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local business – Thinking Port

The long road to recovery for island towns and residents now that the forestry strike is over

Credit to Author: Lori Culbert| Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:12:31 +0000

The forestry strike may be over, but challenges remain for businesses and residents trying to financially recover. And for the viability of the entire industry.

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Bitter 8-month strike leaves trail of hard times on northern Vancouver Island

Credit to Author: Lori Culbert| Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:40:09 +0000

A tentative agreement between Western Forest Products and the United Steelworkers Union means the strike may end soon, but rebound from financial distress will take much longer.

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Town Talk: $790,000 raised for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and VSO School of Music

Credit to Author: Malcolm Parry| Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:00:04 +0000

ORCHESTRAL VARIATIONS: Third-time co-chair Alexandra Mauler-Steinmann and newcomer Barbara Klebanoff fronted the 30th annual Vancouver Symphony Ball that reportedly raised $790,000 and change recently. Good news for recently appointed VSO board chair Etienne Bruson. Ditto for Angela Elster who was three weeks into her job as president-CEO of the orchestra and its unique-in-Canada music school. […]

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