monthly Climate Action Newsletter

Here's another issue of the CRD Climate Action Program's monthly newsletter. Click on Oct 2011. This e-newsletter aims to keep residents informed about all the upcoming learning opportunities, carbon reduction strategies and chances to get involved in creating future friendly communities throughout the Capital Region. Email Nikki Elliott to be added to the distribution list at nelliott@crd.bc.ca.


Sep 29, 2011: UVic Centre for Athletics, Recreation & Special Abilities (CARSA) with Attached 7-Storey Concrete 505-Car Parkade - Make Your Voice Heard on Tues Oct 4 at 7:30 pm

See more details.


Sep 29, 2011: Haro Woods - Residents Voices Have Been Heard

Saanich and the CRD have announced a land exchange agreement. See more details.


Sep 29, 2011: CBRA Director and Volunteers Needed

CBRA could use your help. See more details.


Sep 29, 2011: Saanich Police Warn that Break-ins Continue

See more details.


Sep 29, 2011: CBRA Response to UVic Proposed CARSA Parkade

See Response to CARSA Proposal sent Sep 8, 2011.


Sep 26, 2011: CBRA All Candidates Meeting

There will be an All Candidates Meeting sponsored by CBRA on Wed Nov 16 at 6:00 pm at Cadboro Bay United Church. This will be an opportunity to meet the candidates for the Saanich municipal election and hear their views on issues related to Cadboro Bay.


Sep 19, 2011: Saanich Police Warn that Break-ins Continue

There has been a marked increase in burglaries reported in the community. Please protect your home and property by locking doors, closing all windows and setting the alarm before you leave. Consider placing valuables in your safety deposit box. In addition, residents report tools have been stolen from work sites and workmen should be notified to lock their tools up when not in use. If you are going away, ask neighbors to watch your home. Report all suspicious activity to Saanich police.


Sep 19, 2011: CRD Monthly Climate Action Newsletter

Each month the CRD Climate Action Program publishes the ClimateNews Community Edition. This e-newsletter aims to keep residents informed about all the upcoming learning opportunities, carbon reduction strategies and chances to get involved in creating future friendly communities throughout the Capital Region. Email Nikki Elliott to be added to the distribution list at nelliott@crd.bc.ca. The September 2011 e-newsletter can be found here: ClimateNews Community Edition (Sept. 2011).


Sep 19, 2011: Special Reports Page

Check Special Reports page for results of Trails Survey, Traffic Survey and Visions & Planning Walk & Talk summaries.


Sep 19, 2011: Previous Sewer and Haro Woods Details

Check Archived Notices page for past details on the Sewer and Haro Woods issues.


Sep 19, 2011: CBRA Volunteers Wanted

Check Volunteer page for ways that you can become involved in your Residents Association.


Sep 14, 2011: CBRA Response to UVic Proposed CARSA Parkade

CBRA President Elizabeth Borek sent a letter to UVic President Turpin with the CBRA's response to the proposed CARSA 7-storey parkade. See UVic Letter and CBRA Response.


Sep 10, 2011: Break-ins Continue

Although the UVic Parkade meeting is over, the issue of break-ins in the area continues. See CBRA President's Break-ins and Parkade Message. Please report any suspicious activities to the Saanich police.


Aug 29, 2011: Next CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Wed Sep 7, 2011

The next meeting of the CBRA Queenswood Committee will take place on Wed Sep 7 at 7:00 pm at St George's Anglican Church (Lower Hall). Residents are cordially invited to attend and participate. We have just received a copy of the letter to UVic from the Saanich Planning Department listing the deficiencies in the rezoning application for the Queenswood property. See Queenswood Rezoning Application Deficiencies for the complete details.


Aug 29, 2011: Announcing UVic Open House on Sep 8, 2011 Regarding Proposed 7 Storey Parkade

CBRA President Elizabeth Borek has sent a message about the UVic Open House on Sep 8, 2011 to CBRA members. The Open House will address concerns that residents have with the 7 storey car parkade. See UVic Parkade Open House.


