(leak) The Port Alberni Fire Department was called to the No Frills store on Johnston Road yesterday afternoon after reports of a coolant leak. Customers and staff were evacuated from the store after a cloud of coolant was released from a refrigerator compressor. Firefighters secured the area and ventilated the store until shortly before 8 o'clock last night. The cause of the leak was investigated and repaired overnight.

(highway work) The Redford Extension will be closed for 6 hours tonight while girders for the new bridge are put in place. Traffic will be re-routed to Johnson Road starting at 11 tonight until 5 a.m. tomorrow. The highway will be closed between West Coast General Hospital and Maebelle Road during that time.


The Bulldogs announced yesterday that they have transferred the CJHL Playing Rights to Bo Pellah to the Surrey Eagles for Future Considerations. Pellah was aquired by the Bulldogs early in the 2012-2013 season from the Langley Rivermen. He played the 2013-2014 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede and the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL.  

The Bulldogs have released their Training Camp and Preseason schedule, with action set to begin Friday at the Multiplex:Here is the 2014/15 Main Camp schedule:
9:00-10:30am Team Black practice
11:00-12:30pm Team Gold practice
5:30-8:00pm Team Black vs Team Gold Game
9:00-11:30am Team Black vs Team Gold Game
6:00-8:30pm Team Black vs Team Gold Game
Following the completion of Saturday, new teams will be formed with the players that will continue into Sunday for the annual Red/White game. Admission to Sunday's Red/White game is by donation of a non-perishable food item to benefit the Bread of Life.
10:00-11:00am Pre Game Skate TEAM RED
11:15-12:15pm Pre Game Skate TEAM WHITE
5:00-7:30pm ANNUAL RED WHITE GAME (admission by food donation)
The players that will continue competing for a spot on the 2014/15 Bulldogs will continue a week's worth of practices leading up to the exhibition series. The exhibition schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 5, 7pm vs Victoria Grizzlies @ Oceanside Place Arena (Parksville, BC)
Saturday, September 6, 7pm vs Cowichan Valley Capitals @ Weyerhaeuser Arena (Port Alberni, BC)
Friday, September 12, 7pm at Nanaimo Clippers @ Frank Crane Arena (Nanaimo, BC)
Saturday, September 13, 7pm vs Nanaimo Clippers @ Weyerhaeuser Arena (Port Alberni, BC)