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Nearly $72 million invested for climate-action projects in B.C.

A new round of climate action funding encourages local governments to attempt larger projects. The province announced earlier this week that they will provide nearly $72 million through the Local Government Climate Action Program, a program aiming to help local communities lower emissions, turn to clean-energy sources and prepare for...

Overdose advisory in effect on Mount Waddington

A drug poisoning overdose advisory is in effect for Mount Waddington. That comes from Island Health which issued the advisory earlier this week. They say overdoses are increasing in the area. For those who use opioids and stimulants, they face an increased risk from injection and inhalation. In response to the rise...

Island Search and Rescue volunteer gets national honour for bravery

A Vancouver Island man has received the highest recognition in the country for bravery. Nick Rivers with Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received the Governor General’s Decoration for Bravery on Saturday night. CHEK News reports the award was for his actions in December 2020, when he rescued a man from a...

North Island to lose power in Late-May

BC Hydro is giving North Islanders a month to prepare for a planned power outage. The district of Port Hardy says BC Hydro will perform a region-wide outage on the North Island so they can do maintenance work and replace end of life transmission structures. Alongside Port Hardy, other communities including...

Long-time local doctor gets national recognition for community service

A local doctor who has fought tirelessly for North Island communities was recognized nationally for his work last night. The Society of Rural Physicians is holding its annual conference this weekend in Edmonton. Last night they held their awards gala, recognizing doctors across the country for their community efforts. Dr. Prean...

BC Ferries to return to community engagement next month

Coastal communities will get to resume talks with BC Ferries members next month. The ferry line says Ferry Advisory Committees will restart engagement so they can start tackling ideas and requests from ferry users across the coast. Vice-president of public affairs and marketing Lindsay Mathews says while it's important to review...
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