It has been reported that Greg Darroch, a B.C. businessman, has purchased the financially troubled West Beach at the mouth of the Adams River. Mr. Darroch has been quoted in an Aug. 29 Kamloops newspaper article that the area is "a really sensitive site," his "focus is to stick with family camping and enjoyment of the area" and "(the) need to keep it environmentally friendly."
Mr. Darroch has also been quoted as stating "I want to put together a proposal that allays the concerns of the community and environment" and that he has a "solid business plan" to develop the property.
The north Shuswap has seen its share of both positive and negative developments and business developers in the past. In an effort to demonstrate his positive approach to the environment at the mouth of the Adams River and a financially feasible project, I believe that Mr. Darroch needs to demonstrate a show of good faith to illustrate that he is serious about what he has been quoted.
I think this could be achieved by the immediate removal of the myriad of boat buoys located at West Beach near the mouth of the Adams River. These boat buoys were part of the West Beach development that eventually went into receivership by the previous developer.
I cannot think of a better way for Mr. Darroch to allay the concerns of the community and to demonstrate that he is creating an environmentally friendly business plan for West Beach than to undo some of the damage created by his predecessor.