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Snowbirds to return to the skies after cause of crash found

The cause of a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crash in August has been traced down to an improperly built oil filter. The incident involving one of the team’s CT-114 Tutor planes happened on Aug. 2 in Fort St. John. Forces Canada says the engine failed just after take-off while the plane’s...

Non-profit makes cookies to help Nanaimo kids play football

A nonprofit in Nanaimo is baking cookies and other treats to raise money for kids who want to play football. Football Nanaimo began raising money for new gear September 13th, and Fundraising Manager Natalie Brown says they have over 100 kids waiting for it. “We keep our costs low to keep...

Colder, wet conditions to return this winter with La Niña system: Environment Canada

While the last weeks of summer have been dry, cooler and wetter conditions are forecast to return this autumn and winter. Environment and Climate Change Canada says that is because cooler ocean temperatures are expected to return as the seasons change. Meteorologist Derek Lee says September is the start of fall...

BC Construction Association opens applications for mentorship program

The Building Builders program is now connecting those looking for construction work in B.C. with experienced mentors in the industry. The BC Construction Association started the program and opened applications Tuesday. There are 300 mentee positions, and the mentorship period is one year. Building Builders has been funded to run for three...

Housing inventory up, sales down last month: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

The local housing market looked reminiscent of a summer market in pre-COVID times with higher inventory and fewer sales. The observation is from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB), which says the quieter August gave consumers and realtors time to rest after the fast pace set by the market...

Campfire Ban Ends at Noon Today

The recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the threat of wildfires, allowing the Coastal Fire Centre to lift the campfire ban on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and other coastal regions as of today at noon. The ban was imposed in early August as dry and hot weather increased...
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