Tag Archives: aspiration

Remark 9

by in Consultation September 24, 2020

[The proponents] “need to be here. They have to have a presence.”

“I have been here, but in a low key, discrete way. Not walking in to a room and waving to everyone to say, ‘Hey I’m Candy, come talk!’ so some people don’t know I’ve been there.” (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 11

by in Consultation September 24, 2020

[You should] “do the same thing John Reid did. Public input, open to everybody, and you come back and say this is what we’ve learned from you.”

Yes, that’s what we have done: listen, then draft a plan, and come forward to comments for refinement. The draft plan intentionally does not have details of form and character such as streetscape, architectural style etc. We leave that open to collaboration with the community. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 105

by in Nature September 24, 2020

“As a climate action component, I suggest sequestering carbon, plant trees (younger trees sequester more carbon that older ones). Hold moisture. Try agroforesty – intercropping rows of walnut trees with squash underneath to create a ‘food forest’.”

SURE! This can be built into the streetscape and trails design. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 124

by in Nature September 24, 2020

“These three lots (Lots 20-22) truly are spectacular. They also hold a deeply spiritual quality and need to be respected. I hope they can be truly public, easily accessible with parking, and also with sensitive areas protected.” 
(Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 107

by in Nature September 24, 2020

The land at the Cape contains specific types of threatened habitat that should some permanent form of preservation. 
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These have been identified. We determined the preservation areas first, and the principle was to preserve contiguous areas that connect all classifications of ecotypes. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 62

by in Growth September 24, 2020

“The only way to control development is with a firm ‘No’.”
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That is not controlling development. That is leaving it to individual subdivision that keeps all of the Cape private. (Candy Ho,COB)

Remark 61

by in Growth September 24, 2020

The way to control growth is not to build multiple large housing developments, but smaller projects one at a time.


This is a large masterplan to thoughtfully plan out the future, but it consists of phased, smaller projects which will take more than 15 years to implement, by individual developers. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 94

by in Housing September 24, 2020

Multifamily buildings can be built in a way where they look like large houses, and fit the architectural style of the island. They allow more land to be preserved by gathering people together. They can help create a sense of community rather than spreading people apart. They can be more affordable than single family homes. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 132

by in Nature September 24, 2020

“I would like to be able to hike the [1.2 km.] along the coast from Lot 20 all the way to the southeastern corner of the Cape lands. There should trail connecting trail the coast to Fairy Fen and Quarry/Headwaters Park.”
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These trails are in the draft plan (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 243

by in Water September 24, 2020

“What I recently learned from our civil engineer, Webster Engineering, are: 1) We have major supply that comes from the southern coast and dont need to rely only on deep groundwater. 2) Testing was done that showed non interference with Tunstall system. 3) there was a deep vertical fault near Burke creek that would be a very good source.” (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 3

by in Consultation September 24, 2020

“If we can’t have healthy and constructive discourse with more then one narrative then that is a scary thought to me. I care deeply about these decisions because they will have an impact on future generations, and acting like they don’t is extremely short-sighted.”

Remark 137

by in Nature September 23, 2020

“I think the Cape is a deeply important place on this island, a place of spiritual importance and place to remind us of a direction we should never go in again. So I’m up for this work: what could happen there that honours the unique nature of the place, that works its magic to open hearts and minds? I have always thought that one cannot be unaffected by Cape Roger Curtis and Candy, your openness and willingness to try something again speaks to that.”

Remark 164

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“The Cape never met its highest use, and there is no large oceanfront park on the island. It’s worth having a conversation about it, even if it is not ultimately approved by islanders. Many things have changed – the needs of islanders, the values of land which keep going higher out of reach – the impacts of climate change. We may not have the answers but we should try again.”

Remark 172

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“It sounds like no one was happy with the outcome of the last round. As someone new to the island, I’m excited to dream about how such a large part of the island might be sustainably and carefully developed to make Bowen an even more special and wonderful place to live. I know there are financial and other constraints and factors to be wary of, but I think it would be great if we all came from vision and creativity rather than fear towards the question posed. Thanks for being so honest and vulnerable in the invitation Candy!”

Remark 115

by in Nature September 23, 2020

“For land preservation, better a chunk rather than a lot of separate areas. Anything buffering Crown land would be great, especially helping protect Fairy Fen. Shoreline would also be ideal. Lots of species near the ocean – they need easy access.”

Remark 126

by in Nature September 23, 2020

[On Feb. 12th, 2020, the Bowen Conservancy announced on Facebook that a private donor would like to donate lots 20-22 as a public park. By the end of the third day afterward, the thread had received 448 likes and 132 mostly positive comments.]