Tag Archives | Cortes Island

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The Last Thing – by Briony Penn, Book Launch

We are pleased to announce that Briony Penn, guest speaker featured May 10th, 2016 by the Cortes Museum,  won the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize at the 2016 BC Book Prizes and was also shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize. The evening with Briony Penn was held on Tuesday, May 10, 7 pm in Mansons Hall. Briony […]

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The Northwestern Toad – by Christian Gronau

(All photographs are author’s, unless indicated otherwise.) Once known as Bufo borealis, then corrected to Bufo boreas, now changed to Anaxyrus boreas, it’s still the same, one and only, (North) Western Toad to be encountered in our area (including Vancouver Island). Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Amphibia Order: Anura Family: Bufonidae Genus: Anaxyrus Species: A. […]

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CIMAS AGM Draws a Crowd!

Manson’s Hall on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, was the place to be to find out all about numerous accomplishments in 2015 and exciting things coming up this year at the Cortes Museum & Archives.  The interesting speaker this year with A Thing About Islands was Alison Watt, a biologist researcher, artist and author who used a […]

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Casual Evening of Story Telling

A casual evening of story telling in Gorge Hall gathered a small crowd of Jeanette Taylor and Annette Yourk’s fans – and this despite strong winds and inclement weather! Friday, February 18, 2016. Guests were invited to share stories of their own while enjoying tea and coffee with savouries, fruit and sweets served by Cortes Museum […]

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“Nothing Ever Happens in February” – by George Sirk

“Nothing ever happens in  February”…bird-wise…a quote from Michael Shepard, my ancient birding friend. He says this because every migrant, whether latitudinally or altitudinally,  has stopped moving – for the most part. Winter has set in and the birds that wanted to get away to lower elevations or southern climes have done so. The ones that […]

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Flea Village or …? – by Judith Williams

The curious name of this Sliammon /Klahoose territory village site comes from a story in “The Journals of Archibald Menzies,” surgeon/botanist aboard Capt. George Vancouver’s Discovery during its exploration of the West Coast of British Columbia. In June 1792, the Discovery and its companion ship the Chatham entered the area Vancouver was to call Desolation […]

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Ninety Nine years ago … – by Mike Manson

It was some time before midnight with the moon high in the sky when a canoe slowly came out of the shadows of the North Twin. Now cast in bright light it made its way south across the bay, straight towards the sloop. A shotgun lay on the bottom of the canoe, already loaded and […]

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