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Regional Board Briefs

Water extraction

Powell River Regional District directors passed a motion to advise the province’s Integrated Land Management Bureau that they have no objection to issuing eight licences of occupation for commercial water bottling purposes on creeks in the Toba Inlet area. The regional district learned the licences were for 30 years, not 10 years. The motion is subject to two conditions being met, that the extracted water is bottled in British Columbia and that the regional district receives a referral if there are any significant changes to the water licensing tenures.


Directors passed a motion to accept the proposal from Flame Design to prepare the regional district’s new website and logo design, at a cost of $11,500 plus taxes.

Board procedures

Directors adopted a board procedure bylaw, which has been expanded from the previous version. The most substantive change is the provision for directors to attend some meetings via electronic means, under particular circumstances. A regular agenda item, media enquiries has been changed to question period to allow questions from the public as well as media.

Ferry authority

Directors endorsed Helen Anderson as the regional district's nominee for an appointment to the BC Ferry Authority board of directors.

Library board

Directors appointed Richard Turner as the regional district's representative to the Powell River Public Library board, for a two-year term starting January 2011. Since Turner lives on Texada Island, directors agreed to cover ferry costs for his attendance at board meetings.

Pilot project

Directors passed a motion to advise the ministry of community, sport and cultural development that the regional district is not interested in participating in a pilot project to waive ministerial approval of official community plans and regulatory bylaws at this time.