Chair Michael Mascall gave Cortes Currents an overview of how the Quadra Island Foundation came into being, and what it achieved during the year since it applied for charitable status.Continue reading The Quadra Island Foundation’s First Year
Vancouver based filmmaker Daniel J Pierce just released a film that attempts to connect the dots between clearcut logging and the megafloods wreaking havoc in BC’s Interior.Continue reading Connecting the dots between clearcut logging and BC’s megafloods
The panic buying that swept throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland last week has not reached Cortes Island.
Eva, from the Gorge Harbour General store suggested that, “People on Cortes are probably better prepared.”
The only place she noticed the shortage was gasoline, because the provincial government was limiting sales to 30 litres.
Curt Cunningham, from the Squirrel Cove General Store, believes that rationing boosted his gasoline sales 50% – because most people purchased up to the limit!Continue reading Two ferries away from Vancouver Island: No food or gas shortages on Cortes Island
On Thursday, October 28th, a public hearing was held at Manson’s hall on Cortes Island to discuss a rezoning application for the property known as Treedom the requested rezoning would permit the construction of an additional three homes.
Public input was overwhelmingly positive.
On Wednesday, November 17th, the SRD board agenda included a consideration of the application. and of the public hearing results. After brief discussion, the application was granted.Continue reading SRD Approves Rezoning Application for Treedom
Dr Simon Donner is an interdisciplinary climate scientist at the University of British Columbia. He studies some of the areas where the rise in global temperatures is most evident: ocean warming, sea-level rise; climate change adaptation in the developing world and coral reefs. Given that work, Donner admits he is “probably a weird person to sound optimistic,” but he is encouraged about the good news from COP 26.Continue reading A Climate Scientist talks about the good news that came out of COP 26