Alternative Approval Process Begins for Fire Engine Replacement Project

Tags:  2024 | News Release
Date Released: June 7, 2024

The Sunshine Coast Regional District is proceeding with an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) to authorize the borrowing of up to $1,499,500 to finance the cost of replacing a fire engine in the Gibsons and West Howe Sound Fire Protection service. The loan is to be repaid over a period not exceeding 10 years.

So, what is an AAP? Quite simply, if the SCRD wants to take out a long-term loan, the approval of the electors is required. The AAP is a process where you only submit a response form if you are opposed to the proposal – in this case, opposed to the borrowing.

The elector response form and information about the AAP is available at as well as at the SCRD office at 1975 Field Road, Wilson Creek, during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Response forms may be submitted by mail or in-person and must be received at the SCRD Field Road office before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2024.

SCRD staff will also be available in-person at the Field Road office Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays, to answer questions related to the AAP.

More information on this AAP may be obtained by contacting Sherry Reid, Corporate Officer by telephone at 604-885-6825.

The public is invited to submit questions about this AAP at