The CRD has been engaged in a community based connectivity plan for the Southern Gulf Islands (SGI) Electoral Area (Galiano, Mayne, Pender and Saturna Islands) to document how greater connectivity can advance each island’s common goals of sustainable economic development, community health, and resilience. The Phase 1 report, Connecting SGI: Connectivity Planning for the Southern Gulf Islands, is now complete.

Thank you to everyone who completed our business sector and home internet connectivity surveys as well as everyone who came out and participated in our workshops. Next steps will involve seeking partnerships for consideration of infrastructure design options and implementation.