Category Archives: Technology

e-Bikes on Cortes Island: 2021 update

Over the past couple of years, electric bikes, or e-bikes, have begun to be a regular appearance on Cortes roads.

Today, we’ll hear from a few local e-bike users, ask them about their bikes and their experience riding on Cortes.

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Challenging trans Mountain’s 2018 Injunction

Editor’s note: Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are challenging a 2018 injunction to prevent protesters from “physically obstructing, impeding or otherwise preventing access” to work sites in Burnaby. Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Tim Takaro says there are two environmentally sensitive streams along the route and inadequate consideration of the pipeline’s climate impact.

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trans Mountain says it was trying to ensure “safe construction” when it removed a peaceful protest site in December along its pipeline route in the Vancouver area.

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North Vancouver Island intercity buses on hold: COVID-19

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Small rural communities on Vancouver Island are under strain and individual and community health is at risk with the continued lack of intercity bus service on Vancouver Island, service providers say.

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