All posts by Kate Maddigan

CCEDA encourages Cortes to take the Survey on Rural Passenger Transportation

Cortes Community Economic Development Association

Recently, the province announced a new rural intercommunity transportation study. Cortes Islanders will be familiar with efforts over the years to explore improvements in transportation options for residents and visitors while reducing the island’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

This new transportation study will address rural intercommunity transportation. For residents of Cortes, Sonora and Read Islands, this is mainly about finding affordable and reliable ways to get across Quadra Island to access essential goods and services without the use of a personal vehicle.

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Tech support services on Cortes Island are now free during weekly drop-in sessions

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Those who have used the Tech Support Services of Clio Forsyth Morrissette on Cortes Island can now enjoy them free of charge during weekly drop-in sessions.

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More than ever, parents need to be advocates for sexual health education, expert says

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On February 25 of this year, the Cortes Community Health Association provided a free online workshop entitled “How to talk to your kids about…” The workshop was led by certified sexual health educator Kerri Isham who trains professionals, parents and caregivers in three main areas: creating a culture of child protection, sexual health education for children and youth and information regarding the long-term impacts of pornography.

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Quadra Island’s Disaster Preparedness Expo set for Saturday, May 14

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The Quadra Island Emergency Program (QIEP) is having a disaster preparedness expo on May 14, and residents from the surrounding islands are invited. 

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Compost pickup service coming to Strathcona Regional District

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With the large new composting facility in Campbell River opening up this fall, about 30 per cent of organic waste is expected to be diverted from the regional landfill.  However, Cortes Island residents should not expect that their organic waste will be shipped to this new facility, according to Vivian Schau, Senior Manager for Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM).

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