There was a great deal of anger on Cortes Island when the province lifted the open campfire ban on June 21. As Nancy Kendel wrote in the Tideline, “We have had basically NO RAIN since beginning of May, and our forests are tinder dry!” The ban was reimposed days later, but the underlying problem persists today. Cortes Island is part of the Coastal Fire Centre, and the regulations governing it are drawn up in a wetter climate.Continue reading What’s happening with the Cortes Island Open Burning Bylaw?
The ‘Creative Spaces Garden & Studio Tour’ returns on Saturday, July 8.
“This is a self-guided tour, and once you get your ticket, you can choose what gardens or artist studios you want to visit, in what order, and you can stay as long as you want at each place,” explained Nancy Kendel, a museum board member whose garden will be among those exhibited.
“We have 17 venues this year, 21 participating artists and gardeners,” added Managing Director/Curator Melanie Boyle.Continue reading The 2023 Creative Spaces Garden & Studio Tour
Local naturalist George Sirk was sick for the Cortes Island Spring Bird Count earlier this month, so bird watchers had to rely on a new app to help them identify species. This new app, called Merlin, is one of many topics that he and Nancy Kendel, from the Cortes Island Museum, discussed with Cortes Currents.
The conversation started out with Kendel (NK) giving an overview:Continue reading Cortes Island 2023 Spring Bird Count & an app called ‘Merlin’
The Cortes Island Museum just held its AGM. They have hired two summer students, plan to hire an Events Coordinator, and are gearing up for the Creative Spaces Garden and Studio Tour this summer. These are the topics that Managing Director/Curator Melanie Boyle discussed with Cortes Currents.
The Museum AGM was at Mansons Hall, from 1 to 3:30 on Saturday May 6, 2023.Continue reading The Cortes Island Museum AGM, Upcoming Garden and Studio Tour & search for an Events Coordinator
‘Wayfinding: Stories of Maps & Place’ opens at the Cortes Island Museum, between 1 and 4 PM on Sunday, March 26.
“I think wayfinding really touches on so many aspects of our current life. We have a really fabulous series of maps and artifacts. It’s an opportunity to share that with the public for the first time on many counts. I think everybody, on some level, has a personal story to do with wayfinding. This is a celebration, and a reminder that we all have stories to tell of place and an evolving relationship to the landscape,”explained Melanie Boyle, Managing Director/Curator of the museum.Continue reading ‘Wayfinding’ at the Cortes Island Museum