All posts by Roy L Hales

Roy L Hales - is the editor of Cortes Currents and had a news program on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, since 2014. He has had over 2,000 articles published, in print or web publications, since 1982. Close to 450 of these have been republished on the international renewable energy website Clean Technica. Roy has lived on Cortes Island since 2010.

Old Schoolhouse Gallery reopening next month

The Old Schoolhouse Gallery reopening, on Cortes Island, will be next month

“Right now we’re just trying to put together a small, but potent and exciting, art experience for the rest of the summer. Everything I am going to tell you is tentative, we’ve only started with the planning, trying to get things going again. So we are anticipating a members show in late July, beginning on (Thursday) July 22nd, said Kristen Schofield Sweet, one of the gallery’s directors.

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SRD objects to TELUS’ limited consultation on Quadra Island

The Strathcona Regional District Board is informing Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) that it objects to TELUS’ limited consultation process, for a proposed cell phone tower, on Quadra Island.

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PRV spreads from salmon farms to wild Chinook, study says

“Our findings show that salmon farms are, indeed, a source of infection for wild fish. Viruses leave a genetic fingerprint. The genetic fingerprint shows that the same viruses that are on the farms are in the wild fish. All the evidence suggests that the virus is being transmitted from the farm to wild fish. I haven’t seen any evidence that says that’s not happening,” said Dr Gideon Mordecai, a viral ecologist at the University of British Columbia and the lead author of a paper published in Science Advances last month.

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Fairy Creek Blockade is far from over

The Fairy Creek blockade is far from over and there is still a number of people from the Discovery Islands among the thousands going there. 

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SRD endorses recommendations of the Old Growth Strategic Review Panel

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board is the latest local government to endorse the recommendations of the Old Growth Strategic Review

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