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in-Depth interview with the Strathcona Regional District Chair.

By Roy L Hales

At the Strathcona Regional District’s Feb 13 Board Meeting, I had an opportunity to see how the Directors function as individuals. I suspect that all of the Cortes residents observing that meeting were impressed by the professionalism and integrity that some board members exhibited and have questions about others. One of the directors that I would give high marks to occupies a key position. Michele Babchuk and I have talked over skype for a few minutes, but this is not the same as sitting down to a face to face interview. Last week I caught the ferry to Quadra Island for an in-depth interview with the Strathcona Regional District Chair.

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SRD Staff Responding to 32 Cortes Island Emails

Originally published on Cortes Radio

By Roy L Hales

There were fifteen of us. The fact we were directly behind our Regional Director Noba Anderson added another dimension to someone’s suggestion we would watch her back, but this Strathcona Regional District Board Meeting seemed less tense than the one a month ago. The highlight for Cortes listeners was a decision that the SRD will respond to 32 emails from Cortes Island.

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SRD Will Not Listen

By Roy L Hales

Fourteen Cortes Island residents unleashed a political avalanche, when they filed a legal petition in the Supreme Court of British Columbia last month. Close to half of the island’s voters have signed an open letter protesting the petition’s “unfounded and mean spirited” allegations, as well as ways in which they suspect the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) may be complicit. Now, amidst mounting criticism, the SRD Board will not listen to the presentations two Cortes organizations hoped to make at their February 13, 2019, meeting. 

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Cortes Island Sidelined

By Roy L Hales 

Almost a month after they filed their petition in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the havoc left fourteen Cortes residents   continues to spread. On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Strathcona Regional District Board took a vote which, in the short term, largely left Cortes island sidelined.

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