THANKS-GIVING

Dear Community,

As you know, Gibsons Aquifer is under threat from excavations, dredging and construction activities needed to build the George hotel, condos and marina project. These activities could result in the loss and/or contamination of our drinking water supply and the poisoning of our harbour. More info here.

On Saturday October 7, we hosted a special Thanksgiving Rally and fundraising event in Dougall Park to bring new to light to the dangers our drinking water supply and environment face if the George development is allowed to proceed as planned. We had a few hundred people visit us throughout the day, to listen and learn about the risks and issues, and what we are doing to stop dangerous works from taking place on the George development site. Including legal actions to overturn permits issued to the developer by the Town, to force the developer to deal with the serious risks to the aquifer and environment posed by this project.

We want to express our deepest thanks to all those who contributed to this effort and helped make our special Thanksgiving Rally a success. Our sincere appreciation and gratitude goes out to all those who donated goods and services, time and energy and money to help support this cause. 

RALLY​ ​TO​ ​PROTECT​ ​GIBSONS ​AQUIFER

Please join Gibsons Alliance of Business and Community Society (GABC) for a

THANKSGIVING​ ​RALLY​ ​AND​ ​FUNDRAISER TO​ ​PROTECT​ ​GIBSONS​ ​AQUIFER AND OUR ENVIRONMENT!

Where: DOUGALL​ ​PARK 

When: SATURDAY ​OCTOBER​ ​7th, ​2017 ​11am​–​​6​​pm

What: Live Music​ ​and​ ​Speakers ​on​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​-​ ​information​ ​and​ ​donations​ ​in​ ​Kinsmen​ ​Hall

Are​ ​you​ ​thankful​ ​for​ ​Gibsons​ ​world-class​ ​drinking​ ​water​? ​ ​So​ ​are​ ​we! ​ ​And​ ​we​ ​want​ ​the​ ​next generation​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able to be thankful​ ​for​ ​this​ ​amazing​ ​source​ ​too.

But​ ​Gibsons​ ​Aquifer​ ​is under​ ​threat and we need your help to protect it. 

THE WINN ROAD GIVEAWAY

The Town of Gibsons wants to giveaway Winn Road in a two-part deal they are calling a “Land Exchange.”

The Town has drafted a Land Exchange Agreement outlining its intent to “exchange” ownership of publicly owned Winn Road for ownership of land between a hotel and condo building in the proposed George hotel and condo complex.

This land area is described in the Agreement as a “road dedication area,” or “public plaza.” This area was labelled a “Pedestrian Plaza” when the George project properties were spot-zoned in October 2015. In reality, this land is an undevelopable “view corridor” that the Town of Gibsons requires of any development in the Gibsons Harbour Area.

OPEN LETTER: Winegarden Park Master Plan

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF GIBSONS B.C.

Dear Mayor and Council:

Please reference the questionnaire entitled, “WINEGARDEN PARK DRAFT MASTER PLAN”, recently issued to collect input by the citizens of Gibsons on proposed work to Winegarden Park.

Given that the design of the George project has created the necessity for bulk of the work envisioned in the questionnaire to, “integrate our park with the George Hotel project”, which includes the destruction and replacing of the existing band shell, raising of the park walkway as much as 10 feet, loss of the path’s present asphalt- paved surface, (and substitution of this same surface to wheelchair-unfriendly sloping gravel), I question the fairness of asking anyone but the developer to supply funding which is needed to “integrate” our park with a commercial development to the exclusive interest of a few.