Local News Headlines

Airline Disturbance

          A Comox Valley man is facing charges after causing a disturbance aboard a WestJet flight from Calgary.
          Constable Don Sinclair says the man was arrested by the R-C-M-P after getting off the aircraft at Y-Q-Q.
          He's facing several charges.
          Man also faces the possibility of being banned from flying with WestJet in the future.


          R-C-M-P has seen a spike in thefts over the past week, everything from outboard motors to bicycles.
          Constable Don Sinclair says thieves are prowling neighbourhoods looking for any valuables they can easily make off with.
          R-C-M-P says it's best to keep any valuables out of sight and locked up.

Man Rescued

          A man had to be rescued after his kayak overturned in the water between Campbell River and Quadra Island.
          Constable Peter Wise says R-C-M-P received a call on Friday night that a man was in the water yelling for help.
          He says a witness brought an inflatable boat to the scene and rowed out to help the man.
          Mounties say the lack of preparation, mixed with alcohol, almost cost the man his life

Forestry MOU

          Coast Forest Products Association and the Nanwakolas Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will strengthen a long-time partnership between the two. 
          Rick Jeffery, the head of the association, says this agreement will ensure that both parties share in the benefits of the forest industry. 
          Both parties will work together to secure additional forest tenure and increase revenue sharing.