Regional district briefs: airport land clearing, new signage and more

Airport land clearing, new highway signage and more at the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board table.

First Nations highway signage

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is looking into adding first nations’ area names to highway signage within the ACRD. Staff will be speaking to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to see if dual-language signs like the ones on the Sea-to-Sky are a possibility here. The District of Tofino has similar signs on its multi-use path.

West Bamfield Dock divestiture

Bamfield director Keith Wyton said that he is opposed to the federal government’s plans to divest of the West Bamfield dock, saying that his small community will be unable to fund its maintenance and operations. The ACRD will send a letter of opposition to Transport Canada.

ACRD renews VIHA contract

The regional district has entered into a three year contract with Island Health in order to provide funding for a contractor position at a cost of $80,000 annually. The contractor will provide support for continued operation of the Alberni-Clayoquot Health Network. Currently, Marcie DeWitt holds the contract.

Land clearing continues

The ACRD board of directors voted to complete the land clearing of area 1 at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport by grinding wood debris. The cost will be $10,000.

 

ICET hits

10th year

The Island Coastal Economic Trust is hitting its 10 year anniversary in 2016 and with that the end of its funding is nearing. ACRD chair Josie Osborne said that it was important to continue to lobby the provincial government for continued funding.

Abattoir feasibility study

The ACRD has contracted out the abattoir feasibility study to Janco Associates Business Consulting at a cost of $10,000.