A coalition of industry stakeholders and Vancouver Island mayors wants Ottawa to outline how it plans to address the potential impacts of its decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.Continue reading How will the Feds help communities depending on fish farms?
North Vancouver Island mayors and aquaculture industry experts sent a letter to Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan on Dec. 29, asking about recovery plans for communities affected by the decision to phase out 19 Discovery Island fish farms.Continue reading 1,500 jobs: What is the Federal government willing to do?
On October 24th, more than 50% of North Island’s electorate chose Michele Babchuk to represent them in the Provincial Legislature. Though more than a month has passed, she has only just stepped down from her previous roles as a Campbell River councillor and Chair of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board. Though yet to sit in parliament, she has been made the Deputy Government Whip and a member of the Appointment Orders Committee. I recently asked Michele about becoming our MLA .Continue reading Michele Babchuk: Becoming our MLA
Though the City of Campbell River wants to cut $1.5 million from its budget, reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in the downtown area is still a top priority. So at their November 2nd meeting, Council set aside $25,000 from the contingency fund to start a downtown Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program.Continue reading CPTED: reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in Campbell River