BCHF News Historic Central Saanich barn to be demolished

Historic Central Saanich barn to be demolished

The building known as the White Barn, seen at left, and another building (not pictured) are slated to be demolished. However, the main building in the foreground is not coming down. (Google Street View)

Two historic farm buildings in Central Saanich, including one built in 1887, are to be torn down. Council decided last week against temporary protection measures for two barns on the former Woodwynn Farms site based on a report that says the buildings are at risk of collapse. However, the Tsartlip First Nation, on whose traditional territory the property lies, says it is taking steps to honour the two structures. Read more in the Vancouver Island Free Daily.