SRD staff have been instructed to prepare studies on residential waste collection, the legal status of short-term rentals and roadside parking on Quadra Island. These topics arose at the Electoral Areas Services Committee (EASC) meeting on May 10th. Regional Director Robyn Mawhinney made the following motions, all of which were seconded by Cortes Island Director Mark Vonesch.Continue reading Quadra reports coming: residential waste collection, short term rentals, roadside parking
Category Archives: Transportation
Vote on recommending school bus fee deferred
By Rachelle Stein-Wotten, Gabriola Sounder, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A vote on a recommendation to charge an administration fee for some school bus riders has been deferred to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ next business committee meeting.
The motion to recommend the board of trustees institute a $40 annual administration fee for all students who register and reside within the walk limits to school was moved by Trustee Chantal Morvay who later announced she would abstain from the vote as she realized she would be affected by the recommendation. Secretary Treasurer Mark Walsh then recommended deferral to give time to research the mover of a motion having a conflict.Continue reading Vote on recommending school bus fee deferred
The Dead Boats Disposal Society came to Cortes Island
The Dead Boats Disposal Society was on Cortes Island last week.
John Roe (JR) said there are close to 4,000 abandoned boats in British Columbia, and he has been removing them for the past 30 years.
The provincial government set up the Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative Fund and the federal government has the Abandoned Boats Program.
“We have our team and are pretty proficient at boat removal. It just requires a lot of pre-work. The pre-work is myself going out as a volunteer, reaching out to the communities, coming up and documenting the boats,” said Roe.
That is what brought him to Cortes Island.Continue reading The Dead Boats Disposal Society came to Cortes Island
Prash and Paul make a graphic novel
Hope and fun take the place of fear and despair, in the Lund-produced Steve and Eve Save the Planet: I Can Hear Your Heart Beep
Originally published on qathet Living
In 2015, Paul Shore took his eight-year-old daughter to test drive an electric vehicle. It was their first time in one. Instead of the usual grrrrrs and coughs of a gasoline-fuelled engine, the car gurgled and hummed – like it was delighted.
Back at the dealership, Jashia stepped out, wrapped her arms around the hood, and hugged the car. She said it had a “heart beep.”Continue reading Prash and Paul make a graphic novel
Transportation Safety Board probing train derailment which crashed car loaded with hydrochloric acid in Port Coquitlam yard
By Patrick Penner, Tri-Cities Dispatch, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating a trail derailment in Port Coquitlam which caused a car loaded with hydrochloric acid to leave the tracks.
The incident occurred on April 12, just after 3 a.m. at the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) yard. Company was handling an assignment of 15 cars, when five cars derailed on their sides.Continue reading Transportation Safety Board probing train derailment which crashed car loaded with hydrochloric acid in Port Coquitlam yard