Special Business Meeting - 23 Apr 2024


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: SCHEDULED (TIMED) ITEMS
3.A: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
3.A.i: Temporary Use Permit No. 76 Woodfibre LNG - Floatel
4: TERMINATION
1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
0:00:00 (5:57:30)

During the District of Squamish Council meeting, a public hearing was held regarding the temporary use permit (TUP) for the Woodfibre LNG project's floating accommodation, commonly referred to as the "flotel. " The purpose of the hearing was for the Council to gather public input before making a decision on the TUP application. The meeting began with Mayor Armand Hurford welcoming attendees and outlining the process for the evening, including presentations from staff, the proponent, and opportunities for public comment.

Staff presented detailed information about the TUP application, highlighting that the flotel is intended to provide temporary housing for construction workers at the Woodfibre LNG site. They discussed the environmental assessment process the project underwent, the capacity of the flotel, and the various permits and approvals required. Concerns related to community safety, environmental impacts, and the accommodation of workers were addressed, with specific conditions outlined to mitigate potential negative effects.

During the discussion, Council members raised questions about environmental protections, the impact on local traffic, worker safety, and the potential effects on the community, including housing and social issues. They sought clarification on various aspects of the proposal, including waste management, traffic management plans, and the enforcement of conditions attached to the TUP.

Public input varied, with some speakers expressing support for the flotel as a solution to housing construction workers without impacting local housing availability. Others raised concerns about environmental impacts, safety, and the adequacy of the project's planning and consultation processes. The discussion highlighted the community's divided opinions on the project and the challenges of balancing economic development with environmental and social considerations.

The Council did not make an immediate decision on the TUP application during the meeting. Instead, after hearing all presentations and public comments, a motion was made and approved to defer the decision to a future meeting, allowing Council members more time to review the extensive information and written submissions received up to the closing of the public hearing. This decision underscored the complexity of the issue and the Council's commitment to a thorough and thoughtful review process.

SPEAKER_-1
0:00:28 (0:09:29)

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Armand Hurford
0:09:58 (0:06:47)

e hello everybody welcome to the special business meeting for the District of Squamish for Tuesday April 23rd Helen quit welcome to the traditional territory of the skish nation U please be advised this council meeting is being live streamed recorded and will be available to the public to view on the District of Squamish website following the meeting if you have any concerns about this please notify the corporate officer present at the meeting could I have someone move adoption of the agenda please moved by councelor French and seconded by councelor Hamilton all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you okay this evening we're here for a public hearing regarding the temporary use permit number 76 for wood fiber LNG which is known as the commonly referred to as the flotel I have a bit of a script to run through this evening before we get underway to Orient our everybody as to how the evening will go so the purpose of this hearing is for Council to hear input from the public prior to council's consideration of temporary use permit 76 for the wlng fotel after the hearing is closed Council May approve reject or defer its decision on the proposal to a later date to the members of the public who have chosen to participate this evening thank you and wel welcome I will now lay out the process and expectations for the hearing first staff will present on the proposed temporary use permit and Council will have an opportunity to ask questions of clarification the audience will see that on the screen behind me and it will appear for Council on the screens in front of their individual screens the proponent will then be afforded an opportunity to present their proposal Council May then seek Clarity on the information presented by staff and the proponent Council may also ask questions and seek clarification from staff throughout the evening next I'll open the floor to the public those who have pre-registered to speak will be called upon first after the speakers list has been exhausted I will call for speakers from the audience who haven't registered it would be quite helpful if you do if throughout the evening it starts to cour you would like to speak to add your name to the speaker list so we can see how far we have we have to go but once we have ex exhausted the speakers list we will be going to folks in the in the room by show of hands we'll be calling for those for those to approach the podium in the order that they registered and I'll call out three speakers at a time to keep the flow of the hearing moving please line up at the indicated line behind the speaker's podium in the order you are called upon and approach the podium when it's your turn to speak the podium is to my left your right we're going to hit a rhythm with this as we get as we get going all speakers will be given a maximum of 3 minutes to address Council the corporate officer will advise when you have 30 seconds left by holding up a yellow sign please start your remarks by clearly stating your first and last name the neighborhood Andor City District you live in and if you are speaking on behalf of an organization or business members of the public are reminded that you may only speak to the temporary use permit and comments must be focused on the worker accommodation flow and that the scope of the temporary use permit under consideration does not extend to the merits of the WG facility currently under construction or to any matters associated with the construction of the foris pipeline while I understand there are strong opinions about the WG project this is not an appropriate venue for speaking in favor or against the project overall as Council can only consider the information relevant to the worker accommodation when making a decision I would also like to highlight that we are trying to make this a safe space for everyone to voice their opinion without interference from others so no member of the public should feel discouraged or intimidated from making their views known therefore members of the public are asked to maintain order and quiet during the proc process please do not boo clap stomp or otherwise disrupt a speaker or the hearing itself there will be zero tolerance for disruptive harassing or threatening behavior in the event that an attendee or a group is disruptive or impedes the orderly conduct of the meeting I'll provide a verbal warning and if the conduct does not improve I will I have the discretion to ask the person or group to leave or to have them escorted out should the need arise in the event that Council requires this meeting to recess and reconvene at a later time or subsequent day I will state the date time and location where the meeting will reconvene and as previously stated this meeting is being recorded and web streamed live and the recording will be posted on the district's website media may be present and is present and the public can advise the media if they don't want their picture taken so with that I will turn I will turn it over to our staff to present to present the proposed temporary use permit

SPEAKER_51
0:16:45 (0:20:02)

