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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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Supply chain crunch a ‘nightmare’ for local businesses

By Chelsea Kemp, Brandon Sun, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Already scrambling to adjust to current supply chain woes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, local businesses are now concerned with the  potential effects record-breaking rainfall and flooding in B.C. —  which have closed highways and cut off rail access to Canada’s biggest  port — will have here at home.

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Indigenous COP26 delegates want to be heard by governments

By Jeremy Appel,  Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – First Nations perspectives need to be front-and-centre in any response to the climate crisis, Indigenous delegates to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow say. 

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Canada’s carbon pricing law constitutional, court rules

By Carl MeyerCanada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter — With files from Emma McIntosh

Parliament acted constitutionally when it passed the federal government’s carbon pricing law, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.

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Will a branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency be in North Island – Powell River?

MP Rachel Blaney is inviting the Federal Government to set up a branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency (RDA) in North Island -Powell River.

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