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Island MP calling for fix of all weather stations on North Island

North Island – Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is calling for all weather stations on the North Island to be fixed, following a deadly plane crash last year. In a media release, Blaney says she has held roundtables with local businesses who are fighting to have the stations adequately maintained...

UPDATE: Fire near Sayward grows overnight

---Tuesday, 10 a.m. --- The fire near Sayward has grown overnight, and is still burning out of control. According to the BC Wildfire Service, the blaze grew to 60 hectares and is now at 90 hectares. They add there is still no risk to critical infrastructure or homes right now, and no...

Dry Conditions Raise Threat of Wildfires

Another week of dry weather is forecast for the region and the Coastal Fire Centre on Vancouver Island warns the wildfire danger is increasing as the forests continue to dry out. Information Officer Julia Caranci says there has been very little precipitation recently, and several high-pressure ridges have moved though...

Local emergency centres get financial support from province

Multiple emergency operation centres are getting a boost, through financial help from the province. The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund will be providing nearly $3 million to several local governments and First Nations, allowing them to buy or install new equipment to help improve the centres. Along with bringing more supplies, the...

Struggling military vets need more support to access housing: North Island MP

Veterans struggling to find housing need more help from the government, says North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney. Veterans Affairs Canada this week announced who will receive money this year from the $6 million Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund. Only $500,000 is targeted nationally towards veterans who are homeless, or...

Eby calls byelections for seats of two former prominent NDP MLAs including Horgan

Let the campaigns begin. Premier David Eby has called byelections to fill the seats of two prominent New Democratic Party Members of the Legislative Assembly who resigned from their posts earlier this year, including his predecessor. The seats of former premier John Horgan and former minister of Tourism Melanie Mark will...
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