good evening mayor and councel my name is Vish pallid planner for the major projects industrial team I am joined by Kate Mulligan director of major projects industrial and by yonas fiscus senior director of community planning today's presentation aims to present wood fiber liquified natural glass flotel temporary use permit number 76 application for council's consideration temporary use permits allow a use of land on a temporary basis not otherwise permitted in the zoning bylaw tups may be issued for a period up to three years may be renewed once subject to council's approval the objective of a tup is to provide a shortterm opportunity when considered appropriate by Council without negatively affecting existing businesses and surrounding properties in terms of noise lighting parking traffic and other impacts the wlng project is located on the former wood fiber pulp Mill site constructed the wng facility will have a capacity to liquefy up to 2.1 million tons per year of natural gas have a storage capacity of 250,000 cubic meters and will export liquefied natural gas supplied to the facility by for BC pipeline by tankers there is no Road access and all Personnel equipment and supplies for the project will be fed by vessel the project will use electrical power sourced from BC Hydro wlng underwent an environmental assessment process from 2013 to 2015 and received an environmental assessment certificate for the certified project area under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act in 2015 and an environmental assessment approval from Squamish Nation through the Squamish Nation environmental assessment agreement in 2015 and a positive Federal decision statement under the Canadian environmental assessment act in 2016 the EAC and the S neaa both approved in 2015 defined the certified project description but did not include worker accommodation infrastructure at the time of the at the time of the original application sufficient worker accommodation options were thought to be available in the local community as a result of local Community feedback on landbased work camps wng is now proposing temporary accommodation for construction workers at the wood fiber site an amended EAC with new conditions was approved on November 1st 2023 adding the following to section 3.0 construction infrastructure facilities and activities in schedule a of the certificate one temporary floating worker accommodation and Associate moing and access infrastructure temporary housing accommodations for workers and onshore drinking water treatment for to supply the flotel conditions for eao for the eao amendment number three include a gender and cultural safety plan worker Health and Wellness Plan flotel and workplace cultural committee access and travel as well as flotel air quality and noise monitoring Squamish Nation approved an amendment to the S neaa adding the flotel in November 2023 Squamish nation's environmental subcommittee participated in the review of this application environmental concerns and Community safety were con were key considerations based on the technical scoping and Community engagement from 2019 to 2023 Squamish Nations issued its own Amendment conditions to the S neaa and worked with the eao on conditions for the Project's amended EAC considerations included safety of women indigenous persons and other minorities at the flotel and in the broader Community environmental impacts in house sound Squamish Nation members indigenous rights allowing access to Wood fiber for traditional uses and ensuring that the proponent is held accountable and commit and commitments are fulfilled conditions of approval require that out of town workers living at the flotel are not allowed to travel to and from town during off shift hours several policies training commitments and Reporting obligations must be completed to focus on Safety and Security all floel waste including garbage and sewage must be barged to existing treatment facilities no discharge will be authorized from the flotel into house sound Squamish Nation cultural training for floel residents and ongoing Squamish Nation involvement in work Place culture the flotel is proposed by wlng to mitigate Community concerns related to increased pressure on the Squamish housing market and other services concerns raised by Squamish nation and the Greater Community related to safety more specifically related to gender safety by reducing Community interactions avoiding increased traffic volumes by reducing the number of personal vehicles in the community and providing a safe and welcoming worker accommodation to attract a divers work Workforce a flotel has been identified by wlng as a temporary Workforce accommodation for the duration of the Project's construction period the flotel is to act as a key mitigation to address Community impact concerns by the community and by and various project Regulators the flotel is proposed to operate from Q2 2024 through to the end of construction in 2027 and will accommodate between 650 workers at Peak construction the flotel has a capacity of 652 passenger cabins each with single occupancy one Bed and bathroom facilities Bridgeman Services Group is a contractor that will supply the floel to wlng and will also function as the flotel operator wlng has confirmed that should t76 be approved the flotel would accommodate up to 50 work forc workers until at least the end of August 2024 updated wlng Workforce numbers will be generated in July at which time wlng will provide fors BC with written confirmation by no later than July 15th on the number of rooms that would be available for their workers for the period of September to December 2024 this process for establishing flotel room occupancy will continue thereafter each time providing Forest PC with 45 day 45 days notice of the number of rooms that would be available to their workers over the next period B BC Personnel working on the wood fiber site will be constructing the tunnel and Facilities infrastructure for the EGP project permitting required by wng include the BC environmental assessment office environmental assessment certificate Amendment received on November 1st 2023 Squamish Nation environmental assessment agreement Amendment received December 4th 2023 impact assessment agency of Canada Federal decision statement received confirmation on November 29th 2023 that an amendment was not required BC energy regulator water sustainability act section 10 authorization received March 7th 2024 Vancouver Coastal Health water supply construction permit Vancouver calls to help permit to operate Food Services permit and holding tank permits have all been submitted to Vancouver Coastal Health as well the following tables highlights how the Lowel tup aligns with the official community plan policy 31.2 B criteria for tups number one demonstration that the use is temporary or seasonal in nature the flil will be oper in operation during the construction of the wlg facility the flotel is estimated to be in operation from Q2 2024 through the end of construction in 2027 number two the existing land use the parcel is currently zoned I3 General industrial prior to prior to wlng preconstruction the par the parcel was vacant and no uses were occurring at this location the ocp land use designation for this parcel is Marine Gateway surrounding land uses the surrounding par Parcels are zoned for I3 General industrial re resource and M1 Marine surrounding land uses are in intensive industrial Marine Gateway and Parks Greenway Corridor and Recreation surrounding Parcels are currently vacant of any uses number four potential conflict with residential land uses there are no residential uses surrounding the project site the closest residential use is the community of brania beach within the Squamish louette Regional District number five potential impacts of environmentally sensitive areas the certified project area received a department of fisheries and oceans authorization the flotel itself is regulated by various International and domestic Maritime regulations there will be no waste or gray water discharge from the floel into the house Hound number six providing adequate services that meet health requirements the flotel is required to obtain a water supply construction permit a permit to operate a food service permit and a sewage holding tank permit from Vancouver Coastal Health number seven duration of the proposed temporary use the tup is proposed for a duration of three years with the possibility of renew of renewal if the construction is delayed number eight relative policies within other sections of this plan OC ocp objectives 12.10 a 12.10 c 14.2 F speak to employer provided housing for Industrial Development projects as well as supporting activities that provide expanded economic benefits to site B t76 is proposing temporary Workforce accommodation in the I3 General industrial Zone this zone is intended to provide land use compatible with large lot sizes at locations near Waterfront Rail and other major transportation routes uses intended under the I3 General industrial zone are primarily oriented to intensive manufacturing transportation and the shipment of manufactured bulk Goods or materials the ocp land use designation for this parcel is Marine Gateway which allows for marine Transportation shipping Port Terminal and storage of marine vessels in service marinas and other designated morage locations the district's dpa1 Environmental Protections do not apply to the flotel as the department of fisheries and O and oceans authorization the Squamish Nation Amendment and Transport Canada permit addresses the environmental concerns staff have also assessed that the hazard assessments for this fotel are not required as per District bylaws staff reviewed the traffic management plan and an updated traffic impact ass assessment received after the committee of the whole meeting staff comments staff comments focused on the Ingress and egress of site B access as well as the integration of for to BC traffic counts into the reports staff have since received a revised TI Tia report for review given the report addresses traffic impacts related to the overall project for the purposes of this report staff have included relevant findings to the tup application the revised Tia identifies that no additional trips are expected to be generated during the study hours resulting from t76 approval the revised Tia also identifies that overall project traffic will result will result in unrealist unrealistic delays for eastbound left turning Vehicles turning from site B to Highway 99 during peak hours the Tia recommends that a that a requirement of their traffic management strategy is for vehicles exiting site B that are traveling north nor to turn South to turn right South onto Highway 99 and turn around to Head North Via the chief parking lot or darl Bay during busy times staff acknowledge that this movement will likely be preferable for drivers during peak times however enforcing this will be difficult and it pre and it prevents safety concerns for drivers who may not want to take the longer route as there are limited gaps in highway traffic to make the westbound left turn during busy times the Tia does not propose any upgrades to this intersection given the known issue with site B with the site B Highway 99 intersection staff recommend a condition of the tup that prohibits floel generated traffic from using site B for Access should wng wish to use CBE for flow related traffic they will be required to implement mitigation measures to the satisfaction of the district wng has confirmed that workers residing on the floel will be fed to the project site from the Lower Mainland for workers residing within the district wlng is currently using Daryl Bay Ferry Terminal to Ferry project Personnel to and from the project area until October 31st 2024 after which time site B is proposed to be used discussions around the use of site B are still ongoing and are not finalized shuttles and private vehicles are expected to be used to access SBE workers residing on the floel will not be permitted marine-based Transportation off the floel to access the district for recreational entertainment or other non-work rated activities workers who were not residents of the district before September 20th 2023 are required to reside at the flotel exceptions may be granted due to the extenuating circumstances and a record of exemp EX of exemptions with rationale for each entry must be kept and provided to the eao 65 wng management employees will be residing in company designated housing within the swamishree construction and Marine constru and Marine construction Works currently there are approximately 200 workers being housed at Port melon wlng is operating a fair a fairy service to move workers from Port melon to the project site there are a total of three roundtrip fairy Services per day all non-local personnel providing ancillary services including medical food and beverage laundry Recreation and Leisure and Leisure Services will be housed on the flotel and will be transported to the flotel by ferry from the Lower Mainland specialized maintenance workers for the flotel will not reside on the vessel and will be fed to the flotel from the Lower Mainland when their services are required these contract negoti negotiations are currently underway flotel Supply contracts through indigenous businesses are pending floel occupancy as are floel employment opportunities for the local Squamish Nation Community poble water will be sourced from wood fiber Creek Water will be treated via an onshore treatment plant to meet water quality requirements of the Vancouver Coastal Health water Supply system construction permit currently being reviewed by VCH staff VCH staff are not able to provide a concrete timeline as to when a permit may be issued as they are working through several outstanding issues with the applicant wlng is also required to obtain an operating permit from VCH to operate the water treatment plant which is currently being reviewed by staff a flil waste management plan was requested by the Squamish Nation and has been developed in consultation with the Squamish Nation a summary of the flotel waste management plan has been has been provided in the in the council package the district landfill will not be utilized for Waste Disposal due to the capacity of existing receiving facilities the district's wastewater treatment plant cannot accept Wastewater from the floel discussions on whether the district's wastewater treatment plant could in the future accept wg's Wastewater schedule re renovations to the facility are complete are currently being assessed by staff wlng has retained a qualified professional to develop and a to develop an air quality monitoring and mitigation plan as well as a noise monitoring and mitigation plan for the floel operations the air quality standards required to be met focused on the requirements to measure nitrous oxide and particulate matter under 2.5 microns the noise standards are to be met the noise standards to be met are Health canders sleep disturbance thresholds additional material has been reviewed by staff and when appropriate the district has provided feedback to the applicant Andor appropriate regulator as part of the ongoing overall project review process outside of the tup 76 application process summarized details regarding the status of these review processes have been included in the council package information provided to council for informational purposes only and is not to be considered as part of the issuance decision for t76 the topics include emergency plans security and policing Medical Services gender and cultural safety plan Community amenity benefits and dcc's local indigenous procurement as well as Marine construction vessels staff recommend that Council authorize temporary use permit number 76 for a three-year period for the property legally described as District lot 8296 group one located at wood fiber Squamish BC subject to approval of associated Vancouver Coastal health permits water supply construction permit to operate Food Service permit sewage holding tank permit as well as approval of the gender and cultural safety plan by the environmental assessment office approval of the a monitoring and mitigation plan by the environmental assessment office as well as the as well as the approval of the noise and monitoring and mitigation plan by the environmental assessment office and that the mayor and corporate officer be authorized to execute the temporary use

