Rural Graham Island community plan open houses Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

  • Apr. 13, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Islanders who live in Tlell, the Tow Hill Road area, or any of the other small communities on Graham Island might be interested in attending open houses this week to learn more about the draft official community plan for rural Graham Island. Consultant Rob Barrs of HB Lanarc, who has been working on the plan, will be on the islands to explain the draft plan and listen to islanders’ comments about it. “It’s really an opportunity for people to provide their feedback on the OCP,” Mr. Barrs said. “It will be revised based on what we hear from people.” The open houses will be very informal, he said. There will be display boards and maps to give an overview of the plan, community volunteers to discuss it with, and a short survey to fill out. The plan has already been circulated to government agencies and the Council of the Haida Nation and a few changes have been made based on their feedback, Mr. Barrs said. The document is long, about 100 pages, but there is also a shorter summary of the plan available. Islanders can pick up a copy at the open houses, or by downloading it from www.GrahamIslandOCP.net Open houses are scheduled for:. Wednesday, April 13 at the Trout House on Tow Hill Road , drop in from 4 pm to 8:30 pm.. Thursday, April 14 at the Tlell fire hall, drop in from 4 pm to 8:30 pm.. Saturday, April 16 in the seniors room at the Port Clements multiplex from 1-4 pm. A formal presentation will be given at 2 pm.

Just Posted

Marathon day on Haida Gwaii

Totem to Totem race looks to set another participation record

World’s largest animal spotted off coast of Haida Gwaii

Fisheries and Oceans Canada spotted the animal during their Science At-Sea mission

Two monumental poles return home to Haida Gwaii

The artifacts ended up in Vancouver by being taken, appropriated, stolen, or sold through the years

Northern B.C.’s Ridley coal terminal sold, Canada divests, First Nations to own portion

Ten per cent of shares transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation

Haida artist Derek Edenshaw helps Rupert spruce up city

A giant kraken, painted by local artists under Edenshaw’s tutelage, is now on display

Fashion Fridays: 5 casual summer dress styles

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

B.C. man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

Prime minister says he knows B.C. residents are struggling and the federal government is open to ideas

Clock’s ticking to share how you feel about Daylight Saving Time in B.C.

Provincial public survey ends at 4 p.m. on Friday

B.C. First Nation’s group using ads in Texas targeting company for fuel spill

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

Most Read