Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

Aboriginal Head Start (AHS), childhood programs for Indigenous kids

Editor’s note: On Vancouver Island – There are AHS preschools in Campbell River and Courtenay, as well as approved projects in Courtenay and Nanaimo. There are also numerous AHS preschools on the Mainland.

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Lily Patzer speaks with enthusiasm as she talks about Aboriginal Head Start [AHS] — a program that she’s been involved with for twenty-five years. 

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Lil Red Dress Project supports MMIWG

Editor’s note: Carla Voyageur, who many Cortes Radio listeners remember from the first season of Deep Roots Project, was one of the founders of the Lil Red Dress project.

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As people scroll their Facebook and Instagram feeds today they may see an ad about a missing person, Raymona Peter. Peter went missing on Sept. 30 from Sooke, B.C., in the middle of a week of Red Dress awareness campaigns.

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Campbell River Health Area is relatively COVID free

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Statistics released by the BC Centre for Disease Control show that our area is relatively COVID free.

These are found on a series of maps, and a weekly report, released on Thursday, October 8th. 

However a CHEK news report of two cases at Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River could change this.

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Vancouver Island communities concerned about climate change impacts

The University of Victoria completed a climate resilience survey of 106 elected officials and staff from 38 municipalities and 10 regional districts on Vancouver Island. Saanich, Nanaimo, Victoria, and Campbell River were all represented. Vancouver Island communities are concerned about climate change impacts on weather patterns.

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revitalizing Indigenous languages

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As a child, Ma̱lidi Sydney Roberts was always learning about the Kwakwaka’wakw culture. But she said a piece of her was missing until she got to university and took some Kwak’wala language classes.

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