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TELUS wants to put up 5 communication towers on Cortes and Quadra

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

TELUS is looking at five potential communication tower sites in the Discovery Islands. 

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Bute Inlet landslide wipes out wildlife habitat, Threatens marine traffic

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An enormous landslide has scoured the watershed of a remote B.C. inlet and triggered a wave of debris that has wiped out critical salmon and grizzly habitat, and is causing hazards for marine traffic in the region.

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Preliminary surplus report for SRD Electoral areas

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COVID has not had a negative impact on the SRD’s Electoral area’s finances. The accounts carry a surplus forward every year, and 2020 is not an exception. SRD staff just released a preliminary surplus report for the electoral areas. 

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The SRD passed Rainbow Ridge’s application

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After 24 minutes of debate, the SRD passed Rainbow Ridge’s application to have a six acre portion of land rezoned to facilitate the development of up to 22 seniors’ and affordable housing units.

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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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