Launch of Cortes Currents

Cortes Currents is a web platform and a radio program asking what’s current on Cortes and beyond?

Mission Statement:  

  • 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.

Current Publications:

  • Written articles & podcasts for the web platform Cortes Currents (
  • The radio magazine Cortes Currents, which is broadcast on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM. Podcasts the of broadcasts are posted under the radio tab.  

The Web Platform

This website was formerly an environmental news platform called the ECOreport. It was given a more local focus and registered the domain name ‘Cortes Currents’ on February 27, 2019.


The names of authors and producers publishing under the Cortes Currents banner, as well as some of our numerous guest authors/producers, are displayed on our author’s page. (Guests also with numerous posts are given the option of being displayed there.)

Guest posts

The Founders Group:

The founders group held their first meeting on March 15, 2019.

After contemplating the idea of forming a non-profit, or a committee of Cortes Radio, the founders group decided to continue as a collective.

Roy L Hales – (ph) 250-935-6328, email

This post was originally published on March 15, 2019 and updated Feb 1, 2021