Council disbands committees

PORT HARDY-Single Community Consultative Committee approved with broader mandate

Council is seeking applications for a new Community Consultative Committee after passing a motion on Tuesday to disband several established committees in favour of one with a broader mandate.

Council made the decision to replace the Parks and Recreation, Public Events, Measuring Up, and Planning/Harbour Commissions in order to “address capacity issues,” said Mayor Bev Parnham.

“It mirrors what is already occurring in other communities and reflects the realities that face small communities around attracting and retaining members for multiple committees,” she said.

The Mayor went on to express Council’s appreciation for the “dedication” and “invaluable input” that Committee members have provided in the past.

Those interested in applying to the new committee are invited to check the District’s website, porthardy.ca, for full details and contact information.

 

Safety addressed

The Council also agreed to remove playground equipment from the park on Upper Carnarvon after it was deemed to fall below Health and Safety standards.

A recent letter from Upper Carnarvon residents Mr. and Mrs. Minar to Council outlined some of the issues with the play area. The letter coincided with a risk-control survey being conducted on Port Hardy’s parks. The survey concluded that the Upper Carnarvon Park did indeed fall below Playspace standards, citing the sharp edges on equipment and risk of equipment failure.

Councillors resolved to remove the equipment as soon as possible and requested a report into the options for the future of the park.

 

Bylaws and amendments

Council passed a Vacant Buildings Bylaw which will give more powers to the District to force landlords to secure vacant properties.

Amendments to the Animal Control Bylaw will result in the establishment of an off-leash zone at the green-space on Trustee Road, beside North Island College.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: watchdog

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

News from Port McNeill’s July 15 council meeting

Next council meeting will be held Aug. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Devil’s Bath is the largest cenote in Canada

“This trail is rough and should be executed with caution”

OPINION: MP Rachel Blaney takes aim at coastal fisheries restrictions

“We all share in the responsibility of taking care of our salmon habitats and populations”

Northern Vancouver Island regional science fair winners – 2019

Daniel Kornylo won one of the 12 provincial science fair awards.

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

Most Read