Cortes Island

Misty Isles, a schooner-rigged vessel from which historic cruises are being offered, in partnership with The Cortes Island Museum. Photo submitted.

Upcoming sails with Misty Isles exploring waters of Discovery Islands

Historic boat cruises being offered through partnership with Cortes Island Museum

 

BC Ferries is asking people not to line up for the first ferry sailing between Cortes and Quadra until after the last sailing of the day before. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

BC Ferries ask Cortes Islanders to avoid congestion leading to terminal

Whaletown terminal roadway congestion causing safety concerns

 

People gather at the Klahoose park to commemorate the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops residential school. Photo supplied by Kevin Peacey

Klahoose First Nation holds memorial gathering for 215 children

Chief hopes ‘something is actually done this time’

 

Chief Kevin Peacey was acclaimed to his position in this year’s election. The rest of the councillors will be elected in July. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.
Chief Kevin Peacey was acclaimed to his position in this year’s election. The rest of the councillors will be elected in July. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.
A game camera near the Klahoose reservation on Cortes Island caught this glimpse of a truck leaving the woodlot at around 2:30 on Sunday morning. Photo supplied by Klahoose First Nation

Klahoose First Nation cutblock vandalized on Cortes Island

Ribbons pulled down, gravel poured into gas tank at site

A game camera near the Klahoose reservation on Cortes Island caught this glimpse of a truck leaving the woodlot at around 2:30 on Sunday morning. Photo supplied by Klahoose First Nation
Nathan Zuk had left his mother’s residence in Whaletown on Cortes Island in mid-December 2020 in a 14’ skiff rowboat and headed to an unknown location near the Pryce Channel, Deer passage, or Toba Inlet. Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP need help finding man who set off from Cortes Island in 14-foot rowboat

Nathan Zuk left in December, may have been last seen in Toba Inlet approximately three weeks ago

Nathan Zuk had left his mother’s residence in Whaletown on Cortes Island in mid-December 2020 in a 14’ skiff rowboat and headed to an unknown location near the Pryce Channel, Deer passage, or Toba Inlet. Photo courtesy RCMP
A seaweed farm installation in Klahoose First Nations Territory by Cortes Island, which was identified by Zarbatany as an example of a holistic and environmentally friendly initiative. (Cascadia Seaweed photo)

Cortes Islanders draft climate adaptation plan

‘I think we should be leaders and set an example for others to follow’ — project volunteer

A seaweed farm installation in Klahoose First Nations Territory by Cortes Island, which was identified by Zarbatany as an example of a holistic and environmentally friendly initiative. (Cascadia Seaweed photo)
Telus representative Doug Anastos (top left) and SitePath Consulting Ltd.’s consultant Brian Gregg (top right) present to the SRD board, including CAO David Leitch (bottom left) and Cortes Island director Noba Anderson, on Jan. 13, 2021. Photo courtesy SRD/Youtube

Improved wireless connection for Quadra, Cortes pitched to SRD

Idea includes new towers at various locations on islands

Telus representative Doug Anastos (top left) and SitePath Consulting Ltd.’s consultant Brian Gregg (top right) present to the SRD board, including CAO David Leitch (bottom left) and Cortes Island director Noba Anderson, on Jan. 13, 2021. Photo courtesy SRD/Youtube
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.

Fit for a Queen: A Thumbnail History of Twin Islands

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  • Dec 29, 2020
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.
The Strathcona Regional District would like to hear from Cortes Islanders about a draft evacuation plan for the island. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

SRD holding focus groups for Cortes Island evacuation plan

Draft plan looks at unlikely, worst-case scenarios

The Strathcona Regional District would like to hear from Cortes Islanders about a draft evacuation plan for the island. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
The Klahoose First Nation village on Cortes Island is under lockdown until at least Dec. 7 due to a positive COVID-19 test. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.

Klahoose First Nation’s COVID-19 response working

Community testing comes back negative after week of lock down

The Klahoose First Nation village on Cortes Island is under lockdown until at least Dec. 7 due to a positive COVID-19 test. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.
The Klahoose First Nation village on Cortes Island is under lockdown until further notice due to a positive COVID-19 test. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.

Klahoose First Nation community locked down due to positive COVID-19 test

Cortes Island community has had one positive test, one other potential case

The Klahoose First Nation village on Cortes Island is under lockdown until further notice due to a positive COVID-19 test. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.
An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. Photo by Bill Weaver
An aerial view of Cortes Island’s Seniors Village. Photo by Bill Weaver

Cortes Island area director sues Strathcona Regional District

Director suing to quash censure motion, and recoup legal costs from 2019 suit

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread after SRD defers hearing

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

Cortes Regional Director brainstorms $25,000 SRD grant aid with non-profits

Over 20 project proposals will be discussed before recommendations are made to Strathcona Regional District

Quadra & Cortes Islands

Breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and outdoor adventure await

  • Apr 24, 2020

Body found on Cortes Island

RCMP “very confident” body that of missing Miles Meester

Body found on Cortes Island

RCMP “very confident” body that of Miles Meester

Search for missing Cortes Island man approaches two-week mark

RCMP remind Cortes Islanders to check properties and outbuilding for signs of unusual activity