The ECOreport started out as an environmental news website which asks What Works? What Doesn’t? And what can we do about it? It is also Roy L Hales’ platform to examine some of the most important issues of our time. His articles were regularly reposted by larger websites like Clean Technica, PVSolar Report and East County Magazine. Living on Cortes Island, it was almost inevitable a radio version of the ECOreport was launched on CKTZ in the summer of 2014.

Roy was asked to join CKTZ’s Board of Directors in May 2016 and became the President of Cortes Radio’s Board in June 2017.


You can access posts of all the ECOreport broadcasts and articles pertaining to Cortes island here and all of Roy L Hales feed here.

I have writing for as long as I can remember. My first “breakthrough” was in 1982, when I started writing for community newspapers and small magazines.The stories are short and tend to be a snapshot in time rather than comprehensive treatment of a subject. Along the way, I was the editor of the Vine Press, a quarterly publication of the Vineyard movement (1992-93). By the time I stopped writing them to work on larger projects, in 2006, I had about 500 articles in print.

I’d also been in charge of publicity for Vancouver’s Third Cross Cultural Conference in 1987 and later handled PR for a Christian artists and writers group called “Artistic License.” This led to my becoming curator of the Vineyard gallery (1993-96) and arranged for exhibitions at venues like the Lookout Gallery at Regent College, UBC; Langley Centennial Museum and Exhibition Centre and what is now called the Ranger Station Art Gallery at Harrison Hot Springs. Bernice Gerrard interviewed me on “Sunday Line” and I was profiled in BC Report as well as the Langley Times. (During this period, my visual artwork was displayed in numerous solo and joint exhibitions, foyer displays and group exhibitions.)

I entered the world of web publications as editor of San Diego Loves Green in the fall of 2012, and left that venue to build the ECOreport in December 2013.

The ECOreport

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