Nuevo Malibu 11: Gone with the Apocalypse

Nuevo Malibu 11: Gone with the Apocalypse

In Nuevo Malibu 11, our time-and-space-traveling crew of earthlings Doctor Shay Watt? and lovable rascal Clell Landis, along with Narrator and Mack, a subliminal being that communicates through holograms, revisits the planet Dinner and a Double Feature. Image courtesy Nuevo Malibu Nuevo Malibu 11: Gone with the Apocalypse After a sumptuous banquet of ostrich egg omelettes,Mack, Landis and the Doctor climb into fantasy pods to live out a mash-up of “Gone with the Wind”and “Apocalypse Now”.  Narrator, a disembodied voice, tags along with the Doctor, who morphs intoFuchsia, a Southern belle working in an Atlanta brothel during the Civil War.  She has a certain skill that attracts Captain Villard, Landis’s character.  Villard has been sent to terminate Colonel Bluntz, a rogueConfederate officer who commands a group of ragtag war veterans deep in the Georgia woods that reads poetry and drinks a tea made of some sort of wild weed.  After a rousing demonstration of Fuchsia’s skill, Villard begins his search for Bluntz.  Fuchsia returns to her pillaged plantation, where her trustedBritish servant Nanny tells her they are nearly out of food. Fuchsia decides that she must find her husband Rhadd, who has joined Bluntz’s bedraggled troops.  She and Nanny stow away on a river boat helmed by Quint, a ne’er-do-well who knows where Bluntz is. Fortunately for the sake of the plot, Villard is also aboard the boat.  When Quint meets a tragic but comical end, Fuchsia, Nanny and Villard continue on upriver and find Bluntz.  Rhadd is indeed there, but Bluntz won’t let Rhadd leave until he completes his mytho-poetic manhood training.  Fuchsia bests Bluntz in a haiku slam...
Daily News (week 25) – Feb 8-12, 2021

Daily News (week 25) – Feb 8-12, 2021

COVID Update: Stay home for Family Day weekend Screenshot from map of COVID cases by Local Health Area, as of the week ending Sat Feb 6, 2021 - BC Centre for Disease Control Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID Update: Stay home for Family Day Weekend(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health Red Tailed Hawk Rescue Red-tailed hawk photo courtesy Bing Links of Interest Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society ( ph 250 337 2021)(Audubon) Red-tailed hawk(FOCI) Northern Pygmy Owl(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning bird feeders(Cortes Currents) articles about Cortes island’s birds(FOCI) Species at Risk(Cortes Currents) Species at risk Shoplifting in the City and Country Shoplifting (staged photo) - Roy L Hales photo Suggested Links:  (Cortes Currents) Shoplifting in the City and Country(RCMP) Campbell River RCMP Update February 8th, 2021(Cortes Currents) articles about shoplifting in Campbell River(Cortes Currents repost) More theft during COVID (Quadra & Cortes)(CNN Money) Thieves will cost you $423 at the mall this year(Cortes Currents) other articles mentioning the Campbell River RCMP(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Quadra Island RCMP detachment (which serves Cortes Island) Preparing for sea level rise on Cortes and Quadra Islands Quadra Island by Pierre Mariotta via Flickr (Public Domain) Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Preparing for sea level rise on Cortes and Quadra Islands(Cortes Currents) Sea level rise(Cortes Currents) Campbell River is planning for sea level rise Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Top photo credit: Newspaper textures...
Daily News (week 24) – Feb 1-5, 2021

Daily News (week 24) – Feb 1-5, 2021

COVID Update: Greater Campbell River & Vancouver Island Geographic distribution of COVID cases, in the week ending on Sat, Jan 30, 2021 – BC Centre for Disease Control Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID Update: Greater Campbell River & Vancouver Island(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health A couple of tiny homes outside Linnaea Farm Robert Carrington Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) A couple of tiny homes outside Linnaea Farm Strathcona Regional District Board undecided about legal action Links of Interest (SRD) written presentation from Matthew Voell, Director Anderson’s lawyer(SRD) Staff report on alleged insider influence(BClaws) Community Charter(BClaws) Local Government Act(Cortes Currents) articles about Noba Anderson vs the SRD(Campbell River Mirror) Cortes Island Area Director Sues Strathcona Regional District(Campbell River Mirror) Cortes Island director rejects allegations contained in regional district’s censure(SRD) SRD Board Passes Censure Motions(Campbell River Mirror) Strathcona Regional District won’t cover director’s court costs(Cortes Currents) No conflict of interest(Campbell River Mirror) Petitioners concede no conflict against Strathcona Regional District director Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) . CKTZ’s Podcasts Talk RadioOur DJ podcasts(Almost) Daily...
Daily News (week 24) – Feb 1-5, 2021

