Daily News updates (10) – Oct 24th-30th, 2020

Daily News updates (10) – Oct 24th-30th, 2020

Cortes Natural Food Co-op’s best year ever - for sales Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) The Cortes Natural Food Co-ops best year ever in terms of sales(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Cortes Natural Food Co-op(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Gorge Marina and General Store(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Squirrel Cove General Store(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Cortes MarketCortes Natural Food Co-op websiteGorge Harbour websiteSquirrel Cove Trading Co. websiteCortes Market website Provincial order limiting gatherings in homes Links of interest: (Cortes Currents)- Limiting gatherings in homes to immediate family and six others (BC Government News) - Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates (4:30 PM, Oct 26, 2020) (Cortes Currents) - articles using data from the BC Centre for Disease Control Election 2020: Green Party Numbers on Vancouver Island Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Election 2020: Green Party numbers on Vancouver Island(Elections BC) 2020 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results by Candidate(Elections BC) 2020 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results by Party The SRD’s ‘Response to Petition’ Links of interest (Cortes Currents) - Court filing: The SRD’s “Response to Petition’(Court filing – the SRD’s Oct 21st, 2020) Response to Petition(Court filing – Director Anderson’s July 13, 2020) Petition to the Court(Cortes Currents) Regional Director Anderson is suing the SRD(Cortes Currents, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2019) SRD Censures Director Anderson(SRD post on the Tideline, Oct 30, 2019) – SRD Board Passes Censure Motions(Cortes Currents, June 11, 2019) – No Conflict of Interest(Campbell River Mirror, June 10, 2019) – Petitioners concede no conflict against Strathcona Regional District director Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over...
From The Muses Garden-1

From The Muses Garden-1

From The  Muse’s Garden with Dancing Wolf: Mondays 5 - 6 PM; Repeats Thu 12 - 1 PM (SCROLL DOWN FOR PODCASTS) Long have I had a Dream of combining Poetry and Music into a radio show and now sure seems like the time. Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 6:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 1 hour of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. OCTOBER, 2020 Episode #144, Oct. 26, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #143, Oct 19, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #142, Thanksgiving, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #141, Oct 5, 2020 SEPTEMBER 2020 Episode #140, Sept 28, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #139, Sept 21, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #138, Sept 14, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #137, Sept 7, From The Muse’s Garden AUGUST 2020 Episode #136, Aug 31, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 135, August 24, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #134, Aug 17, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #133, Aug 10, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #132, Aug 3, From The Muse’s Garden JULY 2020 Episode #131, July 27, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #130, July 20, From The Muse’s Garden Episode 129, July 13, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #128, July 6, From The Muse’s Garden JUNE 2020 Episode #127, June 29, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #126, June 22 2020 From The Muse’s Garden Episode #125, June 15, 2020, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #124, June 8, 2020 From The Muse’s Garden Episode #123, June 1, 2020 From The Muse’s Garden May 2020 Episode #122, May...
Conversation with Cortes Community Forest Cooperative

Conversation with Cortes Community Forest Cooperative

This week, Cortes Currents presents a conversation with the Manager of the Cortes Community Forest, Mark Lombard, and President of the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative, Carrie Saxifrage.  The Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) is the non-aboriginal equal partner with the Klahoose First Nation in the Cortes Forest General Partnership (CFGP). Logs in a Squirrel Cove cutblock - Roy L Hales photo Cortes Currents: Max Thaysen interviews Mark Lombard and Carrie Saxifrage from the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative Mark is a sixth generation woodlot manager… Nature, climate change & adaptation We sought to explore the ways in which the CFGP is balancing conservation of nature, climate change mitigation and adaptation, social benefit and reconciliation through ecosystem-based forestry. So what is at the heart of their conservation strategy? The community forest is 3800 hectares (ha). 31% of that is ‘netted out’ or excluded from the area that could be cut for a variety of reasons: visual quality objectives, riparian areas, old-growth.  That leaves 2700 ha for the Timber Harvesting Land-base (THLB), the area the community forest works on and cuts trees from.  The Community Forest cut-rate has averaged around 10 ha per year, or .3% of the THLB (0.0026% of the Community Forest). By our math, this means that the THLB will all be cut in 330 years with 330-year-old trees ready to be cut back where the Community Forest started. Ageing the forest Ageing the forest one of the primary methods for preserving forest ecosystem functions.  Older forests  sequester more carbon, restore soil nutrients and provide habitat for some of our threatened and endangered species. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (MOFLNRORD) has aerial-photography based maps that...
Eclectic Selection

