Tag Archives: Kyuquot First Nation

Ottawa invests $11.8 million in Indigenous commercial fishing ventures on West Coast

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Ottawa is committing close to $12 million to boost sustainable Indigenous fishing enterprises on the West Coast. 

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SRD motion to remove ‘unceded’ from First Nations territorial acknowledgements defeated

How our local government worksPart 3 of 5 from the Feb 9 SRD Board Meeting

A Strathcona Regional District motion to remove the term ‘unceded’ from acknowledgements of First Nations territory was defeated, in a 8 to 6 vote, at the Wednesday, Feb 9 Board meeting.

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SRD against new ambulance service initiative for Rural Areas

The Strathcona Regional District Board is against a new ambulance service initiative that threatens the ability of rural communities like Cortes Island, Sayward, Tahsis and Zeballos to respond when there is an emergency. 

BC Emergency Health Services has sent out a letter stating they intend to create 170 new ambulance service positions across the province. 

What they did not say is they are cutting the pay for paramedics on standby back to $2 an hour. 

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Eight remote First Nations are vaccinated

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

According to recent statistics released by provincial health ministry and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), almost 1,900 doses of Moderna vaccines have been distributed to eight remote First Nation communities within the Island Health region

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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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