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One step closer: Community Halls and First Responders

This is a Cortes Currents news update, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

There was little discussion. The Strathcona Regional District Board approved the agreements at their August 19th meeting. Cortes Island’s two community halls and first responders are one step closer to receiving funding.  

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SRD Will Begin Negotiations WIth Cortes Community Halls & Fire Fighters

Last month, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board passed the bylaws needed to fund Cortes Island’s community halls and first responders. They followed this up, at the December 5, 2019, board meeting, with the decision that the SRD will begin negotiations with the with the Cortes Island Fire Fighters Association, Whaletown Community Club and the Southern Cortes Community Association.

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Funding For Community Halls & First Responders Passes

The Strathcona Regional District passed the bylaws to provide funding for Community Halls & First Responders at their November 21, 2019 Board Meeting. This follows Cortes Island’s October 26 referendum, in which approximately 75% of votes cast favoured the halls and 83% were for first responders.  

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SRD Responds To 31 Emails

To the residents of Electoral Area B:

SRD Press Release

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board received several items of correspondence relating to Cortes Island matters at the regular meeting held on February 13, 2019. The Board directed that the matters raised in this correspondence be referred to the SRD Board Chair and Chief Administrative Officer for response and that the response be advertised to the broader Cortes Island community.

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