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CrimeStoppers: September 3, 2014

Week of August 25 to September 1, 2014 Total calls for service = 165 Impaired driving = 3 Assaults = 2 Break and enters = 0 Thefts = 7 Mischief = 5 Between August 17 and August 27 Various locations Police received a number of reports of damage to veh

Quick Peaks: September 3, 2014

Coal facility Port Metro Vancouver has approved a proposed direct coal transfer facility at the Fraser Surrey Docks, a decision with repercussions for Texada Island. City of Powell River Mayor David Formosa recently weighed in on the coal issue.

Teacher strike update

School District 47 superintendent Jay Yule has posted a letter for parents on the district's website. With yesterday's failed mediation, little hope remains on both sides that BC public schools will be session Tuesday, September 2.

Nominations open for elections

Candidates should be familiar with updates to act

Campfires burn again

Campfire are once again permitted on the coast with cooler weather in the long term forecast resulting reduced wildfire risk. Coastal Fire Centre lifted the fire prohibition at noon, Thursday, August 28.

Parent support

Parents will have to wait for the teachers’ strike to disrupt classes before they can apply for the provincial government’s $40-a-day child care subsidy.
Backcountry riding requires registration

Backcountry riding requires registration

Regional district considers changing bylaws to mirror provincial legislation
Work begins preparing for changes

Work begins preparing for changes

Excitement builds in constructing a whole new nation based on treaty
Social innovator closes chapter

Social innovator closes chapter

Leitner looks back at more than two decades of community initiatives
Limited health resources stretch access

Limited health resources stretch access

Innovations sought to ensure people wanting a family doctor can find one
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