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Skilled Tradespeople

          Vancouver Island Construction Association is trying to attract tradespeople back to the island.
          Many skilled workers left to work in northern B-C and the Alberta oil patch.
          Greg Baynton, the head of the association, says more tradespeople will be needed for several major projects on the island.
          Construction on the North Island Hospitals Project is already underway.
          Work has also begun on the billion-dollar John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project.

Missing Woman Search

          Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue was back in Strathcona Park this past weekend, looking for additional clues in the disappearance of 69-year old Sylvia Apps. 
          Apps hasn't been seen since she left on a solo hiking trip on July 8th. 
          Searchers spent 12 hours performing open grid sweeps in the Mount Castlecrag area, but came up empty
          R-C-M-P has taken over the case as a missing persons file.

Reporting Animals in Distress

          Comox Valley R-C-M-P is encouraging anyone who spots an animal in distress to call the S-P-C-A.
          Constable Don Sinclair says that includes all forms of animal cruelty, including leaving dogs in vehicles in hot weather.
          People can call the S-P-C-A animal distress line at 1-855-622-7722.

Auxiliary Firefighters

          Campbell River Fire Department is holding an upcoming information session for those thinking of becoming an auxiliary firefighter.
          Deputy Chief Thomas Doherty says those 18 and older are encouraged to attend.
          He says the session will cover what's required to become an auxiliary member.
          Information session is happening at 7 p.m., August 20th at the Campbell River Community Centre.

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