Nuevo Malibu 10: The Goof Kidnaps Landis!

Nuevo Malibu 10: The Goof Kidnaps Landis!

As our intrepid time-traveling crew of earthlings Clell Landis and Doctor Shay Watt?, hologram Mack and Narrator are visiting Mount Shasta in California, they reminisce about the failed 1989 Harmonic Convergence and plan their next adventure.  It starts immediately when The Grand Galloping Goof, hermaphroditic purveyor of all universal mischief, kidnaps Landis.  Malibu 10: Don’t you step on my Fru Fru Shoes The Goof takes Landis back to Day Two of the world’s genesis, where Landis witnesses The Original Committee creating vegetables, emotions, football and jello shots, among other things.  Then The Goof shows Landis its herd of honkies, which Landis accidentally panics into a stampede.   This irritates The Goof to no end, so it abandons Landis in the Mojave Desert, where he meets Death, a pleasant young woman in a fetching yellow sun dress with matching bonnet.  Next he meets Thelma and Louise.  The felonious ladies are at the end of their brief crime spree, en route to an abrupt stop at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.   Landis is spared from their fate by his on-again, off-again antagonist Sarah Palin, who just happens to be passing by in her helicopter.   The rest of the crew is unable to track Landis because The Goof has pulled him into the supernatural realm.  All they can do is monitor truck stops around the world.  Eventually he shows up at one after Harvey Keitel drops him off.  Landis is none the worse for wear, save for a buzzing in his head.  “Nuevo Malibu” is written by Allen Perkins, recorded on location in outer space, and produced at Dave Blinzinger’s Studio on Quadra Island.  Voices for this episode were provided by Kris Wellstein as Narrator, Karen Holmes as Doctor Shay Watt?, Guy Holmes as Clell Landis, Jude McCormick and John Clark as The Goof, Matthew Kelly as Otis, Jenny Zoia as Beth,Owen...
Folk U’s Firewood for dummies

Folk U’s Firewood for dummies

Worried about staying warm this winter? What will it take for Cortes to have sustainable fire wood for all? Corry Dow discussed all things firewood, the Cortes Community Community Firewood Program and how you can take part in staying warm on CKTZ’s Folk U Radio. Corry Dow - submitted photo Folk U: Manda Aufochs Gillespie interviews Corry Dow about firewood for dummies Here are Corrie’s notes Recently participated in the 3rd Community Forest Community Firewood Day What is it?Why do we do it?What comes up? I need wood for this winterI only want Fir It’s a small amount of wood Learning the cycle of firewood Timing Seasoning i.e. harvested and kept for some seasons before it’s ready to burn, wind, sunshine and time6mos – 2yrsDepends of density of wood and sap content and storage 2. Storage Splitting – to speed drying and for ease of handling and burningOff the ground to prevent rotCovered to keep off rainIn a spot that gets sunNot too tightly stacked and open at sides to maximize airflowEnough storage space to hold a whole winter’s worth of wood. As space opens up later in the winter, start putting in next year’s wood 3. Rotation If you don’t get firewood all at onceBurn older wood first, especially if it’s spent time on the ground, and driestChoose dry pieces 4. Plan for the next year Getting wood in the late winter/early spring is ideal, low sap, long drying timeExtra storage options for wood that comes along providentially 5. I only want Fir –  some thoughts on firewood species Alder 19.5Hemlock 24.4Douglas Fir 26.5 million BTUs per dry cord Douglas fir is great, but not all...
Daily News Updates (15) Nov 28- Dec 4

Daily News Updates (15) Nov 28- Dec 4

BC’s First COVID 19 Vaccine and other news, good and bad Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) BC’s first COVID vaccine and other news, good and bad(Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Cortes Currents) Articles about, or mentioning, the vaccine (Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard Michele Babchuk: Becoming our MLA Photo credit: Michele Babchuk - courtesy her constituency office Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Michele Babchuk: Becoming our MLA(Cortes Currents) Michele Babchuk sworn in as our MLA(New Democrat BC Government Caucus) Michele Babchuk(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Michele Babchuk Update on the COVID 19 outbreak in the Klahoose village Photo credit: A lonely clove by Andy Thrasher via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Update on the COVID 19 outbreak in the Klahoose village(Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard North Vancouver Island’s 26 Active COVID cases image by Sam Deen via Flickr (Public Domain) Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) North Vancouver Island’s 26 active COVID cases(Cortes Currents) First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island(Cortes Currents) Klahoose First Nation going into lockdown(Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard New Daily Record of COVID cases LInks if interest (Cortes Currents) New Daily Record of COVID cases(Cortes Currents) First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island(Cortes Currents) Klahoose First Nation going into lockdown(Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe...
Daily News Updates (15) Nov 28- Dec 4

