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How did you celebrate Earth Day?

Squirrel Cove resident Nancy Beach sent in these pictures of her husband Loyd on his electric trike, with the notation, “Happy belated Canada…. er…. Earth Day. Supporting Cortes Forest, B.C. Old Growth, the Canadian & U.S. Constitutions, Human Rights, Nature, Beyond War, Divine inspiration, Fun in the sun, singin’, dancin’ & on & on ……..  “

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Proposed Cortes Island Cell tower on Tla’amin First Nation land

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) has no authority over TELUS’ proposed 63.1 metre high cell tower site in Mansons Landing. 

This would not be true if TELUS was building on its property at  798 Rexford Road, but they want to build on the former Paukeanum Indian Reserve No. 3. It has been Tla’amin First Nation land ever since the Tla’amin Final Agreement with the governments of BC and went into effect on April 5, 2016.

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Reel Youth #3: Youth and Seniors Programs

In the third instalment of Cortes Currents Reel Youth series, Mark Vonesh and Erica Køhn talk about Youth and Seniors programs. 

“Our youth and senior film programs, or youth and elder film programs, are probably about 30% – 40% of the work we do. It’s one of the most powerful projects that we’ve done,” said Vonesch.

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The Cortes Island Evacuation Plan 

The Cortes Island Evacuation Plan is complete.

 “I am just begging every Cortes Islander to pick up and go through the plan before all this happens, so everybody is aware,” said Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Protective Services Coordinator Shaun Koopman. “Please don’t wait till the last minute to educate yourself about evacuations and emergency support services and how you’re going to be notified and whether or not you have insurance and all those important evacuation considerations.”

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Hands-on learning welcomes Nature As Teacher

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Cortes Island School just started its new twice weekly program called Nature As Teacher, providing unique experiential learning to the students, and is enthusiastically seeking guest presenters.

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