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Two ferries away from Vancouver Island: No food or gas shortages on Cortes Island

The panic buying that swept throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland last week has not reached Cortes Island. 

Eva, from the Gorge Harbour General store suggested that, “People on Cortes are probably better prepared.”

The only place she noticed the shortage was gasoline, because the provincial government was limiting sales to 30 litres.

Curt Cunningham, from the Squirrel Cove General Store, believes that rationing boosted his gasoline sales 50% – because most people purchased up to the limit!

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Election 2021: Activists gather for climate change event in Campbell River

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Twenty activists from Campbell River, Quadra Island and Comox turned out for “Canada is still on Fire – 350.org day of Action” in Campbell River on Wednesday Sept. 8.

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Rainbow Ridge: Preparing for the next round of funding

 Rainbow Ridge is not one of the six Vancouver Island projects that BC Housing is funding this season. 

“We suspected that was a possibility because there were so many applications and so much need across the province. We definitely had our fingers crossed and hoped we would be accepted but, unfortunately, we were not,” said Elizabeth Anderson, President of the Cortes Community Housing Society (CHS).

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anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s healthcare system

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Friends, family and allies are calling for significant reform to B.C.’s healthcare system. Connor Sutton, a 23-year-old Indigenous man from T’Sou-ke Nation, received what they say was racist treatment and inappropriate care at two Vancouver Island hospitals.

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Should We Reopen Island Rail?

The Island Railway suspended operations on March 18, 2011, due to safety concerns about the condition of the tracks. Plans to reopen the line continue to this day. In fact, one of the items of correspondence at the  Strathcona Regional District’s May 13th Board Meeting was an email from Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog.

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