Almost Daily News (Week 27) Feb 22-27, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 27) Feb 22-27, 2021

How the Sunflower food truck moved into the Gorge Harbour General store Selling 30 of these a day, plus a lot of other favourites - photo courtesy Carie Taylor Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) - (To be written up) How the Sunflower food truck moved into the Gorge Harbour General Store(Cortes Currents) Changes at the Toki Bap Cafe(Cortes Currents) Clark McKay and Carol Pierce: how COVID changed the meaning of take out(Cortes Currents) A truly awesome Cortes community Christmas dinner A branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency Links of Interest (Gov of Can) Government of Canada explores new approaches to regional economic development in Western Canada(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning MP Rachel Blaney(Cortes Currents) Phasing out one of Campbell River’s three pillars Changes at the Toki Bap Café  Summertime red cod taco, basil citrus salsa, & linnaea green – courtesy Sujon Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Changes at the Toki Bap Cafe(Cortes Currents) Clark McKay and Carol Pierce: how COVID changed the meaning of take out(Cortes Currents) A truly awesome Cortes community Christmas dinner(Campbell River Mirror repost) Fresh fruit & veggies: the Strathcona good food box program(Cortes Currents) Surge Narrows grocery delivery program(Cortes Currents) SRD delivered to 230 households(Cortes Currents) SRD delivered over $10,000 to community organizations(Campbell River Mirror repost) Kyuquot First Nation sends fish parcels from home 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: Newsroom of the Polish paper Gazeta Lubuska by Paweł Janczaruk via Wikipedia (CC BY SA, 3.0 License) ....
Almost Daily News  (week 26) Feb 15-19, 2021

Almost Daily News (week 26) Feb 15-19, 2021

One active COVID case in Greater Campbell River Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Carihi Secondary School in Campbell RiverIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health(Cortes Currents) Klahoose immunization program continuing to roll out(Cortes Currents) articles about the Klahoose outbreak(Cortes Currents) articles about the Klahoose Nation 1308 Trees: a report from Burnaby Peter McCartney of the Wilderness Committee – courtesy Peter McCartney Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Challenging Trans Mountains 2018 Injunction(Burnaby Now) Trans Mountain seeks to bypass Burnaby bylaws for tree removal – Jan 8, 2021(FB) 1308 Trees(Cortes Currents) articles about the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion(Cortes Currents) The Big Spill in Burnaby 2007(Trans Mountain) Overview of proposed construction in Burnaby(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Peter McCarney of the Wilderness Committee Clark McKay & Carol Pierce at the Floathouse Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Clark McKay and Carol Pierce: How COVID changed the meaning of take-out(Facebook) Gorge Harbour Marina ResortThe Gorge Harbour website(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning Gorge Harbour(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning Bill Dougan(Cortes Currents) articles about food(Cortes Currents) articles about Tourism(Cape Mudge Resort) Tsa Kwa Luten Lodge(Painters Lodge) April Point Marina Rainbow Ridge: All loans can now be repaid Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Rainbow Ridge projectThe Cortes Community Housing website(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Cortes Community Housing(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Rainbow Ridge project(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Cortes Island Senior’s Village Recent Bute Inlet slide one of many, local historian says Judith Williams collecting water, Raindrop Creek...
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)...