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Cortes Island has a severe housing shortage and a new survey aims to spawn action

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Businesses, renters, and potential homeowners are feeling the housing crunch on rural Cortes Island. A comprehensive housing survey is being launched to help spawn action.

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We’ve been drinking a lot more alcohol during COVID, study finds

A new University of Victoria study found that British Columbians consumed more alcohol during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than they have at any other point during the past 20 years. 

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Campbell River, Cortes, Quadra – Cold snap impacts a house challenged population

The chill that started just before Christmas has been particularly hard on the house challenged population of Campbell River, Quadra island and Cortes island. 

Some people are living in uninsulated cabins, trailers, boats, cars and tents. 

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The Memorial for Jared Lowndes

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About a hundred people attended the memorial for Jared Lowndes, who was gunned down by the RCMP outside the Campbell River Tim Hortons’ takeout window on July 8, 2021.  

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reports of increased violence during COVID

There are isolated reports of increased violence, both physical and verbal, as a result of increased isolation during the pandemic

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