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New outdoor event Community Musical Play uses music, movement for spontaneous improvisation

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Music has been an important part of Christopher Fleck’s life for decades and he’s now using sound and movement to bring people together in facilitated sessions he calls “Community Musical Play.”

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Cortes Kayaks: Family business enters busy summer season

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Kai Harvey grew up on rural Cortes Island and comes from an entrepreneurial family. She’s committed to the island and wanted to find a way to stay, rather than needing to leave the island to find work, as many young adults do. She’s spent lots of time exploring local waters and worked as a kayaking guide with local company Misty Isles Adventures.

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Six months in: new Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op general manager finds consultation key

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Mary Lavelle took the general manager’s reigns at the Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op at the beginning of this year. She says she had big boots to fill after former general manager Eric Hargrave moved on after a nine year tenure.

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Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op raises wages in a bid to retain and attract staff

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

As of June 1, British Columbia’s minimum wage is the highest in Canada at $15.65 per hour. Yet businesses in urban and rural communities are struggling to meet staffing needs; some of the hardest hit are the service, hospitality and retail sectors.

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Needed vehicle hauling and tire repair service launched on Cortes Island

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Up until a few weeks ago, for Cortes Islanders needing to remove dead vehicles, or get ones in need of repair to a mechanic, it meant a trip to neighboring Quadra Island, or to Campbell River on Vancouver Island, or, hiring someone providing those services to come to Cortes. The same went for getting a tire repaired, but not anymore.

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