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Discovery Islands housing projects provide security for seniors

“I feel this is my home because it’s mine…other people have to cart their stuff around place to place.I’ve live here now for six years. I’ve been happy and comfortable here.” says 87-year-old Douglas Butt of his rental unit at Cortes Island Seniors Village, which is expanding its stock of stable, subsidized housing to meet older residents' housing needs.

Small farmers are big players in food security during pandemic

In the early stages of the pandemic, isolated islanders were fearful about potential food shortages from being at the end of a very long supply chain. But as the weather improved and dramatic food shortages due to COVID-19 didn’t materialize, the mood has shifted. People are more excited about the opportunity to increase food production locally.