Seven antique cars pulled into Mansons Landing shortly after 12:30 on Wednesday, June 21.
There was a lot of anticipation prior to to their arrival.
Melanie Boyle, Managing Director/Curator of the Cortes Island Museum, explained, “So far as I know, we’ve never had 15 vintage cars arrive here on the island. We as a museum celebrate histories of various sorts and histories of the island, old technologies and looking back at a day when people traveled differently, slower forms of transportation and different speeds in the world. This is really a celebration of that and, I’m sure it takes a special sort of person who has a devotion to restoring older things and a value of not trashing things and always looking for the newest, but respecting something of the past and with it heritage and stories that go along with it.”
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By Brishti Basu, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The first few breast cancer and prostate cancer patients started travelling from their homes in British Columbia to receive radiation therapy at two clinics in Bellingham, Washinton, this spring. They are part of a provincial government response to a growing backlog of cancer treatment. The province announced its plan to send patients to Washington state for cancer care last month.
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By Michelle Gamage, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
British Columbians will get four new cancer care centres that can offer radiation treatment as the province gets ready for an increase in cases of age-related cancers.
Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday that new cancer care centres will be opening in Kamloops, Nanaimo, Surrey and Burnaby.
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By Shilpashree Jagannathan, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Mayor and council in Burnaby, B.C. have voted to add caste as a protected category in the city’s code of conduct. The motion, tabled by Councillor Sav Dhaliwal on Monday, was passed unanimously to include caste as a protected category in city policies.
This follows two recent steps taken by Canadian jurisdictions to ban caste-based discrimination specifically.
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By Aaron Hemens, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
As the January rain falls around her, Khursten Bullock carefully approaches a tipi that was recently assembled alongside the Trans-Canada highway in “Burnaby.”
The structure, emblazoned with a “Stop TMX” sign, interrupts the 1,150-km path of the still-unfinished Trans Mountain expansion project (TMX) — part of an ongoing effort with the environmental group Protect the Planet to set up camps along the pipeline route.
Continue reading Land defenders build tipi along TMX construction route in ‘Burnaby’