News

Resort owners ask Qualicum Beach councillor to recuse himself from vote

Pheasant Glen owner Craig Dutton is publicly asking Dave Willie to recuse himself from voting on the resort's development application and anything else that may directly benefit Pheasant Glen.

According to a letter to the editor from Dutton in today's edition of The NEWS, Dutton says the company "refuses to be drawn into years of debate or legal process."

Willie said Wednesday he has yet to make a decision on the matter.

"My decision, what I do, will be based on information that I've been given and advised," Willie told The NEWS. "I appreciate (Pheasant Glen's) concerns and I certainly take that into consideration as well, but I think it's important that whatever direction I go, it's made in good conscience with good information and good advice."

Willie said he is disappointed in the accusations that he is in a conflict of interest and said he believes it is more partisan politics than anything else. He said he will announce his decision on whether to recuse himself at the next town council meeting on Monday, Sept. 8.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Students come to the rescue
 
Amazing Grace to sail the Van Isle 360
Decorate for charity: Festival of Trees
 
New pool plan floated to Alberni city council
 
Coun. Hira Chopra to run for Alberni mayor
Taxes for Island Savings Centre budget will be increased 5.83% in 2013.
 
The Week — Jan. 10: Extreme weather: protocol
 
Valley people: Anja Wiebe

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.