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8 active cases in 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

According to a November 9th report from Island Health, there are now 8 active COVID cases in that part of Vancouver Island stretching north from Courtenay and the Comox Valley. While the number is trivial – most of us probably haven’t even seen one of those eight people – the trajectory is not.

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The ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway between Tofino and Ucluelet

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

Long Beach, BC – Parks Canada is making progress building ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee), the multi-use pathway that extends between Tofino and Ucluelet

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Election 2020: update to the Preliminary Voting Results for 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

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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Two Vancouver Island flower farmers bloom, despite wilting global market

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In March when the Dutch destroyed millions of their highly sought-after tulip bulbs, it was evident that the pandemic had sucker-punched the global flower business. But even as Canadian flower shops shut and farmers battled uncertainty, a very different scenario was unfolding for two east Vancouver Island flower farmers. 

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Limiting gatherings in homes to immediate family and six others.

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

There is currently only one active case of COVID 19 in North Vancouver Island and there have been no reports of new cases anywhere on Vancouver Island since last Thursday, but British Columbia has just set a record for the highest daily rise over a three-day period. As of 4:30 PM Monday, there were 2,316 active cases, and 77 people in hospitals, on the Mainland. It is not certain that Vancouver Island will continue to remain relatively COVID free while the virus spreads throughout the rest of the province. Dr Bonnie Henry has just issued a province wide health order limiting gatherings in homes to immediate family and six others.  

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