Islands Trust Council to meet on Lasqueti Island

The council will hold its next quarterly business meeting Sept. 10-12 on Lasqueti. The public meeting starts Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

  • Thu Aug 8th, 2013 7:00pm
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The Islands Trust Council is coming to Lasqueti Island.

The council will hold its next quarterly business meeting Sept. 10-12 on Lasqueti. The public meeting starts Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. and is expected to finish by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The Islands Trust Area, home to more than 25,000 people, covers the islands and waters between the British Columbia mainland and southern Vancouver Island, including Howe Sound and as far north as Comox. In a news release, the Islands Trust said it is “responsible for preserving and protecting the unique environment of the Islands Trust Area through planning and regulating land use, development management, education, cooperation with other agencies, and land conservation.”

The 26-member council makes decisions about overall policy, staff resources and financial management for the Islands Trust and has broad responsibilities to uphold the Islands Trust mandate, according to the release. The Trust Council said it invites members of the public to participate in a town hall session, a regular forum to promote dialogue between islanders and trustees, starting at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 on Lasqueti Island. To get an appointment, please send the topic, speaker’s name and contact information to the attention of Marie Smith (e-mail: msmith@islandstrust.bc.ca; fax: 250-405-5155) by Wednesday, Aug. 21.

— NEWS Staff/Islands Trust