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Discussing a Superior Tanker Shuttle Service on Cortes Island

Editor’s note: A spokesperson for the Cortes Island Fire Fighting Association said the Superior Shuttle Tanker Service is not a priority at this time and they are not interested in meeting with the SRD on this topic.

SRD staff was instructed to arrange a meeting the Cortes Island Fire Fighting Association Board (CIFFA) and Regional Director Noba Anderson to discuss plans for a Superior Tanker Shuttle Service on Cortes Island. 

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The launch of Cortes CPR (Climate Plan for Resilience)

The official launch of Cortes CPR (Climate Plan for Resilience) took place just days ago.  (They were talking about it last January.)

“We’ve put out our new Facebook page and an introductory letter to the community in the Tideline. We’re really trying to get the ball going because we’ve done a lot of preliminary research and organizing behind the scenes,  but now we want to get it out that we are working on this plan,” said spokesperson Ashley Zarbatany.

“We’re looking to partner with different organizations. We’re going to be reaching out to stakeholders and rights holders and we are also looking for volunteers for our data collections team.”

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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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