Community viability report due soon

  • May. 25, 2007 2:00 p.m.

The final draft of community viability report has been circulating on the islands for several weeks, but the public has yet to see it.
Steve Nicol of Lions’ Gate Consulting is expecting final comments back from the steering committee of island elected leaders and he and his co-worker Victor Cumming will make one more trip to the islands very soon. The report has been through three or four drafts.
The community viability planning process has been underway since the fall and included strategy sessions and planning with island elected officials and other stakeholders including small business, tourism industry, forestry, arts and cultural workers. The process began as a part of the memorandum of understanding between the province and the Council of the Haida Nation which came out of the Islands Spirit Rising initiative.
Mr. Nicol says they will hold a final workshop with the stakeholders who attended planning sessions in the fall and go over who is going to implement the strategy and the resources needed.
The Observer could not obtain a copy of the report, nor determine when the public would be able to have a look at it.

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