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COVID cases in North Vancouver Island

BC health officials announced 139 new cases of COVID on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at which point there were 42 people in hospitals and 14 of these receiving critical care. The number of confirmed cases among members of the Tla’amin Nation, who attended a funeral and wake in Powell River, has risen to seven. The number of COVID cases in North Vancouver Island is much lower. 

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Homalco First Nation invests in forestry courses for Indigenous students

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Indigenous students can access a tuition-free forestry program at North Island College (NIC) this fall, thanks to a WorkBC grant that was awarded to the Homalco First Nations

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COVID cases in our area

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, as of September 3rd there have been 64 confirmed COVID cases in the North Island region this year. Only 4 were still active. None of these were critical. They did not indicate if there are still any active covid cases in our area, which includes Campbell River, the Discovery Islands and Mainland Inlets, but there have been at least 12 this year.

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Explore Next Door

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Local tourism had really taken a big  hit when Mary Ruth Snyder, Executive Director of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and Dianne Hawkins, CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce agreed to visit each other’s cities and film the event. The pair did not stop there. They launched a social media campaign encouraging people to explore neighbouring communities and leave a visual record of their visits on social media using hashtags like #ExploreNextDoor, #MeetYourNeighbours, and #ExploreBC.

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Home in Kyuquot

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

Kyuquot, BC – Leading up to the New Year, Lucy Paivio kept close watch on the news. As information started to spread about the imminent pandemic, she knew that she had to get out. Before there was any talk about going into lockdown, Paivio begged her husband to make one final trip from their home in Kyuquot to Campbell River.

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