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Gambier Island Local Trust Committee News


November 19, 2020 | Electronic LTC Business Meeting 10:30am.

Meeting Agenda and Live Stream RecordingClick here and choose November 19.

November 12, 2020 | Gambier Island Board of Variance Hearing

Live Stream Recording now available. Click here and choose November 12th.

April 14, 2020 | March 26th Cancelled Meeting Agenda Items

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the Gambier LTC cancelled their March 26, 2020 regular business meeting.  The following reports from the March 26th agenda were received for information by the LTC:

OCP/LUB Review Update - Memorandum

Keats Shoreline Protection Project Update - Memorandum

Riparian Areas Regulation Project Update - Memorandum  

March 2020 | March 26 Local Trust Committee Business Meeting - CANCELLED

Given concerns regarding the COVID 19 virus, the Gambier Island Local Trust Committee Regular Business meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020, has been CANCELLED.  Please check this webpage frequently for updates regarding Local Trust Committee meetings on Gambier Island. 

July 2019 | Gambier Island Special LTC Meeting and PUBLIC HEARING

There will be a Special Meeting of the Gambier Island Local Trust Committee on July 25, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Gambier Island Community Hall.  A Public Hearing will be held at 7:30pm to hear your views regarding Proposed Bylaw Nos. 148 and 149 - Riparian Areas Regulation.  The Public Hearing will be preceded by a presentation and question and answer session beginning at 7:00 PM.  For meeting details as well as the Public Hearing Notice please visit the meetings page and click on the meeting link in the Upcoming Meetings list.

June 2019 | Keats Shoreline Protection – Working Group – Requests for Expressions of Interest Now Closed

The Gambier Island Local Trust Committee's request for expressions of interest for its Keats Island Shoreline Protection Working Group has closed. Thank you for your interest and please visit the Project Webpage for updates as they become available.   

April 2019 | Gambier Island – Protection of Riparian Areas 

The Gambier Island Local Trust Committee hosted a webinar on April 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM on proposed changes to riparian area protection on Gambier Island.  Information and invitations were mailed to property owners and residents of Gambier Island.  Links to the recorded webinar and the PowerPoint slides may be found on the project page

January 2019 | LTC Endorses Phase 2 of Keats Island Shoreline Protection Project

At their regular business meeting held on January 31, 2019, the Gambier Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) deemed Phase 1 of the project complete and endorsed a Project Charter (v.1) for ‘Phase 2’ of the Keats Island Shoreline Protection Project.  See the project website for more information on Phase 2.  A link to Phase 1 may be found on our Completed Projects page.  

August 2018 | Housing Needs Assessment Report

Housing needs assessments are the first step a community can take to understand the gap(s) between the housing needs of its people and the availability of suitable housing to meet that need. The Northern Region Housing Needs Assessment is available here.

Further information on Housing in the Islands Trust is available here.

August 2018 | Keats Island Shoreline Protection Project - Presentation and Survey *THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED*

At the April 19, 2018 LTC regular meeting, the LTC endorsed a Project Charter for the Keats Island Shoreline Protection Project.  More information is available on the project webpage.  A survey regarding this project is now CLOSED.

September 2017 | Special Local Trust Committee Meeting

The Gambier Local Trust Committee will be holding a special meeting regarding rezoning application GM-RZ-2004.1 on Wednesday, September 20th. Access the meeting calendar here for more information. 

June 2017 | Our groundwater, our responsibility – workshop coming to your island

Join Islands Trust and partners for a free workshop on wells and their impacts on groundwater.  Find out the details of a workshop near you.

January 2017 | Gambier Island Local Trust Committee Special Meeting

The Gambier Island LTC is hosting a public session between Gambier Island residents and representatives of the Squamish Nation on February 2, 2017 at 1:30pm in the Harbourview Room of the John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver.  The public is welcome to attend. 

January 2017 | Gambier Island Advisory Planning Commission 

The Gambier Island Advisory Planning Commission will be receiving their orientation on Friday January 6, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Gambier Island Community Centre. The public is welcome to attend.   

November 2016 | Comments on Sunshine Coast Fixed Link Study Consultation

The  Sunshine Coast Fixed Link Feasibility Study public consultation closed on November 8, 2016. The Gambier Island Local Trust Committee Chair submitted a letter describing how a fixed link project could impact the Gambier Associated Islands and Local Trust Area. The Islands Trust Chair submitted a letter describing Trust Area interests.  

November 2016 | Letter of support regarding a federal park on Gambier Island

Letter of support from MLA Jordan Sturdy to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the CEO of Parks Canada regarding a federal park on Gambier Island. 

