Fortis is also planning to twin its existing natural gas pipeline from Port Coquitlam to Squamish. The new pipeline, 24 inch thick, is expected to deliver 228 million cubic feet of gas every day to Woodfibre LNG. For citizens like Herbert Vesley, the gas pipeline old and the proposed new pipeline will pass too close to home.
Waste of tax payer’s money, economic development, infrastructure, public safety and transit are some of the key issues citizens would like the council to focus on.
When Krista Lawson decided to move to Squamish last year, she knew it’d be difficult to get a permanent, full-time, job in a small town. But she never imagined it would be this difficult.
“Did we really need a bridge of such magnificence or a smaller installation would have been appropriate?” That is a question a Brackendale resident is asking about a new bridge on Eagle Run Drive that cost the taxpayers $800,000.
Lax enforcement, budget cuts and undefined on and off-leash areas have left citizens feeling vulnerable.
Hazard mitigation for a proposed housing development in Brackendale involves a 35-metre high barrier and a sedimentation basin that will protect the area from one in a 10,000 year debris hazard event.
There will be business opportunities for local companies in construction, remediation, marine transport, medical services and supplies, installation, structural fabrication, etc, company representatives said.
Ministry of Transportation proudly says it spent $795 million on Highway 99 to make it the safest highway in the province. That may well be true if the ministry is willing to ignore an ICBC report from 2002 whose recommendations have still not been implemented.