“We’ve gone two years now and we’re heading into a third year and I think the variant, although it’s been affecting a lot of people, it’s not very serious and I think we’re looking at the end of this coming,” said Coun. Al Greir.
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is now accepting applications for community-level projects that monitor, restore or enhance regional watercourses.
The sale of over 300,000 speciality BC Parks licence plates has generated $20 million to protect and enhance the provincial park system, according to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
The provincial government has extended its COVID-19 vaccine card program to June 30.
Nanaimo RCMP say Tara-Marie Connor has been located safe and sound.
Police are investigating after four public portable toilets were reported set on fire within a few hours on Jan. 16.
2,150 patients have registered at the clinic as of Jan. 21, according to the Ministry of Health.
The outbreak is limited to the facility’s Sandpiper unit, according to Island Health. 
Tara-Marie Connor was scheduled to receive medical treatment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Jan. 11, but missed the appointment.
“I find it unacceptable that the City of Parksville has been kept in the dark about the decision to locate emergency shelters in Parksville that inevitably require staff coordination with emergency services,” said Coun. Marilyn Wilson.

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