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COVID social groups, sports activities and freedom

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

COVID-19 closures have been hard for everyone, but what has it been like for kids who are missing out on their social groups, sports activities and freedom? And how are families meeting the need for connection and physical activity in this time?

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Marnie’s Books – Small Bookstore with big draw on Cortes Island

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Folks from far-flung places land on Cortes Island every summer to swim the lakes, paddle the seas and explore the forests.

Yet a top destination in this B.C. outdoor adventure paradise is a tiny independent bookstore called Marnie’s Books. The red, cottage-like bookstore punctuated by an aquamarine door is a hive of activity whenever it’s open.

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