Local News Headlines

BC Ferries Earnings

          B-C Ferries has released the company's financial figures for the first half of the fiscal year. 
          C-E-O Mike Corrigan says net earnings increased from 76-million dollars in the first quarter to 90-million in the second quarter.
          Total revenue in the first half of the fiscal year was 497-million dollars, up from 471-million the previous year.
          Operating expenses increased from 189-million dollars to 192-million dollars. 

Flu Shots

          Lots of people on Vancouver Island have been taking advantage of the flu shot.
          Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Hasselback says there's been a steady steam of people rolling up their sleeves.
          Hasselback says health officials won't know until the new year how many shots have been given out.
          He says there's been some flu activity on Vancouver Island but no outbreaks.

United Way Fundraiser

          United Way for Central and North Vancouver Island has surpassed the halfway point of this year's fundraising target.
          It's raised about 600-thousand dollars of the one-million dollar goal.
          Executive Director Signey Madden says it's difficult to say exactly how much has been raised because of several ongoing workplace campaigns.
          You can make a donation at the United Way website.

Missing Boater

          Vancouver police are asking mariners to be on the lookout for a missing sailor and his boat.
          They say the 31-year-old man was last seen on November 9th when he left Vancouver for what was supposed to be a six-day trip to the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.
          He hasn't been at work or had any contact with friends since leaving.