Strathcona Regional District

Zeballos, which was threatened in 2018 by a wildfire, was without a fire department for the summer. The department was reinstated on Sept. 27, 2022. Campbell River Mirror file photo

Zeballos reinstates volunteer fire department

Village was without fire department since late May

 

The fire in question, located just east of Tahsis on this map, has grown to 25 hectares since Aug. 22. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Dashboard

Out-of-control fire near Woss grows to 25 hectares

Remote nature of blaze prompts modified response from Coastal Fire Centre

 

Jim Abram, pictured in 2017, is stepping back from his long-time role as Discovery Islands, Mainland Inlets director for the Strathcona Regional District. File photo

Long-time Strathcona Regional District director Jim Abram not seeking re-election

Abram citing health concerns, stress as reasons to step back after 35 years on job

 

Strathcona Regional District office. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Strathcona Regional District office. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
A bike park slated for Blenkin Memorial Park on Quadra Island will be proceeding. Photo courtesy Google Streetview

Quadra Island bike park moving forward despite Strathcona Regional District’s reservations

Project to proceed subject to lease amendment protecting regional district

A bike park slated for Blenkin Memorial Park on Quadra Island will be proceeding. Photo courtesy Google Streetview
The Strathcona Regional District has seen housing costs rise faster than income rates. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Housing cost vs. income gap means affordability not improving soon: SRD review

‘Dramatic interventions’ from government would help lessen housing pressure — housing consultant

The Strathcona Regional District has seen housing costs rise faster than income rates. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
The warming centre in Tahsis, which experienced multiple power outages this winter (21/22). Photo courtesy SRD

Strathcona Regional District directors have power grid resiliency on their minds

Micro-grids, proactive tree maintenance and self sufficiency all pitched for UBCM conference meeting

The warming centre in Tahsis, which experienced multiple power outages this winter (21/22). Photo courtesy SRD
Strathcona Dam. BC Hydro photo

Strathcona Dam project overcomes design obstacle

BC Hydro aims to start construction on water discharge update project in 2025

Strathcona Dam. BC Hydro photo
The Strathcona Regional District will be inviting local First Nations to have a seat at the board table. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Area First Nations to be invited to sit at Strathcona Regional District board table

Regional district sends letter to province saying they support reconciliation measures

The Strathcona Regional District will be inviting local First Nations to have a seat at the board table. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
An agreement that the City of Campbell River provide the Tlowitsis First Nation with bulk drinking water got consent from the Strathcona Regional District after directors’ concerns were addressed. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Bulk water agreement for Tlowitsis First Nation gets Strathcona Regional District green light

SRD Director’s questions about project answered by City of Campbell River

An agreement that the City of Campbell River provide the Tlowitsis First Nation with bulk drinking water got consent from the Strathcona Regional District after directors’ concerns were addressed. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The population of Campbell River is aging, with over a quarter of people now older than 65. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Over a quarter of Campbell Riverites are older than 65 according to new census data

Most people in the region live with one other person, but many still live alone

The population of Campbell River is aging, with over a quarter of people now older than 65. Photo courtesy Google Maps
Four grids represented in the high-resolution overland tsunami mapping. Phase two of the project will be on the northern grids. Photo supplied

SRD to kick off second phase of Tsunami planning project

Two virtual meetings to be held in late April

  • Apr 1, 2022
Four grids represented in the high-resolution overland tsunami mapping. Phase two of the project will be on the northern grids. Photo supplied
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

Bute Inlet slide was equal to mass of every car in Canada

Data from slide could be used for hazard assessment and disaster planning

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps

West Coast Vancouver Island communities to get Mobile Health Unit

Gold River, Tsa’xana and Tahsis residents can come to new unit for expanded health services

The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps
Strathcona Gardens to re-open while both sides meet for mediation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River rec centre reopens as strike heads to arbitration

Strathcona Gardens, union agree to go to return as mediation continues

Strathcona Gardens to re-open while both sides meet for mediation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest

First 50 km of Connected Coast high-speed internet line laid

Project will connect approximately 90,000 remote coastal households to fibre optic network

Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest
The Campbell River Storm have only had three games at their home rink this year. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Storm parents ask for resolution in Strathcona Gardens labour dispute

Strike is latest disruption in recent years, but one that can be “controlled” — parent

The Campbell River Storm have only had three games at their home rink this year. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Unionized workers at the Strathcona Gardens facility have been on strike since November. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Mediation wanted, form still under dispute in Campbell River rec centre strike

SRD wants union commit to binding arbitration in Strathcona Gardens contract dispute

Unionized workers at the Strathcona Gardens facility have been on strike since November. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The warming centre in Tahsis last week. Tahsis is one of the communities getting a delivery of food this week. Photo courtesy SRD

Food delivery coming for remote Vancouver Island communities

Roads have been in poor condition since last week’s snow

The warming centre in Tahsis last week. Tahsis is one of the communities getting a delivery of food this week. Photo courtesy SRD
Workers picket near the Strathcona Gardens complex in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Labour minister declines to force vote in Strathcona Gardens labour dispute

‘Now, more than ever, our members are committed to standing united together’ — Union worker

Workers picket near the Strathcona Gardens complex in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror