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As Protesters Prepare to Gather in Victoria Government Promises Action on Doctor Shortage

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan met with doctors yesterday to discuss the shortage of family physicians. A million people in BC do not have a family doctor. Following the meeting, the Premier issued a statement saying his government and Doctors of BC agree that people “should be...

X-ray services resume at Port Alice Health Centre

X-ray services are available again at Port Alice Health Centre with a portable unit. Island Health says they had hoped the machine would be functional by May 12. However, it had to be inspected and approved by the diagnostic accreditation program before it could be used. Services are running normally today...

Strong winds to hit North Vancouver Island

Unseasonably high winds will hit North Vancouver Island overnight and into Wednesday. Environment Canada issued the warning Tuesday, saying southeast winds of 80 km/h gusting to 100 km/h can be expected Wednesday morning. They add the winds might hit gusts of 110 km/h over exposed sections. The cause is an unseasonably...

Province investing in public library improvements

The B.C. government is providing a one-time investment of $8 million to public libraries for COVID-19 relief and recovery. The money is being spread among 71 libraries to enhance services and fill gaps created by the pandemic. Provincial officials say this can include adapting physical spaces, delivering computer and virtual technology...

Electrical infrastructure upgrades required as EV sales increase: SFU professor

A professor at Simon Fraser University says more upgrades to the province’s power grid will be needed for coming electric vehicles (EVs). The suggestion comes after a recent BC Hydro report. It indicates EVs will be more available in 2023 as the supply chain rebounds and demand will be fully...

Supply chain issues affecting EV buyers: BC Hydro report

Many British Columbians are hesitant to buy an electric vehicle because of supply chain issues, according to BC Hydro. A recent report from Hydro found that 35 per cent of the 800 respondents would like to buy an electric vehicle (EV) for their next car. However, they say they do...
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