Islands 2050 - Open House & Group Discussions on Denman Island
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Denman Island Community Hall - 1196 Northwest Road
You're invited to join the Islands 2050 conversation on Denman Island!
Islands 2050 is a trust wide engagement process designed to help plan for the challenges and opportunities the Islands Trust Area will face in the next 30 years, particularly as we prepare for the realities of climate change. We want to understand your priorities for the next 30 years as we face this critical time in preserving and protecting this unique region.
We will be hosting a drop-in Open House during the length of the event as well as breaking out into groups, and rotating throughout the room answering questions and having discussions.
Your comments will be used to guide future planning and updates to the Islands Trust Policy Statement, the foundational document that guides the preserve and protect mandate of this special-purpose government. The Policy Statement guides decisions about island landscapes and the waters surrounding them. It includes recommendations to other levels of government and informs how local oﬀicial community plans (OCPs) and land use bylaws are developed.
We encourage you to come out and share your comments! For more information about the Islands 2050 project, please go onto our website page: www.islandstrust.bc.ca/islands2050.
April 2019 | Community Workshop - Denman Farm Plan
You are invited to participate in a World Café Style Workshop being held at the Denman Island Community Hall on April 24, 2019 at 7:00PM. Participants will be working in facilitated groups to review proposed changes to the Denman Island Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw in order to implement the Denman Island Farm Plan. The evening's agenda and workshop details can be found here. To RSVP or for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 2019 | Denman Island Local Trust Committee SPECIAL MEETING
A Special Meeting of the Denman Island Local Trust Committee will be held at the Denman Activity Centre on April 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to hold a Regular Business Meeting of the Local Trust Committee.
April 2019 | Denman Island Advisory Planning Commission Meeting
The Denman Island Advisory Planning Commission will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Denman Activity Centre Lounge, 1111 Northwest Road, Denman Island, BC. The APC will discuss Denman Housing Association proposed Affordable Housing Development application for Denman Island.
March 2019 | Denman Island Local Trust Committee business meeting CANCELLED
The April 4, 2019 meeting of the Denman Island Local Trust Committee has been cancelled. A Special Meeting to hold a Regular Business Meeting has been scheduled on April 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM.
August 2018 | Housing Needs Assessment Report
Housing needs assessments are the first step a community can take to understand the gap(s) between the housing needs of its people and the availability of suitable housing to meet that need. The Northern Region Housing Needs Assessment is available here.
Further information on Housing in the Islands Trust is available here.
July 2018 | Denman Island and Hornby Island Local Trust Committee Inter-governmental meetings with K’ómoks First Nation
At the invitation of the K’ómoks First Nation, the Denman Island and Hornby Island Local Trust Committees (along with some Islands Trust staff) attended a series of three inter-governmental meetings at the K’ómoks First Nation office.
The meetings were held on February 20, March 19, and June 11-12, and aimed to facilitate building stronger inter-governmental relationships between the K’ómoks First Nation and the Islands Trust (and other local governments in the area).
Following the conclusion of the meeting series, the Denman Island and Hornby Island Local Trust Committees shared their thoughts from the meetings with the K’ómoks First Nation. These reflections are available here.
July 2018 | Community Information Meeting August 2, 2018
There was a Community Information Meeting regarding Bylaws 228 and 229 (Denman Farm Plan Implementation) on Thursday August 2nd at 6:00PM at the Denman Island Activity Centre, 1111 Northwest Road. More information on the project may be found on the project page. Further information regarding this meeting will be posted on our website prior to the meeting.
July 2018 | LTC Prohibits Driving on the Beach - Bylaw No. 225 adopted
One June 26, 2018 the LTC adopted a bylaw amendment (Bylaw No. 225) that prohibits driving on the beach in the marine zones of W1, W3, and W4. The development of this bylaw amendment was in response to concern about driving on the beach, an activity which may negatively impact sensitive shoreline habitat vital to forage fish and a myriad of other species. For more information, please see this page.
June 2018 | UPDATED - Advisory Planning Commission Meeting - June 26, 2018
A further meeting of the Denman Island Advisory Planning Commission (APC) took place on June 26, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Denman Activity Centre. The APC considered a referral from the Denman Island Local Trust Committee regarding proposed Bylaw Amendments 228 and 229 for the Denman Island Farm Plan Implementation project. The APC referral and proposed Bylaws 228 and 229 can be found on our website. Members of the public are welcome to observe.
