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Nanaimo launches new lifeguard course hoping to boost weak staffing levels

Dealing with a shortage of staff, the city of Nanaimo is launching its new lifeguard training program. 'To The Rescue' is a program running through July and August with the hope of developing a new crop of talent to pull from for the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Beban Park Pool, and...

Construction begins on new 6 km active transportation route in west Sechelt

Sunshine Coast dignitaries were on hand to dig their shovels in the ground of a new active transportation route, on which construction started today. The new route will connect West Sechelt and Kinnikinnick Elementary schools, and the six kilometres being added can be used for walking, running, and cycling. The total...

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...

New Nanaimo cancer centre gets rubber-stamped

Premier David Eby and Minister of Health Adrian Dix were in Naniamo Friday to rubber-stamp the concept plan of a new cancer centre. It's part of a larger facility upgrade at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, which includes expanding their existing oncology clinic. The goal is to increase patient volumes...

Sechelt Missing Person: Susan Turrell

Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for help in their search for Susan Turrell. Turrell is a 57-year-old from Gibsons who was last seen on Wednesday, May 24, in the 700 block of School Road. She's described as 5-foot-3, of medium build, with hazel eyes, and long brown hair. Police say that Turrell...
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