This is an emergency preparedness message for all islanders. Cortes Radio at 89.5 FM now has independent power systems and will stay on air during power outages. Cortes Radio will be your local information source during disasters such as wildfire and earthquake that may interrupt other services. We at Cortes Radio recommend that you always have a battery or solar powered radio and fresh batteries on hand along with a "grab and go" bag for evacuations. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/build-an-emergency-kit
Our local broadcasting still depends on internet service which may fail. We are working on a backup for that also and expect to have it completed in mid 2017.
Stay tuned to Cortes Radio for more emergency preparedness messages.