Armand Hurford
0:36:48 (0:00:05)

permit thank you is that no we're not done yet

SPEAKER_43
0:36:54 (0:01:12)

one more good evening my name is yishis senior director of Community Development we're seeing more people trickle into the room which is great to see and before we begin to hear from the public it is important to highlight one more time that Council scope of considerations and what feedback can be considered is in this decision is limited to the temporary use permit 76 application which requests the use of land to accommodate temporary Workforce housing the scope of temporary use permit considerations does not extend to the merits of w wlng facility currently under construction and it does not include any matters associated with the construction of the Fortis pipeline those are not decisions that are subject to our local government Authority as a local government the district and our Council has very limited role in approval process of major industrial and utility projects as such it is important that members of the public are aware that only comments about the proposed temporary use of a floel can be considered by Council in making the decision on this temporary use permit thank

Armand Hurford
0:38:06 (0:00:17)

you thank you for that so now we'll go to council for any clarifying questions about anything that we've heard in the presentation or that was included in the package who would like to get us started councelor

Jenna Stoner
0:38:24 (0:00:35)

Stoner thank you through the chair staff mentioned both in their report as well as in their presentation that dpa1 are Environmental Protections do not apply to this application and I'm just wondering if staff can elaborate on why that is and what specific circumstances in this application would exempt it based on the list of exemptions within our ocp

SPEAKER_51
0:38:59 (0:01:04)

through the chair for clarification the DFO approval that we're referring to is the Fisheries act authorization and that authorization was looking at the har harmful alteration destruction which looks at the amount of disturbance and impact from habitat alteration and if there is destruction in the habitat the applicant is required to offset the alter ations at the site or offsite and so when it comes to our dpa1 guidelines our marine guidelines within dpa1 have the same offsetting requirements so essentially because the offsetting was already in place in that DFO authorization if we applied the dpa1 Marine guidelines to the site as well we would be applying offsetting

Jenna Stoner
0:40:04 (0:00:06)

twice okay and to further clarify what about the riparian components of

SPEAKER_51
0:40:11 (0:00:23)

dpa1 the riparian is included within that DFO authorization so there is language in our ocp that states that if there is a higher regulatory Authority that addresses the riparian within the marine environment that they will be exempt from R dpa1

Jenna Stoner
0:40:34 (0:00:17)

guidelines our website and our ocp also state that your development activity may be subject to multiple layers including our permits as well as upper levels of government so why do we apply our bylaws in some circumstances and not

SPEAKER_51
0:40:52 (0:01:07)

others through the chair as part of the wng facility they were required to submit a dpa1 application and when staff reviewed that application we broke that broke that application up into two one was for the terrestrial component and one was for the Marine our terrestrial dpa1 guidelines do go above and beyond the some of the regulatory requirements of higher levels of government which is why wlng was required to get a terrestrial pa1 however our dpa1 guidelines for the marine environment do not supersede the regulatory requirements of the DFO Fisheries act authorization they're essentially the same so if we applied our dpa1 marine guidelines to this project essentially wlng would be offsetting for the same habitat disturbance

