Local News Headlines

Citizen Budget Survey

          City of Courtenay has launched a "Citizen Budget" survey so people can provide feedback on the civic budget. 
          Finance Director Tillie Manthey says people can rate their level of satisfaction in different departments.
          You can access the survey at the city's website.

Man Exposing Himself

          A man is facing charges after he was found exposing himself inside a vehicle at the Super Store parking lot in Courtenay. 
          Constable Don Sinclair says R-C-M-P arrested the man after getting a call about someone acting suspiciously.
          Last week, a man was arrested by the R-C-M-P after being accused of performing an indecent act at a hair studio in Comox.

Flaherty Funeral


          State funeral is being held in Toronto on Wednesday to say a goodbye to former finance minister Jim Flaherty who died last week. 
          Prime Minister Harper will be among those attending the service.
          More than one-thousand people lined up on Tuesday to pay their respects at a visitation in nearby Whitby.

Farmers-Bill 24

          Farmers and civic authorities want the Liberals to withdraw a controversial bill that would change the Agricultural Land Commission Act.
          They say the bill would weaken protection of the Agricultural Land Reserve in the interior and the north.
          Comox Valley farmer Arzeena Hamir says this proposed legislation would open the door to non-agricultural development.
          Hamir says she's hoping the new agriculture minister will reconsider the proposed legislation.