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Rural seniors get support, firefighters win, and Port Refrew survives on tourism

It may be a relatively simple act, like helping someone get to an appointment, or cleaning up a bit around their house. Since last fall, the University of Northern BC has been part of a study looking into how we can best help older citizens in smaller and rural communities.

Fighting more than fires. Firefighters in BC won their battle to get cancer of the esophagus covered by WorkSafe benefits. We talk to the daughter of one firefighter who died of the disease.

Once it was all fish and forestry. Port Renfrew has been trying to find a new economic base. Now the Chamber of Commerce is forging what once would have been an unlikely partnership. It has teamed up with an environmental group to sell the old growth trees that surround the town ... without cutting them down. We speak to Rosie Betsworth, President of the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce.

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