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‘High Ground Hikes’ helping people prepare during tsunami awareness week

If you want to be better prepared for a tsunami in your community, take a hike this week. As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, communities from Port Hardy to Victoria are hosting ‘high ground hikes’ to help people get familiar with where they should go in the event of a...

Business Plan Approved for Cancer Centre at NRGH

A business plan for a new BC Cancer Centre at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has been approved by the province.    Health Minister Adrian Dix  says the state-of-the-art cancer facility will benefit patients in Nanaimo and the surrounding region through the latest medical technology.   The facility will have 12 exam rooms, four consultation...

Spring Moth spraying set for Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach

This spring, the BC government is spraying insecticide to combat Spongy Moths, an invasive species that damages farms, forests, and orchards.  Approximately 226 hectares of land are set to be sprayed in Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach starting in late April and will run until mid-June.  The insecticide is applied by aircraft...

Island MP says NDP Scored Wins in Budget But Liberals Didn’t Go Far Enough

Langford-Malahat-Cowichan NDP MP Alistair MacGregor says New Democrats achieved some "significant wins" in Tuesday's federal budget, pushing the Liberals to fund a pharma care program and to provide money for a national school food program.   He says the New Democrats are the party that pressured the Trudeau government to make...

Complex-care housing units on the way for Sunshine Coast and Nanaimo

People facing addiction, mental health and housing challenges will have access to more housing in Nanaimo and the Sunshine Coast.  The province announced that two hundred of what they call complex-care housing are on the way for communities across the province and some will be built in Sechelt and Nanaimo.  The...

Day of Mourning ceremonies set on Island and Coast next week

A couple of organizations on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast will be holding Day of Mourning ceremonies next week on April 28, to remember those who lost their life while working. In BC, 175 workers died from either a workplace injury or disease. In response to these deaths, local organizations...
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