Local News Headlines

Body Found In Hotel Identified

          R-C-M-P have identified a man found dead at a hotel in Campbell River last Friday.
          Staff Sergeant Troy Beauregaurd says he's 21 year old Masi Qayumi from Surrey.
          Beauregard says the man's death is being treated as a homicide. 
          Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the R-C-M-P or Crime Stoppers.

New Tips In Strobach Disappearance

          R-C-M-P are following up on several new tips from the public in the disappearance of a Comox Valley woman.
          Julia Strobach hasn't been seen since October 31st of 2013.
          Corporal Darren Lagan says members combed parts of east Courtenay earlier this week but failed to find any additional clues that could help solve the case.
          If you know anything about Strobach's disappearance contact R-C-M-P or Crime Stoppers.

Regional Tourist Survey

          Island Coastal Economic Trust has provided some funding for a regional project to learn more about tourists. 
          ICE-T C-E-O Line Robert says Vancouver Island North, Campbell River and Comox Valley tourism have partnered to put together a visitor experience survey.
          ICE-T is funding half of the 17-thousand dollar project.

MARS Crowd Funding Campaign

          Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society is planning a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to build a new wildlife hospital.
          Coordinator Pat Wagar says the Mayday for MARS campaign has targeted raising 350-thousand dollars.
          Fundraising campaign will go live May 1st and run until June 30th.
          To make a donation visit www.maydayformars.causevox.com