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A little paradise provides happiness for Cortes Island seniors

October 28, 2020

The sound of a table saw echoes up and over the evergreen forests of Cortes Island. Concrete spews into foundation moulds. A crane lifts a locally pre-made wooden wall and lowers it into place.

" We are ahead of schedule. Right from the get-go, I think everyone has been interested in the project on a personal level. And so, that shows in how this project is coming together,” said George Gabara, Superintendent, Kinetic Construction."

In May 2020, construction started on four 650-quare foot, one-bedroom cottages on Cortes Island. The cottages will soon be affordable rental homes for seniors.

For full article: A little paradise provides happiness for Cortes Island seniors

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