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Fenced Dog Park for Ladysmith?

Council reviewed a report on options and costs associated with establishing a fenced, off-leash dog park in Ladysmith at the March 16, 2015 meeting.  Council asked staff to report back with further details on three sites –the BC Hydro right-of-way at Sixth Avenue and Methuen, the Davis Road School Playing Field and a portion of Brown Drive Park.

The updated report is expected to go to Council in April 2015.

Council has also set aside funds for a split rail fence and signage for the off-leash dog park at Transfer Beach, between Tristan de Koninck Way and the railway, south of the Horseshoe Pitch.

Read the full report to Council here.

Concerns about Hydrocarbons from Decommissioned Gas Station in the Forward Road / Dogwood Drive Area

The Town has taken many steps since 2005 to assist residents in the Forward Road/Dogwood Drive area in addressing the issue of hydrocarbon contamination from a former service station.  However, the bottom line is that dealing with contaminated sites, removal of contaminated soil and overseeing decommissioning of service stations are responsibilities of the provincial government.

Council has sent xx letters to the provincial government on behalf of residents in the Dogwood Drive and Forward Road area.  In her most recent letter, dated September 2014, the Minister of Environment advised Council that Ministry of Environment staff have concluded that the site is not a high priority to be remediated, as the site investigation information from numerous tests does not meet the requirements for classifying the site as high risk.  Although addressing the issue is out of the Town’s hands, we remains committed to supporting the residents in their efforts to get the provincial government to take action.

The following documents might be of interest to you: 

History of Forward Road Hydrocarbon Issue 

Letter from Minister of Environment 

Letter from Mayor Stone

Provincial Government Guide to Redeveloping a Service Station

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