Changes in the wind for boat launching in QC

  • Feb. 15, 2008 12:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte residents are concerned about the boat launch facilities on the south end of Graham Island. Councillor Gladys Noddin facilitated a meeting with concerned citizens Jan. 28 at the Queen Charlotte Council office to discuss options for boat launches, she told councillors at the Feb. 4 council meeting. No decisions were made, she said, but residents discussed needing to find an alternative to the Kwuna ramp and the ramp by the helicopter pad in Queen Charlotte. Ms Noddin said BC Ferries is planning to make the landing site at Skidegate Landing a secure site, so boaters are assuming they won’t have access to that ramp when that happens. The ramp at the helicopter pad is not safe, especially for boaters who are trying to launch boats by themselves. Ms Noddin says a marine environmental assessment of the helipad area must be done before further planning can take place. This process is underway. She said no thought has gone into costs yet, and as the concern so far is resident driven, she will inform people of what comes out of the environmental assessment and see what happens from there.

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