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Trustees Vote for Shorter School Week

          Comox Valley School Board trustees have adopted a motion to move to a 4.6 day instruction week in September, as part of the district's cost-cutting measures to balance the budget.
          Public information sessions will be held next month to discuss the budget prior to adopting the document.
          District 71 has to cut 2.4-million dollars to balance the budget.  

Province Provides Funding for Campbell River Shelter

          Province has provided some funding to keep a shelter operating for those in need in Campbell River. 
          Mayor Andy Adams says the province has put up 60-thousand dollars to keep the shelter open through the end of June.
          Province is also providing funding to help homeless people connect with the appropriate supports, and connect those in need with more stable and long-term housing.   

Courtenay Riverway Greenway Repens

          Courtenay's Riverway Greenway between 19th and 20th streets has reopened.
          It was closed last fall following a storm surge that damaged the trail.
          Crews spent several months working on reconstruction and environmental restoration of the greenway.

BC Parks Reservations

          B-C Parks reservations are up 18 per cent over last year, which saw a record breaking 158-thousand reservations. 
          Natalie Dechaine with B-C Parks says there's been spike in the number of U-S people wanting to visit the province.
          Campsites can be reseved up to three months in advance at