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MAYOR’S OPENING REMARKS
Mayor Andy Adams welcomed people to the first Council meeting of 2021, noting that the start time has shifted to later in the day (now a 5 p.m. start for open meetings).
He extended wishes for a happy new year and noted that the pandemic changed the holidays for people. He urged people to continue to do their best to keep everyone safe and healthy while the vaccine roll out is underway.
The Mayor also spoke about the impact of the federal government’s Dec. 17 announcement regarding Discovery Islands aquaculture facilities. He said that mayors from the region have been working together to advocate for the industry, staff and employees. He added that they recognize the importance of preserving wild salmon stocks and praised the efforts of multiple non-profit agencies, municipalities and regional district over last couple decades to improve, maintain and restore natural habitat for wild salmon and wild stocks. These efforts help Campbell River remain the salmon capital of the world.
Mayor Adams said the evolution of aquaculture and science-based improvements have helped the industry grow to produce British Columbia’s number one food export. He added that the recent announcement puts the industry at risk, and the north island mayors worked through the holidays reaching out to provincial and federal representatives to review economic impacts. He stated that the mayors are standing together and speaking in support of the aquaculture industry – and for preservation of wild salmon and the economy. Read more...