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May sees increase in overdose calls on Gabriola

Sounder News According to media representatives for BC Emergency Health Services (BC EHS), there has been an in increase in the number of overdose calls in May 2024 compared to previous months. As of May 30, 2024, BCEHS paramedics have responded to 13 overdose/...

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Lions donate $20K to Health Care Foundation

Sounder News The Gabriola Lions Club has donated $20,000 to the Gabriola Health Care Foundation to pay for a water feasibility study. The study will help ensure the Gabriola Community Health Centre has a reliable supply of potable water. Marc Herrmann, chair of the...

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Parks biodiversity data collection underway

Rachelle Stein-Wotten Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Gabriola Sounder Data collection is underway to develop the Regional District of Nanaimo’s parks biodiversity plan, scheduled to be completed in June. The RDN has hired McTavish Environmental Consultants to...

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The launch of Gabr’hoods

Greg BleeSustainable Gabriola The Community Hall was buzzing on May 11, with over 70 people cultivating neighbourhood connections at the “Gabr’hoods” event.  A giant map of Gabriola was laid out in masking tape on the floor, and participants stood at their house...

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Trustees to review school tree-planting policies

Rachelle Stein-Wotten Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Gabriola Sounder School trustees will discuss the district’s policies for tree planting at schools following challenges a Parent Advisory Council (PAC) has experienced in enhancing an elementary school’s...

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More pickleball time at Huxley

Rachelle Stein-Wotten Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Gabriola Sounder Pickleball enthusiasts as well as the pickleball curious now have more opportunity to play on Gabriola following a new schedule set up by the Gabriola Recreation Society and Gabriola...

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