District of Squamish rejects permit for floatel

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The District of Squamish council voted to reject a one-year temporary use permit (TUP) that would clear the way for Woodfibre LNG to use a renovated cruise ship to house over 600 workers in Howe Sound. The motion to permit the floatel, MV Isabelle, failed by a 4-3 vote. Councillors who voted against the plan cited safety concerns, environmental and community impacts, as well as a lack of information from the company.  Council can reconsider the application within 30 days if the mayor or one of the councillors who voted in the majority brings it back for debate. The vessel is currently at anchor in the Port of Nanaimo.

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