RDN How We Got Here

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April 24, 2018

Regional District Board Resolutions

The Board at its meeting of April 24, 2018 passed the following resolutions:

I) That the Board receive the report of the public hearing held on April 16, 2018 for “Regional District of Nanaimo Land Use and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 500.413, 2018” and “Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area ‘F’ Zoning and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 1285.29, 2018".

Carried Unanimously

II) That the Board give third reading to “Regional District of Nanaimo Land Use and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 500.413, 2018”.

Carried Unanimously

III) That the Board give third reading to “Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area ‘F’ Zoning and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 1285.29, 2018”.

Carried Unanimously


March 27, 2018

Regional District Board Resolutions

The Board at its meeting of March 27, 2018 passed the following resolutions:

I) It was moved and seconded that the Board receive the Gathering for an Event in the Agricultural Land Reserve - Proposed Zoning Amendments to Bylaw 500 and Bylaw 1285 report for information.

Carried Unanimously

II) It was moved and seconded that "Regional District of Nanaimo Land Use and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 500.413, 2018", be introduced and read two times.

Carried Unanimously

III) It was moved and seconded that "Regional District of Nanaimo Land Use and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 500.413, 2018", be chaired by Chair Veenhof or his alternate.

Carried Unanimously

IV) It was moved and seconded that "Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area 'F' Zoning and Subdivision Amendments Bylaw No. 1285.29, 2018" be introduced and read two times.

Carried Unanimously

V) It was moved and seconded that "Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area 'F' Zoning and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 1285.29, 2018" be chaired by Director Fell or his alternate.

Carried Unanimously

VI) It was moved and seconded that the use of a permitting system for gathering for an event in the Agricultural Land reserve be investigated.

Carried Unanimously


February 16, 2018

Meeting of the Agricultural Advisory Committee

Meeting of the Agricultural Advisory Committee to review public engagement feedback and provide further input on proposed bylaw amendments and other approaches to address gathering for an event in the ALR.

January 25, 2018

Meeting Between the Nanaimo-Cedar Farmers' Institute and RDN Staff

A meeting is taking place between members of the Nanaimo-Cedar Farmers' Institute and other interested members of the community and RDN Staff to discuss gathering for events in the ALR. Contact Nick Redpath at nredpath@rdn.bc.ca for further information.

January 24, 2018

Meeting Between the Coombs Farmers' Institute and RDN Staff

A meeting is taking place between members of the Coombs Farmers' Institute and RDN Staff to discuss gathering for events in the ALR. Contact Nick Redpath at nredpath@rdn.bc.ca for further information.

December 12, 2017

Regional District Board Resolutions

The Board at its meeting of December 12, 2017 passed the following resolutions:

i) That the Board receive the Gathering for an Event in the Agricultural Land Reserve – Proposed Zoning Amendments report for information.

ii) That the Board direct staff to refer proposed amendments to “Regional District of Nanaimo Land Use and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 500, 1987” and “Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area ‘F’ Zoning and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 1285, 2002” to the Agricultural Advisory Committee and farming community for comment.

iii) That the Board direct staff to develop an information brochure for “Gathering for an Event in the Agricultural Land Reserve”.

November 28, 2017

Meeting of the Electoral Area Services Committee

Meeting of the Electoral Area Services Committee to review a report from staff and proposed zoning amendments to address and regulate the recently approved ALR regulatory changes for gathering for an event.

November 25, 2016

Meeting of the Agricultural Advisory Committee

Meeting of the Agricultural Advisory Committee to review a report from staff: Response to changes in the Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation - Gathering for Events

October 4, 2016

Regional District Board resolutions as recommended by the Agricultural Advisory Committee

The Board at its meeting of October 4, 2016 passed the following resolutions as recommended by the AAC:

i) That the AAC forward a recommendation to the RDN Board requesting that the Board consider amendments to zoning Bylaws 500 and 1285 to address recent amendments to the ALR Regulations (B.C. Reg. 210/2016).

ii) That the AAC recommends the Board refer the matter of zoning bylaw amendments to address recent changes to the ALR Regulations (B.C. Regulations 210/2016) to the AAC for recommendations to the Board.

August 9, 2016

Ministry of Agriculture Release Legislative Changes

On August 9, 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture announced that they had developed a regulation that establishes that landowners in the Agricultural Land Reserve will not need approval from the Agricultural Land Commission to host specific activities like commercial weddings, concerts or non agriculture related commercial activities where they satisfy certain conditions as set out in the new Regulation.

Consultation has concluded