Tag Archives: Heiltsuk

Progress on Kunsoot Wellness Centre continues, despite COVID

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) people have thrived at Kunsoot since time immemorial. Kunsoot is an ancient village site, with reminders of the deep history of Haíɫzaqv people on this land. Kunsoot is also the site of a land-based wellness centre being built by, and for, Haíɫzaqv people.

Construction began on the Kunsoot Wellness Centre in April 2019. Although the construction phase has been impacted by COVID-19, it is now nearly complete.

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Tourism Operators Become Beach Cleaners

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The coronavirus pandemic has created a rare opportunity for B.C.’s debris-strewn shoreline – eco-tour operators have free time and available boats to pick up ocean trash.

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Campbell River’s Black Lives Matter Rally

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Hundreds of people in Campbell River’s Spirit Square took to their knees and bowed their heads in silence for eight minutes, 46 seconds on Saturday.

The exact amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck.

Following the silence, speakers got on stage to speak about their experiences with racism and to call for justice and healing.

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The Energetic Forest

Originally published on Cortes Radio, as part of the Deep Roots Initiative, Season One.

“Do trees communicate? Do they look after each other and other species?

Story Producer Rick Bockner unearths a sophisticated network of co-dependent life forces, below and above our feet.

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