Monday, June 23, 2014

Alaska Earthquake-No Tsunami Warning In Tofino

Posted 33 minutes ago – U.S. Geological Survey
An earthquake with magnitude 8.0 occurred near Attu Station, AK at 20:53:10.70 UTC on Jun 23, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Water Restrictions in Effect

Eight years after the famous water shortage of 2006 we seem to be still having water problems.Millions spent on Campbell St beautification but virtually nothing has changed with the Bay St. part of the water system.Still only one small tank on Barr's Mountain.......
The Sharp Rd plant was built since 2006 and the Ahkmaksis reservoir expanded and a new million gallon tank activated at six mile but still we have problems in the middle of June.There should be a public inquiry into the Tofino Water System.

Recycling Meeting

Subject: Tofino Town Hall Meeting on Recycling: this Thursday night at 7:00 pm (Council Chambers)

Town Hall Meeting on Recycling
Thursday June 19
7:00 pm to ~8:00 pm
Tofino Council Chambers
Recycling and solid waste (aka garbage) pickup and disposal are managed by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD). The current contractor for Tofino and Ucluelet recycling and waste pick-up and transfer is Son Bird Refuse and Recycling.
Changes to the residential curbside recycling program on the West Coast began May 19, 2014 as a result of a new agreement between the ACRD and Multi-Material BC (MMBC). While there are many positive changes in the program (such as new items being picked up that were previously not), there is some confusion and frustration.  Therefore, Son Bird Refuse and Recycling has offered to host a Town Hall Meeting to explain these changes and let us know how we should best be using the current program.
Please come on out to learn more about the recycling program on the West Coast and give your feedback. Residents and business owners are welcome.
In addition to the Son Bird owners (Chris and John Bird), Dan Harrison from the Raincoast Education Society will be present (the RES is contracted by the ACRD to do recycling education) and I will be there too, as your political representative to the ACRD. We will all try to answer your questions as best we can!
Some good links to take a look at before coming to the Town Hall meeting are:  

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Downtown Re-vitalization or a "War on Cars" ??

Many readers have asked for a post regarding the Campbell St project and the two new 4-way stop signs.....even some enviros think the new stop signs are stupid while some eco-weenies see the reduction in parking spots and new stop signs as an opening skirmish for the "War on Cars ".....their thinking is that with less parking and more interruption to traffic flow that even red-necks will ride bicycles.....I saw several cars blow through the stop signs and no bicycles stopped at all.....your comments please....

Monday, June 9, 2014

What is wrong here ??

Council will spend millions to make Campbell St look like the entrance to Disneyland,put an expensive custom cedar roof on a washroom at the beach but continue to allow the firehall to rot.They won't even cover up the graffiti on the firehall.Are they so busy spending RMI money like drunken sailors that they no longer care about our fire department ? No shortage of action when it came to the Weeping Willow Woman or discussions about higher learning ! The speedbumps and NO Parking signs at Chestermans Beach went in incredibly fast !! Can you imagine what condition Harold Monk's house would be in if the District of Tofino were to take possession ? No doubt it would look like the firehall in no time !

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Good News

Good news on the sewer system.Blake Medlar will be assisting the District of Tofino with the Liquid Waste Management Plan.
Mr. Medlar spent many years with the BC Ministry of Environment as

Section Head, Environment Management, Government and Compliance Section

BC Ministry of Environment, Environmental Protection Division

Directs, coordinates and plans regulatory activities regarding the authorization and monitoring of waste discharges throughout Vancouver Island and North Coast;
Delegated statutory authority of ‘Director” under British Columbia's Environmental Management Act;
Granting rights for waste discharges to the air, land and water by exercising Director’s authority;
Participant in the development of business plans and regional strategies;
Accountable for regulating waste management in the region through all sectors including agricultural, aquaculture, organic matter recycling, municipal solid and liquid waste
Responsible for building positive relationships with First Nations, Federal, Provincial, local governments, public as well as the commercial/industrial sector;
Accountable for engineering, technical reports and ministerial briefings prepared by staff;
Accountable for a sections annual budget;
Regional representative on many committees, recently a member for the Municipal Wastewater Regulation which governs municipal wastewater discharges.
Glad to see the District taking a more serious approach to wastewater management.......