Info Session: Overview of the draft DCC program and draft DCC rates

The District of Saanich invites you to attend an information session for members of the development community to provide feedback on the development cost charge (DCC) bylaw update. The session will provide an overview of the draft DCC program and draft DCC rates. There will be an opportunity at this session for attendees to ask questions to the District’s project team and attendees are encouraged to provide written feedback either at the meeting, through the District’s website, or via email by August 10, 2018.

Development Community -  Information Session

Location:             Saanich Police Hall, Kirby Room | 760 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC
Time:                   1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Date:                   Wednesday, July 25, 2018

More information can be found on the District's web site at

July 27, 2018

REPOST: Pattullo Procurement Strategy Takes BC Construction a Bridge Too Far

The new Pattullo Bridge Community Benefits Agreement patently illustrates what is unfair with our current government’s policy decision to mandate the nature and extent of procurement requirements in major public construction projects. For BCCA, an association that hinges its principles on fair, open and transparent procurement practices, this agreement is taking public policy in construction tendering a bridge too far.
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July 23, 2018

[Op-Ed] Dana Taylor: B.C. needs prompt-payment legislation for contractors

When was the last time you bought groceries and told Save-On Foods that they would have to wait a couple of months before you would pay them? It would never fly. Trade contractors in British Columbia — those who build the structures in which you live, work, play and study — must also pay their expenses on time. But to get paid for their completed work, they must routinely wait and wait and wait.
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