Brentwood Bay

BRENTWOOD BAY, pop 6,472, is on the east side of SAANICH INLET, north of VICTORIA on VANCOUVER ISLAND. It was named for a village in Essex, England, home of the president of the BC ELECTRIC RWY CO, which operated the Saanich INTERURBAN line and maintained a powerhouse here. Early settlements in the area, all with post offices by the 1890s, were known as Sluggett, Hagan and Heal. John Sluggett settled immediately east of Brentwood Bay in the 1870s; James Hagan took up land just to the north,...

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