Some public property not really that public

Dear editor,

There have been concerns about public access to what has been public property in the past or dormant public properties.

Dear editor,

Recently there have been  concerns about public access to what has been public property in the past or dormant public properties that are rights of ways.

The Royston trail project lies on the property has been dormant for many decades — assumed to be private — understandable that adjacent property owners are concerned the Stotan Falls property has been assumed to be public for generations.

Forestry companies becoming developers on former forested public land is much less understandable or acceptable.

In the Little River neighbourhood, Mayfair Road has been a popular public beach access, and gathering place for neighbours, fishermen and visitors for many decades. Neighbours maintained this right of way for public use — still do.

A recent adjacent property owner has obtained a “specialized driveway permit” from  the Ministry of Transportation/Infrastructure to “landscape” part of the right of way despite neighbours’ concerns.

Going forward, as the last manager said. Going forward means the public will have fewer opportunities to have a say on public properties.

Somehow, this public ownership of public property issue is way out of balance.

Phil Harrison,

Little River

 

Just Posted

Comox Valley Chamber looks back on recent achievements

Chamber of Commerce Week Feb. 18-22

What to do on Family Day in the Comox Valley

Looking for something to do this Family Day? Here are some suggestions:Courtenay… Continue reading

Deported Courtenay man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Highland Secondary student wins Horatio Alger scholarship

Jenna Leggett grew up on Read Island where there was no electricity and no roads to her home

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Steelhead LNG stops work on Kwispaa LNG project near Bamfield

Huu-ay-aht First Nations ‘deeply disappointed; Steelhead says funding is the problem

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read