All posts by Max Thaysen

Max Thaysen immigrated to Cortes Island from Vancouver in 2007. He has been elected to the board of the Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) in 2009, and served as president since 2012. He is one of the story producers for the Cortes Currents Radio Magazine.

Cortes Cyclist nearly struck by pickup truck

Editor’s note: This article uses the pronoun ‘it’ to refer to a person – as that is the preference of the person.

At the end of March, Tamias was riding its bike when it was nearly struck by a pickup truck.

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e-Bikes on Cortes Island: 2021 update

Over the past couple of years, electric bikes, or e-bikes, have begun to be a regular appearance on Cortes roads.

Today, we’ll hear from a few local e-bike users, ask them about their bikes and their experience riding on Cortes.

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Cortesians rescue Red-tailed Hawk, forge relationship with MARS

An injured Red-Tailed Hawk was recovered and recently released by a local wildlife advocate. 

Cortes Currents reached Autumn Barrett-Morgan at home, by zoom, for the story. 

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a couple of tiny homes outside linnaea farm

You may have seen a couple of tiny homes just outside the Linnaea Farm parking lot and wondered, what’s the story with those?

Well, that would be the right question to ask – the tiny homes are a multi-faceted project of Robert Carrington, aka Bobbie Noobie. 

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Cortes Island Goose Hunt Frightens Resident, Excites Ecologist and Could Be Lawful

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Today we hear a first-hand account of a concerning hunting episode on October 24 in Smelt Bay, Cortes Island.   We’ll hear from Conservation Officer Brad Adams, a local authority on the laws around hunting.  And then we’ll take a deeper dive with Sabina Leader Mense into some ecological considerations of hunting around Cortes. 

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