Cortes Island

The Strathcona Regional District backed Cortes Island director’s application for a short term vacation rental tax. File photo

SRD Board supports Cortes Island short term vacation rental tax

Tax would help bring in funds for Cortes Island housing project

 

Work is being done to ensure Cortes Island is more resilient to wildfires. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service

Wildfire Fuel Treatment project underway on Cortes Island

Work clearing brush, thinning trees to take place near Cortes Recycling Centre

 

Three cyclists navigate Sutil Point Road on Cortes Island in a Google Streetview image from 2011. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Most Cortes Islanders drive, but those surveyed would use active transportation if infrastructure was there — report

Cortes Island Active Transportation report shows a desire to walk and bike safely between villages

 

Mark Vonesch will be running for the Strathcona Regional District Area B (Cortes Island) director. Photo courtesy Mark Vonesch

AREA B: Cortes Island director candidate wants to find common ground on issues

‘It’s time to get rid of left and right politics… it’s outdated and it’s holding everyone back’ — Vonesch

Mark Vonesch will be running for the Strathcona Regional District Area B (Cortes Island) director. Photo courtesy Mark Vonesch
Rigid-hull inflatable fast rescue craft with three person crews operate out of the inshore rescue boat stations. Canadian Coast Guard photo

Canadian Coast Guard setting up seasonal station on Cortes

Inshore rescue boat stations will re-open this year on May 20

Rigid-hull inflatable fast rescue craft with three person crews operate out of the inshore rescue boat stations. Canadian Coast Guard photo
Cortes Islanders Kai Harvey and Mike Moore are mapping and measuring big trees in an attempt to save them from being logged by Mosaic Forest Management. Harvey spoke at the event on April 20. (Rochelle Baker/National Observer)
Cortes Islanders Kai Harvey and Mike Moore are mapping and measuring big trees in an attempt to save them from being logged by Mosaic Forest Management. Harvey spoke at the event on April 20. (Rochelle Baker/National Observer)
Active transportation means any kind of human-powered transportation — including walking. Photo courtesy Strathcona Regional District

Strathcona Regional District wants feedback on Cortes Island’s active transportation needs

Two workshops and survey taking place in April will inform Official Community Plan update this year

  • Apr 9, 2022
Active transportation means any kind of human-powered transportation — including walking. Photo courtesy Strathcona Regional District
MV Tachek needs to undergo repairs. BC Ferries photo

Cortes Island to Quadra Island ferry cancelled for the day

MV Tachek experiencing difficulty with structural integrity of its hull

MV Tachek needs to undergo repairs. BC Ferries photo
Cortes Island School in Manson’s Landing. Photo by Brent Wilkins

Cortes Island Academy to offer hands-on learning to secondary students

Pilot project is set to start in Sept. 2022 and run for five months

Cortes Island School in Manson’s Landing. Photo by Brent Wilkins
Cast and crew of Honeycomb on-set in a field on Cortes Island. Submitted photo

Girl-cult movie shot on Cortes Island features in Slamdance Film Festival

Carihi Secondary grad Avalon Fast trying to make name in horror circles

Cast and crew of Honeycomb on-set in a field on Cortes Island. Submitted photo
Construction is starting on the underground drop network for the Connected Coast project on Cortes Island. Photo supplied by SRD
Construction is starting on the underground drop network for the Connected Coast project on Cortes Island. Photo supplied by SRD
Two public hearings for Quadra Island projects have been rescheduled due to the Omicron variant. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Two Quadra Island hearings postponed due to Omicron variant

Gowlland Harbour and Quadra Island Golf Club hearings were scheduled for January, now moved to April

Two public hearings for Quadra Island projects have been rescheduled due to the Omicron variant. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A cell tower is being proposed for Cortes Island. (File photo)

Cell tower proposed for Tla’amin Treaty Land on Cortes Island

Tower would improve emergency communications and safety for residents

A cell tower is being proposed for Cortes Island. (File photo)
MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo

BC Ferries rep explains the strain the latest winter storms put on the system

Roads not the only transportation corridors affected by heavy snowfall on Vancouver Island

MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo
Researcher Dan Tucker doing an endangered moss survey in Haida Gwaii in September. Photo by Charlotte Houston.

Two mossy events coming to Cortes Island in November

Researcher Dan Tucker to showcase the island’s moss diversity

Researcher Dan Tucker doing an endangered moss survey in Haida Gwaii in September. Photo by Charlotte Houston.
MV Tachek. BC Ferries photo

High winds force Quadra/ Cortes ferry cancellations for third straight day

BC Ferries have cancelled morning/ early afternoon sailings between Cortes and Quadra Islands

MV Tachek. BC Ferries photo
MV Tachek had to skip a pair of sailings this morning due to high winds. BC Ferries photo

UPDATE: Poor weather results in ferry cancellations between Quadra Island and Cortes Island

Four sailings on the route have been cancelled on Monday morning

MV Tachek had to skip a pair of sailings this morning due to high winds. BC Ferries photo
Many communities are without power after a strong storm surges along B.C.’s south coast. BC Hydro Outages Map

Power outages continue to be a problem on Quadra Island and Cortes Island

High winds have hindered technicians ferrying to problem spots on Quadra Island

Many communities are without power after a strong storm surges along B.C.’s south coast. BC Hydro Outages Map
Choppy seas force cancellations on two local ferry routes. (Keili Bartlett/Black Press)

Ferries cancelled between Campbell River/ Quadra and Quadra/ Cortes

High winds are making the crossings too dangerous to risk on Monday morning

Choppy seas force cancellations on two local ferry routes. (Keili Bartlett/Black Press)
BC Hydro is reporting power outages on Quadra and Cortes Islands, as well as Campbell River. BC Hydro outages map

195 affected by power outage on Quadra Island

BC Hydro reporting multiple outages in Campbell River and Cortes Island too

  • Sep 30, 2021
BC Hydro is reporting power outages on Quadra and Cortes Islands, as well as Campbell River. BC Hydro outages map
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