Tag Archives: North Island

Michele Babchuk: Becoming our MLA

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On October 24th, more than 50% of North Island’s electorate chose Michele Babchuk to represent them in the Provincial Legislature. Though more than a month has passed, she has only just stepped down from her previous roles as a Campbell River councillor and Chair of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board. Though yet to sit in parliament, she has been made the Deputy Government Whip and a member of the Appointment Orders Committee. I recently asked Michele about becoming our MLA . 

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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: Raising BC’s Self sufficiency

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Though only a little more than 2% of the electorate voted for him in the last provincial election,  John Twigg is back. This time he is running for the Conservative party of BC – which has not contested this seat for decades. Twigg especially wants to talk about self sufficiency in food, policing and banking

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