Tag Archives: Gorge Hall

Connecting Cortes Island to Lund and beyond

As of November 1st, a  new Water Taxi & Cargo Deliveries service will be connecting Lund to the government wharf at Cortes Bay, on Mondays and Fridays.  

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Folk U: Coming to Cortes Island 50 years ago

On October 1st Howie Roman celebrated his 50th anniversary of moving to Cortes with his wife and VW van. ¬†This led to an unexpected interview on Folk U, in which Howie talks about: the New York he remembers; why he wasn’t a draft dodger; coming to Cortes in 1971; when the power lines were only on the main road; growing your own food; the stores; how the floorboards bounced at a dance at Gorge Hall; the importance of radio in the 1970s-90s.

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What the FireSmart grant means to Cortes and Quadra Islands

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Cortes and Quadra Islands will receive a significant chunk of the $394,000 FireSmart Economic Recovery Grant that the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) just received. 

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COVID retreating in North Vancouver Island

While the numbers have reached heights not seen since the beginning of this year across the province, COVID is retreating in North Vancouver Island.

On March 1st, there were 71 active cases; yesterday Island Health reported 17

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SRD seeks grant reducing wildfire threat to community buildings

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is seeking a Union of BC Municipalities grant to decrease the wildfire threat to community buildings. 

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