Category: SCRD Updates

Coopers Green: Many Questions

May 2022 Update: This post was originally written in February 2021. Since then, Coopers Green has come back to the SCRD’s agenda, with a budget that’s $1 million higher than the one approved in 2021,

About the Housing Crisis

Housing has become a critical issue on the coast, and local governments are under increasing pressure to Do Something. The trouble is, do what? I don’t have the answer, but I can certainly describe the

Stormwater Motion

On March 10, 2022 I made a motion which was passed by the SCRD board. This is far from being a solution to our problems, but it’s one of the steps that’s required to tackle

Emergency on the Sunshine Coast

Crews Fight to Keep Services Running Overnight on November 14 another “atmospheric river” hit the Sunshine Coast (the second in a month) with a nasty combination of torrential rains followed by high winds. On the

The Five Horsemen of the Property Tax Apocalypse

This post is based on a cheerful little powerpoint presentation I put together for the Elphinstone Community Association. Those of you with some biblical education will know that there were only four horsemen. Well, when

Reed Road Forest Update

Due to many factors, including a provincial election, restructuring of FLNRORD (the ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operation and Rural Development), a federal election, and Covid, there hasn’t been a lot of progress in

What happens at “secret” meetings?

I used to sit for long hours in the SCRD boardroom reporting for a local newspaper. Often we’d reach a point in the meeting where a motion was read: “that the public be excluded from

Steps to a New Well

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a post something like this: “My cousin Wayne borrowed a backhoe and scrounged up some pipe and he dug a well over one weekend for $100 including a

July 2021 “Fringe” Roads Update

On July 14 I met with staff from the Town of Gibsons (ToG) and (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) to discuss the Town’s plans for traffic calming on Gower Point Road, plus other transportation

Curbside Recycling Pick-Up: Why Not?

This spring a survey on curbside recycling pick-up received over 1700 responses—the largest public participation in an SCRD survey ever. So one thing is very clear. There are a lot of people living in Areas