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Comox Valley RD Referendum

          Comox Valley R-D is holding a referendum on homelessness on Saturday.
          R-D's Corporate Legislative Officer James Warren says voters will choose whether to allow the R-D to establish a fund to help address the issue.
          Money would be given to local organizations to tackle the problem.
          For more information visit the Comox Valley R-D website.

Air Quality Advisory

          An air quality advisory has been issued for parts of the Comox Valley.
          Earle Plain with the Ministry of the Environment says the advisory has been put in place because of high-levels of pollutants in the air.
          He says cold weather is keeping pollutants closer to the ground.
          Open burning restrictions are in effect for anyone within a 15 kilometre radius of Courtenay City Hall.

Climate Action Rally

          A Climate Action Rally is being held in the Comox Valley this weekend. 
          Sue Moen, one of the organizers, says the rally is part of a world-wide initiative to get country's to commit to 100 per cent clean energy.
          Rally is being held on Sunday at Simms Park in Courtenay starting at 2:45 in the afternoon.

BC Ferry Christening

          B-C Ferries held a ceremony earlier this week to officially name the first Salish-Class vessel. 
          The Salish Orca is one of three new ships.
          Mark Wilson, the V-P of Engineering, says a christening ceremony was held to bring good luck to the vessel and those who sail on it.
          Salish Orca will replace the Queen of Burnaby in late 2016 on the Comox-Powell River route.