All posts by Donna

Ocean Beach Esplanade Foreshore Renewed

One of the gems of Elphinstone is our shoreline, which stretches from Secret Beach to the end of Ocean Beach Esplanade. This area is covered by a unique license of occupation that protects 52.5 hectares

Connector Trail Routes Explored

A group of Roberts Creek residents recently requested that the SCRD look into the feasibility of a pedestrian connector trail between the end of Ocean Beach Esplanade and Lower Road. Area D Director Andreas Tize

Province Nixes Chapman Drawdown

On February 7 the Province of BC announced that the drawdown of Chapman Lake has not been approved. To quote from the press release: George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, has evaluated the

Curbside Pickup Options Pondered

At a special Infrastructure Services Committee meeting on Friday, Jan. 25, directors were given our first look at a proposed new contract for garbage and recycling pick-up in Areas B, D, E and F. A

Well Report Strikes Water

SCRD directors are feeling cautiously optimistic after receiving a report on the results of the test well drilling that took place last fall. At the January 24 Infrastructure Services Committee, Marta Green of Associated Environmental

Elphinstone Beach Clean-up

Here’s a big thank you to local volunteers from the Elphinstone Community Association (ECA) who have been cleaning up the Elphinstone shoreline, and to Tom Howe of Coastal Tire for picking up debris with his

Zero Emissions Landscaping

CBC reports that Vancouver park commissioners are looking at phasing out gas- and oil-powered landscaping equipment in the city’s parks, replacing gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers and hedge trimmers with electric alternatives. This is something the

The Most Damaging Storm in BC Hydro’s History

The windstorm that hit B.C.’s South Coast on December 20 was the most damaging storm BC Hydro has experienced. It resulted in more than 750,000 customers without power and thousands of damaged pieces of equipment. It

Meeting Planned with Minister

On December 7, at a meeting with our MLA Nicholas Simons, Elphinstone residents were assured that the Minister of Forests had verbally committed to delaying ‘harvesting’ of District Lot 1313 (also known as the Reed


Federal Plastics Bill Passed

I have been so busy with local issues that I haven’t been paying close attention to the news, so thanks to Lucie McKiernan in Pamela Goldsmith-Jones constituency office for pointing this out. A private member’s