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. 

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 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

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

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

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.

Letter: Gibsons United Church

To all present and former members and adherents of Gibsons United Church and Individuals who participate in activities at the church:

On Tuesday, Nov.22, 11:20 a.m., at Gibsons United Church, (724 Trueman Rd.); about twenty United Church ministers and representatives from Greater Vancouver will descend upon Gibsons United Church to listen and then take a final vote to save or sell Gibsons United Church. This re-vote is required because an appeal was won to the previous decision.

The results of a sale will mean the likely demolition of the buildings and replacement with high density development with the $700,000 profits used to pay rent to Gibsons Public Market for lease of office space at over $3,500 per month and the balance paid towards expensive ministerial salaries until profits are depleted or other income increases.

So, next Tuesday morning, come to the church.