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It was billed an an AGM like none other. Close to two hundred people attended at least one of the three events, a significant turnout on a rural island like Cortes. Some went to the thank-you party/potluck for volunteers on May 26, in Whaletown. The biggest crowd gathered in the Klahoose Multipurpose Building in Squirrel Cove, for the official launch of Deep Root’s second season. The grand finale was Cortes Radio’s 2018 AGM on June 3 at Manson’s Hall.
Monday June 4, 2018 - Though BC Wildfires is continuing to monitor the site, there is no longer an immediate threat and firefighters have been withdrawn from Strathcona Provincial Park. To the east there are still 21 people working within a 8 hectare burn site in the Discovery Islands. BC Wildfire spokesperson Donna MacPherson describes the fourth day mopping up the Read Island fire.
The fire in Strathcona Provincial Park is under control. A crew is mopping up on Read Island today. Both fires are believed to have originated from human activity. BC Wildfires asks the public to exercise more caution.
CKTZ fire update as of 9:30 AM, May 31, 2018 - There are currently two fires within our broadcast area. Yesterday a fire was reported 20 kilometres west of Campbell River in a heavily timbered part of Strathcona Provincial Park. It is less than a hectare in extent and being held. The status of a larger fire in the Discovery Islands has been downgraded. Though it is still spread across eight hectares, the Read Island fire is under control.
Earlier reports that Read Island’s wildfire was only 3 hectares were incorrect. More accurate mapping shows it actually spreads over 8 hectares. BC Wildfire spokesperson Jeanne Larsen says there is reason to hope the status will soon be downgraded but, technically speaking, after three days of intense fighting the Read Island fire is still out of control.
This is Roy Hales of Cortes Radio with a Read Island Fire update as of 3 PM, May 29, 2018. Though the smoke appears to have died down, Jeanne Larsen of BC Wildfire says the fire still covers about 3 hectares and the situation remains unchanged since our last report. Crews are currently building a containment line around the fire.
CKTZ News Report: Some of you may have noticed the smoke yesterday. Though there were initial concerns about the threats to buildings, no structures were lost. At this point, the Read Island fire is between two and three hectares in extent.
The Cortes Island Seafest was the place to be this past May long weekend. Hundreds of locals and visitors to the island – as well as a huge volunteer corps – turned out for the popular annual Victoria Day event, ensuring it was as successful as ever. Cortes Radio was there to capture the Sounds of Seafest as people enjoyed the food, music and wares ideally located at Gorge Harbour Marina.
Close to 5,000 people are believed to listen to CKTZ, but this is a projection. Our most accurate information comes from the 10,432 who visited the station’s website in the 16 months between January 20, 2017 and May 11, 2018. They provided most of the statistics for an estimate of Cortes Radio’s Audience.
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Wanna REALLY Get Away? See What The Future Holds? Think You’ve Heard Enough About The Donald? Come on Board For A Visit To Nuevo Malibu.
Join an intrepid trio of time travellers in the fantasy adventure “Nuevo Malibu” on Cortes Radio. Clell Landis, a world-weary drifter, starts the cascade of events when he decides to leave the U.S. for a new country formed by British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Tijuana, Mexico. Nuevo Malibu is founded after Donald Trump accidentally nukes Prince Edward Island.