As of Sunday, August 1st, there will be a 75% cutback in the number of paramedics available to the Cortes Island Ambulance Service.
In fact, there won’t be any paramedics available on August 1st, or eleven other days that month.
This is a two person job, but there will only be two paramedics available for 16 of the 62 shifts in August, and service will continue at that level.
Continue reading Revised: 75% cut to Cortes Island Ambulance Service
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Nations and families from far-flung parts of coastal B.C. gathered to launch the Sacred Journey exhibit and celebrate the enduring importance of Indigenous canoe culture that stretches across the Pacific Northwest coast.
Continue reading Sacred journey exhibit celebrates Indigenous canoe culture
At their July 14th Meeting, the Strathcona District Board moved that “a letter be sent to the Minister of Forests encouraging the province to become more involved in research and distribution of science-based information.”
As Mayor Martin Davis of Tahsis, who made the motion, explained, “In the last several years there has been a real drop off of participation of Ministry of Forests in providing the research and background that we would hope would be impartial. I think that is a real lack. To depend on the logging companies for our information is really not the best place to be going for this. There should be independent research we can depend on.”
Continue reading Encouraging the province to become more involved in forestry research
On Monday July 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that August 9 is slated as the starting date for allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada for non-essential travel.
Continue reading Trudeau announces US border opening while cases remain low
Many years ago I watched a documentary covering different aspects about life in the high Arctic. Minutes were spent explaining how the arctic tundra was able to have such an explosion of blossoms from ground covering plants. The ground temperature was able to go much higher than in the open air, about 45 cm above.
Continue reading It Feels MUCH Hotter