Category: SCRD Updates

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

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

Nov. 22 Update – Reed Road Forest

At the Nov. 22 SCRD board meeting (audio recording HERE), Gayle Neilson from the Elphinstone Community Association made a presentation outlining local residents’ concerns about the proposed logging of District Lot 1313 (also known as

Protect Reed Road Forest

Well over 50 residents showed up on Sunday, November 18 to show their opposition to plans to log DL Block 1313, also known as the Reed Road Forest. This area, originally designated as a community

Sewage plants need attention

On November 15, the SCRD board was given a presentation and a report on wastewater treatment facilities, and then interested directors took a tour of the Woodcreek Park facility. Before I read this report, I

Water Supply Sept 20 Update

At the Sept. 20 meeting of the SCRD Infrastructure Services Committee, staff gave a presentation on the Stage 4 water restrictions this summer. The siphon and pump system was used for 14 days at Chapman