Victoria mayor to chair east-side sewage group

Helps was acclaimed Tuesday as chairwoman of the newly formed east-side wastewater treatment and resource recovery select committee. Saanich Coun. Vic Derman was elected vice-chairman, beating out Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell for the position in a secret ballot.

The committee was formed to allow Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay to explore wastewater treatment options together.

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Like the parallel west-side committee, which has adopted the title Westside Solutions, the east-side group will develop and evaluate sewage treatment options for its communities.

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