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Rick Bockner: Paths Of Beauty

Rick Bockner: Paths Of Beauty

Originally Published on the ECOreport

His musical roots go back to the McCarthy era, when the United States was purging itself of anything that could be labelled communist. Pete Seeger gave him tips on how to play the guitar. He was a member of the psychedelic rock band Mad River, which released two albums in San Francisco before it disbanded in 1969. On Cortes Island, he is somewhat of a musical icon. In addition to being a songwriter, he is one of the key organizers of Lovefest and the face of CKTZ’s Lip Syncs for the past decade. In this morning’s program, I interview Rick Bockner about his paths of beauty.

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Hey Lip Syncers, Are You Ready?

Hey Lip Syncers, Are You Ready?

Summer Days are here again.

Wannabees:  No experience necessary! You can do it. Everyone will love you, you’ll see.

For the past decade, we’ve had sold-out crowds.

Please let us know if you would like to perform.

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Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Originally Published on the ECOreport

From the beginning, Meinsje was been a prominent voice in Cortes Island’s artistic community. She taught art at the Linnaea school for fifteen years and is a director of the Old SchoolHouse Art Gallery. Meinsje’s “Dream Caravan” dance troop, her performances at Cortes Island Lip Syncs and Cabarets, puppetry and paintings continue to captivate viewers. In this morning’s interview, Meinsje describes what it was like living between two worlds.
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Cortes Radio’s 2018 AGM

Cortes Radio’s 2018 AGM

It was billed an an AGM like none other. Close to two hundred people attended at least one of the three events, a significant turnout on a rural island like Cortes. Some went to the thank-you party/potluck for volunteers on May 26, in Whaletown. The biggest crowd gathered in the Klahoose Multipurpose Building in Squirrel Cove, for the official launch of Deep Root’s second season. The grand finale was Cortes Radio’s 2018 AGM on June 3 at Manson’s Hall. 

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Fourth Day Mopping Up The Read Island Fire

Fourth Day Mopping Up The Read Island Fire

Monday June 4, 2018 - Though BC Wildfires is continuing to monitor the site, there is no longer an immediate threat and firefighters have been withdrawn from Strathcona Provincial Park. To the east there are still 21 people working within a 8 hectare burn site in the Discovery Islands. BC Wildfire spokesperson Donna MacPherson describes the fourth day mopping up the Read Island fire.
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Two Fires Within CKTZs Broadcast Area

Two Fires Within CKTZs Broadcast Area

CKTZ fire update as of 9:30 AM, May 31, 2018 - There are currently two fires within our broadcast area. Yesterday a fire was reported 20 kilometres west of Campbell River in a heavily timbered part of Strathcona Provincial Park. It is less than a hectare in extent and being held. The status of a larger fire in the Discovery Islands has been downgraded. Though it is still spread across eight hectares, the Read Island fire is under control.

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Read Island Fire Is Still Out Of Control

Read Island Fire Is Still Out Of Control

Earlier reports that Read Island’s wildfire was only 3 hectares were incorrect. More accurate mapping shows it actually spreads over 8 hectares. BC Wildfire spokesperson Jeanne Larsen says there is reason to hope the status will soon be downgraded but, technically speaking, after three days of intense fighting the Read Island fire is still out of control.

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3 PM Friday, May 29 – Update On Read Island Fire

3 PM Friday, May 29 – Update On Read Island Fire

This is Roy Hales of Cortes Radio with a Read Island Fire update as of 3 PM, May 29, 2018. Though the smoke appears to have died down, Jeanne Larsen of BC Wildfire says the fire still covers about 3 hectares and the situation remains unchanged since our last report. Crews are currently building a containment line around the fire.

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