Local News Headlines

Nominations Open For November Election

          Those seeking office in the November civic election can start filing their nomination papers. 
          City of Campbell River's Chief Elections Officer Peter Whipper says the deadline is October 10th. 
          Candidates have to be 18 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen, a resident of B-C for the last six months, and must not have been disqualified from the election process before.
          Voters will head to the polls November 15th.

Human Remains Identified

          B-C Coroners Service has identified human remains found in the Oyster River near Campbell River in early August.
          Snorkellers discovered the remains of 34-year old Jimmy Pielle. 
          There's no indication of foul play.
          Pielle was last seen on March 10th while hitchhiking northbound on Highway 19 in Nanaimo.

Comox Lake Reservoir Rising

          Comox Lake Reservoir has risen for the first time in several months.
          B-C Hydro's Stephen Watson says the reservoir climbed about 35 centimetres - following a series of recent rainfall events.
          He says it's an encouraging sign. 
          B-C Hydro has gone through its driest 12 month period in 51 years of records.

Port Alice Pulp Mill Fined

          Owner of a Port Alice pulp mill has been fined 175-thousand dollars by a provincial court judge for polluting.
          Neucel Specialty Cellulose Limited was found guilty of exceeding authorized levels of discharge into a nearby inlet.
          Ministry of the Environment says Neucel exceeded its discharge rates on three separate occasions.