Final Results for the Pender Island Health Care Centre Referendum

Nov 22, 2021

Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce the final results of the Pender Island Health Care Centre Referendum.

Voter turnout statistics for the Referendum (includes resident and non-resident):

  • North and South Pender Islands within the Southern Gulf Islands: 39% (933 out of 2,378 eligible electors)

Question for Pender Islands Health Care Clinic Referendum – passed with a vote of 791 yes to 142 no:

"Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4441, "Pender Islands Health Care Centre Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2021", authorizing the CRD to establish a service to contribute to the costs incurred by the Pender Islands Heath Care Society in operating the Pender Islands Health Care Centre and to raise a maximum annual requisition up to the greater of TWO HUNDRED and THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($235,000) or $0.1803 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service.”

The Pender Islands Health Care Society facilitates access to primary health care and complementary services to support the health and wellbeing of the Pender Islands Community. The Pender Islands Health Care Centre Contribution Service will allow the CRD to support the Society by providing operational funding to ensure consistent service delivery and to supplement existing grant and contract revenue received by the Society.

The CRD Board will receive the official results of the referendum and consider adoption of Bylaw No. 4441 at its upcoming December 8th meeting.

Details and referendum results are available online:

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Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
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