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Feds to fast-track new homes on Vancouver Island

The Federal Government are hoping to have more homes, built quicker, on Vancouver Island. On Friday, the federal government announced an agreement with three communities to fast-track over 900 homes over the next three years. This will be done through $33.5 million provided by the housing accelerator fund. The feds say through...

Family Day events to watch for in the Comox Valley

With Family Day weekend around the corner, the Comox Valley Regional District, municipalities and Filberg Heritage Park are inviting you out for some family fun. Filberg Heritage Park: Events are running all weekend at Filberg Park. QR codes can be found throughout the park where you can learn about some of...

NDP planning to bring national pharmacare plan to aid seniors with cost-of-living

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says a proposed pharmacare plan will help seniors feeling the financial pinch avoid deciding to buy medication or groceries. This comes as the Mar. 1 deadline to implement the national plan with the Liberal government looms. Singh says adding a medication plan is very important, as...

K’ómoks First Nation issues statement following cannabis seizure of unlicensed shops

K’ómoks First Nation says they will continue to retain legal and business expertise to amend legislation after cannabis was seized from unlicensed shops on K’ómoks Reserve. According to a statement, the province has moved forward with their next phase of enforcing the Cannabis Control and Licencing Act. The First Nation...

Interfor cuts back on coastal logging production before new duties kick in

One of BC’s largest lumber companies is curtailing production while politicians continue a war of words over softwood lumber. The company’s Coastal Woodlands Division is based in Campbell River. In a statement Thursday Interfor says it is reducing BC lumber production by 30 million board feet this quarter, blaming poor...

BC sets stage for Amsterdam-style cannabis ‘coffee shops’

BC may soon have coffee shops more famous than Amsterdam, after the province relaxed cannabis consumption rules this week. On Valentines Day, the province quietly published a bulletin about public consumption of cannabis. Valid licence-holders are now allowed to promote a place for people to consume cannabis, and spend time...
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