Tag Archives: Shaun Koopman

Focusing on wildfire fuel mitigation

The Cortes Forestry General Partnership is currently focusing on wildfire fuel mitigation strategies. 

While none have been large, there were recent fires on West RedondaReadQuadra and Sonora Islands.

“It’s highly possible that we can have a fire here,” said General Manager Mark Lombard.  

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SRD deciding how to allocate wood chips

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At their last meeting, the SRD Board approved a motion to keep the wood chips created by it’s residential wood debris pickup in rural areas, but have yet to decide how they will be distributed.

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Neighbourhood wildfire threat assessment program a hit on Cortes Island

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

This past week, households on Cortes Island received a flyer in their mailbox encouraging homeowners to organize and sign up for a free Neighbourhood Wildfire Threat Assessment from a certified FireSmart professional this spring.

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Folk U: Are You Prepared? Part 1 w/Shaun Koopman @89.5FM

Are You Prepared? In this part 1 of a 2 part series (2art 2 is a LIVE, In person event on April 22 at 1 p.m.), Shaun Koopman from the Strathcona Regional District will join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to discuss what it looks like for Cortes Islanders (and others) to be prepared for a number of emergencies including fire, earthquake, multi-month power outages, and more.

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How can CKTZ best support its listeners during an emergency?

Cortes Radio is conducting an emergency communications survey, which you will find on their website.

“We’re trying to find out what the community wants in terms of emergency communication, and what CKTZ can provide. I think that it’s a really important project, so I hope that people will take the 30 seconds that it takes to fill out a survey and consider honestly what it is that they feel our community radio can offer them in a emergency event,” said CLIO FM, who’s in charge of this project. 

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