Around the Island for September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16 2013

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Gabriolan Maureen Wild is on a trip with five other individuals along the Athabasca river, travelling from the headwaters in the Columbia Icefields to the massive expanse of river that flows north out of Ft. McMurray, to see for themselves the impact the oil industry is having on northern Alberta. Maureen is blogging from the trip, visit riverpilgrims.net to see photos and read her latest posts.

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Roadwork on Gabriola! Thanks to an unnamed private donor, Coast Road was chip-sealed over this past weekend, making it dust-free from South Road all the way to Pages Resort. And at Gabriola’s north-end, Ministry contractors continue to prep for widening Taylor Bay Road at McConvey. A press release sent out on Friday by the province put the cost of the Taylor Bay widening at $80,000.

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World First Aid Day on September 14. The Canadian Red Cross has launched a first aid app to help first aiders better respond in health emergencies. The key word there, “aid” - we’d still recommend getting actual first aid training - watch for the next first aid course being run at the Recreation Society (usually in partnership with the Gabriola Ambulance Society).

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