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COVID Update for Thursday, April 15, 2021

COVID update for North Vancouver Island and the Greater Campbell River area: While the rest of British Columbia reels under reports of COVID’s third wave, it still does not appear to more than touched North Vancouver Island. The number of active cases has risen slightly, to 37, as of late yesterday afternoon. 

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Sea Star Wasting Disease

Sunflower Sea Stars are one of the largest and fastest sea stars in the world’s oceans and a decade ago they were a common sight from Mexico to Alaska. Now this once abundant predator is missing from most of its range. The Global population has shrunk by over 90%, a decline that recently earned them the ICUN Red List status of “critically endangered.” 

“So what happened?”

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Reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands

The BC Government is currently reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands. They are determining the level of viewshed protection for scenic corridors important to the $50 million-a-year marine tourism industry, local residents, and recreational users. All of the crown lands on Cortes, Read, Maurelle, Raza, Stuart, and the Redonda Islands are being given new Visual Quality Objective designations.

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How Cortes Island could benefit from a Superior Tanker Shuttle Service

The Strathcona Regional District is doing the feasibility study for a superior tanker shuttle service on Cortes Island

So I asked SRD Protective services Coordinator Shaun Koopman, what difference would that make? 

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