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This was the worst year in decades for families struggling with food prices, report says

This year was one of the worst ever for Canadian families struggling to put food on their tables. The new Food Price Report from Canadian universities shows that faced with rising food prices, people tightened their belts and spent less. Food bank usage also hit record highs across the country...

Snow in the forecast for Saturday on Island, Sunshine Coast

It’s sunny today for much of Vancouver Island, but tomorrow there will likely be snowflakes in the air. Environment Canada is forecasting snow from Nanaimo to Campbell River, inland, and on the Sunshine Coast. A frontal system will hit the South Coast, bringing rain tonight or early tomorrow, which will...

Island airports getting snow-removal machines for Christmas

Airports on Vancouver Island are getting early Christmas presents from the Ministry of Transportation: new snow-clearing equipment. The federal ministry announced $12 million in funding this week for airports in BC. Campbell River is getting more than $500,000 to purchase a new four-by-four snowplow, which will be used to remove...

‘I am concerned his prey tactics are changing,’ Coombs resident 

A Coombs resident says a close encounter with the wolf-dog has left her with mixed feelings after her horses were spooked on trails near the Alberni highway.  Catlin Landriault says she was out for a ride with her two horses when one horse was suddenly spooked.  “I was out riding quite...

Historic agreement reached between the SCRD and shishalh Nation 

The Sunshine Coast Regional District and the shishalh Nation have decided to adopt what they are calling a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on water in the region.  According to the district, details of the MOU outline a framework for a potential reservoir on the shishalh Nation gravel lands and...

shíshálh Nation to host councillor by-election in February

A by-election will be held in the new year to elect a new councillor for the shíshálh Nation, and a nomination meeting is scheduled for this month. The meeting will be held on the 19 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the shíshálh Nation Community Hall. They add that...
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