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Mar 28 2023 - 11:57am

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Port Alberni, BC – The City of Port Alberni is taking the next step in redevelopment of the Somass Lands, a 43 acre waterfront property where the somass division sawmill formerly operated.

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Mar 13 2023 - 1:54pm

Monday, March 13, 2023 

Friday, just over 24 hours after our main waterline to Port Alberni was damaged, the City of Port Alberni was able to restore water flow to City reservoirs. This was possible because of the support we received along the way and because everyone worked together to get it done.

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Mar 10 2023 - 6:14pm

Friday, March 10, 2023 

Port Alberni – The City of Port Alberni has restored water to the City and surrounding areas following a
closure that lasted just over 24 hours. All water usage restrictions are lifted.

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Mar 10 2023 - 11:24am

Friday, March 10, 2023

Port Alberni – The City of Port Alberni’s crew worked through the night with contractors and are 
making progress on repairs to the waterline that was damaged yesterday in a logging truck accident.

As long as there are no unforeseen setbacks on site, the City anticipates the waterline will be 
fully repaired today by the end of day. Water restrictions are still in place, and the City 
appreciates residents going above and beyond to limit their use to essential water use only.

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Mar 9 2023 - 6:08pm

Thursday, March 9, 2023 

Port Alberni – An accident on Franklin River Road has damaged the City of Port Alberni’s main water supply line. As a result, the City of Port Alberni and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District have activated the Emergency Operations Centre and are asking residents to limit water use until further notice in order that best use is made of the water in City reservoirs.

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Feb 17 2023 - 11:50am

Friday, February 16, 2023

Port Alberni, BC – The City of Port Alberni is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Fox as the new Chief Administrative Officer [CAO].

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Feb 15 2023 - 4:59pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Port Alberni, BC – At the Committee of the Whole meeting of February 6, 2023 the City of Port Alberni launched an overview of its draft Five-Year Financial Plan (the Financial Plan) that will determine major financial decisions and commitments to our community. A detailed draft Financial Plan was subsequently received by City Council for consideration and first reading of the Financial Plan Bylaw provided at its Regular meeting of February 13th.

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Dec 15 2022 - 2:24pm

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Port Alberni, BC – The City of Port Alberni is pleased to announce the hiring of Danielle Leurebourg as the new Director of Corporate Services.

Ms. Leurebourg brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, honing her local government experience over recent years. Along with bringing proven skills in government relations and advocacy to her new role at the City, Ms. Leurebourg has continued to further advance her knowledge of corporate administration and is in the final stages of completing a Master of Business Administration.

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Nov 4 2022 - 12:56pm

Friday, November 4, 2022

Port Alberni, BC –The City of Port Alberni and the Port Alberni Professional Fire Fighters Association (PAPFFA) Local 1667, have reached a new five-year collective agreement, retroactive to January 1, 2020.

The agreement was ratified by the union on Friday, October 28, 2022, and by City of Port Alberni Council on Monday, October 31, 2022. The new contract covers a five-year period and will expire on December 31, 2024.

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Sep 15 2022 - 12:42pm

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Port Alberni, BC – The City of Port Alberni will observe the national holiday on Monday, September 19, 2022, to mark the federally announced day of mourning for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

“The City of Port Alberni joins all Canadians in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” said Mayor Sharie Minions.