Comments on the Capital Integrated Services & Governance Initiative Report released August 23, 2017

Aug 24, 2017 No Comments ›› Wickson

We have just had our first look at the Capital Integrated Services and Governance Initiative Report that was not released to the public until August 23rd even though it was …

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Seniors and Housing Affordability

Aug 16, 2017 No Comments ›› Wickson

Recently the question about property taxes and affordability for seniors came up.  This is a very important conversation as it related to not only affordability for seniors housing, but all …

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Homelessness in Saanich

Aug 12, 2017 No Comments ›› Wickson

Over the past few years the issue of homelessness has become a significant issue for Victoria and now Saanich. The Gorge Tillicum Community Association concerns about the over 17 camps …

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Media Release

Aug 10, 2017 No Comments ›› Wickson

August 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Rob Wickson to stand for Saanich Council in By-Election Local businessman, economist and well known community leader Rob Wickson has announced that he is standing …

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Metro Victoria

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments ›› Rob

July 27, 2017 This Op-Ed was published in the Times Colonist on July 14, 2017 Regional governance: Metro Victoria – a way forward. Over the past few years it has …

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Why is it Time for a Metro Victoria Transportation Authority

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments ›› Wickson

I was thinking that it was about time to have a focused debate about regional transportation. But wait a minute; is that not what we were all doing when we …

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Is this the best use for corridor property?

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments ›› Wickson

I felt a strong sense of dread when I left the open house put on by the developer for the proposed Superstore on the old Mayfair Bowling Lanes site. When …

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Landowners have a stake in rapid transit

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments ›› Wickson

Approach to design should start with a blank slate, fresh ideas BY ROBERT WICKSON, SPECIAL TO TIMES COLONIST DECEMBER 23, 2010 I am amazed at how long it has taken …

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Gorge Tillicum Breaks the Mold

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments ›› Wickson

As of 11:15 p.m. on May 26th, the Gorge Tillicum Community entered a new era when Saanich Council unanimously approved the development permits for two residential buildings on the Tillicum …

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Community Economic Development – an Idea

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments ›› Wickson

As an economist I am very aware of the need to pay attention to how my local community is affected by economic development. Actually, when I think of economic development …

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