Posted in UBID

Congratulations to our new Union Bay Improvement District Chair, Paul Healey

Pretty limited agenda and the admin was a no show again!

Board is meeting soon with the CVRD and the motion to send the letter for the pros and cons was passed in Nov. 2017. Let’s get rid of this corrupt form of government!

Will be interesting to see the minutes of this meeting and if the questions are answered. Where is the supposed legal opinion from UBID’s legal counsel Peter Johnson advising the Oct. 2017 Water Infrastructure Agreement NOT be published on the website.

Plus, the firehall land is anticipated to be transferred in the fall of 2019 – that’s not news – that’s the 2 year limit for KIP to transfer agreed to in the 2017 WIA.

Posted in Dictatorship, Hillbilly, Imitation board, UBID

The UBID Gong Show characters are still in control – stalling tactics to prevent moving forward

The sooner we become a service area, the better. We have the worst form of government with an improvement district. Trustees pulling unlawful acts knowing the only remedy is to take them to court.

Look at the agenda – zip after months of no meetings. Looks like this is going to be another non meeting. Questions from the public will be answered through the CAO report. What questions?

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

Ha Ha Kensington Island Properties/Union Bay Estates: “After 20 years, hope is the only thing you got left.”

The KIP groundhog raised its’ head again with the usual – going ahead, blah blah. We’ve heard it all before – get some new material! “We are spending a ton of money making sure we’re doing everything the right way.”

It’s just more of the same bullshit spewed since this developer showed up in Union Bay. Lots of promises and zero follow through. Check out this post for some more background.

Screenshot from March 2016, KIP’s Union Bay Community website chock full of bullshit.

After 20 years of planning, the project is now ready to proceed.

Jim Youngren, president of KIP

Posted in Conflict of Interest, Government, Hillbilly, Imitation board, Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates

Kensington Island Properties/Union Bay Estates Liberal buddies at the Ministry manipulate bylaws – protecting a developer instead of landowners.

NOTE: The legal opinion regarding Bylaw 264 was received July 12, 2017 from UBID’s lawyer and yet Trustee Kaljur stated she only received it Oct 12, 2017 – the day of the meeting. Another example of this Admin withholding documents from certain Trustees. It’s pretty obvious Kaljur was kept out of the loop since Bitten had his motion ready to kill Bylaw 264. KIP got his flunkies to keep that opinion secret so the new Water Agreement with KIP used the old Bylaw 176. KIP has been running the community since these tools were elected. Fire this Admin!!!

This is what an individual received from a Freedom of Information request regarding Union Bay Improvement District Bylaw 264. NOTE: it took two years to get this information. The first response was insufficient and the individual persisted and received this: It’s a dog’s breakfast so you are going to have to use those brain cells to understand what has transpired. This bylaw was worked on over a 2 year period by the professional Administrator we had (what a loss) because the previous bylaw was so old and out of date – bylaw 176 from 2004 consolidated to bylaw 227 in 2010.

The FOI has many duplicates and the emails are not always in order of date. It’s over 200 pages but it contains the bylaw and forms and regulations with emails every once in a while.

The Bylaw was approved by the board Chaired by Carol Molstad in March 2016. The Ministry wanted some changes and the Board approved it at the June 15, 2016 meeting. The Ministry failed to “register” it with the Inspector and kept stalling.

The following 2 pages have been extracted to show the Ministry wanted to know what concerns KIP had with a subdivision bylaw. WTF? Another example of the dirty backroom deals in favour of this sleazy developer by the Liberal Government – and those people are still there. Faganello, Mueller, etc. with their fingers on the scales in favour of KIP. Look at the bullet points for answers to be given when questions are asked.

“Jim” would be James Mattison, the facilitator appointed by Liberal Minister Fassbender before he was turfed. Why did the Ministry get involved when they claim they never interfere in local government? He was appointed because KIP threw a hissy fit when the honest board wouldn’t extend an expired agreement.

