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. On the Road Episode 35 - Medicine Farm Special Episode 34 - ETRS from Kennedy Lake Episode 33 - ETRS from Heriot Bay Episode 32 - ETRS from Fanny Bay Episode 31 - End of the Road Show Episode 30 End of the Road Show Episode 28 - End of the Road Show Episode 27 - End of the Road Show Episode 23 - End of the Road Show Episode 22 - End of the Road Show Episode 21 - End of the Road Show Episode 20 - End of the Road Show Episode 18 - End of the Road Show Episode 17 - End of the Road Show Older Podcasts Episode 16 - End...
Alexander and Jane Dudley

Alexander and Jane Dudley

Originally published on Cortes Currents Coming to Cortes Island was Jane Dudley’s idea. She had woofed at Blue Jay Farm before and talked about the experience ever since. To her zoologist husband, Alexander, this was a challenge. His special passion is weird and wonderful creatures. Alexander simply has to have his “lizard fix” every day. Canada isn’t especially famous for its reptiles, yet he could see how important this was to Jane. For the first week after their arrival, he didn’t know what to do. Then he saw an alligator lizard. (He didn’t know there were any in Canada!) Since then the couple made an important observation about the lives of red legged frogs. (They will leave the photographs and GPS locations with FOCI.) The Dudleys have been blown away by the beauty of our forest – and are embraced by Cortesians everywhere they go. For good reason, Alexander & Jane Dudley introduce us to a whole new world of ecological wisdom through songs,  deep ecological knowledge, quirky poetry &  stunning photography of the Australian bush Telling People About Wildlife “I was five when I started telling people about wildlife and I haven’t really stopped. When I left school, I worked in various clerical positions that definitely were not where my passion lies. I ended up moving down to Tasmania and was employed as a technical officer with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. I was involved in rafting down the glorious Franklin River collecting invertebrates and working on archaeological digs. From that, I ended up working as a Discovery Ranger, which is basically interpreting the natural and cultural heritage of the national parks.” – Alexander Dudley...
Magic Windy Wolves

Magic Windy Wolves

Episode 5 brings us the songs “Best of Friends” and “Bee Bop a Doo!” from the Magic Windy Wolves.  “Best of Friends” is an exciting tale about a band of animal friends that encounter a poacher.  Will they escape…?!  “Bee Bop a Doo!” is a funky freestyle recording that also tells an engaging story.  See if you can decipher the hidden messages as you listen! Episode 5 - Magic Windy Wolves Coming to you from the unceded, ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin peoples, this is Spark Point Music Radio!  We are working in partnership with CKTZ Cortes radio, Youth Voices!, and The Community Radio Fund of Canada - Radiometres program to bring you original music created by youth from Cortes Island. At Spark Point Music we believe that when we create, we explore what it is to be whole and discover more of who we truly are. In our programs we seek to spark the imagination, and a sense of what is possible, for youth on the remote island of Cortes when their voices are heard and valued. We give youth ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to create art and music in an encouraging environment, seeking to minimize judgment and increase acceptance of themselves and others. Our studio is graciously hosted at Linnaea Farm, where we provide inclusive space, instruments, recording  gear, and guidance for youth to compose, record, and perform original music.    Any music you hear during these broadcasts was either composed and performed entirely by youth, or with the guidance and support of musical mentors.  We will be airing 1 episode per...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week Podcast Madredeus, a Portuguese band that recorded their first album in 1987. In 1994 they were discovered by Wim Wenders, and were responsible for the soundtrack of his movie “Lisbon Story”. This soundtrack gave the band international fame. Madredeus consequently toured Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Episode 124 - Vinho do Porto Susana’s Performances at the CKTZ LipSync August 2019 Susana performing “It’s Oh So Quiet” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 Susana performing “Give Me A Band And A Bandana” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 Susana Vijaya was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. In 2008 she moved to Brazil and in 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there. She has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that opened her taste to a lot of different genres. Coming to Cortes island, she made her debut in the 2015 Lip Sync and has been one of the regular performers since then, participating as well at the newest CKTZ Cabaret. With these performances she realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. Susana and Lyle at the CKTZ Lip Sync on Quadra Island, August 2017 Vinho do Porto Show So she...
CLICK HERE for Podcasts From The Muse’s Garden, Summer 2019

