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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