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Canadian association celebrates mental health

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – The Canadian Mental Health Association is marking two special occasions this week. Not only is it the organization’s 100th anniversary, it is also Mental Health Week from May 7th through to...

Turn off the lights and celebrate Earth Hour

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. - Tonight marks the annual Earth Hour initiative. Residents across the world are invited to turn off their lights, and all electronics in an effort to reduce energy consumption. The event has been...

Johns Criticizes Feds on Oceans Protection

The NDP Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni says the federal government needs to establish a national strategy to combat plastic pollution in aquatic environments. Gord Johns says a leaked Parks Canada memo about the...

No Big Lumber Deals Made in China or Japan

There are no promises and no announcements of signed MOU's as a result of the forestry trade mission to China and Japan. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson says...

Feds Make Changes to EI Benefits

The Federal Government has made some changes to EI benefits. Parental benefits can now be drawn over a period of up to 18 months, up from 12 months. However, the benefit rate will be...

IIOBC Seeking Witnesses in Qualicum Officer-Involved Shooting

The investigation continues into an officer-involved shooting earlier this month. On October 12th, RCMP responded to reports of a man who had allegedly stabbed himself inside a vehicle on the inland Island Highway in Qualicum...

Large Scale Marine Exercise Underway Off of Salt Spring Island

A multi-agency on-water emergency preparedness exercise is taking place just off the Northeast coast of Salt Spring Island. Canadian Coast Guard Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard says the scenario for the exercise is that a fire...

New Legislation Aims to Toughen Rules Around Lobbying

The Province is updating legislation to make sure individuals who worked for the government cannot sell their insider-knowledge. Attorney General David Eby says the proposed changes to the "Lobbyists Registration Act" will prohibit former public...

Tribal Journeys Arrives In Campbell River

Tribal Journeys 2017 is underway in Campbell River. Paddlers from across the world arrived at Tyee Spit yesterday following a two week journey, which ends Thursday. Several dignitaries were on hand to witness the event, including...

Canada Day Celebrations…. Campbell River Style

Canada Day festivities are set to roll in Campbell River. Chair of the Rotary Parade Judy Shepley says this years parade is special, as it's a reflection of Campbell Rivers diversity and multiculturalism. "There will be...

How To Properly Celebrate World Oceans Day

It may be World Oceans Day, but a Canadian professor says before we celebrate, we must do more to authenticate the fruits of the ocean. Dr. Robert Hanner with the University of Guelph Biodiversity...

Feds announce program to deal with abandoned boats

The Federal government has unveiled a $6.85 million Abandoned Boats Program. It will provide grants over 5 years to communities where abandoned vessels have become a problem. The program will cover 100% of the cost of...

Softwood lumber dispute rolls along

Forestry communities on Vancouver Island are weathering the current softwood storm. Rick Wangler, of the United Steelworkers Local 1937, says there's been no immediate fallout from the tariffs imposed by the U.S. "I haven't...

Softwood lumber dispute rolls along

BC's special envoy to the United States 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...

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. ...

Heroic woman receives special honour

The youngest Noble Prize laureate is now the youngest person to ever address the House of Commons. Malala Yousafzai spoke in Ottawa on Thursday. North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney says Malala and received a very...

Mounties remove yellow stripes to protest staffing and wages

An RCMP protest over pay and working conditions is growing. It began last week in North Vancouver after the Federal government announced a pay package that fell short of expectations. Sunshine Coast RCMP Sergeant...

Blaney reacts to 2017 Federal budget

The NDP's seniors critic is speaking up on behalf of older Canadians. North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney says seniors issues were mostly neglected in the 2017 Federal budget. "... the investment of $140-million over...

Courtenay-Alberni MP responds to 2017 Federal Budget

A Member of Parliament says the 2017 budget dropped the ball on certain issues for Coastal British Columbians. Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns says no money was set aside for the protection of salmon. "...we...

NDP MP speaks up on tax evasion and border crossing issues

The Federal NDP is looking to raise awareness of tax evasion schemes. North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney says the party introduced a motion for the government to address the issue. "... is about having...
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