Aug 17, 2011: Further Message from CBRA President Regarding UVic's Proposed Parkade and News of Break-ins

CBRA President Elizabeth Borek has sent a follow-up to the UVic Parkade issue plus a warning regarding break-ins in the Cadboro Bay area. See Parkade and Break-ins Message.


Aug 6, 2011: Message from CBRA President Regarding UVic's Proposed Parkade

CBRA President Elizabeth Borek has sent UVic Parkade Message to all CBRA members who have given us their email addresses.


Jul 16, 2011: New ecoENERGY Grants Available

Grants are available to help you make your home more energy efficient. See details.


Jul 16, 2011: CBRA Part of the Cadboro Bay Festival

Join CBRA on Sunday August 7 at Cadboro Gyro Park for the Cadboro Bay Festival, part of Saanich SunFest. Details at Cadboro Bay Festival.


Jul 11, 2011: Saanich Carbon Champions Story Contest

Mark Boysen, Saanich Sustainability Coordinator, wants you to know about this contest.


Jul 11, 2011: Issue of Traffic Speed on Tudor Ave

Saanich News on Fri Jul 8, 2011 had an article on the problem of excessive speed on Tudor Ave. See the article written by David Ferguson, a Tudor Avenue Block Watch member, at this link.


Jun 24, 2011: 2010 CBRA Traffic Questionnaire

The final results of the 2010 CBRA Traffic Questionnaire are posted on the Special Reports page.


Jun 24, 2011: Sustainable Saanich Newsletter June 2011

Here is the Saanich Climate Action Newsletter produced by Sustainable Saanich. See Saanich Climate Action Newsletter June 2011. [Link has expired.] If you would like to start receiving your own copy of this newsletter, go to Climate Action Newsletter to sign up.


Jun 24, 2011: Final Summaries from 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Walk & Talk Series

Current schedule of walks is complete and summaries of all the walks are now posted. Walk leader Norm Mogensen is looking for someone to continue the series. Contact Committee Chairperson Elizabeth Borek if you might be interested. See summaries on the Special Reports page.


Jun 4, 2011: Next CBRA Queenswood Meeting on Wed Jun 8

The next meeting of the CBRA Queenswood Committee will take place on Wed Jun 8 at 7 pm at St George's Anglican Church Lower Hall. Residents are cordially invited to attend and participate.


Jun 2,2011: CBRA Email About Response to Saanich Regarding UVic's Planned Rezoning of Queenswood

CBRA sent an email to members with details about CBRA's response to Saanich regarding the UVic application to rezone Queenswood. See CBRA Queenswood Email for the details.


Jun 2, 2011: CBRA Press Release on Response to Saanich Regarding UVic's Planned Rezoning of Queenswood

CBRA has issued a Press Release to the local media announcing that the CBRA has provided a detailed response to Saanich regarding the University of Victoria application to rezone Queenswood. See CBRA Queenswood Press Release for the details.


May 31, 2011: CBRA Letter to UVic President Dr Turpin regarding the Rezoning of Queenswood

CBRA has sent a letter to UVic's President Dr Turpin, inviting him to discuss the Queenswood rezoning application. See CBRA Queenswood Letter to Turpin.


May 31, 2011: CBRA Response to Saanich regarding the Rezoning of Queenswood

Here is the complete response sent to the Saanich Planning Department regarding the application by the University of Victoria to rezone its Queenswood property. See CBRA Queenswood Report to Saanich.


May 31, 2011: CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Minutes from May 16, 2011

Here are the Cadboro Bay Residents Association Queenswood Committee minutes from their May 16 meeting. See Queenswood Meeting Minutes May 16, 2011.


May 31, 2011: CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Minutes from May 4, 2011

Here are the Cadboro Bay Residents Association Queenswood Committee minutes from their May 4 meeting. See Queenswood Meeting Minutes May 4, 2011.


May 31, 2011: Gyro Park Construction

Saanich will be replacing a large diameter storm drain in Gyro Park starting in early July. See Gyro Park Construction for more details, including a map.


