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A batch of fresh foods that was delivered to students’ homes by Gjesdal. (Submitted photo)

Battling food poverty and getting fresh foods to school kids in Vancouver Island community

B.C. charity and food banks come together to help Gold River schools deliver fresh foods to children at home

A batch of fresh foods that was delivered to students’ homes by Gjesdal. (Submitted photo)
(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)

Campers can get one site for the price of two in BC Parks this summer

B.C. campers disgruntled by full rates being charged for half-capacity double campsites

(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)
(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)

Campers can get one site for the price of two in BC Parks this summer

B.C. campers disgruntled by full rates being charged for half-capacity double campsites

(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)
A Lewis’s moonsnail collar, housing thousands of eggs, found on a Vancouver Island beach. (Photo by Jackie Hildering)

Moonsnails’ collar-shaped egg casings not for beachcombers

As pictures of moonsnail collars go viral, Vancouver Island’s Marine Detective, steps in to educate

A Lewis’s moonsnail collar, housing thousands of eggs, found on a Vancouver Island beach. (Photo by Jackie Hildering)
Geoducks freshly harvested off remote waters in B.C. ( Photo by Geoduck from Canada)

B.C.’s $50 million geoduck industry hit after China’s market slumps

More than 90 per cent of the time-sensitive harvest exported to China, business down 40 per cent.

Geoducks freshly harvested off remote waters in B.C. ( Photo by Geoduck from Canada)
A Gold River resident fills out her details, after shopping at the pharmacy, to qualify for the shop local gift certificate. (Submitted photo)

Gold River organizes a shop local initiative to creatively boost economy

Local purchases can earn shoppers $200 gift certificates to be spent on businesses within Gold River

A Gold River resident fills out her details, after shopping at the pharmacy, to qualify for the shop local gift certificate. (Submitted photo)
Campbell River airport resumed services on June 1. (Photo/Campbell River Mirror)

Nine passengers on first flight after Campbell River airport reopens

Pacific Coastal flight 715 arrived from Vancouver on Tuesday morning

Campbell River airport resumed services on June 1. (Photo/Campbell River Mirror)
An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River)

Gold River ready to welcome visitors and restart local businesses

In contrast to single-industry remote communities, Gold River’s diversified economy might help it better survive after reopening

An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River)
The lighthouse at Friendly Cove. (Wikimedia commons)

Friendly Cove and Kyuquot will remain closed until further notice

Transition of other B.C. communities will be monitored before a decision to ease restrictions

The lighthouse at Friendly Cove. (Wikimedia commons)
Grizzly standing on a beach in the Great Bear Rainforest with its reflection in the water. Bob Bush photo.

Vancouver Island grizzlies: moving in, or just passing through?

Lack of data makes seeming increase in grizzly sightings on the North Island an open question

Grizzly standing on a beach in the Great Bear Rainforest with its reflection in the water. Bob Bush photo.
In a video captured by local whale watching tour operators in Campbell River, humpback whales were seen playing near their boat. (Photo/Eagle Eye Adventures)

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

In a video captured by local whale watching tour operators in Campbell River, humpback whales were seen playing near their boat. (Photo/Eagle Eye Adventures)
In a video captured by local whale watching tour operators in Campbell River, humpback whales were seen playing near their boat. (Photo/Eagle Eye Adventures)

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on a rare show near Campbell River

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a local tour operator’s boat for quite some time

In a video captured by local whale watching tour operators in Campbell River, humpback whales were seen playing near their boat. (Photo/Eagle Eye Adventures)
Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School. (Submitted photo)

As SD84 schools look to reopen, Kyuquot and Zeballos opt out

Schools in Tahsis and Gold River will open on June 1, with 30 per cent students expected to come in

Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School. (Submitted photo)
A premier ecotourism destination in BC,Tahsis, is well known for its sport fishing and community spirit.

Tahsis opens its gates to visitors to save local economy

Seasonal local businesses that rely on tourism hope to survive despite drop in tourist numbers

A premier ecotourism destination in BC,Tahsis, is well known for its sport fishing and community spirit.
Derelict boats abandoned near Harbledown Island. (Contributed photo)

North Island First Nations ‘take matters into their own hands’ with environmental clean-up

Mamalilikulla guardians step up to clear abandoned boats after no response from natural resource officers

Derelict boats abandoned near Harbledown Island. (Contributed photo)
Tahsis seeks provincial investment to retain its sole child care facility

Tahsis seeks provincial investment to retain its sole child care facility

To avoid closure of Puddle Duck Daycare, the village has sought funding to relocate the facility to local school premises

Tahsis seeks provincial investment to retain its sole child care facility
Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, captured this image of the grizzly while he was out on walk. (Contributed photo)

Grizzlies that turned up in Sayward last week on the move again

Maybe they wanted to get away from the paparazzi

Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, captured this image of the grizzly while he was out on walk. (Contributed photo)
Cedars Inn, Zeballos. (Contributed photo)

Historic hotel and only restaurant in remote Zeballos considers shutting its doors

Cedars Inn unsure about future after series of financial catastrophes, COVID-19 induced tourism dip

Cedars Inn, Zeballos. (Contributed photo)
Salmon is hung up in a smokehouse in Kyuquot, to preserve it for storage. (Photo contributed)

Parcels from home: How fish delivery links Island First Nation with its dispersed members

Despite the pandemic, Kyuquot First Nation will continue its annual food fish distribution program

Salmon is hung up in a smokehouse in Kyuquot, to preserve it for storage. (Photo contributed)
Routine lab works which were halted due to COVID-19 will resume at the health clinic. (photo/wikimedia commons)

Gold River Health Clinic to resume services that were halted due to COVID-19

Prior appointments will be required for laboratory, x-ray and consultation services

Routine lab works which were halted due to COVID-19 will resume at the health clinic. (photo/wikimedia commons)