Tag Archives: Noba Anderson

Cortes Island Grants-In-Aid Approved

Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca

This is Roy Hales with a Cortes radio news update from the Strathcona Regional District Board meeting of June 12, 2019. The Board has reversed its decision regarding the Cortes Island Grants in Aid that were turned down on May 24. The Cortes Grants-in-Aid are approved.

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No Conflict of Interest

By Roy L Hales

Cortes Island’s silliest lawsuit is finally over. Lawyers for the plaintiffs and defendant submitted a joint statement to the court. Judge R.A. Skolrood agreed: there is no factual basis for the legal petition that 14 Cortes residents filed against Regional Director Noba Anderson last January and no conflict of interest.

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Cortes Community Consultation Meeting On Tax Service Referenda

(CKTZ Broadcast 5 – 6:30 PM Sat, June 8 & Sunday 9:30-11 AM)

By De Clarke

SRD sent four representatives to Cortes island by water taxi on June 6th to conduct a community consultation meeting on two tax service referenda:  the long-delayed and controversial hall tax, and the first-responders training tax.  Present at the meeting from SRD were:  Chair Michele Babchuk, CAO David Leitch, Tom Yates (Senior Manager), and Aniko Nelson [Parks and Planning Manager].  Present at the meeting from Cortes were approximately 80 community members.

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The Craig Peterson Report

Originally published May 25; revised May 31 & June 2, 2019.

By Roy L Hales

Shortly after fourteen Cortes residents filed a legal petition against their Regional Director, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) hired Craig Peterson of Creative Solutions Risk Management Consulting to investigate the charges. The SRD just released a heavily redacted copy of his findings. The Craig Peterson Report did not find evidence supporting the legal petition.

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