Rally protests sewage plant plans for Haro Woods

Saanich News
March 30, 2010

A small group took part in a peaceful rally in Saanich Saturday morning to protest plans for a sewage plant in Haro Woods, near the University of Victoria.

The Capital Regional District has a long-standing mandate to build a sewage treatment system in Greater Victoria.

The current proposal includes a secondary treatment facility in Haro Woods.

Opponents of that plan say they’ve been trying for 20 years to have the wooded area re-zoned as parkland.

For a related story on the CRD’s process to build a sewage treatment plant, see “P3 on table” on Page A30.


Five-year-old Soleia Izmer-Morey holds the sign she made for a rally Saturday, urging Saanich to save Haro Woods before some of the forested area is used for a secondary sewage treatment plant.