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Pereira stepping down from QXMC: What happened?

Bruno Pereira was back in Montreal, visiting his family, when Cortes Currents first interviewed him. That was two weeks ago, on Aril 22. When he returned to Squirrel Cove, Pereira spoke further about three of his ‘babies’: – the Klahoose forestry, aquaculture and tourism sectors. Then word came that Bruno Pereira is resigning and will no longer be Senior Manager of Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC). 

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Recreational Vessels need to register in advance for long term moorage

Recreational vessels are no longer permitted to moor at Cortes Island’s government docks for extended periods without prior approval from the Harbour Authority of Cortes Island (HACI).

“Just to clarify, it’s recreational vessels that are looking for a month, three months or six months long-term moorage,” said Harbour Manager Jenny Hartwick  

Boats can still ‘sneak in’ and use docks overnight, at places like Squirrel Cove, providing there is room for them.

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General manager of Qathen Xwegus on Cortes Island is stepping down after three years

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

Bruno Pereira has been at the helm of Klahoose First Nation’s business arm since 2019 and, after over three years in the role, he’s stepping down.

Pereira has helped the Qathen Xwegus corporation grow and develop significantly during his tenure. The corporation has several divisions, including tourism, forestry and aquaculture. Pereira says when he took over, revenues were marginal at best. Now, he says Qathen Xwegus has evolved to bring in $8-10 million dollars annually in gross revenue.

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The vision behind Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation

In the three years since they hired Bruno Pereira, Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC) has purchased the Klahoose Wilderness Resort, Gorge Harbour Marina, a water taxi, a piece of ocean front property for a combined campsite/RV park and entered into the seaweed farm business. They intend to add another 20 rental units, a larger store and gas station at the Gorge. QXMC is also contemplating a hydroponic vegetable farm and electrifying their land transport fleet.

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How did you celebrate Earth Day?

Squirrel Cove resident Nancy Beach sent in these pictures of her husband Loyd on his electric trike, with the notation, “Happy belated Canada…. er…. Earth Day. Supporting Cortes Forest, B.C. Old Growth, the Canadian & U.S. Constitutions, Human Rights, Nature, Beyond War, Divine inspiration, Fun in the sun, singin’, dancin’ & on & on ……..  “

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