Winter Climate Action Update

We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Lukianchuk to the team! Jennifer has extensive experience in the Climate Action and Natural Environment profession, including being a registered professional Biologist, most recently with the City of New Westminster where she spent 14 years.

District withdraws from CRD Climate Action Service

At a time when climate action is absolutely critical, we need to ensure that every dollar invested is having meaningful impacts in our community. Therefore, the District has decided to stop contributing to the CRD’s Climate Action Service, which would have seen the 2022 contribution increase from $21,000 to approximately $64,000. “Although we are a small municipality, Central Saanich has been a leader in taking climate action, and we want to get the best return on our investment in this work with highly tangible results,” said Mayor Ryan Windsor.

Staff report to examine options for increasing public chargers

Council has asked staff to examine options for the District to incentivize existing commercial centres to install electric vehicle charging stations. Staff will be returning to Council with a report outlining options in the New Year. This work complements the District’s E-vehicle and e-bike strategy.

Is your house heated by oil?

You may be eligible for a 0% interest financing to replace it with an electric heat pump.

You can save money and improve home comfort! Our new program enables Central Saanich homeowners to fund the up-front cost of getting off oil heating through an interest free loan repaid on property tax bills over 10 years. Plus, you can take advantage of the rebates available right now.

Converting to a heat pump reduces the risk of oil spills and introduces cooling power in the face of longer, hotter summers!

The program is one of the first in the province. For more information contact Central Saanich at planning@csaanich.ca or 250.652.4444 or see CSaanich.ca/Climate

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