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Knowing a community through the municipal grants process

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Wednesday April 17, 2024 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends When there's money to be had, non-profits and other volunteer-based groups seem to come out of the woodwork. But it's...

Health & Safety

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Business plan approved for new cancer centre in Nanaimo

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Tuesday April 16, 2024 | NANAIMO, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The business plan for the new BC Cancer centre at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) has been approved. Health Minister Adrian Dix...

Environment & Sustainability

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NDP explores pre-election strategies: critic shuffle & distance on carbon pricing

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Friday April 12, 2024 | NATIONAL NEWS - covered from Vancouver Island, BC Political analysis by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poked a gentle jab toward the NDP and...

Greater Victoria / CRD

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Hwy 1 bridges over Burnside Rd getting bus lanes & environmental...

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March 28, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Improvements are coming to the Colquitz River Bridges which will result in easier more reliable travel for people who commute and rely...

Education

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Budget 2024: Trudeau highlights university research funding with visit to UVic

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Friday April 19, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Victoria this morning, highlighting Budget 2024 measures to strengthen Canadian research and education. He was...

Politics

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Trudeau pushes ahead while Premiers still want federal funds without encroachment

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Friday April 19, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Editorial political by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Provincial and territorial premiers are usually pleased to receive funding from the federal government for things that are provincial...

Business & Economy

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MacGregor supports Port Renfrew recreational fishing petition

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Wednesday April 17, 2024 | NATIONAL (posted from Vancouver Island, BC) by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Fishing is a popular activity in the Port Renfrew area. It's also important for the local...

Food Supply & Healthy Eating

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Food-growing keeners show up for Soil Quality workshop

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Wednesday April 10, 2024 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends It was outdoors on a busy Saturday that a good handful of folks turned up for the Soil Quality Workshop in...

Housing

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New short-term rental rules start May 1, 2024

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Thursday April 18, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends New short-term rental rules will take effect in British Columbia on May 1, 2024. Premier David Eby and Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon...

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