Category Archives: Transportation

First cruise ship in two years docks in Prince Rupert

By Kaitlyn Bailey,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The arrival of the Ruby Princess in Prince Rupert on May 17 marks the start of cruise ship season once again.

After more than two years without any cruises, this year is shaping up to be busy on the north coast.

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Recreational Vessels need to register in advance for long term moorage

Recreational vessels are no longer permitted to moor at Cortes Island’s government docks for extended periods without prior approval from the Harbour Authority of Cortes Island (HACI).

“Just to clarify, it’s recreational vessels that are looking for a month, three months or six months long-term moorage,” said Harbour Manager Jenny Hartwick  

Boats can still ‘sneak in’ and use docks overnight, at places like Squirrel Cove, providing there is room for them.

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SRD Board Approves proposed bicycle project in Blenkin Park, in principle

At their April 27th Board meeting, the Strathcoan Regional District (SRD) Board approved a proposed bike park at Blenkin Memorial Park in principle, but is withholding its endorsement until it can ascertain the implications of this action. 

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Active transportation study for Cortes Island launched

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

The Strathcona Regional District is launching its active transportation research project this week, beginning with a public survey.  The SRD was granted $20,000 last year toward the project for Cortes Island (previously reported) from the Union of BC Municipalities.

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BC ferries further delays needed capacity on Campbell River to Quadra Island route

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

Lengthy waits for travelers on BC Ferries’ Campbell River to Quadra Island route have been chronic for several years any time of year. Relief was to come this summer with the implementation of two vessels serving the route instead of one, increasing capacity by 80 per cent.

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