Efforts to Attract Funding to Provide Internet Connectivity to all Homes on Thetis Island

February 8, 2021, the Thetis Island LTC Chair wrote to Minister of Citizen Services Lisa Bearee, Strathcona Regional District Chief Administrative Officer David Leitch, Cowichan Valley Regional District Manager of Economic Development Barry O’Riordan, and Thetis Island Community Economic Enhancement Corporation regarding efforts to attract funding to provide internet connectivity to all homes on Thetis Island.

Read the letter.

 

Islands Trust Response to COVID-19

Islands Trust has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting its operations to comply with provincial health officer safety guidelines and recommendations and by helping to communicate information to the public.

To learn more and to read our COVID-19 Safety Plan visit COVID-19 page.

Islands Trust Council Approves 2021/22 Budget

Thank you to all who provided feedback on Islands Trust Council’s 2021-22 budget proposal. Trust Council received all public feedback in the March 2021 Trust Council package prior to debating and approving the budget. Your input was heard and considered carefully when we made final decisions on the budget that will guide the coming year’s work.

This year, Islands Trust is grateful to have received a record $563,000 in grants in support of Islands Trust Conservancy’s work and the Regional Freshwater Sustainability project.

The approved operating and projects budget for 2021/22 is $9,059,919.

To learn more about the budget visit the Budget page.

30 Nature Reserves in 30 Years – The Heron Newsletter, Spring 2021

The Islands Trust Conservancy’s Spring 2021 Heron newsletter is special. It marks their 30th anniversary at the close of March – a milestone that we are proud to celebrate with you.

Please visit the Heron Newsletter page to read it. It includes stories from North Pender, Galiano, Gabriola, and Keats – remarkable glimpses into the lives of conservation superheroes, long-time staff, artists, and volunteers.

We have practical tips on fire preparedness (it’s NOT too early to start) and a graphic tour of your Islands Trust Conservancy from 1990 to today.

Please join us to celebrate 30 years living the preserve and protect mandate with passion.

Update on Thetis RAPR Implementation

A new staff report for the Thetis Island Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) Implementation project was presented at the April 13th Thetis Island Local Trust Committee business meeting.

Proposed amendments to the Thetis Island Official Community Plan (OCP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) based on feedback heard at the February 2nd Public Hearing are included in the report.

Check out the Thetis projects page for complete information including the April 13th staff report.