Recycle Christmas trees Jan. 2–3

KidSport and the City of Port Alberni’s parks and rec department are teaming up to offer a Christmas tree chipping service again this season

KidSport and the City of Port Alberni’s parks and rec department are teaming up to offer a Christmas tree chipping service again this season.

“We’re encouraging people to drop their trees off and support KidSport,” says KidSport spokesperson Ron Doetzel.

“It saves them from having their tree sit in the backyard after Christmas.

“The trees will be chipped up by the parks department and will go into the parks composting program, primarily used for park landscaping,” Doetzel said.

The tree recycling depot will be set up on Saturday, Jan. 2 and Sunday, Jan. 3 in the northwest parking lot at the AV Multiplex (on the Bob Dailey Stadium side) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people to drop off their trees. Port Alberni firefighters will be there to you help your unload tree and throw it onto the pile, for a donation to KidSport.

Last year 200 trees were collected, and Doetzel would like to see more this year. “I thought it was a good start,” he said.

Just Posted

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Alberni Valley Bulldogs ready for Team Kazakhstan visit

Game will be ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for some Bulldogs’ players

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Donation helps North Island College trades students

NIC receives $38,000 equipment donation from Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

Mike Duffy can’t sue Senate over suspension without pay, judge rules

Duffy’s lawsuit sought more than $7.8 million from the upper chamber

Language on Sikh extremism in report will be reviewed, Goodale says

A public-safety ministry document indicats terrorist threats to Canada included a section on Sikh extremism for the first time

Questions raised over retailers who shame shoplifters with photos

Alleged theft from a sex shop in Newfoundland led to posts on social media

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

VIDEO: Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

Most Read