More voices for MIEDS to hold public meeting

  • Jul. 6, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Two councillors from Queen Charlotte have added their voices to those who think the Misty Islands Economic Development Society ought to hold a public annual general meeting. MIEDS surprised a lot of islanders last month when the Observer revealed it had held its annual general meeting without inviting the public, something the publicly-funded body had never done before. That prompted Port Clements council to vote in favour of asking MIEDS to hold at least one public meeting. And now, two councillors in Queen Charlotte have agreed.”We prefer an open process. I attended accidentally the annual general meeting. …my preference would be to have a more open public meeting,” Councillor Greg Martin said at Monday’s council meeting, while Councillor Leslie Johnson also spoke in favour of public meetings.”I would echo that. I realize societies have members and annual general meetings are for the members.they by right should be open to the public to attend. I think it important that annual general meetings be held in public.” Ms Johnson also said the strategic planning public meetings MIEDS held in late June were “a great step, but they don’t replace a public annual general meeting”. Queen Charlotte Acting Mayor Ellen Cranston indicated she had no concerns with the closed annual meeting, and felt that Mayor Carol Kulesha, who is MIEDS’s vice-chair (and was absent from the council meeting) does a good job informing council of what MIEDS is doing. MIEDS’s board of directors is composed only of regional district and village representatives. It held its first-ever closed annual general meeting May 31 in conjunction with its strategic retreat.

Just Posted

The Drive Home: Self-bettering through belly buttering

By Chris Williams Have you ever experienced the sheer horror that comes… Continue reading

Rediscovery co-founder Thom Henley returns to Haida Gwaii with new memoir

Henley to speak in Old Massett Thursday night and in Queen Charlotte on Friday

Overnight fire destroys home in Tlell

Tlell firefighters are having a busy year

Crime Stoppers launches across Haida Gwaii

They aren’t the police, and they don’t want to know who you… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

“I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

Liberals look to ease concerns with housing strategy

Liberals say they look to ease affordability concerns with release of their housing strategy

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

Most Read