Council applies for forest grant
City of Powell River council approved a $561,212 Powell River Community Forest application for landfill remediation funding at its November 2 meeting.
Council needs the funds to remediate a portion of the former landfill site at the east end of the Powell River Airport runway in order to complete a planned extension project, mayor Dave Formosa said at the meeting.
The city received a $1.2 million BC Air Access grant for the runway extension last April, but that money does not cover the cost of cleaning up the landfill.
In September, the city applied for a Federation of Canadian Municipalities grant for the cleanup, but a decision is not likely until January, said councillor Russell Brewer. Meanwhile, the air access grant requires the city to complete the runway extension by the end of March 2018.
When the project is complete, Formosa said the airport will be able to accommodate landing larger aircraft, including Pacific Coastal Airline’s SAAB passenger aircraft.
Homicide trial dates to be set
Trial dates for last June’s double homicide in Lund will be set later this month.
Jason Timothy Foulds appeared in Campbell River Provincial Court on October 30; his next appearance is scheduled for November 27 when trial dates will be set.
Accused in a June 17 double homicide in Lund, Foulds is charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder related to the deaths of Braxton Leask and Dylan Buckle and the shooting of Zane Hernandez.