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ANDREW FALL

Regional Director

The blooming trees portend approaching work…

Coastal Flood Risk Mapping: The qRD obtained coastal flood risk mapping for the islands in the qRD, including Lasqueti, Texada and Savary, supported by a grant from the Province. This project included detailed mapping of near-shore above and below-water elevations (bathymetry), shoreline type (e.g. gravel, rock, sand bank), near-shore infrastructure and the risk posed by the potential combined effects of storm surge, sea level rise and storm waves (based on different wind directions). Not surprisingly, most of the Lasqueti shoreline is fairly resilient, but there are some areas that have potential risks (in particular low-lying shorelines that face prevailing wind directions).  At present, only a preview of the mapping has been received. I will provide an update when more information is available.

For more information, see the qathet projects site:

Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy: The qRD is also undertaking a flood adaptation strategy, which includes a number of public engagement events. The event on April 13 was attended by several Lasqueti residents. This strategy will hopefully provide some useful tools to mitigate coastal flood risks. However, as this project is being done via the qRD Planning Service (in which Lasqueti does not participate), it does not include many specifics for Lasqueti, but much of the information is generally applicable.

For more information see the qathet projects site:

Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department “Asset Management”: The results of the survey are not yet available. An upcoming step will be public engagement on this topic. The strategy for managing LIVD assets (e.g. timing and goals of truck replacement) has high potential to affect the LIVFD service and tax levels, so it is important to ensure that your views are received.

Library: An agreement has been reached between the library and BCGEU Local 702, which represents VIRL librarians, which ended the job action that had been affecting some operations.

 

Please feel free to contact me. I am honoured to be your regional representative.

Director Andrew Fall, qathet Regional District
Contact: Tel: 250-333-8595