Maple Pool Lawsuit Resolved!

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We are a group of Courtenay voters united by a common conviction that the legal persecution of Maple Pool and its residents by Courtenay City Council is perverse, morally reprehensible, and fundamentally contrary to the interests of this community. It is also a gross and inexcusable waste of the taxpayers’ money. Learn more about us in our Mission Statement >>

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Morning of Tuesday December 9, 2014

This is one of the five residents who chose to move their RV to higher ground. These photos were taken at the deepest portion of the road that he had to traverse. Note that the water did not reach the floor of his...

Desperation Tactics at Final Council Meeting: All Pretence of Propriety Abandoned by Outgoing Councillors

Desperation Tactics at Final Council Meeting:  All Pretence of Propriety Abandoned by Outgoing Councillors The behaviour of outgoing councillors Ambler, Hillian, and Winchester at the last meeting of this council left much to be desired, but Councillor Hillian deserves to be singled out for special mention. Doug Hillian did a substantial disservice to Courtenay voters when he read without comment a scurrilous piece of defamation and misinformation by Andrew Gower which has been circulating on the internet for the past ten days or so.  This statement has been thoroughly critiqued and debunked for the inaccurate and misleading piece of political propaganda it is.  Gower’s statement, together with our fact checking responses, can be found on the home page of this website. Hillian’s action in reading this defamatory distortion of fact into the public record was grossly inappropriate because: He treated the Gower comment as fact, which it most certainly is not; He neglected (as has Gower since he began circulating this propaganda piece) to mention that Gower has a serious conflict of interest: he is disparaging and defaming several candidates in the election, and he has failed to disclose that he is an active campaign worker for Jon Ambler and that this is presumably the motivating factor behind his attack on other candidates. Mr. Gower is a former member of Friends of Maple Pool. While the Friends of Maple Pool have not to date endorsed any slate of candidates in this election, Mr. Gower was always aware that most Friends of Maple Pool considered a vote for Jon Ambler to be a vote to continue the lawsuit and close...

Ambler Convention Motion

Courtenay City Councilor Jon Ambler tabled a motion that included “to send any Council member that is willing and able to participate to all such conferences.” This year one of those annual conventions, the Federation of Municipal Councils, was held in Niagara Falls. After the delegates disembarked from their plane and were comfortably checked into their rooms they were welcomed to: “Join us at the Niagara Welcome Reception and experience the natural wonder of Niagara Falls! Niagara is one of the most attractive destinations in the world, from its rich history and beautiful parks, to the sprawling wine country. With the spectacular Niagara Falls as the backdrop, guests will experience culinary delights from Niagara’s abundance – fresh produce, tender fruits, meats, poultry and fish, and award-winning wines – at the beautiful Table Rock Welcome Centre. Guests will experience Niagara’s Fury, an immersive 4D experience – walk through the tunnels behind the Falls to observation decks at the foot of the Falls, and hear the roar of thundering water. Sprinkled throughout the Table Rock, musical gems from Niagara will be showcased that will encourage guests to discover what awaits them around every corner.” And at their closing formal gala evening they were requested to: “Join us for An Enchanted Evening – Gala Reinvented! This spectacular evening will feature interactive, chef-attended food stations and Niagara wine, creating a wow experience for each and every guest. Non-traditional seating will allow guests to explore, network, and dance the night away. Plan on experiencing a magical evening infused with the sights, sounds and flavours of Niagara – une soirée enchantée.” Taxpayers paid $10,786.39 to...