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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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How Quadra Island Mobilized To Solve A Seniors Housing Crises

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Quadra Island resident Derik Kidd is grateful his small community has strived for years to create a new seniors village so that he and other elderly residents can remain on the rock they call home.

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