Daily News updates (5) – Sept 19 – 25

Daily News updates (5) – Sept 19 – 25

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.  . . . SRD seeking grant to help reduce wildfire risks in rural areas Associated articles on Cortes Currents SRD seeking grant to help reduce wildfire risk in rural areasAre You Prepared? – the role of citizens in creating communities resilient to wildfires and other hazards/emergenciesUpdating the Cortes Island Wildfire Protection PlanAll things Fire: the June 9th Cortes Virtual Community MeetingTiber Bay: Outside the Protected ZoneReferences to the Quadra Island Wildfire Protection PlanInterviews with or referring to Shaun Koopman Existing SRD Community Wildfire Protection Plans Area D CWPP (PDF – 3.48 MB)Campbell River CWPP (PDF – 2.99 MB)Cortes Island CWPP (PDF – 29.72 MB)Gold River CWPP (PDF – 7.82 MB)Quadra Island CWPP (PDF – 7.13 MB)Sayward CWPP (PDF – 37.88 MB)Tahsis CWPP (PDF – 44.48 MB)Zeballos CWPP (PDF – 3.66 MB) Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

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.  . . No new cases reported in at least a week Screenshot above shows known COVID cases still classified as “active” as of Sept 17, 2020 - taken from BC Centre for Disease control Links of Interest (article) No new cases for at least a week COVID articles on Cortes Currents COVID update for September 16, 2020 Daily news for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Links of interest (article) COVID update for September 16, 2020COVID articles on Cortes Currents COVID impacted Campbell River on three levels Daily news for Monday Sept 14, 2020 Links of interest (article) COVID impacted Campbell River on three levelsarticles on, or referring to, Campbell River on Cortes Currents COVID’s impact on local tourism Covid’s impact on local tourism - part of the Sept 12 broadcast Links of interest on Cortes Currents: (article) COVID’s impact on local tourism posts on or about Tourism posts on or about Cortes Natural Food Coopposts on or about Gorge Harbour Marinaposts on or about Hollyhock Cermaq Canada’s response to study of Global Warming impacts on salmon farming Cermaq’s response to a UBC study of Global Warming impacts - part of the Sep 12 broadcast Links of interest on Cortes Currents: (article) Cermaq Canada responds to about Climate Change threat to salmon farmsSalmon FarmsCermaq CanadaClimate Change COVID cases in North Vancouver Island COVID cases in North Vancouver island - part of the Sept 12 broadcast Links of interest (article) COVID in our...
Changes at Cortes Radio

Changes at Cortes Radio

There are a lot of changes at Cortes Radio this fall. Screenshot form Cortes Radio’s first Virtual variety Night DJs Four of Cortes Radio’s better known DJs are back. Greg Osaba is bringing  Lunchtime Locomotion and can now be heard Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM. It has been a long time coming, but George SIrk is bringing Nature Boy back as of October 7th. Some of you may remember “Girl Crush” from 2010. Jen Mi is back and her show now airs Wednesdays at 1 PM. Those of you who have been listening to CKTZ, from the beginning may remember Dorst Boswell. There are two new DJs. Darwin Olmstead has a Punk New Wave show. Phil Bell has a Vancouver musicians show Tuesdays ay 3:30. with people he knows. There are also a couple of new shows in the works.  Talk Shows As some of you may be aware, Listening In, Folk U and Cortes Currents have been partnered for some time - which is why they can also be found under the Radio tab at Cortes Currents.ca. In addition, Odette Auger, De Clarke, Francesca Gesualdi, Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Roy L Hales, Max Thaysen and Tara Warkentin are, or have been, part of the Cortes Currents team that has been producing programs for Local Journalism Initiative since February 1, 2020. You can see their contributions on Cortes Radio.ca (under Currents), Cortes Currents.ca (click on their names above) and the National LJI website, Canada-Info.ca. Three recent additions to the CKTZ’s Cortes Currents line-up: On August 24th Cortes Radio started producing short Daily News clips (aired daily, but added as needed) As of Saturday, September 12th, Manda is producing a series of two hour...
Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

Daily News updates (3) – Sep 5 to 11, 2020

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.  .. . COVID cases in North Vancouver Island, as of Sept 10th Friday , Sept 11, 2020 - COVID cases in North Vancouver Island Links of interest Written report on the Cortes Currents website12 cases YTD in the Greater Campbell River, as of July 31, 2020 Increasing James Creek’s salmon spawning potential Wed Sept 9, 2020 - Increasing James Creek’s salmon spawning potential Links of interest Cortes Island StreamkeepersSalmon spawning groundsFOCISean Wong & the Basil Creek culvert restoration COVID in our area Monday, Sept 7, 2020 - COVID in our area Links of interest COVID in our areaarticles about the COVID pandemic on Cortes Currents Explore Next Door Sat, September 5, 2020 - Explore Next Door Associated links on Cortes Currents Explore Next Door (written article & 17 minute YouTube video) TourismCampbell RiverCortes IslandQuadra Island Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

Daily News Updates (2) – Aug 29 – Sep 4, 2020

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.  . Daily updates - Wed, Sep 2, 2020 Whaletown’s Black Bear Links of interest Sep 2, 2020 – Max Thaysen/Cortes Currents - Whaletown’s Black BearAug 26, 2020 - Sabina Leader Mense/ Tideline - UPDATE on Black Bear Activity in the Whaletown AreaAug 23, 2020 - Sabina Leader Mense/ Tideline - Black Bear Activity in WhaletownJuly 18, 2020 - Manda Aufochs Gillespie/Cortes Currents - Coexisting with Bears on Cortes IslandMay 10, 2020 - Sabina Leader Mense/ Tideline - Guess What Folks… Cortes Island IS Black Bear CountryOctober 2016 - Roy L Hales/ The ECOreport (now Cortes Currents) - Where are Germany’s Bears, Wolves and Eagles? Daily Updates - Wed Sep 2, 2020 Shaena Lambert launches Petra at Marnie’s Books Manda Aufoch Gillespie’s visit to Marnie’s Books (and interview with Shaena Lambert) on Folk U FridayRochelle Baker’s article about Marnie’s bookstore – “Small Book store with Big Draw on Cortes Island”Shaena Lambert’s website Daily News updates (2) - Tuesday Sept 1, 2020 Back To School for Cortes Island Students Suggested Links on Cortes Currents Cortes Island SchoolPrincipal Brent WilkenSchool District 72 Monday, Aug 31, 2020 Suggested Links on Cortes Currents: Articles about SRD DeliversArticles about Read IslandArticles about the Surge Narrows Community Association Daily News updates (2) - Saturday Aug 29, 2020 UBC Study suggests Industry would benefit from complete closure of some fisheries Suggested links on Cortes Currents:  Study Suggests closing fisheries for long term economic gainInterview with the late Joe Jordan about four decades of gillnetting...