UPDATE: Telephone service has been restored to all Saanich facilities, including the rec centre. The phone lines were restored Sunday after a what is being called “an unexpected technical event” resulted in the phone lines going down Friday afternoon.
The District of Saanich reports an unexpected technical event has led to the phone lines to several District of Saanich facilities going down. Phone lines to the Saanich Municipal Hall, all recreation centres, the golf Course and the public works yard are currently unavailable.
All fire and police non-emergency phone systems including dispatch and 911 remain available and fully operational.
The municipality requests all non-urgent calls be deferred until next week.
The Saanich website (saanich.ca) has been updated with a listing of e-mail and cell phone contacts residents can use while the main phone system is down.
Over the long weekend (Friday, October 9 from 4:30 p.m. to Tuesday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m.) the following numbers are available to receive calls from the public:
Parks and Public Works emergency (24/7): 250-475-6111
Saanich Commonwealth Place: 250-361-4735
G.R. Pearkes Recreation: 250-413-7971
Gordon Head Recreation: 250-588-9220
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre: 250-883-2810
Cedar Hill Golf Course: 250-380-8935
Recreation centres are keeping their posted hours of operation over the long weekend. Staff are on hand to answer your e-mails and questions in person.
The Saanich website, which takes bill payments, recreation registration, and provides a host of other services, remains available to residents.
Future updates and information will be provided on saanich.ca.