After being sold last year to the local Klahoose First Nation, Cortes Island’s Gorge Harbour Marina Resort got off to a rough start this spring. The new co-managers hired by Klahoose Nation’s business arm, Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC), were recently fired.Continue reading Gorge Harbour Marina Resort fires new co-managers, shakes up management team
In 2021, the Klahoose First Nation on Cortes Island purchased the popular Gorge Harbor Marina Resort. It attracts boaters from the Pacific Northwest providing docking facilities, a general store, an RV/campground, a hot tub and a restaurant. Along with tourists, locals flock to the site for yoga classes, massages and free music most evenings during summer months.Continue reading Cortes Island Boating under new ownership/management as busy season approaches
Bill Dougan says the Gorge Harbour Marina had 14 boats with liveaboards at the dock this winter. As one of the managers at the resort, he says lately there have been more people looking to live aboard their boat at the dock than he has space for, owing in part to Cortes Island’s current housing shortage.Continue reading Gorge Harbour Marina provides some housing relief for Cortes Island with “liveaboards”
A new University of Victoria study found that British Columbians consumed more alcohol during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than they have at any other point during the past 20 years.Continue reading We’ve been drinking a lot more alcohol during COVID, study finds
Team Awesome served more than 200 people at this year’s free Christmas Dinner Take-out on Cortes Island. That’s 50% less than last year. Given the sub zero temperatures and slippery snow covered roads, the organizers were surprised that so many showed up.
In the thank-you, which Noah Davison and Izabelle Perry posted in the Tideline, it says “We were so touched by all the neighbours and friends that helped each other pick up and deliver meals. It was such a heartwarming and joyful sight to see!”
The Christmas day take-out was primarily financed by Whaletown Community Club, through a BC Community Gaming Grant, but the special touches are only possible because of donations of time, food and money from members of the community.Continue reading Another Awesome Christmas Dinner Take-out on Cortes Island