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Barriere family airlifted to Vancouver due to carbon monoxide exposure have now returned home

A family of five from Barriere was transported to Vancouver for medical treatment after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in their house. Ashley Wohlgemuth, fire chief with the Barriere Fire Department, said a call was received at roughly 7:30 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 6, and when the fire department arrived the family had already made it out of the house and into the ambulance.

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UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

EU leaders gather for a two-day summit, beginning Thursday, which will center on the Brexit negotiations.

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Sports

Cranbrook Eagles bring home hardware from Boxing BC

Bill Watson won Coach of the Year and Nike Blackmore received Best Youth Male Boxer for 2018.

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Public invited to comment on proposed B.C. fishing regulation changes

VICTORIA - The public is invited to provide feedback on proposed changes to fishing regulations for the 2019-2021 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis. A complete list and description of the proposed regulations can be viewed here: https:// apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte The proposals include changes to fishing methods, gear, bait, quotas, boundaries and fishery opening and closing dates. These changes are based on regional requirements and conditions, and aim to meet management objectives for native and invasive fish species, while maintaining sustainable angling opportunities for recreational fishers. Comments must be received by Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. After final decisions have been made, the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis will be posted online in mid-March: http://www. env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Synopsis Comments will be considered in the final review process. The approved changes will be in effect on April 1, 2019. For general information about fishing regulations in B.C., visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/ fw/fish/

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Business

British Columbians saw their paycheques shrink in September

Average weekly earnings dropped to $978.10 in September, but year-to-year earnings rose 2.2 per cent

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First Nations residents in the Comox Valley have new option for free mental health services

A Comox-based counsellor has been approved to have his services fully funded through the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). The move is expected to be of particular benefit to residential school survivors, their families and other First Nations individuals living with the effects of trauma.

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