Jenna Stoner
0:41:59 (0:00:42)

twice thank you for that clarification and that a dpa1 has been received for the land portion of this application my second question was around just clarification of the total number of workers anticipated the flotel worker curve identifies 610 workers we know that the flotel can accommodate up to 650 the current wood fiber website and many of their comments to the AO expresses that there'd be up to 850 people working on site at Peak construction so do we have an understanding what the plan is for the additional 135 workers that are not identified in the flotel work

SPEAKER_51
0:42:42 (0:00:41)

curve through the chair one correction to make we received confirmation from wlng that the 850 worker count that's on their website is incorrect that number should be 800 and wlg has stated that the peaker peak worker total for the project will be 800 however due to the shift work schedule at any one time there will only be around 600 workers working at the site at any one time the floel does have a maximum occupancy of 650 however at no time is it expected that the floel will be at full

Jenna Stoner
0:43:23 (0:00:42)

capacity all right finally my last question for now is around an amendment or the third amendment that occurred to the AA certificate that allowed for the flotel added an additional condition to condition 14 a requirement that the holder must establish a committee to engage District of Squamish its Community organizations no less than once per quarter and consult with parties identified in this condition with participation from forest BC on issues that impact Workforce housing safety and community services and I'm curious if this committee has been established or any movement has been made in understanding the requirements have been laid out by the

SPEAKER_37
0:44:06 (0:01:39)

EO thank you for your question counselor Stoner my name is Kate Mulligan I'm the director of the major projects industrial team in the spring of 2023 wood fiber established an advisory committee with a terms of reference to evaluate programing and make recommendations on how the project manages Safety and Security impacts on indigenous women wng informed the district that Representatives included SCH machination slay tooth members member Advocates with direct or familiar live experiences local organizations including organizations that are focused on the issues at hand and federal provincial and local government Representatives as observers only this group was meant to have an ongoing role throughout the construction to make recommendations to Wood fiber LNG on how the company is managing cultural and safety programming to provide a forum for the community to address concerns that may emerge and for wood fiber LG to Monitor and track these concerns we did have participation by a district counselor as an observer only Beyond a copy of the draft plan submitted to the district which includes the gender cultural safety plan the district has provided feedback on the committee through that process essentially as the committee has been stra the requirement to strike the committee as a condition of that permit does not necessarily apply as a permit condition however the requirement for the approval of the gender cultural safety plan for which the district has provided feedback on which includes comment on the gender cultural Safety Committee is a

Jenna Stoner
0:45:45 (0:00:23)

requirement one quick followup the second part of that requirement is that there's quarterly reports including socioeconomic metrics and potential cumulative issues arising from the concurrent Workforce housing interactions between wood fiber LNG and foris have those quarterly reports been provided to the district and or the public of the district is

SPEAKER_37
0:46:08 (0:00:21)

glish through the chair no reports have been provided to the district the report it is our understanding the report is yet to be approved oh sorry the gender cultural safety plan is yet to be approved by the environmental assessment office and no reporting based on that plan or the committee has been

Armand Hurford
0:46:30 (0:00:03)

provided thank you I have councelor French

John French
0:46:33 (0:00:45)

next thank you mayor quote from the staff report staff recommend a condition of the temporary use permit that prohibits floel generated traffic from using site B for Access should wlng wish to use site B for floel related traffic they will be required to implement mitigation measures to satisfaction of the district now in I first look through all of this I didn't find any wording in the draft plan I looked at it again tonight I think I found the wording to this effect and I just want to confirm that what I've stumbled on or what I've what I've discovered is correct so does the wording in section e titled Transportation cover this in points three and four of section

SPEAKER_51
0:47:19 (0:00:02)

e through the chair that is

John French
0:47:21 (0:00:37)

correct okay thank you there's reference in the technical advisory committee document to the district reviewing lighting with the temporary use permit application the Squamish nation and the sua tooth also Express concerns about lighting and I'm thinking District staff must be happy with the lighting details because they couldn't find any mention of lighting concerns in any of the District of Squamish documentation that I've seen and I'm particularly concerned about dark sky compliant lighting so does staff have any concerns about light pollution or light in general from the flotel

SPEAKER_51
0:47:58 (0:00:29)

as part of the DP application a lighting assessment was conditioned the results of that based on the nighttime survey and predictive modeling carried out in the light assessment the project lighting from wlng is not expected to exceed lighting criteria levels at the accessed at the assessed receptor locations one of those locations being britania Beach which would be the closest residential Community to the flotel

John French
0:48:28 (0:00:14)

thank you U mayor I have one more are the emergency response and community services and infrastructure management plans available for public viewing and if yes

SPEAKER_37
0:48:42 (0:00:09)

where through the chair no the emergency response plans are not available for public VI viewing they are considered

John French
0:48:52 (0:00:09)

confidential and the community services and infrastructure management plan

SPEAKER_37
0:49:01 (0:00:16)

yes through the chair the Community services and infrastructure management plan is available I believe it's posted on the proponents website as well as epic which is on the province's environmental assessment office

John French
0:49:18 (0:00:02)

website thank you mayor those are my questions for

Armand Hurford
0:49:21 (0:00:08)

now thank you Council further questions sorry was it pen go ahead councelor

Chris Pettingill
0:49:30 (0:01:00)

penil yeah I I'm sort of wondering we've observed throughout the history of this project many misstates in terms of when things would start or finish and in talking to people in unions who work in these things work in the industry the feedback I'm getting is that the worker projections are way below what's required so what is our recourse or I guess has there been any conversations with the proponent about how to handle or what the plan is if things go over time or there isn't a large enough Workforce from what I can see from what's in the permits and so on and the projected there is no contingency for more Workforce on the floel so have there been any discussions with the proponent about how we manage or what will happen if they actually need more workers or if they need to extend the time

SPEAKER_51
0:50:30 (0:00:36)

through the chair conversations with the proponent around the worker numbers the proponent has shared that they do not expect to go over that 800 number it should also be noted that site is quite tight so it doesn't serve much of a purpose to throw additional workers at the problem because it becomes the problem of almost too many cooks in the kitchen because yeah there's just not enough space to accommodate that many workers on

Chris Pettingill
0:51:07 (0:00:40)

site so if I can follow up on that I mean logically then if you can't add more short-term capacity the timelines may have to push out we know at best we can give a three year approval and then maybe at council's discretion maybe up to three more years but you know the only sort of like if they can't add more workers if there's challenges and so on what is there any mitigation plan or there's just that hard assertion this absolutely does not need more or has there been conversation about

