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LNG Concerns

          A Vancouver-based resource and environmental documentary filmmaker is raising concerns about the liquefied natural gas industry in B-C. 
          Damien Gillis says most L-N-G extraction in the northeast part of the province would involve fracking.
          He says that would have a negative impact on the environment. 
          Gillis says as energy prices plummet it leaves little money on the table for B-C to benefit from L-N-G. 

CVRD And CUPE Reach New Contract

          Comox Valley R-D and CUPE Local 556 have banged out a new contract.
          R-D's Leigh Carter says the 72 employees will receive an eight per cent pay hike over the life of the four-year deal.
          Contract is retroactive to January 1st this year.

ICE-T Hornby Island Grant

          Hornby Island Economic Enhancement Corporation has received a grant from Island Coastal Economic Trust. 
          ICE-T C-E-O Line Robert says the grant will allow the corporation to develop an economic action plan for the island. 
          ICE-T has given the corporation a five-thousand dollar grant.

Delta Dog Walker Sentenced

          A Delta woman who left six dogs in a hot truck to die has been given a six-month jail sentence and a lifetime ban on caring for animals. 
          Emma Paulsen pleaded guilty last November to animal cruelty and mischief.
          Paulsen initially said that she walked away from her vehicle for only a few minutes and when she returned the dogs were gone.
          She later admitted they died of heat exhaustion.