Eclectic Selection

The Eclectic Collection reflects my love of music, in itís many forms. The rock and roll and blues and folk songs of my youth, jazz, classical and Celtic of later years, all make an appearance during the show. Not the top 40 hits, unless there is no option, but the live versions, the covers by other artists, the hidden gems deep in the albums that never got airplay Robert Plant (left) and Jimmy Page (right) of Led Zeppelin, in concert in Chicago, Illinois in 1977 - posted by Jim Summaria via Wikipedia (CC BY SA, 3.0 License) Oct 24, 2020 Oct 17, 2020 October 10, 2020 October 3, 2020 September 26, 2020 September 19, 2020 September 12. 2020 September 4, 2020 August 29, 2020 August 15, 2020 Saturday, August 1, 2020 Saturday July 25, 2020 Saturday, July 18, 2020 Saturday, July 11, 2020 Saturday, July 4, 2020 Saturday, June 27, 2020 Saturday, June 20, 2020 Saturday, June 13, 3030 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Saturday , May 30, 2020 Saturday, May 23, 2020 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Saturday May 9, 2020 Saturday May 2, 2020 Saturday, April 25, 2020 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 Tues, Mar 17, 2020 Tues Mar 10, 2020 Tues Feb 25, 2020 Tues Feb 18, 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Podcasts Feb 4, 2020 Jan 20, 2020 JUly 23, 2019 July 2, 2019 June 18, 2019 June 11, 2019 June 4, 2019 - Eclectic Selection May 28, 2019 - Eclectic Selection Jan 15, 2019 - Eclectic Selection My Passion The magic of...
End of the Road Show

End of the Road Show

Hello listeners, my is Gregg aka Hiway Hippy. I came to Cortes Radio with my End of the Road Show the first week of June 2018. Funny thing is the station was the first building I entered upon my arrival to the island back in May. Drawn in by the hometown ambiance and the endless volumes of music I was instantly caught hook, line and sinker.   I didn’t know exactly how I would find a space to fill but I knew in my heart that I could add my own twist into ‘Puttin the Freak into Frequency’. Fortunately I was able to meet Howie while moving a local fellow and we set the wheels in motion for a chance at becoming a D.J. 3 day’s later we had an impromptu training session and as they say, the rest is history and I’ve been spinning the tunes Friday afternoons starting at 3pm through till 7pm. 70s Flashback Show - Oct 23, 2020 Covid Request West Coast Highlight Show - Oct 16, 2020 All Hippy Live - Oct 9, 2020 Ben Tofflemire R.I.P Tribute - Oct 2, 2020 Moytel Rescue Request Special - Sep 25, 2020 Flashbacks and Rock n Roll - Sep 18, 2020 Bear’s Picinic at Gorge Harbour - Sep 11, 2020 More Requests, Flashback and RocknRoll - Sep 4, 2020 Paul Penn’s Denman Festival - Aug 21, 2020 Denman Island./Worldbeat - Aug 14, 2020 All Request World Beat - Aug 7, 2020 Denman Island Request Replay - July 31, 2020 Denman Island Show - July 24, 2020 Cortes Island Tour - July 17, 2020 Harry Manx Festival Special...
Daily News updates (10) – Oct 24th-30th, 2020

