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RCMP report from May 2-15, 2022

Cst. Rebekah Draht of the Quadra RCMP released a report of seven incidents that occurred between May 2 and 15th. While most were minor incidents, someone lost a large sum of money through a computer scam and there was a car crash on Read Island which resulted in two people being hospitalized. 

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Quadra RCMP reports for the two weeks ending on May 8

The latest Quadra RCMP update mentioned five episodes. 

The most dramatic was about a man who went missing on Cortes Island a week ago, but the RCMP now assure us he has been found alive and well. They did not want to release any more details, for privacy issues, but did say he was located somewhere off island. 

One of the other reports concerns a TELUS truck which tried to jump the BC Ferry line. When the driver was told to go to the back of the line, he “started swearing aggressively at the worker, drove his vehicle toward her, and stopped. The matter is still under investigation.”

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Updated: Missing man found

Update 8:30 AM, Monday, May 9: Quadra Island RCMP say Leyland David Dowling-Ryerson has been found alive and well. They cannot give any more details due to privacy reasons.

Quadra Island RCMP no longer need the public’s assistance in locating Leyland David Dowling-Ryerson. He has been found.

Prior to that he was last seen on Cortes Island a week ago. He was last heard from early yesterday morning (May 7) and may have driven to North Vancouver in a black 2002 Volkswagen Golf with BC license plate JN803G.

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New director starts at Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society

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

After four years as managing director, Jane Newman will be stepping down at the end of May. Melanie Boyle has started at the museum and has almost completed training. Boyle hopes to inspire a younger demographic to engage with the museum. She says she is taking a patient, observant approach to her new role, restraining from any instinct to make improvements before immersing herself in the role. She is however, supporting several changes and shifts that have been in the works at CIMAS for a couple of years.

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