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COVID 19 in Campbell River and North Vancouver Island

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

There was a COVID 19 outbreak at the Discovery Harbour Care Centre in Campbell River, where a staff person tested positive on Thursday, November 19th. 

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Friday the 13th: Vancouver Island’s Highest Daily total

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On Friday, November 13th, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Chief Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced there were 16 new COVID cases in Island Health. This is Vancouver Island’s highest daily total since the pandemic began

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COVID 19 cases: 6 more in Campbell River during October

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BC Health officials tell us the number of COVID 19 cases is doubling almost every 13 days. 

There were close to 5,800 active cases as of 4:30 PM, Thursday, November 12th.

“The data shows us that the virus is able to transmit far more easily in the colder weather when we are spending more time indoors, which means that many of the things that we were able to do safely this summer are no longer safe,” said Provincial Health Officer said Dr Bonnie Henry.

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Aboriginal Head Start (AHS), childhood programs for Indigenous kids

Editor’s note: On Vancouver Island – There are AHS preschools in Campbell River and Courtenay, as well as approved projects in Courtenay and Nanaimo. There are also numerous AHS preschools on the Mainland.

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Lily Patzer speaks with enthusiasm as she talks about Aboriginal Head Start [AHS] — a program that she’s been involved with for twenty-five years. 

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Nanaimo Hunger Strike Finished: More Forest Events Begin

The night before the Nanaimo hunger strike began, Sabina Dennis had a dream about trees. Mother Earth told her, “Why are you scraping off my skin? Now I am exposed. The sun is harmful to me. My flesh is what protects me from it.” The next morning Dennis read about the hunger strike on the internet. She immediately began a fast, but is very slender and became physically ill after four days. She also reached out to the two Nanaimo men through a mutual friend in Sierra Club BC. Sabina Dennis is one of several environmental leaders planning more forest events.

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