“As many of you might have heard, cases are on the rise within the North Island, which includes the Comox Valley and Campbell River. The number of COVID cases in the north of Vancouver Island has more than doubled in just three days. We are asking everyone to increase their vigilance, when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID 19 ,” said Jesse Ketler, Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District.Continue reading N0rth Island COVID Update: Confirmed cases on the rise
Lately, when 15-year-old K (name withheld to protect identity) arrives outside her school in Campbell River, nervousness sets in.
Her legs start shaking, her entire body begins to tremble and she gives way to uncontrollable sobbing.
Her parents eventually turn the car around and take her back home, to try again the next day.
The heightened anxiety attacks are new for both K and her parents, especially because their daughter is an above average student and has never had a problem going to school until a couple months ago, says K’s mother.Continue reading Extended pandemic feeds anxieties of Campbell River youth
Though the number of active cases within Island Health is still relatively small, they have doubled in a little over a week.
The increase is especially marked in North Vancouver Island, where they went from 10 to 56 in seven days.Continue reading COVID update: A seven-fold increase in Greater Campbell River
A Vancouver Island community has seen a dramatic shift in how it approaches food insecurity — and hopes the change is here to stay.Continue reading Addressing food security in the Comox Valley