Friday, September 9, 2016

District of Port Edward to host Public Hearing on Work Camp prospects

The District of Port Edward is getting ready to do a little forward planning in the event that some of the major project developments proposed for the region begin to see some forward momentum in the near future.

Next week the District will be hosting a Public Hearing to consider a Zoning amendment to permit Lodging on a temporary basis on land located along Skeena Drive near Boundary Drive. The camp would be located across from the location of the Kinnikinnick Campground and RV Park.

AltaGas, which is in its environmental assessment process for a proposed propane export terminal at Ridley Island is looking to develop a work camp in the location should the project receive approval and a final investment decision be approved.

The initial Environmental Comment period came to an end on August 19th.

(More background on the AltaGas proposal can be found on our archive page)

Port Edward Council will be hearing from the public next week as they consider
zoning changes for the area from the slough to the north
and Skeena and Boundary to the south.

The public hearing is scheduled for the Port Edward Council chamber on Tuesday, September 13th at 6PM and at that time the public will have opportunity to offer comment on the proposed zoning change.

Those that may want more information on the Public Hearing process in Port Edward can contact the District at 250-628-3667.

Further items of interest on Port Edward can be found on our archive page.

The City of Prince Rupert has also recently approached the issue of rezoning land to make way for potential work camps, keeping its eye on the range of industrial projects that have been proposed for the North Coast in recent years.

In June Council heard more on a proposal for a work camp to be located along Wantage Road, more on that proposed development can be found here.

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