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Connecting Cortes Island to Lund and beyond

As of November 1st, a  new Water Taxi & Cargo Deliveries service will be connecting Lund to the government wharf at Cortes Bay, on Mondays and Fridays.  

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Why I’ll forever remember Truth & Reconciliation Day 2021

Editor’s note: The author is writing about a march from Tla’amin Nation lands to Willingdon Beach  in Powell River.

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

I attended the Truth and Reconciliation Day march on September 30. I was photographing it for qathet Living, so a lot of my attention was focused on taking pictures, however, there were multiple moments where I would stop and look around and be filled with a thousand different emotions. 

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High number of Breast Cancer cases, especially among Indigenous women

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Asurprising number of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous women in this region have had breast cancer.  

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Worry for our Waters

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Lee George stands on the bank of the Tla’amin Creek, his baseball cap dampening in the light July rain. The ground he stands on is muddy. He scans the river, looking for coho fry. 

Just a few inches of water flow
over the rocky creek.
A few tiny fish swim by. 

Lee, who has managed this hatchery since about 1990, is worried about the level of the water, the heat. What will it do to this year’s salmon? 

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Under First Nations Leadership, Businesses at the End of the Road Thrive

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In 2000, Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River mayor Dave Formosa entered into a partnership to purchase about 4.1 acres of land in Lund. This area includes three harbours, two parking lots, a hotel and restaurant, general store, and a fuel dock. In 2016, just after treaty was signed, Tla’amin’s government bought out Formosa, and now owns all of the 4.1 acres. 

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