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Non-profit purchase of 334 Island apartments aims to preserve affordable housing

Residents in nine apartment buildings on Vancouver Island don’t have to worry about losing their homes for new development, thanks to a change in ownership. Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon was in Campbell River Thursday to announce that apartment buildings in Port Hardy, Campbell River, and Duncan have been purchased by...

Town of Gibsons makes water strategy recommendations to SCRD 

The Town of Gibsons says improvements need to be made to the existing water strategy to make sure a supply is reliable to reach all users during drought season.  A proposal was put forward by the town to the Sunshine Coast Regional District during a committee of the whole meeting...

Catalytic converter theft awareness campaign gets high praises 

A campaign to reduce catalytic converter theft was labelled as a complete success by Nanaimo RCMP as cars lined up to take advantage of a free etching.  A partnership between Central Vancouver Island Crime Stoppers, RCMP, and Auto-Check Automotive saw over 100 catalytic converters engraved with the hopes of reducing...

Reuse Rendezvous kicks off in Nanaimo this weekend 

Nanaimo’s annual Reuse Rendezvous is back, and residents are being encouraged to take advantage of the event and help keep useful items out of the landfill.  The annual event is taking place this weekend and city residents are being encouraged to place unwanted toys, sporting goods, furniture, books, bikes and...

BC Transit discontinues paper tickets sales for riders on the Sunshine Coast

In a press release, the transit service says it will end the sale of 10 Ride Tickets, the Adult Monthly Pass and the Student/Senior Monthly pass as they transition to their electronic fare system. They add that cash and the BC Bus pass will still be accepted.  Local transit services will...

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to receive second urgent and primary care centre

Residents of Nanaimo and the surrounding area will soon have better access to healthcare.  A second urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) is set to open in Nanaimo in 2025, replacing the temporary clinic that opened on June 12, 2024.  Minister of Health Adrian Dix said the Provincial Government is taking...
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