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99049news1Walkers, grocery store customers courteous with physical distancing in B.C.
99044news2B.C. worker advocate group calls for more sick days, protected medical leave
99032news3COVID-19: B.C. universities opt out of in-person spring graduation ceremonies
99025news410% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are 40 or younger: Canada’s top doctor
97819news5Trudeau promises $82B in economic supports in COVID-19 fight
99021news6Canada to spend $2B more on procuring medical supplies for COVID-19 fight
99013news7World COVID-19 updates: Putin may be exposed; 30,000 prisoners released
99010news8‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19
99008news9Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a ‘huge problem’ as COVID-19 spreads
99006news10Canadians asked to wash mailboxes, keep dogs at bay, to ensure safe mail delivery
99004news11Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,’ says union seeking more support
99002news12Transparency on COVID-19 response crucial: former public safety minister Goodale
98998news13BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers
99000news14City of Port Alberni to review 2020 budget in response to COVID-19
98996news15Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
98994news16Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’
98989news17‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic
98983news18World COVID-19 updates: U.S. cases surge past 125,000; Disease slows slightly in Italy
98980news19Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19
98978news20B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered
98976news21Canadian ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions
98973news22Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ Canadians stepping up to challenge of COVID-19
98967news23Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights
98965news24WestJet extends international flight suspensions into May amid COVID-19 pandemic
98959news25Cruise ships, one with COVID-19 on board, carry Canadians covertly through Panama Canal
98963news26’The energy sector is destroyed beyond repair’: expert on COVID-19’s impact on economy
98957news27Alberni school district takes a week off to plan for online education
98953news2824,000 Canadian Forces members ready for COVID-19 response: Defence Minister
98951news29Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau
98943news30Crucial details of Ottawa’s proposed wage subsidy program expected today
98949news31Battling addiction in self-isolation: online AA meetings can help
98933news32World COVID-19 morning update: Olympics delayed one year; 12,000 health care workers infected
98920news33Trump: We won’t pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan
98904news34Evening world update: U.S. restrictions extended 30 days; NY deaths near 1,000
98940news35‘There isn’t consistency:’ COVID-19 response varies for children in care
98929news36Newspapers are safe to touch, World Health Organization confirms
98917news37‘It’s up to us: Recently-returned B.C. couple urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously
98905news38‘Nothing concrete’: Tenants, landlords lack details after B.C. unveils COVID-19 rental aid
98899news39COVID-19 in Canada update: Meat plant worker tests positive; 1 million file for EI
98897news40Canadian among dead after plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 on board
98895news41Canada will make sure masks sent by China meet quality standards: Trudeau
98892news42Experts study how coronavirus pandemic affects trust in officials, ourselves
98890news43Home becomes school and workplace as students switch to online learning
98888news44B.C. issues guidelines about distancing, reusable bags to grocery stores amid COVID-19
98886news4514-day quarantine is key, but hospitals preparing for potential COVID-19 ‘surge’: Tam
98884news46‘Do something now:’ Inmate’s wife calls for release of non-violent offenders
98875news47World COVID-19 update: U.S. expects 100,000 deaths; Oregon declares disaster
98873news48No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau
98867news49Canada could face legal trouble over refugee deportations amid COVID-19 crisis: advocates
98857news50B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic
98939news51IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19
98864news52Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert
98859news53Sewers stitch masks to free up supplies for front-line health-care workers
98844news54COVID-19 world update: Enforceable quarantine in NYC?; France orders 1 billion masks
98931news55Vancouver Island farmers demand on-site slaughter
98842news56Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine
98861news57COVID 19: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, other First Nations mobilize resources
98840news58B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada, and there’s a few reasons why
98834news59B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care
98832news60B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners
98826news61Latest Canadian updates: About 7% of COVID-19 cases require hospitalization
98822news62‘Tremendous’ response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand
98820news63Federal doctor says COVID-19 battle will last ‘months, many months’ as cases soar
98818news64Canadians with COVID-19 symptoms to be denied boarding domestic flights, trains
98812news65Morning world update: Cases surge past 600,000; positive news in Germany
98803news66World update, 9:30 p.m. March 27: Positive news in Korea as U.S. hits 100,000 cases
98791news67Kids get back to learning in B.C., online
98789news68UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP now unsure what vehicle missing teen and man may be travelling in
98784news6967 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region
98782news70Legal time limitations on civil court proceedings in B.C. suspended due to COVID-19
98780news71‘Now is not the time to bag that peak’: BCSAR manager discourages risky outdoor adventures
98778news72Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic
98776news73Nanaimo couple caught aboard cruise ship with four dead and COVID-19 present
98768news74COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees
98760news75Canada COVID-19 update: Wage subsidies, rate cuts, possible charge for coughing
98756news76BC Transit to limit riders on buses to allow for physical distancing
98754news77B.C. Greens suspend leadership race due to COVID-19
98752news78COVID-19: Here are the measures being taken at B.C. care homes
98748news79Service Canada offices to shutter for in-person services over COVID-19 concerns
98746news80B.C. COVID-19 contact restrictions working, Dr. Bonnie Henry says
98742news81Man arrested for ‘purposely coughing in someone’s face while feeling ill’: N.B. police
98740news82COVID-19: How to apply for employment insurance
98738news83BC Farmers Markets move to online platform amid COVID-19 concerns
98736news84Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small businesses amid COVID-19
98734news85Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25%
98732news86US has most COVID-19 virus infections in the world right now
98721news87World COVID-19 update, 5:30 a.m.: British PM tests positive; US Surgeon General not satisfied
98717news8810 p.m. world COVID-19 update: Asian markets gain; US set to pass $2.2 trillion package
98715news89Conservatives suspend party’s leadership race in face of COVID-19 crisis
98713news90With B.C. schools closed to most, teachers reach tentative three-year deal
98703news91World COVID-19 5:30 p.m. update, March 26: Washingon governor says ‘we gotta pound it’
98710news92COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of ‘cures’
98697news93B.C. man returns to isolation in China nearly two months after fleeing COVID-19 scare
98728news94B.C. service aims to connect those in need with volunteers amid COVID-19 crisis
98701news95B.C. egg, chicken farms facing down challenge of COVID-19
98707news96Should non-violent offenders be released from prison to avoid COVID-19 spread?