May 27, 2011: Sustainable Saanich Newsletter May 2011

Here is the Saanich Climate Action Newsletter produced by Sustainable Saanich. See Saanich Climate Action Newsletter May 2011. [Link has expired.] If you would like to start receiving your own copy of this newsletter, go to Climate Action Newsletter to sign up.


May 23, 2011: UVic Community Newsletter May 2011

Here is the UVic Community Newsletter. See UVic Community Newsletter May 2011.


May 23, 2011: Understanding Wastewater Management in Victoria
Do we have the RIGHT plan?
7-9 pm Thursday May 26, 2011
SJ Willis High School Auditorium, 923 Topaz Ave, Victoria

Here are the details on a Wastewater Management Meeting that you may find interesting. Please note: This meeting is not sponsored or organized by CBRA. See Understanding Wastewater Management.


May 12, 2011: Final Summaries from 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Walk & Talk Series

Current schedule of walks is complete and summaries of all the walks are now posted. Walk leader Norm Mogensen is looking for someone to continue the series. Contact Committee Chairperson Elizabeth Borek if you might be interested. See summaries here.


May 12, 2011: CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Minutes from Apr 27, 2011

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association Queenswood Committee is holding regular meetings. See Queenswood Meeting Minutes Apr 27, 2011 for minutes from this meeting.


May 12, 2011: Election Results from CBRA AGM Wed May 11

Cadboro Bay Residents Association Annual General Meeting was held on Wed May 11 at St George's Church. A new slate of Directors was elected. Elizabeth Borek is your new President. Barbara Raponi is Vice-President, Terry Cormier is Secretary and Bob Furber remains your Treasurer. Rick Page now fills the position of Past President. Directors at Large are Rob Bennett, Deborah Dickson, Mona Goode, Dave Lynn, Terry Morrison, Andrea Piccinin and Irene Stewart. Thanks to those retiring Directors Colette Baty, Bill Dancer, Jennifer Kay, Norm Mogensen, Dennis Moore, Eric Ochs and Anke Venema.


May 6, 2011: 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Walk & Talk Series

Current schedule of walks is complete and summaries are posted. Walk leader Norm Mogensen is looking for someone to continue the series. Contact Elizabeth Borek if you might be interested. See summaries here.


May 6, 2011: CBRA AGM Wed May 11

Cadboro Bay Residents Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wed May 11 at St George's Church. For more details, click AGM Agenda. As well as electing directors for the Board, we'll be updating the community on the Queenswood Rezoning. If you want to get involved in the issues of your neighbourhood, nominate yourself or someone else to join the CBRA Board by contacting the Nominations Chair, Eric Dahli, at (250) 477-7381 or Eric Dahli.


May 6, 2011: CBRA Queenswood Rezoning - UVic Letter to Saanich Apr 19,2011

CBRA formed a committee in April to review UVic's March application for rezoning of the Queenswood property and to report back to Saanich. The application lacked responses to the concerns raised by the Board and our residents and President Rick Page continued to push for more community consultation. The University finally agreed and sent a letter to Saanich last week requesting more time for consultation. We should hear shortly from Saanich Planning whether the referral to CBRA is also postponed but it appears that UVic won't be proceeding until very late this year or next. See UVic Letter to Saanich.


May 6, 2011: Queenswood Committee Meeting Minutes from Apr 19, 2011

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has formed a Queenswood Committee to deal with issues surrounding UVic's pending application to rezone the Queenswood property. See Queenswood Meeting Minutes Apr 19, 2011 for minutes from inaugural meeting.


May 2, 2011: CBRA AGM Wed May 11

Cadboro Bay Residents Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wed May 11 at St George's Church. For more details, click AGM Agenda.


Apr 28, 2011: 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Offers Walk & Talk Series. Next walk is this Sunday May 1!

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. Click on Walk & Talk Dates (up to May 1 date) for more details. Click on Walk & Talk Summaries (up to Apr 10 walk) for a summary of each of the walks plus details from the Jan 20 meeting.


