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Campfire Ban Expanded

Effective at noon today - the existing campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre will be expanded to include all areas within the fire centre jurisdiction.

Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says the ban will now include the North Island and areas on the mainland that were previously excluded.

Fire danger threat across the region sits at high.

Razor Blade Arrest

A man has been arrested after he was alleged to have threatened another individual with a weapon.

Constable Don Sinclair says members were called to a report of a man holding a razor blade - while attempting to attack another man.

It was discovered that an argument between the two men occurred over drug usage which escalated to one of the men pulling out a razor blade.

Man will appear in court at a later date... 

Property Tax Deadline

Residental property tax across the region -  is due today.

City of Campbell River Fianance Operations Supervisor Dennis Brodie says there are several ways people can pay their taxes including cash, debit, cheque and online banking.

Property tax and homeowners grants must be paid and claimed by the end of day - or a 10 per cent penalty will be applied.

Lit Cigarette Fire Hazard

Comox Valley RCMP are reminding people to not throw lit cigarettes out vehicle windows.

Constable Don Sinclair says during this extreme heat and dry conditions - it's a fire hazard.

If you're caught you could face a $173 fine and face further charges depending on how bad the damages are.