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2019: Willow: The Southend

(From the Archives: November 18, 2019)

Willow acknowledges the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory or the Laich-Kwil-Tach people of the Wei Wai Kai Nation.

Quadra Island’s folk roots quartet Willow has just released a new EP: “The Southend.” They chose that name because the EP was recorded at the United Church in Cape Mudge, and many of the associated photos were taken in a field near Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge. (Both sites are in the south end of Quadra Island. ) Asked what is special about this particular release, Noelle Maffin says that she usually finds performing so much easier than recording, but “there was a sense of magic in the room. This [EP] just fell into place and was recorded very easily in about five hours.” 

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2019: How To Set Up A NEPP In Your Community

[From the Archives: Nov 11, 2019]

Quadra Island probably has one of the most highly developed Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Programs (NEPP) in Northern Vancouver Island. In the last of my interviews from the 2019 Emergency Preparedness Tradeshow, Betsy Young Quadra Island’s NEPP coordinator,  explained how to set up a NEPP program in your neighbourhood.

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Quadra Island’s water problem

This story was originally broadcast on Nov 4, 2021

Quadra Island’s groundwater appears to be disappearing. 

“We need to figure out where it’s going, how much we have that we don’t know about and then how we can make sure that not just the people on Quadra, but also the environment and businesses get what they need,” said Jude McCormick, leader of the Quadra ICAN water security team.  “It is a Herculean task and the first part is to make people aware that we have a problem.” 

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Kayak Surfing off Quadra Island

Reuben Buerge has been surfing sea kayaks in our area for the past 10 to 12 years. 

This relatively recent sport only reached North America during the 1980s and Buerge is not aware of reaching the waters off Quadra Island more than two decades ago. 

“Surfing sea kayaks is a pretty kind of niche-y thing. You really only  see it in a few areas in the world and we’re lucky enough to have that amazing feature in our backyard that’s perfect for us,” he explained. 

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High speed internet: Are Read, West Thurlow and part of Quadra Island being left out?

How our local government worksPart 4 of 5 from the Feb 9 SRD Board Meeting

As the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) prepares to amend its indebtedness agreement with CityWest, to pay for the installation of high speed internet, Regional Director Jim Abram is concerned that parts of area C are being left out.  

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