Apr 28, 2011: CBRA Spring Newsletter now on the Website

Cadboro Bay Residents Association Spring Newsletter is now available. Click on Newsletter page. Note that in the first article, there is an error on the date of the AGM. It is Wednesday April 11.


Apr 28, 2011: Next CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Wed May 4

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has formed a Queenswood Committee to deal with issues surrounding UVic's pending application to rezone the Queenswood property. The CBRA Queenswood Committee is soliciting your assistance with this matter and welcome you to attend an upcoming Queenswood Committee meeting on Wed May 4. See Queenswood Meeting Wed May 4 for more details.


Apr 27, 2011: CBRA Queenswood Committee Meeting Wed April 27

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association has formed a Queenswood Committee to deal with issues surrounding UVic's pending application to rezone the Queenswood property. The CBRA Queenswood Committee is soliciting your assistance with this matter and welcome you to attend an upcoming Queenswood Committee meeting on Wed Apr 27. See Queenswood Meeting Wed Apr 27 for more details.


Apr 13, 2011: Sewer Update

On behalf of Cadboro Bay Residents Association, Bill Dancer made a presentation to the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee. Click Sewer Presentation for details. To check out the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee minutes, follow the link to CALWMC Minutes. Also watch the CRD Waste Water Page for more information.


Apr 13, 2011: CBRA AGM to be held Wed May 11

Cadboro Bay Residents Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wed May 11 at St George's Church. More details to follow.


Apr 13, 2011: 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Offers Walk & Talk Series. Next walk is Sunday May 1!

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. Click on Walk & Talk Dates (up to May 1 date) for more details. Click on Walk & Talk Summaries (up to Mar 27 walk) for a summary of each of the walks plus details from the related Jan 20 meeting.


Apr 6, 2011: 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Offers Walk & Talk Series. Next walk is Sunday April 10!

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. Click on Walk & Talk Dates (up to May 1 date) for more details. Click on Walk & Talk Summaries (up to Mar 27 walk) for a summary of each of the walks plus details from the Jan 20 meeting.


Apr 2, 2011: 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Offers Walk & Talk Series. Next walk is Sunday April 10! NEW WALK SUMMARIES!

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. Click on Walk & Talk Dates for more details. Click on Walk & Talk Summaries for a summary of each of the walks (up to Mar 27 walk) plus details from the Jan 20 meeting.


Mar 28, 2011: 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Offers Walk & Talk Series. Next walk is Sunday April 10! NEW WALK SUMMARIES!

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. Click on Walk & Talk Dates for more details. Click on Walk & Talk Summaries for a summary of each of the walks plus details from the Jan 20 meeting.


Mar 25, 2011: 21st Century Vision & Planning Committee Offers Walk & Talk Series. Next walk is this Sunday March 27! NEW WALK SUMMARIES!

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. Click on Walk & Talk Dates for more details. Click on Walk & Talk Summaries for a summary of each of the walks plus details from the Jan 20 meeting.


Mar 17, 2011: Queenswood Rezoning Brochure and Town Hall Meeting Mar 22, 2011

You should be receiving a flyer in the mail from the University of Victoria this week providing an update on their plans for the former Sisters of St. Ann Queenswood property. If you do not receive one, you can view it on the website at Queenswood Rezoning.

There will be a Town Hall meeting organized by Barbara Raponi and concerned citizens regarding the proposed rezoning of UVic's Queenswood property on Tuesday, March 22, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Cadboro Bay United Church. Saanich Councilor Vic Derman, a representative from the Saanich Planning department, President Rick Page from the Cadboro Bay Residents Association and Barbara Raponi will be speaking. For more information email Barbara Raponi at braponi@shaw.ca


Mar 13, 2011: CBRA Emergency Preparedness Annual General Meeting to be held Tues Apr 12, 2011

All Cadboro Bay residents are welcome to attend the CBRA Emergency Preparedness Meeting on Tuesday, April 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd. There will be a presentation on "Christchurch NZ: Lessons for Saanich." See 2011 AGM (link removed) for more details.


