Tag Archives: North Island

Bringing fast reliable internet to Cortes and Quadra this fall

The Province of British Columbia will be bringing fast reliable internet to remote communities  like Cortes Island, Quadra Island and Zeballos by the fall of 2021.

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Tahsis supports decision to phase out fish farms

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

After a decade of opposing open-pen fish farming along the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tahsis is perhaps the only north Vancouver Island community to come out in support of the federal decision to phase out 19 Discovery Islands fish farms by 2022.

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Phasing out one of Campbell River’s three pillars

When Campbell River was reeling from the onset of COVID last Spring, a volunteer task force was formed to study the economic impacts. They received responses from about 300 businesses, 30 of which were interviewed over a two and a half month period. The Campbell River Business Recovery Task Force concluded that the city’s economy primarily rests on three pillars: tourism, forestry and fish farms.

This is where the first dollars enter, that support numerous other businesses.

Now the Task Force warns about the economic consequences of phasing out fish farms.  

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

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

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Octopus Islands Marine Park is 20 hectares larger

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The emerald shores and unspoiled bays of the Octopus Islands Marine Park are a longtime haven and popular destination for boaters and kayakers exploring the beauty of B.C.’s Inside Passage.

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