Alberni city briefs

The short story on substantive stories in the Alberni Valley.

Change coming to Alberni’s Howard Johnson Hotel

There’s changes coming to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Beaver Creek Road.

City council voted to support the hotel’s liquor primary structural change application.

The changes will see the bar move into the former Soldas Restaurant, and the occupant total rise to 183, which is up from the existing 119.

No public input was received on the project.

Cookhouse for Harbour Quay

There’s a new eatery in town and it’s in the new section of Harbour Quay.

Port Alberni city council has agreed to lease Unit No. 10 to John Mercer and Joan Thurston, who will operate the Homestead Cookhouse.

The lease is for five years and is for $300 per month plus HST.

No movement on DCC front

Port Alberni city council has asked for a report on the state of DCC charges.

A local developer was granted an exemption pending installation of infrastructure non has been installed yet.

Tribe elects new councillor

The Hupacasath First Nation has elected its third councillor.

Brenda Sayers won the seat with 50 votes.

She defeated former councillor Tom Tatoosh and newcomer Mike Porter, who garnered 15 and 11 votes respectively.

The tribe has been in a stasis after their election in April when Steven Tatoosh won both councillor and chief councillor positions.

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