Mar 4, 2011: 21st Century Vision and Planning Committee Offers WALK AND LEARN Series. Next event is Sun Mar 13. See new description and location.

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. The purpose is to explore aspects of our community that will have an important impact on how our community develops in the future. Learn about our community and improve your physical fitness at the same time! Click on Walk and Learn for more details.


Feb 24, 2011: 21st Century Vision and Planning Committee Offers WALK AND LEARN Series. Next events are Sun Feb 27 and Sun Mar 13. Location changed again!

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. The purpose is to explore aspects of our community that will have an important impact on how our community develops in the future. Learn about our community and improve your physical fitness at the same time! New dates added for the new year! Also note location changed again - we meet at Gyro Park near the washrooms. Click on Walk and Learn for more details.


Feb 23, 2011: CBRA Letter to UVic Regarding Queenswood Rezoning

CBRA has written a letter to UVic President Turpin expressing the residents' concerns regarding the possible rezoning for the Queenswood property. To read the details, click Queenswood letter. For further information about the Queenswood property rezoning, go to UVic Queenswood.


Feb 10, 2011: GYRO PARK Open House Wed Mar 2, 2011

Saanich Parks will be holding an Open House to receive feedback on the Cadboro-Gyro Park Masterplan. To see details, click Gyro Park Open House. Further details about the project are on the Saanich website at Cadboro-Gyro Park.


Jan 28, 2011: Second Open House on Feb 8, 2011 Regarding Queenswood Property Rezoning

For details on an upcoming Public Open House on Tues Feb 8, 2011 regarding the rezoning of the Queenswood Property, click Queenswood Second Open House.


Jan 12, 2011: 21st Century Vision and Planning Committee Meeting on Climate Change & Food Security Thu Jan 20, 2011

Click on Food Security to see the details regarding this meeting. This information was sent via email to all CBRA residents who have given us their email address. If you would like to receive such emails in future, contact CBRA Membership Director Dave Lynn to have your name added to the email distribution list. This list is only used for important CBRA business.


Jan 12, 2011: 21st Century Vision and Planning Committee Offers WALK AND LEARN Series
New Dates Added! Next events are Sun Jan 23 and Sun Feb 6

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. The purpose is to explore aspects of our community that will have an important impact on how our community develops in the future. Learn about our community and improve your physical fitness at the same time! New dates added for the new year Follow Walk and Learn for more details


Nov 30, 2010: Fire Bug at Work in Ten Mile Point

For details of an email send to CBRA members by President Rick Page about this serious issue, click on Fire Bug. If you did not receive an email and wish to receive future updates related to Cadboro Bay issues, send an email to Membership Director Dave Lynn to have your email address added to the distribution list. See Dec 9 update to this information.


Nov 25, 2010: Cadboro Bay Caroling in the Village on Sun Dec 5, 2010

The Cadboro Bay Village Business Improvement Association together with the Cadboro Bay Residents Association invite you to join the fun for our annual Caroling in the Village. For more details, click this link.


Nov 15, 2010: Latest CBRA Newsletter is available

You should have received the latest CBRA Newsletter in your mailbox by now. It is also available on the Newsletter page or you can use Latest Newsletter to get to it directly.


Nov 15, 2010: Public Open House on Nov 30, 2010 Regarding Queenswood Property

For details on an upcoming Public Open House on Nov 30, 2010 regarding the rezoning of the Queenswood Property, click this link. If you wish to give feedback on this issue, go to the consultant's web page at www.queenswoodrezoning.ca and press 'Contact' in the upper right corner.


Nov 9, 2010: Two New Directors for the CBRA Board

CBRA President Rick Page welcomes two new directors who have joined the board as of the Nov 8 meeting. They are Colette Baty and Jennifer Kay. Contact information for them is on the Contacts Page.


Oct 31, 2010: CBRA Director Vacancies

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association will be selecting 2 new Directors to fill vacancies on the Board at our next meeting on Monday November 8 at 7:00 pm at Goward House. If you would like to become a Director, please come prepared to give a brief 2 minute summary of your interests and qualifications. After hearing from all candidates, our Board will vote and the successful candidates will be notified that evening. If you have further questions, feel free to contact President Rick Page by phone (250-477-4308) or email (rick-page@shaw.ca).


Oct 31, 2010: 21st Century Vision and Planning Committee Offers Walk and Learn Series

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association is hosting a series of Sunday afternoon guided walks in our community. The purpose is to explore aspects of our community that will have an important impact on how our community develops in the future. Learn about our community and improve your physical fitness at the same time! Follow Walk and Learn for more details.


Aug 20, 2010: Saanich Municipal Clearance Pruning in Cadboro Bay & Gordon Head

The municipality has been in contact with CBRA to inform them of upcoming plans to do clearance pruning on Cadboro Bay & Gordon Head streets. This current clearance pruning is necessary to accommodate vehicles such as the new fire truck which will be coming to our Fire Hall #3 shortly. Check out this link for details of the plans. Most residents affected by the pruning should have received a letter regarding the pruning along with a schedule for their area. If you have questions, the Saanich contact information is on the link or you may wish to contact a member of the CBRA executive if you have concerns about this matter.


Jul 30, 2010: Cadboro Bay Festival Sat Aug 7, 2010 Cadboro-Gyro Park

Join CBRA for an afternoon of fun and enjoyment for the whole family in Cadboro-Gyro Park featuring a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy-castles and swing ride, pirate school, information displays, arts and craft activities, music and food. All fun activities are free for the entire family. Come and enjoy a truly fun filled family day in beautiful Gyro Park. Times are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. See poster for more details.


Jun 23, 2010: CRD Sewer Information Details

To check out the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee minutes, follow the link to CALWMC Minutes. Also watch the CRD Waste Water Page for more information.


Jun 23, 2010: CBRA Presentation to CALWMC

Check this link for the details of a presentation that Bill Dancer made to the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee.


Jun 9, 2010: No Sewage Plant for Our Haro Woods

In an announcement from Capital Regional District, plans for a sewage plant that was proposed for Saanich East/North Oak Bay (SENOB) have been scrapped. See media release.

The site chosen by the CRD was the one-and-only Haro Woods, last remaining public wild woodland in Saanich East. Many people in our community have worked tirelessly over the past four years against this project.

The CBRA position has been that it made no sense to have such a large disturbance planned for this important greenspace. So step one has been completed, but the next steps need to be taken to have a community discussion about the future for Haro Woods. Look for opportunities to become involved with the debate for the Woods.


Jun 3, 2010: The Future of Cadboro Bay

There are two important meetings coming up in our community this month (June) that begin to address the future direction of Cadboro Bay. The Gyro Park Master Plan meeting is hosted by Saanich on June 17, and the Community Future Focus meeting is hosted by CBRA on June 23. These are important for our future; please participate if you can.

Cadboro Bay - Gyro Park Masterplan Meeting Jun 17

CBRA Cadboro Bay of the Future Meeting Jun 23


May 14, 2010: New CBRA Directors Elected at CBRA AGM May 13, 2010

Congratulations to new President Harry Drage, Vice President Rick Page, Treasurer Bob Furber, Secretary Elizabeth Borek and new Directors Bill Dancer, Dave Lynn, Norm Mogensen, Dennis Moore, Eric Ochs, John Sawka and Anke Venema. Irene Stewart is now Past President. See the Contact page for contact information for your new Board of Directors. Thanks to outgoing Past President Eric Dahli and Directors Jackie Horton, Peter Meekison, and David Thatcher.


May 14, 2010: CBRA Proposed Changes to the Constitution & Bylaws

Due to the heavy agenda at the AGM on May 13, it was decided to postpone voting on the proposed changes to the Constitution & Bylaws until a subsequent Special Meeting.


