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General · 20th May 2010
Jim Abram
Well, I have been back from my holiday for almost three weeks and it seems like it never happened. The first day back, I threw myself into an all day Board meeting in Campbell River. What a shock! There were important issues that needed to be dealt with so I just just jumped right back into the fire. The holiday was great and I even came back to sunny (tough cool) weather. Quadra looks beautiful at this time of year. So many vibrant greens!

This is going to be a really short report since I am in preparation mode for meeting with three Ministers in Victoria tomorrow regarding some current events here on Quadra. More on that front after I return. Never a dull moment!

And how about those road improvements at Rebecca Spit Park? I certainly heard about the condition of the road when it was in rough shape, but I have not heard anything about it since it was fixed. Are you happy with the improvements? It would be nice to know so that I can say to the Ministry of Parks that their work was greatly appreciated. Some emails would be great and then I can pass along the information to the appropriate parties. It will go a long way for future relations when we ask for more work to be done. I hope everyone will treat the road with care, as we will not be able to get this level of grading done all the time... so drive slowly and make it last! (it keeps the dust down also). The surface will be great for our upcoming Mayday celebrations.

Speaking of Mayday, I will not be able to attend this year for the first time since I have lived on Quadra due to the fact that I will be in Toronto at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual General Meeting and convention. Local governments from right across the entire nation are represented at this gathering and it is always a wonderful infusion of energy, ideas and contacts. What I learn there is then brought home to be used in our own area for our benefit. I'll fill you in on anything exciting when I get back.

I am expecting news on the Quathiaski Cove and the Heriot Bay sewer issues any day now. I have asked for a public meeting to be held when we have the information that has been gathered and it is ready to be presented. I know this has taken a long time but it has not been from lack of trying. There have been many obstacles and I think we are past those now and ready to get on with the projects.

I am very excited about the on-going Quathiaski Cove Village project. We continue to meet almost weekly and will be having another public meeting on June 9th. Please read the article that is provided by our consultant elsewhere in this edition to catch up on where we are at and where we are headed. Lots of notice will be given about the public meeting, so keep your eyes open!

I hope that you all have a wonderful Mayday!

Feel free to call me between the hours of 8:30 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday (not on weekends, folks!) at 285-3355, or you can fax me at 285-3533 or you can email me anytime at jimabramxplornet.ca , or by mail at Box 278 in the Cove, V0P 1N0... Lots of choices.
Please note my new email address.
Respectfully submitted,
Jim Abram
Director, Discovery Islands - Mainland Inlets (Area C), SRD
spit road
Comment by fred on 26th May 2010
the fixed road is very nice however i hope that is wasn't just a bandaid fix it is a road and does require regualer mantince so it won't fall apart again. hopfully we can get some recycling containers too thanks
spit rd
Comment by Gloria on 21st May 2010
Yes, the road is greatly improved. Thanks so much to all the provincial powers that listened, Jim Abrams and especially Doug Peters and his crew. I have never seen such a good job.
My only concern now is that people will drive too fast so let's all remember to drive slowly and enjoy the view.
Love the road
Comment by Debbie on 21st May 2010
Yes, the road is a great improvement Haven't lost my car in a pothole since repair