DFO investigates work close to Cherry Creek

Carrie Mishima, DFO communications advisor, said the DFO have received a report of “possible non-compliance” with the Fisheries Act.

Clearing and cutting happening along Cherry Creek Road has garnered a lot of public attention.

An investigation by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is underway concerning a property adjacent to Cherry Creek on Moore Road, where trees have been cut down and land cleared.

Carrie Mishima, DFO communications advisor, said the DFO have received a report of “possible non-compliance” with the Fisheries Act related to “works in the Cherry Creek area.”

Mishima said she doesn’t know much about the investigation but said the DFO is looking into the report. A DFO vehicle was seen in the vicinity of Cherry Creek on Tuesday afternoon.

Alex Dyer, city planner, said the land is in the Agricultural Land Reserve and if it’s being used for agricultural reasons the owner doesn’t need a permit for clearing or cutting trees.

Dyer added he also doesn’t know too much about what exactly the property owner plans to do with the land.

Rumours on social media have spread that the property is being used for planting hay or as a cattle farm, but the News was not able to confirm the rumours.

A person on the property said the owner has no interest in talking to the media.




Just Posted

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

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

Alberni group focuses on stigmatization as biggest barrier to opioid crisis

Community session planned to raise dialogue on opioid crisis response

Cherry Creek firefighters mourn former deputy chief

Brian Brick is the second Alberni Valley firefighter to die of work-related cancer in January

Port Alberni to consider the future of McLean Mill

City council will be holding a committee of the whole meeting on Jan. 21

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

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

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

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

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

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

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

Most Read