Town council

The requested zoning would allow the owner to subdivide a property to build three single-family homes at 118 Sunningdale Road East.
Drivers honked their horns as the crowd walked down the street. Though the front of the line was chanting, “in out future, we want trees,” other participants could be heard saying, “no vaccines,” “no masks,” and “no 5G.”
The St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society is still waiting for a Qualicum Beach town council decision to formalize a lease agreement.
Mayor Brian Wiese and Coun. Scott Harrison voted against deferral and said it would be better to pay up and seek help from partners after.
Many who attended expressed concerns about it being outside the town’s urban containment boundary and official community plan (OCP).
“I hope we are not taking the lens for what’s best for us as politicians, but what’s best for the people we are trying to actually provide services for,” said Coun. Scott Harrison.
Coun. Scott Harrison called the reduction in height a “huge mistake.” “This is the one time we were actually going to make significant progress and we are walking away from that progress and we are calling it prudence. It’s a disgrace.”
According to Daniel Sailland, chief administrative officer, the town was “dangerously close” to needing to hire a full-time employee to help with the volume of FOIs.

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