August 2021 North Island Movers and Shakers

September 13, 2021

The new Quadra Island ferry has arrived in Victoria’s Ogden Point. The ferry will be in full operation at the end of summer after going through final inspection and crew training

NORTH ISLAND

Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. (Northisle) has begun key critical path work activities totalling approximately $1 million to support the North Island Project pre-feasibility study and permitting activities. Northisle announced that Robin Tolbert succeeds Jack McClintock as Vice President, Exploration, while McClintock will remain a Strategic Advisor to Northisle. The appointment of Nicholas Van Dyk as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1, 2021, succeeding David Douglas, who will remain Corporate Secretary, was also announced.

A provincial-federal grant will help local First Nations explore aquaculture possibilities and impacts. The We Wai Kai First Nation will receive $144,200 to study the environmental and economic impacts of sablefish aquaculture. The Gwabalis Fisheries Society has received $107,167 to conduct a regional survey to identify, assess, and report on sustainable aquaculture operations in member nations’ traditional territories.

CAMPBELL RIVER

The Discovery Inn‘s operational manager, Christy Zheng and security manager, Ross Keller, together with the coordinator of Campbell River Community Center Painters’ Elsie Armstrong, are helping together to support local artists and businesses in the city.

Merit Home Appliance at 1300 Homewood Road, Campbell River is celebrating its 34th anniversary.

North Island College is launching a new Access to Practical Nursing program as well as expanding access to new Computer Information Systems certificate.

Two new public electric vehicles (EV) fast-charging stations have opened between Courtenay and Campbell River. One will be located at 401 11 Ave, Campbell River and the other at 757 Ryan Rd., Courtenay.

Pacific Economic Development Canada (Pacifican), a British Columbia-based subsidiary of Western Economic Diversification Canada, is set to open a new office in Campbell River.

The Campbell River Head Injury Support Society hosted an open house at Linda’s Place located at 591 9th Avenue to celebrate their first year anniversary.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a new surveillance plane that is now based in Campbell River. The plane is able to go for eight to nine hours in the air with refueling. It will be used to protect the marine ecosystems by ensuring regulations are being followed.

The new Quadra Island ferry has arrived in Victoria’s Ogden Point. The ferry will be in full operation at the end of summer after going through final inspection and crew training.

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