Pitt Meadows council supports Pitch-in Week

Last year, 511,509 Canadians participated in the campaign.

The City of Pitt Meadows will be supporting Pitch-in Week with a contribution of $550 this year.

The week-long event sees volunteers clean up their communities.

By becoming a “municipal patron”, the city will get resource material from Pitch-in B.C. that includes garbage bags and gloves to collect litter.

Laurie Darcus and her city staff will help coordinate volunteers locally during Pitch-in Week, April 23-30.

“I think the spin-offs far exceed the $550,” said Mayor Deb Walters.

In the past, volunteers have organized clean-ups along the Alouette and Fraser rivers and CP rail tracks.

Last year, 511,509 Canadians participated in the campaign.


Katzie treaty rep

The City of Pitt Meadows has asked Metro Vancouver to consider a representative from Pitt Meadows to the Katzie treaty table.

If supported, Coun. Janice Elkerton will fill the spot, which is currently vacant.

“I feel that Pitt Meadows has a huge interest in the Katzie First Nations Treaty,” said Mayor Deb Walters.

Former Township of Langley councillor Mel Kositky had been the local government representative to the Katzie treaty negotiations for the past nine years. The Katzie First Nation is in stage four of the six-stage B.C. Treaty Commission’s negotiations process – negotiating an agreement-in-principle.

An agreement-in-principle outlines the major points of consensus between the parties involved, including land, cash, access, fisheries, wildlife, culture and heritage, governance and certainty, all of which form the basis of the treaty.

The agreement, though, is not legally binding and changes may occur during final negotiations.