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LVFD/First Responders and Health Centre washroom

Last spring, the Board of the Last Resort Society indicated to the PRRD that it intended to formulate policy around the use of our washroom facilities for LVFD, First Responders, and Waste Management employees.

After receipt of a request from PPRD, a policy was drafted and forwarded to them concerning use by Waste Management employees.

Lasqueti fire department budget for consideration by PRRD

I have just had it confirmed by Linda Greenan, PRRD financial officer, that the LIVFD budget to be considered Thursday night by the RD board for adoption in the 2017 budget has been reduced to a total of $101,634. This is $4,031 more than was actually spent for/by our fire department last year.

Wednesday morning and our FD budget saga

Early this morning I checked the agenda package for Thursday night's board meeting, when they will be adopting the budget. I had not heard a response from Merrick, and was anxious to know what was happening or might happen with our FD budget.

Here's the email I sent him this morning at 8:45:


Something doesn't add up, or subtract correctly with FD budget

I just got off the phone with Merrick asking him to explain how the FD budget can be increasing by 2.2% when he has told us he is making the cuts outlined in my email to him (copied below). He tells me that he has made further cuts to the communications budget, to $11,000, which should make the total cut $55,306.  This would make a 2-17 budget of $103,248 ($158,554 - $55,306).

emails to Merrick about Lasqueti fire department budget

These are emails from me to Merrick during the CoW meeting this afternoon, from Merrick to me after the meeting, and again from me to Merrick Thursday evening.

my response to Ryan, and board

Thank you for your replies to my three emails, Ryan.  I'll try to make this a short reply, with a minimum of new questions. I hope it will give you my perspective, which I believe is similar to that of many Lasqueti people.

Next Soil order

Winds are switching to Northwest this weekend and the sunshine is a coming with Spring. I do have some soils on hand if you need it asap or next soil order Saturday March 25.

Pre-order and get it to the ramp for easy pick up.

Call or email to place your order. 240-7307 islandbluff [at] hotmail

CoW meeting agenda package and PRRD Financial Plan

The agenda package for Thursday's Committee of the Whole meeting in Powell River is posted at


Emergency Services Manager's responses to my questions

Received this Tuesday afternoon: