Tla-amin weaving continues despite COVID

Tla-amin weaving continues despite COVID

Sosan Blaney is an Indigenous woman, artist, mom, wife. She’s also a very talented Tla’amin weaver. Sosan came to Klahoose to teach weaving workshops before COVID-19 interrupted. In this story we’ll catch up with Sosan and what she’s been doing during COVID-19.  L-R: Gail Blaney, Elsie Paul. Photo Credit: Sosan Blaney.  Cortes Currents: Odette Auger interviews Sosan Blaney about Tla’amin weaving ‘Cultural Resource Library Coordinator at Tla’amin Child Development Resource Centre’ Odette: - Hi, Sosan. You’re a talented artist and weaver. Can you tell me about your work life also though? Tell me about your work in the schools. Sosan Blaney: - So my official job…is cultural resource library coordinator at the Tla’amin Child Development Resource Center. Sounds pretty fancy. I just run the cultural programming through the daycare. And I do a lot of outreach with the schools. I was mandated to work with ages zero to six. So it was a lot of early childhood education for the past… Oh, I guess seven or eight years now. But it’s recently changed to a more broader age group, which was nice because then I can branch out to older groups. And so I do that part time. And then I do a lot of work with the school district and different programming. We have some wonderful programming, School District 47 at the Outdoor Learning Center that we have here. So the weaving and wild crafting program that I’ve been doing for… I don’t even know how many years now, where kids come in and they learn about some wild crafting at the Outdoor Learning Center. We do some rope and learn about plant dyes and plant medicines...
Daily News updates (6) – Sep 26 – Oct 2, 2020

Daily News updates (6) – Sep 26 – Oct 2, 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.  . . . Hearing date for Noba Anderson vs SRD set Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) - Hearing date set: Noba Anderson vs SRD(Cortes Currents) - articles about Noba Anderson vs SRD (including repost from National Observer)(Campbell River Mirror) - Cortes Island area director sues Strathcona Regional District(Cortes Currents) - opinion and news articles about censuring Noba(SRD press release) - SRD passes censure motions(SRD press release) - SRD Board Decides to Not Indemnify Director Anderson(Cortes Currents report of trial) - No Conflict of Interest(Campbell River Mirror account of trial) - Petitioners concede no conflict of interest against Strathcona Regional District Director(Campbell River Mirror) – Strathcona Regional District won’t cover director’s court costs Click here to access other Daily News...
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) 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 the internet lets me indulge my passion in finding new tunes to...
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. 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 - July 10, 2020 Canada Day Request Show - July 3, 2020 More Request Show - June 26, 2020 Freestylin Request Show From Heriot Bay - June 19, 2020 2020 Second year...
Daily News updates (6) – Sep 26 – Oct 2, 2020

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.  . . . What the Cortes Island Museum really misses during COVID Daily news for Friday, Sep 25, 2020 - illustration courtesy Cortes Island Museum and Archives Links of interest articles about, on mentioning the Cortes Museum, on Cortes CurrentsCortes Island Museum and Archives website The NDP candidate, Michele Babchuk Daily News for Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 - illustration courtesy Michele Babchuk Links of Interest (article) Michele Babchuk, NDP candidate for North Island - in preparationposts bout the 2020 election on Cortes Currents Cortes Senior’s Village expansion more than 50% complete Daily News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 2020 - illustration courtesy Cortes Island Senior Society Links of Interest Sandra Wood, Housing Co-ordinator, and Ian Scott, Development Consultant, will give an extensive update on this project on the Folk U Radio program, Thursday, Sep 24th at 1 pm. A link to the resulting podcast will be added here.Stories about the Cortes Island Senior’s village on Cortes CurrentsStories about Cortes Community Housing on Cortes CurrentsThe Cortes Community Housing Website EASC Lets Proposal to extend Quadra’s fire protection die Daily News for Tuesday Sep 22, 2020, - illustration from Quadra Island Community Wildfire Protection plan Links of interest: (article) EASC Lets Proposal to extend Quadra’s fire protection dieResults of the North Quadra Burning SurveyArticles about the North Quadra Burning SurveyArticles mentioning the Quadra Island Community Wildfire Protection plan(from the SRD website) Quadra Island CWPP (PDF – 7.13 MB) EASC rejects SRD staff report on Director’s input...
Townhall Meeting with Rachel Blaney

