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General News · 11th August 2009
Noba Anderson
Your OCP Community Educator Hired
We are very pleased to announce that Lorraine Plouffe, your Cortes librarian, is your Official Community Plan (OCP) Education Coordinator now through December. She will be providing information to us about our existing community plan, explaining what an OCP is and sharing with us stories from other communities doing innovate work.

Throughout the fall, come out to presentations, look for info in your mail box and listen for Lorraine’s radio show. You can contact Lorraine at 250-935-0210 or

Cortes Climate Action Team Formed
Last month, I reported the availability of Federal gas tax funds for Cortes climate change initiatives and put out a call to those interested in forming a small working group to advise on how to best spend those funds.

We now have a volunteer team! Bill Andrews, Mark Lombard, Norberto Rodriguez de la Vega, Shane Nelson and Carrie Saxifrage are conducting a high level green house gas emissions inventory for Cortes that will be ready for community feedback next month. Next, they will make recommendations to me and the Regional District as to how to best prioritize the use of these funds. If you have input, please send it to or contact team members directly.