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The Quadra Island Foundation’s First Year

Chair Michael Mascall gave Cortes Currents an overview of how the Quadra Island Foundation came into being, and what it achieved during the year since it applied for charitable status.

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Quadra Island seniors moving into freshly completed homes

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The newest affordable housing project by Quadra Island Seniors Housing Society (QISHS) is welcoming tenants into its recently completed 16 units in Quathiaski Cove. 

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Quadra Island Seniors Housing Project close to opening its doors

After almost a year of delays. the Quadra Island Seniors Housing Project is close to opening.

The 16 unit building, beside Q-Cove Plaza in Quathiaski Cove, was almost ready last Spring. 

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Seniors Housing Projects On Cortes & Quadra

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Cortes Island senior Douglas Butt considers himself fortunate. The 87-year-old lives in a secure, well-maintained cottage in a small seniors complex with reasonable rent and a beautiful garden and grounds. Housing attributes that are exceptionally hard to find for seniors living and renting on Cortes, Butt said.

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New COVID-19 Survey Stats May Not Reflect Elder Cortes & Quadra Islanders

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Seniors are the most likely age group to be extremely worried about their health and social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Statistics Canada survey. But the older residents on Quadra and Cortes, rural islands located off B.C.’s west coast may be bucking that trend.

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