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Island residents say travelling for health care can cost thousands

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Quadra Island resident Mike Windrim has logged a lot of miles and doled out a lot of money over the years to get the medical care he needs.

The 66-year-old was diagnosed 14 years ago with a bone marrow disease that affects the normal functioning of his internal organs.

So, like many other residents of rural and remote communities in B.C., he has to travel off island, and long distances for specialized care in urban centres.

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Do Quadra & Cortes Need Public Transit?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Residents living in isolated communities without public transit and no access to or desire to own cars always face challenges getting to medical appointments, work, essential services and in maintaining social connections.

But the COVID-19 crisis is driving up the risks while simultaneously curbing traditional workarounds that rural residents rely on to navigate the lack of transit.

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Quadra Island’s New Caremongering Group Could Save Lives

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Senior Mike Windrim is forthright about what Quadra Island’s new caremongering group and his neighbours’ help means to him during the coronavirus emergency.

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