March 2021

There are 156 active #COVID19 cases in the central island region.
“With a remote site, there is no access to services, no regular transit access and no integration with the community, which is essential for people who are working towards a healthy, stable life.”
“This is a key project for the town, which will further utilize our prized waterfront and stimulate tourism in peak and shoulder seasons,” Mayor Brian Wiese said.
Sarah Duncan said making housing more affordable is key to attracting young people to the town and is important because of the large number of people getting close to retirement.
“This was a dynamic and dangerous situation involving a multi member response. I’m proud of the way the officers responded and thankful it ended without any injuries,” said Cpl. Jesse Foreman.
People 73 and over can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Island Health’s website says it will have vaccine information for people aged 70–72 soon.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 230 complaints, including stolen power tools and business break ins.
Qualicum Beach will receive $700,000 to expand its waterfront and Parksville will get $315,000 to improve the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Parksville Community Park.
“It’s a struggle in all sorts of fisheries to keep going and it’s really disappointing that someone has done this,” said Josh Young, herring industry advisory board gillnet representative.
There are 142 active #COVID19 cases in the central island region.

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