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General News · 17th May 2010
FOCUS team
The 2010 Official Community Plan Revision has begun!

Does the current plan meet the needs of this community?
What do you think?

Phase 2 of the OCP Review is about to take an in-depth look at specific community planning issues on Cortes Island. During the week of May 24-28th, the OCP Review Team will be hosting a series of stakeholder meetings in order to get local knowledge into local policy development.

Here’s what’s happening:

Saturday May 22nd Seafood Festival booth
Come visit the OCP Team at the Seafood Festival on Saturday, where an information booth will be available for you to learn more about where the review is at and how you can be part of the process. Don’t forget, if you missed the Pasta Night, check-out for the results.

Monday May 24th “Picnic in the park”
It’s holiday Monday so let’s take it outside! Come and join an informal conversation about FORESTRY as it relates to community based practices down at beautiful Carrington Lagoon. Bring a picnic lunch. 1:00pm. (If you are unable to join this initial forestry meeting way down at Carrington, no worries, there will be further opportunities to talk forestry.)

Tuesday May 25th “Location, Location, Location
– Tuesday May 26th 3-6pm at the Gorge Hall
This facilitated meeting will guide participants through an exercise that will help to reveal what is working in the current OCP and where the gaps are today. The workgroup will work towards creating solutions based on the sub-visions created by the community.

Wednesday May 26th “Water Water Everywhere”
7-9pm (location TBA) More coming soon….

Thursday May 27th “Sustenance from the Sea”
Calling all SHELLFISH growers. This meeting is for you. 9-12am at the Gorge Hall
This facilitated meeting will dive right in to current aquaculture practices.

And this is just the beginning. There are many more topics to address and there will be many more opportunities to get involved. You are encouraged to call Sarah and set up a one on one meeting if you would rather share your voice in that way. The FOCUS team invites you to share your thoughts over email too. Please email or call 250 935-6778. Office hours Mon-Wed 9-1pm