Local News Headlines

Air Quality Advisory Lifted

          An air quality advisory has been lifted for the Comox Valley.
          Ministry of the Environment implemented the advisory last week because of high concentrations of fine particulates.
          This weather system that's moving across the region has resulted in a cleansing of the air, enabling the ministry to lift the advisory.

Highway 28 Truck Rollover

          Traffic was stalled in both directions of Highway 28 on Thursday near Echo Lake, after a logging truck overturned.
          R-C-M-P Corporal Poppy Hallam says several emergency crews responded to the accident.
          Hallam says the driver was taken to hospital in Campbell River with unknown injuries.
          R-C-M-P are investigating the cause of the crash.

BC Conservatives AGM

          B-C Conservatives gather in Parksville this weekend for the party's annual general meeting. 
          This will be Dan Brooks' first A-G-M since taking over as leader in April.
          Brooks says he's looking forward to addressing delegates. 
          He says the executive decided to hold the A-G-M in Parksville because of the party's strong membership on Vancouver Island..

Christmas Kettle Campaign

          Salvation Army has kicked off its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign.
          Sally Ann's Brent Hobden says money raised goes to support a variety of programs. 
          Comox Valley Salvation Army is hoping to raise 130-thousand dollars this year.