teddybear wrote:Just my two cents here... I have never posted on here before but this pellet debate is driving me crazy.
Let’s look at the facts that are out there instead of pulling stuff out of nowhere and exaggerating it until we are blue in the face. If you read the environmental assessment screening report found on the pinnacle website http://www.pinnaclepellet.com/images/DR ... Report.pdf it says at full build out it would be 20-25 ships per year so even in the slight chance dust was an issue it wouldn’t be as described earlier as a constant wood pellet dust haze. Lets now look at why they have decided to go to westview. It is an existing industrial land and therefore the environmental assessment is 1/100 of the time that it would have been on an property on ridley so they clearly want to get operating and employing asap...which is a nice change (take note canpotex).Finally anyone that has the idea that Cn would even want Watson island in exchange for the property down on the waterfront is high off their tush. As much as i would like to see a park and seawall like amenities down there it just isnt going to happen so long as those tracks are down there and news flash.....they aren’t going anywhere for the next century. Instead of picking on this project we should be working with the port and cn to work on other areas around the community where we could get better waterfront access. Finally I am sorry residents in the area but if you had concerns you shouldn’t buy near an industrial area even if there is the slightest chance it could be redeveloped
Well stated and agreed!!
"The PRPA acknowledges that there are recreational and public issues that require consideration. Safe and secure Port operations remain paramount objectives of the PRPA. While efficient and safe operations of the Port are important, the PRPA also recognizes that the public has an on-going interest in some of the recreational attributes, particularly of Ridley Island. Although the safe operations of Port facilities cannot be compromised the PRPA will give consideration to:
Working with a community liaison committee to identify recreational areas in and around the Prince Rupert area to identify suitable areas or initiatives to enhance public recreation opportunities;
Whether it is feasible for the PRPA to assist in public recreational improvements to Diana Lake near Port Edward (approximately 16 km east of Prince Rupert on Highway 16);
The overall feasibility of extending the waterfront walkway; and
Potential for creation of a viewing or observation/interpretive area(s) to communicate the importance of
Port activities and facilities."
" For the medium term, the PRPA does not envisage any development for Lelu Island, but long term opportunities suggest use of this island for bulk commodity terminals and general industrial uses. More detailed site analysis, planning, and infrastructure analysis, including consideration of possible recreational features will occur prior to any development considerations."
http://www.rupertport.com/documents/prp ... t-plan/pdf