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Some Quadra Students Head back to school

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Students can head back to school on a voluntary basis starting June 1, as the first step in a graduated return to full-time classes in the fall, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced Friday.

But Quadra Island parents’ reactions to the plan run the gamut from outright rejection to wholehearted acceptance of the offer to have kids head back to class.

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COVID-19 tests For islanders with mild symptoms

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Island residents with cold or flu symptoms can now be tested for COVID-19 as B.C. health authorities shift their focus to fighting community spread of the virus and identifying and investigating new clusters.

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Namgis Elder’s Death Heightens Concern

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The shutdown of First Nations communities is more crucial than ever with the sad news that an Indigenous elder from another island has died from COVID-19, says a Quadra Island, B.C., council member.

“My first thought was real sadness to hear this,” We Wai Kai Councillor Ted Lewis said. “It hurts all First Nations to hear this. Quite a few members have family up there, lots of people are related to that community.”

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Airlines spread COVID 19

In a recent article, De Clarke made a connection between “the rapid spread of a novel coronavirus and the historically unprecedented air-travel culture.” While there may be exceptions, this appears to agree with the first reports of the virus outside China: Airlines spread COVID 19.

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