How The World Got Into Stone Soup

By Roy L Hales

Catriona Vega’s first Cortes Radio program consisted of live performances into a single mike. She launched “Stone Soup” after returning to Cortes Island about 2012. It is:  “A cup of folk, a cup of world, a dash of Hip Hop, a splash of the jazz and clues with a healthy dose of Canadian artists.” I recently asked her about how the world got into Stone Soup.

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Behind The Cumberland Tales

By Roy L Hales

A local novel is getting traction in stores from Courtenay to Campbell River. The author describes his work ”a collection of stories, some real, some fiction, all filled with nostalgia of recent (1960’s).” I recently had an opportunity to ask Frank Wayne what is behind The Cumberland Tales.

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The Cortes Island Story, As Experienced By One Of Its First Settler Families

By Roy L Hales

This morning’s episode grew out of an examination of how our attitudes towards nature have changed since the first Europeans arrived. One of my sources had a story every bit as important. Michael Manson’s grandfather came from the Shetland Islands and founded Sunny Brae Farm in the late 1880s. Mike told me the Cortes Island Story, as experienced by one of the first settler families.

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