By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Green Party is developing an election strategy built around Canada’s urban centres, hoping to capitalize on promising internal polling results that have them in second or third place with double-digit support in some key ridings.
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National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Small rural communities on Vancouver Island are under strain and individual and community health is at risk with the continued lack of intercity bus service on Vancouver Island, service providers say.
Continue reading North Vancouver Island intercity buses on hold: COVID-19
Picture a homeless encampment in a public park. The rains and recent snow have transformed most of the lawn into a massive puddle. The number of tents in Victoria’s Central Park has decreased since last fall, but there were still 45 of them on December 15th. One was sitting on a pallet, which raised the floor above the water, but the neighbouring tents are all in water.
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“If we can go out and clean up – helping another set of communities like the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais and Gitga’at – we can certainly start cleaning up our community. That’s what I’d really like to see coming out of this,” said Jonas Fineman.
He was one of nine eco-tour captains who had just returned from a beach clean up along BC’s central coast.
Continue reading Small ship operator’s beach clean-up