(water) The water pipe from Bainbridge Lake will be shut down on Wednesday, so the new water treatment system can be connected. While the work happens, we'll just be drawing from the reservoirs in town. Utilities Superintendent Brian Mousley is asking that people plan for Wednesday, and do everything possible to conserve water on that day by doing laundry and running the dishwasher either on Tuesday or Thursday. The Bainbridge pipe will be offline from 8 am until 11:30 pm affecting water users in the City of Port Alberni and Beaver Creek
(marine one) People throughout Port Alberni were doing a double-take yesterday as the presidential helicopter was trucked from the airport to Coulson Aviation's new storage facility in the former Zellers building. The Sikorsky S-61 with the presidential seal on the side is an exact replica of the helicopters in the Marine One fleet, which have been the presidential helicopters since the Eisenhower era. Wayne Coulson said while it's not an actual presidential helicopter, it is a movie star with presidential connections. The S-61 was built by Coulson Aviation for the movie White House Down, and will be used in the upcoming filming of the next Independence Day sequel in the Eastern United States.
The Bulldogs had their three game winning streak snapped with an 8-3 loss to the Grizzlies in Victoria on Wednesday night. Marcus Russell, Mitch Makin and Taylor Derynck had the Bulldog goals. The Dogs are in Nanaimo on Friday night to face the Clippers, and back home Saturday to host the Clippers.
Bulldogs Captain Mitch Makin was named the BCHL's Player of the Week on Tuesday. Bulldogs Forward Scottie Clark also picked up a mention. Read more on the BCHL website HERE
The Black Sheep Rugby Club is looking for new players. Any Men 18 years and up who want to try their hand at Rugby are encouraged to come out and see what it's all about. They have players from 19 to 63, so they can find a place for anyone who wants to play. Practices go every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 at the Black Sheep Rugby Club at the top of Argyle.
The Sheep won their seventh straight match on Saturday, 17-14 over the Castaway Wanderers. They visit the Piggies in Cowichan this weekend, and are home to Nanaimo next weekend.
The Alberni Invitational returned to ADSS on the weekend.
Gold medals were won by:
Nolan Badovinac (Juvenile boys 84 kg), Isaac McDonald (Cadet 48 kg), Aaron Badovinac (Cadet 66 kg), Morgan Dagenais (Cadet Girls 51 kg), Seth Price of Neill (Schoolboy 38 kg), Darien VanIngen of Dunn (Schoolboy 44 kg), Owen Spencer of Neill (Schoolboy 47 kg), Noah Stampeen of Dunn (schoolboy 56 kg), Jayden Iverson of Dunn (schoolboy 63 kg), Scott Coulthart of Neill (schoolboy 67 kg), Jayce Clayton of Dunn (schoolboy 78 kg), Kyla McAuley of Dunn (schoolgirl 70 kg) and Kylea Anderson of Dunn (schoolgirl 76 kg)
· Nolan Badovinac of ADSS named Most Outstanding Juvenile Boy
· Isaac McDonald of ADSS named Most Outstanding Cadet Boy
· Owen Spencer of Neill Middle named Most Outstanding Schoolboy
· Dunn won both the Schoolboy and the Schoolgirl team titles
· ADSS was tied for third in Juvenile Boys, third in Juvenile girls, second in Cadet boys and tied for fourth in Cadet Girls
· Ucluelet won the Juvenile Girls division
Next action is this weekend with a small contingent of locals heading to Abbotsford for the Miri Piri Tournament
The Alberni Valley Men's Non-Contact Hockey League is looking for new players.
The former Port Alberni Rookie and Alberni Valley Non-Contact Hockey Leagues have merged and are looking for players 19 and over of all levels to join the new recreational league. If you love to play Canada’s game, we can find a place for you!To join a team or to spare for the league, email email@example.com and come out to our Shinny starting Thursday September 18th at 9:30PM at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.
STINGERS 1 vs Bombers 0
Men's NCHL scores from the weekend:
Thurs Jan 22- Kamma an Blake 8 vs Westisle Construction 1
-Canadian Tire/Jal Design 8 vs Cariboo On Site 4
Friday jan 23- MacDermott 3 vs Hetherington 3
- Canadian Tire/Jal Design 12 vs Westisle 4
-John Robbins 3 vs Coulsons 1
Sunday jan 25- MacDermott 3 vs Magic Moments 3
Ladies Non-Contact Hockey League
HOCKEY BAGS 0 vs BREAKERS 0
** WEEK 17 GAMES **
Sun Feb 1 6:45 pm - Breakers vs Hockey Bags
Mon Feb 2 - 7:30 pm - Chicks With Sticks vs Shooters
Mon Feb 2 - 8:45 pm - Stingers vs Bombers