Tag Archives: South Island

Beach clean-up in Southern Discovery Islands

A massive beach clean-up is underway in the intertidal zones of the Southern Discovery Islands. 

“The volume of debris we are finding is mind blowing. We are focusing on larger items instead of the tiny little microplastics. We’re trying to get the larger items out before they become the microplastics,” explained Breanne Quesnel. “I know we have some very responsible aquaculture operations in our region, but the amount of aquaculture debris is mind boggling: styrofoam, trays; baskets; nettings and things that have just gotten away at one point – or derelict sites.”

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Quadra Island seniors moving into freshly completed homes

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The newest affordable housing project by Quadra Island Seniors Housing Society (QISHS) is welcoming tenants into its recently completed 16 units in Quathiaski Cove. 

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First of two Hybrid/e-ferries for Campbell River run arrives in BC, second on its way

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two hybrid diesel/electric ferries with increased vehicle capacity will begin providing two-ship service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island route starting in early 2022. 

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What the FireSmart grant means to Cortes and Quadra Islands

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Cortes and Quadra Islands will receive a significant chunk of the $394,000 FireSmart Economic Recovery Grant that the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) just received. 

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Writing letters to Premier Horgan – at the Quadra Island Farmers Market

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Quadra Island Farmers Market reopened on July 3rd, after an 18 month closure due to COVID, and the busiest table appears to have been writing letters to Premier Horgan in defence of old growth forests.

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