Open houses upcoming on land swap

Public sessions focus on proposal to create parkland, business park

A proposed land transfer between Metchosin, Langford and Beecher Bay First Nation will be discussed at an open house inside Metchosin council chambers on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The proposal, which would lead to the swap of hundreds of acres, would give Langford land to create a new business park while preserving 250 acres of Treaty lands within Metchosin as green space. The Beecher Bay Nation would be invited to participate in economic development opportunities within the business park for their release of lands.

The Capital Regional District is also hosting an open house tomorrow (Oct. 19) regarding amendments that would allow for the swap to go forward. The open house goes  from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the CRD boardroom, 625 Fisgard St.

Those who are unable to attend can submit their comments via the CRD’s website at by clicking on the event tab.