Amanda Moreira and Leighla Foster show off a rhino skull and a sea otter skull as part of their project on identifying carnivores and herbivores by their skeletal remains. The Frank Hobbs elementary Grade 5 students take clues from an animal’s eyes

Amanda Moreira and Leighla Foster show off a rhino skull and a sea otter skull as part of their project on identifying carnivores and herbivores by their skeletal remains. The Frank Hobbs elementary Grade 5 students take clues from an animal’s eyes

Saanich News Briefs: Colquitz walk and talk, Cordova Bay community association AGM, Tsunami preparation week

Saanich holds Colquitz restoration and design session Wednesday night for Wilkinson Road

Saanich holds Colquitz restoration and design session

Saanich is hosting a walk and talk at 6:30 p.m. today along the Colquitz River.

Learn about work occurring along the Colquitz River between Wilkinson Road and Mann Avenue as part of the Wilkinson Road bridge replacement project with a focus on multi-purpose trail design, invasive species control, natural areas restoration, educational opportunities and stream enhancement activities.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the corner of Linsday Street and Casa Linda Drive.

Cordova Bay community association to hold AGM

The Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs, a community resident association, is holding its annual general meeting next Wednesday (April 20), 7 p.m. at the Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association Centre.

Saanich South MLA Lana Popham is the guest speaker with an update on changes to provincial health care services in light of the Supreme Court ruling on physician assisted dying.

Tsunami preparation week in Saanich

The District of Saanich is encouraging residents to develop a personal emergency preparedness plan during Emergency Management B.C.’s Tsunami Preparedness Week.

“Whether it is a tsunami, earthquake or other emergency event, having a plan in place and a few supplies on hand improves your chances of staying safe, healthy and comfortable,” said Frank Macdonald, Saanich deputy fire chief.

A tsunami along B.C.’s coast is a rare but real threat. The last major tsunami to hit B.C. shores was on March 27, 1964 when Port Alberni was inundated with water following the 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake.

Saanich’s Emergency Program is running a 90-minute presentation on Wednesday (April 20), 7 p.m. at Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way.

To register, call 250-475-7100 (reg. number #745404).


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