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Can Cortes Island students continue their schooling in Powell River?

Nine Cortes Island students are waiting to hear whether they will have to move to Campbell River during their high school years. This has been the norm for many Cortes families. Others sent their children to a boarding house in Campbell River during the week. The parents of nine Cortes students found another option. They send their children to a Powell River school two days a week, through the Partners in Education program (PIE), and teach them at home the other three days. 

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Rick Bockner & Bruce Hipkin on Folk U Radio

In last month’s special edition we heard from local emerging artists Jemma Hicken and Josie Simpson. Today we’re going to be speaking with, and hearing some music and stories by local music fixtures Bruce Hipkin and Rick Bockner.

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Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production

In partnership with Cortes Community Radio & Cortes Currents, Folk U Radio offered its first Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production. 

The panel:

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this year’s participatory Grant-in-Aid process

The invitations were emailed on April 23, 2020 and an announcement was made at www.cortesisland.com for anyone who may have been missed. Cortes Island’s entire non profit sector, “especially those not applying for funds,” were invited to a participatory Grant-in-Aid process. Fourteen organizations were at the first ZOOM meeting; eight subsequently posted final applications. Each organization was instructed to choose a designated rep to vote on how the funding should be allocated. Cortes Island’s Alternate Director, Corry Dow, will present the results to the Electoral Areas Services Committee on Wednesday, June 19th. 

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