April 2019 | Gambier Island – Protection of Riparian Areas - IMPORTANT UPDATE
The Community Information Meeting regarding proposed changes to Gambier Island Riparian Area Regulations which was to take place during the April 27th Local Trust Committee Business Meeting has been CANCELLED due to adverse weather conditions. Please note however that the LTC Business Meeting will go ahead as planned at 1:30 PM at the Gambier Island Community Hall. Those who planned to attend the CIM on April 27th are encouraged to register for the webinar instead. Details shown below.
The Gambier Island Local Trust Committee is hosting a webinar on April 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM on proposed changes to riparian area protection on Gambier Island. The information and invitations have been mailed to property owners and residents of Gambier Island. To register for the information webinar please click on this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4001464059629646860.
August 2018 | Keats Island Shoreline Protection Project - Presentation and Survey *THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED*
At the April 19, 2018 LTC regular meeting, the LTC endorsed a Project Charter for the Keats Island Shoreline Protection Project. More information is available on the project webpage. A survey regarding this project is now CLOSED.
September 2017 | Special Local Trust Committee Meeting
The Gambier Local Trust Committee will be holding a special meeting regarding rezoning application GM-RZ-2004.1 on Wednesday, September 20th. Access the meeting calendar here for more information.
June 2017 | Our groundwater, our responsibility – workshop coming to your island
Join Islands Trust and partners for a free workshop on wells and their impacts on groundwater. Find out the details of a workshop near you.
January 2017 | Gambier Island Local Trust Committee Special Meeting
The Gambier Island LTC is hosting a public session between Gambier Island residents and representatives of the Squamish Nation on February 2, 2017 at 1:30pm in the Harbourview Room of the John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver. The public is welcome to attend.
January 2017 | Gambier Island Advisory Planning Commission
The Gambier Island Advisory Planning Commission will be receiving their orientation on Friday January 6, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Gambier Island Community Centre. The public is welcome to attend.
November 2016 | Comments on Sunshine Coast Fixed Link Study Consultation
The Sunshine Coast Fixed Link Feasibility Study public consultation closed on November 8, 2016. The Gambier Island Local Trust Committee Chair submitted a letter describing how a fixed link project could impact the Gambier Associated Islands and Local Trust Area. The Islands Trust Chair submitted a letter describing Trust Area interests.
November 2016 | Letter of support regarding a federal park on Gambier Island
Letter of support from MLA Jordan Sturdy to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the CEO of Parks Canada regarding a federal park on Gambier Island.
October 2016 | Public Comment on BURNCO Application
The BURNCO Aggregate Project Application comment period closed on October 3, 2016. The Gambier Islands Local Trust Committee Chair submitted a letter describing how the project could impact the goals of the Gambier Island Official Community Plan, and the Islands Trust Chair submitted a letter describing Trust Area interests.
August 2016 | Results of Community Survey
Thank you to everyone who participated in the preliminary Gambier OCP Community Survey. The results can be found here.
March 2016 | Trustee Reports
Click here to read Trustee Stamford's Report and click here to read Trustee Rogers' Trustee Report for March 2016.
March 2016 | Correspondence to Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Click here to read Trustee Rogers' letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding Woodfibre LNG Project.
February 2016 | Notice of Special Meeting
A Special Meeting of the Gambier LTC was scheduled for February 19, 2016 for the purpose of considering the issuance of a Development Variance Permit. Click here to view the Notice and Proposed Permit.
January 2016 | Notice of Public Hearing
A Public Hearing for proposed Bylaw No. 128 was scheduled for January 21, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. Read the Notice of Public Hearing for full details. To learn more about this proposed bylaw, click here.
May 2015 | Howe Sound Science and Knowledge Workshop
Islands Trust Fund staff attended a Howe Sound Science and Knowledge workshop on March 27, 2015 and has provided a summary of the workshop’s events.
May 2015 | BURNCO application update
The BURNCO application to the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is slated to arrive in the summer. The EAO is inviting the public to submit their ideas for improving public consultation for this application. The online discussion is open until May 26, 105 at http://engage.gov.bc.ca/environmentalassessment/.
March 2015 | Submissions to EAO regarding Woodfibre LNG
As part of the public comment period for the Environmental Assessment for the Woodfibre LNG project, the Islands Trust sent in three letters (from the Islands Trust Chair and from the local trustees) as well as a submission as a member of the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) working group for the project.
March 2015 | Soft Shorelines Construction Showcase
Contractors, builders, architects, landscape architects, realtors, engineers, and biologists who work in the Gambier Local Trust Area are invited to a Soft Shoreline Development Showcase on March 25th. RSVP requested by March 18, 2015. Click here for more information >>
March 2015 | Roundtable Discussion on Gambier with Woodfibre LNG, Ltd
Woodfibre LNG Limited, in cooperation with the Sunshine Coast Regional District and Gambier Island Local Trust Committee, is hosting a Roundtable Discussion on Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Gambier Community Centre, 721 Andy’s Bay Road, Gambier Island. Read more>>
January 2015 | Public Consultation on Woodfibre LNG Proposal
Woodfibre LNG Ltd has submitted the application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO). The public comment period on the environmental and technical details of the application will commence on Jan 22 to March 9 with open houses being held in Squamish (Jan 28), West Vancouver (Jan 29), and Bowen Island (Jan 30). Read More >>
December 2014 | Trustee Welcome
We would like to welcome Kate-Louise Stamford and Dan Rogers as the Trustees for the Gambier Local Trust Area. We are also pleased to announce that Trustee Susan Morrison from the Lasqueti Local Trust Area will be acting as the chairperson for the Local Trust Committee.
November 2014 | Meeting Cancelled
At its October 23, 2014, meeting the LTC resolved to cancel their November 27, 2014, business meeting.
September 2014 | Howe Sound Industrial Applications Update
Staff has prepared a memorandum tracking the response procedures for Gambier LTC and the Islands Trust regarding the various industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound.
April 2014 | Gambier Island LTC asks Minister for Consultation on Woodlots
In a letter to Minister Thomson, the Gambier Island Local Trust Committee Chair describes a history of a lack of consultation, community impacts of 25% of Gambier Island being up for active logging and asks for a public meeting.
March 2104 | Presentation on possible Cumulative Effects Framework for Howe Sound
On February 21, the Gambier Local Trust Committee hosted a webinar for the Howe Sound Community Forum. Staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations (FLNRO) presented a powerpoint on a possible Cumulative Effects Framework for Howe Sound.
January 2014 | How to Care for my Shoreline
Please visit the new Islands Trust shoreline development web resource, "How to Care for my Shoreline" webpages.
November 2013 | Community Woodlots on Gambier Island
Correspondence between the Gambier LTC and Sunshine Coast Resource Operations (FLNRO) regarding the upcoming community Woodlots on Gambier Island.
October 2013 | Community Woodlots on Gambier Island
The Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations answers questions about the upcoming licensing of two Community Woodlots on Gambier - updated with new questions and answers. Read more>>
September 2013 | Associated Islands Land Use Bylaw
The Associated Islands Land Use Bylaw No. 120 has been officially adopted. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to finish this project!
April 2013 - Proposed Bylaw No. 120 Community Information Meeting Presentation from April 10, 2013
March 2013 | Greening our Shores
February 2013 | Bylaw No. 120
Proposed Bylaw No. 120 Gambier Associated Islands Land Use Bylaw was given first reading on January 31, 2013