Local News Headlines

Nanaimo Fish Farm

A Nanaimo Fish Farm - is generating plenty of worldwide attention - for its new approach to aquaculture.

Steve Atkinson - the co-owner of "Taste of B-C Aqua farms" - says the concept of growing mature fish in land based tanks is rare - but says its's environmentally sound.

 Atkinson says the farm - which produced its first cycle of fish last summer - sells about 1-hundred tonnes of steelhead salmon and sturgeon from 16 freshwater tanks...

RCMP Motorcade Training

People around Vancouver Island will see R-C-M-P motorcycles on the road - for motorcade training.

Corporal Norm Smith says officers from across the province will be practicing police escorts.

Smith says this training will allow officers to help out with a large number of special events.

Attempted Robbery

R-C-M-P arrested a suspect after an attempted robbery on Sunday in the Cumberland area.

Constable Don Sinclair says two weapons were used - a knife and what appears to be an airsoft handgun.

Mounties are looking a second suspect in the case.

Campfire Ban Lifted

Just in time for the long weekend - the campfire ban has been lifted across the Coastal Fire Centre Region.

Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says it's being lifted because of the cooler weather forecasted.

Fire danger threat is still high and extreme in some areas.