Letter to Gibsons Mayor and Council: Recent update to Province of British Columbia

From: Suzanne Senger 
Date: Mon, Feb 1, 2021 
Subject: Recent update to Province of British Columbia Site remediation news
To: Gibsons Mayor and Council 

Dear Mayor and Council:

I'm emailing to let you know about important changes to the BC Environmental Management Act (EMA) and Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) amendments which came into effect today. I'm happy to say, the changes affect us in a good way.

Town of Gibsons Ordered to release critical Environmental Information

 

The BC Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has ordered the Town of Gibsons to release information pertaining to environmental impact and harm mitigation strategies for the George Hotel and Residences project.

Order F20-31 was released on July 13, 2020. In it, OIPC adjudicator Ian C. Davis explains that the information requested by the GABC Society is contained in nine peer reviews prepared by professional engineers hired by the Town to review reports submitted by ‘The George’ developer, as well as one responsive report provided by the developer’s consultant.

These critical technical reports have never been seen by the public, nor by the elected decision makers who approved the development permits for the project.

CALL TO ACTION: Save Gibsons Harbour

ACT NOW TO SAVE GIBSONS HARBOUR

Ask the BC Government to REJECT THE GEORGE Crown Land Application 

Residents, property owners, businesses, visitors, tourists, boaters, users of Gibsons Marina and the harbour area, we need your help to stop the George Crown land application and the giveaway our public asset (for free) to The George developer. 

Please submit your comments and ask the BC government to REJECT the George Gibsons Development Ltd. Crown land application File: 2411955 by February 7, 2020.

Reasons The Province Should REJECT The George Crown Land Application

CALL TO ACTION: Save Gibsons Harbour

Public comments needed by February 7, 2020, 4 pm. 

GABC Society has compiled key Social, Environmental, Economic and Process REASONS why the BC Government should REJECT The George Crown land application file #2411955 below. 

We created this post to inform and engage the public; to help others participate in this consultation process. Please feel free to use any of the rationales we’ve outlined below in your submissions to FLNRO.