April 1, 2021

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making. For more information on each initiative, please visit the accompanying link where noted. The items are selected highlights from the April 1, 2021 Council Meeting. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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CRD - Solid Waste Management Plan
The Mayor will write on behalf of Council expressing support for the CRD adopting stronger solid wastereduction targets and adopting a goal of becoming a National leader in zero waste and the circular economy.

Council Member Motions: Advocacy for Protection of Fairy Creek and Other At-Risk Old Growth Forests
Council endorsed a motion calling on the Government of British Columbia to immediately defer logging in all high-productivity old-growth forests on Vancouver Island, as recommended by the Old Growth Strategic Review, until all 14 of the panel’s recommendations have been implemented, including the Fairy Creek watershed in the Capital Regional District and all other at-risk old-growth forests on Vancouver Island. In addition, the City also calls on the Government of British Columbia to allocate funding to enact deferrals in an economically just manner, in the full spirit of reconciliation and to support the economic transition of affected First Nations and non-First Nation communities from unsustainable old-growth logging toward the development of long-term sustainable local economies