Union Bay and Alberta Woodchucks

Just had a call from a neighbour and he asked if I was aware of the roadway that was recently made with some heavy machinery on the north side of McLeod Road between 5th and 6th Street. I answered explaining another neighbour said she had just walked it a few days ago.

He further stated that he was walking his dog at Hart Creek near that area and could hear trees falling one by one. So, I decided to get some answers…..

Pictures were taken today showing the south side of McLeod and the new rough road on the North side. The north side is the Union Bay Estates, AKA ( Kensington Island Properties)

The area is CDA 4 Mixed residential

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates Have a call in for Alana amullaly@comoxvalleyrd.ca to ask if permits were required and will update.

My neighbour heard via the Union Bay rumor mill that it could be part of the golf course or cheaper and easier to start with houses off the contaminated coal site CDA 1,2,3. The proposed Golf course ends at Hart Creek.

From an inquisitive neighbour; found out from speaking with KIP’s security person, Lorne, that the current clearing of land north of McLeod Rd. between 5th and 6th streets is geo-etching operations.  Apparently, Union Bay Estates is attempting to determine the condition and stability of the property.  Not golf course nor housing.  Lorne said that the area is supposed to be for a park.  Doubtful, but whatever.

As far as the trees falling one by one, I surmised its probably an infestation of Alberta Woodchucks.

Words of wisdom from a neighbour; In regards to messages about the work on KIP’s property between 5th & 6th, a wise Union Bay resident provided some sound advice :  “ Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see”.

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