Seventeen for and just one against in the ‘great container battle’

Campbell River businessman urges community to keep an eye on council regarding shipping containers

I’d like to take the time to congratulate the 17 in attendance at the Public Hearing on July 23, at City Hall voicing all your various concerns against the proposed bylaws banning shipping containers in the city.

Yes, 17 against the proposed bylaw and one for them.

There were many more that were opposed that arrived after the speakers list was finished; when the audience was asked if any one else wanted to add anything they felt enough had already been said against the proposal and abstained.

The majority of the businesses I saw at the hearing have been using shipping containers for years, so hopefully the city can come up with a solution to the matter.

For the city to try and paint residential and commercial properties with the same brush is not a good situation. Let’s face it, there should be some restrictions on smaller residential lots.

I’d also like to congratulate the city councilors who DID return my calls.

For those who are interested in how the vote turns out I’d suggest visiting Tuesday’s council meeting.

Ted Arbour,

Campbell River

Ted Arbour owns a local shipping container business in Campbell River.