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10/30/2020Saanich councillor encourages owners to be environmental stewards of their landTimes Colonist

A Saanich council member frustrated by the municipality’s inability to stop development of lands with Garry oak ecosystems is aiming to inspire landowners to be

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10/10/2020LETTER: Councillor wasn’t silencedSaanich News

Re: the letter Saanich councillor muzzled (Sept. 30 Saanich News). I listened and watched the entirety of the council meeting as they discussed the new

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09/27/2020LETTER: Saanich councillor muzzledSaanich News

“Me Too” highlights the abuses to women are not only physical. Men suppressing a woman’s right to speak counts as well. Thanks to an astute

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06/24/2020Saanich councillor accuses development community of undue influenceVictoria News

Coun. Nathalie Chambers calls herself “guardian of the taxpayer” in calling for DDC implentation. A Saanich councillor says “developers and lobby groups” are shaping policy

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05/18/2020Saanich councillors oppose development variance due to loss of treesSaanich News

We cannot lose anymore biodiversity,’ councillor says. Two Saanich councillors stood alone opposing a development variance permit application that requires cutting down protected trees. On

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03/23/2020LETTERS: Saanich council right to hold line on taxesVictoria News

At the March 23 meeting Saanich council approved a core budget for 2020 with six for and three against.

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03/20/2020Saanich farm converts vegetable stand into veggie drive-thru as COVID-19 spreadsPenninsula News

The vegetable stand at Madrona Farms in Saanich has been transformed into a drive-thru to hinder the spread of COVID-19. Saanich Coun. Nathalie Chambers and

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12/01/2019VBRA warns of Saanich of negative consequences if new DCC bylaw approvedSaanich News

On November 25, Saanich council unanimously passed a new bylaw to increase DCC’s, which have not been increased since 1997. Chambers stated that everybody paying

11/26/2019New Saanich bylaw to reduce cost to taxpayers for infrastructure upgradesSaanich News

Bylaw governing development cost charges has not had a major update since 1998. Saanich council unanimously passed a new bylaw to increase development cost charges

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07/27/2019Head of Greater Victoria builders calls Saanich councillor ‘uninformed’Victoria News

The head of the association representing local builders said comments from a Saanich councillor are not helpful when it comes to relations between council and

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07/13/2019Saanich councillor warns of ‘torturous experience’ as they consider replacing EDPASaanich News

Fearing another “torturous experience,” in the words of Coun. Susan Brice, Saanich council postponed the ongoing process to replace the controversial Environmental Development Permit Area

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06/16/2019Saanich sponsors Jeux de la Francophonie giving $50,000 for the French-language GamesSaanich News

The municipality will become an official sponsor of the 2020 after council voted 7-2 with Couns. Susan Brice and Nathalie Chambers opposed to give organizers

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06/13/2019Saanich councillor warns of ‘torturous experience’ as they consider replacing EDPASaanich News

Council postpones proposed Environmental Development Permit Area replacement until July 8. Fearing another “torturous experience,” in the words of Coun. Susan Brice, Saanich council postponed

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06/07/2019Saanich councillor calls Garry oak undergrowth clearing ‘heart-breaking’Saanich News

Coun. Nathalie Chambers made the comment as council moves forward to replace EDPA “The Garry oak ecosystem is endemic and contains many specialist species including

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03/26/2019Councillor wants to see concrete action after Saanich declares climate emergencyVictoria News

A councillor hopes Saanich’s declaration of a climate emergency will mean more than just words. “We all need to get on common ground so that

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03/26/2019Councillor wants to see concrete action after Saanich declares climate emergencyVictoria News

Coun. Nathalie Chambers doesn’t want declaration to be mere ‘lip-service’ A councillor hopes Saanich’s declaration of a climate emergency will mean more than just words.

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01/20/2019Behind Saanich’s EDPA bylaw, a question of scienceTimes Colonist

In a report to go to council on Monday, Coun. Nathalie Chambers says the municipality’s Environmental Development Permit Area bylaw was rescinded based on a

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01/18/2019Saanich councillor calls for interim Garry oak protection from developmentGoldstream Gazette

First term Saanich Coun. Nathalie Chambers is seeking a series of interim measures to protect trees in Saanich that might otherwise be vulnerable without an

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03/07/2018Did Saanich's EDPA pose a threat to property values?Focus Magazine

Or was the battle fought over an invented crisis? IN THE KEYNOTE SPEECH at a recent conference on the value of nature in urban areas,

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02/22/2018Letter: Reaffirm Saanich’s UCB before it is too lateOak Bay News

Farming is like playing poker with mother nature and she always has the ace up her sleeve. Every year at Madrona Farm we make mistakes

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03/01/2017Letter: Reaffirm Saanich’s UCB before it is too lateOak Bay News

Farming is like playing poker with mother nature and she always has the ace up her sleeve. Every year at Madrona Farm we make mistakes

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02/01/2017Non-permitted uses threaten Blenkinsop farmsSaanich News

Farmland Protection Coalition organizing petition to ensure that the farmland in the Blenkinsop Valley is stewarded. The Blenkinsop Valley has some of our best farmland

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02/01/2017Non-permitted uses threaten Blenkinsop farmsSaanich News

Farmland Protection Coalition organizing petition to ensure that the farmland in the Blenkinsop Valley is stewarded. The Blenkinsop Valley has some of our best farmland

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