Saanich first in region to go 'local' on food
Kim Westad, Times Colonist
Saanich is set to become the first municipality in the region to focus on local food for its events, moving toward having the same for all its food services.
Coun. Dean Murdock, chairman of the Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee, said he's not aware of any other municipalities with such a local food procurement policy, although the University of Victoria does.
"With a population of about 20,000 students, that means they serve an awful lot of local food," Murdock said.