Letter to the Premier

The Gillies Bay Improvement District has recently completed an Infrastructure Funding Project including an Asset Replacement Schedule and Five Year Plan.  It has been made very clear to us, that if we are going to adequately fund existing asset renewal and replacement over the short and long term (without the need to borrow) we must raise our annual taxation rates by 300%. 

We have written a letter to the Premier for our residents to sign and send in the hopes of raising awareness and compelling the Provincial Government to support our community.  We encourage residents of other communities in BC to send the letter as well – that is why we have drafted a second letter for the rest of British Columbia. 

We aren’t asking for much, only access to the same opportunities as other communities. 

If you are a resident of Texada Island, BC, please print this letter: Letter to Premier – Texada Island,
Then sign it, date it and mail it to the addresses listed at the bottom of this page (also provided on the letter itself).  

If you are from elsewhere in British Columbia, we encourage you to print this letter: Letter to Premier – BC
Then mail it to the Premier (this address can be found below, or on the letter itself) as well as your respective MLAs. 

Alone, we are small communities with a small voice.  Together (250 communities strong) we can have a voice that our Government will not be able to ignore!

The Gillies Bay Improvement District is looking for volunteers to help us rally support from other small communities and Improvement Districts.  If you are interested, please email admin@gillies-bay.ca

Premier’s Mailing Address (all BC residents):

Premier Christy Clark
PO Box 9041 – Station Provincial Government
Victoria, BC  V8W 9E1

Texada Residents Only:

We also encourage you to send your letter to:

MLA Nicolas Simons
109-4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2L2

Powell River Regional District
5776 Marine Ave
Powell River, BC  V8A 2M4