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George Le Masurier


  • Expediency wins out over CVRD’s growth strategy
    by George Le Masurier on July 18, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    CVRD directors overlook their Regional Growth Strategy to expedite an application by 3L Developments to amend the RGS that would enable a 740-house project on the Browns and Puntlege rivers near Stotan Falls […]

  • ALC patients temporarily moving to St. Joseph’s
    by George Le Masurier on July 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The former St. Joseph's Hospital is being called back into action. Some patients in acute care beds at the Comox Valley Hospital, who are waiting for residential care beds, will move to St. Joseph's to alleviate the new facility's chronic overcapacity […]

  • BC ministry attempts to justify Sackville water license
    by George Le Masurier on July 17, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Ministry officials explain and justify their Sackville Road groundwater extraction decision, saying no negative effects will result. But Merville residents question the ministry's data and remain suspicious about negative effects on their wells […]

  • CVRD will vote again on 3L with corrected info
    by George Le Masurier on July 16, 2018 at 5:36 am

    CVRD directors will vote again -- this time with corrected information on their Regional Growth Strategy minor amendment process -- on whether to consider 3L Developments application to amend the RGS as a minor or standard matter. It's not as confusing as it sounds […]

  • CVRD to consider growth strategy amendment
    by George Le Masurier on July 11, 2018 at 5:39 am

    The CVRD Committee of the Whole voted to consider an application to amend the Regional Growth Strategy in a way that would permit the 3L Development on the Puntledge River near Stotan Falls, but the majority votes down a motion by Ken Grant and Larry Jangula to expedite the process […]

  • BREAKING: 3L development vote today
    by Guest Writer on July 10, 2018 at 5:19 am

    The Comox Valley Regional District Committee of the Whole will vote at 4 p.m. today (July 10) on whether to classify the 3L Developments proposal for a 740-house project at Stotan Falls as a minor amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy. CVRD staff have recommended the proposal be classified as a major amendment. […]

  • Judi Murakami has four core issues for City Council
    by George Le Masurier on July 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Judi Murakami wants City Council to focus on senior women's poverty, arts and culture, revitalization and removing blight and protecting green spaces. Plus, she's prepared to put in the time to make important decisions […]

  • Deana Simpkin wants to work inside City Council
    by George Le Masurier on July 4, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Working in an Alberta ministry office taught City Council candidate Deana Simpkin that it's easier to get things done from the inside. She wants to densify and revitalize downtown, meet growth head-on and keep taxes in check […]

  • Challenging a colonial Inheritance
    by Guest Writer on July 4, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    In New Zealand, proportional representation enabled the Maori Party to achieve important reforms for the country's indigenous people. British Columbia's First Nations also deserve a stronger legislative voice, and electoral reform can make it happen […]

  • City bridge proposal would harm airpark, Kus-kus-sum
    by George Le Masurier on June 27, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    A proposed new bridge would kill the Courtenay Airpark, walkway, Hollyhock Marsh, undermine Kus-kus-sum and add another signal light on Comox Road. So why is the City of Courtenay promoting it? Even mayoralty candidates aren't sur […]