Category Archives: Transportation

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

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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How BC can expand in the escalating global green economy

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C. can leverage competitive advantages to grow its cleantech industry and take advantage of a reinvigorated and rapidly escalating global green economy, according to pundits.

But to do so, the province must increase investments in clean energy, address gaps, and be more aggressive about meeting its own climate targets to trigger more innovation and growth in the sector.

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Passing Cyclists: legalities and safety

Cortes Currents has received several reports of drivers passing cyclists without due care.  

Currents sought to increase clarity on what is expected of cyclists and drivers who wish to operate their vehicles safely and follow the laws of British Columbia.  And so we reached Corporal Chris Voller at the Quadra island detachment of the RCMP for advice on the matter.

Corporal Voller was pleased to discuss legal and safety matters around cyclist-driver interactions.

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Cortes Cyclist nearly struck by pickup truck

Editor’s note: This article uses the pronoun ‘it’ to refer to a person – as that is the preference of the person.

At the end of March, Tamias was riding its bike when it was nearly struck by a pickup truck.

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BC Ferries virtual meeting about Campbell River’s new e-ferries

There were new revelations at the BC Ferries virtual meeting about changes coming to the Campbell River – Quadra Island run

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