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Notice of Assent Voting

On General Voting Day – Saturday October 26, 2019, Electoral Area B (Cortes Island) electors will be voting on:

Bylaw No. 328 – First Responder Service Initiative
If adopted, Bylaw No. 328 would authorize the SRD to annually requisition not more than $45,000 (or $0.1443 per 1,000 of property assessment) through taxation of real property within Electoral Area B (Cortes Island) for the purpose of training, equipping and deploying personnel to provide first aid during medical emergencies until such time as those personnel have been relieved by ambulance paramedics.*

Bylaw No. 341 – Community Hall Service Initiative
If adopted, Bylaw No. 341 would authorize the SRD to annually requisition not more than $80,000 (or $0.2405 per 1,000 of property assessment) through taxation of real property within Electoral Area B (Cortes Island) for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the Whaletown Community Club and the Southern Cortes Community Association for specified operational costs at the Whaletown Community Hall and the Mansons Landing Community Hall.*

*The above are synopses of Bylaws No. 328 & 341 and are not intended as interpretations of each and every provision contained therein. These bylaws may be examined in their entirety online by clicking here (Bylaw No. 328 & Bylaw No. 341)  or in person at the SRD office.

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Cortes Island and the Surround Archipelago

Electoral Area B includes all of Cortes Island and the surrounding Archipelago Islands and is the smallest region within the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) at just under 330 square kilometres.

Cortes Island is a magical place where residents and visitors enjoy a spectacular selection of marine, lake and forest parks and trails. The island has just over 1,000 full-time residents and has several small villages, including Whaletown, Manson’s Landing, Squirrel Cove and Cortes Bay.

Cortes Island is home to many parks, 11 of which are maintained by the SRD. Parks range in diversity from dense forests highlighted by old growth cedars to expansive marine areas. Recreational opportunities include superb hiking, mountain biking, swimming, camping and kayaking. View all of the SRD Area B parks here:

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