Apr 3, 2010: CBRA Letter to BC Minister of Environment Apr 2, 2010

Check this link for details of a recent CBRA letter sent to BC Minister of Environment Barry Penner. CBRA President Irene Stewart says that the intent of the letter is to alert the Minister to several concerns of some Cadboro Bay residents and to submit a request on their behalf for a provincial review of the CRD's current Core Area Liquid Waste Management project. These residents have expressed concerns and wish to ensure set provincial criteria for the sewage treatment project are being met.


Mar 25, 2010: Report from Bill Dancer on the CALWMC Meeting of Mar 24, 2010

Bill's report on the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee Meeting is available at this link.


Feb 14, 2010: CRD Regional Sustainablity Plan

The Capital Regional District is in the process of updating the Regional Sustainability Plan. This plan will determine what our region will look like in 30 years, specifically how development and transportation planning are approached. The consultation process has just begun, and will continue for a number of months. You can have your views heard on the CRD website using the MetroQuest software tool that lets you try out various growth strategies and pick the one that you support. It's a very helpful & revealing tool. Plan about 30 minutes to use it. You can find the MetroQuest tool at this link


Jan 24, 2010: CBRA Traffic Questionnaire

CBRA would like to learn your opinion about traffic issues in your neighbourhood. We ask you to fill in the questionnaire included in the latest newsletter (reproduced for your convenience at this link). Please return it before Feb 4th (deadline is flexible but get them in soon). If you wish to make additional comments on your concerns with traffic issues in Cadboro Bay, use the "additional comments" section at the bottom of the newsletter or send an email to traffic@cadborobay.bc.ca


Jan 2010: Community Meeting on Haro Woods and Sewage Treatment on Feb 4, 2010

For more details, follow this link or read the details in the Jan 2010 newsletter.


Jan 19, 2010: Response to CBRA Letter to UVic re Siting of Sewer Treatment Plant on Jan 18, 2010

Letter is now available at this link.


Jan 8, 2010: CBRA Letter to UVic President Turpin re Siting of Sewer Treatment Plant on Jan 7, 2010

Letter is now available at this link.


Nov 3, 2009: CBRA Letter to Saanich Council Regarding Secondary Sewage Treatment Facility Siting on Nov 2, 2009

Letter is now available at this link.


Oct 8, 2009: CBRA Presentation to CALWMC (CRD Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee) on Oct 7, 2009

Presentation given by Bill Dancer is now available at this link.


Aug 8, 2009: Saanich East - North Oak Bay Community Associations Meeting at UVic on Aug 7, 2009

Two presentations are available from this meeting. Check this link for Assessment of Potential Treatment Sites and this link for Treatment Plant Siting Considerations.


Jul 2009: CRD Wastewater Update Report for Saanich East - North Oak Bay

A Wastewater Update Report is now available relating to plans for Saanich East-North Oak Bay. Check it out at this link.


Jun 10, 2009: Important Sewage Treatment Issues - Town Hall Meeting Monday Jun 22, 2009

The CBRA has successfully lobbied for a Town Hall format meeting which allows for an open forum including questions and answers from the audience and CRD staff. This will be preceded by a short CRD visually-aided briefing in which the latest information would be brought forward on all aspects of any action that may take place in Saanich East North Oak Bay. Follow this link for more details on what will be discussed at this important meeting.


May 12, 2009: CBRA Sewage Treatment Subcommittee Report to AGM 2009 May 11, 2009

For details of this report, follow this link.


Apr 16, 2009: Wastewater Treatment Community Dialogues Apr 16, 2009

The CRD is holding public consultation sessions called ''community dialogues'' for this area and is inviting our residents to have input into wastewater treatment facility decisions. More details at this link.


Mar 10, 2009: CBRA Sewage Subcommittee Report on Recent CRD Sewage Treatment Meetings
submitted by Bill Dancer

For details of this report, follow this link.


Mar 10, 2009: CBRA Letter to CRD Outlining Concerns with Sewage Treatment Decision Process

For details of this letter, follow this link.


December 2007: Cadboro Bay Trails Survey Detailed Results
from the December 2007 Newsletter

Click here to view the results. Thanks to Committee Chairperson Harry Drage for all his hard work on this.


