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Pre-existing woes might deepen after COVID-19 for remote Vancouver Island schools

Logistics, transportation and a broadened spectrum of vulnerable students are some of the challenges SD 84 schools will have to deal with

‘Who’s keeping an eye on logging activities on Vancouver Island during COVID-19 ?’

With no watchdog around, conservationists are worried about old-growth logging activities and call for ‘modernized regulations’ in the forest sector

Malfunctioning air conditioner causes smoke damage

Chemainus Fire Department responds to call at Copper Canyon Timber office

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Mira a fresh face at the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment

Mira has been working with local RCMP since September

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation calls for repurposing of E&N rail line

Suggestion: ‘A level, accessible, paved trail that connects communities and promotes recreation’

We’ve given up so much during pandemic isolation, but we’re not alone

Chemainus counsellor/therapist offers recommendations, advice for dealing with a new normal

Tahsis students step out for socially distanced farm to school activities

Students from Captain Meares Elementary Secondary school get productive with outdoor education amidst pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic sparks calls for progressive federal policies

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly is calling for the implementation of a guaranteed livable income

Isolated B.C. First Nation seeks further seclusion in response to COVID-19

Accessible only by air or water, no one can get in or out of Kyuquot without First Nation’s permission

Numerous incidents during high winds prompt police to make safe driving recommendations

Incidents in the Chemainus area particularly dangerous on April 25

Busy Monday afternoon for Chemainus Fire Department

Calls come in for a cold chimney fire and an accident at Henry Road

Vancouver Island wilderness tourism operator optimistic despite business dip

Christine Clarke, a Strathcona tourism operator, believes that people will want to ‘connect’ and come back to nature to ‘heal’ post COVID-19

Borrowing bylaw on new RCMP building moving along

Alternative Approval Process can now be initiated

  • May 4, 2020

Ladysmith Days 2020 has been cancelled

Citizen of the Year will still go ahead, but without any in person ceremony

Long April dry spell part of three phases to the month

Rainy last few days a boost, but precipitation total still below normal

Wet’suwet’en elected chiefs call for withdrawal of ‘premature’ agreement on rights and title

The elected chiefs claim negotiation process ignored them and many clan members

Read Island folks might buy a forest for the third time

After ‘Lot 302’, the Surge Narrows Community Association looks ahead to purchase more forest area to conserve

Coast Guard to follow COVID-19 protocols when seasonal operations in Nootka Sound commence

The Inshore Rescue Boat Program will begin search and rescue services between May to September