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General News · 14th January 2009
Peter Henbury
Yesterday (Jan 13, '09) before the regular monthly meeting of the Cortes Island Seniors Society (CISS), members had a chance to tour the 6 housing units and to see the rapid progress being made on the interiors.

Work is progressing quickly, and at least two of the units are ready for volunteers to begin painting. And while we were viewing the houses, Andy Ellingsen was over in Courtenay picking up the kitchen stoves and range hoods. The rest of the appliances will be brought over to Cortes in the next few days.
More Details re Seniors Village
Comment by Sandra Wood on 14th January 2009
The 6 cottages in the Seniors Village are now at the lock-up stage and we are working on the interior finishing through the winter. The cottages should be ready for occupancy by end April 2009.

Of the six buildings, four are approximately 710 square feet and will rent for $650; the other two cottages are approximately 560 square feet with a rent of $520.

Priority consideration for occupancy will be given to the following persons: a) those who are fifty-five years of age and older; b)
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants; c) those who have lived on Cortes for at least three years immediately prior to their application; and d) those whose present housing is inadequate for their physical
needs and psychological well-being.

If they have not already done so, interested parties should request applications and background information by contacting Sue Ellingsen at 250-935-6545.

A committee of the Seniors Board will meet to select successful applicants by no later than end January 2009.