Misquotes by the CRD in the 2013 draft interim plan
Shown below are self serving misquotes in the 2013 CRD draft interim plan, a document that was more than two years in the drafting. It is difficult to understand how these could be accidental.
Misquotes from the Central Saanich Official Community Plan (OCP)
Claim by the CRD draft plan – page 10
“The OCP .....
noting its significance as one of the “best intact examples of the
extremely rare coastal dune ecosystem on Vancouver Island” which
provides “vital habitat for a variety of plants and animals at risk in
BC, including several dozens of species of migratory birds.””
The Central Saanich OCP was not speaking of Island View Beach, it was speaking of Cordova Spit, which is 1km north of Island View Beach
What the Central Saanich OCP actually said: p.44
“Cordova Spit is called 'Tixen' by the Tsawout First Nation. The spit
is significant as it contains one the best intact examples of the
extremely rare coastal dune ecosystem on Vancouver Island and provides
vital habitat to a variety of plants and animals that are at-risk in
BC, including several dozens of species of migratory birds.”
Claim by the CRD draft plan – page 11
“ The OCP states that Island View Beach is “regionally significant from an
The Central Saanich OCP does not make this statement – it is quoting from one
of the CRD’s own documents!
What the Central Saanich OCP actually said: p.446
“Island View Beach Regional Park has been identified in the CRD’s
Green/Blue Spaces Strategy as being regionally significant from an
Misquote from BC Ministry of Environment
Claim by the CRD draft plan – page 42
"Island View Beach Regional Park is well qualified for classification as
a Regional Conservation Area. According to the B.C. Ministry of
…contains remnants of rare coastal sand dunes and estuarine
ecosystems. Both are habitats of great conservation interest.
These are special ecosystems, maintained by specialized site
conditions and adapted to survive in small scale, cyclical
disturbance regimes. In addition to protecting the coastal
environment by absorbing energy from wind, tide and wave action,
these dunes and estuaries are a unique and fragile environment
that offers habitat to a number of plants and animals that are
at-risk in British Columbia."
What the study actually said at p.7:
"The study area, known as TIXEN contains remnants of rare coastal sand
dunes and estuarine ecosystems. ..etc..
TIXEN refers to the whole study area; the ... First Nation lands, …
Island View Beach Park, and … Cordova Spit Park refer to sub-areas