Thank-you For Another Fun Filled Lip Sync

Thank-you For Another Fun Filled Lip Sync

To all the performers, the tech, kitchen, door, sales and clean-up crews we sincerely thank you for putting on another fun filled Lip Sync this weekend. Thank you Dancing Wolf for creating another awesome poster! A Special thanks to our MC, Rick Bockner, for once again tickling our beings with his special brand of humour. We had 18 delightful acts! These shows make up a good deal of our operating budget, so we really do appreciate the community turning out for them.  Announcements for the April 12 & 13, 2019, Cabaret coming...
SRD Will Respond To 32 Cortes Emails

SRD Will Respond To 32 Cortes Emails

Regional Director Claire Moglove of Campbell River made the motion: “This is a very unique situation, I think. I was on this board for six years prior to 2014, and this is the first time I have seen a situation like this. Cortes Island is a small community and, when you read the correspondence, it is tearing this community apart.” 32 Cortes Island Emails Several of the other Director voiced their support. John MacDonald of Sayward stressed the need to answer as soon as possible. Charlie Cornfield of Campbell River added, “I’d like to see the responses too,” and made a second motion which also passed. A communique responding to the substantive issues will be released into the larger community. “The SRD showed a little bit of movement towards us, and that was definitely an improvement. They are going to answer our letters someday. They didn’t put a time frame on it, but they did move that way,” says Howie Roman, Cortes Radio’s station manager. “I would certainly, personally, want to thank Director Claire Moglove .… She is the Director from Campbell River and she is the one who specifically put the motion forward to respond to Cortes Island and answer all of the questions they are able to answer and I am going to send her a thank-you,” said Cortes Island resident Cec Robinson. Cortes Residents At The Meeting Chair Michele Babchuk greeted the Cortes delegation collectively. Although the SRD Board most likely still do not realize that close to half of Cortes Island’s adult population have signed the open letter expressing our concerns, they appeared to be...
Chair Babchuk Gives An Update

Chair Babchuk Gives An Update

On Monday, February 4, 2019, Strathcona Regional District Chair Babchuk gives an update on the situation after fourteen Cortes resident filed a legal petition, in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to remove Cortes Island’s Regional Director, Noba Anderson, and what effect that has on the governance of Cortes Island. Chair Babchuk Gives An Update Chair Babchuk Gives An Update In the podcast, Chair Bachuk says: The Strathcona Regional Regional District does not have jurisdiction over the legal suit, which will be decided in court.Sometime in the next two weeks to a month the board should move forward regarding appointments to Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission and implementing the recent referenda on holding referenda for a hall tax and first responders funding.The Strathcona Regional District sent an investigator to “do due diligence” on this lawsuit. It is uncertain whether the public will ever see the findings.As regards concerns that special interests groups are and have been lobbying the SRD “The open sessions of opur meetings are certainly open to anyone who wishes to come; we do not ask for people to identify themselves.”“Director Anderson is your elected are director, from area B, she continues …” Photo Credit: Looking across Sutil Channel to Marina and Cortes Islands by Dale Simonson via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Cortes Radio Explains Situation

Cortes Radio Explains Situation

Cortes Radio may be going through a period of contention for the the next year or so, and none of it is of our making. By now you are probably all aware of the allegations that fourteen Cortes residents filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia with the intention of removing Regional Director Noba Anderson from office. Cortes Radio is one of eight organizations they accuse of bribing Director Anderson through a GoFundMe campaign set up on March 13, 2018 and allegedly received kickbacks through the Strathcona Regional District’s Grant in Aid Program. Our innocence is beyond dispute. Cortes Radio has not applied for or received a Grant in Aid since 2017. You can verify this by searching the minutes of the Strathcona Regional District Board at https://agenda.strathconard.ca/public/index.aspx. Type “Cortes Radio” in the search engine. The most recent entry is a Grant in Aid from April 27, 2017, more than two months before I became the President. The GoFundMe page in question was set up after Bernie Anderson’s cabin burned down. One of our Directors, and a couple of our DJs, donated $50, $75 and $100, respectively,  to the victims of a fire. I can offer no explanation for the petitioners unprovoked attack on Cortes Radio, or most of the other organizations they defamed, aside from the thought we do not appear to be the principle target. The reverberations of this erroneous and irresponsible legal petition are still ongoing and will most likely continue until this lawsuit is over. I should add that, speaking as one of CKTZ’s few volunteer producers, I am investigating this matter. My conclusions are my own,...
CKTZ’s 2019 Winter Lip Sync

CKTZ’s 2019 Winter Lip Sync

CKTZ’s 2019 winter Lip Sync is set for February 23. This is your chance to break out of the winter doldrums, have some serious fun and support Cortes Radio. Rehearsal will be on Feb. 22, from 4pm to 6pm. As always both will be at the Mansons Hall. Please let us know if you are preparing an act at either 250 935-6405 or cortesradio@gmail.com....