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Cumberland Infrastructure Replacement

          Cumberland has been given some funding to upgrade wastewater infrastructure.
          Mayor Leslie Baird says new storm water and sanitary sewer pipes will be installed in the Dunsmuir area.
          She says the pipes there are 100 years old.
          Ottawa and Victoria are providing more than 1.8-million dollars for the project.

Low Campbell River Reservoir Levels

          Record low water levels in the Campbell River reservoir system are posing some challenges for B-C Hydro.
          Hydro's Stephen Watson says the utility has had to make some operational changes to pump more water downstream to maintain river flows for fish habitat.
          Watson says water levels in the Campbell River reservoir system have never been this low

Campfires Allowed on North Island

          Campfires are once again being allowed on parts of the North Island. 
          Coastal Fire Centre Information Officer Donna MacPherson says that includes areas north of Robson Bight.
          You can get more information on where campfires are allowed at the Coastal Fire Centre website.

BC Ferries Names New Vessels

          B-C Ferries has unveiled the names of the company's three new vessels. 
          They'll be called Salish Orca, Salish Eagle and Salish Raven.
          Ferries Deborah Marshall says a panel of judges selected the names from thousands of entries.
          Three new vessels will be used on the Comox-Powell River and Gulf Island routes.