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CKTZ News Articles

Prefab plywood house innovations spawned on Cortes

Prefab plywood house innovations spawned on Cortes

January 8, 2024 Wit’s End, a local company on Cortes and Hornby Island, recently designed a “Puzzle House.” The company describes it as a “modern caravan” or “tiny home build,” and the design was made by a custom Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. “The bottom...

Solstice Coffeehouse changes venue due to renovation

Solstice Coffeehouse changes venue due to renovation

Solstice Coffeehouse, an event traditionally hosted at Hollyhock Retreat Centre during its off-season, will now be featured at Mansons Hall on Friday the 22nd. Hollyhock is currently under renovations. “Mansons Hall is actually a great venue. It’s got many good...

Cortes Island Museum organizes first ‘Vintage Christmas’

Cortes Island Museum organizes first ‘Vintage Christmas’

The Cortes Island Museum and Archives is hosting a new type of gathering this holiday season. As locals can have few places to connect during the winter months, the museum hopes to create more opportunities within its walls, including a “Vintage Christmas,” the first...

Ferry staff shortages cause concerns over safety

Ferry staff shortages cause concerns over safety

Cortes Island residents and BC Ferries staff are concerned about the number of ferry cancellations over the last months and how those shortages may impact safety. A recent BC Ferry annual report attributes a growing number of cancellations to staff shortages, which...

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