CKTZ Leads Northern Vancouver Island’s Emergency Communications Network

By Roy L Hales

Cortes Community radio’s new tower does not look impressive. It only rises thirty feet or so above the station, but with its installation CKTZ leads Northern Vancouver Island’s emergency communications network.

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Launching Deep Roots Second Season

By Roy L Hales

According to Volunteer and Fundraising co-ordinator Odette Auger, Deep Roots is important because it is “local, regionally based spoken word programming.” Steering Committee leader David Rousseau says, “it builds capacity and connection around Cortes Radio.” Senior producer Greg Osaba explains, “Deep Roots is both a skill building and story telling exercise to generate original stories from people who have something to say.” To which Klahoose co-ordinator Jacqueline Mathieu adds, “The stories that are going to be developed really do need to be told.” They were talking about Cortes Radio’s premiere documentary series. The station will soon be launching Deep Roots second season.
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Appealing To Friends of the Peace River Valley

Request from the Peace River Valley

Dear Friends of the Peace River Valley, The Peace Valley Landowner Assoc. and Peace Valley Environment Assoc. decided to throw everything at the BCUC Site C review, so we retained energy expert Robert McCullough in addition to legal and communication expertise to guide and represent us through that process. In our efforts to save the Peace River Valley, we have worked together to ensure the relevant expert evidence was put before the Commission reviewing this project. In doing so, we have incurred great expense, and are now fundraising to help cover those bills. The work done during the Review will be invaluable as the effort to Save the Peace moves forward.

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Biocultural Ethics

By Bamidele Oni

The relationship between humans and their immediate environment is much more complex than we have always thought. This complexity is well defined in the relationship between biological and cultural diversity which has been found to be more direct, and that each influences the other to an extent. In a more explicit way, bio-cultural adaptability influences homogeneity, and which consequently results in habitat isolation for the reason of adaptive modification. The introduction of bicultural ethics is meant to change the narrative of ecological relationship from the predominantly mono-system status into the new possibility of recognizing the place of other pre-existing systems operating within an immediate environment and without necessarily changing the local setting that may exist.

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BC Is Moving Forward With Site C

By Roy L Hales

When he was the leader of the opposition, John Horgan argued that Treaty 8 Nations “ have entrenched constitutional rights to practice hunting and fishing” on the land that will be underwater if the Site C Dam is built. The BC Utilities Commission recently concluded that “increasingly viable alternative energy sources such as wind, geothermal and industrial curtailment could provide similar benefits to [BC Hydro] ratepayers as the Site C project, with an equal or lower Unit Energy Cost.” Never-the less, today Premier John Horgan announced BC is moving forward with Site C.

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