April 10 - A TREATMENT CENTRE for Indigenous youth will be ready to open by this fall in Lantzville. The Orca Lelum Youth Wellness Centre will be the first on the Island to offer detox services for Indigenous youth. Premier David Eby brought a $7.1 million grant from the province, with another $1 million from Island Health. MORE

April 10 - GOOD NEWS FOR SENIORS – The province has a one-time $430 gift for about 20,000 seniors in its SAFER program for elderly low-income renters.  MORE

April 13 - The province says it’s sending nearly $13 million to communities across Vancouver Island and the B.C. coast to help with infrastructure projects and other business initiatives.

The funding is coming from B.C.’s Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) and will go to 41 projects on the Island and along the coast. MORE

April 15 - Cancer clinic for Nanaimo

April 12 - 20 more treatment beds for drugs and mental