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UPDATE: Seaplane wreckage located, RCMP dive team en route to investigate

---November 28--- RCMP say the bodies of a pilot and two passengers are with the BC Coroners Service after being located over the weekend from a plane that crashed north of Port Hardy. In an update Monday, RCMP say the dive team found the bodies on Saturday. The pilot and two...

No warnings issued after Island earthquake yesterday

You weren't imagining something if you felt the earth move under you just after dinner time last night. A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the west coast of the island near Tofino at 7:50 pm. Earthquakes Canada says they haven't received any reports of damage, but people have reported to them that...

Widespread snowfall expected next week for Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast

It appears old man winter might be paying the Island and Sunshine Coast a visit next week with temperatures near zero and snowfall likely. Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Derek Lee says cold air from the north will start making its way to the Island starting on Monday, combining...

Canada, province invest up to $24.7M to bring high-speed internet to over 5,000 households

The governments of both Canada and British Columbia are investing up to $24.7 million in funding to bring high-speed internet to over 5,000 households. Minister of Rural Economic Development Gudie Hutchings said the investment is necessary as access to the internet is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. “Access to...

New funding announced to beef up specialized units and rural police forces

The B.C. government will be spending $230 million over the next three years to help rural police forces and specialized units to have enough officers. “Everyone deserves to feel safe, and my government is working on every front to protect our communities and make them stronger,” said premier David Eby...

New dual-language highway signage installed in Tla’amin territory

Highway signage in Tla’amin Nation territory is getting a facelift, with both traditional and English names for locations. The first sign was unveiled on Nov. 22, after a commitment from the Ministry of Transportation was made in 2016. The signs reflect Tla’amin’s traditional ʔayʔaǰuθəm place names along with their English...
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