Friday, October 29, 2021

Regional District talks Haida Gwaii Health Care, Nisga'a LNG, and Housing themes among other agenda items at October session

The members of the Board of North Coast Regional District have released some notes related to their Board meeting of October 15th, with the Board highlight some of the key items of review.

The session one which provided for an update on the proposed KSI Lisims LNG project to be operated by the Nisga'a Nation at Wil Milit; as well as an update from representatives of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and Forest Enhancement Society of BC which outlined some of their activity in recent months on the North Coast.

The Board also reviewed its plans towards a one time $10, 000 COVID restart grant for the Queen Charlotte Heritage Housing Society, as well as to provide for there readings of a regional broadband contribution service bylaw, a document that will require the approval of the Inspector of Municipalities before the approval of the electorate is sought by the Regional District.

The Board also has offered support towards CityWest's tenure application to install fibre to the home service in and around the communities of Queen Charlotte, Skidegate, Masset and Old Massett .

Health care concerns on Haida Gwaii were also the focus for the board, which resolved to send a correspondence to Health Minister Adrian Dix and to Northern Health to express their concerns over the lack of essential medical services currently available on Haida Gwaii. 

The Board has also set in motion a Public Hearing process as part of the work on the Official Community Plan for Electoral Areas A and C.  

Those areas include Dodge Cove, Prince Rupert, Port Edward, Hartley Bay and Tsimpsian sectors of the coast.

Towards that OCP initiative,  Regional District has set aside November 16, 2021 at the Coast Mountain College campus in Prince Rupert at 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for the Public participation event.

You can review the full overview of their notes here.

The next full Board meeting comes up on November 19th in Prince Rupert

More items of interest from Regional District can be explored here

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