Category Archives: Community

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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The Quadra Island Foundation’s First Year

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.

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Program builds strength in the young by making connections to culture

Windspeaker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

What do Inuit throat singing, playing spoons and jigging have in common? They are examples of the rich cultural connections early childhood educators are making with children attending Aboriginal Head Start programs. 

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A First Nation’s 20-year fight to get an RCMP detachment

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The remote northwest B.C. First Nation community of Iskut has been lobbying the RCMP and the provincial government for more than 20 years now for its own police detachment but with no luck. 

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Teen vandalism escalating in Campbell River

Teen vandalism is getting out of hand in Campbell River 

“In the last year we’ve had teens shoot out people’s windows with pellet guns, throwing rocks through windows, steal or move traffic control devices (creating very dangerous situations on the roadways), breaking fences, smashing peoples lawn lights, and spray painting and keying cars,” said RCMP Cst. Maury Tyre.

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