Tag Archives: Craig Peterson Report

Ambush vs Engagement: How SRD Deals with Cortes Island

(EDITORIAL…. This article is a footnote or digression to the feature article “Confidentiality vs Secrecy: A Slippery Slope“. However, it also can be read on its own.)

Here’s an example of what I would call downright peculiar (when describing SRD’s dealings with Area B, Cortes Island).

When Craig Peterson (private investigator hired by SRD) suddenly arrived on Cortes Island in the New Year, he was quite open and frank about his mission here. He said he was here “to investigate the charges against Director Anderson.” For many islanders, it was the first they’d heard about any allegations or charges against our Director.

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The Craig Peterson Report

Originally published May 25; revised May 31 & June 2, 2019.

By Roy L Hales

Shortly after fourteen Cortes residents filed a legal petition against their Regional Director, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) hired Craig Peterson of Creative Solutions Risk Management Consulting to investigate the charges. The SRD just released a heavily redacted copy of his findings. The Craig Peterson Report did not find evidence supporting the legal petition.

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Revised: Why FOI Requests Are SO Time consuming

By Roy L Hales

After waiting for almost seven weeks, I just received notice that the waiting period for a freedom of information (FOI) request I made has been extended to 60 days. My first thought was what is the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) hiding? This arose from my ignorance. At the SRD Board meeting, I heard a different perspective on why FOI requests are so time consuming.

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