Lynne Jordan, former President of the Cortes Island Museum, is writing a history of Whaletown. Her manuscript is already 300 pages long. In the first of a series of interviews about her research, Jordan describes the history behind Whaletown’s name.Continue reading How Whaletown got its name
“I feel like my life has led me this way. When I was younger, I did work in aquaculture and I did work in forestry. I was also a mining technologist for a bunch of years, but I grew up around Powell River, Lund and Desolation Sound. Running boats has always been part of what I’ve done. I’ve loved working for Klahoose. They’ve been a great employer and I really like the people I’ve work with,” he explained.Continue reading Paul Muskee on Klahoose Aquaculture & QXMC
It has been about seven months since operations at Klahoose Gorge Harbour were scaled back due to a need for extensive renovations. While much of it is not visible to the public, QXMC, the Klahoose First Nation‘s development corporation, has been very busy since then.
On Wednesday Ron Buchhorn, Chairman of the Board of QXMC, and Marco Bedetti, who has been Resort Manager since April, gave Cortes Currents an overview of what they are doing.Continue reading What’s been happening with the renovations at Gorge Harbour
Stephen Antle has visited Cortes Island most summers for the past 20 years. He started coming after a family sailboat trip through Desolation Sound.
“The last two days of that trip were spent at Manson’s Landing and Gorge Harbour. And we just said, ‘holy cow, we’ve got to check this island out!’ So the next summer we rented Cedar Moon (AirB&B) for the first of many years and came up for one or two weeks, pretty much every summer since.”Continue reading At the Museum: An evening of real Hawaiian music
The next show in the Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery promises to be a treat. Vijen Vijendren is a retired art teacher, whose resume includes nine years at the Royal Palace in Brunei. He was also an elementary school teacher serving First Nations communities in Northern Alberta. ‘My Life in Three Chapters’ is his artistic autobiography, covering the period from his time abroad to settling on Cortes Island.Continue reading Vijen Vijendren: ‘My Life in three Chapters’