98695news97RCMP, prime minister warn of text scam related to COVID-19 relief
98726news98Donors in Port Alberni called on to give blood
98693news9966 new B.C. cases of COVID-19, up to 725 positive tests so far
98691news100Case of COVID-19 at Campbell River seniors residence confirmed
98689news101‘Strongly’ and diplomatically, Canada tries to block U.S. soldiers at border
98685news102Some big city shoppers heading to small B.C. towns to stock up on COVID-19 supplies
98680news103Not the time for vacation: Trucker discouraged to see B.C.-bound Alberta travellers
98678news104B.C. 211 hotline expands to link COVID-19 homebound seniors, volunteers
98676news105COVID-19: Here’s what is considered an essential service in B.C.
98668news106BC Liquor Stores closing on Sundays, seeing skyrocketing sales amid COVID-19
98666news107Purple Day 2020: Epilepsy awareness heads online
98670news108World COVID-19 12 p.m. update: WHO chief urges aggressive action
98656news109Canada-wide Tragically Hip sing-along planned for March 26
98654news110Famed Victoria wolf Takaya shot and killed on south coast of Vancouver Island
98652news111Schooling stays home next week for most B.C. students during COVID-19
98650news112Taking time off work due to COVID-19 now falls under medical leave
98648news113B.C. bans ‘shameful black market’ of food, medical supplies; limits buying quantities
98646news114Increased coronavirus cases spark B.C.-wide burning restrictions
98644news115Ottawa seeking lower credit card interest rates amid COVID-19 crisis
98636news116PHOTOS: With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers
98634news117COVID-19 cases march higher despite restrictions and threats of punishment
98632news118CMHC expanding insured mortgage purchase program to $150B, up from $50B
98630news119Death looks different in a pandemic: B.C. bereavement workers, religious leaders taking new measures
98620news120COVID-19 morning Canadian update: Cases nationwide climb to 3,500
98626news121World COVID-19 5:30 a.m. update: 500,000 infections globally
98606news122COVID-19 major world updates, 9:30 p.m.: U.S. Senate approves $2-trillion relief package
98598news123RCMP seek help locating man potentially headed for Vancouver Island from Jasper
98604news124Tsunami waves, earthquakes and COVID-19: What if the worst ‘worst’ case scenario hits the Coast?
98610news125Photographer documents families in isolation with the Front Door Project
98602news126VIDEO: Young B.C. couple tie the knot in wake of COVID-19
98593news127COVID-19: Tseshaht First Nation declares state of emergency
98591news128Body of missing Ontario man found on logging road outside of Nothern Vancouver Island town
98583news129Island business owner starts #SocialDistanceChallenge during COVID-19 pandemic
98581news130Weddings, big gatherings have to stop, B.C.’s COVID-19 doctor says
98574news131World COVID-19 3:30 p.m. update: WHO chief commends Trump
98572news13255 healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C.
98570news133Suspect leaps from second-storey window after alleged break-in at Nanaimo daycare
98566news134B.C. promises up to $500 monthly in rent support amid COVID-19
98564news135Electric Vehicle Association asks Vancouver Island scrap dealers to keep an eye out for stolen chargers
98559news136COVID-19: Latex gloves, paper towel and wipes are not flushable, local authorities warn
98548news137World COVID-19 11 a.m. update: Infections in Italy level off
98544news138Pandemic-related supports coming for media and journalism, Trudeau says
98538news139UN chief urges $2 billion for vulnerable nations with virus
98536news140Canada now mandating all returning travellers to quarantine: Freeland
98568news141B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces
98534news142Trudeau unveils new $2,000 per month benefit to streamline COVID-19 aid
98530news143Canadians who have lost their jobs anxiously awaiting federal help
98520news144Patients bumped by COVID face anxiety, as health system searches for alternatives
98518news145Michael Dunahee case still unsolved after 29 years
98516news146Cleaning for COVID-19: Mixing products can create toxic gases
98508news147Tsunami not expected for B.C. after 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits near Russia
98504news148Overdose prevention, safe injection sites take extra precautions to mitigate COVID-19
98499news149World COVID-19 update, 5 a.m., March 25: Prince Charles tests positive, $2 trillion in U.S. aid
98494news150World COVID-19 update, 9:30 p.m., March 24: Asian market surge; ‘cacophony of coughing’
98488news151BC Ferries passengers asked to avoid all non-essential travel amid pandemic
98481news152COVID-19: Island councillor makes social distancing a sign of the times
98478news153World COVID-19 updates, 5 p.m., March 24: NY plans for 40,000 in intensive care
98471news154B.C. COVID-19 tests up to 3,500 a day, care home staffing to change
98467news155Internet safety while social distancing: expert says monitor internet use
98463news15628% of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases have recovered: provincial health officer
98460news157Crofton girl, 12, makes video plea about COVID-19 safety
98456news158Sisters surprised to find themselves reunited at Nanaimo seniors care home after years apart
98453news159COVID-19 Canadian update: Massive job cuts at Westjet, Parliament session suspended
