JdF Regional Director Mike Hicks

New buildings, marina and wind power towers for JdF

A number of initiatives are slated for the Juan de Fuca electoral area

The new Juan de Fuca planning office on Otter Point Road will come in on time and on budget says JdF Regional Director Mike Hicks.

On May 8, the Capital Regional District board accepted the tender bid of Verity Construction from Langford. The successful bid was for $781,439.45.

Hicks said he had budgeted $1.5 million and this bid was for most of the building, there is also $400,000 for the land and $200,000 for legal/buildings plans and other miscellaneous costs.

“The bottom line is, I think I’ll be on time and on budget, I’m very happy.”

In other business, a temporary-use permit was given to TimberWest to place a test wind power tower in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. The idea is to collect date on the feasibility to build a wind farm. TimberWest has proposed three towers on two properties located on a 3,526-hectare piece located north of Wye Lake and a 923-hectare property directly north of Bear Creek Reservoir. None of the towers will impact surrounding properties as they are all in unsettled areas.

A temporary-use permit was also passed to allow for a 50-boat marina in Port Renfrew. The marina would be located between the existing beach camp and the government dock. The temporary-use permit is for three years of until a rezoning for a permanent 160-boat marina is complete.

The CRD board also validated the East Sooke referendum for a new $2-million  fire hall. A new library will also be built in Port Renfrew, said Hicks.

“A lot of fresh, positive stuff,” he said.

Just Posted

Royal Bay drama students help police train for emergency

Students helped train crisis negotiators by acting out scenarios

Victoria BC Transit driver taken to hospital after assault

Driver attempted to stop an altercation between two people on the bus

Almost 150 hectares purchased for parks in the CRD

Capital Regional District purchases two sites to increase park connectivity

CRD’s 2019 financial plan includes 23 per cent increase for capital projects

Housing, health care and wastewater projects included in 2019 plan

How a scrawny kid from Oak Bay bulked into one of rugby sevens’ best

Doing it for Dylan, Oak Bay’s Connor Braid at the top of his game

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Five potential locations have been chosen by Howard’s owners who will decide Tuesday

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

CRD land ideal for alternate route

Reader says old pipeline route best option

Most Read