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Park Vandalism

          City of Campbell River is investigating after receiving photos of people damaging property at the Splashpark. 
          Ross Milnthorp, the city's Parks and Rec Manager, says adults and children were seen writing and drawing in freshly poured concrete.
          The damaged concrete had to be re-surfaced.
          Initial cost to pour the concrete was 25-hundred dollars.

Campbell River Civic Budget

          Campbell River City Council has finalized the 2015 civic budget.
          Property taxes will be going up 1.7 per cent.
          Ron Bowles, the city's Manager of Corporate Services, says that works out to 24-dollars for a typical Campbell River home. 
          The budget also includes 15-million dollars for capital projects.

Education Innovation Forum

          B-C's Education Minister is in the Comox Valley for the first K-to-12 Innovation Forum.
          Peter Fassbender is talking about the province's vision for transforming education. 
          Fassbender says this new plan will encourage students to pursue their passions and interests.

Lotto Max Extra Winner

          A Courtenay woman is half-a-million dollars richer thanks to Lotto 6-49.
          Chris Fairclough with the B-C Lotto Corporation says Diane Levis matched all four numbers in last week's Lotto Max Extra.
          He says she purchased the ticket at Chances Casino in Courtenay. 
          Levis plans to pay off the loan on her new truck and put the rest of her winnings in the bank.

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