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Another Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision

           There's been another collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in the Comox Valley.
           This latest incident happened on Wednesday where a 51-year old man was crossing Comox Road near Scott Road in Courtenay.
           He was taken to hospital in critical condition. 
           This is the third collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in the past four days

Victim of Fatal Collision Identified

           B-C Coroners Service has identified an elderly pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle in Comox.
           Ninety-two year old Robert Leslie was crossing the street on Sunday evening at Torrence and Guthrie when he was struck.
           He was taken to St. Joe's Hospital where he died from his injuries

BC Housing Forecast

           Central One Credit Union is forecasting continued strong growth for B-C's housing market through 2018.
           Senior Economist Bryan Yu says high demand and a tight supply will cause prices to rise over the forecast period.
           Average price of a house in B-C is expected to climb 12 per cent this year, followed by four per cent in 2017 and 3.5 per cent the following year

Weather Relief From Wildfire Threat

           Staff at the Coastal Fire Centre is hoping for some relief this weekend from these ongoing hot temperatures. 
           Information Officer Donna MacPherson says the forecast is calling for more moderate weather and a chance of rain.
           She says if the forecast holds true, it should help to dampen the fire danger rating. 
           Fire threat across the North Island region sits at high.