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Boats at Mansons Landing given a reprieve

The boats stored along the shoreline in Mansons Landing Provincial Park have been given a reprieve.

For the 15 most derelict vessels, this means another 30 days before they are removed by BC Parks. Cortes Currents followed three Park Rangers down the beach to watch them tag their first vessel, a fibreglass dinghy with holes torn out of its bottom. Another derelict vessel was being used as the roof of a crude shelter in the trees.  

There were a total of 57 boats in the park when the rangers arrived last month. Some have since been removed, but there are still a considerable number on the beach. Most of them look seaworthy. At some point in the near future, albeit measured in years rather than days, they must all be removed.

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New director seat open at Harbour Authority of Cortes Island

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

The Harbour Authority of Cortes Island (HACI) will be hosting an Annual General Meeting (AGM) for its members this week and will be selecting a new director.

HACI is a not-for-profit organization tasked with managing four government docks and the Whaletown Dock on Cortes Island. There are several ongoing projects that HACI is involved in, including maintenance of the docks and vehicle parking improvements.

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Trying to clean up Cortes Island’s abandoned boats and provide homes for the homeless 

There are probably a dozen abandoned boats on Cortes Island right now, and Dominic dos Santos would like to have them towed away.

“A lot of them are floating. Some of them just have no names on them. People just leave them there. it’s just been 15 years of ‘not my problem.’  We have fiberglass shards on every beach now because they abandon the boats and let ’em get destroyed on the rocks . All this stuff is gonna wind up on the beach in the next five, 10 years?” he said.

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Boat garbage removal service at local government dock ending

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

A garbage removal service at a Cortes Island dock is being suspended after this summer season due to boaters failing to follow conditions, rising costs and more.

It’s been challenging for the Harbour Authority of Cortes Island to keep up with waste removal from the five government docks it operates, manager Jenny Hartwick told CKTZ earlier this summer.

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Cortes Island docks, local harbor authority recommend some easy steps to ensure security

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Summer is the busiest time of year for recreational boaters, and docks on Cortes Island are popular.

Harbour Authority of Cortes Island Manager Jenny Hartwick anticipates one of the busiest seasons on record. She advises vessel owners to secure valuable items on board in a locked area and encourages them to call the RCMP if anything goes missing and to advise the Harbour Authority as well.

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