Tag Archives: Quadra Island

Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production

In partnership with Cortes Community Radio & Cortes Currents, Folk U Radio offered its first Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production. 

The panel: Binny Paul (LJI reporter for Campbell River Mirror), Rochelle Baker (LJI reporter for Cortes and Quadra Islands, National Observer), Roy L Hales (editor of Cortes Currents) and Ashley Zarbatany (Folk U Radio’s new political and climate commentator). 

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N0rth Island COVID Update: Confirmed cases on the rise

“As many of you might have heard, cases are on the rise within the North Island, which includes the Comox Valley and Campbell River.  The number of COVID cases in the north of Vancouver Island has more than doubled in just three days. We are asking everyone to increase their vigilance, when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID 19 ,” said Jesse Ketler, Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District.  

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COVID update: A seven-fold increase in Greater Campbell River

Though the number of active cases within Island Health is still relatively small, they have doubled in a little over a week.

The increase is especially marked in North Vancouver Island, where they went from 10 to 56 in seven days.

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Parents and teachers push for masks to be mandated in BC

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Many B.C. teachers and parents are incredulous the province isn’t mandating masks in classrooms, especially as new COVID-19 variants begin to crop up in school settings.

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Quadra Island: Deceased former Alberta teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A former Alberta teacher recently charged with 17 sexual offences against students was found dead on Quadra Island in B.C. on Monday.

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