At the Gulf Islands Driftwood, a full-time reporter vacancy is being kept unfilled due to COVID-19 and 20 to 25 per cent fewer pages are being printed in the weekly paper and 25 per cent fewer pages in the bi-monthly magazine. Two additional staff in sales and front-office were laid off.

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