Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Meeting about Vantreight Hill Project organized by people opposed

This may be of interest to some of you out there. I am likely to go out and see how it goes.  Knowing the economics of farming, I understand the need of the family to develop the land to be able to protect farmland they own for long term production.

In the 2006 Ian Vantreight could not raise enough money to save all of the farm's land.   Most significantly he did not manage to buy the kiwi orchards near Islandview and Panama Flats.   The kiwi orchards are not being well looked after any longer.  The Vantreights used to grow enough potatoes in and around Panama Flats to supply each person in the CRD with 10 pounds of spuds a year.   This land now produces nothing.

If one is to build houses, the location the Vantreights are proposing makes more sense than almost anywhere else on the peninsula.

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On Thursday Jun 17 people from across the region will gather in Central Saanich to discuss how Ian Vantreight’s application to build 57 houses and 57 suites in a rural area will effect the region’s environment, its capacity for food sovereignty and its rural identity.
Thursday June 17, 2010
7:30 to 9:30 pm
1209 Clarke Rd. (Brentwood Bay)

Speakers: 
Vicky Husband
Deborah Curran
Carol Pickup
Carolyn Herriot
For more information visit http://www.vi-notforsale.org/.

Facilitiy is wheel chair accessible
Child care will be provided
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