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BC Ferries Crew Rescues Boaters

          Two boaters were rescued by a B-C Ferries crew off Denman Island on Sunday.
          Their 16-foot vessel was sinking and the two were in the water by the time the M-V Quinitsa reached the pair.
          They were brought aboard the ferry and warmed up.
          No one was hurt.

District 72 Lobbies for Predictable Funding

          Campbell River School Board plans fire off a letter to B-C's Finance Minister, outlining the benefits of stable, predictable funding.
          Chair Susan Wilson says predictable funding would help the board better plan for the future. 
          Trustees will be presented with a draft of the letter at next week's board meeting.

MP Holding Town Hall Meetings

          M-P for the North Island-Powell River will be touring the North Island this week holding a series of hall meetings. 
          New Democrat Rachel Blaney says it's a chance to gather input on some of the issues facing people.
          She says she'll take the concerns to Ottawa.
          Blaney's first two meetings are Monday in Port NcNeill and Port Alice.

Another Hot Summer on the Way

          We're being told to expect another hot, dry summer.
          Brett Anderson, a forecaster with AccuWeather, says temperatures will be anywhere from two to four degrees above normal.
          Anderson says he expects the warmer than normal temperatures to last into late summer, which will only add to the wildfire threat across B-C.