VESSEL MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION OPEN FOR PUBLIC FEEDBACK!
For years the proliferation of deep-sea vessels using the Southern Gulf Islands as a parking lot has caused environmental and social challenges. We have heard stories of environmental degradation, excessive noise, light and greenhouse gas emissions negatively impacting the Salish Sea.
For years, constituents of Saanich North and the Islands have written my office, Member of Parliament Elizabeth May’s office, and Transport Canada demanding they stop storing vessels in this sensitive ecosystem while they wait an invitation into Vancouver Port.
It has been incredibly difficult to get information from the federal government. Frustration is growing.
In the 2020 provincial election, the BC NDP government committed to working with the federal government to address this issue. They have yet to act in any meaningful way.
For the month of November, the Active Vessel Management Program team is receiving feedback.
They are hosting an open house on Pender Island on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. If you cannot make it to the in-person event on Pender you can join an online session on November 22, 2022.