Municipal Government

Burde Street between Seventh Avenue and 10th Avenue is closed Thursday, July 28, 2022 while Bowerman Construction works on a watermain replacement. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Work begins on Burde Street watermain replacement project in Port Alberni

Traffic disruptions to occur on 10th Avenue at Burde Street Aug. 2–3

 

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

 

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LETTER: Writer questions debate over city debt

I have seldom, if ever seen a positive comment…

 

Ann and Glenn Bainbridge, new residents of Port Alberni, check out the Somass walkway that opened on July 1, 2022.(SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

New Somass lands walkway well received in Port Alberni

City opened 250-metre waterfront path in time for Canada Day

Ann and Glenn Bainbridge, new residents of Port Alberni, check out the Somass walkway that opened on July 1, 2022.(SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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LETTER: If B.C.’s premier can back off museum rebuild, Port Alberni can back off quay pathway

Letter writer says city money better served on infrastructure other than Connect the Quays

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Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Public has duty to speak up about council spending

Debt continues to climb as Port Alberni city council continues to borrow, says writer

Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
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LETTER: Port Alberni council’s leading taxpayers down an expensive, unwanted path

Quay to quay pathway has already cost us millions, and for what, asks writer

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A “Stop Work” order was placed outside of the Kingsway Pub in Port Alberni in April 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni city council moves forward with code of conduct

Public cry for accountability followed councillor’s apology over reno controversy

A “Stop Work” order was placed outside of the Kingsway Pub in Port Alberni in April 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
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LETTER: 7 a.m. is too early to start garbage pickup in Port Alberni

City should start after 8 a.m., says someone at beginning of pickup route

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LETTER: Municipal gov’t boot camp should start now

Prospective candidates should educate themselves before signing nomination papers

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Tim Pley, the City of Port Alberni CAO, retired Dec. 31, 2021 after 31 years of service to the city, and is returning to the position temporarily as of April 2022. Pley was hired as the CAO in 2016. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Tim Pley returns as CAO for Port Alberni after brief retirement

Council decides to bring back CAO to get them through to October 2022 election

Tim Pley, the City of Port Alberni CAO, retired Dec. 31, 2021 after 31 years of service to the city, and is returning to the position temporarily as of April 2022. Pley was hired as the CAO in 2016. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
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City of Port Alberni renews its façade program

Program has brought in $1.5 million in investment

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LETTER: City of Port Alberni must stop giving in to ‘wants’ while ‘needs’ suffer

Infrastructure is failing and the city should be making this a priority, says writer

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LETTER: Port Alberni City Council’s wants, needs don’t align with 2022 financial plan

Escalating costs of capital projects, infrastructure must take precedence, says writer

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The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)

Staff-strapped B.C. town scores childcare workers with free tuition, housing

District of Tofino takes unique approach to address childcare resource crunch

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)
Contractors dismantle the Somass Sawmill Millwork building before owners Western Forest Products turn over the property to the City of Port Alberni. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)

City of Port Alberni takes ownership of Somass lands, looks to next steps

Strategic planning, environmental considerations are on table, says CAO

Contractors dismantle the Somass Sawmill Millwork building before owners Western Forest Products turn over the property to the City of Port Alberni. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)
The dam at Bainbridge Lake is one of two city-owned dams to undergo review. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)

Two city-owned dams in Port Alberni will undergo safety reviews

Both have high failure-consequence ratings, according to city staff

The dam at Bainbridge Lake is one of two city-owned dams to undergo review. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)
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Aging city sewer main in uptown Port Alberni will cost $1.89M to fix

Argyle Street sewer main failed twice in 2021, prompting replacement talks

  • Mar 20, 2022
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