amalgamation

Anxiety amongst voters on amalgamation referendum

Anxiety amongst voters on amalgamation referendum

Non-binding referendum asks Victoria and Saanich residents to endorse citizens’ assembly

 

The City of Victoria supports the idea of allowing an independent citizen’s assembly to determine options for amalgamation of the City and the District of Saanich. One reader says it’s critical to keep govenment intervention from spoiling the process. News file photo

Victoria mayor sees larger domain through potential merger, reader writes

Citizen’s assemblies need a chance to operate free from government intervention

  • May 16, 2018

 

Residents of Victoria and Saanich gave their municipalities strong mandates to pursue studies around amalgamation in a 2014 referendum ballot, reminds Shellie Gudgeon, Amalgamation Yes chair. Don Denton/News staff

The facts are clear to why amalgamation is needed in Greater Victoria

Shellie Gudgeon, chair of Amalgamation Yes, responds to News editorial

  • Apr 25, 2018

 

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell will provide updates on their municipalities’ efforts to pursue the formation of a citizen’s assembly to look into amalgamation, at a community meeting hosted by Amalgamation Yes on Wednesday night (April 25) at Victoria High School. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Amalgamation Yes hosting citizen’s assembly info meeting Wednesday at Vic High

Mayors of Victoria and Saanich will be on hand to give updates to residents

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell will provide updates on their municipalities’ efforts to pursue the formation of a citizen’s assembly to look into amalgamation, at a community meeting hosted by Amalgamation Yes on Wednesday night (April 25) at Victoria High School. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The City of Duncan and the Municipality of North Cowichan will jointly hold a referendum in June on their amalgamation, but getting to that point in Greater Victoria requires far deeper research. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Greater Victoria amalgamation no magic bullet

Taxpaying citizens need to ask tough questions of both sides in debate

  • Apr 24, 2018
The City of Duncan and the Municipality of North Cowichan will jointly hold a referendum in June on their amalgamation, but getting to that point in Greater Victoria requires far deeper research. (File photo)