SPEAKER_51
0:51:47 (0:00:26)

that through the chair conversations with the proponent around when construction is expected to end those conversations have always resulted in the answer that they're expecting construction to end in 2027 however they're unable to provide an exact date within that year as to when construction will be

Chris Pettingill
0:52:14 (0:00:28)

finalized and so I take it then basically if they run out of allowable permitter then Council doesn't decide to Grant a subsequent three-year permit after you know presuming this is approved there just has to be a new process possibly a new eao Amendment or we just don't worry about it now and deal with that bridge when we come to it or is there some sort of proactive planning we could be doing around that

SPEAKER_51
0:52:42 (0:00:23)

now through the chair written within the permit is an obligation that six months prior to ex expiration of the tup that if the proponent requires extra time that they need to make an application for Renewal six months prior to expiration of the existing

Chris Pettingill
0:53:05 (0:00:03)

permit okay I'll leave that for now thanks

Armand Hurford
0:53:09 (0:00:05)

thank you other questions councelor

Andrew Hamilton
0:53:15 (0:00:50)

Hamilton thanks very much through the chair in section in the draft or proposed tup Section 3 bullet 2 in additional term terms and conditions it states that the general manager I believe that's the general manager of community services if I have to remember which general manager that was that's earlier in the definitions of the tup may vary suspend revoke or cancel the permit under a certain given set of conditions and generally those conditions are if the applicant has violated some terms of the permit does council retain the same privilege or does that rest with the general

SPEAKER_51
0:54:05 (0:00:25)

manager through the chair council could direct staff to review the actions of the permit holder against the permit terms and conditions but it would be staff's discretion to vary suspend revoke or cancel the permit under certain circumstances if the permit holder does not agree with staff's evaluation they can seek Council Recon

Armand Hurford
0:54:31 (0:00:07)

consideration thank you Council other questions councelor Greenlaw go

SPEAKER_42
0:54:39 (0:00:31)

ahead yeah thanks I was just wondering if there's been any conversation about chain of accountability I know that when we were in Chambers we received assurances that wood fiber for instance would be held accountable for the actions of their contractors and subcontractors and any negative impacts that they may have on our community and I was just wondering if there is any documented statement to that to that

SPEAKER_37
0:55:10 (0:00:10)

effect could staff clarify the question through the chair documented statements from who from the proponent or

SPEAKER_42
0:55:21 (0:00:26)

yeah from the proponent like to give you an example what I'm concerned about if you look at the traffic manag management plan for instance we've had an incident recently in our community from a heavy industrial project where a contractor caused a very serious accident and to the best of my knowledge there has been no accountability for that and I'd like to I'd like to see I'd like to ensure that we have protections for the people in our community to make sure that they're

SPEAKER_37
0:55:47 (0:00:55)

safe thank you for clarifying through the chair yes the proponent has indicated or indicated that all contractors subcontractors service providers that are working on behalf of the project must adhere to the project plans the project management plans associated with the project and essentially any plans that would be related to the temporary use permit would be under the same expectations there is a compliance and enforcement Department essentially that is through the environmental assessment office where action can be taken if the community or other organizations feel as though management plans have not been complied with and the district may also take that action to follow up with the environmental assessment

SPEAKER_42
0:56:43 (0:00:30)

office okay thank you and another concern that I recently saw was complaints in the britania area about the construction noise on site and it just got me wondering what kind of recourse would there be if we have should there be unforeseen impacts of issuing this tup that extend beyond kind of a reasonable

SPEAKER_37
0:57:13 (0:00:29)

amount thank you through the question through the chair there is language in the draft permit conditions that allows the general manager to vary the permit if there's significant change in the circumstances of the permit at the time of issuance and the general manager can vary suspend revoke or cancel the permit if they consider that any of its terms conditions restrictions requirements are not being met or cannot be

SPEAKER_42
0:57:43 (0:00:22)

met and I just have one more question I was wondering in the documentation sorry I'm not sure the language about this but I think there's a bond that's being held of $2 million and I was wondering if staff could speak to that number and whether or not it's

SPEAKER_37
0:58:05 (0:00:36)

sufficient yes thank you through the chair the purpose of the security deposit which is $2 million would be to recoup any daily amount that was charged if the vessel were was left mored at the place of the temporary use Beyond permit expiry the district would recoup any costs associated with that through the daily through the security deposit if there was additional costs the district would seek action to resolve those and collect them from the

SPEAKER_42
0:58:42 (0:00:03)

proponent thank

Armand Hurford
0:58:45 (0:00:52)

you anyone that hasn't spoken yet have any questions I have a few of my own and then I'll come back through to both of you gentlemen that had your hands up seeing none I'll I've got a few questions of my own thank you first of all to staff for the for the report and all the attachments there's a lot to Wade through here and I'm looking for some clarity around the current EA certificate and any amendments what does it is there anything in the EA certificate or amendments that contemplates the use of site be for a for

SPEAKER_51
0:59:38 (0:00:04)

Access could you please CL clarify access for what

Armand Hurford
0:59:42 (0:00:36)

purpose I guess for FL flotel the resident servicing accessing the proposed flotel the amendment does speak to and the and the original certificate speaks to some concerns around Daryl Bay which is a controlled intersection and I know we're talking about traffic impact I'm just wondering if EA certificate allows the use at site b or if that requires a another amendment to for this for this

SPEAKER_37
1:00:19 (0:00:31)

use through the chair staff would need to confirm that this is the case however the requirement or the conditions that are associated with the certificate are typically to develop a Traffic Control Management plan or develop a traffic impact assessment which would then denote traffic movements to and from the community and at the time of the EA Amendment and still to this date it is our understanding that site B has not been confirmed as a location for transportation by the

Armand Hurford
1:00:51 (0:01:29)

proponent yeah thank you it just jumped to me that there was a specific spot named and therefore other spots that weren't named were felt intentional so I'd love some clarity on that if that's possible throughout the evening and I suppose the same would I would ask about the current use at Port melon for a temporary Workforce is this something that the EA was considered an EA certificate process somewhere along the way and if the answer is the same then I'm fine to have a delayed answer okay the language around what type of access would be contemplated through site b the basedin Squamish language and only certain uses How would how does staff see that being enforced I see it quite challenging to someone needing to go from this side of the water to that side of the water for a project related activity is going to have a vehicle and is going to need to get on a boat so what does the rep oversight or reporting or what's the mechanism to ensure that piece is enforceable given that we're sort of including it in the

SPEAKER_36
1:02:21 (0:01:05)

recommendation thank you for the question Devin kinaga manager of development engineering through the chair the regulation of that would only be related to the tup and so the way that the condition is worded is it would be specific to ancillary Services or service providers specific to that flotel so if it was someone coming from site or from town or out of town wanting to go to site to work that wouldn't be covered and would not be something we would be monitoring or regulating however for any services that are specific to the flotel we would that's what we would be monitoring regulating through the tup conditions and how we would do that is there is funding available for an enforcement piece related to the project and so we would have staff Ava available to be monitoring that as required

