Almost Daily News for May 24th-28th, 2021

Almost Daily News for May 24th-28th, 2021

Links of Interest: (SRD) Wild Salmon in Danger (Cortes Currents) Wilderness Tourism Association asks the SRD to support DFOs decision (Cortes Currents) Aquaculture presentation to SRD board (Cortes Currents) Two local environmentalists speak out in favour of DFOs decision (Cortes Currents) Two competing fish farm presentations (Cortes Currents) Tahsis supports decision to phase out fish farms (Cortes Currents) Mayor Andy Adams affidavit made public (Cortes Currents) North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms (Cortes Currents) SRD protests DFOs failure to consult Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) SRD against New Ambulance Service Initiative for Rural Areas  (Cortes Currents) Enhanced Emergency Ambulance Services? Or a Catastrophic Collapse of a Service?  (SRD) Concern for the sustainability of BC Ambulance services in the Zeballos area (SRD) Scheduled On-Call (SOC) – Vancouver Island / Gulf Islands Prototype (Castanet) Paramedics down to $2/hr (Nelson Star) Auditor’s report points to gaps in ambulance service for rural B.C. (BCEHS) 2017 Action Plan update introducing the KILO guarantee Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Daily cases less than 1 per 100,000 of population (BCCDC) COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard (VIHA) School Exposure page (Gov of BC) BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together (Cortes Currents) COVID Updates Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Cortes Kayaks is Optimistic about the Future Cortes Kayaks website Cortes Kayaks) Sunset Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Afternoon Lagoon Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Afternoon Reef Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Bioluminescence Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Overnight Kayak Trips (Cortes Kayaks) Mothership Kayak Trips (Cortes Currents) articles about the Misty Isles Misty Isles Adventures website (Cortes Currents) Gathering Place Trading Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Enhanced Emergency Ambulance Services? Or a Catastrophic Collapse...
Almost Daily News for May 17th-21st, 2021

Almost Daily News for May 17th-21st, 2021

Proposed Cell Phone Towers on Cortes & Quadra Islands TELUS photo by Andrew Currie via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Proposed Cell Phone Towers on Cortes & Quadra Islands(Cortes Currents) TELUS intends to erect a Cell Phone Tower on Quadra Island(SRD) TELUS Courtesy Notice to the SRD – Proposed Communication Site at Drew Harbour I.R. No. 9, Quadra Island (BC105992-Quadra Island 1)(Cortes Currents) TELUS wants to put up 5 communication towers on Cortes and Quadra(SRD) TELUS’ Planned Wireless Service Improvements in the Discovery Islands(Wilson Amplifiers) What is 4G, LTE, 5G and how are they different?(Gov of Canada) 5G technology, cell phones, cell phone towers and antennas(The Guardian) 5G confirmed safe by radiation watchdog(Scientific American) We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is SafeThe 5G Appeal website(TELUS) Coverage map(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Connected Coast project The campaign to Experience Local Elk Falls byTyler Cave Productions Photography provided by Destination Campbell River Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) The campaign to Experience Local(My Campbell River Now) Chamber, Destination Campbell River urging locals to vacation close to home(Campbell River Mirror) ‘Save summer’: Tourism business have modest expectations ahead of crucial seasonCampbell River & District Chamber of Commerce websiteDestination Campbell River: Official Tourism Website(Destination Campbell River) Family Escape Challenge(Cortes Currents) articles about the tourism sector(Cortes Currents) articles about COVID’s impact on tourism(Cortes Currents) Explore Next Door Three threats to Quadra Island’s Wild Salmon Eileen Sowerby of the Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Three threats to Quadra Island’s Wild Salmon(Cortes Currents) articles about the Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society(Facebook) Quadra Salmon Eco-Centre(Cortes Currents)...
Almost Daily News for May 13 and 14th, 2021

