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Seniors Advocate Calls For More Support For The Elderly

          B-C's seniors' advocate says she worries that some elderly people are forgoing basics needs such as dental care and hearing aids so they can pay their rent.
          Isobel Mackenzie is urging the province to accept 18 recommendations to make housing more affordable and appropriate for seniors.
          She's is calling on the province to increase subsidies for low-income seniors through the Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters program.

Missing Denman Island Man

          R-C-M-P are seeking the public's help in locating a Denman Island man.
          Constable Don Sinclair says 26-year old Roberto Kirk was last seen at his home on May 14th.
          He's described as being 5' 4", 135 pounds.
          He has brown eyes and black hair with a dark complexion. 
          If you have any information as to Kirk's whereabouts contact R-C-M-P.

Subdividing Property

          Developers and landowners in the City of Courtenay looking to subdivide property now have access to new tools and information to help with the process.
          Chief Administrative Officer David Allen says the city has updated the subdivision application form and has created new user and reference guides.
          For more information visit the city's website.

Monsanto Rally

          A rally is being held on Saturday to march against Monsanto to support a world free of genetically engineered food. 
          Susan Holvenstot with G-E Free Comox Valley says those who support the cause are fighting for clear labelling on packages so consumers can make informed decisions about what they're eating.
          Saturday's rally is being held at Simms Park starting at noon.