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Shelley Downey running for Conservatives again

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Long term Port McNeill City Coun. Shelley Downey will once again be the Conservative candidate in North Island-Powell River during the next federal election.

In response to Cortes Currents query about running again, Downey replied, “I will be representing the Conservative Party of Canada when the next election is called.”

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Tourism Sector seeks increased logging restrictions in the Outer Discovery Islands

A $50 million a year business seeks increased logging restrictions in the Outer Discovery Islands. 

Ralph Kellar, ad hoc chair of the Discovery Islands Marine Tourism Group, cites studies showing that marine tourism brings just as much money as logging into the local economy. 

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Reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands

The BC Government is currently reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands. They are determining the level of viewshed protection for scenic corridors important to the $50 million-a-year marine tourism industry, local residents, and recreational users. All of the crown lands on Cortes, Read, Maurelle, Raza, Stuart, and the Redonda Islands are being given new Visual Quality Objective designations.

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COVID retreating in North Vancouver Island

While the numbers have reached heights not seen since the beginning of this year across the province, COVID is retreating in North Vancouver Island.

On March 1st, there were 71 active cases; yesterday Island Health reported 17

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