Tag Archives: Salt Spring Island

We Aren’t Alone: Rural Islands Connect on FolkU

This Friday on Folk U Radio at 1 p.m. host Manda Aufochs Gillespie speaks with the Rural Islands Economic Partnership about how rural islanders and rural island based businesses can support, share, and thrive together.

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Discussing a Superior Tanker Shuttle Service on Cortes Island

Editor’s note: A spokesperson for the Cortes Island Fire Fighting Association said the Superior Shuttle Tanker Service is not a priority at this time and they are not interested in meeting with the SRD on this topic.

SRD staff was instructed to arrange a meeting the Cortes Island Fire Fighting Association Board (CIFFA) and Regional Director Noba Anderson to discuss plans for a Superior Tanker Shuttle Service on Cortes Island. 

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Interest in protecting property grows in Islands Trust Area

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten, Gabriola Sounder, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Islands Trust Conservancy has been fielding more inquiries about land conservation and property donations.

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The need for a better ambulance service

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Green party MLA Adam Olsen has been listening to calls for a better ambulance service since he was first elected 2017. The need became even more apparent after 808 people died during the last five days of June. 75% of them are believed to have perished because of the heat wave that stuck the province. A large number were allegedly waiting for ambulances that arrived too late.

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Cortes Island aquifers: Rainwater, wells, salinization and climate change

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As the level 4 ‘drought’ continues and some shallow well owners are concerned about their water supply, CKTZ News asked an expert about Cortes Island aquifers.

Dr Diana Allen is the head of the Groundwater Resources Research Group at Simon Fraser University. While she has not been to Cortes, Allen has been working on islands like Hornby, Mayne, Saturna and Salt Spring since 1996.

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