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December 4, 2008

New newspaper launched!

Filed under: News — Jocko @ 9:58 pm

Submitted by Barbara Johnstone Grimmer:

Just in time for Christmas, a real gift is arriving in all Pender Islanders’ mailboxes every second Friday.  A new Gulf Islands newspaper, The Islands Independent, was launched on November 7, 2008 on Pender Island.  The brainchild of Laurie Kay, it promises to be a source of news, culture and entertainment on Pender and the Southern Gulf Islands.  It may also be picked up at TRU VALUE FOODS at the Driftwood Centre, and at a variety of other outlets, including the Southern Gulf Islands routes of BC Ferries very soon.  And it’s free!!  Check out what’s happening in our community, and let the community know what’s on your mind.  Classifieds, too.   Soon to be on the other islands………


  1. This paper seems to be similar to the Island Tides. How will it be different? Will the Island Tides continue? How can one contact the editor? I noticed their website is under construction.

    Comment by Vortexman — January 24, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

  2. The Islands Independent is:

    Editor and ad sales: Laurie Kay
    Photography: Jacquie MacDonald, Shawn Anderson, Natasha O’Reilly
    Columnists: Barbara Johnstone-Grimmer, Bob Tippett, Bev Blenner-Hassett, Peter Sara, Bill Critchley
    Computer technician: Ryan Kay
    Website design: Walter Johnstone

    Submissions are welcomed (written and photographic). Please provide in pdf, jpeg, or other transferable formats, along with contact information.

    The Islands Independent can be reached at 250-629-3306

    Comment by Jocko — January 24, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

  3. Best paper the island has.1000 times better than one sided ramblings of the other one.I hope it’s here for a long time

    Comment by peter norris — January 17, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

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