Cortes Island

Canadian author Ruth Ozeki wins Russian literary award from heir of Leo Tolstoy

Canadian author wins prestigious Russian literary award from Leo Tolstoy's great-great grandson.

Tourism Group Decries Logging in Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound: VIDEO

BC Timber Sales issues logging contract for Maurelle Island, despite concerns of local tour guides that their input has been ignored.

Ancient Forests of Cortes Island #4: The Whaletown Commons

Artist and naturalist Oliver Kelhammer takes us into the proposed Whaletown Commons, where we discuss the potential use of 'Eminent Domain' in purchasing this land at fair value.

Ancient Forests of Cortes Island #3: The Delight Lake Watershed

Video: Biologist Sabina Leader Mense and woodworker Fred Savage take us into the Delight Lake Watershed, where we discuss the vital ecological services of the standing forest.

The Ancient Forests of Cortes Island #2: The Carrington Bay Children's Forest

Take a journey with some young Cortesians into the Children's Forest—a magical gateway to discussing land trusts, conservation covenants, and the need for a BC park acquisition fund.

The Ancient Forests of Cortes Island: The Basil Creek Watershed

First in a series exploring the threatened old growth forests of Cortes Island, BC.

Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island

Heartwood is a new documentary by Vancouver-based filmmaker Daniel J. Pierce about the growing forestry movement on Cortes Island.

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Cortes Island logging dispute moves to the market

As the dispute between Cortes Island residents and Island Timberlands escalates, activists are moving the debate to where it will hurt: the market.   Earlier this month, local residents'...

Chinese seek stake in BC forestry company as FIPA decision looms

If FIPA is ratified by the federal government, forest activists say, the trade agreement will protect Chinese investors, not local communities.