A great deal has transpired in the decade since the city of Campbell River adopted its current transportation plan. Last February, Transportation Specialist Melissa Heidema informed Cortes Currents that they were drawing up a new plan. Phase one is now complete. In today’s interview, Heidema and Long Range Planning and Sustainability Manager Jason Locke give us a peek into what they accomplished.Continue reading Phase one completed: Campbell River’s Master Transportation Plan
A 1.5 million dollar fund provided to the BC Ferries corporation by the provincial government, has added internet access to 14 small terminals on the BC coast. The effort is part of an initiative aimed at increasing broadband service to more British Columbians and visitors.Continue reading BC Ferries has added free Wi-Fi service at smaller terminals
BC Ferry traffic on both the Cortes and Campbell River ferries were almost back to pre-COVID levels in 2021.
20,000 more vehicles sailed from Campbell River than the previous year and there were almost 4,600 more from Cortes Island.Continue reading Ferry traffic getting back to pre-COVID levels
According to Campbell River’s Sustainability Community Plan, 12% all trips to work within the city were to consist of walking, cycling or transit by 2020. They hope to increase this number to a third by 2060. In today’s interview the city’s transportation specialist, Melissa Heidema, talks about Campbell River’s shift to alternate forms of transportation.Continue reading Walking, cycling and mass transit in Campbell River
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In a special naming ceremony in Victoria’s harbour, the third and fourth Island Class ferries destined for the Campbell River – Quadra Island route were officially designated as “Island Nagalis” and “Island K’ulut’a.”Continue reading Newest Island Class BC Ferries receive Indigenous names