Sointula Ripple is an all-volunteer online newsletter published in Sointula, British Columbia, Canada. Sointula has a population of approximately 550 people and is located on Malcolm Island near the north end of Vancouver Island.
The first issue of Sointula Ripple was published on December 4th, 2011. We publish a few stories each week and are always soliciting new submissions.
Local response to the idea of an online community newsletter has been very strong. We’d like to thank all the volunteers that have helped get the newsletter started by creating and submitting an article or photograph. Special thanks to Kathleen Blohm who has worked extremely hard building the website and creating our unique masthead design. Hans Madsen donated the aerial photo of Sointula which he took from his airplane. Sointula Ripple apologizes for any errors and omissions within posts but promises corrections will be made within a reasonable time frame after being notified.
Sointula Ripple is an experiment in community development. We hope the newsletter will grow into something that readers look forward to and want to participate in.¬†Its success will depend entirely on the ongoing desire of Malcolm Islanders to share information, stories, poems and photographs with their neighbours and the outside world.
In addition to your creative work, readers are strongly encouraged to submit ideas and opinions on format, content and presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Back Left to Right: Greg Dobson, Jim Rosgen, Heather Graham, Kathleen Blohm
Front: Shane Field, Jeff Jones – March 2013
“We are asking the friends of our paper to keep in mind we are not a private business. It is the common property of the people”.
Matti Kurrika¬†¬† June 1901.
Matti Kurrika was the Editor of¬† ‘Aika’ – Malcolm Island’s first newspaper