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Louis Belcourt   louis@cortesradio.ca        Greg Osoba   greg@cortesradio.ca        Loni Taylor   loni@cortesradio.ca        Anastasia Avvakumova  anastasia@cortesradio.ca

CKTZ News Articles

‘Hunny Bunnies’ emerge from Cortes winters

‘Hunny Bunnies’ emerge from Cortes winters

April 9, 2024 “Hunny Bunny Houseparty” on March 30 at the Waverly in Cumberland showcased several artists with roots to Cortes Island.  Eva Yensen, who grew up on Cortes, was featured in addition to DJ Yaffa Ibrahim, Laurena Fairbairn, and Sadie Marfisi, all...

School builds garden for the pollinators

School builds garden for the pollinators

Cortes Island School built a pollinator garden in the shape of a butterfly in collaboration with Friends of Cortes Island. Photo by Michael Datura. The Cortes Island School has created a new home for beneficial insects as part of a gaming grant with Friends of Cortes...

The CKTZ News team is funded by the federal government under a Heritage Canada program: The Local Journalism Initiative. It’s aimed at providing a voice to smaller communities across the country via community and student radio stations, amidst greater media ownership by corporations and the proliferation of social media. All stories are vetted by a senior national editor, with decades of journalistic experience, who demands that reporters always perform their duties to the highest ethical standards.

The CKTZ News team adheres to the highest standards of journalistic integrity:

                1. Fact based reporting
                2. Seeking out diverse views on specific issues of interest to Cortes Islanders
                3. Balanced reporting
                4. Differentiating between News, Opinion, Advocacy

Funding provided through the Local Journalism Initiative