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Comment: North Saanich needs to be a complete community – Times Colonist

October 13, 2021

A commentary by a former chair of the North Saanich Planning Commission.

A populist NIMBY element has derailed the North Saanich Official Community Plan review in order to stop development for self-serving reasons.

We as a community need to support the greater good, and the greater good calls for more housing options everywhere in Greater Victoria, including North Saanich.

North Saanich needs some additional housing, in part for our First Nations neighbours who face a terrible housing shortage, in part for workers who staff businesses here and in part for those of us who would like our children to be able to live in our community.

Complete communities have affordable housing for children and appropriate accommodation for older residents as they phase out of their homes.

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