SRD Board Chair Michele Babchuk. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Regional District takes to the road

Stops in electoral areas will cover financial plan and key initiatives like Connected Coast

Strathcona Regional District (SRD) elected officials and senior staff will soon visit each of the electoral areas to discuss the 2019 financial plan and informing strategic priorities for the next four years, as well as key initiatives such as improved broadband connectivity, community services including parks and planning, and the proposed redevelopment of Strathcona Gardens.

“I am excited about the work happening across the region,” says SRD Board Chair Michele Babchuk. “The start of a new board term is the perfect time to check in with residents, in their own communities, and ensure that current services and future plans align with their unique needs and aspirations.”

Four open house events are planned, one in each electoral area. Residents are invited to drop in at any time during the event and enjoy a cup of coffee and locally baked goods while speaking with their electoral area director and SRD staff. There will be information posters and opportunities to provide feedback and ideas that will help inform future strategic plans and the electoral area pre-budget meetings that are scheduled for November and open for the public to attend.

Schedule of events:

Area A (Kyuqout/Nootka—Sayward)

Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m., Sayward Heritage Hall

Area B (Cortes Island)

Nov. 1, 2-4 p.m., Klahoose Main Hall

Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets)

Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Quadra Island Elementary School

Area D (Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake)

Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oyster Bay Resort

Electoral Area Pre-Budget Meetings

Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., SRD Corporate Office

The Strathcona Regional District is a partnership of four electoral areas and five municipalities providing services to approximately 43,000 residents.

Just Posted

Strathcona Regional District committee wants more info on pot best practices

Electoral Area Services Committee wants staff to put together report for board

Storm dominates league following two weekend victories

Campbell River trounces Nanaimo Buccaneers and Oceanside Generals

Vancouver Island brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

Victoria-based brewers said goodbye to confusing hexagon logo

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

Residents to choose in a non-binding vote on Tuesday whether they want city to bid on 2026 Olympics

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Shelter struggles: Landlord takes over rental unit whenever visiting B.C. town

Renter’s story highlights how hard it is to find accommodation in Revelstoke

Most Read