98449news160Driver’s licence renewals, 90-day payment deferral now available online, ICBC says
98447news161B.C. closes camping, day services at provincial parks for COVID-19
98443news162No gifts please – Island Health asks for gift delivery to cease at health care facilities
98441news163$1,000 payment for COVID-19 affected workers won’t come till May: B.C. finance ministry
98437news164BC SPCA seeks help for 36 neglected mini-horses, 17 other farm animals
98435news165Trump’s impatience with coronavirus measures continues to escalate
98433news166Wineries and liquor stores should be essential services: B.C. Wine Institute
98431news167Avalanche Canada to stop avalanche forecasting early
98429news168Tories will support aid to Canadians, not Liberal ‘power grab’: Scheer
98427news169No immediate plans to use cell phone tracking in COVID-19 fight: Trudeau
98425news170Parks Canada to close access to trails
98422news171National coronavirus update, March 24: Parliament suspends emergency session
98420news172Northern Vancouver Island provincial park suspends services due to COVID-19
98418news173Trudeau: More ‘stringent measures’ will come if Canadians ignore COVID-19 guidelines
98416news174Construction company shuts down all job sites, says new B.C. guidelines are ‘too little, too late’
98414news175Fine Canadians for ignoring COVID-19 orders or face consequences: doctor
98412news176Parliament to debate emergency spending and government powers in COVID-19 fight
98406news17785% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and US, UN says
98404news178Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021
98401news179Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard
98395news180March 24 world COVID-19 update: Olympics postponed, confusion in Britain
98391news181Canadian coronavirus evening update: Premiers’ call focuses on Emergencies Act
98387news182World COVID-19 news, 8 p.m. update: Italian Patient No. 1 recovers, Wuhan reports just one case
98385news183Doctor concerned about COVID-19 ‘overpowering’ Island’s health-care system
98383news184RCMP look for missing 17-year-old girl from Nanoose Bay
98375news185Cities warned from declaring local states of emergency, Abbotsford mayor says
98370news186A student loan freeze, $1,000 payments: Here’s what B.C.’s COVID-19 plan has for you
98359news187MP Blaney one of three NDP MPs joining emergency session of Parliament on Tuesday
98399news188Port Alberni Port Authority cuts back operations in response to COVID-19
98349news189Comprehensive COVID-19 world update as of Monday afternoon, March 23
98347news190Suspect’s replica gun and truck keys taken during botched armed robbery in Nanaimo
98341news191Western Forest Products curtails operations for one week due to COVID-19 crisis
98340news192COVID-19 in Canada afternoon updates: State of emergency in Toronto
98336news193COVID-19: Help for agriculture industry as Farm Credit Canada receives $5B increase
98332news194Out-of-control blaze burning near Lytton: BC Wildfire
98330news195COVID-19 pandemic is no time for divisiveness, North Island medical health officer says
98326news196Vancouver businesses not obeying COVID-19 rules to get hit with fines of up to $50K
98658news197Canada COVID-19 11 a.m. update: $192 million for vaccine development
98320news198B.C. screening care home workers as two more test positive for COVID-19
98318news199B.C. reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths but 100 people have recovered, Henry says
98314news200Service BC offices remain open with social distancing measures, first hours of business for vulnerable
98312news201Trudeau announces new flights to Peru, Americas to repatriate stranded Canadians
98310news202COVID-19: Rogers to provide Food Bank Canada with one million meals
98308news203Canada to spend $192M to find vaccine for COVID-19, Trudeau says
98299news204Feds launch ad campaign urging social distancing, hygiene during COVID-19 crisis
98293news205COVID-19 update for Canada, March 23: Businesses could face $50,000 fines, only 12 B.C. MLAs to sit today
98291news206COVID-19 World Update, March 23: Foreigners barred in Hong Kong
98283news207Visitors asked to stay away from Gulf Islands during COVID-19 pandemic
98281news208BC Ferries confirms worker has COVID-19
98279news209Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft on Vancouver Island
98261news210COVID-19: Playgrounds closed in Port Alberni, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
98257news211Researchers study how pandemic affecting people’s mental health
98247news212B.C. to allow restaurants to hire laid-off servers to deliver alcohol
98231news213Victoria-area youth at house party tell police they are ‘immune’ to COVID-19
98212news214COVID-19: Vancouver Island woman aims to bring some light to difficult situation
98251news215COVID-19: Tofino’s top doctor makes urgent appeal to new visitors
98207news216Doctors will have help with any ‘distressing decisions’ around which COVID-19 patients get ventilators
98287news217Outbreak of illness in Port Alberni seniors homes not COVID-19: Island Health
98203news218COVID-19: Highway 4 Kennedy Hill project scaled back
98201news219Multiculturalism grants advance anti-racism across B.C.
98199news220Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits
98189news221Not COVID-19: Here’s what else happened this week in B.C.
