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Fish farmers say research report “not supported by science”

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C- The British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) said that a recent study by the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is not supported by science or reality on fish farms. The PSF report,...

Mediators named for Island Health’s electronics records system

VICTORIA, B.C.- Two mediators have been appointed to address the issues surrounding Island Health's IHealth system. Jane Morley and Jean Greatbatch will work with John Bethel from Ernst & Young to guide the process and...

Bear Problems In BC Hike Startlingly

Human conflicts with bears are increasing across B.C. That's according to the Conservation Officer Service, who note over 10,000 documented calls regarding human-bear conflicts since April 1st. One reason for the increase, states Deputy Chief Chris...

Pacific Northwest LNG project cancelled

Pacific Northwest LNG will not be moving forward with a multi-billion dollar project in BC. The company says it carefully reviewed changing market conditions and has decided to not move ahead with the...

BC’s New Transportation Minister Is Ready To Make A Difference

BC's new Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure is excited to take on her new portfolio. North Island MLA Claire Trevena was sworn in at Government House last Tuesday. Trevena notes she's excited to get to work...

Plenty of Positives Emerge From 2017 BC Elders Gathering

The 2017 BC Elders Gathering in Campbell River has concluded. The gathering, which brought elders from First Nations groups across British Columbia to discuss issues facing native communities, was hosted in Campbell River for the...

Overpowering Heat Hits The Coast

Environment Canada is forecasting highs close to 30 degrees and tomorrow. A special weather statement has been issued as a ridge of high pressure brings a heat wave to the BC coast. Spokesperson Cindy...

Chief Coroner Says Overdose Crisis Is Getting Worse

The BC Coroners Service has released the numbers on illicit drug deaths in April. 136 people died from illicit drug overdoses - almost double the number from April of last year. Chief Coroner...

Trevena says BC NDP-Greens deal is positive for all British Columbians

The MLA-elect for the North Island says the deal between the BC Green and BC NDP caucuses is an exciting time for British Columbians. The formal agreement has been ratified by both caucuses and...

ICET Investing In Campbell River’s Big Tech Advancement

Island Coastal Economic Trust is helping fund Campbell River's Technology Attraction Strategy. $10,000 is being provided to help further develop the strategy. Mayor Andy Adams says one project the city is working on is...

Clark Brings Campaign To Campbell River As Election Day Nears

B.C Liberal leader Christy Clark made a stop in Campbell River today as the election campaign enters its final days. She continued her pitch that the B.C Liberals is the right choice for job...

CISC Looking To Technology To Fight Invasive Plants

May is Invasive Species Month in B.C and the Coastal Invasive Species Committee is looking for help in finding and tracking invasive plants. Executive Director Rochelle McElroy says there is an app to...

BC Envoy Ticked About Softwood Lumber Tariff

B.C's special envoy to the U.S says new tariffs announced on Canada's softwood lumber is an old tactic by the United States. Congress has announced a 20% tariff on softwood lumber exports from Canada. ...

Final call out for the household emergency prep survey

The Strathcona Regional District is putting out a final call to fill out the Household Emergency Preparedness Survey. Protective Services coordinator Shaun Koopman says the goal is to get a snapshot of how prepared households...

Many lessons learned in year since BC’s public health emergency declaration

The North Island Medical Health Officer says a lot of lessons have been learned in the year since a public health emergency was declared in BC. This weekend marked the one year anniversary since the...

ICBC hoping new technology can help discourage distracted driving

ICBC is interested in learning more about the technology aimed at reducing distracted driving. Mark Milner says they have issued a Request for Information on the B.C Bid website. "We've seen everything from stand-alone smart...

Political parties release election platforms

The BC Liberals have unveiled their election platform. One key plank is a Vancouver Island-specific platform with promises aimed at securing votes on the coast. It was created by Comox Valley MLA Don McRae...

Province bans mandatory high heels at work

The B.C. government has followed through on its commitment to ban mandatory high heels in the workplace. Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond, says the requirement...

Auditor General Pleased With Province’s Budget Reporting

BC's Auditor General has released her report on how the government prepares the expense side of the ledger in the provincial budget. Carol Bellringer had done a report back in 2015 with regards to...

Province Investing In The Future of Film Industry on the Island

The province is investing in Vancouver Island's film industry. $488,000 is being given to North Island College to develop Television and Film Production Training Programs. The programs will be offered at the Port Alberni and...
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