Almost Daily News for May 13 and 14th, 2021

The Almost Daily News made way for a special report on QAnon, Cults & Conspirtuality for the first part of this week, which means there is only news for May 13th and 14th. Podcasts: Old Growth forest initiative checked by Aboriginal title issues Links of Interest: (CRD) May 10, 2021 Memorandum from Pacheedaht First Nation (CDR) Resolution of City of Port Moody (CRD) Resolution of City of Nanaimo (CRD) Resolution of Powell River (CRD) Resolution of City of Victoria (Comox Valley Record) Comox Valley Regional District to raise concerns about old-growth logging (Comox Valley Record) Courtenay council calls on B.C. to defer old-growth logging (Comox Valley Record) Cumberland backs request to save B.C.’s old-growth forests (Nanaimo News Bulletin) Lantzville councillors add their voices in opposition to old-growth logging (District of Metchosin Minutes) Resolution passed at April 12 meeting (Cortes Currents) articles about the Fairy Creek Logging blockade (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, old growth forests Collections Talk Radio Our DJ podcasts (Almost) Daily...
Almost Daily News for the week of May 3-7, 2021

Almost Daily News for the week of May 3-7, 2021

Two millionth doses; Greater Campbell River Stats Postponing all public zoning meetings on Quadra Island Links of interest (Cortes Currents) articles about the proposed Gowland Harbour Views development(Cortes Currents) Delaying the zoning hearing until Quadra Islanders can meet in person (the April 14 EASC meeting)(SRD) the most recent application for Gowland Harbour Views with the Staff report, and recommendations, of Feb 18, 2021.(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Jim Abram(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Quadra Island(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the SRD Board Funding for Broadband internet set up Map of the Strathcona Regional District taken from SRD website Links of Interest:  (Cortes Currents) Postponing all public zoning meetings on Quadra Island(Cortes Currents) Funding for Broadband internet set up(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Connected Coast project(SRD) BYLAW No. 428 — Last Mile Broadband funding agreements(Cortes Currents) TELUS intends to erect a cell phone tower on Quadra Island Telus intends to erect a Cell phone tower on Quadra Island Image taken from Telus letter to SRD Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Telus intends to erect a cell phone tower on Quadra Island (SRD) TELUS Courtesy Notice to the SRD – Proposed Communication Site at Drew Habour I.R. No. 9, Quadra Island (BC105992-Quadra Island 1)(Cortes Currents) TELUS wants to put up 5 communication towers on Cortes and Quadra(SRD) TELUS’ Planned Wireless Service Improvements in the Discovery Islands(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Connected Coast project Budget 2021: Funding for Salmon Farms photo credit: Parliament Hill in Ottawa by tsaiproject via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Budget 2021: Funding for Salmon Farms(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning,...
Almost Daily News for the week of April 26-30, 2021

Almost Daily News for the week of April 26-30, 2021

Passing Cyclists: Legalities and safety Cpl Chris Voller of the Quadra Island RCMP Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Cortes Cyclist nearly struck by truck(DriveSmartBC) Passing a Cyclist Safely(BC Cycling Coalition) Cycling & Traffic skills(ICBC) Driver Penalty Point Premium(Cortes Currents) articles about cycling on Cortes Island(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Bicycles(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Quadra Island RCMP(RCMP) Quadra Island Detachment(International Association of Chiefs of Police) Christopher D. Voller Budget 2021: COVID Relief subsidies and benefits Rachel Blaney, MP for North Island- Powell River - courtesy her constituency office Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) the Budget 2021-22 series(Gov of Canada) Budget 2021 Low-wage workers(Gov of Canada) Consult the COVID-19 benefits available to you(Gov of Canada) Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)(Gov of Canada) Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy(Gov of Canada) Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)(Gov of Canada) Employment Insurance (EI)(Gov of Canada) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)(Gov of Canada) COVID-19 Economic Response Plan(Gov of Canada) Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, North Island-Powell River(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Rachel Blaney COVID 19: Numbers of Active Cases are continuing to fall Screenshot of BC Centre for Disease Control map:Geographic Distribution of COVID during the epi-week ending on April 24 Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID 19: Numbers of active cases continuing to fall(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data Is the Federal Budget addressing the housing crisis? Photo credit: Affordable housing now by fumigene via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Is the Federal Budget addressing the housing...