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Cortes Island’s Second Virtual Town Hall Meeting, April 7, 2020

Cortes Island’s Second Virtual Town hall Meeting was also broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM. It began with a series of news updates, followed by breakout sessions.

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Boost Your Immune Function At Home

The following article is one of three supplemental items that Manda Aufochs Gillespie submitted along with the Folk U podcast for March 27, 2020. It was originally published on Cortes Radio.ca.

Now that we all know what the virus looks like, it’s time for you to meet your immune system.

This is a macrophage. Macrophages in the lining of your mouth and airways engulf infectious microbes and infected cells, acting as part of your innate defense against infection. Your macrophages have been helping you all along — below are some ideas for helping them (and other parts of the immune system) do their job of protecting you.

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Folk U: Interviews Maureen Williams, ND, & Hayley Newell, Clinical Counsellor

Originally Published on Cortes Radio.ca

On March 27th the first live, call-in Folk U Friday radio show featured naturopathic doctor Maureen Williams with call-in contributions from clinical counsellor Hayley Newell. We also learned how to make our own Alder Bark tincture with Yulia Kochubievsky and got gardening advice thanks to Whitney Vanderleest. 

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Media Aid An Unlikely Cure For Quadra Newspaper

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As a small island newspaper was dealt a deathblow by COVID-19 on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced financial aid for Canadian media, which the newspaper industry promptly decried as inadequate.

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A Remote Island Prepares: Can Cortes Self Isolate?

Regional Director Noba Anderson invited many of Cortes Island’s key businesses and community groups to a Zoom conference call to explore responses to COVID-19. Thirty-nine people connected by phone or computer and a second person appeared on several computer screens. Many embraced the idea that we should act as if the virus is already here. In-so-far as is practical, most attendees appeared to want to see Cortes self isolate.

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