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Drowning Deaths

           The number of drowning deaths in B-C is down this year.
           Dale Miller with the Lifesaving Society of B-C and the Yukon says there have been two drowning deaths on the Central Island -- one in Nanaimo and the other in Courtenay.
           He says swimming and boating are the top two causes of drowning.
           People between the ages of 50 and 64 represent the highest number of drowning incidents in B-C

Students Who Witnessed Terror Attack Getting Counselling

           Nanaimo School District is reaching out to students who witnessed a terrorist attack in France last week. 
           Assistant Superintendent Bob Esliger says as many as 20 students are getting counselling.
           He says some of the students are dealing with the effects of what they saw.
           Some of the 85 students were within 100 feet of a cargo truck that plowed into a crowd of people last Thursday.

YQQ Stained Glass Display

           A ceremony is being held at the Comox Valley Airport on Friday to mark the installation of the final piece of a stained-glass window display.
           C-E-O Fred Bigelow says the tenth and final window is a tribute to the 407 Squadron. 
           He says each window pays tribute to the region's aviation history.
           All ten windows were done by artist Jan Lindstrom

The Hip Concert Tour

           Friday marks the kick-off for what's likely to be the final cross-country tour for one of Canada's most iconic bands.
           The Tragically Hip performs its opening show tonight in Victoria -- the first of 15 concerts across the country.
           Earlier this year, the band announced that frontman Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.