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B.C. gang strategy working, Bond says

B.C. gang strategy working, Bond says

B.C.'s two-year-old 'gangs and guns' strategy is working, and the province will continue to do its share to maintain it, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond says.
'Spontaneous sharing of skills' big hit on main drag in Cumberland

'Spontaneous sharing of skills' big hit on main drag in Cumberland

It was all about community Sunday, as Cumberland hosted the Big Day After block party. After weeks of waiting and wondering about where The Big Time Out festival was going to be held, Cumberland's downtown business community came together to organize the Big Day After, which featured live music, shopping specials, vendors and children's activities along Dunsmuir Avenue.
Man who allegedly assaulted his wife sought by Comox Valley RCMP

Man who allegedly assaulted his wife sought by Comox Valley RCMP

Comox Valley RCMP are seeking a man with a lengthy criminal record who allegedly assaulted his wife Aug. 4 in the morning hours.

Big Time Out 2011 in Royston goes smoothly at Plan B location

The creative director of the Big Time Out is using words like "mellowest," "loveliest," "uplifting" and "positive" to describe this year's scaled-down festival. After weeks of uncertainty, the two-day festival found a new home this year at Ash Berry Farm on Royston Road, just beyond of the Village of Cumberland boundaries.
MS cycling fundraiser sees comox Valley going and coming

MS cycling fundraiser sees comox Valley going and coming

The MS Society of Canada has been holding summer cycling fundraising rides for over 20 years. This is my 17th MS Bike Tour and my fifth Multiple Sclerosis fundraising tour in B.C. after 12 years of cycling in Ontario’s tour rides encompassing 30+ rides covering about 4,100 kilometres.

Courtenay council asking for public consultation about homeless shelter

Courtenay council is hoping to engage the public more in the hopes of finding solutions to helping homeless and financially vulnerable members of the community.
Campbell confirmed as UK ambassador

Campbell confirmed as UK ambassador

The federal government has confirmed the appointment of former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell as Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Hydro rate increases to be cut back

Hydro rate increases to be cut back

BC Hydro should reduce its proposed rate increases by half and prune back a corporation that has become overstaffed and micromanaged, according to a review panel appointed by the B.C. government.
Quality Foods, Pepsi helping health care

Quality Foods, Pepsi helping health care

Summer is a great time for planning backyard barbecues, pool parties, picnics and camping trips. And Quality Foods is hoping customers across Vancouver Island will choose Pepsi products for their gatherings. Quality Foods and Pepsi are teaming up this summer for the Help Do Some Good campaign, which raises money for the Quality Foods Community Health Endowment Fund every time a customer buys a 12-pack of participating Pepsi products.
Half of 3 million HST ballots returned

Half of 3 million HST ballots returned

More than 1.6 million voters sent in their ballots for B.C.'s referendum on the harmonized sales tax, a participation rate that matches the 51 per cent turnout for the 2009 B.C. election.
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