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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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Port Alberni’s floating dry dock project

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For over two years, the Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) has been forging ahead trying to secure provincial and federal government funding to build a floating dry dock within the city.

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Indigenous crisis line sees rise in COVID-19 related calls

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From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2020 the KUU-US Crisis Line Society received an increase of 142% in calls relating to loneliness and an increase of 198% for calls about addictions.

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Cermaq Canada’s semi-closed containment system For Salmon Farms

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A major B.C. salmon-farm operator will soon be testing a new containment system designed to prevent sea lice and algae from entering pens and hopefully reduce the chances of fish escapement. Cermaq Canada is assembling the structure, known as a semi-closed containment system (SCCS), in Port Alberni and plans to stock it with Atlantic salmon later this fall for trials at its Millar Channel farm in Clayoquot Sound. 

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