Administrative error involving Jungle Beach to be corrected

  • Jun. 20, 2011 2:00 p.m.

The regional district is going to take over the tenure at Jungle Beach, directors decided last Friday night (June 17) in Sandspit. The change comes after an error following Queen Charlotte’s incorporation, which left it responsible for the Jungle Beach area.”When we incorporated, we got the property.but it was a mistake, as it’s outside our jurisdiction. It should go back to the regional district,” QC Mayor Carol Kulesha said Friday. “The community has been looking after it, so it hasn’t been costing anything,” said Joan Merrick, Chief Administrative Officer of the regional district, “but in the future, funds will be needed for upkeep.” “I would like to establish a bylaw to see if the residents at Lawn Hill are willing to accept liability for replacing structures,” said Area E Director, Evan Putterill. “We need to do some catch up on this,” said Ms Merrick. “The tenure. is about to expire,” she said, adding that the change needs to be made in the next year. “We are willing to take back the land at Lawn Hill,” said Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem. He asked to have the staff research whether members of the Lawn Hill community would be willing to participate, as well as creating a bylaw for the area. Ms Kulesha agreed. “We should transfer the property, establish a bylaw and see if the residents will go along with it,” she said. Ms Merrick said she will have a bylaw drafted and presented to the regional district by the end of the year. The province is willing to give the regional district tenure for $1 a year, but will require proof of $2,000,000 insurance coverage, a letter from the HG Natural Resources District said.

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii seabird conservation highlighted at international congress

Bird Studies Canada’s David Bradley is co-convening a symposium on biosecurity for island species

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Ferry sailing delayed after divers check Northern Adventure

Divers called in to check propeller shaft, sailing to Haida Gwaii now 140 minutes behind

Haida Gwaii fishery staff gear up for marine mammal rescues

Haida fishery guardians and DFO fishery officers better equipped to rescue marine mammals

Social media, digital photography allow millennials to flock to birdwatching

More young people are flocking to birdwatching than ever, aided by social media, digital photography

Vehicle fire on the Coquihalla

Heavy congestion in north bound lanes

Prime minister greeted by B.C. premier as cabinet retreat begins

PM Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan meet in advance of federal cabinet meetings in Nanaimo

Are your kids anxious about going back to school?

BC Children’s Hospital offers tips to help your children be mindful and reduce stress

New trial ordered for James Oler in B.C. child bride case

Meanwhile, appeal court dismisses Emily Blackmore’s appeal of guilty verdict

This trash heap in Vancouver could be yours for $3.9 million

Sitting atop 6,000 square feet, the home was built in 1912, later destroyed by fire

Team Canada’s next game postponed at Little League World Series

They’re back in action on Wednesday against Peurto Rico

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Said he and Trump arranged payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election

Former Trump aide Paul Manafort found guilty of eight charges

A mistrial has been declared for the other 10 charges against him

Most Read