Tag Archives: COVID 19 in BC

Cortes Students Go Back To School

Schools reopened across British Columbia on Monday, June 1st. A survey of families with elementary age children in School District 72 suggests a little more than half may return. As Cortes students go back to school, I emailed local principal Brent Wilken some questions about attendance and the challenges ahead. These are his answers.

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Tourism Operators Wrestling WIth BC’s Reopening PLan

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C. tourism operators being crushed by COVID-19 are hopeful but confused about how the critical summer season will unfold after the province unveiled its plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday.

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Grocery Stores Provide Essentials For Cortes & Quadra

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Bertha Jeffery, owner of the Cortes Market grocery store, is unequivocal about how critical her staff is in serving the store’s small island community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Strathcona Park Lodge Optimistic About Future

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Wilderness tourism operator, Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre has seen a steep dip in business as the province battles with COVID-19

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The Fourth Cortes Virtual Conference

The main topics at the fourth Cortes Virtual Conference were housing and employing people on priority community initiatives. The meeting started fourteen minutes late, but (thanks to Ayton Novak) with a polish that was not present in previous meetings. The proceedings started with a series of community updates.

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