NAC Update
WRECK BEACH
VANCOUVER, BRITSH COLUMBIA

January 29, 2006

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DATE:    January 29, 2006
SUBJECT: Wreck Beach
TO:      All Naturists and other concerned citizens

Dear Naturist,

An article published yesterday in The Globe & Mail gave the impression that the University of British Columbia (UBC) had relented on the issue of residential towers that are planned to loom over Wreck Beach. The article portrays the long-standing controversy as having been resolved.

The newspaper article is quite misleading. Unfortunately, the matter is not resolved.

Beginning with an opening phrase that reads, "The buff battle of the bluffs is over, according to the University of British Columbia," the newspaper article merely repeats UBC's spin concerning the towers and the Official Community Plan (OCP) that is supposed to govern development.


STATEMENT FROM THE WRECK BEACH PRESERVATION SOCIETY

The Wreck Beach Preservation Society (WBPS) has released the following statement:

    "The buff battle of the bluffs is NOT over! With characteristic disregard for the governance role of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), UBC's Board of Governors defied the recent GVRD Staff request to lower the remaining two towers to 16 storeys. 

    "This so-called balanced 'scaling back of the project' does NOT address the needs of over 6000 students who signed the anti-Phase 2 petitions out of 47,000 signatories. The simple fact is that only the GVRD can determine if the towers are in compliance with the OCP.

    "UBC has no business whatsoever pronouncing its development to be consistent with the OCP by usurping GVRD jurisdiction over planning in Electoral District A, in which Wreck Beach lies. If the UBC towers are not further lowered, they will violate several GVRD visibility resolutions.

    "It is time that GVRD parkland stewards call UBC's bluff or the obscenities will continue."


NO ACTION IS REQUESTED AT THIS TIME

This is an Update. Neither NAC nor the Wreck Beach Preservation Society is requesting that you take action at this time. Your responses to past calls for action have been effective and appreciated. Thank you!

The Wreck Beach Preservation Society will determine what future actions may be appropriate. Watch for NAC Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this issue.


MORE INFORMATION

For background and additional information on Wreck Beach and this situation, visit the Local Issues section of the Naturist Action Committee web site. Here's a direct link to NAC's Wreck Beach discussion:
www.naturistaction.org/Local_Issues/Wreck_Beach_2004/wreck_beach_2004.html

For the latest from the Wreck Beach Preservation Society, visit:
www.wreckbeach.org.


PLEASE HELP NAC HELP NATURISTS!

The Naturist Action Committee is the volunteer nonprofit adjunct to The Naturist Society. Largely by working with and through local groups like the Wreck Beach Preservation Society, NAC exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout North America. Protecting freedom is expensive, and unlike other organizations, NAC has no membership roster on which to assess dues. NAC relies entirely on the voluntary generosity of supporters like you.

To donate to NAC online with your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card, go to:
www.naturistaction.org/donate/

Or you can use the address below, or call toll free (800) 886-7230 to donate by phone.

  NAC
  PO Box 132
  Oshkosh, WI 54903
 

Thank you for choosing to make a difference!

Naturally,

Bob Morton

Executive Director
Naturist Action Committee

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