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GERTIE and GVFD partner up for food & toy drive

Susan Yates GERTIE Biographer This year’s annual food and toy drive, traditionally organized by the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department, will be double the fun and effort with GERTIE helping out.  And it will be a two-part event, with the drive on Sunday December 12...

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Editorial – Lost connections

December 8 Editorial. We’re losing our connections. As we go into another holiday season, with Gabriola traditions once again being put aside to protect each other from whatever COVID has waiting for us - we are losing our connections. It starts with the easily...

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Electric bikes stolen from ferry terminal

Corporal Jordan Mullen Detachment Commander, Gabriola RCMP Gabriola RCMP received reports of two stolen electric assist bicycles, taken from the Gabriola Ferry terminal on in the overnight hours of November 17, 2021. Both bikes were locked onto the racks however the...

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Fishing Report for Oct. 13, 2021

Bob Meyer bob@silverbluecharters.com  Thrasher produced some nice results this week for Chinook in the 8 to 10 pound class, with a bonus 6 pound hatchery Coho in the mix. There is tons of bait present, but the best approach is to fish in the “hook” in 160 to 180 feet...

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GROWLS Eaglecam now live

Iain Lawrence GROWLS (Gabriola Rescue Of WildLife Society) A long-time Gabriola couple will soon be appearing in their own reality show. Watch them repair and renovate their home. See them gathering wood and spending long hours looking after the kids. On the surface,...

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2021 Studio Tour Update for October 6, 2021

Carol Fergusson Executive Director Gabriola Arts Council Tomorrow, Tour Central (#8-575 North Road…Folklife Village), opens at 10am to welcome visitors into the Preview Gallery. A piece of art from each studio will be on display for all to appreciate and to begin...

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The Arts Council’s 2021 Studio Tour on Gabriola

The 25th Annual Thanksgiving Studio TourCarol Fergusson Executive Director Gabriola Arts Council In our last press release we stated that vaccine passports were going to be required to visit studios on the Studio Tour because Island Health had told us this to be true....

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Fishing Report for September 29, 2021

Fishing Report for September 29, 2021Bob Meyer bob@silverbluecharters.com  This past week was difficult fishing. There are small schools of Chinook in very specific spots that are feeding on selective bite times. We had productive fishing at Thrasher twice, fishing...

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NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron elected MP

NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron elected MPDerek Kilbourn Sounder News Lisa Marie Barron is the new Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, as confirmed over the past weekend once over 8,000 mail-in ballots were counted. Barron was in the lead after election night...

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