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Vancouver Island University (VIU) will host an online webinar about the future of reconciliation in Canada on April 20. 
An average of 68 people are injured in 320 crashes every year on Vancouver Island over the Easter long weekend, according to ICBC statistics.
The provincial government is encouraging people living in coastal communities to participate in Tsunami Preparedness Week, from April 10-16.
Eight Parksville and Comox Valley retirees will tackle the 10 km Virtual Vancouver Sun Run this month to raise funds to put Kenyan students through high school, where tuition is not free.
The toxic drug crisis claimed the lives of 327 Island Health residents last year — the majority of deaths were men aged 30-59 years, according to Island Health.
A Talking Stick gifted by University of Victoria officials to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) chancellor, Cloy-e-iss, Dr. Judith Sayers, solidifies a longstanding relationship between the two institutions and reaffirms a commitment to reconciliation.
Vaccine policies, higher than expected retirements and difficulty recruiting internationally because of the pandemic have all contributed to BC Ferries’ staffing challenges.
VIU’s Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Program (CETP) offers students with disabilities, or those who have faced employment barriers, the opportunity to learn all the essential skills of being an entrepreneur.
Dr. Sandy Shultz’s research at VIU will aim to identify new and reliable methods to detect brain injury in intimate partner violence situations, as well as develop interventions that will improve recovery.
“I went from feeling like I had the flu with a massive headache, lower back pain, a clogged ear and being super tired to feeling 90 per cent myself within three hours of the treatment,” said Chris Daw, a 52-year-old Paralympic athlete.

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