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Construction to go ahead on Site C dam, but cost soars to $10.7 billion

By The Canadian Press
December 11, 2017 - 10:19am Updated: December 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

VICTORIA — The B.C. government had no choice but to complete the Site C hydroelectric dam rather than absorb a $4 billion hit to its bottom line by cancelling the project, which would have jeopardized plans for more spending on schools, hospitals and bridges, Premier John Horgan said Monday.

This Christmas, the charity I Love First Peoples is asking for filled shoeboxes. They say it doesn't have to be gifts, even a letter saying 'You matter' will be enough.
This Christmas, the charity I Love First Peoples is asking for filled shoeboxes. They say it doesn't have to be gifts, even a letter saying 'You matter' will be enough. submitted/ILFP

Nanaimo campaign filling shoeboxes with gifts and hope for northern B.C. communities

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 8, 2017 - 5:16pm Updated: December 9, 2017 - 10:00pm

NANAIMO — This Christmas, not all the gifts you give have to end up under your tree.

Joe Smith with a 22 lbs. spring salmon caught near Five Finger Islands on May long weekend. DFO scientist Dr. Ian Perry said the Pacific Salmon is still challenged by a previously warm ocean.
Joe Smith with a 22 lbs. spring salmon caught near Five Finger Islands on May long weekend. DFO scientist Dr. Ian Perry said the Pacific Salmon is still challenged by a previously warm ocean. Craig Gentry

Impacts linger despite a return to normal ocean temperatures

By Ian Holmes
December 5, 2017 - 4:42pm

NANAIMO — The lasting impact of a marine heat wave on West Coast waters and the iconic Pacific Salmon have surprised scientists.

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