The Whaletown Community Club (WCC) is hosting a Pride Party at the Gorge Hall on July 8. This is the first Pride event hosted in Whaletown since June 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading Whaletown Pride Party to be hosted at the Gorge Hall
Many of you have probably seen the real estate ads on the Tideline. Two significant parcels of land are being sold as part of a much larger vision. Cortes Community Housing intends to have the Rainbow Ridge project ‘shovel ready’ for funding by 2023.Continue reading Property Sales: Getting Rainbow Ridge ‘Shovel Ready’ for the next phase
At least eighty people were filed into the Gorge Hall on May 27.
Amy and Rick Bockner sang a father-daughter blues duet to tease the crowd, then Jonathan James was introduced to the eager audience. Dancing began instantly on the caulk-boot-pocked floor as audible hoots and hollers welcomed the musician to the hall. The local performer opened with “Harbour Side Love Letter” an original that Jonathan recently wrote. He dedicated a song to his Squirrel Cove community. Grandparents were swaying, moms were boogying, and teenagers were blending in. A four-year old was doing pirouettes directly in front of stage-left.Continue reading Blues music: a communal medicine of the Klahoose Rez
With the seasons changing, and public health orders shifting, it is finally possible for the Gorge Hall to host dances again: the Whaletown Community Club (WCC) presents the Jesse Roper Show this Friday, May 27. Considering Roper’s fame, and the size and limited accessibility of this small rural island, making these shows happen is quite a feat.Continue reading Whaletown Community Club presents ‘The Jesse Roper Show’
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Cortes Islanders smiling, singing, and snacking outside the Gorge Harbour clapboard community hall might have been gathered for a spring picnic — if it weren’t for the sizable collection of anti-logging protest signs pitched across the lawn.
Any collective cheer quickly dissipated and anger bubbled up in the crowd on Tuesday afternoon when Mosaic Forest Management representatives began to outline draft plans for logging operations on the small B.C. island over the next three yearsContinue reading On Cortes Island, it’s all songs and warm vibes until the logging begins