Directional sign upgrades and re-zoning in Canal Flats

A Village of Canal Flats council overview from the general meeting of April 26.

  • May. 3, 2011 5:00 p.m.

The regular council meeting of the Village of Canal Flats took place on April 26 – a Tuesday evening rather than the usual Monday evening, as April 25 was Easter Monday.

The Canal Flats Community Society had requested permission from council to acquire a liquor license for June 4 and June 5.

This request was made to the town council as part of  the Canal Days event that is being put together.

The Community Society will be operating the beer gardens again this year during the festivities. Council passed this request.

The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)’s last meeting’s minutes were presented to council.

Eleven directional signs have been posted throughout the village to help direct to hiking trails, parks, boat launches and more.

However, the signs do not direct to the elementary school. EDAC brought the purchase of three additional directional tabs directing to the school to council, who approved their purchase.

Paul Marcil of EDAC was also approved by council to become a liason with the Ministry of Highways for the village.

Marcil will approach the Ministry of Highways about additional signage for the village.

In addition, village Chief Administrative Officer Brian Woodward was approved to be the head of the local public body for the purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act.

EDAC’s meeting minutes brought up the green opportunities of solar panels being installed to the south side of the new village building and Civic Centre.

Council directed staff to check on what grant funding might be available for this type of project.

A zoning bylaw amendment concerning Tilley Memorial Park was given a first and second reading by council, with a public hearing date set for May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

With the new concession stand, the Shore Side Snack Shack, taking root in the park, the bylaw needed to be amended.

“While reviewing the matter of allowing a concession stand in the park, it came to light that the lower land area in the park was inadvertently zoned to the WR-2 (Water Resource Community Zone), which only allows docks, boat launches, etc. when the new lake zones were established in 2008,” said Canal Flats mayor Bruce Woodbury.

“The foreshore, lake surface and lower park land area were previously un-zoned. The WR-2 zone should have only been applied to the lake surface and foreshore area at the park, not to the land area in the park. The land area should have been zoned to P-2 Public Parks and Open Space. The P-2 zone allows a range of typical park related uses, including a concession stand.”


Just Posted

The end of an Echo
The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

Princeton wildfire phots courtesy of Debbie Lyon.
UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers
VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

Aerial view south of Williams Lake Friday afternoon shows dry lightning storm passing over, leaving fire starts behind. Lightning sparked more than 100 new fires Friday. (Black Press)
VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017
DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase
59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

(Flickr/Andreas Eldh)
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage
Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds
UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Photo by:
Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert
UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

A university study finds that about nine per cent of Canada’s Grade 11 and 12 students – roughly 66,000 teens – have driven within an hour of drinking and 9.4 per cent drove after using marijuana.                                 Photo: Now-
Leader file
One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records
Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read