Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week’s Podcast Resistência is a Portuguese band from the early 1990s. The project consisted of the joining of efforts between several musicians, coming from different bands, and the transformation, adaptation and new orchestration of themes brought by them (and not only) to a more acoustic and turned to an appreciation of “voice” as an instrument, and in the combination of these same voices, showing the strength of the union. The interpreted themes took on a new life and a genuine soul. Episode 156 - Vinho do Porto There is a little Go Fund Me going on to help Susana to buy new equipment to improve the sound of her program, no matter where she will be. Living on Quadra island and in Mexico during the winter time, she can’t go to the CKTZ station. With this equipment the quality of Vinho do Porto sound will be closer to studio quality. Thank you for whatever you can donate! Susana’s Performances I would like to invite you to my YouTube channel, where you can see videos of some of my performances. Enjoy! Susana Vijaya’s YouTube Channel Along with my partner Lyle and my dear friend Krista, this is our offer to the world. A humorous message of Faith and Hope for the future! 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 About Susana Vijaya Susana Vijaya was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in...
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. 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 Garden Episode #117, April 20, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #116, April 13, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #115, April 6, 2020 MARCH 2020 Episode #114, March 30, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #113, March 23, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #112, March 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #111, March 9, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #110, March 2, From The Muse’s Garden FEBRUARY 2020 All Photos By Dancing Wolf except October’s Isis Episode #109, Feb 24, From The Muses Garden Episode #108, February 17, From The Muse’s Garden Wet’suwe’ten invasion, Episode #107, February 10, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #106, February 3, From The Muse’s Garden JANUARY 2020 Episode #105, Jan 27 From The Muse’s Garden Episode #104, January 20 From The Muse’s Garden EPISODE #103, JANUARY 13, FROM THE MUSE’S GARDEN EPISODE 102, JANUARY 6, FROM THE MUSE’S GARDEN DECEMBER 2019 Solar Blossom by Dancing Wolf...
The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

“Welcome to the Homegrown Show, and I am your host, Hurricane Rena. The Homegrown show is a radio show played on CKTZ Cortes Island Community radio, 89.5 fm. It’s on from 1-3 Sunday afternoons and features local musicians from Quadra, Cortes, and Vancouver Island. A lot of Canadian music is played, songs that celebrate our unique lifestyle in the islands of the BC Coast and Western Canada in general. You can hear music on my show that you don’t often hear anywhere else, as well as poetry. The Homegrown show began celebrating our unique lifestyle in song during March of 2011, around the time of the super moon, closest the moon will be to the Earth in 27000 years.” – from Hurricane Rena’s website May 24, 2020 Program May 17, 2020 Program May 10, 2020 Program April 26, 2020, Program April 19, 2020, Program April 12, 2020, Program April 5, 2020, Program March 29, 2020, Program March 22, 2020, Program March 15, 2020 Program Mar 8, 2020, Program Mar 1, 2020 Program Feb 16, 2020, program Feb 9, 2020, Program Feb 2, 2020 Program Jan 26 2020, Program Jan 5, 2020 Program Winter 2019 Dec 22, 2019 Program Dec 8, 2019, Program Dec 1, 2019 Program Nov 24 Program Nov 10 Program The Halloween Program Fall Oct 20, 2019, Program October 6, 2019 Program Summer 2019 Aug 11, 2019 Program July 28, 2019, Program July 14, 2019, Program June 2019 June 30, 2019 Program June 16, 2019 Program June 2, 2019, Program May 2019 May 26 , 2019, Program May 12, 2019 Program April 2019 April 28, 2019 Program April...
Cortes Species At Risk

Cortes Species At Risk

Northern Goshawk - Courtesy FOCI This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Helen Hall has been the Friends of Cortes Island’s (FOCI) Executive Director for close to five years. Autumn Barret Morgan came to FOCI as a summer student and continues on as the volunteer Conservation Assistant. In this morning’s program they talk about Cortes species at risk.  Not As Developed As Other Areas “We are fortunate to have so many amazing species here. Cortes is not been as developed as some of the other islands. We still have large intact areas of forest and a really good marine ecosystem,” said Hall. Some species still evidenced here are disappearing from other areas because of habitat loss and degradation.  Northern Goshawk Cortes Currents: Roy L Hales interview Helen Hall & Autumn Barret Morgan from the Friends of Cortes Island “We have the Northern Goshawk on the island … and we know they have disappeared from other parts of the province.” According to the FOCI website, “ … It is suspected that the Northern Goshawk’s numbers will continue to decline due to deforestation of mature and old-growth forests. Commercial clearcutting destroys their nesting habitat and reduces prey abundance.” Fourteen Species At Risk Fourteen Species at Risk are featured on the FOCI website. “I think that if no conservation programs are in place, they are all ultimately at risk of either extirpation (disappearance locally) or extinction, but I wouldn’t say right now.” They range from recently returned Humpback Whales to the Great Blue Heron. “We also have species like...
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 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 love, new artists to share. Whether it’s an old rocker with a new album, or an up and coming new artist, if I like it, I’ll share it on air. It’s not enough though to just play a bunch of songs I like. I try to weave songs together to tell a tale, to set a mood, spark feelings. In other words, I have fun putting together each show. It has been a long road from spinning 45s for my high-school radio club to CKTZ, with many years...
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. Beaverton Mission #2 - May 22, 2020 Beaverton Mission - Friday, May 15, 2020 Officially Off The Grid - Friday, May 8, 2020 Shipping Out Show - Friday, April 24, 2020 Freedom 55 Off Grid Special - Friday, April 10, 2020 April Fools Folksy Request Show - Friday, April 3, 2020 West Coast Impressions Request Show - Friday, March 27, 2020 Pandemic All Request Show - Friday, March 20, 2020 Badass Blues & World-Wide Heavy Beats - Friday, March 5, 2020 Protest Continues - Friday Feb 28, 2020 Peace, Pot & Pestilence - Friday, Feb 21,2020 Divine Madness - Friday Feb 14, 2020 Episode 52 - Friday Jan 31, 2020 Episode 51 - Friday Jan...
Cortes Island ZOOM Conferences

