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Statistics released by the BC Centre for Disease Control show that our area is relatively COVID free.
These are found on a series of maps, and a weekly report, released on Thursday, October 8th.
However a CHEK news report of two cases at Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River could change this.
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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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While only two projects have been cancelled so far, a significant number are on hold. Strathcona Regional District staff are monitoring the financial situation closely. Their preliminary report on the financial impacts of COVID 19 within the electoral areas suggests there will be a budget surplus “primarily due to staff vacancies, layoffs, and related travel and training costs.
Continue reading Financial Impacts of COVID 19 on Cortes, Quadra & Other Electoral Areas
Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Every year, between May to August, Kyuquot First Nation members spread across B.C., and the US receive a doorstep delivery of fish from their traditional land on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Kyuquot will go ahead with this annual tradition of food fish distribution despite shutting its borders and not allowing anyone to travel in or out due to COVID-19.
Continue reading Kyuquot First Nation Sends Fish parcels from home