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This Sunday: The Cortes Half Marathon

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Cortes Half Marathon starts at Smelt Bay this Sunday, September 19th, at 8:30 AM.

The idea grew out of the runs that Peter Wrinch, CEO of Hollyhock, made during the pandemic. A friend suggested they organize a marathon. The Cortes Market and Cortes Natural Food Co-op partnered with Hollyhock to sponsor the event. Volunteers came forward from the community.

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Cortes Fundraiser raises over $3,000 for Fairy Creek defenders

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A public event called “Ode to the Old Growth” held at Hollyhock last Friday raised more than $3,000 to support Fairy Creek forest protesters.

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A pandemic of staff shortage of Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Some businesses on Cortes Island have been hard hit by a staffing shortage this year, most citing lack of affordable housing for potential employees as the most common hurdle.

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Two Cortes Island events fundraise for Fairy Creek demonstrators

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Several events in the next few weeks on Cortes Island are fundraising for the ongoing blockades and protests in the Fairy Creek area on Vancouver Island.

Two of these events are both scheduled for this Friday, Aug. 27.

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