CLICK HERE for Podcasts From The Muse’s Garden, Summer 2019

Frodo’s Light FALLING INTO AUTUMN From The  Muse’s Garden with Dancing Wolf: Mondays 5 - 6 PM; Repeats Thu 12 - 1 PM 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. SEPTEMBER 2019 Episode #86 Sept 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #84 Sept 2, From the Muse’s Garden AUGUST 2019 Episode #83 Aug 26, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #82 Aug 19, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #81 Aug 12, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #80 Aug 5, From The Muse’s Garden JULY, 2019 Episode #79 July 29, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #78 July 22, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 77 July 15, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #76, July 8, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #75, July 1, From The Muse’s Garden June 2019 Episode #74, June 24, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #73, June 17, From The Muse’s Garden Episode 72, June 10, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 71, June 3, From The Muse’s Garden May 2019 Episode # 70 May 27, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 69 May 20, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 68 - From the Muse’s Garden Episode #67 - From The Muse’s Garden April 2019 Episode 66 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 65 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 64 - From The Muses Garden Episode 63 -...
Rachel Blaney, NDP Candidate For Powell River – North Island

Rachel Blaney, NDP Candidate For Powell River – North Island

A dedicated YouTube channel testifies to some of the questions she raised during Question Period in the House of Commons. Prior to becoming our member of parliament in 2015, Rachel was the Executive Director of Campbell River’s Immigrant Welcome Centre. Her husband, Derek Blaney, is a former Chief and council member of the Homalco First Nation. In the second of my interviews with the candidates, I skyped with  Rachel Blaney, NDP candidate for Powell River - North Island. What Is The Most Important Issue?  “In this riding, I’ve heard two things: … First: addressing climate change; looking at a future that is not so scary and wanting to see some real action. The second thing that I’ve heard from people is about housing. It is across the board, from some of our smallest communities to the bigger communities that I represent. People are looking for a place to live. They are looking for places to rent; they are looking for homes to purchase. It seems that housing is becoming less and less affordable and so either renting or buying is becoming more of a challenge.” From NDP Candidate Rachel Blaney’s YouTube Channel Emissions: Canada vs Europe In 2017, European emissions were 23.5% below 1990 levels – European Environment Agency Canada’s emissions have substantially risen during this same period – Chart adapted from Environment Canada by Roy L Hales Climate Change Q/ At a time when most of Europe’s emissions are more than 20% below 1990 levels, Canada’s emissions are still 20% above that benchmark. Do you care to comment on this? ” … Canada is falling farther and farther behind in these areas. You know, when I am in the...
The Green Candidate

The Green Candidate

Originally Published on Cortes Currents.ca In the first of my interviews with the candidates, I visited the home of Mark de Bruijn. Cortes Islanders may remember him as a former principal of our elementary school; He has also worked as a science teacher, college lecturer and former biologist for Canada’s Department of Fisheries. Now Mark de Bruijn is the Green Party of Canada’s candidate for Powell River-North Island. The day I arrived, 338 Canada’s projections showed a Green surge across Vancouver Island. They were leading in the race for four ridings. While Powell River – North Island was not among them, the Greens were in easy striking distance. Based on data from 338Canada – Roy L Hales Why Should We Vote For The Green Party? “We meet all kinds of folks and very often we hear comments that people are so disenchanted … or even really fed up, with the old way that parties operate. An endless string of promises come election time, and breaking of those [promises afterward] … The angling for votes; manipulating what they stand for [as candidates] to try and maximize the number of people that they can draw. The Greens do not do that. “Elizabeth May, our leader … has quite a track record. People have seen her in action enough, especially recently, and she consistently talks about the same set of six guiding values. They do not deviate. They do change or nuance in order to appeal to this little segment of the population, or this riding or something …” Coffee Party with the candidate, Merville, B.C. – July 9. 2019 – courtesy Mark de Bruijn The...
Green Surge on Vancouver Island

