News Briefs for June 15, 2016

Lucky winner takes home meat freezer

Mary Marcotte bought the winning ticket for the May 28 ‘Freezer Full of Meat’ draw, organized by the Ladysmith Kinsmen.

More than $3,000 was raised during the campaign. “The Kinsmen wish to thank all the people who purchased tickets and wish to congratulate the winner,” said a Kinsmen release.

The money will go toward  projects the club has planned for the community.

Work on two storage units purchased for Forrest Field on behalf of Mid-Island Soccer and the Ladysmith Steelers Football club has been completed. Lights and heaters to keep the sports clubs’ equipment dry has been installed at a cost of $1,700.

Asbestos hazard flagged by CVRD campaign

Two out of three Cowichan homes were built before 1990, when asbestos was commonly used in construction, making asbestos exposure a real risk when renovating, says the Cowichan  Valley Regional District. Asbestos can be found in walls, ceilings, plumbing, wiring, light fixtures and more.

The CVRD has launched an asbestos awareness campaign to increase the public’s knowledge of the health risks associated with asbestos exposure.

“We hope by doing this we will help protect the public as well as CVRD Recycling Centre staff from exposure,” explains Board Chair Jon Lefebure.

Visit www.cvrd.bc.ca/asbestos for more information on the asbestos education campaign.