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

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

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

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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Heat wave: Campfire Ban

In the midst of heat wave that is breaking temperatures across British Columbia, the BC Wildfire Service is imposing a ban on all open fires, including campfires, fireworks, tiki torches, outdoor stoves, sky lanterns, and/or burn barrels in the Greater Campbell River area. 

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

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Twincomm partnering with CityWest & other internet news

Twincomm is partnering with CityWest, in their work towards bringing fibre optic to Cortes Island and the surrounding communities. They have signed an agreement in principle.  

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