98187news222Cowichan Valley strata using yellow caution tape to tie neighbourhood together during crisis
98184news223Grocery stores hiring more staff, offer wage boost as B.C. adapts to COVID-19 buying habits
98143news224No sanitization, no workers: Victoria tradespeople walk off job
98141news225‘Different than anything we’ve ever seen’: How B.C. paramedics are responding to COVID-19
98131news226Car crashes into Vancouver Island travel agency building
98209news227Vancouver Island man copes with stunning diagnosis after logging accident
98136news228ACRD releases draft flood plan for Somass River watershed
98124news229Family of B.C. woman who died of COVID-19 makes plea for people to stay home
98120news230Community heart ‘hunt’ catches on in Port Alberni
98115news231‘I bawled, it was heartbreaking’: Parksville homeless shelter forced to close due to COVID-19 concerns
98134news232Vernon mom with presumptive COVID-19 case shares inside look into self-quarantining
98103news233B.C. COVID-19 cases jump by another 77, another care home affected
98098news234B.C. city suspends business licence of studio claiming hot yoga kills COVID-19
98094news235BC Hydro halts planned residential outages as COVID-19 keeps people at home
98092news236COVID-19: Bus fares waived, back door entry for most as BC Transit ensures social distancing
98090news237‘It was a stupid mistake’: Lake Country couple regretful of panic purchase, donate $1,000
98084news238Saanich, Parksville say playgrounds off-limits due to COVID-19 concerns
98079news239Dutch stockpile cannabis, French red wine during COVID-19 crisis
98076news240Costco bans return of hoarded items, including toilet paper
98072news241Quadra Islanders ask non-residents to avoid unnecessary visits
98069news242COVID-19: BC Transit beefs up sanitization measures, still operating
98067news243COVID-19 precautions ‘not optional,’ B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry warns
98065news244Island doctors offer advice on COVID-19: What to do, who to see, how to prevent the spread
98053news245B.C. dentist petitions province to order shut-down of all dental offices
98038news246Air Canada laying off more than 5,000 flight attendants
98010news247COVID-19: Ucluelet calls on visitors to postpone trips to the West Coast
98007news248Referral-only COVID-19 testing facility opens in Port Alberni
98031news249Pregnant in a pandemic: Expectant B.C. moms change birth plans due to COVID-19
98000news250B.C. Ferries halts all food service as sandwiches go uneaten amid COVID-19
98029news251COVID-19: City of Port Alberni cancels March 23 council meeting
97986news252B.C. Rotary exchange students told to ‘shelter in place’ through COVID-19
97984news253Island Health isn’t sharing locations of COVID-19 cases for privacy reasons
97982news254Port Alberni recycling depot closed in response to COVID-19
97964news255Port Alberni RCMP changes front counter services in response to COVID-19
97958news256RCMP warns of COVID-19 scams spreading through B.C.
97950news257BC SPCA restricts access to shelters over COVID-19 concerns
97946news258B.C. Teachers’ Federation says teachers will return to work after spring break
97917news259Meals on Wheels finds kitchen to keep preparing meals in Port Alberni
97931news260Port Alberni agencies feed those in need during COVID-19 outbreak
97903news2616,800 seasonal workers allowed in country to fill empty B.C. agricultural jobs
97899news262COVID-19: Ucluelet’s Black Rock Oceanfront Resort implements full closure
97887news263‘Lots of unknowns’: B.C. restaurant workers stressed as COVID-19 causes layoffs
97872news264PHOTOS: Residents rescue dolphins stranded near Powell River
97858news265Port Alberni mayor provides an update on city’s COVID-19 response
97776news266Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre phone lines closed
99030business1New rules issued for B.C. construction projects, work camps for COVID-19
98955business2LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing
98915business3Big Oil’s interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver: report
98809business4North Island College brings marine training to Port Alberni
98793business5Cookie monsters rejoice as B.C. stores sell Girl Guide sweets
98766business6B.C. farmers markets restricted to food sales only due to COVID-19
98750business7Tofino and Ucluelet distilleries step up with hand sanitizer
98662business8West Fraser shutting B.C. sawmills for week of March 30 due to COVID-19
98587business9UPDATED: Island distillery switches production to sanitizers
98557business10UPDATED: London Drugs offers exclusive hours for healthcare workers, helps sell Girl Guide cookies
98542business11B.C. budget heads into unknown deficit range preparing for COVID-19
98528business12North American stock markets open higher after strong showing Tuesday, loonie up
98485business13Nanaimo’s Harmac mill works to fill doubled pulp order for medical masks and gowns
98451business14WestJet lays off nearly 7,000 employees, cutting staff in half amid COVID-19 crisis
98377business15B.C. moves to prevent people being fired due to COVID-19 consequences
98355business16No plans to shut off isolated B.C. communities from COVID-19, Adrian Dix says
98345business17B.C. legislature meets briefly with minimum MLAs to deal with COVID-19
98334business18B.C. announces $5 billion financial relief for COVID-19 pandemic
98306business19Thousands laid off as airlines struggle with COVID-19 cancellations, travel bans
98304business20North American stock markets start the trading week down, loonie falls
98249business21Forestry giant Interfor curtails operations in the face of COVID-19
98118business22B.C. Real Estate Association calls for stop to open houses during pandemic
98101business23Grande trouble: BBB warns of bogus COVID-19 Starbucks gift card scam
98088business24Myth of medical masks drives profiteering in B.C. COVID-19 battle
98056business25Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspending operations due to COVID-19 outbreak
98947sports2Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021
98880sports3QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
98683sports4BCHL hockey playoffs continue – in video game action involving players
98555sports5Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful resets after hard-fought journey to Tokyo Games hits COVID-19 pothole
98552sports62020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19
98561sports7Port Alberni Black Sheep coach earns B.C. Rugby award
98540sports8CFL players told to prepare for the worst regarding COVID-19 pandemic
98379sports9Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful devastated by Team Canada decision, but in full support
98373sports10All golf courses in the province should be closed to prevent virus spreading, British Columbia Golf says
98357sports11CHL cancels 2020 Memorial Cup in Kelowna due to COVID-19 concerns
98439sports12BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs fetch VIJHL Rookie of the Year
98328sports13Canadian IOC member Dick Pound expects Olympic postponement
98302sports14Canada refuses to go to Tokyo Games in 2020, asks for one-year postponement
97828sports15Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
98945life7That day I was a life model
98730life8Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette
98514life9Fresh and Green
98295life10Fraiche Living’s Tori Wesszer inspires
98824opinion4B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help
98660opinion5COLUMN: Four reasons to hope that B.C. will win COVID-19 fight
98546opinion6LETTER: We’re looking in the wrong place to halt drug culture
99046home5Mural planned for entrance to Port Alberni’s Harbour Quay
99000home6City of Port Alberni to review 2020 budget in response to COVID-19
98957home7Alberni school district takes a week off to plan for online education
98931home8Vancouver Island farmers demand on-site slaughter
98864home9Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert
98861home10COVID 19: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, other First Nations mobilize resources
98854home11Vancouver Island reverend keeps up congregation’s spirits during COVID-19 restrictions
98809home12North Island College brings marine training to Port Alberni
98768home13COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees
98750home14Tofino and Ucluelet distilleries step up with hand sanitizer
98746home15B.C. COVID-19 contact restrictions working, Dr. Bonnie Henry says
98726home16Donors in Port Alberni called on to give blood
98617home17VALLEY SENIORS: Eighty years of Alberni Valley memories
98604home18Tsunami waves, earthquakes and COVID-19: What if the worst ‘worst’ case scenario hits the Coast?
