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Hollyhock Learning Centre CEO looks back on organization’s 40 years, future goals

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

Since 1982, Hollyhock Learning Centre has offered residential programs on a range of subjects, from music, dance, writing and theatre, to yoga, meditation, leadership, business and self awareness.

This summer, the organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary in operation on Cortes Island.

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Canadian Coast Guard celebrates 60 years

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Editor’s note: Coast Guard 509 Cortes Island, in Cortes Bay, has been in operation close to 50 years and is one of four B.C. stations opened  for summer duty. The other three are Coast Guard 508 Sointula; Coast Guard 501 Victoria; and Coast Guard 507 Nootka.

Today, Jan. 26, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has sailed from coast to coast to coast for 60 years.

“To me, working for the coast guard is about helping people save lives, protecting the environment [and] making a difference for Canadians,” Ashley Wilson, officer in charge at the Prince Rupert Coast Guard base, said.

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Wireless network expanding along B.C.’s Highway 4

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The critical highway between Port Alberni and Tofino currently has limited cellular service, leaving travelers and commuters without any way of contacting family, friends or emergency services in the event of an accident.

That’s about to change, as Rogers announced it will be expanding its coverage along the 85-kilometre stretch of highway by building six new cellular towers, and upgrading two existing towers between the coastal communities. 

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City of Prince Rupert receives $800,000 payment from CityWest

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

CityWest grew its workforce by 33 per cent, last year, and made an $800,000 distribution payment to the City of Prince Rupert, the telecoms company announced on Jan. 25.

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Prince Rupert SD 52 trustees at odds over selected Indigenous seat

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

School District 52 board members were at odds on implementing a permanent indigenous board member seat, when discussions arose on Jan. 18.

During the first SD 52 meeting of the new year, board members discussed a BC School Trustee Association (BCSTA) letter to the Ministry of Education regarding designated trustee seats for Indigenous persons.

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