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Errington Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) hopes to add a valuable new tool to its emergency response operations.
Areas near the water could see between 5-15 cm and residents further inland could see up to 25 cm today. The snow is expected to fall through the afternoon, according to Environment Canada.
The Oceanside local health area leads the Island for third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Motorists can expect to see a heightened police presence targeting impaired drivers throughout the month of December.
Parksville’s Knox United Church will soon be the stage for several debuts, including the launch of the National Stage Company of Canada’s inaugural season.
Rivers have reached peak levels and are now receding in all areas, according to the River Forecast Centre.
The research builds on the group’s 2021 COVID-19 Employee Well-Being survey, which garnered 20,000 responses. New funding will allow them to interview 100 employed parents who have been forced into emergency teleworking.
Maynard Johnny Jr.’s design was selected out of 36 submissions by a committee of Indigenous artist peers and BC Ferries representatives.
The third in a series of atmospheric rivers is expected to impact coastal B.C. beginning tonight, according to the province.
The vessel, temporarily named Island 6, transited the Panama Canal on Nov. 18 — it departed a Romanian shipyard in October, according to a release from BC Ferries.

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