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October start for $9.4 million, 21-month water meter installation project

October start for $9.4 million, 21-month water meter installation project

Installation of water meters for the region’s Chapman Water System customers in the District of Sechelt is set to begin next month.
Letters: Burden of wildfire preparedness put to individuals

Letters: Burden of wildfire preparedness put to individuals

'Critical individual actions are to have all important papers together in an easily accessible box and plan your escape route in case of evacuation notice. But there are also obvious modifications to landscaping, tree and shrub management, and other actions that individuals can take to reduce fire risk.'
How parents are juggling paying for kids’ education while saving for retirement as costs rise

How parents are juggling paying for kids’ education while saving for retirement as costs rise

Some older millennials in their early 40s have it even tougher, tackling their own student debt along with retirement savings and RESP contributions
This one-bedroom Victoria rental is listed for $750 a month

This one-bedroom Victoria rental is listed for $750 a month

The family does not need a tenant financially but says they're trying to be a good neighbour.
Upper Coast school board trustee Samantha Haines resigns from SD46

Upper Coast school board trustee Samantha Haines resigns from SD46

School district by-election to follow in coming months
Letter: Story of selfless LGH nurse restores faith in humanity

Letter: Story of selfless LGH nurse restores faith in humanity

We are so bombarded with bad news, selfishness and indifference that we risk becoming immune, letter writer says
‘It's going to be important’: B.C. housing minister hints at upcoming legislation

‘It's going to be important’: B.C. housing minister hints at upcoming legislation

B.C.'s housing and finance ministers mostly cagey about upcoming initiatives while attending UBCM
Don't lift health-care worker COVID vaccination mandate, UBCM votes

Don't lift health-care worker COVID vaccination mandate, UBCM votes

Speakers say issue belongs to public health officials, not politicians.
Under Pierre Poilievre’s housing plan, missed construction targets would see cities lose funding

Under Pierre Poilievre’s housing plan, missed construction targets would see cities lose funding

Among measures, the proposed law would have Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation executives fired if they do not meet approval deadlines.
Rogers to tap Starlink satellites to help early detection of B.C. forest fires

Rogers to tap Starlink satellites to help early detection of B.C. forest fires

Special sensors, 5G and SpaceX's Starlink to aid in real-time smoke detection in B.C.
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