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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BC Wildfires is continuing to monitor the site, there is no longer an immediate threat and firefighters have been withdrawn from Strathcona Provincial Park.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

Map Showing Where The Read Island Fire 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

Site of 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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The Read Island Fire

The Read Island Fire

 

CKTZ News Report: Some of you may have noticed the smoke yesterday. Though there were initial concerns about the threats to buildings, no structures were lost. At this point, the Read Island fire is between two and three hectares in extent.

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Tune in to CKTZ for the Sounds of Seafest

Tune in to CKTZ for the Sounds of Seafest

The Cortes Island Seafest was the place to be this past May long weekend. Hundreds of locals and visitors to the island – as well as a huge volunteer corps – turned out for the popular annual Victoria Day event, ensuring it was as successful as ever. Cortes Radio was there to capture the Sounds of Seafest as people enjoyed the food, music and wares ideally located at Gorge Harbour Marina.

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Port-a-Potty Time Trek To Nuevo Malibu

Port-a-Potty Time Trek To Nuevo Malibu

Wanna REALLY Get Away

Wanna REALLY Get Away? See What The Future Holds? Think You’ve Heard Enough About The Donald? Come on Board For A Visit To Nuevo Malibu. 

Join an intrepid trio of time travellers in the fantasy adventure “Nuevo Malibu” on Cortes Radio.  Clell Landis, a world-weary drifter, starts the cascade of events when he decides to leave the U.S. for a new country formed by British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Tijuana, Mexico.  Nuevo Malibu is founded after Donald Trump accidentally nukes Prince Edward Island.

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