Armand Hurford
1:03:26 (0:00:50)

okay thank you are there other areas that I believe it's written that specifically this about the site the use of site B not written in a way that's specific to Daryl Bay so I wonder if there's other areas of the community we should be considering including in this to ensure that we understand where the related movements were going to originate thinking small boat what other concerns we have in the mine Channel you know small bloat Harbor comes into this boat launch other access points so should we be speaking about it specifically in Daryl Bay rather than if something other than Daryl Bay only mentioning site B I just wondered if I could have some rationale

SPEAKER_37
1:04:17 (0:00:46)

there thank you for the question chair the Marine transportation management and monitoring plan for w does not indicate the movement of materials or Goods from other areas other than what's contemplated as potential in site B and darl Bay however there is an air an area of the report that indicates that other areas could be used for the movement of personnel and service providers for the project it does not specify for the flotel at this time the district staff did not include that as a condition of the permit however that could be

Armand Hurford
1:05:03 (0:01:15)

considered thank you one more before I go back to my colleagues in the ocp around the tup policy which there was a great slide on this earlier around demonstrating that the sort of criteria we're looking for are demonstrating that the use is temporary nature the existing land use of the site surrounding land uses potential conflict res with residential land uses and so on to me if we were introducing a industrial land use into a neighborhood of 650 people the tup process would say something different so I'm seeing this as the same thing from the other end and I'm wondering about earlier we heard about the lighting plan being taken from a point of observation that was the nearest settlement which I would argue is the this proposed fotel not Britannia Beach and I just wonder how do we contemplate those things or am I just or am I inverting something that's just not inverted in that

SPEAKER_43
1:06:19 (0:00:03)

way could the chair clarify the

Armand Hurford
1:06:22 (0:00:44)

question if this so when I think about potential conflict with residential land uses which is one of the stip stipulations in the tup process we are introducing a residential land use to a industrial project so how do you these two these Concepts seem to be a conflict with each other given that now we're creating a land use conflict of some folks that are yes they happen to be there to achieve the construction of said industrial project however we're introducing a residential use to an industrial

SPEAKER_43
1:07:07 (0:00:52)

area thank you I think staff's comment to that is that this it's Workforce housing for people who are working on the project and staying there during their work days and then that would be leaving the accommodation Flo s on their days off so it isn't the same as considering an industrial project next to a residential say residential development where people and you know families that are not associated with and not working right there are living so we're not as concerned about the impact we are relying on the fact that this is you know there's going to be a lot of communication between the project and the staff accommodation operator so yeah the tempor use perit does not delve into that level of

Armand Hurford
1:07:59 (0:00:49)

detail okay and my final question is at Port melon they have some Workforce accommodation that they likely use for major shutdowns to support their project and so on and I wondered where if a rezoning was considered rather than recommendation for a tup to have some sort of permanent accommodation there for such uses that they're likely to have on site and so how did we end up on this T path versus a reone or that would allow for some residential use to facilitate operations and construction as well Legacy housing maybe even for the for the project itself if not the

SPEAKER_43
1:08:49 (0:00:32)

community we've had discussions with the applicants about the potential for legacy housing it hasn't LED anywhere and as part for my earlier remark we have to consider this application on the basis of the application that it is being proposed to service just the construction phase that the project is not require to have residential component in the long term so it is strictly about the construction phase which is why it fits the intent of a temporary use permit

Armand Hurford
1:09:21 (0:00:06)

application okay thank you I'll go to councelor pill then

Chris Pettingill
1:09:28 (0:01:02)

Hamilton yeah thank you I'll leave that point for now so I heard the response to my colleague's question that in terms of evaluating compliance with the tup that first goes to staff and then if the proponent has a concern they can dispute that to council is there room for the community or Council itself if it sees you know concerns that evolve in operations is there a way for us to resolve that or what's the process there and I'm thinking especially in terms of it seems to as portrayed to be in the context of things we identify today but we know unforeseen things come up the proponent was claiming the housing issue was unforeseen I beg to differ a few of us told him about it in 2014 but you know unforeseen things can come up so what's our mechanism as a community and a council to address the things that we aren't putting in the tup now because we can't foresee

SPEAKER_51
1:10:31 (0:00:49)

them through the chair if Council and the community has issues with certain things with the floel Council can direct staff to review the tup in regards to those disturbances I think there was a little confusion as far as the applicant having Council review the tup decision if staff were to revoke the tup based on a certain disturbance the applicant can then apply to council to reverse staff's decision on reversing or essentially cancelling the

Chris Pettingill
1:11:20 (0:00:17)

tup and sorry to clarify is disturbance related to something we explicitly identify in the conditions now or is that could be anything that as a community we perceive as a problem that we didn't think

SPEAKER_37
1:11:37 (0:00:23)

about through the chair if there's unforseen circumstances that are arise Beyond when the permit is issued council could direct staff to consider those and staff can consider those so long as it fits within the framework of the temporary use

Chris Pettingill
1:12:01 (0:00:58)

permit okay I think that's maybe a longer discussion but I don't know what that means fits within the framework of the temporary use permit I guess that's my concern of that we're sort of shutting the door on you know not giving ourselves an opportunity to resolve things that may need to be resolved but I'll set that aside for now there's a noise report and we talk a bit about that that's all based upon a marine construction vehicle I understand verbally that that's no longer part of the plan but I haven't seen that in writing or condition anywhere I'm wondering how we understand or can think about the value of that current noise report and what kind of assertions and assumptions we can make based on it because it seems to be based on a circumstance which no longer exist so how do we deal with that

SPEAKER_51
1:12:59 (0:00:50)

through the chair at the time that noise report was commissioned the applicants the plan was to have Marine vessels with International employees housed on that vessel that is no longer the case they're going to be using domestic capacity to fulfill those Marine needs yeah and as part of the floel application the amendment to the eao there's a requirement to create a noise report for specifically for the flotel that report is still being reviewed by the eao and is confidential at this

Chris Pettingill
1:13:50 (0:00:58)

time so sorry and I guess yeah my concern was less about the housing piece of the m construction vehicle although you know understanding that is important but in terms of the noise to the workers because that was the focus of the last noise report is the impact on people living on the floel because of a marine construction vehicle no longer a marine construction vehicle so some other equipment or whatever is going to be doing that same work are you saying that there's going to be a new noise report that will evaluate whatever the new infrastructure is on site to do that work to assess the impacts on the people living there and to give some context we decide where to zone for neighborhoods based on what we perceive noise impacts emissions impacts and so on might be and so I'm trying to understand you know how I should be thinking or worrying about do I have enough information to understand what the noise is going to be for those workers to make a decision and then there's britania as well

