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Province scheduled to install earthquake warning sensors 

The province says they will be amping up earthquake protection this spring by installing sensors to detect the initial energy after it is released from a quake.  According to Emergency Management Oceanside, the Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) systems detect the initial energy once it is released, but also say if...

The qRD announces new Savary Island Fire Department logo

The Savary Island Volunteer Fire Department has a new look. The qathet Regional District announced a new logo earlier this week, saying it is designed to graphically represent the mission of the fire department through three components. The emblem, the Maltese cross, symbolizes the commitment of firefighters to protecting lives and...

Advocates call on province to address healthcare north of the Malahat 

Healthcare advocates across Vancouver Island say the current system is out of proportion when it comes to ease of access for residents north of the Malahat.  FairCare Alliance issued a report outlining what they call the current healthcare reality on Central and North Vancouver Island saying approximately 460,000 residents currently don’t...

UPDATE: Rescue for stranded young killer whale called off Friday

Attempts to rescue a young killer whale stranded in a North Island lagoon were called off late this afternoon . Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) says the orca was not ready to be moved, the team is now planning the next steps and will try again in a few days. In...

Powell River RCMP investigate couch fire behind thrift store

Powell River RCMP is investigating a fire in the alley behind the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Alberni Street. They say Powell River Fire Rescue responded to a couch fire at 7:30 pm on April 4th. RCMP is looking for any video surveillance from the area that might have captured the...

BC moves to block more power-sucking crypto mining operations

BC isn’t interested in building more megaprojects to power private cryptocurrency miners, the energy minister said today . Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, says the province is working with BC Hydro to make sure there’s enough electricity infrastructure for BC’s future, “and that includes regulating...
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