Tag Archives: Salt Spring Island

Dance Temple event arriving on Cortes, with intentions to stay

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

Connie Quayle and her partner, Val Lange are bringing Dance Temple to Cortes Island next week.

Quayle is a former resident of Cortes, returning to live on the island after spending the last five years in Victoria. It was there, in the city, that Quayle first connected with Dance Temple.

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2017: Humpbacks Return To Cortes Island

(From the Archives: Nov 17, 2017)

Humpback whales were passing through our area long before Europeans arrived. The first colonial settlement was named Whalteown and Whaletown Road run across the island to Squirrel Cove. There is also a “Whaling Station Bay,” on Hornby Island and “Blubber Bay,” on Texada Island. However up until a few years ago, there have been no humpback whale sightings since 1871. This morning’s broadcast consists of a series of interviews about the humpbacks return to Cortes Island.

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Green Party of Canada Interim Leader Amita Kuttner tours West Coast communities

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Interim federal Green Party leader Amita Kuttner is looking to heal wounds and revive relationships with grassroots members after public infighting at the leadership level led to dismal outcomes during the last election. 

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Making rural island roads safer: Island advocates argue for community control

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

During a community transportation webinar event hosted by the organization “Transition Salt Spring” last week, some island residents advocated for more community management of rural roads.

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Building special relationships: the Cortes Foundation

In addition to being given charitable status, the Cortes Island Community Foundation developed some important relationships. 

“We recently were just accepted as a member into the Community Foundations of Canada and that’s also like a really big step for us,” explained Vice President/Treasurer Mark Spevakow. 

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