(IHS) Another steam locomotive is coming home to the Alberni Valley. The 112 has been sitting at Western Forest Product's Beaver Cove site near Port McNeill. Western offered the locomotive to the Industrial Heritage Society, saying if they didn't want it, it would be turned into scrap metal. The 1923 Baldwin locomotive is older and smaller than the Number 7 that works the Port Alberni to McLean Mill run. The BC Historical Railway Association has donated $10,000 to cover the cost of moving the 112 back to Port Alberni for restoration. The IHS still has it's eyes on the 113 which was the largest steam locomotive to work on Vancouver Island, and has been a static display outside the village of Woss for many years.
(catalyst drill) Don't be alarmed when the horns start going off at the Catalyst Mill later today - it's only a test. Horns will go off at 1 o'clock this afternoon as part of the mill's annual evacuation drill. The horn blasts could last for up to 15 minutes according to a notice sent out earlier this week.
The Bulldogs went undefeated over the weekend, picking up five out of a possible six points with two wins and a tie. They beat the Cowichan Valley Capitals at home on Friday night by a score of 3-2, before travelling to Chilliwack and beating the previously unbeaten at home Chiefs 4-2 on Saturday night. Dylan Haugen had the game winning goal on both nights. The Dogs played to a 2-2 tie Sunday afternoon in Langley against the Rivermen. The Dogs hold down second place in the Island Division, and are next in action Saturday when they host Victoria. They travel to Duncan Sunday afternoon to visit the Capitals.
The BCHL handed out their Player of the Week Award yesterday to West Kelowna Warriors forward Jonathan Desbiens. Bulldogs Forward Dylan Haugen received an honorable mention after back to back Game winning Goals Friday and Saturday, three goals in three games and a 1st star award.
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 beat the previously unbeaten Cowichan Piggies at home on Saturday, and are next in action in Nanaimo when they visit the Hornets this weekend.
The Alberni Valley Men's Non-Contact Hockey League is looking for new players.
Thur oct 16-
Magic Moments 3 vs Cariboo On Site 1
MacDermott 1 vs John Robbins 7
Fri oct 17-
MacDermott 6 vs Canadian Tire/Jal Design 6
Kamma an Blake 5 vs Westisle Construction 2
Coulsons 4 vs John Robbins 3
Sunday oct 19-
Cariboo On Site 4 vs Hetherington 6
Ladies Non-Contact Hockey League
Bombers 7 Shooters 0
Hockeybags 2 Chicks with Sticks 1