Alberni’s great pumpkin

Alberni's Jake van Kooten has grown a 914 pound pumpkin.

Jake van Kooten of Port Alberni is the winner of the Vancouver Island Exhibition Pumpkin Festival in Nanaimo Sunday after his giant gourd weighs in at 914 pounds.

Jake van Kooten of Port Alberni is the winner of the Vancouver Island Exhibition Pumpkin Festival in Nanaimo Sunday after his giant gourd weighs in at 914 pounds.