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This Sunday: The Cortes Half Marathon

This Sunday: The Cortes Half Marathon

The Cortes Half Marathon starts at Smelt Bay this Sunday, September 19th, at 8:30 AM. The idea grew out of the runs that Peter Wrinch, CEO of Hollyhock, made during the pandemic. A friend suggested they organize a marathon. The Cortes Market and Cortes Natural Food...

Wildfires: BC no longer in state of emergency

Wildfires: BC no longer in state of emergency

British Columbia ended the provincial state of emergency in response to wildfires at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The province has returned to a standard emergency response, but a government press release cautioned that “the wildfire season is not over [and] it is...

Wildfire update from Coastal Fire Centre

Wildfire update from Coastal Fire Centre

Although the campfire ban was lifted on Sept. 3 for most of the BC Coastal Fire Centre region, which Cortes Island belongs to, it’s important to continue using extreme caution, said the fire centre’s staff. Matt Bell, Wildfire information Officer with BC Wildfire...

City of Powell River may be renamed

City of Powell River may be renamed

Powell River City Council is discussing changing the city’s name, following an official request from the new administration of the Tla’amin First Nation. CKTZ News spoke with Powell River City Coun. Cindy Elliott who will be involved in the project. She has...

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