The reports of the demise of Sidney’s downtown as a result of mall development on the Saanich Peninsula are greatly exaggerated. Why I say that with confidence is because downtown Sidney presently embodies the most important elements of a healthy and prosperous community. Sidney is definitely a changing community, but positively, as living and work…
When new projects are proposed for an area, municipal governments will often request development studies to review potential impacts to the environment, traffic flows, the local economy and more. These are reasonable and fair considerations.
As the largest business organization on the Saanich Peninsula, we are appropriately the lightning rod for opinions about development in the region. We have heard dismay expressed about the pace and density of development approvals in Sidney, and contrarily, about the dearth of development in North Saanich.
Before Christmas I received a call from a local business person and entrepreneur who was looking to bounce ideas around about an upcoming marketing and promotional event. His ideas are almost always outside the box, and his latest did not disappoint.
Ideas for using your Chamber membership to grow your business