Daily News updates (14) – Nov 21 – 27, 2020

Sailboat sinks in Gorge Harbour Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Sailboat sinks in Gorge Harbour(Cortes Currents) posts about, or referring to, derelict Vessels(Cortes Currents) posts about, or referring to, boats First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island Links of interest (Cortes Currents) First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island (Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard Cortes Community Forest Cooperative AGM Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Cortes Community Forest Cooperative AGM (Cortes Currents) articles about the Cortes Community ForestCortes Community Forest Cooperative website(Cortes Currents) articles about forests and forest issues Frequency of Bear raids decreasing in Squirrel Cove Photo courtesy Graham Blake’s web cam video Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Frequency of Bear Raids decreasing in Squirrel CoveCortes Currents) The Squirrel Cove Bear(FOCI) Co-existing with Bears and Wolves (FOCI) Cortes Bear Primer(Cortes Currents) Articles about the Whaletown BearThe Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) Hotline Squirrel Cove Bear Song: “Bear in my Bubble” Photo courtesy Leslie Perdisa Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Squirrel Cove Bear Song: “Bear in my Bubble”(Cortes Currents) The Squirrel Cove Bear (FOCI) Co-existing with Bears and Wolves(FOCI) Cortes Bear Primer COVID19 in Campbell River and North Vancouver Island Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID 19 in Campbell River and North Vancouver Island (Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard 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...
Thursday Locomotion

Thursday Locomotion

Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat King Cono -Thursdays 11 AM - 1 PM; Repeats Tues 1 - 3 PM Nat King Cono brings you lively and thoughtful music from around the world to get your weekend started. Somewhat nostalgic and always toe tapping, he endeavours to get you moving. Thursday January 21, 2021 Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 This can include live interviews with locals and visitors who are making a difference. From artists and authors to musicians and politicians, spontaneous discussions are always in the moment and never edited or prerecorded. Nat stays true to the spirit and essence of “live” radio unscripted. Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 - Lunchtime Locomtion Last Shows Until March  The talking Heads @ the El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada- foto by paul b. toman via wikipedia (CC BY SA, 3.0 License)  Jan 11, 2019 - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Dec 7, 2018 - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion October 2018 Oct 20 (Noba Anderson Interview) - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Oct 13 (George Sirk Interview) - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Greg Osaba (AKA Nat King Cono) of Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Fundamental to his love of radio is music. “As a musician and keen listener I’m always curious as to who’s doing what and finding a niche to fit into. Often that can mean playing less and listening more.” Collaboration is one of Nat’s greatest delights. Nat (Greg’s) involvement with CKTZ goes back nearly 15 years and remains a regular routine. The Friday Lunchtime Locomotion is one of the longest regularly running programs dating back to near Cortes Radio’s beginning. He also served on the station’s...
Board Reality 101

Board Reality 101

Today’s Folk U Radio is called Board Reality 101. And by board I am referring to a piece of wood. What is a tree? What are our forests to us? On today’s Folk University we look deeper into this question and the incredible partnership between the Klahoose First Nations and non-nation members in creating a forest managed by a community.  Folk U Radio: Manda Aufochs Gillespie interviews Mark Lombard& Nick Gagnon from the Cortes Fortes General Partnership Cortes Forest General Partnership: A Unique Model for Community Forest Stewardship Mark Lombard, ecological builder and manager with the Cortes Forest General Partnership, joins us to open this episode to explain the Partnership, the Cortes Community Forest Coop, and the impressive and rare community stewardship being modelled on Cortes. The Cortes Forest General Partnership holds a 3,800 ha Crown land tenure and was won thanks to visionary work of those that came before including the Klahoose First Nations and their generosity. The Partnership includes three members of the Klahoose Nation and three non-indigenous members, which are selected by the Cortes Community Forest Coop. The primary function of the Coop is to represent the non-indigenous community and select these three members of the Partnership. The Co-op has no other operational decision-making regarding the community forest. Creating Lifestyle Businesses from Protecting Forest Ecosystems Nick Gagnon is from a family business of silviculturists. Silviculture is the “art and science” of cultivating forest health for the trees, and the wildlife, water, soil, and for the land stewards/users. His family supported themselves actively managing forests for their health and using the dead or lower quality trees to create fibre resources. This was heavily dependent on...
Squirrel Cove’s Bear

Squirrel Cove’s Bear

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Curt Cunningham first encountered the Squirrel Cove Bear while it was still a cub. Not knowing where the creature’s mother was, Cunningham took refuge inside the Cove Restaurant. No mother bear appeared and the cub disappeared into the woods. That was a year or more ago. Squirrel Cove Road on Cortes Island - Courtesy Google Maps Cortes Currents: Roy L Hales interviews or emails Nancy Beach, Laurel Bohart, Curt Cunningham, Sandy Hoffman, Derek and Lore Mack-Mumford,  Jason Thompson, and Conservation officer Brad Adams about Squirrel Cove’s Bear.  “There have been signs of him ever since. There is scat most nights, often all over the yard, but he’s never caused much problem,” said Cunningham, owner manager of the Squirrel Cove General Store on Cortes Island.  Areas mentioned in the story – adapted from Google Maps by Roy L Hales Some months ago Some months ago, a neighbour called Laurel Bohart over to look at some scat in their property. As she has not previously seen bear scat herself, Bohart asked Doreen Guthrie to help identify it. “Now, having seen piles of what is obviously apple scat in my yard, I know exactly what they look like: human sized, looks like someone has been eating a lot of apples,” she added.  Bear scat, after eating apples – courtesy Sandy Hoffman The Raids begin: Bohart’s & Soutch’s The number of incidents abruptly increased about two weeks ago. “The bear broke into our back yard, via our fence, leaving a belly shaped hole, where it pressed down on the wiring....
Daily News updates (13) – Nov 14th- 20th, 2020

