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Comox parks superintendent Al Fraser retires

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There are some changes afoot in the Town of Comox.

The town is bidding a fond farewell to its superintendent of parks.

Mayor Russ Arnott announced on Facebook, that Al Fraser is retiring after 33-plus years with the town.

“Anyone who knows Al, knows how dedicated he and his staff are to making our town beautiful,” Arnott said in the post.

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“We will miss him but we are also happy for him. Happy retirement, Al.”

Fraser’s final day was Monday. 

Later, Arnott had glowing remarks for Fraser.

“Al was much loved by his employees and residents alike. So we’ve identified a new person who’ll be taking over for him,” he said. 

But Arnott said the town won’t be without a parks superintendent for long.

“He’s moving on, I think he’s just taking a well-deserved retirement and a long holiday but we went through the process over the last month or so for his replacement,” Arnott said.

Meanwhile, Arnott said interim CAO Al Kenning will be handing over the reins to a permanent replacement in the new year.

Kenning moved into the interim role in September, shortly after the departure of former CAO Richard Kanigan. 

His duties include staff leadership in the town until a permanent replacement is hired by Comox council. 

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