Category: SCRD Updates

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

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

Gospel Rock Development Underway

Residents along Pratt Road are understandably unhappy about increasing construction traffic from the development of Gospel Rock, but there is no immediate remedy in sight. I’d like to thank the Town of Gibsons’ Director of

Schmoozing at AVICC

The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities convention in Powell River was an opportunity for local politicians from around the coast to get together. Sunshine Coast Regional District directors met qathet (Powell River) Regional

Bracing for Drought – We need everyone’s help

Sunshine Coast residents are fed up with water restrictions and SCRD directors know it. We are especially hearing from food growers distraught at the prospect of seeing their crops wither again. I wish I could

Stay of Execution for Block 1313

On March 29 the SCRD received a letter from Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development, stating that BC Timber Sales will hold off with the auction of Block 1313,