The outgoing Strathcona Regional District Board held its final meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. This is the first time that most of the Directors have met around the table since the pandemic began. They shared their thoughts about the election and the preceding term, at a Directors Roundtable.Continue reading Final meeting of the outgoing SRD Board
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Noba Anderson: The exit interview
Noba Anderson was first elected as Regional Director for Strathcona Regional District Area B (Cortes Island) in 2008. She served 4 terms (two three-year and two four-year) for a total of 14 years in office, making her the longest-serving Regional Director in the island’s history.
Some other Strathcona Regional Directors (notably those from Oyster River and Quadra Island) have held office for far longer, running repeatedly for decades without successful challengers. In 2022, however, Oyster River’s Brenda Leigh was defeated at the polls and Jim Abram of Quadra chose not to run again. Noba Anderson also chose not to run again.
Cortes Currents asked Noba if she would be willing to participate in an “exit interview” — a look back over her long run as our representative at SRD. She was interviewed in mid October.Continue reading Noba Anderson: The exit interview
Election 2022: The new Strathcona Regional District Board
More than half of the familiar faces will not be returning to the SRD Board this term. The former Chair and Vice Chair, Brad Unger and Claire Moglove, were both defeated in their bids for re-election. So were Regional Director Brenda Leigh and former Campbell River Directors Charlie Cornfield and Colleen Evans. Neither Mayor Andy Adams (of Campbell River), Jim Abram (from Area C) or Noba Anderson (from Cortes Island) sought re-election. Only 5 of the 13 Directors from last term were re-elected. Two of the previous alternates from Campbell River will most likely take a seat at the SRD table.Continue reading Election 2022: The new Strathcona Regional District Board
All Candidate debates in Campbell River and SRD Rural Areas.
Press release from the Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce
The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce, The Campbell River Mirror and the Tidemark Theatre Society co-hosted a series of debates for all candidates vying for office in the Strathcona Regional District and the City of Campbell River in the BC Municipal Election on October 15, 2022.Continue reading All Candidate debates in Campbell River and SRD Rural Areas.
Abram agrees to repay the SRD $8,640 for expense payments not meeting their criteria
When the auditor submitted his report to the Strathcona Regional District Board last Spring, it showed one director billing significantly more than his colleagues.
“I received more money than other directors,” admitted Regional Director Jim Abram of Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets) at the Strahcona Regional Dirstrict’s May 25 board meeting.Continue reading Abram agrees to repay the SRD $8,640 for expense payments not meeting their criteria