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Before and After: Impacts of the “Hall Tax” on Gorge Hall

It has now been four and a half years since the 2019 referendum in which a solid majority of Cortes Islanders voted in favour of bylaw 341. This bylaw established a property tax service that would provide basic operational support for the islands two community halls.

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Harvesting 8,000 Chum Salmon eggs from Basil Creek

Around 8,000 Chum Salmon eggs were harvested in Basil Creek, Cortes Island,  on Friday, October 29th. 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Friends of Cortes Island Streamkeepers (FOCI) and the Klahoose Hatchery were hoping to collect up to 40,000 eggs. 

DFO Community Advisor Stacey Larsen said that if enough Chum return, there may be another chance to collect eggs this week.

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