Local News Headlines

Royal Visit

           Excitement is building in Victoria as royal watchers get set to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their young children. 
           Bruce Hallsor with the Monarchist League of Canada says people from as far away as the U-S are expected to gather in the capital for a glimpse of the royals.
           He says their visit will thrust Victoria into the international spotlight.
           Prince William, wife Kate and their two children arrive in Victoria on Saturday to begin an eight-day tour of B-C and Yukon.

Grizzly Bears Captured on Cormorant Island

           Two grizzly bears that had been roaming around Cormorant Island have been captured by the B-C Conservation Service. 
           They swam to the island last Friday.
           Justin Beadle, Alert Bay's Chief Administrative Officer, says the animals were captured within a few hours of each other.
           B-C Conservation Service plans to relocate the bears to their original home on the central coast.

Warm Summer

           We're coming off one of the warmest summers on record.
           Armel Castellan, a forecaster with Environment Canada, says the average temperature across the region was 19 degrees -- about two degrees warmer than normal. 
           Castellan says the region received 105.6 millimetres of rain this past summer -- almost twice as much as last year.

Tour de Rock Set to Roll Out

           Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team members are gearing up for their ride down Vancouver Island. 
           They'll head to Port Alice on Saturday for the first leg of their long journey. 
           Team Coordinator Katie Crowe says the riders have mixed emotions as they get set to hit the road.
           She says some are anxious while others are nervous. 
           Members will arrive in Campbell River on Tuesday and the Comox Valley the following day.