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Changes at Cortes Radio

Changes at Cortes Radio

There are a lot of changes at Cortes Radio this fall.

DJs

Four of Cortes Radio’s better known DJs are back. Greg Osaba is bringing  Lunchtime Locomotion and can now be heard Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM. It has been a long time coming, but George SIrk is bringing Nature Boy back as of October 7th. Some of you may remember “Girl Crush” from 2010. Jen Mi is back and her show now airs Wednesdays at 1 PM. Those of you who have been listening to CKTZ, from the beginning may remember Dorst Boswell.

There are two new DJs. Darwin Olmstead has a Punk New Wave show. Phil Bell has a Vancouver musicians show Tuesdays ay 3:30. with people he knows. There are also a couple of new shows in the works. 

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Cortes Radio’s First ZOOM AGM

Cortes Radio’s First ZOOM AGM

Cortes Community Radio Society had its first ZOOM AGM on Sunday, July 12, 2020. There were 14 attendees.

Cortes Radio has been on the air, 24 hours a day (aside from technical challenges), for the past 16 years. 

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CKTZ fundraiser (click here)

CKTZ fundraiser (click here)

For Cortes Radio The COVID 19 crises has meant the cancellation of all our major fundraising events until at least 2021.

At CKTZ we accomplish so much on so little: local news, community updates, music, culture, and we are a part of the island’s emergency preparedness strategy.

Our volunteers - your friends and neighbours - will be reaching out to help with our fundraising shortfall this year. Please consider donating.

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Nature Is Good For You – on CKTZ!

Nature Is Good For You – on CKTZ!

Feeling stressed, worried or just fed up with the gloomy news? It may feel intuitive, but being in nature is good for you. FOCI, Folk U, and CKTZ have joined forces to create our very own ‘Nature is Good for You’ series to inspire you to get out, connect with nature and refresh mind, body and soul! This series will air live on the Friday Folk U Talk Show from 1 to 3 p.m. at CKTZ 89.5 FM and cortesradio.ca in May and will also be available as podcasts at cortescurrents.ca and friendsofcortes.org.

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COVID 19: Good News From Overseas

COVID 19: Good News From Overseas

Cortes Radio international news update for Monday, April 27: While the numbers of confirmed COVID cases within North America continues to rise, there is good news from overseas. 

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Open Burning Prohibitions

Open Burning Prohibitions

April 8, 2020 – Open Burning Prohibitions in the Region implemented by Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources - Starting April 16

Campbell River, BC – With the pleasant spring weather upon us, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is reminding everyone about open burning prohibitions to reduce demands on firefighting resources, help protect the health and safety of the public, help reduce the impact of wildfire smoke on air quality and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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All Recreation Sites with Camping Facilities are Closed

All Recreation Sites with Camping Facilities are Closed

The following Recreation Order is effective April 7, 2020.

Pursuant to Section 58 (1) (b) of the Forest and Range Practices Act, and by order of the Director of Recreation Sites and Trails Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

All Recreation Sites with Camping Facilities are Closed

All recreation uses are prohibited in Recreation Sites with camping facilities.

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