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New Disaster preparedness app coming to Vancouver Island

A new disaster preparedness app is about to be deployed in seven Vancouver Island communities.

Pilot projects will be launched in the Village of Tahsis, District of Tofino, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and City of Nanaimo next month.

Preparations are underway to bring the project onstream in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

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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: The number one issue is building resilient communities, says Grenz

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The key issue in this federal election is building thriving and resilient communities, according to Jennifer Grenz, the Liberal candidate for North Island-Powell River.

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Parksville & Qualicum homeless left out in the cold

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Environment Canada issued sweeping alerts for Vancouver Island this week predicting the coldest weather of the year as arctic air and frigid temperatures descend along its east coast.

Yet the homeless in Parksville and Qualicum Beach have nowhere to seek warmth from the deep freeze after the region’s only cold weather shelter was closed last March.

Rev. Christine Muise of OHEART — a coalition of nine churches in the region that ran the shelter — has been advocating for a solution for close to a year after the shelter at St. Anne’s church had to close because the facility was inadequate to meet COVID-19 concerns.

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Election 2020: update to the Preliminary Voting Results for Vancouver Island

The most recent change to Elections BC’s Preliminary Voting Results, at the time of this writing, was made at 2:53 PM on October 28, 2020. 

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