Tag Archives: Read Island

Discovery Island Items at the SRD Board Meeting

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

There were a lot of Discovery Island Items at the SRD (Strathcona Regional District) Board meeting last week.  

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What going Back to School During a Pandemic Will Teach Us

What can going back to school in a pandemic teach us about the future of education?  Five Educators from the live listening area of Cortes Radio chime in to discuss what their districts are doing to get kids safely back to school and how the future of education in our area may change forever from what we learn in this time. 

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Surge Narrows Store revitalization project

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

The old Surge Narrows Store, on Read Island, closed its doors in 2007. A Strathcona Regional District staff report sates, “since that time the building and its associated boardwalk, floating dock and fuel shed have been left in a state of disrepair.” Last November, the SRD board applied for a $2.2 million grant to revitalize the property and was turned down. Now it looks the Surge Narrows Store Revitalization project is going forward. 

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SRD seeking grant to help reduce wildfire risk in rural areas

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

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) may be on its way to acquiring a $244,000 grant to reduce wildfire risk in rural areas. Close to $76,000 of this could go to a variety of projects on Cortes Island, more than $52,000 to Quadra and Read Islands and more than $50,000 each to Electoral Area’s A and D. The Electoral Areas Services Committee passed a recommendation that the SRD send application to 2021 Community Resiliency Investment grant program

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No new cases for at least a week

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

While the number of confirmed COVID cases in Vancouver Island and the rest of the province continues to rise, data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows there have been no new cases reported in North Island – which includes Courtenay, Campbell River,  and the Discovery Islands, as well as communities further north – for at least a week.

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