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Missing Child Found

          Mounties say a two-year-old girl has been reunited with her family after spending nearly four hours in the cold near Powell River. 
          She is believed to have walked away from her family's rural home in the morning and was found in a nearby forested area. 
          Constable Tim Kenning says the little girl was cold and scared but otherwise in good health. 
          Police dogs, a helicopter and search and rescue crews were involved in the search.

Assault in Courtenay

           R-C-M-P are investigating after a man was found down in the 600 Block of England Ave in Courtenay.
           Police officers arrived and located Provincial ambulance service attending to the male.
           The investigation revealed that the male had possibly been assaulted and appeared to be suffering from a significant laceration on the side of his head, as well as a contusion to the top of his skull.
           He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment and observation.
           This investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact R-C-M-P or Crime Stoppers.

Flu Protection

          People who haven't had a flu shot are now required to wear a mask before entering provincial health care facilities.
          Medical Health Officer Dr. Charmaine Enns says masks will be be provided for those who haven't had their shot.
          People infected with the flu can easily spread the virus even before they realize they're sick.

Head of CoalWatch Receives Award

          Head of CoalWatch Comox Valley has been recognized for his efforts in spearheading the fight against the proposed Raven Coal Mine in Fanny Bay.
         John Snyder has been given the Wilderness Committee's Eugene Rogers Environmental Award.
         Earlier this year, the developer of the mine withdrew the application to move forward with the project because of wide-spread public opposition.