Cortes Island ZOOM Conferences

On March 24, 2020, Regional Director Noba Anderson started a series of Cortes Island ZOOM conferences that have continued down to the present. The first three sessions were with key businesses and non- profits, but on April 1 Director Anderson opened these meetings up to anyone on Cortes Island.   May 19 Zoom Conference In the May 19, 2020, ZOOM conference Desta Beattie of Cortes Island Family Support and Manda Aufochs Gillespie of Folk U explained what they do and what their Grant in Aid applications were for. Written Report of this meeting: https://cortescurrents.ca/may-19-virtual-community-meeting-family-support-folk-u/ May 12 Zoom Conference Written report of this Meeting - coming to the Cortes Currents website soon. Subjects Covered in the podcast above: Rex Weyler talks about Overshoot and gives a list of influential books.Max Thaysen, President of FOCI, talks about FOCI and the five components of their new proposal: Decolonization, conservation, stewardship, wild food, and eco-youth. Written Report of this meeting - https://cortescurrents.ca/may-12th-cortes-virtual-meeting-focis-larger-picture-vision/ May 6 Zoom Conference Written report of this meeting - https://cortescurrents.ca/developing-cortes-island-food-security/ Subjects Covered: No known cases of COVID on CortesCortes Island non-profits and the upcoming Grant in Aid process Hopes for a 2020 tourist season. More about the Cortes Investment Co-op; growing food in shipping containers; Cortes Island’s food coupons & proposed currency.Tamara McPhail from Linnaea Farm & Loni Taylor from CCEDA talk about food storage and security, the Linnaea Farm Food Security Guild, community gardens, other offerings April 28 Zoom Conference Subjects Covered The Podcasts that follow were compiled from Cortes Radio broadcasts, ZOOM audio clips and my own recordings of these sessions. conversation with Ragina from the Regional Tenancy...
Openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks

Openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks

May 19, 2020 – The SRD is focusing on protocols to initiate openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks currently closed in the Region. Campbell River, BC -The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) acknowledges B.C.’s Phase 2 Reopening Plan and is currently working on a plan for the future opening of additional SRD park facilities for public use. The SRD is focusing on protocols to initiate openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks that are currently closed. “The SRD is proud to have continued to provide parks services during the provincial state of emergency with the majority of our parks and trails remaining open for public use” says Aniko Nelson, SRD Senior Manager of Community Services. “Where our facilities have been impacted by Public Health orders, the SRD is focused on working within the health guidelines and provincial directives to have these facilities open as soon as we are advised that it is safe to do so.” Timelines for opening these outdoor facilities and parks amenities will be based on guidelines and industry standards developed by the Province and the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association. These facilities will only be opened once appropriate signage encouraging physical distancing and proper self-sanitization protocols are in place.  Indoor recreation facilities, outdoor fitness equipment and playgrounds remain closed at this time, pending further guidance from the Province. SRD Parks and Trails are open, with the exception of the following which remain closed, pending further guidance from the Province: Mitlenatch Park and Playground – Electoral Area DHagel Park Playground, Fitness Equipment and Tennis/Basketball Courts – Electoral Area DBlenkin Park Facilities (Playgrounds, Swings, Tennis/Basketball...
Cortes Island’s Species at Risk

Cortes Island’s Species at Risk

On the May 15th Folk U Friday, Manda Aufochs Gillespie Interviewed Autumn Willow a citizen scientist with Friends of Cortes Island (Foci), about Cortes Island’s species at risk. Autumn gave us a lot of information on 10 of the species, many more are featured on the friendsofcortes.org website, visit them here  Some of the species at risk that Autumn featured:Great Blue Heron. Learn more here . Listen to their sound. Pacific Coastal Cutthroat Trout. Learn more here. Silver Spotted Skipper. Learn more here.Townsend’s Big-eared Bat. Learn more here. Western Toad. Learn more here. Barn swallow. Learn more  here  Listen to their sound. Sooty Grouse. Learn more here. Northern Pygmy Owl. Learn more here.  Sam Mayer did the gardening section and talked about lasagna gardening as a way of making soil while growing.  Top photo credit: Northern Pygmy Owl - Glaucudium gnoma swarthi - Nick Saunders,...