October 2016 | Public Comment on BURNCO Application

The  BURNCO Aggregate Project Application comment period closed on October 3, 2016. The Gambier Islands Local Trust Committee Chair submitted a letter describing how the project could impact the goals of the Gambier Island Official Community Plan, and the Islands Trust Chair submitted a letter describing Trust Area interests.  

August 2016 | Results of Community Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the preliminary Gambier OCP Community Survey. The results can be found here

March 2016 | Trustee Reports

Click here to read Trustee Stamford's Report and click here to read Trustee Rogers' Trustee Report for March 2016.

March 2016 | Correspondence to Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Click here to read Trustee Rogers' letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding Woodfibre LNG Project.

February 2016 | Notice of Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Gambier LTC was scheduled for February 19, 2016 for the purpose of considering the issuance of a Development Variance Permit. Click here to view the Notice and Proposed Permit.

January 2016 | Notice of Public Hearing

A Public Hearing for proposed Bylaw No. 128 was scheduled for January 21, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. Read the Notice of Public Hearing for full details. To learn more about this proposed bylaw, click here

May 2015 | Howe Sound Science and Knowledge Workshop

Islands Trust Fund staff attended a Howe Sound Science and Knowledge workshop on March 27, 2015 and has provided a summary of the workshop’s events.

May 2015 | BURNCO application update

The BURNCO application to the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is slated to arrive in the summer. The EAO is inviting the public to submit their ideas for improving public consultation for this application. The online discussion is open until May 26, 105 at

March 2015 | Submissions to EAO regarding Woodfibre LNG

As part of the public comment period for the Environmental Assessment for the Woodfibre LNG project, the Islands Trust sent in three letters (from the Islands Trust Chair and from the local trustees)  as well as a submission as a member of the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) working group for the project.

March 2015 | Soft Shorelines Construction Showcase

Contractors, builders, architects, landscape architects, realtors, engineers, and biologists who work in the Gambier Local Trust Area are invited to a Soft Shoreline Development Showcase on March 25th. RSVP requested by March 18, 2015. Click here for more information >>

March 2015 | Roundtable Discussion on Gambier with Woodfibre LNG, Ltd

Woodfibre LNG Limited, in cooperation with the Sunshine Coast Regional District and Gambier Island Local Trust Committee, is hosting a Roundtable Discussion on Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Gambier Community Centre, 721 Andy’s Bay Road, Gambier Island. Read more>>

January 2015 | Public Consultation on Woodfibre LNG Proposal

Woodfibre LNG Ltd has submitted the application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO). The public comment period on the environmental and technical details of the application will commence on Jan 22 to March 9 with open houses being held in Squamish (Jan 28), West Vancouver (Jan 29), and Bowen Island (Jan 30).  Read More >> 

December 2014 | Trustee Welcome

We would like to welcome Kate-Louise Stamford and Dan Rogers as the Trustees for the Gambier Local Trust Area.  We are also pleased to announce that Trustee Susan Morrison from the Lasqueti Local Trust Area will be acting as the chairperson for the Local Trust Committee. 

November 2014 | Meeting Cancelled

At its October 23, 2014, meeting the LTC resolved to cancel their November 27, 2014, business meeting. 

September 2014 | Howe Sound Industrial Applications Update

Staff has prepared a memorandum tracking the response procedures for Gambier LTC and the Islands Trust regarding the various industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound.

April 2014 | Gambier Island LTC asks Minister for Consultation on Woodlots

In a letter to Minister Thomson, the Gambier Island Local Trust Committee Chair describes a history of a lack of consultation, community impacts of 25% of Gambier Island being up for active logging and asks for a public meeting.

March 2104 | Presentation on possible Cumulative Effects Framework for Howe Sound

On February 21, the Gambier Local Trust Committee hosted a webinar for the Howe Sound Community Forum.  Staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations (FLNRO) presented a powerpoint on a possible Cumulative Effects Framework for Howe Sound.

January 2014 | How to Care for my Shoreline

Please visit the new Islands Trust shoreline development web resource, "How to Care for my Shoreline" webpages.

November 2013 | Community Woodlots on Gambier Island

Correspondence between the Gambier LTC and Sunshine Coast Resource Operations (FLNRO) regarding the upcoming community Woodlots on Gambier Island.

October 2013 | Community Woodlots on Gambier Island

The Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations answers questions about the upcoming licensing of two Community Woodlots on Gambier - updated with new questions and answers.  Read more>>

September 2013 | Associated Islands Land Use Bylaw

The Associated Islands Land Use Bylaw No. 120 has been officially adopted.  Thank you to everyone who worked hard to finish this project!

April 2013

April 2013 - Proposed Bylaw No. 120 Community Information Meeting Presentation from April 10, 2013

 March 2013 | Greening our Shores

February  2013 | Bylaw No. 120

Proposed Bylaw No. 120 Gambier Associated  Islands Land Use Bylaw was given first reading on January 31, 2013

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