Tag Archives: Warming centres

SRD: Individuals and corporations helping out during recent cold snap

At their January 12th meeting, the SRD Board had some good reports about the way individuals and corporations helped out during the recent cold snap.

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Vancouver Island prepares to slip and slide after snow dump

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Colleen McDougall feels like she hasn’t slept since Christmas.

The Quadra Island resident works with a local company responsible for clearing snow from many of the public parking lots in the community.

Thursday she was shovelling pathways for the local bank after another storm hit the Vancouver Island region overnight, dumping at least a foot of snow.

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Gorge Hall opens its doors as warming centre during holiday cold snap

Kate Maddigan, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

Due to an unusual cold weather event on Cortes Island during the holidays, the Gorge Community Hall in Whaletown opened its doors as a warming centre for two days with the assistance of the Strathcona Regional District’s (SRD) Protective Services.

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Campbell River, Cortes, Quadra – Cold snap impacts a house challenged population

The chill that started just before Christmas has been particularly hard on the house challenged population of Campbell River, Quadra island and Cortes island. 

Some people are living in uninsulated cabins, trailers, boats, cars and tents. 

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