City briefs: tourism, RCMP and more

Here's what happened at city council last night.

Tri-Conic update

The Chamber of Commerce’s Tri-Conic Challenge, a staged triathlon scheduled to take place over Canada Day weekend next year, has seen 21 registrants so far. Members of the Tri-Conic organizing team have spent several weekends promoting the event at various expos on Vancouver Island and the mainland. Organizers hope to see 1,000 or more participants. CTV Vancouver Island has submitted $22,000 of in-kind sponsorship for the triathlon.

Hit-and-run-suspect caught

Port Alberni RCMP have apprehended the suspect from a serious Aug. 26 hit-and-run at Fourth Avenue and Strathern Street.

RCMP carry Naloxone

All members of the Port Alberni RCMP are now in possession of Naloxone–fentanyl overdose kit–also known as Narcan. Brian Hunter, Port Alberni RCMP inspector, said deaths have occurred in the Valley from fentanyl overdoses. The nasal application can be used on people that are in a state of overdose to temporarily reverse the effects.

Criminal code offences up

These offences have spiked 24 per cent for the third quarter (July -September) compared to 2015.

According to the RCMP, the increase is largely attributed to an increase in thefts, theft from vehicles, causing disturbances and breach of probation.

Calls for service

Port Alberni RCMP saw a spike in calls for service from 2,351 in the 2015 third quarter to 2,513 in 2016.

 

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