Category: Other Updates

Beach Fire Rules

Beach fire and camp fire season is upon us, so here’s some information. The SCRD’s rules fall under Bylaw 631, Fire Protection. A beach fire must be no bigger than .5 meter x .5 meter,

Streamkeepers Explore Chaster Creekshed

I went out with the Streamkeepers on July 12 to assess the condition of Chaster Creek above the lodge and below the highway. This was no casual stroll. We waded upstream among extremely slippery rocks

Why Spray Knotweed?

In response to a query from Area D Director, Andreas Tize, about knotweed spraying, we recently received this very thorough letter from Crystal Chadburn, Senior Invasive Plant Specialist with FLNRORD.  As you likely know, invasive knotweeds are

All About Elphinstone Aggregates

On April 2, I joined Town of Gibsons councillor David Croal, SCRD Area F director Mark Hiltz, and Area D director Andreas Tize on a visit to Elphinstone Aggregates, led by owner Julian Burtnick. I’d

Province Releases Marine Debris Report

Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Sheila Malcolmson, has just published a report summarizing the feedback from stakeholders on marine debris. The consultations took place through the summer and early fall of 2019. While this is a good summary

Electrification is the future of home heating

Thanks to CBC for this interesting and informative article that describes all the options for heating your home and their environmental costs. If your home relies on its own individual heating system, as most do,

Opportunistic Aviators: Anna’s Hummingbirds

If we were to declare an Official Bird of Elphinstone, hummers would be in the running. Here’s a great article on Anna’s hummingbirds from The Tyee. There are certainly plenty of them around Elphinstone. I have

Climate Leaders Institute

I attended a UBCM Climate Leaders Institute conference in Richmond on November 7 and 8. It’s certainly interesting talking climate change in a hotel that’s likely to be underwater by the end of the century

SAR Rescues Elphinstone Clean-Up

A huge thanks to Search and Rescue volunteers who stepped in to help with the Elphinstone Beach Clean-Up. This project was organized early this spring by volunteers from the Elphinstone Community Association (ECA) in response

Municipalities Plan for Climate Change

Here’s a good article by Randy Shore from the Vancouver Sun on how municipalities are planning for climate change, featuring an interview with Town of Gibsons CAO Emanuel Machado. The SCRD also needs to be