I attended the last half of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Victoria last week. I did not attend on Monday and Tuesday because I had to work.
I mostly attend UBCM for the ministerial meetings and talk to people in an informal setting. My own priorities for ministerial meetings were:
Notice went out recently to residents adjacent to the Peter Bros. asphalt plant regarding a second (temporary) processing unit. This has caused some concern on the West Bench so an update is in order:
Bottom line: Peter Bros. has withdrawn their temporary use permit (TUP) application for the second plant and has decided instead to locate the plant on PIB lands (see notice on main RDOS site). This decision effectively ends the RDOS's involvement in the issue this time around. RDOS bylaws do not apply to First Nations lands.