Letter to Editor | Big Thanks for Blood Drive Support Way to go, Orcas

— from Jim Biddick for Orcas Blood Drive — On Thursday, Jun. 8, your community blood drive registered a total of 84 donors. We welcomed eight first-time-donors. The blood donations collected at the blood drive are critical to maintain a stable blood supply for surgeries, medical emergencies, and for supporting … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Support Resistance to Fossil Fuels

— from Sharon Abreu — This week, Mike [Hurwicz] and I and a few others from the San Juan Islands will be joining a 4-day walk in British Columbia, through the territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum/Esquimalt), W̱SÁNEĆ, səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Coast and Straits Salish … Continue reading

Guest Opinion | A New Vision

— from Joe Symons — Imagine a county whose population of residents and visitors chooses to honor its rural, wild, sustainable, refreshing, slow, nature-dominated, non-exploitive, respectful, in-perpetuity heritage. Imagine stepping off the ferry into a sacred sanctuary. Imagine that while everything looks the same, humans operate with a mindset of … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Winnie Wins a Finnie OPALCO board member Winnie Adams honored with Environmental Stewardship Award

— from Suzanne Olson, OPALCO — On Earth Day, OPALCO Board Member Winnie Adams was honored by the Stewardship Network of the San Juans with a “Finnie” award for her commitment to environmental stewardship. According to the Stewardship Network, “Winnie Adams is considered a champion of local, sustainable power sources … Continue reading