Town of Gibsons: Please honour your obligations re: CONTAMINATED SITE

Email sent to Gibsons Mayor and Council

Cc' to Local First Nations, Provincial and Federal Government Agencies

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 12:32 PM


Dear Mayor Rowe and Gibsons Council:


West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) has written to you on our behalf, with regard to your consideration of a proposal to rezone the Hyak Marine Site for the George hotel and marina application. Their letter is attached to this correspondence. 


WCEL presented you with a clear legal rationale as to why the municipality has obligations under s. 40(2) and (4) of the EMA and ss. 946.1 and 946.2 of the Local Government Act, to ensure a site profile is submitted, prior to re-zoning these lands.


We ask that you please honour your obligations under the Environmental Management Act and the Local Government Act. We ask that you ensure this contaminated site is dealt with appropriately, through the proper channels, including the BC Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Squamish First Nation and any other potentially affected parties. 


Thank you for your time and attention.


Suzanne Senger

President Gibsons Alliance of Business and Community Society