Daily News Updates (15) Nov 28- Dec 4

Daily News Updates (15) Nov 28- Dec 4

Noba Anderson vs SRD not heard last week Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Noba Anderson vs SRD not heard last week(Cortes Currents) articles about Noba Anderson vs SRD(Court filing) Application Response of SRD (Nov 16, 2020) (Court filing) SRD response to Anderson’s petition (Oct 21,2020)(Court filing) Director Anderson’s affidavit (Jul 13, 2020) (Court filing) Director Anderson’s petition to the court (Jul 13, 2020) (National Observer) report on this suit, reposted on Cortes Currents (Campbell River Mirror) Cortes Island Area Director Sues Strathcona Regional District Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Daily News Updates (15) Nov 28- Dec 4

Daily News updates (14) – Nov 21 – 27, 2020

Sailboat sinks in Gorge Harbour Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Sailboat sinks in Gorge Harbour(Cortes Currents) posts about, or referring to, derelict Vessels(Cortes Currents) posts about, or referring to, boats First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island Links of interest (Cortes Currents) First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island (Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard Cortes Community Forest Cooperative AGM Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Cortes Community Forest Cooperative AGM (Cortes Currents) articles about the Cortes Community ForestCortes Community Forest Cooperative website(Cortes Currents) articles about forests and forest issues Frequency of Bear raids decreasing in Squirrel Cove Photo courtesy Graham Blake’s web cam video Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Frequency of Bear Raids decreasing in Squirrel CoveCortes Currents) The Squirrel Cove Bear(Cortes Currents) Articles about the Whaletown BearThe Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) Hotline Squirrel Cove Bear Song: “Bear in my Bubble” Photo courtesy Leslie Perdisa Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Squirrel Cove Bear Song: “Bear in my Bubble”(Cortes Currents) The Squirrel Cove Bear COVID19 in Campbell River and North Vancouver Island Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID 19 in Campbell River and North Vancouver Island (Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena...
Squirrel Cove’s Bear

Squirrel Cove’s Bear

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Curt Cunningham first encountered the Squirrel Cove Bear while it was still a cub. Not knowing where the creature’s mother was, Cunningham took refuge inside the Cove Restaurant. No mother bear appeared and the cub disappeared into the woods. That was a year or more ago. Squirrel Cove Road on Cortes Island - Courtesy Google Maps Cortes Currents: Roy L Hales interviews or emails Nancy Beach, Laurel Bohart, Curt Cunningham, Sandy Hoffman, Derek and Lore Mack-Mumford,  Jason Thompson, and Conservation officer Brad Adams about Squirrel Cove’s Bear.  “There have been signs of him ever since. There is scat most nights, often all over the yard, but he’s never caused much problem,” said Cunningham, owner manager of the Squirrel Cove General Store on Cortes Island.  Areas mentioned in the story – adapted from Google Maps by Roy L Hales Some months ago Some months ago, a neighbour called Laurel Bohart over to look at some scat in their property. As she has not previously seen bear scat herself, Bohart asked Doreen Guthrie to help identify it. “Now, having seen piles of what is obviously apple scat in my yard, I know exactly what they look like: human sized, looks like someone has been eating a lot of apples,” she added.  Bear scat, after eating apples – courtesy Sandy Hoffman The Raids begin: Bohart’s & Soutch’s The number of incidents abruptly increased about two weeks ago. “The bear broke into our back yard, via our fence, leaving a belly shaped hole, where it pressed down on the wiring....
Daily News updates (13) – Nov 14th- 20th, 2020

Daily News updates (13) – Nov 14th- 20th, 2020

Friends of Cortes Island AGM LInks of Interest (Cortes Currents) Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) AGM Friend of Cortes Island website(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning FOCI Will there be a Federal election in 2021? Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Will there be a Federal election in 2021? (Cortes Currents) Annamie Paul in Conversation(CBC) Poll Tracker (Global News) 47% of Canadians don’t want federal election during 2nd coronavirus wave Rachel Blaney appointed NDP Deputy Critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Rachel Blaney appointed Deputy Critic for Crown Indigenous Relations(Our Commons.ca) Rachel Blaney’s webpageRachel Blaney NDP (website)(Cortes Currents) Articles about, or mentioning, Rachel Blaney(Cortes Currents) Articles about or mentioning Indigenous Nations Annamie Paul in Conversation Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Annamie Paul in conversationAnnamie Paul’s websiteGreens of North Island-Powell River website(Cortes Currents) articles about North Island-Powell River (especially during the 2019 and 2015 elections) Friday the 13th: Vancouver Island’s Highest daily COVID total Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Friday the 13th: Vancouver Island’s highest daily total (to date)(Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Safe return to play: Novice hockey during COVID-19

Safe return to play: Novice hockey during COVID-19

How novice hockey is happening in Campbell River, Vancouver Island.  The following article is an excerpt from a program that was originally aired on Cortes Radio. This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  In the parking lot at Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex, COVID-1919 Ambassadors take in screening checklists, supervise hand sanitizing, as the novice hockey kids arrive at the arena. During COVID-19, the dressing room is either the parking lot or the forest. Seen here and above: Harvest Elliott, Novice CRMHA. Photo Credit: Odette Auger Cortes Currents: Odette Auger profiles novice hockey and the ambassador program during COVID 19 COVID 19 Ambassadors The ambassadors are basically replacing the parents- without dressing rooms, the kids show up in all their gear, walking through the parking lot with skate guards. They ensure kids hand sanitize before putting on their gloves, and the masked ambassadors take the guards off and space them out 6 feet apart along the hallway in the arena.  Campbell River Minor Hockey Association (CRMHA) sends out regular emails outlining COVID-1919 protocols, updates to how this translates to the arena. Assessing how measures were working, making adjustments to trouble shoot. Jeanine Sumner and Jodi Check Broer are two of the COVID 19 ambassadors trained to support the novice age group. They share their thoughts and explain how things are different this year.  “Upon the kids returning to play,” says Sumner,  “Parent volunteers, such as ourselves, also known as COVID-19 ambassadors were identified and trained and that included new entry and exit points, no use of the change rooms. The kids were not...
Daily News updates (13) – Nov 14th- 20th, 2020

Daily News updates (12) – Nov 7th- 13th, 2020

COVID 19 cases: 8 more in Campbell River during October Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID 19 cases: 6 more in Campbell River during October(Cortes Currents) articles citing data from the BC Centre for Disease Control(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard The quathet Regional District’s Beach Clean-up Program Photo is Abby McLennan of Lets Talk Trash - taken from the Lets Talk Trash website Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) quathet Regional District’s Beach Clean-up Program (Cortes Currents) BC’s First Ocean Plastics depot(Cortes Currents) articles on, or mentioning, beach clean-ups(DFO press release) Fisheries and Oceans Canada announces 26 recipients of $8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of “ghost” fishing gearThe Ocean Legacy Foundation websiteLets Talk Trash (website)(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, ocean plastics(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Powell River CPTED: Reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in Campbell River Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in Campbell River(City of Penrith) Crime prevention through environmental control planInternational CPTED Association(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the City of Campbell River(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Campbell River 8 active cases in North Vancouver Island Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) 8 actives cases in North Vancouver Island SRD passes Rainbow Ridge application Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) SRD passed Rainbow Ridge Application(SRD website) A link to the minutes of this meeting will be added after they are published(SRD website) Staff report for this project, with attachments(SRD website) Public Hearing report(SRD website) YouTube of Nov 4, 2020 Board Meeting (Rainbow Ridge audio is...