More info needed, says Masset

  • Mar. 30, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Masset council wants more information about the potential costs of the agricultural strategy put together by the Misty Isles Economic Development Society. Discussing the strategy Monday night (March 28), council members said they didn’t want to ratify it until they learned more about the financial implications. “I don’t know how we can approve something without a plan around what the costs are going to be and where the funds are coming from,” said mayor Barry Pages. Councillors also said they would also like more time to read through the lengthy document. The development society has asked all local governments on the islands to ratify the strategy by the end of March. The agriculture strategy outlines several ways islanders have come up with to spark more agricultural activity here, so that Haida Gwaii is less dependent on outside transportation systems and food from the mainland