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Hornby and Denman islands high-speed internet vote to take place Saturday

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A vote is coming up on Saturday regarding financing high-speed internet infrastructure for Hornby and Denman islands.

The expected cost is nearly $7.6 million and 90 per cent would be covered by grants.

The remaining 10 per cent of the funding would come from the community.

“The proposed new service would enable high-speed internet in homes and businesses on both Hornby and Denman islands. This is something I have heard many community members ask for over the past several years,” said Comox Valley Regional District Electoral Area A director Daniel Arbour. “The cost for this service would be approximately $40 per year for a period of ten years for a property assessed at $500,000. After ten years, it will drop to zero dollars and you will still be receiving the CityWest services you signed up for including phone, cable, and internet.”

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Voting is taking place from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Denman Island Seniors Centre and New Horizons Seniors Hall.

Special voting is also being held on Wednesday from 9:00 am to noon at the Denman Island Seniors Centre and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Hornby Island Community Hall.

Registration will take place during the voting period.

More information can be found at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/islandsinternet

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