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Squirrel registry, privatizing SAR, Sunday market, Big Time Out fest and addiction risk factors

Eastern grey squirrel. Photo credit: Michael Scheltgen/Flickr

Liz Gillis, a researcher and faculty member at Vancouver Island University, wants public help in documenting the spread of this invasive species on the Island. 

You can register your own grey squirrel sightings at this website.

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Courtenay Mayor Greg Phelps responds to suggestions that military rescue operations based in the Comox Valley could be turned over to the private sector. 

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Thea Harris, organizer of Victoria's Sunday Market (formerly the Government Street Market), explains why market vendors are tired of setting up shop in two different locales every week.

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Big-time doubt for the Big Time Out: Cumberland Councillor Leslie Baird discusses the status of efforts to relocate one of Vancouver Island's most popular festivals after its original venue was scuttled by security concerns.
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Why some of us can't "just say no". Gordon Harper of the Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health discusses why some people such as Amy Winehouse become casualties of addiction, while others may dabble with drugs and alcohol but avoid or overcome it.

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