PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

January 4, 2008

Pender memory of the month…

Filed under: Ramblings — Jocko @ 6:58 pm

Photo: Jocko

The Hope Bay Store as it was in October, 1997.  The buildings were razed by fire in the early hours of Sunday, February 23, 1998.  For the history of the store, and the many  shops and services now located at the new Hope Bay Store, almost 10 years later, visit:

Support field trips…

Filed under: Kids zone — Jocko @ 6:34 pm

The Pender Islands Elementary Secondary School Grade 6/7 class will be collecting “deposit paid” bottles and cans on Saturday, January 12th, 2008. These include pop, juice, beer, wine, and/or spirit cans and bottles (no dairy containers unfortunately). Please start saving all of your “deposit paid” bottles and cans and plan to drop them off at the school between 9:30 a.m. and noon or leave them out at the end of your driveway by 9:00 a.m. for pickup. The money raised is used to support field trips for the 6, 7 students throughout the year. If you need to have special pickup of your donations please call Karen at 629-3711 to be put on the pick-up list. Thank you.

January 1, 2008

Here comes lovely Rita…

Filed under: Governance and Legal,Services — Jocko @ 5:26 pm

For those who are property owners in Magic Lake Estates, you should by now be aware of the Household Water Meter Installation project, 2008-2009. A letter sent out to residents on December 10, 2007 from the CRD (Capital Regional District), states that the Magic Lake Estates Water and Sewer Local Services committee (MLE) “has approved a plan to install water meters on each water service by the end of 2009. The decision was made by the committee to fund the project through a parcel tax increase in 2008 and 2009. The parcel tax will increase to $496.57 per property in 2008.”

The decision to proceed with the installations was based on the MLE committee receiving what they claim was “a clear message from residents to move forward with the installation of individual household water meters.”

The water meter project will be separate from a large multi-year project requiring additional funding to be approved by referendum in the fall of 2008 to allow “time for the residents to become informed on all aspects of the program.”

For additional information, contact Ted Robbins, CRD Engineering Technician.

1-800-663-4425 or (250) 360-3175 or email

Minutes of a recent meeting can be viewed at: September minutes

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