Local News Headlines

CVRD-Passenger Rail Service

          Comox Valley R-D board wants to be sure that the resumption of passenger rail service on Vancouver Island will serve Courtenay.
          Island Corridor Foundation has partnered with five R-D's along the line to help share the cost of repairs.
          R-D Director Jon Ambler says the board doesn't want to put money into the railway if the trains won't be coming to the Comox Valley.
          Island Corridor Foundation is hoping to resume passenger rail service between Victoria and Nanaimo in May of next year, with service to Courtenay returning in the summer of 2015.

NDP-Energy Saving Kits

          B-C New Democrats say the Liberals need to do more to help families struggling to afford B-C Hydro rate increases.
          North Island M-L-A Claire Trevena says the Liberals' new energy saving kit is a band-aide solution to dealing with skyrocketing rates.
          Trevena says the kits will do little to help people who're facing being disconnected. 
          The kits include everything from energy saving light bulbs to window insulator film, and weather stripping.

Duncan Wins Party Nomination

          M-P John Duncan has won the Tory party nomination in the new riding of Courtenay-Alberni for next year's federal election.
          Duncan says the new riding is similar to the Vancouver Island North constituency.
          Duncan beat out Patrick Chenier from Errington to capture the party nomination.

Missing Rower Search Ends

          A search had ended for a missing rower off north Vancouver Island.
          Sixty-nine year old Paul Clark left on a solo journey from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy earlier this month. 
          Captain Trevor Reid at C-F-B Comox says members of the 442 Squadron joined in efforts to locate the man.
          Mounties in Prince Rupert have taken over the case as a missing persons file.