All posts by Rochelle Baker

Rochelle Baker is a staff reporter with Canada’s National Observer, thanks thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative of the Government of Canada. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer in BC’s Lower Mainland for over 7 years and is also the Vice President of Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM.

Media Aid An Unlikely Cure For Quadra Newspaper

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As a small island newspaper was dealt a deathblow by COVID-19 on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced financial aid for Canadian media, which the newspaper industry promptly decried as inadequate.

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COVID-19 at Campbell River retirement residence

Editor’s note: This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Campbell River.

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A retirement home in the Vancouver Island community is under quarantine after a resident fell prey to the pandemic sweeping across the globe.

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