Posted in Area A Director

Our so called Area Director – Daniel Arbour – who knows what he's doing – can't rely on his calendar and didn't answer my email.

So according to Arbour’s calendar, which we know is unreliable because of his hissy fit when I and other landowners relied on it in Dec., he is attending the Union Bay Community Club’s Annual General Meeting tomorrow night at 7 pm. Maybe he’s just attending and not speaking.

When is he going to put out a couple of bucks and rent a room at the hall to speak to the community? How many meetings has he had for “updates on Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates” and yet not a word to let us know what is going on?

What is the plan for the “…cesspool of contaminants that continued to leech (sic) into Baynes Sound” according to KIP/Union Bay Estates VP, Brian McMahon?

Here’s the main page on his webpage – geezuz it’s a picture from the market! Look how many people can fit in to that confined space. This is the best he can do? This is the picture he chose to show him engaged with the community?

Here’s a screenshot of his calendar:

Here’s the email he couldn’t be bothered to answer.

Received a card in my mail “CVRD Electoral Areas Community Update #2”. Followed the instructions to get updates in Area A – wow 2 pages and most of it pictures. I don’t know about you, but I am thoroughly informed! And this massive information is going out a whopping twice a year. How does he keep up this busy schedule?

Note the wastewater management? Emphasis added by me. The Electoral Area Services Committee will be presented with possible options in the coming weeks. What are they going to saddle us with? What is sleazy (in my opinion) KIP planning?

Landowners will pay dearly – remember last time they wanted less than 1000 homes to pay $60 Million dolllars? They also wanted to start billing us right away even though there was no guarantee the project would even go ahead. KIP offered nothing when the study was going on.

Add the promise of of a sewage system by this sleazy developer (in my opinion) to the endless empty promises over the last 15 years.

So we will pay dearly for the sewage and then have the added bonus of dumping it into Washer/Hart Creek. Doesn’t that sound great considering when the CVRD wanted us to pay $60 Million – it was not going to be dumped into Baynes Sound or Washer/Hart Creek.

Community Conversation Thank you to everyone who attended one of our Let’s Hear From You Events” – all eight of you – what a turnout. How did he manage to answer all those questions? Arbour shows up about as much as McMahon!

Posted in UBID

Union Bay Improvement District January 2020 meeting cancelled.

Again, a good sign – a Trustee who believes it is important for landowners to be able to ask questions.


Dec. 2019 meeting video finally posted. No microphones used so good luck hearing anything and why the hell does the video guy sit so far away? He could easily move 5 ft forward which would help with the sound.

Posted in UBID

See how things change when Trustees actually do what they promise during a campaign?

Finally, a notice is being sent out when there is a disruption of water service to landowners homes. Changes are happening with the addition of Chair Vandenberg and Ian Munro.

Let’s make smart choices in April. Get rid of those trustees who have displayed their contempt for landowners.

Posted in Government

Happy increased assessment for the New Year!

Don’t forget to check out Union Bay’s other bloggers: and

BC Assessment website has the new figures. Just type in your address. You will see your new assessment as well as the previous year for comparison.

You can view other properties by clicking on them in the ‘Map’ view.

You can also view the assessment values of ‘Neighbouring Properties’.

You can also view the prices homes sold for in your neighbourhood by selecting ‘ Sample Sold Properties’.