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Nanaimo ferry terminals, George Abbott, school memories

The Duke Point Terminal has been a lonely place for the last two months. Not a single ferry has sailed in, and not a single car has waited in line. And when Duke Point was closed due to a hard landing by the Coastal Inspiration on Dec 20, 2011, many people were concerned that Departure Bay would not be able to handle the traffic of two terminals. But what first looked like a traffic nightmare may have become an opportunity to rethink ferry service in the Hub City. Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan explains.

 

 

The BC Government has introduced legislation aimed at bringing an end to its dispute with teachers. The legislation imposes a cooling off period that suspends all strike and lockout activities. But, it does not impose a contract. Instead it calls for the appointment of a mediator to develop non-binding recommendations by the end of the school year. BCTF President Susan Lambert comments.

 

 

The first of the Truth and Reconciliation hearings wrapped up today on North Vancouver Island. Almost two dozen residential school survivors testified at the two day event hosted by the Kwakiutl community at Fort Rupert. Christine Wata Joseph was there for the entire time. She is the community's traditional medicine woman and one of the first to make a presentation yesterday morning. She was also was one of the official translators, for those wanting to hear the testimony in the Kwakiutl language.

 

 

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