LETTER: It rests on a dock

This is in response to the letter from Woodfibre LNG last week regarding their Darrell Bay four-year exclusive use agreement.

I wonder how many Squamish residents (and voters) realize that under the current Squamish Oceanfront Development proposal, there will be no boat launch for motorized boats on the Squamish waterfront.  The current boat launch at the Squamish Yacht Club will eventually be removed, which means that those looking to launch their boats will be relying on a launch at Darrell Bay, from what I understand speaking to Squamish council members. This current WLNG proposal would ban for four years non-LNG personnel from using their dock at Darrell Bay and that there is no current plan to build a boat launch for future use even after the four-year exclusive agreement use by WLNG expires, assuming they don’t attempt to extend it further.

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So now the decision rests on whether to grant WLNG exclusive use of this very valuable location at Darrell Bay at the exclusion of all others, even though tourism in and around Squamish already employs far more people than the Woodfibre LNG would ever employ on a permanent basis.

This is an important matter and one that all Squamish residents should be aware. Do we support recreational activities and jobs now or significantly fewer jobs and a possible LNG plant, maybe, in the future?

Matt Blackman
Founder - Squamish Alternative Energy Group

 

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