98593home19COVID-19: Tseshaht First Nation declares state of emergency
98595home20Port Alberni teen singer Lauren Spencer-Smith releases new EP
98561home21Port Alberni Black Sheep coach earns B.C. Rugby award
98501home22Port Alberni dancers place at North Island Performing Arts Festival
98439home23BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs fetch VIJHL Rookie of the Year
98399home24Port Alberni Port Authority cuts back operations in response to COVID-19
98360home25Love letters from Port Alberni, the community with a heart
98316home26COVID-19: Theatre BC cancels Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni
98287home27Outbreak of illness in Port Alberni seniors homes not COVID-19: Island Health
98261home28COVID-19: Playgrounds closed in Port Alberni, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
98209home29Vancouver Island man copes with stunning diagnosis after logging accident
98251home30COVID-19: Tofino’s top doctor makes urgent appeal to new visitors
98203home31COVID-19: Highway 4 Kennedy Hill project scaled back
98199home32Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits
98136home33ACRD releases draft flood plan for Somass River watershed
98120home34Community heart ‘hunt’ catches on in Port Alberni
98029home35COVID-19: City of Port Alberni cancels March 23 council meeting
98007home36Referral-only COVID-19 testing facility opens in Port Alberni
97982home37Port Alberni recycling depot closed in response to COVID-19
97964home38Port Alberni RCMP changes front counter services in response to COVID-19
97931home39Port Alberni agencies feed those in need during COVID-19 outbreak
97917home40Meals on Wheels finds kitchen to keep preparing meals in Port Alberni
97858home41Port Alberni mayor provides an update on city’s COVID-19 response
87215bignews1ELECTION 2019: NDP’s Gord Johns re-elected in Courtenay-Alberni
97473home21An ongoing updated list of Alberni Valley events affected by COVID-19
99051home22Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren’t: poll
99049home23Walkers, grocery store customers courteous with physical distancing in B.C.
99044home24B.C. worker advocate group calls for more sick days, protected medical leave
99034home25Sweet treat helps make workers at Island health care centre feel complete
99032home26COVID-19: B.C. universities opt out of in-person spring graduation ceremonies
99030home27New rules issued for B.C. construction projects, work camps for COVID-19
99027home28Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’
99025home2910% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are 40 or younger: Canada’s top doctor
99021home210Canada to spend $2B more on procuring medical supplies for COVID-19 fight
99013home211World COVID-19 updates: Putin may be exposed; 30,000 prisoners released
98951home212Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau
99010home213‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19
99008home214Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a ‘huge problem’ as COVID-19 spreads
99006home215Canadians asked to wash mailboxes, keep dogs at bay, to ensure safe mail delivery
99004home216Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,’ says union seeking more support
98998home217BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers
98980home218Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19
98996home219Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
98994home220Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’
98989home221‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic
98967home222Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights
98976home223Canadian ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions
98959home224Cruise ships, one with COVID-19 on board, carry Canadians covertly through Panama Canal
98963home225’The energy sector is destroyed beyond repair’: expert on COVID-19’s impact on economy
98955home226LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing
98953home22724,000 Canadian Forces members ready for COVID-19 response: Defence Minister
98939home228IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19
98905home229‘Nothing concrete’: Tenants, landlords lack details after B.C. unveils COVID-19 rental aid
98840home230B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada, and there’s a few reasons why
98886home23114-day quarantine is key, but hospitals preparing for potential COVID-19 ‘surge’: Tam
98929home232Newspapers are safe to touch, World Health Organization confirms
98917home233‘It’s up to us: Recently-returned B.C. couple urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously
98895home234Canada will make sure masks sent by China meet quality standards: Trudeau
98888home235B.C. issues guidelines about distancing, reusable bags to grocery stores amid COVID-19
98873home236No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau
98880home237QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
98857home238B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic
98859home239Sewers stitch masks to free up supplies for front-line health-care workers
98852home240Experts weigh in on best handling of groceries during COVID-19 pandemic
98869home241‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic
98842home242Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine
98836home243Earth Hour 2020 kicks off online Saturday night
98834home244B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care
98832home245B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners
98824home246B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help
98822home247‘Tremendous’ response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand
98820home248Federal doctor says COVID-19 battle will last ‘months, many months’ as cases soar
98812home249Morning world update: Cases surge past 600,000; positive news in Germany
98800home250VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium
