Tag Archives: North Island

Election 2020: Raising BC’s Self sufficiency

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

Though only a little more than 2% of the electorate voted for him in the last provincial election,  John Twigg is back. This time he is running for the Conservative party of BC – which has not contested this seat for decades. Twigg especially wants to talk about self sufficiency in food, policing and banking

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Election 2020: The Wet’suwet’en conflict

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This past winter/spring – the conflict between Coastal Gaslink pipeline the BC government and the Wetsuweten Nation resulted in nation-wide solidarity actions and mass protest. The issue was not resolved and protest was quieted by the pandemic.

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Election 2020: Possibly the longest election ‘day’ in BC history

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This could become the longest election in BC recent history. Advance voting in our riding began last Thursday, October 15th, in the Campbell River Commons. Although Elections BC states it will release a preliminary count after 8 PM on election day, October 24th,  the final count begins on Nov 6, and Return day (i.e.- the official count) is expected to be Monday Nov 16th.

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Election 2020: Forestry and fish are key issues in North Island riding

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Forestry and fish are playing out as pivotal B.C. election issues in the North Island, as two party leaders paid a visit to the riding in the final week of their campaigns.

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Election 2020: Party leaders in Campbell River this weekend

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The leaders of BC’s two largest political parties were in Campbell River over the week-end. 

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