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Stoney Hill Road public meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Bay fire hall

Questions about a municipal report concerning a proposed $2.5-million Stoney Hill Road, will be  answered by North Cowichan staff and councillors at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. meeting in Maple Bay’s fire hall.

“Our role is to provide information,” Mayor Jon Lefebure said of the controversial gravel road reaching 73 Maple Bay Peninsula properties. “We can expect the public to make their concerns known at the meeting.”

That gathering, hosted by the Maple Bay Community Association, addresses council’s recent bylaws surrounding the main and sides roads. They’d involve pulling land from the municipal forest reserve amid council’s rural-preservation promises.

Opinions abound about the road boosting resident and emergency-vehicle access, while being costly and possibly sparking development on what they consider an ecologically and archeologically sensitive peninsula.

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