Qualicum Beach briefs

Council received several letters concerning the state of Claymore Road, with residents calling it a disgrace. In response, staff noted they plan to chip seal the street this year.

• She may be gone, but Elizabeth Little is not forgotten. Mayor Teunis Westbroek said Little clearly disliked people calling the community ‘Qualicum,’ invariably correcting them to call it Qualicum Beach. He said he plans to continue that practice in her memory — and he did so twice over the course of the evening.

• People wanting to exchange their marriage vows in the Qualicum Beach Heritage Forest may have to take their wedding elsewhere, if an initiative by the Brown Property Preservation Society gets the green light. The proposed policy to ban weddings, wakes, funerals or other, similar activities from the forest was forwarded to the Heritage Forest Commission for input.

• The town is beginning to look into the possibility of becoming the community with Canada’s first Blue Flag beach. The Blue Flag program is an initiative of the Foundation for Environmental Education and works towards sustainable development at beaches and marinas, looking at issues such as water quality, environmental education and management, among other issues.

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