SPEAKER_37
1:14:48 (0:00:12)

but through the chair the vessel that was to be used where the noise modeling occurred for works that have already occurred on the project site so it's a mute

Chris Pettingill
1:15:01 (0:00:57)

point okay thank you and then my last question for this round my colleague asked about the amendment to condition 14 and the response was given in the in the context of the gender and safety plan but condition 14 is actually much broader than that it's the community service infrastructure management plan which includes many more things and it seems to require actual active engagement from forist Community groups so on and so forth and the C CI CS I believe was approved a long time ago we haven't unless I misunderstood something I take it this is effectively out of compliance with the EO certificate as I read the certificate so I'm just wondering if you're able to confirm that and speak to what our recourse would be when there are things out of line with the certific or am I wrong this is somehow in

SPEAKER_37
1:15:58 (0:00:38)

compliance thank you through the chair we have not had a updated or Community table as since the amendment has gone through where the district has been invited as a participant in order to seek enforcement or compliance that would be through the environmental assessment office by making a complaint an official Complaint to the compliance and enforcement department who would then review the conditions of the EAC environmental assessment certificate and make a determination whether or not the project is in or out of

Armand Hurford
1:16:37 (0:00:16)

compliance okay I've got councelor Hamilton and then councelor green law and then we're going to go to the we're going to go to the public and Council will have other opportunities to engage further if there's additional questions that haven't been addressed yet but councelor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:16:53 (0:00:15)

thanks very much through the chair I'm going to change my focus a little bit to the moing infrastructure so first a question of clarification is the moing infrastructure part of the tup or not part of the

SPEAKER_51
1:17:09 (0:00:06)

tup through the chair the moing infrastructure is not a part of the

Andrew Hamilton
1:17:15 (0:00:04)

tup then that leaves me with no more questions

Armand Hurford
1:17:20 (0:00:05)

thanks thank you councelor greenlow

SPEAKER_42
1:17:25 (0:00:18)

thanks through the chair it's my understanding there's a dam that's beyond the end of its life up the Valley of the suggested position for the perspective flotel and I was wondering if staff could comment on the existence of a hazard assessment for this plan for this

SPEAKER_51
1:17:44 (0:00:49)

Dam through the chair it was concluded that a hazard assessment nor DPA 2 were not required for the floel for the following reasons our ocp P requires Hazard or risk assessments for Land Development applications as deemed necessary by the district staff did not deem that there was a credible Hazard to a boat that is somewhat distant from the mouth of wood fiber Creek particularly since boats are designed to withstand wave action the floel is not a Land Development application and does not require a building permit DPA 2 is also not required DPA 2 is required for subdivision construction of a building and the alteration of land within primary floodways secondary floodways and debris flow Hazard areas none of these criteria apply to the

SPEAKER_42
1:18:34 (0:00:03)

flow okay thank

Armand Hurford
1:18:37 (0:00:29)

you okay so now we're going to go to the proponent I believe we have oh there you are so we have Christine Kennedy speaking on behalf of

SPEAKER_18
1:19:07 (0:00:18)

wlng chair given the heat in the room and the time that's elapsed I'm wondering if I could ask if Chief Dale Harry speaks first and that I change positions with him would that be possible given that when Harry is in the room as well

Armand Hurford
1:19:26 (0:00:15)

we do have I didn't get into the on Deck but on Deck we have Chief Dale Harry and Elder Gwen Harry so I will allow that at this at this point but I won't do that later on the speakers on the speakers L

SPEAKER_18
1:19:41 (0:00:07)

I appreciate that thank you very

Armand Hurford
1:19:48 (0:00:53)

much and as we're getting into switching into the submissions part of the evening I like to remind everybody including the speakers that before you address you've got three minutes to make your submission this is and if you could start by stating your name and the city or District you live in and if you're speaking on behalf of an organization or business and this isn't an opportunity to engage in debate with staff or councel if your submission contains questions we will stop every so often and count and if they've if they seem relevant to council then Council will pick out the appropriate questions and ask those so to get us started we will start with gief Dale Harry the floor is yours

SPEAKER_53
1:20:42 (0:03:11)

sir yeah ston I'm one of the 16 hereditary Chiefs in the Squamish nation and I lived here in Squamish you know I just wanted to thank the ones that are standing behind me and thank Christine for allowing us to speak first I really appreciate that should be the protocol you know especially if we live here born here raised here we're going to die here our nation ain't going anywhere so you know what I wanted to sh share with you all here today you know I stand before you as a hereditary Chief in of the Squamish Nation one of the 16 in Firm support of the flotel but more importantly more importantly I stand here I got four generations four generations here my mother first generation myself my daughter and my granddaughter from my family who also support the flotel my mother is Gwen Harry chisha we get to me and she's one of the co-chairs of the wood fiber LNG gender safety advisory committee a committee of strong women that are making sure our community and our women's and our values and voices are heard on the flotel ma Gwen Harry co-chairs the committee alongside the wood fber LG president Christine Kennedy and my mother always said that she has pros and cons and she weighed those aspects and last year made the decision to help support and contribute to the project and use her voice and her skills to make sure that the people and women are protected without the flotel the alternative is much worse people living in our community is not something that is seen as sustainable or a good solution wood fiber LNG listen and they heard the concerns of our community of our woman and they invested in the flotel and there's no reason that this investment should not be used as intended to protect the safety of our community as soon as possible I'm not sure why we why we are hearing that would fiber doesn't have a plan I heard that they have a plan it's $1 million investment plan and then sitting there ready to go

Armand Hurford
1:23:53 (0:00:04)

sir we you I live here you your three your three minutes well I'm almost

SPEAKER_53
1:23:58 (0:02:31)

done y please thank you know that's pretty disrespectful you know I got all my family here and you're doing that saying that to me I'm almost done I says I live here my mother lives here I was born here or die here and a lot of that are in the room here today are speaking in opposition of the flotel do not live here I urge Council to approve this temporary use permit so that wood fiber can Implement its commitments to the women's safety and Community safety the Squamish Nation Council has approved the flotel does everyone in this room know about that in November 2023 the Squamish Nation fully analyzed the pros and cons flal Council voted and they supported it I don't understand why this District Council would want to get in the way of that there are people waiting families are waiting local community are waiting about employment training education bringing revenue for the nation and also the environment first and foremost you know and there's people that join the project because the flotel provides a safe and comfortable living working environment including our indigenous workers why would we want to get in the way in the way of their right to earn their living in this community this delay seems highly unnecessary and then you know what it really hurts me when I see that you know and I always say I support it my family supports it and you know I think you District Council has to move out of the way and let us get our people to work you know and first and foremost I felt really insulted that when you said that you know and I really felt insulted and to me I was looking here you guys had a whole hour I thought it was a council meeting thought this was a community here to hear the people whether they're for it or against it

Armand Hurford
1:26:30 (0:00:51)