Daily News (week 23) – Jan 23-29, 2021

A Climate Action Plan for Cortes Island Roy L Hales photo Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) - A Climate Action Plan for Cortes Island(IPCC) Global Warming of 1.5 ºC(Cortes Currents) The next 18 months may be critical(BBC) Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months(Cortes Currents) articles about wood smoke(Cortes Currents) Electric is better – Even on a remote islandThe Climate Hope website(Cortes Curents) Karen Mahon Carrington talks about Climate Hope(Cortes Currents) articles about Climate Change(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Ashley Zarbatany(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Karen Mahon Carrington Campbell River: Marked increase in RCMP emergency calls this month Photo credit: Cst Maury Tyre – courtesy Campbell River RCMP Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Campbell River: Marked increase in RCMP emergency calls this month(Cortes Currents) articles about homelessness in Campbell River(Cortes Currents) articles about violence against women(Cortes Currents) articles about mental health(Cortes Currents) articles about drug overdoses(RCMP) Campbell River RCMP January 2021 update(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Campbell River RCMP(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Quadra Island RCMP Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island AGM Links of Interest: Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island website(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Children’s ForestPaul Stamets’ website: Fungi Perfecti(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning Paul Stamets(TED) How trees talk to each other(Cortes Currents) Cortes Island Family Support(Cortes Currents) articles about FOCIFriends of Cortes Island website(Cortes Currents) James Creek gravel project(Cortes Currents) articles about Cortes Island Streamkeepers (Cortes Currents) articles about Chum returns Whaletown Post Office update: fully functional The post office at its former location - De Clarke photo Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents)...
Daily News (week 24) – Feb 1-5, 2021

Daily News (week 22) Jan 16 – 22, 2021

Seeking a judicial review for aquaculture on unceded territory Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Seeking a judicial review for aquaculture on unceded territory(Cortes Currents from LJI) First Nation says judicial review challenges reconciliation and aboriginal rights(Campbell River Mirror) Salmon farm decision did not come out of the blue(Cortes Currents from LJI) MOWI and Cermaq seek an injunction in the Discovery Islands(SeaWestNews) BC salmon farmers seek judicial reviews over aquaculture ban(Cortes Currents) SRD protests DFO’s failure to consult(Cortes Currents) North Vancouver Island mayors support fish farms(Cortes Currents) An industry considers prospects for survival(Cortes Currents) Questioning the numbers – will 1,500 fish farm workers lose their jobs?(Cortes Currents) There will be a plan in place to address fisheries and job losses in the Discovery Islands(BC Salmon Farmers) Open letter to Minister Jordan: Your decision to close Discovery Island area salmon farms puts at risk 1,500 rural coastal jobs(Globe and Mail) Scientist at Department of Fisheries and Oceans says Ottawa is too beholden to fish farm industry(Cortes Currents) Closing down the Discovery Island salmon farms(DFO) Government of Canada moves to phase out salmon farming licences in Discovery Islands following consultations with First Nations  First Hearing of Anderson vs SRD SRD Boardroom - Roy L Hales photo Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) First hearing of Anderson vs SRD(Cortes Currents) articles about Noba Anderson vs SRD(Court filing) Application Response of SRD (Nov 16, 2020)(Court filing) SRD response to Anderson’s petition (Oct 21,2020)(Court filing) Director Anderson’s affidavit (Jul 13, 2020)(Court filing) Director Anderson’s petition to the court (Jul 13, 2020)(National Observer) report on this suit, reposted on Cortes Currents(Campbell River Mirror) Cortes Island Area Director...