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Election 2021: NDP should be wary of weak spots in Vancouver Island stronghold

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In the past two federal elections, Vancouver Island has been a stronghold for the NDP, and one campaign observer predicts it will largely stay that way after Sept. 20.

But there are some chinks in the orange armour on the island given the strength of voter concern about the climate crisis and Erin O’Toole bumping up the popularity of the Conservatives, the NDP’s historical nemesis in the region.

There’s no doubt the recent Green Party infighting offers the NDP some advantage this election with climate-concerned voters, said Mark Williams, chair of political studies at Vancouver Island University.

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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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Election 2021: Federal Green Party’s battle for survival unfolds on Vancouver Island 

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver Island is a long way from the seat of power in Ottawa, but it’s a vital battleground this election for the survival of the federal Green Party.

The party’s only two incumbent candidates, former leader Elizabeth May and Paul Manly, are hoping to retain their toehold on the southeast tip of the island, despite bitter infighting between the party’s leader, Annamie Paul, and some of the party’s brass that dragged on until the eve of the election.

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Nanaimo Climate action committee settles on priorities

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten, Gabriola Sounder, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After a year and a half of meetings and planning, the climate action technical advisory committee has endorsed a draft report on recommended actions for climate adaptation and mitigation in the Regional District of Nanaimo.

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First of two Hybrid/e-ferries for Campbell River run arrives in BC, second on its way

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two hybrid diesel/electric ferries with increased vehicle capacity will begin providing two-ship service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island route starting in early 2022. 

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