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SVRA Directors Meetings are held every other month in Sunshine Valley

The SVRA directors hold a meeting approximately every two months to discuss new and ongoing business of the SVRA, correspondence, the monthly treasurer's report, and at the option of the board, may hear from an invited speaker. All Directors Meetings are open to the public (SVRA membership is not required). At the conclusion of each Directors Meeting, there will be an opportunity for those in attendance to address the SVRA Board with any issues or questions they may have. Please send agenda items to secretary@sunshinevalleyratepayers.org.

Soup & Sandwich Days are back

We are starting up our lunch get togethers. We will have hot soups and cold sandwiches available from 11:30am until 2pm on the following dates in 2018: February 10th, February 17th, March 10th, March 24th, and April 14th. This all happens at the Sunshine Valley Inn. You can grab and go or sit and enjoy your meal while visiting with neighbours and friends. We make all our sandwiches fresh to order. Each week will have the regular fare as well as a featured vegie sandwich and a featured meat based sandwich. We do not use cold cuts that are full of salts, tenderizers and preservatives including sodium nitrate. We instead roast all our own lunch meats. Our soups do not come from a can, which also has preservatives and salt. They instead are made from fresh ingredients by a valley cook. Prices range from $4.00 for a full featured sandwich or a bowl of soup to $10.50 for a full featured sandwich, cup of soup, beverage, and dessert. Funds raised are used to support the Sunshine Valley community garden.

2018 SVRA Winter Newsletter

This year's SVRA Winter Newsletter is now available online. The newsletter contains information on upcoming SVRA events and community news. A direct link has been posted below.
» 2018 SVRA Winter Newsletter (5 MB) 15 February 2018

New off-road vehicle laws take effect

New laws concerning off-road vehicles (ORV) go into effect November 1, 2015. The original June 1st deadline has been extended until November to allow more time for ORV owners to register their vehicles. The Ministry of Forests, Lands & Resource Operations has launched a new registration system for ORVs in British Columbia. ORVs consist of golf carts, snow vehicles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), trucksters and restricted use motorcycles (dirt bikes). Any ORV that is operated on Crown land or on a forest service road must be registered with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and display a special ORV plate. All ORVs operated on a forest service road must carry a minimum of $200,000 third-party liability insurance. Additionally, ORVs that cross a highway or are off-loaded from another vehicle in a parking lot must also display a valid insurance decal on the ORV plate. Please refer to the ICBC link below for more information on how to register your ORV.
» ICBC off-road vehicle information website

Ministry of Highways grants use of land at community entrance

The Ministry of Highways has granted the community use of the land at the entrance to Sunshine Valley to build a park area. A community meeting is planned for October to publicize the project and to collect ideas and names of volunteers. A map has been provided by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) that was submitted to the Ministry as part of the application.
» Sunshine Valley entrance map (278K) 10 September 2009

Photos from Canada Day 2009 celebration are online

Photographs from the June 27, 2009 Sunshine Valley Canada Day celebration are now online. We had a nice turn out for our annual celebration and wish to thank all our volunteers and participating sponsors. Pictures include: Walk The Valley event, barbeque lunch, skateboarding demonstrations, classic car show, piņata event, Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department demonstration, and more. Photographs have been arranged in an Adobe PDF document (listed below).
» 2009 Sunshine Valley Canada Day photographs (1.4MB) 10 September 2009

FVRD proposes new recreation area south of Sunshine Valley

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has made an application to the Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB) to designate a ten hectare parcel of land south of Sunshine Valley as a recreation area. The purpose of the recreation area is to have an interpretive/information centre for recreational users to obtain information regarding the Sumallo/Silvertip Valley. For more information, please see the public notice below.
» Sumallo/Silvertip Valley Recreation Area (68K) 8 June 2009

FVRD provides comments to Ministry regarding mining application

Comments from the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Electoral Area Services Committee regarding the quarry application by Argus Aggregates Ltd. have been provided to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. The quarry application is for the removal of aggregate material from an area near Eleven Mile Creek north and west of the Hope Slide, along Highway 3. A copy of the letter and prior correspondence has been provided below.
» Letter from R. McDermid (FVRD) to I. Webster (Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources) (140K) 14 January 2008
» Letter from R. McDermid (FVRD) to S. Bow (Front Counter BC) (77K) 26 September 2007

Sunshine Valley Community Committee documents are available

Four meetings were held between the Fraser Valley Regional District and members of the Sunshine Valley Community Committee during the months of August, September, October and November of 2007. The committee was established during a March 10, 2007 meeting that was held between Sunshine Valley residents, the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and Sunshine Valley Developments Ltd. (SVDL) for the purpose of discussing community planning opportunities. It was decided at the meeting that a committee be formed to outline a vision for the future of Sunshine Valley that represents both the views and interests of landholders and residents. Thirty-nine residents signed up to participate in this committee. On June 26, 2007 the FVRD mailed out an information package to everyone who expressed an interest in serving on the committee. Contents from the June 26th package are provided below, including the summary reports that have been distributed by the FVRD to the meeting participants. These documents can also be found by visiting the Sunshine Valley Community Planning page of the FVRD web site.
» Sunshine Valley's Vision - A Draft Discussion Paper (1.1MB) 1 December 2007
» Summary report from the October 20, 2007 committee meeting (269K) 20 October 2007
» Summary report from the September 8, 2007 committee meeting (765K) 12 October 2007
» Summary report from the August 4, 2007 committee meeting (2MB) 4 August 2007
» Letter from FVRD to Sunshine Valley committee members (104K) 26 June 2007
» Introduction to Regional Districts: Communities in Partnership (707K) 26 June 2007
» Survey maps of Sunshine Valley (248K) 26 June 2007
» Letter from Lidstone, Young, Anderson to FVRD regarding land tenures and voting rights (334K) 26 June 2007
» Geologic hazard assessment report from Thurber Engineering Ltd. (1.9MB) 26 June 2007
» FVRD memo detailing the chronology of events that led to the deregulation of certain services (408K) 26 June 2007
» Thurber Engineering Geotechnical hazard assessment on slopes southeast of the Hope Slide (544K) 26 June 2007
» Ferguson report on re-introducing FVRD community planning and development regulations (277K) 26 June 2007
» Minutes from March 10, 2007 meeting (31K) 2 April 2007

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