Tag Archives: Whaletown

What CityWest will be doing on Cortes for the next 4-6 months

A CityWest construction crew will be on Cortes Island for the first four to six months of 2022, to hook individual homes for high-speed Internet.

“Now that we’ve been issued a permit from the ministry of transport (MOTI), we have a green light to proceed with the provincial government’s mandate of connecting Cortes Islanders under the ERI grant program,” said Eric Geall, Operations Manager for West Connect Infrastructure (WCI).

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BC Ferries warns dependent coastal communities of more sailing disruptions due to severe weather, pandemic

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

High winds and above average snowfall this winter has left provincial transportation systems challenged, and BC Ferries has now warned residents to expect more sailing disruptions this winter.

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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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Cortes Community Forest wants you to use local wood

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

A recent cut within the boundaries of the Cortes Community Forest invited on-island builders to make local wood a central part of their projects.

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We’ve been drinking a lot more alcohol during COVID, study finds

A new University of Victoria study found that British Columbians consumed more alcohol during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than they have at any other point during the past 20 years. 

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