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New Disaster preparedness app coming to Vancouver Island

A new disaster preparedness app is about to be deployed in seven Vancouver Island communities.

Pilot projects will be launched in the Village of Tahsis, District of Tofino, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and City of Nanaimo next month.

Preparations are underway to bring the project onstream in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

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A more environmentally friendly source of employment for communities

The President of the Wilderness Tourism Association (WTA) says eco-tourism could offer communities a reliable and more environmentally friendly source of employment than either fish farms or resource extraction. 

“There are some viable alternatives, if they had a fair shake and didn’t get booted out every time a clear cut wanted to go in,” said Breanne Quesnel, who is also one of the co-owners of Spirit of the West Adventures on Quadra Island. “As rural communities, it is very important that we sit down and have discussions about what we want our communities to look like and how we’re going to get there.” 

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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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Grant to help take stock of walking and cycling routes on Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) received a $20,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities to take an inventory of Cortes Island’s existing walking and cycling routes and plan for future development. The SRD made the announcement Aug. 17.

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