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Two electric buses being bought to replace diesel kind on Gabriola Island

Gabriola Island is transitioning to a greener means of transportation.  As part of a $1.7 million Federal Government investment across British Columbia, Gabriola will buy two new electric buses to replace their diesel ones in commission, as well as two electric vehicle chargers.  Chair of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board...

BC Ferries to explore options and cable changes following May breakdown

BC Ferries is exploring dock availability options and alterations on the Baynes Sound Connector route following a complaint after a terminally ill man during a service interruption. On May 2, the Baynes Sound Connector ferry was out of service, forcing Gracie MacDonald to hire a private boat to transport her...

Denman’s cable ferry has to go, says woman whose brother died during May breakdown

The Denman Island cable ferry has been an ongoing disaster since it started in 2016, says the sister of a man who died during a recent service interruption. Gracie MacDonald had to hire a private boat for her terminally-ill brother Andy, to get him to hospital on May 2 because...

Judge upholds former minister’s decision to let salmon farm licences lapse

A request by two Campbell River First Nations for Ottawa to reconsider cancelling salmon farm licences has been rejected by a federal court. Judge Paul Favel ruled that former fisheries minister Joyce Murray’s 2023 decision to not renew salmon farm licences in the Discovery Islands region should stand. Favel said Murray’s...

Unemployment in BC grows while employment stays static, survey shows

While employment numbers saw little movement in May, BC did see an increase in unemployment. That comes from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for last month, showing that Canada had a 0.1 percent increase in employment, totaling 20.5 million people nation-wide with jobs. Their unemployment rate is at 6.2 percent,...

Missing Nanaimo man may be elsewhere on Island, police say

Nanaimo RCMP are appealing to other Island communities to help find a missing man. A missing persons investigation was started June 2 to locate Cameron Snapski, age 27. Snapski has been experiencing personal struggles and as a result, there’s concern for his safety and overall well-being. He has been residing at...
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