Category: SCRD Updates

Seeking Volunteers for Elphinstone APC

Advisory Planning Commissions (APCs) are committees of volunteers who provide advice to the SCRD on land use applications, developments, creation of the official community plan, and other regional planning issues. Members are appointed for two

Reservoirs vs. Aquifers

Following some coverage in the local papers about a manmade reservoir proposal, a few people took me to task for “voting against water.” Hell, no, I am NOT voting against water. But I am voting against a

New CAO Announced

I’m pleased to be able to announce that we have hired a new Chief Administrative Officer for the SCRD. Dean McKinley is currently CAO with the District of Mackenzie. Previously he was the Director of Economic

The Week That Was

Union of BC Municipalities – Sept. 23-27 Two thousand politicians and lobbyists in a giant conference centre makes for a strange petri dish with lots of street theatre, including the logging truck driveby and the

Stage 3 Water Restrictions Lifted

Yes, as of August 27, we are back to Stage 2 Water Restrictions (more information here). We have two major reasons for this: a few rainy days along with cooler weather than forecast, and YOU.

How Much Rain is Enough?

  We’ve had quite a bit of rain in Elphinstone in early July, which is great for our forests and gardens, but when it comes to our drinking water supply, what matters is how much

Protective Services Manager Appointed

July 17 Announcement from Interim CAO Angie Legault: I am very pleased to announce that Matt Treit will be joining the SCRD on August 6, 2019, to take up the responsibilities associated with the newly

So, why not just Stop Growth?

People ask me all the time–why are we continuing new development on the Sunshine Coast when we don’t have enough water? I asked that question at the board table and I’ll try to boil down

More About Water

Chapman Lake Revisited Lately there’s been a letter writing campaign by people who want the province to reverse its decision and remove Chapman Lake from Tetrahedron Provincial Park. I don’t favour reviving a rancorous public

Organics Curbside Pick-up Coming

SCRD directors voted in favour of curbside organics pick-up on May 16 for Areas B, D, E and F. We asked staff for something similar to Gibsons’ very successful program (why reinvent the wheel?), and