98795home251COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday
98791home252Kids get back to learning in B.C., online
98787home253Vancouver Island Regional Library doors closed but online services still available
98789home254UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP now unsure what vehicle missing teen and man may be travelling in
98784home25567 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region
98780home256‘Now is not the time to bag that peak’: BCSAR manager discourages risky outdoor adventures
98778home257Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic
98776home258Nanaimo couple caught aboard cruise ship with four dead and COVID-19 present
98770home259BC Hockey, Vancouver Canucks encourage stick tapping to honour frontline health care workers
98752home260COVID-19: Here are the measures being taken at B.C. care homes
98742home261Man arrested for ‘purposely coughing in someone’s face while feeling ill’: N.B. police
98740home262COVID-19: How to apply for employment insurance
98738home263BC Farmers Markets move to online platform amid COVID-19 concerns
98734home264Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25%
98732home265US has most COVID-19 virus infections in the world right now
98721home266World COVID-19 update, 5:30 a.m.: British PM tests positive; US Surgeon General not satisfied
98715home267Conservatives suspend party’s leadership race in face of COVID-19 crisis
98713home268With B.C. schools closed to most, teachers reach tentative three-year deal
98710home269COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of ‘cures’
98697home270B.C. man returns to isolation in China nearly two months after fleeing COVID-19 scare
98728home271B.C. service aims to connect those in need with volunteers amid COVID-19 crisis
98701home272B.C. egg, chicken farms facing down challenge of COVID-19
98695home273RCMP, prime minister warn of text scam related to COVID-19 relief
98648home274B.C. bans ‘shameful black market’ of food, medical supplies; limits buying quantities
98676home275COVID-19: Here’s what is considered an essential service in B.C.
98668home276BC Liquor Stores closing on Sundays, seeing skyrocketing sales amid COVID-19
98691home277Case of COVID-19 at Campbell River seniors residence confirmed
98685home278Some big city shoppers heading to small B.C. towns to stock up on COVID-19 supplies
98683home279BCHL hockey playoffs continue – in video game action involving players
98680home280Not the time for vacation: Trucker discouraged to see B.C.-bound Alberta travellers
98678home281B.C. 211 hotline expands to link COVID-19 homebound seniors, volunteers
98666home282Purple Day 2020: Epilepsy awareness heads online
98650home283Taking time off work due to COVID-19 now falls under medical leave
98662home284West Fraser shutting B.C. sawmills for week of March 30 due to COVID-19
98660home285COLUMN: Four reasons to hope that B.C. will win COVID-19 fight
98656home286Canada-wide Tragically Hip sing-along planned for March 26
98654home287Famed Victoria wolf Takaya shot and killed on south coast of Vancouver Island
98652home288Schooling stays home next week for most B.C. students during COVID-19
98646home289Increased coronavirus cases spark B.C.-wide burning restrictions
98644home290Ottawa seeking lower credit card interest rates amid COVID-19 crisis
98636home291PHOTOS: With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers
98634home292COVID-19 cases march higher despite restrictions and threats of punishment
98630home293Death looks different in a pandemic: B.C. bereavement workers, religious leaders taking new measures
98620home294COVID-19 morning Canadian update: Cases nationwide climb to 3,500
98598home295RCMP seek help locating man potentially headed for Vancouver Island from Jasper
98610home296Photographer documents families in isolation with the Front Door Project
98591home297Body of missing Ontario man found on logging road outside of Nothern Vancouver Island town
98587home298UPDATED: Island distillery switches production to sanitizers
98583home299Island business owner starts #SocialDistanceChallenge during COVID-19 pandemic
98585home2100Hearts of Vancouver Island campaign spreading message of love and unity
98581home2101Weddings, big gatherings have to stop, B.C.’s COVID-19 doctor says
98570home2102Suspect leaps from second-storey window after alleged break-in at Nanaimo daycare
98566home2103B.C. promises up to $500 monthly in rent support amid COVID-19
98534home2104Trudeau unveils new $2,000 per month benefit to streamline COVID-19 aid
98564home2105Electric Vehicle Association asks Vancouver Island scrap dealers to keep an eye out for stolen chargers
98559home2106COVID-19: Latex gloves, paper towel and wipes are not flushable, local authorities warn
98557home2107UPDATED: London Drugs offers exclusive hours for healthcare workers, helps sell Girl Guide cookies
98555home2108Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful resets after hard-fought journey to Tokyo Games hits COVID-19 pothole
98552home21092020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19
98542home2110B.C. budget heads into unknown deficit range preparing for COVID-19
98568home2111B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces
98532home2112#PlankTheCurve: B.C. celebrities urge Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously
98530home2113Canadians who have lost their jobs anxiously awaiting federal help
98526home2114Stars not aligned for astrologers during COVID-19, as horoscopes dish outdated advice
98522home2115Kilted window-washers helping seniors with groceries
98518home2116Michael Dunahee case still unsolved after 29 years
98516home2117Cleaning for COVID-19: Mixing products can create toxic gases
98508home2118Tsunami not expected for B.C. after 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits near Russia
98504home2119Overdose prevention, safe injection sites take extra precautions to mitigate COVID-19