Daily News updates (9) – Oct 17th-23rd, 2020

Election 2020: Raising Bc’s self sufficiency Links of interest (Cortes Currents) articles and podcasts on the 2020 election.Conservative Party of BC websiteJohn Twigg - MLA Candidate Election 2020: the Wet’suwet’en conflict RCMP arriving at Unist’ot’en camp on Feb 12, 2020 - Courtesy Max Thaysen Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Max Thaysen’s legal observation of the RCMP raid on the Unist’ot’en camp(Cortes Currents) pro Wet’suwet’en protests in Campbell River(Cortes Currents) pro Wet’suwet’en protests on Cortes Island Election 2020: This could become the longest election ‘day’ in recent history Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Election 2020: Possibly the longest election ‘day’ in BC history (includes summary of recent Angus Reid poll and Oct 20 projection from Canada338.) (Elections BC) Key election dates(Cortes Currents) Election 2020: articles and podcasts Party leaders in Campbell River Oct 17/18 Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) BC NDP(Cortes Currents) BC Liberal party(Cortes Currents) BC Green Party BC Liberal YouTube channelBCNewDemocrats YouTube channelBC Greens YouTube channelBC NDP websiteBC Liberals websiteBC Greens websiteConservative party of BC website(Cortes Currents) articles about forests (Cortes Currents) articles about salmon farms Rainbow Ridge Rezoning Meeting Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Rainbow Ridge Rezoning HearingCortes Community Housing websiteCortes Community Housing Facebook page(Cortes Currents) Finding Home: Options and challenges(Cortes Currents) Other articles about Rainbow Ridge(Cortes Currents) articles about Cortes Community Housing(Cortes Currents) articles about the Cortes Island Senior’s Society(Cortes Currents) articles about Cortes Island Senior’s village(BC Government) 2008 backgrounder as construction starts on Cortes Island Senior’s Village(Cortes Currents) articles about the Cortes Island Senior’s Society Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio...
Pranayama Pachamama

Pranayama Pachamama

Pranayama Pachamama with DJ Liquid Crystal, Sundays Sun: 11:30 AM -1 PM; Repeats: Wed: 10 -11:30 AM  It’s not about achieving perfection or even being more spiritual. It’s about a journey to self discovery. To Rise to the call with commitment, clarity and conscious choice. Pranayama Pachamama was formed with the desire to share my teachings in a relaxed manner to reach as many hearts for the journeys yet to come. Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Oct 18th, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Oct 4, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Sept 27, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Sep 6, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday May 24, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, May 17, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, April 19, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, April 5, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, March 28, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday Feb 23, 3030 Summer/Fall 2019 Oct 13 - Pranayama Pachamama Aug 18 - Pranayama Pachamama March 2019 March 10 - Pranayama Pachamama March 3, 2019 - Pranayama Pachamama February 2019 Feb 24, 2019 Program - Pranayama Pachamama Feb 10, 2019, Program - Pranayama Pachamama Feb 3 , 2019 program - Pranayama Pachamama January 2019 Jan 13, 2019 - Pranayama Pachamama December 2018 Dec 31, 2019 Program - Pranayama Pachamama Dec 23 , 2019, Program - Pranayama Pachamama The balance of body, mind, and soul are always at play. As a long time Yogini, I have explored the safe haven of a spiritual practice. A place of integration, to settle into the simplicity and the complexity of living in this body and in this world....
Beach Clean-up: Jonas Fineman’s story

Beach Clean-up: Jonas Fineman’s story

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  “If we can go out and clean up – helping another set of communities like the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais and Gitga’at – we can certainly start cleaning up our community. That’s what I’d really like to see coming out of this,” said Jonas Fineman.  He was one of nine eco-tour captains who had just returned from a beach clean up along BC’s central coast.  Jonas Fineman and his daughter MIla at home on board the Misty Isles - by Louis Bockner Cortes Currents: Roy L Hales interviews Jonas Fineman about the small ship operator’s beach clean-up this summer The Misty Isles Jonas was hired to serve as captain of the 70’ foot ketch “Island Odyssey”, but his name is associated with another vessel here on Cortes Island. He and his wife, Amy Bockner purchased the “Misty Isles” last year, but he was captain of another vessel most of that summer. They decided to officially launch their new venture in the Spring of 2020.  No one anticipated COVID 19.  “ We were able to function for two and a half months for what is normally a four and a half month season. … We had some really beautiful times out on the water, with BC residents,” says Fineman. Aerial shot of the Island Odyssey off Munro Island, Central Coast BC - by Jonas Fineman Small Ship Tourism Operators Association The “Misty Isles” wasn’t the only boat affected by COVID.   Randy Burke, Fineman’s employer for close to nine years, is in a select association of eco-captains that take visitors to remote destinations between Northern Vancouver Island...
Archaeology 102: Peoples of BC

