Archive for July, 2011

VB Shoreline Hearings YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD! July 24, July 28, August 8

Here is your opportunity to FINALLY put a voice and statement to your feelings regarding what is happening on the shorelines of Victoria Beach.

What do you think should or should not be done?  What do you think of the leadership so far by your council?  What science would you like to present to them from this or other sources to emphasize your concerns?  The beaches of this wonderful community are in serious jeopardy and we need to make a stand.  THIS is your chance.  The more that speak, the more we are heard.

The following is a Press Release by the RMVB:

THE RMVB COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHORELINE AND BEACH MANAGEMENT WILL BE HOLDING HEARINGS AT THE SENIORS SCENE (PTH59 & ATEAH ROAD) ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: •JULY 24/11 – 11:00 AM •JULY 28/11 – 7:00 PM •AUGUST 8/11 – 7:00 PM

INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE SUBMISSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE EITHER IN PERSON AT THE HEARINGS, BY EMAIL TO THE MUNICIPALITY AT vicbeach@mts.net WITH “ADVISORY COMMITTEE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE, OR BY REGULAR POST TO 303-960 PORTAGE AVENUE, WINNIPEG, MB, R3G 0R4.

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROTOCOL FOR MAKING A PRESENTATION IN PERSON TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT THE HEARINGS CAN BE FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE IN THE REPORTS & MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS DOWNLOADS SECTION.     

http://www.victoriabeachbeacon.com/community/document-downloads/func-startdown/216

A QUESTIONNAIRE REGARDING SHORELINE PROTECTION AND BEACH MANAGEMENT WILL BE DELIVERED TO EACH RESIDENCE AT VICTORIA BEACH. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FILL IT OUT AND RETURN IT TO THE MUNICIPALITY BY MAIL NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 OR DROP IT OFF AT THE GATE INFORMATION OFFICE BY LABOUR DAY.

IN THE FALL, THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL PRODUCE AN INTERIM “WHAT WE HEARD” DOCUMENT WHICH WILL SUMMARIZE THE INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THE HEARINGS, SUBMISSIONS AND QUESTIONNAIRES. A FINAL REPORT IS SLATED TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

http://www.victoriabeachbeacon.com/rmvb-public-notices/rmvb-council-advisory-committee-on-shoreline-and-beach-management.html

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More recommendations against Rip Raps or rock walls on shorelines

More evidence and recommendation that you DO NOT replace the shoreline with a hardened surface like rip rap or breakwalls…

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/regions/central/pub/shore-rivages-pr/04-eng.HTM

It is time the RM’s and Province of Manitoba followed the science and saved our wonderful beaches rather than enable the opposite.

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