98499home2120World COVID-19 update, 5 a.m., March 25: Prince Charles tests positive, $2 trillion in U.S. aid
98488home2121BC Ferries passengers asked to avoid all non-essential travel amid pandemic
98485home2122Nanaimo’s Harmac mill works to fill doubled pulp order for medical masks and gowns
98481home2123COVID-19: Island councillor makes social distancing a sign of the times
98471home2124B.C. COVID-19 tests up to 3,500 a day, care home staffing to change
98467home2125Internet safety while social distancing: expert says monitor internet use
98460home2126Crofton girl, 12, makes video plea about COVID-19 safety
98456home2127Sisters surprised to find themselves reunited at Nanaimo seniors care home after years apart
98441home2128$1,000 payment for COVID-19 affected workers won’t come till May: B.C. finance ministry
98451home2129WestJet lays off nearly 7,000 employees, cutting staff in half amid COVID-19 crisis
98449home2130Driver’s licence renewals, 90-day payment deferral now available online, ICBC says
98447home2131B.C. closes camping, day services at provincial parks for COVID-19
98445home2132Strings of lights seen in night sky over Cowichan Valley
98443home2133No gifts please – Island Health asks for gift delivery to cease at health care facilities
98377home2134B.C. moves to prevent people being fired due to COVID-19 consequences
98418home2135Trudeau: More ‘stringent measures’ will come if Canadians ignore COVID-19 guidelines
98318home2136B.C. reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths but 100 people have recovered, Henry says
98437home2137BC SPCA seeks help for 36 neglected mini-horses, 17 other farm animals
98433home2138Wineries and liquor stores should be essential services: B.C. Wine Institute
98431home2139Avalanche Canada to stop avalanche forecasting early
98429home2140Tories will support aid to Canadians, not Liberal ‘power grab’: Scheer
98427home2141No immediate plans to use cell phone tracking in COVID-19 fight: Trudeau
98425home2142Parks Canada to close access to trails
98422home2143National coronavirus update, March 24: Parliament suspends emergency session
98420home2144Northern Vancouver Island provincial park suspends services due to COVID-19
98416home2145Construction company shuts down all job sites, says new B.C. guidelines are ‘too little, too late’
98414home2146Fine Canadians for ignoring COVID-19 orders or face consequences: doctor
98404home2147Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021
98401home2148Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard
98395home2149March 24 world COVID-19 update: Olympics postponed, confusion in Britain
98391home2150Canadian coronavirus evening update: Premiers’ call focuses on Emergencies Act
98385home2151Doctor concerned about COVID-19 ‘overpowering’ Island’s health-care system
98383home2152RCMP look for missing 17-year-old girl from Nanoose Bay
98379home2153Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful devastated by Team Canada decision, but in full support
98375home2154Cities warned from declaring local states of emergency, Abbotsford mayor says
98334home2155B.C. announces $5 billion financial relief for COVID-19 pandemic
98359home2156MP Blaney one of three NDP MPs joining emergency session of Parliament on Tuesday
98353home2157B.C. man holds virtual birthday party with 70 guests
98347home2158Suspect’s replica gun and truck keys taken during botched armed robbery in Nanaimo
98345home2159B.C. legislature meets briefly with minimum MLAs to deal with COVID-19
98341home2160Western Forest Products curtails operations for one week due to COVID-19 crisis
98340home2161COVID-19 in Canada afternoon updates: State of emergency in Toronto
98336home2162COVID-19: Help for agriculture industry as Farm Credit Canada receives $5B increase
98332home2163Out-of-control blaze burning near Lytton: BC Wildfire
98330home2164COVID-19 pandemic is no time for divisiveness, North Island medical health officer says
98326home2165Vancouver businesses not obeying COVID-19 rules to get hit with fines of up to $50K
98322home2166Chemainus Theatre temporarily suspends operations, postpones next two shows
98320home2167B.C. screening care home workers as two more test positive for COVID-19
98314home2168Service BC offices remain open with social distancing measures, first hours of business for vulnerable
98310home2169COVID-19: Rogers to provide Food Bank Canada with one million meals
98308home2170Canada to spend $192M to find vaccine for COVID-19, Trudeau says
98231home2171Victoria-area youth at house party tell police they are ‘immune’ to COVID-19
98306home2172Thousands laid off as airlines struggle with COVID-19 cancellations, travel bans
98302home2173Canada refuses to go to Tokyo Games in 2020, asks for one-year postponement
98291home2174COVID-19 World Update, March 23: Foreigners barred in Hong Kong
98285home2175VIDEO: B.C. artist gets help from Canadians far and wide to make inspirational COVID-19 self-isolation video
98283home2176Visitors asked to stay away from Gulf Islands during COVID-19 pandemic
98281home2177BC Ferries confirms worker has COVID-19
98279home2178Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft on Vancouver Island
98257home2179Researchers study how pandemic affecting people’s mental health
98249home2180Forestry giant Interfor curtails operations in the face of COVID-19
98247home2181B.C. to allow restaurants to hire laid-off servers to deliver alcohol
98212home2182COVID-19: Vancouver Island woman aims to bring some light to difficult situation
98297home2183Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus
98184home2184Grocery stores hiring more staff, offer wage boost as B.C. adapts to COVID-19 buying habits
98207home2185Doctors will have help with any ‘distressing decisions’ around which COVID-19 patients get ventilators
98205home2186‘Coronaoke’ hits high note among self-isolating crowd thanks to B.C. man
98189home2187Not COVID-19: Here’s what else happened this week in B.C.
