In 2020, Campbell River stores reported 275 cases of shoplifting to the RCMP. That is in a city, is the situation similar in more remote settings like Cortes Island?Continue reading Shoplifting in City and Country
There is a false report, about the Quadra Island RCMP detachment, circulating on Cortes Island. They are allegedly being shut down. This story appears to have grown out of an idea that was discussed a few years ago and most likely will never be implemented.
Here are the questions Cortes Currents emailed the head of the Quadra detachment, Cpl. Sean Bulford, and his replies.Continue reading Myth about the Quadra Island RCMP: Busted
Cpl. Sean Bulford, Quadra Island RCMP detachment commander, said the overall numbers aren’t high but the rate of the increase is significant.
“Percentage wise, it’s a large increase in a place like this,” said Bulford on Wednesday.Continue reading More Theft During COVID
The danger to rural women facing violence is higher than ever due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the number of victims reaching out for support is not growing apace in the North Island region, troubling the agencies that help them.Continue reading Isolation Of Rural Women Facing Violence