All posts by Roy L Hales

Roy L Hales - is the President of Cortes Currents and also the Cortes Radio Society, where he has had a radio program since 2014. He has had over 2,000 articles published, in print or web publications, since 1982. Close to 450 of these have been republished on the international renewable energy website Clean Technica. Roy has lived on Cortes Island since 2011.

Fact check: NDP Claims About Conservative Attendance Record Exaggerated, But …

According to our Member of Parliament, Rachel Blaney, the Conservatives had the worst attendance record of any party at the hybrid COVID-19 Committee meetings. One of her staff pointed to the committee minutes, where I added up the number of Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green MPs for ten of the twenty-one days. Some of the NDP claims about Conservative attendance record are exaggerated, but they point to an obvious truth.

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Outdoor Pop-Up Info Booth For Campbell River Waterfront Project

Construction began on June 10, 2019. Close to two kilometres of water and sewer pipe were installed on Highway 19A, between Rockland Road and Rotary Beach Park. The 2020 season came to an abrupt halt on March 16, due to province-wide concerns. The project contractor, Wacor Holdings Ltd, “requested a halt to work on the highway to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 and to review plans for implementation of increased safety measures.” When work on the Campbell River Waterfront Project resumed, on April 13, a number of new safety measures were in place. 

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Cortes Island’s Grants in Aid Approved

Cortes Island’s Grants in Aid were approved yesterday. 

There was no discussion. 

“Seeing no discussion, I’ll call the question: is there anyone in opposition?” said Strathcona Regional District Chair Michele Babchuk

When no one spoke up, she added, “Seeing no opposition, I will call all those Grant in Aids carried.”

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Logger Mike Reminds Us To Remain VIGILANT

As of June 24th, there were 131 known cases of COVID 19 on Vancouver Island. 95% of these have recovered. Many hope there will soon be no reports of new cases. The day after Premier Horgan announced British Columbians can safely travel around the province, Campbell River’s downtown icon adopted a new look. Logger Mike wears a mask to remind us of the need to remain vigilant. 

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Another Cortes Public Market opens Saturday

Though a number of vendors are advertising their goods on the Facebook page, Campbell River’s Pier Street Farmers Market & Artisan Fair might not open this year. The Quadra Farmer’s Market and Bazaar opted to become an online market directory. Cortes Island adopted a different approach and another Cortes public market opens Saturday.

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