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Spring Legislative Session Wraps Up

          M-L-As will be back in their ridings after the Spring session of the B-C Legislature wrapped up.
          North Island M-L-A, New Democrat Claire Trevena says the Liberals continued to focus much of their attention on liquefied natural gas.
          Trevena says the Liberals did little during the sitting to make living in B-C more affordable.
          During the session, the Liberals tabled a balanced budget and signed an L-N-G agreement.

Interface Fire Threat

          Chair of the B-C Forest Practices Board says not enough is being done to clear fuels from forests in urban areas.
          Tim Ryan says only 10 per cent of high hazard areas have been treated since the board issued a report and recommendations five years ago. 
          Ryan says the low snowpack and expected dry weather this summer will add to the existing threat of urban interface fires.

Fire Damages Cabin At McIvor Lake

          Fire has damaged a cabin in the Forbes Landing area of McIvor Lake. 
          Campbell River Deputy Fire Chief Chris Vrabel says crews got a quick jump on the blaze which consumed the upper portion of the cabin.
          He says investigators have determined that the chimney was the source of the fire.
          Two occupants of the home have received temporary shelter from Emergency Social Services.

More Air Show Sponsors Needed

          More sponsors are needed for this year's Canadian Armed Forces Day and Comox Air Show at 19 Wing.
          Executive Director Terry Chester says vehicles are needed to help shuttle some of the air show performers.
          He's hoping one of the region's dealerships will step forward to offer some vehicles.
          Meantime, tickets for the August 15th Armed Forces Day and Comox Air Show go on sale next week.