Cosmo Sheldrake shares the love, headlines Lovefest once again

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Cosmo Sheldrake—musician, composer and producer— is headlining the upcoming local music festival Lovefest. The popular musician is based in London, but he explains how his connection to Cortes Island began early in life.

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The Lonely begins a new chapter with musician Danielle Lebeau-Petersen

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A popular cover band from Victoria, The Lonely, will be performing for the first time on Cortes Island at Lovefest on Aug. 14.

Jack Weyler is a member of the band, with deep roots on Cortes Island. Weyler has performed at Lovefest in 2018 and 2019, with five different acts, but performing with The Lonely this year will be significant for several reasons.

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2019: How To Set Up A NEPP In Your Community

[From the Archives: Nov 11, 2019]

Quadra Island probably has one of the most highly developed Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Programs (NEPP) in Northern Vancouver Island. In the last of my interviews from the 2019 Emergency Preparedness Tradeshow, Betsy Young Quadra Island’s NEPP coordinator,  explained how to set up a NEPP program in your neighbourhood.

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Canada’s largest oil and gas companies’ sky-high net earnings renew calls for windfall tax

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Sky-high net earnings for Canada’s four biggest oil companies have renewed calls for a windfall tax that Ottawa shows no sign of adopting.

“The gas lobby is clearly very powerful and holds a lot of sway in Canada,” Environmental Defence’s programs director Keith Brooks told Canada’s National Observer, adding the industry is impeding effective climate action and creating deep inequality among Canadians.

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2021: Spirit of the West Adventures: a great year for kayaking

[From the Archives: Oct 26, 2021]

Spirit of the West Adventures had a much better season than expected. 

Co-owner Breanne Quesnel says that after BC’s interprovincial travel restrictions  were lifted, last June, “we saw unprecedented demand for our particular outdoor experience.”

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