The letter-writer states that he is delighted that the Capital Regional District has finally abandoned McLoughlin Point from consideration for a regional sewage plant. The fact is, paying the $750,000 in honorariums to the three bidders only abandons the current procurement process and does not bring closure to McLoughlin. The only way to bring closure to the zoned site at McLoughlin is to amend the approved liquid-waste management plan.
An amendment to the approved plan requires comprehensive public consultation, Capital Regional District committee and board approval, and provincial approval. We will see how delighted the public will be with the decision-makers once the CRD presents the economic, environmental and social impacts for the new plan.
The stake through the heart of McLoughlin that the letter-writer mentions must have missed, because its heart is still beating.