Regional district should send development proposal ‘back to the closet’

Dear editor,

Re: 3L Development proposal debated by CVRD.

Dear editor,

Re: 3L Development proposal debated by CVRD.

This debate at the regional district level should not even be happening.

Hundreds of people spent thousands of hours working on the Regional Growth Strategy for the Comox Valley and before the ink is barely dry on the paper, a developer is pressuring the regional district to change the rules because “we have the best deal for you.”

The only “green” that this developer knows is the green of money. He has demonstrated in the past that he has very little appreciation for what the citizens of the Comox Valley want so the regional district board should be listening to their staff and just telling him to go away.

With Lot 71 stalled for 15 years, Trilogy still an idea on paper, Sage Hills bankrupt, and Kensington a dream in someone’s mind, to whom does he think he is going to sell his grandiose plan?

Let’s keep development within the existing municipal boundaries where there is this still room for it. Just look at all the projects along Arden road in Courtenay that have been approved but not yet built.

If 3L really wants to do something for the people of the Comox Valley, let them donate the land for greenways and parks and permanent access to the swimming at Stotan Falls.

I urge all regional board directors to stand your ground and send this proposal back to the closet where it belongs.

Pam Munroe,

Courtenay

 

Just Posted

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Three small wildfires burning west of Courtenay

The blazes are the result of a brief thunderstorm last night

B.C. BMX kid wows GoPro with homemade video

Eight-year-old Rex Johnson wins award for inventive video

Around 40,000 lightning strikes and over 200 new fires in B.C. in the past two days

‘We’re expecting that the worst of the lightning is now over’

PHOTO: Shark spotted near Vancouver beach

Woman snaps photo of a seal, heron and what’s believed to be a Pacific spiny dogfish

Possibly lightning-caused fire burns within metres of homes in Kamloops

Grass fire remains under control by BC Wildfire Service

Ferry repairs will mean sailing waits to and from Vancouver Island

B.C. Ferries is advising that repair work to one of the vessels is taking longer than expected

A year after fire, B.C. senior and his dog thankful to be together

Terry Theroux was separated from Scruffy for 3 months after evictions, fire displaced Highland residents

After World Cup lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

Now the England camp is actually asking media: Are you with us or against us?

Man missing from Fraser Valley prompts massive police operation near Grand Forks

RCMP saying little about the case of Wilfred Kilgren of Popkum who was eventually found in Creston

Take a look at K’omox National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

With performances, workshops, artisan vendors and traditional foods filling the day Thursday,… Continue reading

Most Read