Some brief items from the District of Port
Hardy council meeting last week:
• Coun. Pat Corbett-Labatt suggested residents,
even if they don’t sign up for Telus services,
allow Telus to put their lines to homes.
“Right now, there’s no charge to string the
line to your house,” said Corbett-Labatt.
“It’s free now, later
on it may not be.”
• Despite concerns from staff,
councillors decided to allow the
North Island Relay for Life
Committee to block the fire
lane at Port Hardy Secondary
School for the event May 27.
The committee also said in a letter
to the district it will be delivering letters to
people in the surrounding neighbouhoods to
notify them of the event (which runs from 6
p.m. until midnight) “And we will do everything
withing our power to mitigate the noise.”
• Courtenay city council is considering a bylaw
that will ensure there’s free parking at the new
Comox Valley Hosital. Campbell River did exactly
that recently. This is a good thing for North
Islanders, said Mayor Hank Bood.
“This is good for the citizens of Port Hardy
who can find a free parking space after travelling
three hours,” said Bood.
• Coun. Fred Robertson, with
a laugh, to the mayor after the
discussion about sending the
district’s input to the BC Ferries
Commission about the
purchase of a new vessel (see
story page 1): “Can you guarantee
our suggestions will be
• Council and staff gave their
approval to Port Hardy Minor Hockey to put
a water bottle filling station/fountain at Don
Cruickshank Memorial Arena. Port Hardy
Minor Hockey says it will purchase the station
and pay for the associated electrical costs.
Similar units are already in the Port McNeill’s
Chilton Regional Arena and Fort Rupert School.