PAPA working on PATH

Efforts to secure investors for the Port Alberni Port Authority’s proposed transshipment hub at Sarita Bay are still underway.

Efforts to secure investors for the Port Alberni Port Authority’s proposed transshipment hub (PATH) at Sarita Bay are still underway, according to director of public relations and business development Dave McCormick.

“We’re still working hard,” said McCormick but added that there were “no firm commitments yet.

“This is a $1.7 billion project…these take time.”

The port authority has applied for a P3 grant from the Building Canada fund.

“We are confident that if the government supports [it] then we could rapidly leverage to secure remaining investments required.”

According to a 420-page pre-feasibility study by CPCS, PATH “has the potential to generate significant economic and other benefits.”

However, the report notes, “to be viable, the PATH concept would need to secure long-term traffic and investment commitments from one or more shipping lines.”

Just Posted

Alberni’s Reconciliation Committee hosts community forum

The community event will take place on the anniversary of Walk for Reconciliation

Port Alberni’s breakfast program receives community support

The Read and Feed program runs on donations, grants and fundraising

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 Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 23, 2018

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Vancouver Island pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions we received from around the region

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Comox Valley hospital operating above patient capacity

The new healthcare facility averaged a 110 per cent patient volume between October and February

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

Most Read