Posted: 08/06/2012 at 18:29
Kate, the island is fairly self-sufficient--there are 2 grocery/liquor stores, a great veggie market, a pub, a class resort, harbours, two provincial parks [one of which runs a bus to the pub from the campground], and a farmers'market every Saturday. There is no bank, but several ATM machines. We have a library, school, and bookstore. I take the ferry to town every so often to stock up on meat, etc, and have a huge freezer. We have a medical center, but have been looking for a doctor for over a year- we have to make do with locums and a nurse practitioner. Dentist comes once a week.