Update on Poaching Within The Community Forest

On June 27, Cortes Currents published a report about poaching in the Community Forest. Odette Auger lives beside the woodlot in Larsen’s Meadow and says there has been a significant increase in theft since the Community Forest took over management. While her account is subjective, it contains pictures, details of several specific incidents and a record of correspondence with the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) going back several years.

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Still No Public Transportation To North Island

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) has no time frame to make a decision regarding Route 5 bus service between Campbell River and the north Island, stranding locals who rely on bus service to travel down island.

Route 5 is the only pubic transportation option connecting the Tri-Port towns to the rest of Vancouver Island.

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‘We See You And We Hear You’ – Says The Minister

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Federal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan used the same phrase on Thursday to offer an olive branch to opponents of a government-owned oil pipeline that he did five months ago: “We see you and we hear you.”

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Tsilhqot’in Nation demands meeting on declining Fraser River chinook stocks

By Rebecca Dyok, Williams Lake Tribune, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Six B.C. First Nations are calling for an immediate meeting with Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans as chinook stocks in the Fraser River near the brink of collapse.

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Campbell River Is Watchfully Reopening

A week has passed since South Korea announced it was in the midst of a second wave of COVID 19. Though some experts insist this will come to Canada, only one Vancouver Island resident is still infected with the virus. Five people died; the rest recovered. British Columbia is in stage three of a restart program. Public health guidelines still prohibit gatherings of 50 people or more. Campbell River is watchfully reopening.

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