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Haida Nation’s title recognized in historic, national first

It’s the first time in Canadian history aboriginal title has been formally recognized. This week BC passed legislation acknowledging the title of the Haida Nation to their traditional lands. In a statement, the province says recognizing Aboriginal title will not impact anyone's private property, local government jurisdiction, bylaws or government lands...

Rural Island doctor’s fight for his patients featured in new documentary

Doctor Prean Armogam in Port McNeill is no stranger to fighting for what’s right. He grew up in apartheid-era South Africa, enduring brutality and violence, even watching his friends murdered before his eyes. He came to Canada after earning his medical degree. He’s been in Port McNeill for the last 20...

Supporting small business is critical, BC premier 

The province says they’ll be helping businesses who have suffered from vandalism and increased crime, but it will take time to implement.  Several small businesses across the province say they’ve fallen victim to shoplifting, damage, and loss of staff since crime skyrocketed after a public health emergency was declared.   Premier...

Nanoose Bay resident fulfills dreams with lottery win 

A Nanoose Bay resident says she will be able to fulfill some of her dreams after winning half a million dollars in a Lotto 6/49 draw.  Marie Hobenshield says she was completely taken by surprise after she went into Casino Nanaimo to claim her ticket, but when people started gathering...

Gibsons residents will pay more in municipal budget 

The Town of Gibsons has adopted the 2024-28 Financial Plan, including a tax increase for residents.  The budget was adopted during the May 7 council meeting, and according to a media release council says the increases were needed to ensure the municipality can continue to provide services to meet the...

Nanaimo Airport offers tips for holiday travel 

Travel season is starting, and Nanaimo Airport says preparing before you hit the airport will make your travel a lot safer and smoother.  According to a report, approximately 375,000 people passed through the airport last year which they say was the highest since 2019.  Chief Financial Officer Keith Granbois says even...
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