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Hit Ad Run Suspect Arrested

          R-C-M-P have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a man in Fanny Bay earlier this week.
          Acting on a tip,  Mounties arrested a 55-year man at a property in the Comox Valley on Wednesday night.
          R-C-M-P also seized a Ford pickup truck. Accused is to make his first court in Courtenay on Thursday. 
          Forty-eight year old Paul Bally was struck and killed by a truck while cycling on Monday night.

Wife of Hit And Run Victim Appeals To Driver

          Wife of a man who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Fanny Bay while riding his bike is appealing to the driver. 
          Evelyn Bally's husband, 48-year old Paul Bally, was found in a ditch on Monday night. 
          She's asking the driver to contact R-C-M-P. 
          Mounties now believe the suspect vehicle is likely a Ford F-250 or Ford F-350 truck or Excursion-style vehicle. 
          Investigators initially thought the vehicle was white but they're now looking for all colours of vehicles.

Robbery Suspect Arrested

          Campbell River R-C-M-P officer has minor injuries after a scuffle with a robbery suspect.
          Mounties were attempting to arrest a 34-year old man when he took off on foot.
          One of the officers gave chase and caught the suspect in front of Carhi Secondary School on Dogwood Street.
          Suspect also has minor injuries.

Campbell River New Care Beds

          Campbell River will be getting 40 new seniors care beds.
          Island Health has selected Park Place Seniors, which owns and operates the New Horizons care home in Campbell River, to build a new residential care wing to house the additional beds.
          Island Health will work with the company to formalize a development agreement early in the new year with the new wing set to open in 2017.