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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.
Big Day After will fill Cumberland's Dunsmuir Avenue on Sunday

Big Day After will fill Cumberland's Dunsmuir Avenue on Sunday

After an eventful two weeks in Cumberland waiting and wondering about where The Big Time Out festival was going to be held, the local downtown business community has decided how to respond. They are going to celebrate.
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.
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.
ALS golfing fundraiser might be most successful yet

ALS golfing fundraiser might be most successful yet

This year's Golf A Thon for ALS is on track to be the biggest fundraiser yet. With three courses still to report and donations still coming in, 91 golf pros across the province have completed 13,604 holes so far and raised more than $105,364.82 for the ALS Society of BC, Wendy Toyer, the society's executive director, announced during the Golf A Thon wrap-up luncheon Wednesday at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community.

Only a fraction of Comox Valley Airport marketing budget used for branding

The Comox Valley Airport Commission disclosed this week that it spent $96,500 on researching, developing and implementing its new brand model.

Homeless shelter proposal on regional district agenda Tuesday

A motion from Courtenay council to consider reopening the search for a homeless shelter site is on the Comox Valley Regional District's committee of the whole agenda Tuesday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Preliminary inquiry ordered for woman accused of bilking youth football team

The Comox Valley woman who is charged with theft and fraud over $5,000 for stealing more than $100,000 from a youth football club will make her next appearance in court Sept. 19 for a preliminary inquiry.
Cat on a hot, thin leash

Cat on a hot, thin leash

Odin, a Persian Himalayan, doesn't seem enthralled with being the only cat in the Comox Valley on a leash.