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2018: Greg Osoba On Radio, Music & Life

2018: Greg Osoba On Radio, Music & Life

[From the Archives: Dec 4, 2018] He helped shape Cortes Radio almost since the beginning. as one of the station’s early Presidents, as a senior producer of our Deep Roots Initiative and most Fridays he hosts the Lunchtime Locomotion. In addition to this, he is a...

FOCI’S FORAGE FISH MONITORING PROJECT

FOCI’S FORAGE FISH MONITORING PROJECT

[Repost from February 11, 2022] At the January 20th Annual general meeting of the Friends of Cortes Island society, or FOCI, Arlene Tompkins gave a presentation on the Forage Fish Monitoring project. Forage fish, also called prey fish or bait fish, are small pelagic...

HOW REEL YOUTH FLOURISHED DURING THE PANDEMIC

HOW REEL YOUTH FLOURISHED DURING THE PANDEMIC

[From the Archives: Dec 20, 2021] Reel Youth had a year of in-person programming scheduled when the pandemic arrived, in March 2020. Everything had to be cancelled. “We quickly realized that we had to try something new, to innovate,” explained Mark Vonesch. Photo:...

The Still Spirits set their sights on Cortes Island

The Still Spirits set their sights on Cortes Island

The Still Spirits have been together for over ten years, based in Maple Ridge. Photo courtesy of The Still Spirits. The Still Spirits are making their way to Cortes Island next week. The six-piece yardcore band from Maple Ridge, BC, includes members Willie Navarro,...

Glacier-borne fossils in the Discovery Islands

Glacier-borne fossils in the Discovery Islands

Over the past 20 years, Christian Gronau has documented 149 fossiliferous rocks in our area. Fossil #144 was recently installed at the Cortes Island Museum, but the German-born and trained palaeontologist said, “Palaeontology became a question for me when I was...

REEL YOUTH: YOUTH AND SENIORS PROGRAMS

REEL YOUTH: YOUTH AND SENIORS PROGRAMS

[From the Archives: Dec 9, 2021] In the third instalment of Cortes Currents Reel Youth series, Mark Vonesh and Erica Køhn talk about Youth and Seniors programs. “Our youth and senior film programs, or youth and elder film programs, are probably about 30% – 40% of the...

HOW FOSSIL #144 CAME TO THE CORTES ISLAND MUSEUM

HOW FOSSIL #144 CAME TO THE CORTES ISLAND MUSEUM

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, Christian Gronau installed a 130 million year fossil on the Cortes Island Museum porch. This is the third rock from his collection on display, and fossil #144 of a series. “I believe this quest for fossils, the erratics that he’s been...

REEL YOUTH: RESPONDING TO SOCIAL ISSUES

REEL YOUTH: RESPONDING TO SOCIAL ISSUES

[From the Archives: Dec 16, 2021] In the fourth of a series about Reel Youth, Mark Vonesch explains how young filmmakers pick the issues that are shaping their future. “One of the things that I love about working with young people, especially when they’re talking...

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