I'd like to I'd like to remind everybody that we're not to applaud or voice approval or disapproval it's meant to be a safe space and we will thank you very much for the submission we do need to keep to the to the if we're going to get through the speakers list and to respectfully for all the folks on the speakers list we do need to keep this moving so I'll be trying to hold to the three minute Max and there may be opportunity to come back if you feel that some things have been unsaid but that feels a ways off given the length of our speakers list so now I will go to the proponent Christine Kennedy speaking on behalf of wlng thank you

SPEAKER_18
1:27:22 (0:05:38)

thank you mayor I believe that I have five minutes which was advised to us by staff so first off I want to thank Chief Dale and Gwen Harry and family for speaking first and for their comments and I want to thank staff for their thorough evaluation and presentation and I want to thank Council as well for hearing the like temporary use permit application and for all of those attending tonight to speak in report of the temporary use permit this application as has been well stated already is not for approval of the construction of the wood fiber LNG project Project's been approved by federal provincial and Squamish Nation regulators and it's under construction regulatory approvals are already in place for the use of a floating Workforce accommodation or flotel including as has been stated from the BC environmental assessment office Squamish ation and Transport Canada among others all of these approvals included significant engagement with Squamish and other First Nations District of Squamish and with provincial and govern federal government agencies as well as with members of the public over an extended period of years the temporary use permit application is for zoning approval as has been stated to utilize industrial zoned area at the project site to temporarily house the construction Workforce outside the community this approach to worker housing is in direct response to the district and Community concerns related to Workforce impacts on housing traffic and Community Services in Squamish there's been five years of Engagement with the community and District on using a flotel to accommodate workers during construction company began Consulting with the district in 2019 on the flotel and District input has been very helpful in developing the approach that we've taken to worker accommodations without the flotel workers would need to be housed elsewhere and we would need to reconsider all options that's not something that we want to consider in terms of the community the flotel solution has been like designed to address Community concerns related to Workforce impacts on housing affordability and availability in the community in previous presentations to District Council we've spoken about that specifically it's also through Provisions that have been discussed by staff meant to address concerns related to gender safety traffic volumes pressures on Community Services staff have done a very thorough job of going over the environmental considerations and Provisions for the flotel so I'm not going to address the various management plans and impact assess and things like that other than to reinforce that the company and other Regulators have like heard the concerns that the community has with a large industrial Workforce overwhelming Community Services and like regulator amendments for the flotel already specifically restrict Workforce access to the community other than in very limited exceptions like for Emergency Medical Services outside the scope of those provided on the flotel Chief Dale mentioned gender safety and on that everybody in this room is well aware of the calls for justice of the 2019 murdered and missing indigenous women and girls inquiry would fber elen understands the duty that all companies and all citizens have to recognize the very uncomfortable truths about violence against women in Canada and to actually do something about it company takes the safety of indigenous women and girlss and all women on the project and in the community very seriously before it was a requirement of our EA approval we established a gender safety advisory committee that I'm proud to co-chair with Gwen Harry of Squamish Nation along with a group of incredible women from Squamish Nation swet tooth nation and the community every worker on the project takes part in in-person gender safety and cultural awareness training delivered by Squamish trainers as part of their orientation to the project this training deepens understanding of the issues surrounding gender based violence and allows workers to apply that knowledge in their own lives and on future projects that they go to Beyond this one this is foundational stuff work for word fiber is also required to have a gender and cultural safety plan that outlines requirements resources and consequences related to bullying harassment violence and gender-based violence we know these things are serious considerations for the community we also have on the project indigenous flotel cultural managers a new provision established by Squamish nation that the company's very happy to accommodate using a flotel to house the project Workforce demonstrates the company's commitment to the district of Squamish First Nation and the broader Community we are working earnestly to mitigate impacts on residents of Squamish through the project and we respectfully request that Council approve the tup as recommended by staff for a three-year term thank you very

Armand Hurford
1:33:00 (0:01:21)

much thank you and again no we're going to get used to this I know it's a in a format that's counterintuitive so we're going to go down the speakers list and a little bit earlier s when we had Chief Dale Harry and Elder Gwen Harry up we didn't hear from Gwen Harry so I just wanted to see if there was a submission that Gwen that Elder Gwen would like to would like to make it at this time as I did have around my speakers list we're okay oh thank you for that thank you so next so now we're going to the next three we have Norman bar Allan bar and Tyler bar so if we could get you guys sort of cute queuing up and then we'll do a rolling call and keep batches of three going here as we start to move through our speakers list and again it's a speakers will have three minutes to make their submission and Miss Wells will be holding up the sign to give you the 30 second Mark so first on my list is Norman

SPEAKER_32
1:34:22 (0:00:07)

bar yes thank you I'm going to speak on behalf of Norm today U go he forgotten his reading glasses so I'll help

SPEAKER_09
1:34:29 (0:00:02)

him

Armand Hurford
1:34:31 (0:00:13)

out okay so if you could start with stating your first and last name the neighborhood or city or District you live in and if you're speaking on behalf of an organization or business or Elder in as the case as the pattern seems to be developing here this

SPEAKER_32
1:34:45 (0:02:30)

evening thank you first of all thank you staff councel Wood fiber LG for having us here today to speak like I said I'm going to speak for Norman bar I'm 92 years young I was born in Whistler and raised in Squamish a second generation resident mayor Herford your grandfather Vic was a friend of mine I served many years on this Council under mayor Pat Brennan those were exciting days we were Community Builders during our time we built many things including our sewer system garbage collection Owen Carney was a butcher at Save On Foods our water system in the stamas our airport our golf club and curling club Brennan Park our Industrial Park our senior's housing and this building yeah Brennan Park how did we do all this it wasn't easy many initiatives were controversial the answer was always this we were determined to work together and find a way forward in a positive way we always reminded ourselves what the purpose of a land use application was and narrowed our Focus to that and some issues were Tau we too were pressured because the public sometimes viewed it beyond the land use issue but we always abided by the intention of the legislation if I have one concern with this temporary use permit at hand it is that I Fe you our Council are mixing the purpose of this application with the larger political views outside of the youth this is a rabbit hole I strongly advise you to avoid we have a political view and so we should this is a democracy but you are the governors and you have the responsibilities beyond your political views here is my purpose in saying this to you if you tilt your politics too far in front of the purpose of this application you very much risk chaos in the aftermath and this would be very unfortunate situation the key question before you is this given all the Alternatives is the flotel not the least intrusive way of housing construction workers I ask you to think carefully you're under a lot of pressure but the please think carefully thank

Armand Hurford
1:37:16 (0:00:08)

you thank you so next on the list will be alen

SPEAKER_09
1:37:25 (0:03:03)

bar well I'm Norman alen bar actually but and this is my grandson Maverick I'm live at 45 Beach Drive Furry Creek BC