98187home2188Cowichan Valley strata using yellow caution tape to tie neighbourhood together during crisis
98124home2189Family of B.C. woman who died of COVID-19 makes plea for people to stay home
98174home2190Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81
98143home2191No sanitization, no workers: Victoria tradespeople walk off job
98141home2192‘Different than anything we’ve ever seen’: How B.C. paramedics are responding to COVID-19
98131home2193Car crashes into Vancouver Island travel agency building
98129home2194United Way asks for ‘local love’ for region’s most vulnerable in COVID-19 crisis
98118home2195B.C. Real Estate Association calls for stop to open houses during pandemic
98115home2196‘I bawled, it was heartbreaking’: Parksville homeless shelter forced to close due to COVID-19 concerns
98076home2197Costco bans return of hoarded items, including toilet paper
98103home2198B.C. COVID-19 cases jump by another 77, another care home affected
98101home2199Grande trouble: BBB warns of bogus COVID-19 Starbucks gift card scam
98098home2200B.C. city suspends business licence of studio claiming hot yoga kills COVID-19
98092home2201COVID-19: Bus fares waived, back door entry for most as BC Transit ensures social distancing
98090home2202‘It was a stupid mistake’: Lake Country couple regretful of panic purchase, donate $1,000
98088home2203Myth of medical masks drives profiteering in B.C. COVID-19 battle
98084home2204Saanich, Parksville say playgrounds off-limits due to COVID-19 concerns
98079home2205Dutch stockpile cannabis, French red wine during COVID-19 crisis
98072home2206Quadra Islanders ask non-residents to avoid unnecessary visits
98069home2207COVID-19: BC Transit beefs up sanitization measures, still operating
98067home2208COVID-19 precautions ‘not optional,’ B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry warns
98065home2209Island doctors offer advice on COVID-19: What to do, who to see, how to prevent the spread
98053home2210B.C. dentist petitions province to order shut-down of all dental offices
98056home2211Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspending operations due to COVID-19 outbreak
98038home2212Air Canada laying off more than 5,000 flight attendants
98010home2213COVID-19: Ucluelet calls on visitors to postpone trips to the West Coast
98000home2214B.C. Ferries halts all food service as sandwiches go uneaten amid COVID-19
97986home2215B.C. Rotary exchange students told to ‘shelter in place’ through COVID-19
97984home2216Island Health isn’t sharing locations of COVID-19 cases for privacy reasons
97958home2217RCMP warns of COVID-19 scams spreading through B.C.
97946home2218B.C. Teachers’ Federation says teachers will return to work after spring break
97903home22196,800 seasonal workers allowed in country to fill empty B.C. agricultural jobs
97899home2220COVID-19: Ucluelet’s Black Rock Oceanfront Resort implements full closure
97887home2221‘Lots of unknowns’: B.C. restaurant workers stressed as COVID-19 causes layoffs
97872home2222PHOTOS: Residents rescue dolphins stranded near Powell River
97828home2223Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
97776home2224Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre phone lines closed
99046entertainment3Mural planned for entrance to Port Alberni’s Harbour Quay
99027entertainment4Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’
98920entertainment5Trump: We won’t pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan
98774entertainment6Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis
98744entertainment7Netflix reduces video quality in Canada to lower internet bandwidth use
98595entertainment8Port Alberni teen singer Lauren Spencer-Smith releases new EP
98501entertainment9Port Alberni dancers place at North Island Performing Arts Festival
98316entertainment10COVID-19: Theatre BC cancels Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni
98297entertainment11Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus
98174entertainment12Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81
99051trending-now1Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren’t: poll
99023trending-now2‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times
98880trending-now3QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
98852trending-now4Experts weigh in on best handling of groceries during COVID-19 pandemic
98836trending-now5Earth Hour 2020 kicks off online Saturday night
98800trending-now6VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium
98532trending-now7#PlankTheCurve: B.C. celebrities urge Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously
98526trending-now8Stars not aligned for astrologers during COVID-19, as horoscopes dish outdated advice
98445trending-now9Strings of lights seen in night sky over Cowichan Valley
98285trending-now10VIDEO: B.C. artist gets help from Canadians far and wide to make inspirational COVID-19 self-isolation video
98205trending-now11‘Coronaoke’ hits high note among self-isolating crowd thanks to B.C. man
98061trending-now1250 things to do at home during the coronavirus pandemic
99034community1Sweet treat helps make workers at Island health care centre feel complete
98880community2QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
98854community3Vancouver Island reverend keeps up congregation’s spirits during COVID-19 restrictions
98869community4‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic
98795community5COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday
98787community6Vancouver Island Regional Library doors closed but online services still available
98617community7VALLEY SENIORS: Eighty years of Alberni Valley memories
98585community8Hearts of Vancouver Island campaign spreading message of love and unity
98522community9Kilted window-washers helping seniors with groceries
98360community10Love letters from Port Alberni, the community with a heart
98353community11B.C. man holds virtual birthday party with 70 guests
98322community12Chemainus Theatre temporarily suspends operations, postpones next two shows
98129community13United Way asks for ‘local love’ for region’s most vulnerable in COVID-19 crisis
98925marketplace1Spring gardening offers lots of ways to reduce and recycle!
98546letters3LETTER: We’re looking in the wrong place to halt drug culture
99023video1‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times
98978video2B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered
98636photo-galleries1PHOTOS: With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers
97872photo-galleries2PHOTOS: Residents rescue dolphins stranded near Powell River
81647sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island
84157federal-election12019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the Courtenay-Alberni riding