Strathcona Regional District

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. on Oct. 31, 2018. Several Vancouver Island mayors and members of British Columbia’s salmon farming industry say a federal decision to phase out fish farming has left them feeling “disposable and discarded.” In a letter to Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, they say they weren’t consulted before she announced a plan to phase out open-net pen fish farming in the Discovery Islands over the next 18 months. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Strathcona Regional District pens letter to Trudeau about fish farm closure

Minister Jordan, MLA Babchuk and MP Blaney also included in letter

 

Telus representative Doug Anastos (top left) and SitePath Consulting Ltd.’s consultant Brian Gregg (top right) present to the SRD board, including CAO David Leitch (bottom left) and Cortes Island director Noba Anderson, on Jan. 13, 2021. Photo courtesy SRD/Youtube

Improved wireless connection for Quadra, Cortes pitched to SRD

Idea includes new towers at various locations on islands

 

The SRD and the Village of Sayward have contracted McElhanney Consultants Ltd. to do mapping the Salmon and White Rivers floodplain. Photo supplied by SRD.

Village of Sayward, SRD to do floodplain mapping

McElhanney named to do mapping work

 

For the Connected Coast project, the Strathcona Regional District will be installing fibre optics. A construction contract was awarded for the project. File photo, Black Press
For the Connected Coast project, the Strathcona Regional District will be installing fibre optics. A construction contract was awarded for the project. File photo, Black Press
The Strathcona Regional District held their final meeting of the year on Dec. 4. File photo

SRD Directors concerned about public hearing attendance

Final SRD meeting of 2020 held last week

The Strathcona Regional District held their final meeting of the year on Dec. 4. File photo
Group physical activities have been suspended at Campbell River facilities. File photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror.

Group physical activities suspended at Campbell River sports facilities

Classes and programs suspended at Strathcona Gardens, Sportsplex and Community Centre

Group physical activities have been suspended at Campbell River facilities. File photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror.
The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo

North Island 911 looks to change how they get funding

Three options to be decided upon in early 2021

The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo
The Strathcona Regional District received Safe Restart funding from the provincial government. File photo

SRD receives provincial safe restart funding

Allocation of funds to be determined by staff

The Strathcona Regional District received Safe Restart funding from the provincial government. File photo
A hand sanitizer dispenser at the Strathcona Gardens complex, as seen in March, 2020. File photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror.

Masks required at all SRD facilities

Strathcona Gardens to remain open

A hand sanitizer dispenser at the Strathcona Gardens complex, as seen in March, 2020. File photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror.
A bylaw amendment allowing directors to claim double compensation for public hearings passed. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

SRD Electoral Area directors approve double pay bylaw amendment

‘Double dipping’ bylaw allows directors to claim payment twice for single meeting

A bylaw amendment allowing directors to claim double compensation for public hearings passed. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Muchalat Inlet, near Gold River, British Columbia. The tsunami mapping project will take place along areas from Muchalat Inlet to Cape Scott Provincial park. (Wikimedia commons)

More money added to SRD tsunami mapping project

Philanthropic group donates at least $350,000 to project

Muchalat Inlet, near Gold River, British Columbia. The tsunami mapping project will take place along areas from Muchalat Inlet to Cape Scott Provincial park. (Wikimedia commons)
The Strathcona Regional District is looking at a larger surplus than expected going into 2021. Photo by Mike Davies, Campbell River Mirror

SRD reports surplus going into 2021

Less operational expenses brings surplus up

The Strathcona Regional District is looking at a larger surplus than expected going into 2021. Photo by Mike Davies, Campbell River Mirror
An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. Photo by Bill Weaver
An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. Photo by Bill Weaver
Director Brad Unger (left) was acclaimed as chair at the Nov. 4, 2020 SRD Board meeting, and director Claire Moglove was elected to the vice chair position. Photo supplied by Strathcona Regional District

New chair chosen for SRD board

Out-going director Michele Babchuk had held role, now going to Director Brad Unger

Director Brad Unger (left) was acclaimed as chair at the Nov. 4, 2020 SRD Board meeting, and director Claire Moglove was elected to the vice chair position. Photo supplied by Strathcona Regional District
Residents on the Quathiaski Cove Sewer system on Quadra Island are expecting to see a 38 per cent bump in their fees for next year. Mirror file photo

Quadra Island sewer fees jump 38 per cent next year

Quathiaski Cove sewer rate to go from $575 to $795 for a single home

Residents on the Quathiaski Cove Sewer system on Quadra Island are expecting to see a 38 per cent bump in their fees for next year. Mirror file photo
Michele Babchuk sat on the SRD board, a position that will need to be filled after she heads to the legislature. Photo contributed

Good timing for Babchuk’s seat replacement at SRD table

SRD Board scheduled to hold chair election next week

Michele Babchuk sat on the SRD board, a position that will need to be filled after she heads to the legislature. Photo contributed

Construction to begin on Quadra Island sewer expansion

Construction is set to begin next month on a much-anticipated sewer system extension