Quadra ICAN will soon be installing 14 solar panels on the roof of Quadra Elementary School. Terratek Energy already has the panels and mounting system in stock. They are waiting for final approval, which should arrive in December.Continue reading Solar panels for Quadra Elementary School
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
School district 72 has not yet decided, but there have been discussions about the possibility of offering outdoor high school courses on Cortes Island.Continue reading Will Cortes Island become home to a new outdoor High School experience?
Nine Cortes Island students are waiting to hear whether they will have to move to Campbell River during their high school years. This has been the norm for many Cortes families. Others sent their children to a boarding house in Campbell River during the week. The parents of nine Cortes students found another option. They send their children to a Powell River school two days a week, through the Partners in Education program (PIE), and teach them at home the other three days.Continue reading Can Cortes Island students continue their schooling in Powell River?
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For Danita Bilozaze of Łuechok Túe, using her family’s original Indigenous name is an essential part of preserving her connection to culture. So Bilozaze undertook a mission to get her Indigenous family name on all of her official identification, an effort that took many difficult months.Continue reading Reclaiming her Indigenous name