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Fresh fruit & veggies: the Strathcona Good Food Box program

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

Campbell River based conservation organization, Greenways Land Trust, is initiating the Strathcona Good Food Box program for six North Vancouver Island communities to make fresh fruits and vegetables easily accessible. 

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The SRD Chooses a new Chair and Vice Chair

With Michele Babchuck moving on to the provincial legislature, the Strathcona Regional District Board needed a new Chair. Gold River Mayor Brad Unger, who had been her Vice Chair, was chosen by acclamation. The only real election, during the Board’s Nov 4th, 2020 Board meeting, was for Vice Chair.

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Indigenous leaders and environmentalists speak out about Gold River road use Dispute

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

Indigenous leaders and environmentalists are standing behind a Gold River-area First Nation in its dispute with one of Vancouver Island’s largest forest companies. 

North Island hereditary chiefs and the environmental advocacy group Sierra Club B.C. have expressed their support for Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation (MMFN) who are caught in an ongoing feud with Western Forest Products (WFP) over trespassing and road use compensation. 

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First Nation is poised to blockade Hwy 28 in Gold River

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

A Vancouver Island First Nation is poised to blockade the highway between the town of Gold River and its port to logging traffic until it gets compensation for the use of its land. 

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SRD Delivered to 230 Households

The ‘Sayward Futures Society‘ application was turned down because they proposed to use the funding to hire a coordinator. Emergency Management BC (EMBC) did not feel the COVID situation on Vancouver Island was sufficiently desperate, but they did approve a study to see how the SRD Delivers program could be implemented on Cortes Island. More than 80% of the $10,370 obtained from the province was forwarded to organizations that “offered assistance with grocery shopping, the delivery of food, prescriptions and other essentials for the benefit of the elderly (65+) and other vulnerable persons.” The SRD delivered to 230 households in Campbell River, Read Island, Gold River and Tahsis. 

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