Cortes Currents is a web platform and a radio program asking what’s current on Cortes and beyond?
- To provide the residents of the Cortes Island area with topical local news coverage produced to professional standards, including fact-checking and archiving.
- To present all sides of controversial issues without influence from advertisers or private owners.
- To promote and practise a civil, well-informed public discourse on current events and issues affecting the island.
- To promote writing, research, and critical thinking skills among island youth.
- To record and preserve the history of Cortes Island for future generations.
- Written articles & podcasts for the web platform Cortes Currents (https://cortescurrents.ca/).
- The radio program now called Cortes Currents, which is broadcast on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM:
- (some) Saturdays at 1 PM,
- Tuesdays at 5 PM,
- and Wednesdays at 9 AM.
The Web Platform
This website was formerly an environmental news platform called the ECOreport. It was given a more local focus and registered under the domain name Cortes Currents on February 27, 2019.
The Founders Group:
The founders group held their first meeting on March 15, 2019. They consist of:
- Roy L Hales (Secretary/President, Editor)
- De Clarke – (Treasurer, Editor)
- Barry Glickman (Director)
- Howie Roman (Director)
Roy L Hales – (ph) 250-935-6328, email firstname.lastname@example.org