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Mothers Day Beach Clean-up on Cortes Island

On Mother’s Day (May 8), a dozen volunteers removed two pick-up truck loads of debris, from the beach between Hollyhock and Seaford. 

“We’ve had a winter’s worth of storms, blowing things up, and this beach that we’re working today from Hollyhock, basically up to Seascape Road. this is a huge collector facing the southeast, the open Strait of Georgia with Victoria, east Vancouver Island and all the Sunshine Coast communities. Anything that gets put in the water ends up right about here,” explained Mike Moore, one of the Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) volunteers.

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Recreational Vessels need to register in advance for long term moorage

Recreational vessels are no longer permitted to moor at Cortes Island’s government docks for extended periods without prior approval from the Harbour Authority of Cortes Island (HACI).

“Just to clarify, it’s recreational vessels that are looking for a month, three months or six months long-term moorage,” said Harbour Manager Jenny Hartwick  

Boats can still ‘sneak in’ and use docks overnight, at places like Squirrel Cove, providing there is room for them.

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New playschool facilitator helps expand childcare offerings at Mansons Hall

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

There’s been an increased need for affordable and accessible childcare on Cortes Island for years, according to the Local Economic Action Plan for Cortes Island, created by the Cortes Economic Development Association (CCEDA).

The Southern Cortes Community Association—which coordinates several community services⁠, including the Cortes Playschool⁠—is offering some solutions, including hiring Hannah Schwartzentruber as Playschool Facilitator at Mansons Hall this winter.

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On FolkU Radio… Cortes Community & our Forests 101

Today’s Folk U is a live event field trip. .. And if you stay home you’ll be able to catch the Folk U Radio show on CKTZ89.5 FM or CortesRadio.ca on The history of Cortes Community & Our Forests.

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Why do frogs sing in the spring? Friends of Cortes Island Society Weighs in

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

The familiar sound of a chorus of frogs is one sure sign that spring has arrived, and is an important part of the animals’ courtship during mating season.

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