Telling the story of the Children’s Forest: A film to push fundraising forward

A group of youth calling themselves the children’s forest alumni, who have been involved since childhood, are making a film about the Cortes Children’s Forest Trust.

“It’s going to be around five to seven minutes long. We  want to capture the social and ecological spheres  of the children’s forest and present that in a film for people to know more about it and connect with the forest if they haven’t been there. Then maybe more people will want to go and experience the beautiful trees and the beautiful ecosystems,”  explained Kai Harvey.

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Whaletown Pride Party to be hosted at the Gorge Hall

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

The Whaletown Community Club (WCC) is hosting a Pride Party at the Gorge Hall on July 8. This is the first Pride event hosted in Whaletown since June 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Laura Balducci: An Artist supporting Artists

Laura Balduci calls herself an artist supporting artists

“I still make my own art. I’m doing a solo show in February 2023, but I also have a little bit of extra energy and I’m not shy. I’m on a mission. The mission is to get as many artists out there, either in person or on the walls to share with the world. I really enjoy working with the artists and trying to get their work out there so that they can maybe spend more time in their studios and make more art to inspire more people,” she explained.

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New land trust creates a rare climate zone ‘backbone’ that stretches Saturna Island

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new land conservancy on Saturna Island has created a significant green corridor that includes B.C.’s rarest climatic zone.

The Nature Trust of B.C. has purchased 143.5 acres for the Money Creek conservation area on the southwest corner of Saturna, which falls in the moist maritime Coastal Douglas Fir (CDF) bioclimatic subzone, part of the smallest and rarest of the province’s 16 ecological zones

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Recycling isn’t the ‘panacea’ that will save oceans from plastic at UN Ocean summit

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada has the opportunity to position itself as a leader in tackling the world’s marine plastics problem at this week’s UN Ocean Conference, experts say. 

However, to effect real change, Canada and its international partners will have to aggressively wean themselves off unnecessary plastics and accelerate the development of a global circular economy to make sure plastic pollution doesn’t end up in oceans. 

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