Village outlines ambitious goals for this year

  • Jul. 20, 2009 1:00 p.m.

Completing the water system, anticipating road maintenance needs, investigating secondary sewage treatment options, establishing broader tourism connections and developing an industrial park are all part of Queen Charlotte’s priorities for the coming year. The Village of Queen Charlotte’s annual report was made available before the July 6 council meeting. The report outlines accomplishments from 2008 and looks toward future plans. Mayor Carol Kulesha states that much previous planning came to fruition in 2008. The funds for Spirit Square and phase two of the community park, as well as the water project are in the bank, she wrote. As well, the skateboard park was completed and further planning for the area got underway. “Supplying safe and adequate basic services remains the highest priority of council,” she wrote. Future success for the water utility will include completion of the Stanley Lake/Honna River water source project and the provision of odourless, good tasting drinking water. Water meter data will be analyzed and a plan for water conservation implemented. According to the audited financial statements, Queen Charlotte raised $1,054,768 in taxes, grants, services and other revenue in 2008. The village spent $779,263.

Just Posted

Grim situation in coming year for northwest, B.C. fisheries

Annual post-season review in Prince Rupert informs DFO on how to manage 2019 fishing season

Another windstorm expected Monday, causing ferry delay

With another windstorm expected to hit Haida Gwaii on Monday afternoon, BC… Continue reading

Jason Alsop, Gaagwiis, elected Haida Nation president

Jason Alsop, Gaagwiis, is the newly elected president of the Council of… Continue reading

On the Wing: Small birds and berries

By Margo Hearne Into the chill. The Christmas Bird Counts will be… Continue reading

Saturday storm to hit Haida Gwaii with 80 to 100 km/h winds

A strong southeast storm is expected to hit coastal areas of Haida… Continue reading

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

Out of the doghouse: B.C. city lifts ban on pup who barked too much at dog park

Cameron the Shetland sheepdog is allowed back into Uplands off-leash dog park under some conditions.

No flood of extremist returnees to Canada expected, federal report says

The report says some 190 people with connections to Canada are suspected of terrorist activity abroad

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec

The Huawei case has threatened to complicate U.S.-China efforts to resolve a bitter trade dispute.

Prosecutor signs off on former B.C. Liberal government’s quick-wins probe

David Butcher said in a statement released Monday that the RCMP recommended charges under the Elections Act

Canadian physicist who won Nobel Prize touts science for the sake of science

Donna Strickland, 59, said securing the field’s highest honour has given her a significant new platform

Too many die in heavy truck crashes, B.C. auditor says

Province has no mandatory driver training for commercial vehicles

B.C. city considers scrapping funds for Christmas decorations

Victoria city coun. Ben Isitt doesn’t think the government should pay for any religious symbols

Most Read