qathet Regional District directors disagree over application – Powell River Peak

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201956 Views

February 7, 2019

An application to conduct investigative drilling for a sand and gravel quarry in Homfray Channel near Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park has been received by the province and is currently under review without the support of qathet Regional District.

At its regular board meeting on Thursday, January 24, the directors defeated a motion that would otherwise have informed the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development that it had no objection to the application made by TargetX Exploration Ltd.

In an unweighted vote involving only four electoral areas, Patrick Brabazon, Area A director, and Sandy McCormick, Area D director, voted in favour and directors Mark Gisborne, Area B, and Clay Brander, Area C, were opposed. The site is located in Area A. In the event of a tie the motion is defeated.

Brabazon said one of the reasons he voted in favour was because extracting rock is less harmful to the environment than other practices.

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