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City receives $1.5m cash, contractor $1.75m, in pier legal settlement

The city has received $1.5m cash, and the original pier contractor $1.75m cash, in a legal settlement reached in June related to the pier construction. In addition, the city won't be required to pay out $500,000 in holdbacks owed to one of the parties in the lawsuit, bringing the total value of the city's settlement to $2m. The holdback money was already folded into the pier budget and used to complete the pier. The original pier contractor, Harm Schilthuis & Sons (HSS), also received additional amounts from various parties to the litigation, bringing the total value of their settlement to $2.4m. The city...

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30 June
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Jim and Marie’s one wish for the Beachway

I spoke to Jim and Marie Milner and recorded their story to share with the public and decision-makers to provide a human face and eyewitness history on this issue. In the attached video, the Milners share their memories of the beach as a vibrant community, eyewitness accounts of storms, and hopes for the future – to stay in their home....

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30 January
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Why we need to uphold our Official Plan

There’s a growing consensus among residents that the City needs to uphold our Official Plan (OP) and Zoning Bylaw in approving development projects. All of the major developments approved recently in Ward 2 required changes that were double, triple or more than what is permitted in the OP/Zoning Bylaw; or allowed different building types – back-to-back towns, for example – in an area zoned for single family or semi-detached homes....

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29 January

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