Then we have this page that mentions good ole Liberal Don McRae, a KIP buddy who refused to verify he attended the Nov. 2015 meeting with KIP, Jacques, Godfrey and Fassbender crying the blues. Look at the wording “Its mentioned there’s a building bylaw passed by UBID in late March 2016 and that its supposedly designed to severely limit potential development.” More sleaze from those who cater to this developer.

This is from the pro Kip candidates election flyer. Who do you think instructed them to claim there were problems with Bylaw 264? So in Mar. 2016 when the Ministry staff has been advised KIP has concerns over the bylaw – Loxam and Jacques speculate that “It is doubtful that his bylaw will be approved by the minister office, at least in it’s present form.” These two brainiacs didn’t come up with this on their own. They were just KIP flunkies.

Pages 3 and 4 from the June 15, 2016 board meeting

So this is the board who claimed they were concerned over some of the bylaws and policies that were years old but instead of approving Bylaw 264 which had been worked on for 2 years, they used a bylaw that was from 2010 because KIP didn’t like the new bylaw. Pro KIP trustee Bitten put forth a motion to kill bylaw 264 to please a developer. We managed to remove 2 pro KIP trustees – two down – two to go. 🙂

Bylaw 264 discussed at the June 15, 2017 meeting. They agree to get a legal opinion on the bylaw.

Then at the Oct. 12, 2017 meeting Bylaw 264 is killed by the pro KIP trustees after receiving the legal opinion. Bitten claims the 12 points raised by UBID’s lawyer “…would be expensive since we already have bylaw 176 in place.”

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

KIP almost giveth and then he taketh – no surprise for those of us paying attention

EDIT July 10, 2019 @ 1:42 pm. This is the latest email regarding irrigation – now it appears as though

is claiming an underground cistern will be used to SUPPLEMENT irrigation for landscaping. What a joke. Who’s going to ensure that happens? This is the same bs that KIP spews and in the end there is nothing that resembles what was originally promised. After promising $17.4 million for upgrading water and Langley Lake dam the only thing Union Bay has received is 4 acres at the same unsatisfactory elevation as the current waterworks and then reneged on the 4 acres for the Fire Hall by reducing it to 2.2 acres thanks to the incompetent gong show board of Oct. 2017.

After the APC meeting, the proposal was revised to include an underground cistern to capture rainwater to be used to supplement irrigation for landscaping. The staff report for the development permit will be posted once the EASC agenda is released (probably Friday).



Brianne Labute, MCIP, RPP


Planning and Development Services Branch

Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6

Tel: 250-334-6091

Toll Free: 1-800-331-6007 Fax: 250-334-8156

This is a follow up to this post about KIP’s development permit application for 2 buildings which went to the APC and was approved even though KIP’s rep submitted an addendum the same day as the meeting – June 11, 2019.

The landscaping for the buildings originally was to be irrigated by utilizing underground cisterns to catch water for irrigation. The addendum took this out and was replaced with the irrigation being potable water. So much for the guidelines relating to irrigation and water conservation. KIP is big on promises and short on delivery.
It is anticipated that the staff report and draft development permit will be heard by the Electoral Area Services Committee at its July 15, 2019 meeting. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting and can be found here.

Don’t forget the Chair of the APC is none other than the guy who trumpets that KIP is a ‘cash cow’. Someone needs to clue him in on what the phrase actually means.

This email was received by an individual questioning the CVRD regarding KIP’s irrigation plans:

Please note, there was an addendum to the APC memo that discusses some changes to rainwater management:


To be issued the development permit, the proponent needs to demonstrate how the proposal meets the guidelines. See below for guidelines relating to irrigation and water conservation. 


(11) To reduce water consumption for landscaping, all landscaping should be xeriscape, which reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental irrigation. Native, west coast plants that are appropriate to the local climate should be used and care should be taken to avoid losing water to evaporation and run-off. 


(12) In order to minimize water use the water systems used in the development area will, where appropriate, utilize recognized water conservation techniques, including low water use and flush appliances, cisterns for storm drain collection, water meters and other similar techniques, to the satisfaction of the regional district.


The owner will need to work with Union Bay Improvement District, as the water purveyor, regarding water supply as well as distribution.




Brianne Labute, MCIP, RPP


Planning and Development Services Branch

Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6