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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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Bute Inlet landslide wipes out wildlife habitat, Threatens marine traffic

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An enormous landslide has scoured the watershed of a remote B.C. inlet and triggered a wave of debris that has wiped out critical salmon and grizzly habitat, and is causing hazards for marine traffic in the region.

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Testing gaps result in the virus sometimes going undetected

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

COVID-19 cases in care homes with even the most stringent screening policies are going undetected, according to a new study, highlighting the need for B.C.’s universal and strict virus-control measures.

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BC LIberals: Double crossed for their cooperation

By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Double crossed for their cooperation throughout the pandemic, B.C.’s reconfigured Liberal Opposition may take a more aggressive, combative role in the legislature, predicted political analysts.

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Kwakiutl First Nation says stop logging on Douglas Treaty land

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Kwakiutl First Nation’s Chief and Council are calling on the government to stop Western Forest Products (WFP) from logging on Douglas Treaty land, a two-mile-thick strip of shoreline between Port McNeill and Port Hardy.

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