Townhall Meeting with Rachel Blaney

The following radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  It started with an email forwarded to one of the Cortes Radio team. Our Member of Parliament was having a ZOOM chat. We asked to broadcast the chat over the radio. While this did not work out, it led to the ZOOM/radio townhall meeting with Rachel Blaney on September 22, 2020.  . Our MC, Ashley Zabatany, opened with, “Rachel has been our MP since 2015. She is the federal NDP whip, critic for veterans and a strong advocate for a national seniors strategy. She is also committed to ending poverty and food insecurity for seniors in Canada and tackling the rising costs of living. Rachel has lived and worked in coastal communities for over 20 years and is dedicated to protecting our coastlines for future generations.”      Some of the topics discussed: Onset of the COVID crisis: Canadian government and NDP party responses.How a minority government listens more.How people’s eyes were opened to Canada’s inequalities.The government is usually cumbersome and slow to respond, the pandemic taught us that they can respond quicklyThe top 1% of Canadians are receiving more and more, while the rest of the nation receives lesshelping small businesses, veterans, students and people with disabilitieshow can people stay at home and keep working?childcarethe wage subsidy programpharmacarefree dental care for people who earn less than $90,000 helping low income single mothers and others in needa universal guaranteed incomethe housing crisis 94% of the funds from Canada’s National housing strategy went to Ontario and 0.5% to BC. There were some retrofits, but only one building project...
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. SEPTEMBER 2020 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 25, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #121, May 18, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #120, May 11, From The Muse’s Garden Episode#119, May 4, From The Muse’s Garden APRIL 2020 Episode #118 , April 27, From The Muse’s...
Why go back to school during a pandemic?

Why go back to school during a pandemic?

What can going back to school in a pandemic teach us about the future of education?  Five Educators from the live listening area of Cortes Radio chime in to discuss what their districts are doing to get kids safely back to school and how the future of education in our area may change forever from what we learn in this time.  Part One: Cortes Currents/Folk U: Manda Aufochs Gillespie interviews 5 school administrators Part Two: Cortes Currents/Folk U: Manda Aufochs Gillespie interviews 5 school administrators “This show is brought to you by the Local Journalism Initiative – the program funded by Heritage Canada and administered through the Community Radio Fund of Canada. Welcome to special series of Folk U Radio done in partnership with Cortes Currents that takes the Folk University model of slow learning, local knowledge sharing, and neighbours sharing with neighbours and combines it with Cortes Currents commitment to covering the news most relevant to our communities at this time.https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F898267348&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=474&maxheight=711&dnt=1 Kids across Canada are going back to school amidst a continuing global pandemic. Indeed, Dr. Bonnie Henry, who has been widely lauded for guiding BC so well through the pandemic, has said that it’s “important for the wellness of our community to get people to go back to work and to have children return back at school.” Online Survey She also refers to a survey the province did which points to the importance of providing in class instruction to BC families. She says “we do know there have been downside impacts of children being at home. Even in families that have access to internet and computers, it has been very, very challenging. We’ve heard...
Klahoose challenged by low salmon numbers

Klahoose challenged by low salmon numbers

The following radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  The Klahoose First Nation is challenged by low salmon numbers resulting in a lack of traditional food, social and cultural resources. . Tina Wesley, Klahoose fishery and resource manager - submitted photo Cortes Currents: Max Thaysen interviews Tina Wesley and Koosen Pielle about low salmon numbers In this episode of Cortes Currents, we hear from Klahoose fishery and resource manager, Tina Wesley, and Tla’amin Nation community educator and language person, Koosin Pielle.   Tina Wesley is committed to serving her community in a variety of ways.  She tells us about the many positions she holds.  We hear how conservation comes first.  Decline of fish runs Wesley describes the decline of fish over her lifetime.  She grew up in Toba Inlet and recalls the ‘fish so thick you could walk across their backs’.  And she laments that now, they are far too few and far between. From Wesley we hear about the relationship with DFO and how voices are being heard, and that there are well-meaning people and an effort toward a science-based decision making process – but there are problems and a legacy of mismanagement to overcome.   We hear about the many challenges to salmon and what impacts the lack of fish is having in the community.  We also learn about what the Klahoose First Nation is doing to adapt to the missing resources – turning more to agriculture to provide food for the Klahoose people.  Dead salmon who hopefully dropped eggs by Arc-light via Flickr (CC...
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...