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Reservoir Level Remains Low

          Comox Lake reservoir remains low despite all the rain that we had this past weekend.
          It rose about five millimetres.
          B-C Hydro's Stephen Watson says the utility continues to work with other agencies to ensure there's enough water in the Puntledge River for returning salmon. 
          Watson says a prolonged downpour is what's needed to help replenish the reservoir.    

BC Hydro-Windstorm

          B-C Hydro is using Saturday's windstorm that swept across the region as a learning experience.
          Hydro's Ted Olynyk says the corporation uses these kind of storm events to improve service.
          Meantime, power has been restored to most customers on the Lower Mainland.
          It received the brunt of Saturday's storm.

Wet Roads-Slick Driving Conditions

          R-C-M-P are reminding drivers to ease off on the gas pedal when we get rain after a long, dry period.
          Sergeant Darrin Ramey says road conditions can quickly take a turn for the worse.
          He say rains washes oil to the surface, making the roads slippery. 
          R-C-M-P say people need to think about how the conditions will affect your driving habits before hitting the road.

Child Vaccinations

          Island Health is urging parents and care givers to get your children vaccinated before the start of the school year.
          Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Hasselback says vaccinations are a good way to protect children from preventable diseases.
          Parents are encouraged to contact their health care provider or public health unit to make appointments or inquire about vaccinations.