This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.Continue reading Increasing the salmon spawning potential of James Creek
Last fall’s chum runs were poor throughout British Columbia. Wilf Luedke, the chief biologist for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, described reports from the Sooke River, on Vancouver Island, as “the worst yet.” One the Fraser River, the Alouette River Management Society counted 500 instead of the 60,000 they expected. The chum returns on Cortes & Quadra Cortes were dismal.Continue reading Last Fall’s Chum Returns On Cortes & Quadra
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By Roy L Hales
On June 6, 2019, Chair Michele Babchuk and three members of the Strathcona Regional District staff caught a water taxi from Campbell River to Cortes Island. Around 80 local inhabitants were waiting for them in Mansons Hall. I doubt anyone could have guessed what was to follow. The resulting Cortes Island Hall Tax consultation was refreshing.Continue reading Hall Tax Consultation Refreshing
There was a surprise waiting in minutes of the February 28th session. After all the spectators went home, the Strathcona Regional District Board briefly reconvened in public to make an announcement. The Cortes referenda are moving forward for consideration at the next board meeting.Continue reading Cortes Referenda Are Moving Forward
By Roy L Hales
There has been a lot of talk about lobbyists lately. Much of it centres around two Cortes residents who attend Strathcona Regional District regularly board meetings on a fairly regular basis. Are there others? What is a lobbyist?Continue reading What Is A Lobbyist?