Daily News updates (13) – Nov 14th- 20th, 2020

Friends of Cortes Island AGM LInks of Interest (Cortes Currents) Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) AGM Friend of Cortes Island website(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning FOCI Will there be a Federal election in 2021? Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Will there be a Federal election in 2021? (Cortes Currents) Annamie Paul in Conversation(CBC) Poll Tracker (Global News) 47% of Canadians don’t want federal election during 2nd coronavirus wave Rachel Blaney appointed NDP Deputy Critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Rachel Blaney appointed Deputy Critic for Crown Indigenous Relations(Our Commons.ca) Rachel Blaney’s webpageRachel Blaney NDP (website)(Cortes Currents) Articles about, or mentioning, Rachel Blaney(Cortes Currents) Articles about or mentioning Indigenous Nations Annamie Paul in Conversation Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Annamie Paul in conversationAnnamie Paul’s websiteGreens of North Island-Powell River website(Cortes Currents) articles about North Island-Powell River (especially during the 2019 and 2015 elections) Friday the 13th: Vancouver Island’s Highest daily COVID total Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Friday the 13th: Vancouver Island’s highest daily total (to date)(Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard 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.  Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Safe return to play: Novice hockey during COVID-19

Safe return to play: Novice hockey during COVID-19

How novice hockey is happening in Campbell River, Vancouver Island.  The following article is an excerpt from a program that was originally aired on Cortes Radio. This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  In the parking lot at Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex, COVID-1919 Ambassadors take in screening checklists, supervise hand sanitizing, as the novice hockey kids arrive at the arena. During COVID-19, the dressing room is either the parking lot or the forest. Seen here and above: Harvest Elliott, Novice CRMHA. Photo Credit: Odette Auger Cortes Currents: Odette Auger profiles novice hockey and the ambassador program during COVID 19 COVID 19 Ambassadors The ambassadors are basically replacing the parents- without dressing rooms, the kids show up in all their gear, walking through the parking lot with skate guards. They ensure kids hand sanitize before putting on their gloves, and the masked ambassadors take the guards off and space them out 6 feet apart along the hallway in the arena.  Campbell River Minor Hockey Association (CRMHA) sends out regular emails outlining COVID-1919 protocols, updates to how this translates to the arena. Assessing how measures were working, making adjustments to trouble shoot. Jeanine Sumner and Jodi Check Broer are two of the COVID 19 ambassadors trained to support the novice age group. They share their thoughts and explain how things are different this year.  “Upon the kids returning to play,” says Sumner,  “Parent volunteers, such as ourselves, also known as COVID-19 ambassadors were identified and trained and that included new entry and exit points, no use of the change rooms. The kids were not...
Daily News updates (13) – Nov 14th- 20th, 2020

Daily News updates (12) – Nov 7th- 13th, 2020

COVID 19 cases: 8 more in Campbell River during October Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID 19 cases: 6 more in Campbell River during October(Cortes Currents) articles citing data from the BC Centre for Disease Control(Island Health) COVID 19 Daily Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID 19 dataThe British Columbia COVID 19 Dashboard The quathet Regional District’s Beach Clean-up Program Photo is Abby McLennan of Lets Talk Trash - taken from the Lets Talk Trash website Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) quathet Regional District’s Beach Clean-up Program (Cortes Currents) BC’s First Ocean Plastics depot(Cortes Currents) articles on, or mentioning, beach clean-ups(DFO press release) Fisheries and Oceans Canada announces 26 recipients of $8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of “ghost” fishing gearThe Ocean Legacy Foundation websiteLets Talk Trash (website)(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, ocean plastics(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Powell River CPTED: Reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in Campbell River Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in Campbell River(City of Penrith) Crime prevention through environmental control planInternational CPTED Association(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the City of Campbell River(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Campbell River 8 active cases in North Vancouver Island Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) 8 actives cases in North Vancouver Island SRD passes Rainbow Ridge application Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) SRD passed Rainbow Ridge Application(SRD website) A link to the minutes of this meeting will be added after they are published(SRD website) Staff report for this project, with attachments(SRD website) Public Hearing report(SRD website) YouTube of Nov 4, 2020 Board Meeting (Rainbow Ridge audio is...