Creativeniss Arts Society requests funds

The Creartiveniss Arts Society has asked the Town of Port McNeill to help them open their building.

The ‘Creativeniss’ Art Society gave a ‘performance’ at the Port McNeill Town Council meeting on June 6. The society requested funds to help officially open the local recycling building as a co-operative working art space. The building currently needs re-roofing, electricity hooked up, and the water and sewer brought and connected to the building.

The society asked for the Town to pay for materials for the roof ($2,200), pay for the electrical work ($1,400), pay BC Hydro’s hookup charges and bring the water and sewer up to the building.

“We feel the Town would benefit from this reasonable investment in our community. The Town would have a building with a new roof, new electrical and running water and sewer for a very reasonable cost. Additionally, the Town would have a social space benefitting a wide range of North Island residents that could grow into a showpiece of community spirit,” wrote Society member, Kathleen McArthur, in her correspondence to Council.

So far, the non-profit society has 10 official members on the board; signed and paid a five-year building lease; joined Arts BC; obtained liability insurance; received yearly membership fees of $50 from 14 people; held a bake sale at the SD85 career fair and raised $90; held an open house attended by 50 people who all expressed their desire to help, and; created a Facebook page with currently 43 members.

Council empathized with the request, with Mayor Shirley Ackland stating “I really applaud your tenacity, getting something together like this is impressive. Well done.”

Councillor Shelley Downey asked if Council could table the request and bring it back up at their next meeting so that they could gather more information and think on it before voting.

“We absolutely could,” said Mayor Ackland, adding that the society will “hear from us by the next council meeting, as we are very aware of your timeframe.”

 

Just Posted

Police watchdog probe ‘intoxicated’ man injured in Port Hardy RCMP custody

Police responded to a house on Jan. 15 and arrested a man

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

Port Hardy RCMP request the public’s help in solving crime involving camera equipment

Please contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335 if you have any information.

Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas says district is not backing out of multiplex project

The district will be holding a multiplex open house session Jan.29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Lineup is full of new faces after the organization parted ways with 18 players over the off-season

B.C. Green leader calls for long-term legislature financial audit

Andrew Weaver says trust in clerk and sergeant at arms is gone

No charges in fatal police Taser incident in Chilliwack

RCMP watchdog concludes no evidence of excessive or disproportionate force was used by officers

Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying with taxpayers’ money

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Hua said China demands that the U.S. withdraw the arrest warrant against Meng Wanzhou

Most Read