The process behind a revision of Cortes Island’s Community Plan has been cited as an extreme example of how community decisions were made. According to the most recent (2012) version, “During the winter of 1983 and the spring of 1984, the APC (Advisory Planning Commission) and other community volunteers proceeded to assess the current community feelings concerning zoning regulations through an extensive questionnaire, including the tabulation and reporting of the results to the community, conducting seven question and answer evenings in homes throughout the island …”Continue reading How Community Decisions Were Made
Originally published on Decafnation
By Barbara Biley
As a result of changes made by the Vancouver Island Health Authority to lab services in the Campbell River Hospital, the lab itself is in peril and the lab at the Comox Valley Hospital is also in danger.Continue reading Clinical Pathology Lab Work At Campbell River Hospital Threatened
By Roy L Hales
According to the Daily Mail, “Wood-burning stoves emit six times as much pollution as a diesel truck.” The Environmental Protection Agency states wood smoke contains several toxic air pollutants including: benzene; formaldehyde; acrolein, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Health Canada claims, “In communities where wood heating is common, wood smoke can be responsible for as much as 25% of the airborne particulate matter.” They advise people to avoid wood smoke.Continue reading Avoid Wood Smoke
By Roy L Hales
Cortes Community radio’s new tower does not look impressive. It only rises thirty feet or so above the station, but with its installation CKTZ leads Northern Vancouver Island’s emergency communications network.