“ If we achieve this, which I believe we’re going to do, this is a model for other communities. We look at places like Salt Spring and even Quadra Island and places in northern BC where they have lost their lakes. The process is called eutrophication. When the lakes just become too rich in nitrogen, they become swamps. It’s not just our issue, it’s everybody’s issue and if we show a way to improve the nutrient flow into the lake while adding these extra homes, that’s a model for the whole world,” said Rex Weyler, one of the scientists monitoring Hague and Gunflint Lakes.
He was talking about the potential impacts of what would soon be called Rainbow Ridge.
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Learn more about the role of journalist as truth teller and change maker with Rex Weyler, pulitzer prize nominated journalist and co-founder of GreenPeace on Folk U radio this week. Rex Weyler was a repeat special guest this year at the Cortes Island Academy and joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and student guest hosts from the CIA to talk a bit about his experience as a journalist over the years.
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By Louis Belcourt, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
Jemma Hicken is a born and raised Cortes musician who is returning to the scene this year to play at the returning, annual summer music festival Lovefest.
Hicken has recently finished a degree in music and has moved back to the island to get in touch with her roots.
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Lake Biology 101 – Learning to love our lakes on Folk U Radio .
What does it mean to love our local lakes? Learn more this week at Folk U Radio with Friends of Cortes Island and local guests Miranda Cross and Rex Weyler at 1 p.m. on CKTZ 89.5FM and on cortesradio.ca
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Tickets for Lovefest 2022 go on sale this week. Rex Weyler is distributing them to stores throughout Cortes Island and will be selling tickets at Mansons Friday Market.
“The whole purpose of Lovefest, right from the beginning, is just a fun community day of people being together. Great music and giving a venue for the artists to sell their wares and have a good day in the sun,” he said.
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