Northern Region Housing Needs Assessment and Islands Trust Housing Survey - CLOSED
In early 2018 the Islands Trust Council conducted a housing needs assessment for the Northern Region of the Islands Trust. The survey is now closed and results will be reported to Local Trust Committees in early 2018.
For further information regarding housing in the Islands Trust, please click here.
July, 2017 | Denman Island Advisory Planning Commission Meeting
The Denman Island Advisory Planning Commission (APC) will be meeting on July 25th to discuss the Farm Plan Implementation Project referral from the Denman Island Local Trust Committee (LTC). Find out more details here.
June 2016 | Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing For Bylaw Nos. 219 & 220
A Community Information Meeting (CIM) to be followed by a Public Hearing at 1:30 pm was held on Saturday, June 25th at the Denman Activity Centre, at 1 p.m., regarding a rezoning application intended to rezone lands (DE-RZ-2015.1) to allow for the donation of lands to the Valens Brook Nature Reserve in exchange for a transfer of one density to a receiving parcel on Crescent Road and one density to the OCP density bank.
May 2016 | Bylaws No. 212 and 213
Denman Island Bylaw Nos. 212 and No. 213 were given final reading and adopted at the May 17, 2016 meeting of the Denman Island Local Trust Committee (LTC). The intent and purpose of Bylaw Nos. 212 and 213 is to facilitate the implementation of the Provincial Riparian Areas Regulation.
May 2016 | Community Information Meeting For Bylaw Nos. 219 & 220
A Community Information Meeting (CIM) was held on May 16 in the Denman Seniors lounge, starting at 7 p.m., regarding a rezoning application intended to rezone lands (DE-RZ-2015.1) to allow for the donation of lands to the Valens Brook Nature Reserve in exchange for a transfer of one density to a receiving parcel on Crescent Road and one density to the OCP density bank.
Information on density transfers can be found here:
Staff reports and other information regarding the application may be found here:
January 2016 | Bylaw No. 216
The Denman Island (Tourist Accommodation) Bylaw No. 216 was adopted by the Denman Island Local Trust Committee by Resolution Without Meeting (RWM) on January 30, 2016. This bylaw will allow for a second set of cooking facilities for the use of customers in association with a Home-based Guest Accommodation operation (often referred to as bed and breakfast home occupations) as permitted by the Denman Land Use Bylaw. These changes will be consolidated into the Denman Island Land Use Bylaw No. 186.
August 2015 | Bylaws No. 212 and 213
Denman Island Bylaw Nos. 212 and No. 213 were given second reading at the July 21, 2015 meeting of the Denman Island Local Trust Committee (LTC). The LTC also directed that a Public Hearing be scheduled for September 8, 2015 for the proposed bylaws. The intent and purpose of proposed Bylaw Nos. 212 and 213, if adopted, is to facilitate the implementation of the Provincial Riparian Areas Regulation.
June 2015 | Supreme Court Orders Sale of Denman Property in a Bylaw Enforcement Case
The B.C. Supreme Court ordered the sale of a Denman Island property to recover legal costs earlier awarded to the Denman Island Local Trust Committee in ongoing litigation with a landowner. - See more here.
November 2014 | Bylaw No. 210 and 211
The Denman Island (Housing Needs) Bylaws No. 210 and No. 211 were adopted by the Denman Island Local Trust Committee on November 30, 2014. These bylaws allow for secondary suites and secondary housing units on lands zoned "R2" (Rural Residential), "A" (Agriculture), "F" (Forestry) and "RE" (Resource).
April 2014 | Denman LTC Halts Bylaw Enforcement Actions re: Pentlatch Seafoods
Letter to K’ómoks First Nation acknowledges outcome of treaty negotiations may affect zoning authority in the area.
May 2013 | Comox Valley Regional District Aquaculture Review
The Comox Valley Regional District is undergoing a review of their aquaculture policies. Information on the process and the proposed amendments is available on their website.
February 2013 | Greening our Shores
November 2012 | Denman Island Farm Plan
After nearly three years of hard work, the Denman Island Farm Plan is complete!
November 2011 | Denman Island Community Heritage
Denman Island Community Heritage Register has been adopted, commemorating the Denman Island Community Hall and the Marcus Isbister Old School Centre