Referendum in Queen Charlotte likely April 9

  • Jan. 20, 2005 8:00 a.m.

Voters in Queen Charlotte and Skidegate Landing will likely be going to the polls in April to vote on whether to incorporate the community as a municipality or not.
The incorporation study committee decided Monday evening to ask Victoria to hold a referendum on the question, with the preferred date Saturday April 9.
Eleven of the thirteen committee members attended the meeting, and only one voted against recommending the referendum.
The committee also decided to hold more public information sessions, including a public meeting Wednesday March 16 and a public forum Sunday and Monday April 3 and 4. It’s also likely there’ll be other information sessions in February, time and location to be announced.
As well there will be an advance poll Wednesday March 30.
Incorporation crops up as an issue regularly in the community; the last referendum, in 1989, got a thumbs down from residents.