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Great BC ShakeOut

           People from across the province took part in the Great B-C Shakeout on Thursday -- the annual province-wide earthquake drill.
           Howie Siemens, coordinator of the Comox Valley Emergency Program, says it's surprising how many people haven't taken the time to put together an emergency survival kit.
           Siemens says the Great B-C Shakeout should serve as a reminder that the "Big One" could hit any time. 

Mass Casualty Exercise

           A mass casualty exercise was held at C-F-B Comox on Thursday.
           Comox Valley Airport C-E-O Fred Bigelow says the live exercise was a chance for emergency personnel to put their training to the test in response to a simulated plane crash.
           Thursday's exercise included fire departments, B-C Ambulance and other resources.

New Firefighter Recruits

          Campbell River Fire Department recently recognized several volunteer recruits for completing their training. 
          Deputy Chief Thomas Doherty says they had to go through nine-months of training.
          He says it's a challenge attracting and retaining volunteers.
          Doherty says the fire department also welcomed 10 new recruits into the training program.

INFilm Gets Funding for New Website

           Island North Film Commission has received 10-thousand dollars from the Island Coastal Economic Trust to build a new website.
           INFilm Commissioner Joan Miller says the website will include information on where a film was shot in the region.
           Miller says it'll also be used to promote site locations and boost Vancouver Island as a tourist destination.