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Cortes and Quadra ditched single use plastics long ago

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two tiny B.C. island communities are well ahead of the curve when it comes to the federal government’s move to ban single-use plastics.

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The Bird’s Eye Is Back

After twenty years of operation, Quadra Island’s only weekly news publication suspended operations on March 25. As publisher/editor Amanda Smith explained, “the COVID emergency and the subsequent cancellation of all social events and shutdown of businesses meant that advertising revenue plummeted and I can no longer cover the bills.” Since then, a number of community members have kept encouraging her to bring it back. This morning there is good news: the Bird’s Eye is back. 

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Grocery Stores Provide Essentials For Cortes & Quadra

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Bertha Jeffery, owner of the Cortes Market grocery store, is unequivocal about how critical her staff is in serving the store’s small island community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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