The Strathcona Regional District is in the midst of a 30 day survey of rural housing insecurity and service needs. The Campbell River and District Coalition to end homelessness emailed copies to every Vancouver Island Regional Library in the district. There was a network of volunteers ready to work with them on Cortes Island and individual volunteers on Quadra, but some areas can only be reached through social media. The survey comes to an end on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.Continue reading The rural housing and service needs survey
The Quadra Island Emergency Program (QIEP) is having a disaster preparedness expo on May 14, and residents from the surrounding islands are invited.Continue reading Quadra Island’s Disaster Preparedness Expo set for Saturday, May 14
With the large new composting facility in Campbell River opening up this fall, about 30 per cent of organic waste is expected to be diverted from the regional landfill. However, Cortes Island residents should not expect that their organic waste will be shipped to this new facility, according to Vivian Schau, Senior Manager for Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM).Continue reading Compost pickup service coming to Strathcona Regional District
Regional Director Jim Abram pushed through an early hearing date for the Quadra Island Golf Club (Quadra Links) rezoning proposal against the applicants wishes, as well as the recommendation of Strathcona Regional District (SRD) staff and the advice of six of his fellow directors.
Quadra Links wishes to rezone a portion of their property so they can develop a 30 spot RV park, but requested that the meeting be delayed until the Fall. Strathcona Regional District (SRD) staff recommended the hearing be scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2022. The SRD Chair and a number of Campbell River directors voiced their support, but cannot vote in rural matters.
Only rural directors can vote and most of them supported Abram. So the public hearing will be at 7 PM on May 18, 2022 at the Quadra Community Centre.Continue reading Abram moves Quadra Links public meeting to May 18
At their last meeting, the SRD Board approved a motion to keep the wood chips created by it’s residential wood debris pickup in rural areas, but have yet to decide how they will be distributed.Continue reading SRD deciding how to allocate wood chips