Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Fairview Dock concerns and impact on Fishing industry among themes for Regional District's June 17th session

Members of North Coast Regional District are onboard with local users of the Fairview Dock, signing on the idea of sending a letter of concern to the Port Edward Harbour Authority that will highlight concerns regarding the decrease in dock space as a result of the proposed expansion for DP World/PRPA at the nearby container facility.

The expansion plans from DP World and the Port have created some significant controversy among the Fairview Dock users who fear they and the fishing industry is being squeezed out of the dock space with little in the way of suitable accommodation  for their requirements.

The letter comes following a letter to the Board from the Port Edward Harbour Authority requesting input from those with concerns related to the proposed expansion plans.

The Port Edward Harbour Authority's letter seeking feebback
on Port expansion impact on Fairview dock
(click to enlarge)

Back in May we outlined the background to the percolating controversy and the Port Edward Harbour Authority's quest for more feedback.

The resolution to send the letter was one of a number of items noted from the June 17th Session of Regional District which took place from Oona River.

Other notes from the meeting included the Regional District members putting together their list of meeting requests for this fall's UBCM Convention in Whistler, among those that the Regional District would like to meet with are:

Minister of Forests; Minister of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship; Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy; Minister of Municipal Affairs; Attorney General and Minister responsible for Housing; Minister of Health; Northern Health Authority; and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The Board also addressed two Haida Gwaii themes from the June session, the first receiving a correspondence from the Village of Queen Charlotte with respect to the restoration of their ancestral name Damaging Giids.

The other Island item was  resolution to submit an application for grant funding towards the Sandspit Trail Development project.

The Board members also received the 2021 Statement of Financial Information Report and approved the Report, we outlined the scope of that document with our notes of Monday.

A number of reports associated with the June 17th session can be reviewed from the Regional District Agenda from that session.

The full list of highlights from the June 17th Regional District session can be reviewed here.

Further notes on Regional District can be reviewed here.

1 comment:

  1. "June 17th Session of Regional District which took place from Oona River"

    Please tell me directors and chairs were not sent to Oona River for a get together

    If they did, district residents who took tax increases (Rupert and Masset) should be asking those directors and chairs to show some fiscal restraint.