Tag Archives: Alert Bay

First of two Hybrid/e-ferries for Campbell River run arrives in BC, second on its way

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two hybrid diesel/electric ferries with increased vehicle capacity will begin providing two-ship service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island route starting in early 2022. 

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Active COVID case in Alert Bay

Editors note: While Island Health withholds the locations of somewhere between 85% and 90% of the active cases on Vancouver Island, First Nation leaders appear to have been consistently notifying the broader community when there is a case among them.

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Alert Bay has confirmed there is one positive case in the small community, as of Dec. 14.

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Namgis WIn Salmon Farm Appeal

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has decided in favour of ‘Namgis First Nation’s allegation that Fisheries and Oceans should have consulted them before issuing a salmon farm transfer licence to Mowi in 2018.

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3.7% of Alert Bay Residents Tested Have Anti-Covid Antibody

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Preliminary test results from COVID-19 antibody testing in Alert Bay are in, and they’re positive. Around 60 per cent of eligible people came to get tested, and just 3.7 per cent of them had the antibody present, indicating they had had COVID-19 and fought it off. Most of those were people known to have had COVID-19 and their close contacts.

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Albert Bay COVID cases go from 30 To Zero

By Zoë Ducklow, North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Thanks to the efforts of dedicated health care workers, the cases of COVID-19 on Cormorant Island went from 30 to zero over four weeks.

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