Tag Archives: Cortes Wildfires

Cortes Island Community Resilience Investment Grant

The Strathcona Regional District was awarded a $65,000 Community Resiliency Investment grant for Cortes Island, so I asked SRD Protective services Coordinator Shaun Koopman what does Cortes Island get out of it?

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building up Cortes Island’s emergency preparedness systems

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is building up Cortes Island’s emergency preparedness systems and this requires money. They have already received a $65,000 Community Resiliency grant this year. There is more coming. SRD Protective Services Coordinator Shaun Koopman explained that they have applied for another $265,000 of funding.  

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Are you prepared? The role of citizens in creating communities resilient to Wildfire and other Hazards Emergencies

Welcome to the first of a special series of Folk U Radio done in partnership with Cortes Currents that takes the Folk University model of slow learning, local knowledge sharing, and neighbours sharing with neighbours and combines it with Cortes Currents commitment to covering the news most relevant to our communities at this time.

As smoke fills the air and people told to close the windows after being told to open them to air out viral loads during the pandemic, the question forefront on many minds is “Are we prepared for what’s coming?”

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