Tag Archives: Michele Babchuk

Gorge and Mansons Halls still haven’t received any funding

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A little over a year ago, a year since Cortes Island approved the idea of funding our two community halls through our property taxes. Early last December, Strathcona Regional District (SRD) staff received the go-ahead to start negotiations with the Whaletown Community Club (WCC) and the Southern Cortes Community Association (SCCA), which manage Gorge and Mansons Halls. The WCC and SCCA still haven’t received any funding, or been told what is holding things up.

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Election 2020: update to the Preliminary Voting Results for Vancouver Island

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The most recent change to Elections BC’s Preliminary Voting Results, at the time of this writing, was made at 2:53 PM on October 28, 2020. 

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Election 2020: Green party numbers on Vancouver Island

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The final count will not be known for another three weeks. However as of 1:58 AM this morning,  Elections BC reports that 45.03% of the known electorate voted NDP, 35.41% chose the Liberals and 15.30% the Greens. John Horgan won his majority, NDP candidate Michele Babchuk is our new MLA and the only real surprise was the Green party numbers on Vancouver Island.

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Election 2020: The Wet’suwet’en conflict

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This past winter/spring – the conflict between Coastal Gaslink pipeline the BC government and the Wetsuweten Nation resulted in nation-wide solidarity actions and mass protest. The issue was not resolved and protest was quieted by the pandemic.

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Election 2020: Possibly the longest election ‘day’ in BC history

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This could become the longest election in BC recent history. Advance voting in our riding began last Thursday, October 15th, in the Campbell River Commons. Although Elections BC states it will release a preliminary count after 8 PM on election day, October 24th,  the final count begins on Nov 6, and Return day (i.e.- the official count) is expected to be Monday Nov 16th.

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