“I just can't get past the fact that this is a park. If you say finding an ore body is like finding a needle in a haystack, well, then go look in another haystack. This is a park.”
A concerned citizen gave this simple closing comment after four hours of a private meeting hosted by mining corporation Hudbay, about the environmental impacts of their new Reed Mine project in Manitoba's Grass River Provincial Park.
After two full evenings, 175 speakers and many cups of coffee, the Public Hearing on the changes to the zoning around the Juan de Fuca trail is continuing for another day.
The amount of public interest in the project is staggering. This is the first time in history of the Capital Regional District that a public hearing has been extended to a third day.
One more day left of public hearings on urban sprawl in the Juan de Fuca forests: unless we the people still have more to say.
Last night the auditorium at Edward Milne Community School was packed to the brims. Hundreds of people came out to have their say about the proposed 260 vacation home Marine Trail Resort. The room was so full, that at some points there was 40 people waiting outside to get in.
For the next two nights the fate of the Juan de Fuca forest lands rests in your hands.
The Capital Regional District is hosting a public meeting on the proposed bylaw amendments to allow a 260 vacation home development smack dab in the middle of the Juan de Fuca forest lands - just metres away from the third most visited provincial park in the province.
It’s time to take the fight against the sprawling mega-development along the Juan de Fuca trail to a public hearing. Marine Trail Holdings' rezoning application for a 260 unit timeshare resort has been pushed through the first and second reading by a subcommittee of the Capital Regional District board.
September 1, 2015
Yesterday we got some big news.
We learned that Compliance Energy, proponent of the Raven Coal Mine, missed an important deadline to submit further information on its project to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).
Instead, the company sent the EAO a rambling letter accusing the review agency of bias against the mine proposal!
Compliance said the EAO has set up obstacles to make the application process harder, not given the mine a fair chance, and not shown commitment and transparency throughout the review process.
These are serious accusations, and for us, read as a desperate move by a desperate company.
July 24, 2015
The mayor of Williams Lake is speaking out against the designation of the Dasiqox Tribal Park, which the Tsilhqot'in First Nation first announced in October 2014, claiming that it is unclear how the park will be governed and what effect it will have on jobs and resources in the region.
However, Chief Russell Myers-Ross of the Yunesit'in First Nation says that a tribal park is a proactive way of managing and protecting land under First Nations leadership.