2020 July 27 – Nomination Report, BC Marine Trails, Southern Resident Killer Whale Regulations

July 27, 2020

 

1. Nomination Report

The following members were nominated for a position on the 2020/2021 AVICC Executive by the July 22nd deadline.

President – Ian Morrison, Director, Cowichan Valley Regional District (acclaimed)

1st Vice President – Penny Cote, Director, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (acclaimed)

2nd Vice President – Hazel Braithwaite, Councillor, District of Oak Bay (acclaimed)

Electoral Area Representative – Vanessa Craig, Director, Regional District of Nanaimo (acclaimed)

Directors at Large (3 to be elected):

  • Colleen Evans, Councillor, City of Campbell River
  • Sarah Fowler, Councillor, Village of Tahsis
  • David Frisch, Councillor, City of Courtenay
  • Mark Gisborne, Director, qathet Regional District
  • Travis Hall, Director, Central Coast Regional District
  • Cindy Solda, Councillor, City of Port Alberni

The President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Electoral Area Representative will be elected by acclamation at the AGM that will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. There will be an election for the three available Director at Large positions. Candidate biographies and the times for online voting will be sent to members along with information on how to vote in September.

Results of the election for the Director at Large positions will be announced during the virtual AVICC AGM. Members that wish to attend can select the AVICC AGM as an option when registering for the UBCM Convention, and there is no additional registration fee. Information on matters to be discussed at the AGM will be sent to members in early September.

 

2. BC Marine Trails – Code of Conduct – Request for Comment

BC Marine Trails is a member-based organization with a vision that “the entire B.C. coastline is linked through marine routes and land sites for sustainable water-based public recreation.” The organization has undertaken a research initiative to understand and evaluate the potential impacts of both sustained and short-term recreational use of the British Columbia coast. They have developed a proposed Code of Conduct  that sets out the necessary behaviour from coastal visitors to achieve environmental sustainability and integrity while visiting the British Columbia coast. AVICC members are encouraged to share the proposed Code of Conduct with other organizations and to provide their comments to BC Marine Trails by September 1, 2020. Please send comments to john@bcmarinetrails.org

 

3. Southern Resident Killer Whale Regulations

The Government of Canada has established 2020 Management Measures to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales. Outreach and education products that provide information on this year’s management measures and increase awareness of the rules are being posted on their website including:

  • 2020 Boating Around Killer Whales poster;
  • 2020 Help Protect Killer Whales brochure;
  • 2020 Gulf Islands Interim Sanctuary Zones postcard;
  • Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale sign

2020 Southern Resident Killer Whale management measure videos are available now:

o   Vessel approach distance

o   Interim Sanctuary Zones

o   Fishery measures

 

Contact Information: AVICC staff are currently working remotely so there may be delays in responding to voice mails left on the AVICC phone number. The best way to contact AVICC is by email. Regular mail can still be sent to AVICC care of:

Local Government House

525 Government Street

Victoria, BC, V8V 0A8

(250) 356-5122

avicc@ubcm.ca

 

Let’s remember to be smart & safe this long weekend to avoid spreading #COVID19.
🏕️Fewer faces, bigger spaces
🤒Stay home if you're ill
🧼Practice excellent hand hygiene
↔️ Stay 2 m/6 ft from others
🛍️Bring any supplies you need with you
⚠️Respect travel advisories
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