A month into BC’s phase 3 of re-opening, locals and visitors to Cortes Island are able to enjoy well-loved perennial as well as brand new reasons to gather.Continue reading Public events on the menu
Warning: This article contains content about residential “schools” that may be triggering.
By Anna McKenzie, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter.
On the shores of the town of Chemainus, on the traditional territory of Puneluxutth’, thousands of people in orange shirts gather in memory of the survivors, victims and intergenerational survivors of Canada’s residential “school” system.Continue reading Remembering Kuper IslanD Residential School: Thousands march in Chemainus
By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The federal government announced in June that traditional Indigenous names can be used on passports and other travel documents.Continue reading Indigenous names can be used on passports
As the level 4 ‘drought’ continues and some shallow well owners are concerned about their water supply, CKTZ News asked an expert about Cortes Island aquifers.
Dr Diana Allen is the head of the Groundwater Resources Research Group at Simon Fraser University. While she has not been to Cortes, Allen has been working on islands like Hornby, Mayne, Saturna and Salt Spring since 1996.Continue reading Cortes Island aquifers: Rainwater, wells, salinization and climate change
The preliminary stages of Cortes Island’s first wetland restoration project are underway at Dillon Creek, on Linnaea Farm.Continue reading Cortes Island’s first wetland restoration project