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This Sunday: The Cortes Half Marathon

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Cortes Half Marathon starts at Smelt Bay this Sunday, September 19th, at 8:30 AM.

The idea grew out of the runs that Peter Wrinch, CEO of Hollyhock, made during the pandemic. A friend suggested they organize a marathon. The Cortes Market and Cortes Natural Food Co-op partnered with Hollyhock to sponsor the event. Volunteers came forward from the community.

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A pandemic of staff shortage of Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Some businesses on Cortes Island have been hard hit by a staffing shortage this year, most citing lack of affordable housing for potential employees as the most common hurdle.

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More people buying locally: restrictions and negative messaging have an impact

Midway through Cortes Island’s second Spring of the pandemic, more people are buying locally, but government restrictions and Quadra Island’s negative messaging have an impact.

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First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island

The first confirmed case of COVID 19 on Cortes Island was announced this morning.

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Cortes Island’s Food Sector Resuming Services

The Floathouse Restaurant started serving customers at tables a few days ago. While this has changed, people can still sit at tables. The Co-op Cafe has reopened for take-out, albeit only on Wednesdays and Fridays. Squirrel Cove’s Flying Squirrel could start up within a month. Cortes Island’s food sector is slowly resuming services. 

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