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BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: BC Ferries announces Thursday round-trip sailing between Nanaimo, Victoria

Route will take approximately 3 hours each direction

 

Firefighter Andrew Pettit walks among the flames during a control burn on June 11, 2019 in Cedar Grove at Kings Canyon National Park, California. (Brian Melley/The Associated Press)

B.C. extends wildfire state of emergency again to Sept. 14

Province says the move allows them to quickly respond to changing wildfire conditions

 

More than 70 firefighters are battling a blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada’s facility near Nanaimo Airport, according to the Cowichan Valley Regional District. (Chris Bush/Black Press)

UPDATE: Crews have contained spread of fire near Nanaimo Airport

Approximately 50 firefighters battling blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada site in Cassidy

 

Toquaht chief Anne Mack addresses the crowd at a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Secret Beach Marina last June. (Westerly file photo)

Vancouver Island West Coast First Nations giving emergency cash benefit to members

‘One of the things the government wants to do is ensure the needs of the people are met’

Toquaht chief Anne Mack addresses the crowd at a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Secret Beach Marina last June. (Westerly file photo)