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Vancouver Island transportation survey highlights key connectivity gaps for communities

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A lack of affordable, convenient, frequent and reliable options for travel between many Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast communities was the top obstacle identified in a recent regional transportation survey.

Over the summer, the B.C. government funded extensive community consultations to study passenger transportation gaps faced by Indigenous, small, rural and remote communities on Vancouver Island and parts of the coastal mainland, as well as B.C.’s north and its southern Interior.

Poor connections between coastal communities, like ferries linked to transit, insufficient public transportation options to airports or harbours, and a lack of safe, accessible or low-emission services were other roadblocks highlighted in the Island Coastal Inter-Community Transportation study.

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‘Lunch & Learn’ returns to Campbell River with a Legal Q&A

Prior to COVID, the Campbell River business community would regularly get together for ‘Lunch & Learn.’ These were times to meet with people you haven’t seen for a while, and learn about topics of mutual interest. The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce is restarting the Lunch & Learn program this Tuesday, April 18, with legal Q&A. 

“The legal landscape for businesses is changing so quickly. If someone has a business, or is a sole proprietor, or anybody out there who has a business question around a legal issue: this is a great way to come and chat with Taylor Stephen from Tease Kittle Spencer, and Elizabeth Hunt from Campbell River Lawyers. This is their area of expertise. Come on out to the Anchor Inn at noon to have lunch and ask your questions,” explained Mary Ruth Snyder, Executive Director of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce.

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