Sunday February 6, 2011
The Gravel Grapes
Community Invited To ACES Meeting; Loss of Resident's Rights and Environment Among Concerns
Submitted by ACES Society Directors
ou are invited and encouraged to attend a meeting hosted by "Action Committee for Environmental Stewardship (ACES) Society" on Saturday, February 19th from 1-3 pm at the Harrison Mills
Community Hall (1995 School Road, Harrison Mills). The main purpose for this meeting is to officially introduce the Fraser Valley Regional Districts Citizens Association (FCA) and the Aggregate Supply Plan (ASP) to our community.
The Fraser Valley Regional District Citizens Association is an umbrella organization that came into being to unite communities impacted by aggregate operations. The FCA is a non-profit incorporated society who's main objective is to ensure the Aggregate Pilot Project (APP) that the Province of BC and the FVRD are considering implementing, is stopped from going ahead in it's current state. It is the FCA's goal to be part of the APP Committee and represent those who would like to explore an alternative to the APP. The formation of the FCA seemed like a natural next step for those that believe a resolution to the ongoing conflicts caused by aggregate operations can only be solved by having impacted communities represented at the negotiating table.
The Aggregate Supply Plan is a community generated alternative to the Aggregate Pilot Project which, unlike the APP, addresses the concerns of both the aggregate industry and impacted communities. We are deeply concerned about environmental degradation and the loss of our democratic rights, and believe, after the failure of our government and the aggregate industry to address our escalating concerns, that we, the people, must take leadership. The ASP is a step in that direction. The draft of the ASP is available on the ACES website.
We value your opinions and ideas and look forward to hearing your input. Please show your support and interest by attending this important community meeting. Thank you.
For more information visit: www.acessociety.com
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