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CFB Comox Infrastructure Funding

          C-F-B Comox has received 30-million dollars in federal funding to upgrade aging infrastructure.
          Vancouver Island North M-P John Duncan says the money will spent on eight projects. 
          They're expected to be completed over the next two years.
          Meantime, the feds are providing more than 500-thousand dollars for five infrastructure projects on the North Island. 
          The money will go to improve existing infrastructure in Port McNeill, Campbell River, Sayward, Fanny Bay and Courtenay.

Small Craft Harbour Improvements

          Nine small craft harbours are sharing a total of 7.1 million dollars in federal funding.
          The money will pay for improvements to provide safer and more efficient working environments for fishermen and other harbour users.
          The funding will go to projects at Alert Bay, Comox, Fanny Bay, Ford's Cove, Heriot Bay, Port McNeill, Zeballos, and two harbours in Campbell River.

Federal Election Speculation

          There's speculation that Prime Minister Harper could officially kick off the federal election campaign as early as this weekend.
          Retired political science professor Allan Warnke says that would set up an 11-week election campaign, which would be the longest campaign since 1926.
          Warnke says rumors have been swirling for the past number of weeks that the Prime Minister would make the election call this weekend.

BC Ferries-Long Weekend

          This is the busiest long weekend of the year for B-C Ferries. 
          Ferries Deborah Marshall says travellers are advised to book a reservation or to get to the terminals early.
          You can go to the B-C Ferries website for the latest on sailing and wait times.