Local News Headlines

Suspicious Death In Campbell River

          Campbell River R-C-M-P are investigating a suspicious death at a hotel in the 400 block of the South Island Highway. 
          Members of the R-C-M-P's Major Crime Unit and the Forensic Identification Team are on scene. 
          No further information is being released at this time.

Island Health Privacy Breach

          An Island Health employee has been let go after going through the electronic health records of more than three dozen patients without authorization.
          Island Health's Suzanne Germain says the organization investigated after getting a complaint of inappropriate access to personal information.
          Germain says Island Health has notified all the affected people.
          There was another unrelated privacy breach last fall involving two employees and 112 records.

Class Action Lawsuit

          Bell Canada, the country's biggest telecom company, has been hit with a national class action lawsuit. 
          It alleges Bell subsidiaries tracked how its cellphone customers used the Internet and sold the information to advertisers.
          The suit seeks three-quarters of-a-billion dollars in damages for breaches of privacy.

VIU Shellfish Research

          Manager of V-I-U's Deep Bay field station is sharing how a large federal grant will help expand the industry. 
          Brian Kingzett says the industry hasn't changed much over the past decade but progress has been made in other parts of the world.
          Kingzett says the grant will be used to study emerging technologies. 
          Ottawa has given the field station 676-thousand dollars to conduct research on how to strengthen the industry.