Working Together with qRD
Our qathet Regional District
This Section includes current qRD related projects in Lund.
This section is work in progress as we build effective communications and community engagement tools.
The Regional district works for us and is asking for input from us, so please stay informed and engaged.
Staff often communicate with LCS Board, so we do our best to keep this page updated.
For the most current news check out their website www.qathet.ca
And for the qRD NCRC Project Page
Our qRD Director for Area A
Electoral Area A
qathet Regional District
#202 - 4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2L2
Monday to Friday ~ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm daily
qNews – qathet Regional District’s Newsletter
July 2022 ~ https://www.qathet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/July22qNews.pdf
Electoral Area A Director Updates
July 2022 ~ https://www.qathet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/FINAL-Green-Sheet-69-.pdf
qRD Contacts for Key Issues
The Alternative Process related to the NCRC new building addition, deadline Monday March 6 at 4.00pm ~ you must qualify as an elector of Northside Area A, and need only respond if you are opposed to the District adopting the loan authorization bylaw. Details can be found on LundCommunity.com and the qRD project site. You are requested to use the form sent to all households, and can also email email@example.com or call Michelle Jones 604 485 2260.
The results of the Alternative process will likely lead to a referendum in early May. March 22, 2023 qRD Board meeting to determine approval and date of referendum.
Emmonds Beach has seen some radical development of small cabins, triggering many community members, raising concerns and the question of land control. Most property owners prefer no control, however this development is an example of what can happen with no control. Contact qRD Planning Manager Laura Roddan 604-485-2260
Lund Water is featured in the current Lund Barnacle, there will be a community meeting in the spring. For more information check www.qathet.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org
qRD media Releases
Here's a list of recent media releases from the qRD
April 16, 2023 ~ qRD receives $50,000 grant to support development of an Organizational Risk Management Framework
Mar 22, 2023 ~ Powell River Regional Hospital District Adopts 2023 Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan
Mar 16, 2023 ~ Additional donations pledged to support Lund Community Centre addition
Feb 24, 2023 ~ qRD Adopts 2023 Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan
Feb 23, 2023 ~ anonymous donor has provided the qathet Regional District and the Northside Community Recreation Service Area
Feb 22, 2023 ~ four volunteer fire departments receive $94,015 in combined grant funding
Jan 5, 2023 ~ qathet Regional District Launches Official Facebook Page
Dec 8, 2022 ~ Parks, Properties and Trails Volunteer Program.
Nov 9, 2022 ~ Election of the Chair for the qathet Regional District Board.
Nov 4, 2022 ~ Official headshots for qathet Regional District Directors and for Chief Administrative Officer, Al Radke.
Nov 1, 2022 ~ Regional Parks and Trails Strategy.
Sept 2, 2022 ~ qRD Media Release: Judge rules in favour of qRD and Electoral Area ‘C’ Director in BC Supreme Court Case
July 4, 2022 ~ qathet Regional District to Engage Lasqueti Island Residents on Emergency Dispatch Options
July 4, 2022 ~ qRD releases Statement of Financial Information & Audited Financial Statements for the year ending December 31,
June 10, 2022 ~ qathet Regional District Beautifies Texada Island Parks and Properties with BC Hydro ReGreening Grant
June 6, 2022 ~ qathet Waste Wise App Introduced to Improve Waste Management Awareness
May 18, 2022 ~ Savary Island Outdoor Fire Ban Begins June 1, 2022
May 7, 2022 ~ qRD, COPR and TN Media Release regarding the recently completed qathet Regional Housing Needs Report.
April 29, 2022 ~ qathet Regional District Receives Provincial and Federal Funding to Help Build NCRC Addition
April 29, 2022 ~ Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1st to 7th) test of the qathet Regional Community Notification System on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:15 pm click to register here
Mar 24, 2022 ~ Regional Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy
Mar 31, 2022 ~ Regional Hospital District Board Adopts 2022 Budget
Feb 25, 2022 ~ Regional District Addresses Operations of new Resource Recovery Centre
Feb 25, 2022 ~ 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets and the 2022 – 2026 Five-Year Financial Plan
Jan 19, 2022 ~ qathet Regional District has set a capacity limit for the Regional District Boardroom
Jan 17, 2022 ~ Live Fire Training Facility has been installed at the newly Northside Volunteer Fire Department fire hall in Lund
Jan 4, 2022 ~ qathet Regional District’s 2022 Standing Meeting Schedule
Nov 2, 2021 ~ qRD Board additional borrowing to complete the Marine Avenue Resource Recovery Centre Build-Out
Oct 15, 2021 ~ qathet Regional District will be engaging with the region on preferred communications methods
July 6, 2021 ~ qathet Regional District Transitions From COVID-19 to Normal Operations
July 2, 2021 ~ qRD media release regarding completion of Savary Island Volunteer Fire Department Upgrade Project
June 30, 2021 ~ qRD Emergency Operations Centre effective midnight, June 30, 2021
June 25, 2021 ~ Candidate Being Chosen to Provide Organics Processing Services
June 25, 2021 ~ Inv~~as~ ive Plant Technical Review Committee’s Invasive Species Drop-off Program
June 23, 2021 ~ Savary Island Outdoor fires will be prohibited across all areas of Savary Island, beginning July 1, 2021
June 9, 2021 ~ internet speed study where residents can have their say and influence Federal funding for improved broadband service in BC
To reach the qRD Powell RIver office Call : 604-485-2260 or email : email@example.com
Bleachers at Craig Park .
qRD seeks input : remove or replace bleachers in Craig Park.
The qathet Regional District (qRD) has asked for feedback about the bleachers at Craig Park. They are old and will cost $53,000 to replace . Do we want them rebuilt or are there other ideas as to upgrades to Craig Park that could benefit from the funds. It is great that the qRD is asking for input from us, so please think about it.
Add you voice using the email link button below, we'll add comments to this website which can be viewed by Patrick Devereaux at the qRD. Thanks from the LCS Board.
The Texada Island Recreation Commission (TIRC) has endorsed the removal of bleachers at Gillies Bay and the Van Anda ballfields.TIRC understands that there has not been a baseball game played in over ten years. Society is changing and sitting watching baseball games just doesn’t happen anymore. We think re-building them would be an unwise use of resources. Please let me know what the group thinks.
In 2021, qRD will replace damaged floor boards in the gazebo.
Suggestions to date have included:
A bike trail, or skateboard park preserving trees encouraging outdoor recreation.
A better platform for bands (the gazebo has terrible acoustics).
One request was that funds saved from rebuilding the bleachers be invested into upgrades for the Lund Gazebo.
Frisbee golf course.
Land Use By-laws
qRD moves to create land-use bylaws.
There has been a renewed effort by the qRD to create a set of bylaws that would regulate land use and development in the region, this could mean things like housing inspections and other regulations. Folks have been vocal that this move could take away from what makes Lund special. Here is the feasibility study the qRD requested, which came out last spring. https://www.qathet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Feasibility-Study-2020-2.pdf
We have limited information on the timeline or consultation for this, but we will try to find out more and update this page as we learn more.