Posts by Maurita Prato

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Community comment on controversial JDF developments

05.29.09 | Retired Campaigns |  Maurita Prato

On Thursday, May 28, about 50 Shirley residents and concerned citizens filled the Shirley Hall toask questions and comment on two proposedand controversial developmentapplications planned for the area. Ender Ilkay of Marine Holdings Ltd hasapplied to the CRD to construct an RV park, resort lodge andmultiple cabin development adjacent to the world renowned Juan de […]

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Jordan River Forest Lands- It’s an election issue!

05.07.09 | Election - BC 2009, Retired Campaigns |  Maurita Prato

Only a few months ago the Jordan River forest lands issue was quiet in the media. It seemed that people had glazed over on the issue. The status of the CRD zoning bylaws were uncertain until the end of June when the BC Court of Appeal decision is expected.These bylaw amendments were passed to slow […]

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Waiting Game

02.27.09 | General |  Maurita Prato

It’s funny to me, how juxtaposed Western Forest Products'(WFP) Duncan Kerr and Capital Regional District Board Chair Geoff Young areregarding the recent announcement by the BC Court of Appeal.  Late Wednesday February 25th theBC Court of Appeal announced that the CRD has won the right to appeal a December08 Supreme Court judgment which struck down […]

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3 simple Forest Actions this week

02.23.09 | Actions, Retired Campaigns |  Maurita Prato

Wondering what you can do this week (Feb 23-27) for the Future of BC Forests?   Here are 3 simple actions: 1. Vote on Forests to Development.  Go to Parksville Qualicum News- Question of the week poll  and vote on whether forest land should be turned into real estate developments.   At the time of writing […]

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Can a MEVA save Jordan River?

02.13.09 | Retired Campaigns |  Maurita Prato

On December 23rd, Judge Metzger (a commonly appealed Judge) sided with Western Forest Products and deemed the voting structure of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area’s (JDFEA) Land Use Committee illegal.The structure has been in place since April of 2006, with the intent of allowing neighboring municipalities who had some knowledge and interest in the […]

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A Sad Day for the Coast

01.05.09 | General |  Maurita Prato

On December 23, 2008, while most of us were sipping rum and eggnog, or out getting the Tofurky, Judge Metzger laid down his Supreme Court Decision on six progressive land use by-laws in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. It was a shocking win for Western Forest Products, and a heartbreaking loss for the Capital […]

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Fingers Crossed – Oh what a tangled web WFP weaves!

12.08.08 | Retired Campaigns |  Maurita Prato

Everyone is waiting with baited breath to hear what the BC Supreme Court judge will decide on Western Forest Products¬†(WFP) challenge of the Regional District bylaws restricting subdivision in the Juan De Fuca (JDF) Electoral Area.¬† Coastal communities, First Nations, environmentalists,surfers, hikers and the Capital Regional District all have an interest in the Court’s decision. […]

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From Horror to Hope to Heartache

11.17.08 | Retired Campaigns |  Maurita Prato

Truth be told, the last two months of my life have felt consumed by the emotional roller coaster of elections, from horror to hope to heartbreak. It all started last month, as I watched in horror, Canadians came alarmingly close to electing a majority conservative government, with the lowest voter turnout in Canadian history. Perhaps […]

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