Thursday, May 7, 2020

BC's Restart Plan



On Wednesday May 6, Premier Horgan announced BC's Restart Plan. The Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.

Follow this link to BC's Restart Plan.

For small businesses that are looking for guidance in preparing to re-open for business, you'll find that the Small Business BC website continues to be a valuable resource.

Thank you for all that you are doing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Our government is working very hard to meet the needs of British Columbians during this unprecedented time. Our priority continues to be to protect British Columbians and ensure our province is best positioned to effectively respond to the pandemic.


Follow this link to BC's COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information.

The COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information site is updated regularly. It is easy to navigate and it's comprehensive. You'll find the health tools and information that you need, as well as financial and economic supports, education updates and child care info, the latest orders and protocols from our Provincial Health Officer, and much more. 


In addition, follow this link to the Federal Government supports.

While our office is not open for in-person meetings as part of managing the COVID-19 virus, we will continue to provide services for constituents via phone and email Monday through Thursday 9 am to 4 pm.

Stay safe. We're all in this together.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Response

Thank you for all that you are doing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Our government is working very hard to meet the needs of British Columbians during this unprecedented time. Our priority is to protect British Columbians and ensure our province is best positioned to effectively respond to the pandemic.


Follow this link to BC's COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

The COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information site is updated regularly. It is easy to navigate and it's comprehensive. You'll find the health tools and information that you need, as well as financial and economic supports, education updates and child care info, the latest orders and protocols from our Provincial Health Officer, and much more. 


In addition, follow this link to the Federal Government supports.

While our office is not open for in-person meetings as part of managing the COVID-19 virus, we will continue to provide services for constituents via phone and email Monday through Thursday 9 am to 4 pm.

Stay safe. We're all in this together.


Monday, March 16, 2020


COVID-19 Update
UPDATED: March 27, 2020.
The BC Provincial government's latest statements and updates can be found here: www.news.gov.bc.ca

You'll find COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information HERE


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saanich South Community Office & COVID19

Dear Saanich South Constituents

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saanich South constituency office will be closed to the public Monday March 16th until the pandemic situation becomes more positive.
My amazing constituency staff will continue working to support Saanich South, and can be reached via email or phone 9am – 4pm, Monday through Thursday.
As you can imagine our office is quite busy at this time so please leave a message if we do not pick and we will call you back - Saanich South Constituency Office 250-479-4154
We are monitoring the situation closely and will use current advice for public health best practices as it becomes available. While this is not our preferred way to operate our constituency office, we must do what is best for the health of our staff and community.
If you feel like you are having symptoms and may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call HealthLink BC, 8-1-1 or for the deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1 to arrange for safe testing. 
811 is available in 131 different languages upon request and should be the first place anyone concerned about symptoms or questions should go.
Heathlink BC is also a good online resource: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/he…/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Thank you so much for your understanding, we will get through this together.








Lana Popham
MLA Saanich South
250-479-4154

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Child Care in Saanich South
Last week I was thrilled to stand with colleagues Minister of Education, Rob Fleming and Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development at Cordova Bay Elementary School as we announced 420 new childcare spaces for Greater Victoria. A total of 109 spaces will be in Saanich South at Cordova Bay, Marigold and Lochside elementary schools – plus – Saanich Neighbourhood Place is adding 49 spaces to its child care facility.

Learn More:


To find child care your community, view the online CHILD CARE MAP





Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Knowing Tod Inlet

NEW! LARGER VENUE: First Unitarian Church 5575 West Saanich Rd in the Sanctuary





Please not that Minister Popham sends her regrets for his wonderful event. 
She is not able to be in attendance as the legislature is sitting at this time.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sock Drive in Saanich South


Winter Socks for Everyone!
Last week was Groundhog Day – the day we turn to a rodent for weather wisdom. Marmots, groundhogs – same species so it makes sense for us to take Van Isle Violet's winter prediction over an east-coast rodent of another name. Sadly she decided that we will in fact enjoy another six-weeks of winter bliss. For the more science-minded among us, Environment Canada has been hinting about white stuff in our near future as well. Either way we are reminded that winter is still upon us, and sadly, its wrath is not over, not is it shared equally.

What more cold and wet means for some may be quite different than what it means to the more vulnerable members of our community. Warm, and dry can be a huge challenge for those that are living in the rough – and feet can be particularly vulnerable.

That's why we're once again asking the public to consider donating a pair – or four – of new,
adult socks. So that we might see that all of us are at lease somewhat warm and dry, until the spring takes over.

Thursday, January 23, 2020





















Saanich Star - Parminder Virk

There are many Saanich South stars in our incredible community. But one who shines especially bright, and who I want to tell you a bit more about, is the amazing Parminder Virk!

Parminder lives and breathes community service, and is absolutely committed to making our home a more inclusive and welcoming place for all who live here – including newcomers to Canada and to BC. 

Parminder is especially active in the Victoria Indo-Canadian Community, and her impact here is impressive. The founder of the Victoria Dian Punjabana Group, Parminder organizes countless events that bring our community closer together and celebrate the strength and diversity of our community. Just recently she was the driving force behind the Lohri Dinner and Dance at Commonwealth Place, which well over 250 people attended!


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hardest Working MLA of the Year

What a great way to start 2020!

My sincerest gratitude to the Times Colonist’s readership for this award.  I’m so grateful to be recognized for my efforts in this way. 

Helping people is the top priority of this government, and of my community office. We are working hard to make life more affordable, more fair, and better for British Columbians.

Whether we’re tackling poverty, un-affordability, the housing crisis, affordable child care, climate change, or moving the dial on medical service wait times and finding primary care doctors – we are working hard.