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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:45 AM

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Little has changed in Shawnigan Lake Village since this 1981 photo was taken near a service station that still stands on Shawnigan Lake Road at Mill Bay Road. Situated north of Greater Victoria in the Cowichan Valley Regional District, the Shawnigan Lake community's village core will soon be the focus of a visioning process to help direct its future development patterns and public realm improvements. 

 

Shawnigan Lake Village's design charrette to plan for town's future

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#2 RFS

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

Shawnigan Lake is growing with new subdivisions being built and it is extremely underserved for retail.  I wonder when we will see some kind of proper shopping centre up there



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:05 PM

Shawnigan Lake is growing with new subdivisions being built and it is extremely underserved for retail. I wonder when we will see some kind of proper shopping centre up there


Yeah, the little "village" centre doesn't have a lot going on. It's cute and all, but could use a little more development.

#4 Mike K.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:25 PM

Currently thousands of residents who live in that area have to drive to Langford or Mill Bay for groceries. That’s an 8km trek just from the crossroads in the village to Mill Bay.

If you live on the west side of the lake you’re looking 12-15km.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:09 PM

Aww... having to drive 8K... how awful!
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#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:19 PM

Currently thousands of residents who live in that area have to drive to Langford or Mill Bay for groceries. That’s an 8km trek just from the crossroads in the village to Mill Bay.

If you live on the west side of the lake you’re looking 12-15km.

 

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:11 PM

About the only thing that's changed in that 1981 picture today are the cars. Other than that yeah the "village" really does need a refresh and an update, starting above all with some sort of a food mart or modest grocery outlet. And some paint!



#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

^ isn't/wasn't there a grocery store to the left out of that photo?  and there used to be one on the other side of the lake too.  



#9 Mike K.

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

I think there’s still one just behind there, round the bend. It’s a little market.

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#10 qwerty

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:42 PM

I think there’s still one just behind there, round the bend. It’s a little market.

Aitken & Fraser general store just across from the garage. Small convenience store. A couple of Sushi places, pizza place, Subway, coffee shop, fish & chips place.

 

Definitely would be nice to have a grocery store closer. Thrifty's in Mill Bay and Country Grocer in Cobble Hill are the closest.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:52 PM

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