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Virtual salmon farm tour open to all along with live Q&A

If you’ve always wanted to see a salmon farm for yourself, the BC Salmon Farmers are hosting a live virtual tour early next month. The association is hosting a web-based seminar featuring fish health and feed experts, an Indigenous farmer, and representatives from the Global Seafood Alliance on June 4....

First of 10 passenger liners to be converted to air tankers arrives on Island

Just two weeks ago it was carrying passengers across the United States. Now, a retired Boeing passenger liner is the newest addition to Coulson Aviation’s fleet of firefighting equipment. It was delivered on Wednesday by Southwest Airlines and met with a water salute ceremony on the tarmac by the Sproat...

Town of Ladysmith celebrates opening of new hotel 

A street party in Ladysmith welcomed the opening of a Canadian Heritage building which the new owners say will help draw tourism to the area.  According to the Ladysmith Historical Society, the hotel was originally built in 1900 and was primarily used as supportive, affordable housing, to support transient men...

Canada Infrastructure Bank lends $75 million for ferry project

BC Ferries will be able to buy four zero-emission vessels, thanks to a loan from the Canada Infrastructure Bank. According to the bank, they are lending $75 million to the ferry-line to buy these vessels, which would launch the vessel electrification program. The program's goal is to replace the current fleet...

Wilderness Committee says BC NDP Plan for Old Growth Nothing New

The Wilderness Committee says the province's latest plan for old-growth forests is underwhelming and lacking in any new interim measures to protect the most endangered old-growth forests. The environmental group says the new plan, called From Review to Action, continues to focus on previously announced measures and is "classic...

Full road closure set for Highway 19 Northbound for sign installation

Expect a full road closure while Driving Highway 19 northbound, because crews are installing signs. Mainroad North Island Contracting says crews are installing signs on the highway between Cumberland Interchange and Cook Creek. Along with the closure, there is also a speed reduction in the area. They ask you to slow down...
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