A weekly roundup of noteworthy news in municipalities across B.C.
Although it took 143 years, the BC government is finally trying to make amends with the Hesquiaht First Nation in Port Alberni for the wrongful hanging of one of their ancestors, John Anietsachist.
Closer to home, the B.C. government is also under the hot seat for violating the terms of its environmental approval for construction of the $1.2-billion South Fraser Perimeter Road.
The Port Mann bridge saga continues with the recent announcement that it will officially open with eight lanes on Saturday Dec. 1 with half-price tolls of $1.50 for regular cars will kick in a week later on Dec. 8. So, we’ll finally be able assess its real impact on the gridlock it was meant to alleviate and its impact, if any, on untolled crossings.
The Nordic ski season is officially getting underway in the North Okanagan as more than 20 kilometres of cross-country ski trails officially open Friday at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. I’m sure locals can’t wait for the same!
As the old saying goes: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Out came the usual arguments against making proposed amendments to White Rock’s single-family zoning bylaw on Tuesday to limit the permitted floor areas. Oddly enough. the proposed changes were made due to the community outrage at the $2-million, 14,000-square-foot home under construction at the corner of Cliff Avenue and Kent Street. One can’t win….