Green Surge on Vancouver Island

Using data from the 338Canada projection for Aug 25, 2019 – Roy L Hales The article/podcast is a personal opinion which is not necessarily shared by the Cortes Radio Society, its board, staff, volunteers or membership. Originally published on Cortes Currents P.J. Fournier is a political analyst for CTV Montreal and CJAD 800, as well a contubutor to Maclean’s and L’actualité magazines. After a “certain degree of success” predicting the outcomes of the 2018 provincial elections in Ontario and Quebec, he turned his attention to the national scene. On his website, 338Canada, Fournier gives weekly projections for each of Canada’s 338 ridings. His most recent projection show a Green surge on Vancouver Island. Greens Lead on Vancouver Island They appear to be leading in four of the island’s seven ridings, and are closely trailing in the other three. Much could change over the course of the next two months. While the Greens also polled well in 2015, most Canadians finally chose the candidates they thought had the best chance of beating Stephen Harper. However, in this remote corner of British Columbia – the Greens are currently the party to beat. Fournier’s projections suggests the Greens are way in front with a 32.8% support, The second-place NDP have only 24.2%. Canada’s two largest political parties – the Liberals and Conservatives – are battling it out for third. These statistics are almost the total opposite of Fournier’s current national election projections, which suggest the Conservatives could form the next government: PC (34.4%), Liberal (32.7%), NDP (14.6%) and Greens (10.4%). Using data from the 338Canada projection for Aug 25, 2019 – Roy L Hales A similar picture emerges across British Columbia, where the...
Barefoot Raid Around Cortes Island

Barefoot Raid Around Cortes Island

Originally Published on Cortes Currents The SMURFETTE reached Squirrel Cove about 1 PM on Wednesday, August 21. According to a  crew member, it is one of the catamarans battling it out for the lead. The last of the small boats arrived over the course of the next three hours. They are mid-way in the 2019 Barefoot Raid around Cortes Island. Origins of The 2019 Barefoot Raid On their website, the event organizers state they were inspired by “Norseman in their longboats; soggy, determined Haida in their war canoes; and sun-baked Island-hopping Polynesians … As long as people have been taking boats out on the water, groups of boaters have been plying oar and sail, for adventure, exploration, and to visit mayhem on their neighbouring communities.” A group of small boat enthusiasts from Gabriola Island started holding “raids” in 2005. These early events inspired the better known Race to Alaska (R2AK) The 2019 Barefoot Raid is a 102 nautical mile event that started at Heriot Bay, Quadra Island on Aug 18. Participants stopped overnight at Carrington Bay, Penn Island, Squirrel Cove, Cortes Bay, Mansons Landing and Shark Spit. They finally return to Open Bay, Quadra Island, on Aug 25th. 2019 Round Marine Island Race This is the third race in our waters since August 13. Heather and Dan Drugge’s 16-foot-long wooden dingy MIRROR MIRROR participated in every event.  “We set out from Heriot Bay on the Tuesday before [the Barefoot Raid] so that we could participate in two other races. One is called the Round Marina Island Race. The other is called the August Full Moon Regatta,” said Heather. “The first race was actually amazing for...
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. Recent 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. I am committed to know myself, my heart, the layers of conditioning, and the battle with the beast of the mind. The show is about resting in the silence and stillness to receive just a glimpse of wholeness. Through practices, philosophy, and music steeped in primordial wisdom we work with the constant dance of the sane and insane. Peace and Chaos. Co-Creating our reality with the energy we contain within us. Tanya’s training is about the emotional, mental, and psychological characteristics manifested within...