NOTICE OF WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION: Residents living near the Community Safety Building (Eighth St to Sixth St near Oakville Ave and Orchard Ave) may experience a water service outage until approximately 1pm today as unscheduled watermain repair and maintenance is underway. If you have questions, please call the Town's Engineering Department at 250-656-4502. We apologize for the inconvenience.   

Backyard Hens

In early 2024, Council will consider a draft bylaw to permit backyard hens in Sidney. Staff were directed to draft this bylaw amendment in November 2023 in response to ongoing requests from the community.

Sidney is currently the only municipality in the Capital Regional District that does not permit backyard hens. The draft bylaw will draw from best practices in place at other municipalities in the region and will likely propose parameters around:

  • Eligible properties,
  • Minimum lot size,
  • Setbacks from neighbouring properties,
  • Number of hens permitted, and;
  • Design and placement of hen enclosures.


Additional information can be found in the Staff Report from the November 20, 2023 Committee of the Whole meeting.

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