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BC River Forecast Centre Warns of High Water Levels

The atmospheric river that brought heavy rain to the region beginning yesterday has prompted high water alerts from the River Forecast Centre. For Vancouver Island, a high stream flow advisory has been issued as river levels increase. There is no major flooding expected, but there is the possibility of minor flooding in...

Aaron Gunn nominated as North Island – Powell River Conservative candidate

The federal Conservatives say they have nominated their candidate for the North Island – Powell River riding. The party announced that Aaron Gunn will be running as a Conservative in the next federal election against current seat holder Rachel Blaney. The Campbell Riverite previously served in the Canadian Army Reserves and...

World’s Largest Hockey Stick to be removed from Cowichan Community Centre

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has decided to sell the World's Largest Hockey Stick (WLHS) and puck. The CVRD says the stick has reached the end of its serviceable life and that its Douglas-fir structure have decayed to the point that it must be replaced or removed to ensure...

New plastic requirements will give better choices to BC residents 

The provincial government says they’re committed to pushing toward a cleaner economy by increasing action on reducing plastic pollution.  In July the province announced the Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation to limit the use of plastic in the production of shopping bags, disposable food service accessories, oxo-degradable plastics and...

New affordable housing development aims to provide 58 units to Chemainus

Some new affordable housing units could be on the way for Chemainus, catering to moderate and low-income families and seniors. North Cowichan has applied to BC Housing’s Community Fund for a 58-unit building at the former elementary school site on 2988 Elliott Street. BC Housing will provide capital funding and financing...

Construction employment downturn causing shrink in Island workforce: CPABC

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia say the Vancouver Island and Coast’s unemployment rate has increased since last year. Taken from its annual BC Check-Up: Work report, they say the unemployment rate was 4.1 per cent in November. That’s up 0.6 per cent since the year before. According to its...
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