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Vantreight Central Saanich farm listed to sell for $20.4 million
"The Vantreight Farm, famed as the country’s daffodil capital and a family venture since 1884, is for sale."
Read more - Times Colonist (March 21,2013)

Arbitrator ruling derails Peninsula Co-op plans
Decision backs CRD's rejection of Central Saanich bylaw changes
"Central Saanich cannot change its bylaws to allow a co-op supermarket outside the area designated for growth, an arbitrator has ruled."
Read more - Times Colonist (August 10, 2012)


Dear readers,
    RRoCSS is based on the work of volunteers. Like many of you we believe in the future of Central Saanich as part of a bigger community of different people united by the ideas of altruism and care for nature around us. Healthy living for all our children and grandchildren, based on clean water, air, land and food, is more important to us than quick gains benefiting a few people. It is not a “sexy” job, and the rewards are few when faced with the relentless appetite for growth of the so-called “proponents of progress”. Development without thought for the future is not progress.

    Our volunteers spend a lot of time researching, meeting, preparing statements and organizing events. Some of these activities require money: FOI documents from municipality, advertising, printing, legal advice and counsel. We have the selfless passion of people devoted to the community, but when principles and dollars collide, it is a reality that in our world dollars are favoured to win.

    RRoCSS is asking people who can give of their time or money to help now more than ever. We are in the middle of important events which will change the future of our community. Make it a change for a healthy future.
    Thank you.


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