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Myth about the Quadra Island RCMP: Busted

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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.

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Last day for Quinsam Road camp

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Friday, Oct 30th, was the last day for Quinsam Road camp in Campbell River. There were only three residents remaining and all left peacefully when the RCMP and Ministry of Natural Resources went up to clean the site. 

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homeless encampment at Quinsam road to be served notice

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The two incidents are unrelated. On October 8th, a homeless shelter in the forest behind the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, in Campbell River, caught fire. The blaze started in the structure’s homemade fireplace. Neither of the two occupants were injured, but RCMP Cst. Maury Tyre said the fire easily have spread to nearby buildings. The day before this, the Campbell River Mirror reported that the homeless encampment at Quinsam road will soon be served with a notice to vacate. 

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