December 2007: Current Issues / Hot Topics
from the December 2007 Newsletter
by Past President Eric Dahli

The goal for our village as stated in our local area plan is: 'Create an accessible, safe, and pedestrian friendly village centre that provides day-to-day services for the community and is sensitive to the adjacent residential neighbourhood'

The past few months, and the next year, are going to be busy with the following potential projects :

  1. The "big house" 2470 Sinclair Rd (at the top of the hill) has been moved closer to the road to allow new home construction on the rear portion of the lot. No zoning changes are required.
  2. The 3 properties "behind" Peppers and the Pub parking lot have been purchased and the company made a presentation at our regular board meeting on November 14. The company will now seek input from the neighbours as they make their way through the approval process.
  3. A local developer has brought plans forward to build eight townhouses at 3881 Cadboro Bay Road. Two meetings have been held and many of the neighbours have expressed their concerns/opinions. The Residents Association has asked the developer to address the concerns of the neighbours.
  4. A Public Planning Workshop was held on Saturday October 28 from 9 to 12 as part of the owners pre-rezoning application process for 3820/3824 Cadboro Bay Road (the Barber Shop). At least 30 interested neighbours attended and participated in round table discussions. The owners now have a better understanding of the wishes of those attending.
  5. We have been advised that the Queen Alexander Foundation's 10 acre share of Haro Woods is going to be the topic of public consultation to determine the future of this parcel of land. Our Association and the Gordon Head Residents Association wants to preserve the entire Haro Woods property for park and natural green space for all to enjoy.
  6. Earlier this year, our Executive met with Mayor Leonard. One of the topics we discussed was the problems with police and fire department communication in the "dead zones" in our area (cell phone users experience similar problems). We are looking at ways to solve both of these issues.

..........STAY TUNED - Eric Dahli


Nov 25, 2007: CBRA Sewer Subcommittee Report to CRD Update
by David Langley, Sewage Treatment Subcommittee

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association Sewer Subcommittee, headed by David Langley, gave a presentation to the CRD Wasterwater Technical Committee in November. To read the details, check this link.


May 23, 2007: The 3 Properties Behind Peppers and the Pub Parking Lot
Update by Past President Eric Dahli

The developer, Casa Projects is proposing a 3 story residential/commercial development with a total of 10 dwelling units, three townhouses and a single commercial space facing Penrhyn Street. The properties are 2589 and 2591 Penrhyn and 2588 Sinclair. Saanich Planning has proposed that a site specific zone be created to include the 2 properties zoned commercial (2588 Sinclair and 2589 Penrhyn) and 2591 Penrhyn which is currently zoned RS 10.

This development is consistent with our local area plan in that it is composed of mixed housing and commercial space in the village centre in accordance with Section 10 of the Local Area Plan. Variances are also not required for any additional parking spaces. For additional information, please contact Mr. Harold Stanley, the municipal planner for our area, at Saanich 475-1775 or call Past President Eric Dahli at 477-7381.

Note: Eric's summary above is the most updated version of what is being proposed after the dust settled over the three versus four storey issue that surfaced. The email from the developer Rick Scott of Casa Projects Inc to Eric Dahli on May 6, 2007 is included here for background information.


May 15, 2007: Sewage Treatment Plans for the Core Area
Update

Dwayne Kalynchuk of the CRD Environmental Services gave a powerpoint presentation to the CBRA AGM on Monday May 14, 2007. This is a link to that presentation [Jan 2010 - this link no longer active].

Also check out the related newly released Core Area Wastewater Management Plan [Jan 2010 - this link updated] to see what the CRD has been preparing in response to the Province insisting that the Greater Victoria area have a sewage system to replace the current outfalls.


May 12, 2007: Cadboro Bay Emergency Preparedness Committee
Attends Emergency Preparedness Exercise

The Cadboro Bay Emergency Preparedness Committee attended a special Emergency Preparedness Exercise on May 12, 2007. Follow this link for details and photos.