Category Archives: Transportation

Connecting Cortes Island to Lund and beyond

As of November 1st, a  new Water Taxi & Cargo Deliveries service will be connecting Lund to the government wharf at Cortes Bay, on Mondays and Fridays.  

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Vancouver Airports aims for net zero carbon by 2030

By Hannah Scott, Richmond Sentinel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver International Airport is moving up its goal of becoming net zero by 20 years, from 2050 to 2030.

“We want to become the world’s greenest airport because we know that flying is an essential part of a connected society and a growing economy,” said the airport’s president and CEO Tamara Vrooman. “But at the same time, we know that emissions are a part of our industry. It’s not flying that’s the enemy, it’s carbon, and we have to find ways to decarbonize an essential service that is so important.”

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Newest Island Class BC Ferries receive Indigenous names

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In a special naming ceremony in Victoria’s harbour, the third and fourth Island Class ferries destined for the Campbell River – Quadra Island route were officially designated as “Island Nagalis” and “Island K’ulut’a.”

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Grant to help take stock of walking and cycling routes on Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) received a $20,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities to take an inventory of Cortes Island’s existing walking and cycling routes and plan for future development. The SRD made the announcement Aug. 17.

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First of two Hybrid/e-ferries for Campbell River run arrives in BC, second on its way

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two hybrid diesel/electric ferries with increased vehicle capacity will begin providing two-ship service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island route starting in early 2022. 

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