Tag Archives: Cycling

Phase one completed: Campbell River’s Master Transportation Plan

A great deal has transpired in the decade since the city of Campbell River adopted its current transportation plan. Last February, Transportation Specialist Melissa Heidema informed Cortes Currents that they were drawing up a new plan. Phase one is now complete. In today’s interview, Heidema and Long Range Planning and Sustainability Manager Jason Locke give us a peek into what they accomplished.  

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Mark Vonesch 3: the Gregor Robertson connection

Cortes Islanders will be going to the polls on October 15th and Mark Vonesch hopes they will elect him as their next Regional Director. In the third of a series of interviews, he talks about how the example of former Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson inspired him to enter politics.

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ʔapsčiik t̓ašii officially opens to visitors on Vancouver Island’s west coast

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tofino, BC – After much anticipation, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government and Parks Canada joined together in welcoming visitors to use the new multi-use pathway at the Combers Beach trailhead in the Pacific Rim National Parks Reserve on June 28.

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This summer: downtown Campbell River is celebrating!

The streets of Campbell River have opened up with a series of free, family-friendly events and entertainment that will continue until September. 

“We think that this is a great opportunity.  Hopefully COVID is starting to leave us and we have the ability to return to a new normal.  This whole set of opportunities with the downtown core is meant to bring us out of what we’ve been experiencing over the last couple of years in reduced ability to program and to get out and interact and socialize.  This is really on the flip side of it. We want to be able to blow the lid off of this and get everybody downtown and enjoying what Campbell River has done. Campbell River has a lot  to offer both the residents  in the surrounding area and visitors to it,“ explained Robin Mitchell, the city’s Manager of Recreation and Culture.

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SRD Board Approves proposed bicycle project in Blenkin Park, in principle

How our local government works

At their April 27th Board meeting, the Strathcoan Regional District (SRD) Board approved a proposed bike park at Blenkin Memorial Park in principle, but is withholding its endorsement until it can ascertain the implications of this action. 

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