Archaeology 102: Peoples of BC

In Archaeology 102: The Science of Once and Future Things BC edition professor and neighbour Dr. Brian Hayden, archaeologist, takes us through thousands of years of human history and what it can tell us about the peoples of BC.  Quiggly hole, or Si7xten, in Lillooet, 1996 by Skookum1 @ en.wikipedia (Public domain) Folk U Radio: Manda Aufochs Gillespie interviews Dr Brian Hayden about Archaeology 102 Archaeology, like all sciences, has those aspects of it which are certain, probable, and speculative Dr. Hayden tells us. Because archeology as a science has only been around for 150 years there are not a lot of certain things, such as that the first stone tools showed up 2 to 3 million years ago, that the first people came to North America 15 to 20,0000 years ago, and that both cultural and biological evolution of humans has occurred.  First people in BC These things are known. Recent findings in BC, such as the 14,000 year old artifacts at Triquet Island, now compose the oldest artifacts found in North America. The artifacts were found just 500 km northwest of Victoria and included tools for lighting fires, fish hooks, and spears. They seem to confirm what many archeologists have speculated: that humans first came into North America along the coast of BC 20,000 to 15,000 years ago. Geologically at this time, the ice-sheets were parting. These ice-sheets covered the area and were covered by 1 kilometre-deep ice. This ice melted about 10,000 years ago in this area. It is probable that these first peoples were simple hunter gatherers that lived with no competition, where little or nothing was owned,...
Daily News updates (10) – Oct 24th-30th, 2020

Daily News updates (8) – Oct 11th-17th, 2020

Only two new cases in North Vancouver Island Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Only two new cases of COVID reported in North Vancouver Island last week(Cortes Currents) articles using BC Centre for Disease Control data Campbell River homeless camp to be served notice Photo taken from RCMP report about homeless man set on fire September 22nd, 2020 Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Homeless encampment at Quinsam Rd to be served notice(Cortes Currents) articles about homelessness in Campbell River(RCMP Report) RCMP assist Campbell River Fire with homeless camp fire(RCMP report) RCMP investigate after young man was set on fire in Campbell River(Cortes Currents) articles about homelessness in Vancouver(Cortes Currents) articles about homelessness in Victoria (Cortes Currents) Election 2020: What can the Government do about tent cities Election 2020: BC’s economic challenge Linbks of interest: (Cortes Currents) Election 2020: BC’s economic Challenge(Cortes Currents) Articles about BC’s provincial debt(Cortes Currents) Articles citing BC unemployment stats(Cortes Currents) Articles about or mentioning Michele Babchuk(Cortes Currents) Articles about or mentioning Norm Facey(Cortes Currents) Articles about, or mentioning, Alexandra MortonBC Green party websiteBC Liberal party websiteBC NDP website Discovery Island items at the SRD Board Meeting Illustration from Medizinal-Pflantzen by Franz Eugen Köhler(1887) via Wikipedia (in Public Domain) Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Articles mentioning cannabis on Cortes Island (Cortes Currents) Articles mentioning cannabis on Quadra Island(Cortes Currents) proposed BC Ferries berth on Quadra(Cortes Currents) proposed new firehall on Quadra (Cortes Currents) Lot 302 on Read Island(Cortes Currents) Articles about the Old Surge Narrows store(Cortes Currents) Articles about fires on Quadra Island(Cortes Currents) Articles about the North Quadra burning survey(Cortes Currents) Articles about a Regional Director’s mandate and...