The Douglas Corridor – A Huge Opportunity
On Wednesday, June 6, Saanich News reported on a joint Saanich and Victoria funding application for Douglas Corridor planning. While the report was accurate so far as it went, it didn’t, in my opinion, explore the tremendous opportunity inherent in this initiative.
The Douglas Corridor, which is ripe for re-
To their credit, Saanich and Victoria staff embraced the concept of a joint planning exercise. A staff report recommending a joint planning exercise and a funding application was recently passed by Saanich and Victoria Councils. This is a first step, but a big step, forward.
As municipality and region, we have an obligation to help solve the climate change crisis. Most certainly, we won’t solve it by ourselves but our contribution along with the individual contributions of thousands of other global communities can make a difference. In the corridor, we have the opportunity to build an energy efficient nearly waste free community that could be a model for the world.
At the local level, we have the opportunity to show how re-
Quality of life and place for our municipalities and region could also benefit greatly
from appropriate re-
So, in the end, we have no choice but to carry out visionary, long term planning for places like the Douglas Corridor. The opportunities presented and the cost of failure to act are simply far too great.
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