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Canadian Coast Guard celebrates 60 years

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Editor’s note: Coast Guard 509 Cortes Island, in Cortes Bay, has been in operation close to 50 years and is one of four B.C. stations opened  for summer duty. The other three are Coast Guard 508 Sointula; Coast Guard 501 Victoria; and Coast Guard 507 Nootka.

Today, Jan. 26, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has sailed from coast to coast to coast for 60 years.

“To me, working for the coast guard is about helping people save lives, protecting the environment [and] making a difference for Canadians,” Ashley Wilson, officer in charge at the Prince Rupert Coast Guard base, said.

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Folk U: Escape to the (far) past through Brian Hayden’s new book ‘Eyes of the Leopard’

Fantasy met archeology on this Folk U as Professor Dr. Brian Hayden joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie for the virtual book launch of his newest book Friday, Nov 26 on CKTZ 89.5 FM.

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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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Confessions of an ignorant Racist

The following piece is potentially triggering, and contains references to racism, racial slurs, and violence.This opinion piece is based on my personal experience and exploration within my lifetime, of the continuing cycle of systemic racism and colonial violence.

Associate professor Rajnish Dhawan, from the University of the Fraser Valley, makes a distinction between hate-based and ignorance-based racism. 

He is quoted in a series of programs that Fraser Valley Community Radio recently broadcast about Abbotsford’s hushed racist history.

That prompted me to think about the community I was raised in, across the river in Maple Ridge.

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