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Nanaimo, Royal Jubilee to be Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 frontline hospitals

Other Island hospitals will be admitting COVID-19 patients and will be used in a support role

Emergency funding available for North Island College students

Funding for students experiencing financial strain that may affect their ability to continue studies

  • Apr 3, 2020

No more ferries will sail from Departure Bay, Mill Bay, Brentwood Bay during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Ferries announces major changes to sailing schedules for 60 days starting Saturday, April 4

Cermaq Canada continues to adapt operations amid Covid-19 pandemic while supporting employees and local communities

As governments, communities and Canadians continue to modify behaviors and activities based…

  • Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19: North Islanders bang pots and pans to honour essential workers

‘Hopefully we can keep it going for them because these people are showing up at work every day for us’

North Island community groups are adapting due to COVID-19

‘The coronavirus and its effects make this a challenging time for us all’

  • Mar 27, 2020
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Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees

Staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel according to Island Health

Funding has been denied for Port Hardy’s much anticipated Multiplex Pool Project

‘reviewing alternatives and opportunities in the coming months to address the aging infrastructure’

NDP’s Rachel Blaney happy COVID-19 legislation strikes the right balance

North Island - Powell River MP was one of three party members participating in debate

  • Mar 25, 2020

BC Ferries passengers asked to avoid all non-essential travel amid pandemic

As of March 24, BC Ferries has not been instructed to restrict travel

Body of missing Ontario man found on logging road outside of Port Hardy

The RCMP stated criminality is not believed to be involved in his death.

Northern Vancouver Island provincial park suspends services due to COVID-19

“We have closed washroom and day use facilities, and camping is no longer permitted”

Town of Port McNeill’s growth opportunities Parts 2-4

Last week’s article on the presentation dealt with the changes that are happening in the market.

  • Mar 24, 2020

Kitchen renovations at Port Hardy fire department Hall 1 nearing completion

The Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary Society were the ones who funded the entire project.

COVID-19: Tofino’s top doctor makes urgent appeal to new visitors

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and City of Port Alberni unite with West Coast communities.

Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits

Visits allowed for critically ill, those in end-of-life care or those that need escorts