Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Gp Ltd, Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Update on Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates Failure to Comply with MDA to Proceed

Previous posts regarding Parks and Trails, paying building permit and turn over affordable housing lots. https://allthingsunionbay.com/?s=parks+and+trails

Email from another individual:

Email I received:

Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Gp Ltd, Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

More Proof of Bullshit Spewed by Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates

All the bullshit when KIP needed community support for the development. McMahon ‘assured’ directors “There’s not going to be any potable water used for irrigation or fire protection.” Everyone got sucked in and look where we are now.

This article is just chock full of bullshit. August 11, 2009, Comox Valley Echo.

Proof you can’t believe this sleazy developer. Remember the spin about ‘purple pipe’ – poof – just like everything else.

Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Gp Ltd, Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., Kipshit Creek, The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Update on Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates application to dump 1875 cubic metres of treated sewage DAILY into Hart/Washer Creek

Previous posts regarding this application: https://allthingsunionbay.com/?s=sewage+application

Picture below taken a couple of days ago. Kip’s pipe is in the deepest part – notice how high the rocks are on the right. The creek has brought down a lot of rock over the winter and is more shallow.

Close up of Kip’s pipe gathering information to support dumping 1875 cubic metres of treated sewage daily into this small creek.

Posted in Government, Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Gp Ltd, Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

More Info on Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates Retroactive Gravel/Sand Pit Application

EDIT: 1:11 pm – Heard from another landowner – apparently this email was one sent out to those who submitted letters regarding the application.

Previous Kensington Island Properties gravel/sand pit posts: https://allthingsunionbay.com/?s=gravel+sand+pit+application

Received this unsolicited email from Rue Pope today which was a welcome surprise providing more info on the application process.

Posted in Government, Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Gp Ltd, Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

No Decision Yet on Gravel/Sand Pit Application by Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates

Previous posts regarding the gravel/sand pit application. https://allthingsunionbay.com/?s=gravel+pit

Received this response today.

This email was received by a fellow landowner June 22, 2021.

Posted in Area A Director, CVRD

Mosaic commits to logging plans near Langley Lake

EDIT July 5,2021: received the following from Area A Director Daniel Arbour yesterday when I asked what were the next steps he would take now that Mosaic is proceeding.

https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/mosaic-commits-to-logging-plans-near-langley-lake/

Regional district members wanted to defer harvesting to discuss watershed

Mosaic Forest Management plans to go ahead with logging plans near Langley Lake sometime over the summer.

Union Bay and Comox Valley Regional District representatives had called for logging to be put on hold for work on a watershed plan, but company representatives have told the CVRD board it is confident of its plans to protect the watershed while logging.

“We will attempt the complete harvest in the dry season,” Molly Hudson, Mosaic’s director of sustainability, told the CVRD board at a meeting on June 29.

RELATED STORY: Comox Valley board wants to halt Union Bay-area logging plans

Hudson outlined on a map the plans for two roughly nine-hectare, second-growth blocks. The closest the work will come to the lake, which provides drinking water for Union Bay, is about 600 metres, with other parts extending to a kilometre or more away.

“There’s no water in these blocks today,” she said. “There are ephemeral, non-fish streams.”

She stressed the creek beds are currently dry, so conducting harvesting during the summer should reduce the chance of any effects on the lake. They will also haul away the timber in the opposite direction from the lake.

The company reiterated the point that it wanted to hold off any harvesting plans until the Union Bay community’s new water treatment plant was operational. Mosaic representatives said they operate in 34 community watersheds on the island and are prevented by provincial legislation from negatively affecting water quality.

“We can’t control the water source, but we can manage that risk,” said David Beleznay, Mosaic’s manager for hydrology and terrain.

Area A director Daniel Arbour credited the company foresters and staff but reiterated concerns he has had with logging near the lake. He has called for logging plans to be deferred so local government and company can come up up with a more detailed watershed plan.

Arbour also said he could foresee some opportunities such as working toward some kind of carbon credit program with the company.

“I believe a project could be supported through local governments,” he said.

Other members of the CVRD board had issues with suggestions the logging practices represented the “best science” available in terms of methods. Chair Jesse Ketler said this description seems to fit within the practices of clear-cut logging, and she suggested other means such as selective logging or heli-logging might be better.

Hudson responded the company uses many different methods to harvest timber, adding that certain methods are designed to promote the reforestation of seedlings.

“We harvest in a whole bunch of different ways across the landscape,” she said. “These decisions are not made solely from a cost perspective.”

As part of the presentation, the Mosaic representatives outlined the company’s stewardship work to protect forests and watersheds, which includes working with different organizations for environment enhancement and certification.

“It’s a big step for us on our path toward carbon neutrality,” Hudson said.

She talked about other efforts such as reforestation and reducing the burning of residual debris.

“We’ve been working in recent years to reduce our pile burning,” she said.

Area C director Edwin Grieve asked whether the company had been approached by any businesses about using its residual material, especially in light of its goals over burning.

Beleznay said the company is open to looking at more ways to reduce burning.

“The door’s wide open,” he said.