240th Development Update: Fantastic News! On Friday September 17th, 2021, it was announced that the 26-home development project that passed through Maple Ridge Mayor and Council’s final approval in June 2021 has been turned down by the Province. After months of waiting with bated breath, we are so thankful for the Province’s decision.
This result comes from the long and persistent dedication of the Katzie Nation working to protect their traditional and unceded lands and the many local residents who stood up and spoke out against this development that threatened the Alouette River. While the developer has the opportunity to appeal the decision, we remain hopeful that through the leadership of Chief Grace George and the Katzie Nation and the dedication of the local and broader community that the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development decision will remain in place.
The Alouette River Management Society humbly acknowledges its place in these unceded and traditional lands of the Katzie First Nation and the amazing support given to us by the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to fight this irresponsible development over the last 3 years. We will continue to monitor this situation and to work hard for the health and well-being of the Alouette Watershed.
To read the original article visit Province stops Maple Ridge riverside development – MR News.