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Cyclist Road Safety

          R-C-M-P are encouraging cyclists to be careful after three cycling accidents in the Comox Valley in the past week, including one fatality.
          Constable Don Sinclair says cyclists need to be aware their surroundings and be visible.
          Sinclair advises motorists to slow down and focus on the road.

Hospice Beds

          Construction is now under way on four new hospice beds at the Views next to St Joe's Hospital in Comox.
          Island Health's Suzanne Germain says the new spaces will allow people to get hospice care and supports closer to home.
          She says they should be completed by May or June of next year.
          Province has contributed 250-thousand dollars toward construction of the new hospice beds.


          A series of earthquakes shook the B-C coast this past weekend. 
          There were five offshore quakes on Saturday and Sunday measuring from a magnitude 4.0 to 5.0. 
          There were no reports of damage.

Christmas Fire Safety

          Comox Fire and Rescue is reminding people to be safe over the holidays by taking a few simple precautions.
          Assistant Chief Jim Lariviere says that includes making sure that you have a working smoke alarm. 
          He says it's especially important for those who've put up a real Christmas tree.
          Lariviere says if you don't have a smoke alarm you can get one free by contacting the Comox Fire Department.