Local News Headlines

Missing Kayaker

          A search is underway in the water around Quadra Island for a missing kayaker.
          It's believed the 52-year old man went out paddling either Wednesday night or Thursday morning on the east side of the island.
          Canadian Coast Guard and crews from C-F-B Comox are helping in the search.

Raven Coal Mine

          Compliance Coal Corporation plans to re-submit an application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the proposed Raven Coal Mine in the Fanny Bay area.
          It's notified the B-C Environmental Assessment Office of its plan.
          John Snyder with CoalWatch Comox Valley says the office will have 30 days to evaluate the application. 
          B-C's Environmental Assessment Office rejected the company's previous application for failing to consult with First Nations. 
          It also cited a lack of information on the effects to the region's drinking water and air quality.

Great BC Shakeout

          Hundreds-of-thousands of British Columbians took part in Thursday's Great B-C Shakeout, the province-wide earthquake drill.
          Mike Fournier, the Comox Valley Emergency Program Coordinator, says more than 27-thousand people across the North Island joined in.
          Members of C-F-B Comox also took part in the earthquake drill. 
          Captain Trevor Reid says the exercise included first-responders reacting to a fuel spill at the Comox Valley Airport.
          Overall, more than 730-thousand people across B-C took part in the drill.

Aboriginal Business Award

          Thunderbird R-V Park and Campground in Campbell River has won a B-C Aboriginal Business Award.
          Park Manager Sandra Malone says the campground received the community-owned business of the year award.
          Annual awards honour and celebrate Aboriginal business excellence.