Cadets welcome Lt. Governor

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Victoria Irwin (second from left) and Konnar Boorman from Errington (fourth from left) help welcome the Lieutenant Governor to Comox.

Victoria Irwin (second from left) and Konnar Boorman from Errington (fourth from left) help welcome the Lieutenant Governor to Comox.


When His Honour Steven Point, the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia dropped by HMCS Quadra in Comox last week, two local sea cadets were among those chosen to give him a loud and proud navy welcome.

Errington’s Konnar Boorman and Nanaimo’s Victoria Irwin were among a team of eight who manned two naval field guns to give a ceremonial salute.

Both cadets are members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Esquimalt, which is headquartered in Parksville.

Point was the reviewing officer for the general training graduation parade, which took place on Aug. 5, which saw cadets converge on Comox from across the country.


 • Kayak fans who don’t own their own boat will no longer be able to drop by the Fairwinds Marina in Schooner Cove to rent one.

That’s because the rental company, Alberni Outpost, has closed its dockside rental facility there.

The move comes after the marina site has seen the hotel and dockside coffee shop close, lessening the amount of traffic at the facility.


• From Port Alberni comes word that there’s still no sign of five crewmen who jumped ship after docking there last week.

The five, who had valid passports but did not have permission to leave the ship, were aboard the Chitral, a vessel registered in Pakistan which arrived in Port Alberni a week ago Tuesday.

The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) issued warrants for the five Pakistani nationals later that day.


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