City briefs: what’s happening in Alberni this week

Hupacasath elections, new RCMP program and more in Alberni this week.

Hupacasath vote Saturday

The Hupacasath elections for chief and council take place on Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hupacasath House of Gathering. Graham Sayers and incumbent Stephen Tatoosh are running for chief and four people are running for the three council spots.

Survival Kids come to Alberni

The Port Alberni RCMP are bringing their survival program to the Alberni Valley after starting it in Bamfield a year-and-a-half ago. The program aims to teach kids responsibility in day-to-day life through outdoor survival skills.

Kiwanis Week proclaimed

April 6-12 was proclaimed Kiwanis International Centennial Week by city council.

Victim services funded

Victim Services will receive an extra $11,000 from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, bringing the ACRD’s  total 2015 contribution up to $26,000. While the city had been asked, council said that it was more fitting to fund it from the ACRD as victim’s services fund the whole of the Alberni Valley and Bamfield.

Committees keep meeting

The inaugural meeting of the climate change and food security committee will take place in the  city  hall committee room on April 2 at 4:30 p.m. and the McLean Mill  advisory committee will meet at McLean Mill on April 9 at 7 p.m.

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Cherry Creek Shootout is a family affair

Alberni Men’s Club opens on Sunday

Kinder Morgan protest planned for Port Alberni

Protest is part of a nationwide movement on Friday, March 23

Get emergency prepared with workshop at Capitol Theatre

Emergency preparedness workshop will take place on Friday, Mar. 23

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

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President Donald is replacing National security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton

Two killed, dozen hurt in French supermarket hostage-taking

French counterterrorism prosecutors are taking charge of the investigation into the shooting of a police officer in southern France

Canadian women move to No. 4 in FIFA world rankings

Canadian women match all-time high, move back to No. 4 in FIFA world rankings

Supreme Court rules former Stephen Harper aide guilty of influence peddling

A one-time senior aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper has been found guilty of influence peddling by Canada’s highest court.

Annual inflation rate rises to 2.2% for its fastest pace since fall 2014

Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in February was up 2.2 per cent compared with a year ago

B.C. drug smuggler pleads guilty in U.S. court

Shuswap man admits to using helicopters to transport marijuana and cocaine across the border

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