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Electric Is Better – Even On A Remote Island

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on April 14, 2019. At least one more EV has come to Cortes since then, possibly more. BC’s EV infrastructure has grown (The Plugshare map shows 18 EV charging stations in Campbell River, 2 on Quadra and 1 on Cortes Island) and the latest EVs have an average range of 468 km per charge.

British Columbia’s EV tipping point may be closer than you think. When you factor in the cost of gasoline, the average electric vehicle is already substantially less expensive that a gas car. Level three charging stations, capable of delivering an 80% charge in 30 minutes, are creeping up the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC. There are now seven stations along the coastal route between Sidney and Campbell River and sixteen in the Greater Victoria area. (In addition, there is a Tesla Fast charging station in Nanaimo and another planned for Campbell River.) Now even people in remote locations like Cortes Island are going electric. On Saturday, April 12, 2019, three of the island’s six (and counting) E-car owners explained why electric is better — even on a remote island. 

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Pottery studio opening encouraging to local artists

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

Potterer Mary Clare Preston held a successful collaborative open house and sale at her Foxglove Pottery studio in Mansons Landing, BC.

She welcomed the public over two Saturdays (Dec. 10th and 17th) to appreciate and purchase the work on display, including that of two guest artists — stone carver Donna Naven and fine woodworker Hannu Huuskonen.

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