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Maple Ridge – Council Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

July 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Blog

Here is the link to Council’s meetings this week! If any of these items are something that you really support or are an area of concern for you and you can’t make the meeting please email and/or comment below!


9 am Work Shop – Business Planning 2014-2018, Medical Marihuana Production bylaw amendments recommending this as a permitted use within lands of the Agricultural Reserve, and a discussion on the new PPP extended producer responsibility program.

1 pm Committee of the Whole – Translink and the CEED Centre are giving delegations. Quite a few one year extensions on applications, DVP for 24426 102 Avenue, Community Amenity Program/Amenity Reserve fund bylaws be given 1st/2nd recommended to be sent to Public Hearing in September, Black Sheep Pub would like an increase in seating capacity, Downtown Enhancement Project are just some of the items Council will be asking clarifying questions on in order to make decisions Tuesday night.

7 pm Council.

Clarifying the initiation of lawyer involvement in withholding the public video

July 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Blog

In reading the recent article in the Maple Ridge Times, “Lawyer views comment,” I got the impression that the District lawyers happened to hear my comments and took the initiative to let the District know my comments were “serious.”  In the interest of transparency, I wanted to make a point of clarification as to how the District lawyer became involved by making mention to a letter I received from the Office of the Mayor, signed respectfully by Ernie Daykin.

Mr. Daykin stated:

“Legal counsel was requested to review the video of this meeting to provide an opinion on whether any of the comments made by you during the meeting could be considered defamatory…”

Click here to view the Letter.
(Please note that I have blocked out information not directly pertaining to the
lawyer involvement and information pertaining to my HR claim.)

As the city has not yet responded to my question pertaining to what legal rights or protection I have as a Councillor, I informed the District and the Mayor not to correspond with me on anything I was unable to share with the public.  I trust that Mayor Daykin is ok with my sharing this clarification with you.

A politician worth voting for – Maple Ridge News

July 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Blog

Letters in support of Coun. Corisa Bell as a politician that represents her constituents well.

Citizens Against Urban Sprawl Society

July 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Blog

[fb_import_img url=”” ] In Chambers 7 pm TONIGHT!

Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows is pleased to partner with Mission based Citizens Against Urban Sprawl Society (CAUSS) for this screening. This non-profit society is made up of citizens dedicated to preserving critical environmentally significant and sensitive natural areas in Mission, British Columbia.
Part of their mission is the protection of streams, wetlands and groundwater aquifers critical to the preservation of our iconic wild salmon population. Their website is:

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings. Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon.

This film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply. The film’s website is:

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