Colin Palmer, Powell River Regional District chair and Electoral Area C director, has been elected to the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities (AVICC) board.
Palmer was elected a director-at-large at the AVICC annual convention, held in Ucluelet in April. Palmer said there were 280 delegates at the convention and the board has representation from the entire area the organization represents.
AVICC has 51 member municipalities and regional districts from Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Central Coast.
NDP opposes pipeline
BC’s New Democratic Party (NDP) has formally registered its opposition to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project, a proposal to build a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to a port on the coast. The NDP has sent its objections to the National Energy Board’s joint review panel.
The project poses significant risks to BC’s environment and economy while offering relatively few benefits, the party said.
BC Ferries is cancelling one round trip sailing between Powell River and Vancouver Island on Saturday, May 12.
The 7:15 pm sailing from Comox and the 8:45 pm sailing from Powell River have been cancelled. The crew of the Queen of Burnaby will be deploying emergency evacuation equipment for regulatory and training purposes.
Service will resume with the 6:30 am sailing from Comox on Sunday, May 13.