The Canada-info.ca website is a showcase of community journalism, from previously underserved communities across the nation, by journalists hired as part of the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). This project was launched by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) in early 2020 and will continue until March 31, 2021. Twenty-two community and student radio stations are participating. The radio programs below were posted to Canada-info.ca incorporated into the Cortes Currents broadcast, on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, on Saturdays 1-2 PM and repeated Wednesdays 9-10 AM.Continue reading Reposts from Canada-Info.ca
This news bulletin was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
While the number of confirmed COVID cases in Vancouver Island and the rest of the province continues to rise, data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows there have been no new cases reported in North Island – which includes Courtenay, Campbell River, and the Discovery Islands, as well as communities further north – for at least a week.Continue reading No new cases for at least a week
On the September 1st, 2020 broadcast, Manda played a recording from back in the pre-COVID days when Folk U offered a series of weekly lectures at Linnaea Farm. The Brain 101 with Hayley Newell, RTC.Continue reading Folk U: the Brain 101 – with Hayley Newell
Welcome to the first of a special series of Folk U Radio done in partnership with Cortes Currents that takes the Folk University model of slow learning, local knowledge sharing, and neighbours sharing with neighbours and combines it with Cortes Currents commitment to covering the news most relevant to our communities at this time. This show is brought to you by the Local Journalism Initiative. – the program funded by Heritage Canada and administered through the Community Radio Fund of Canada .
As smoke fills the air and people told to close the windows after being told to open them to air out viral loads during the pandemic, the question forefront on many minds is “Are we prepared for what’s coming?”Continue reading Are you prepared? The role of citizens in creating communities resilient to Wildfire and other Hazards Emergencies
This COVID update was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
Firstly, some news from a village on the Sunshine Coast, about 26 kms south of Cortes Island by water.Continue reading COVID update for September 16, 2020