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Close to 100 environmentalists and forestry workers joined together to hold at protest march on Friday
They were protesting the continued export of raw logs, which they say have increased dramatically since the last round of protests more than 7 years ago.
Alberni - Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser says the blame clearly rests at the feet of the provincial liberal government
The rally was organized by the Public and Private Workers of Canada, Unifor, the Wilderness Committee and other environmental groups.
Residents of Pioneer Cottages are being asked to accept a voluntary rent increase or face the possible sale of their homes
Alberni Valley Senior Citizens Homes Society president George Rogers said the problem surfaced last year when the city was forced to rescind their tax-exempt status, saddling the society with an unexpected $40,000 annual tax bill.
Residents were given voluntary rent increase agreement forms and have until Wednesday to decide whether to sign or not.
Rogers said most people who attended a Wednesday night meeting understood the problem facing the society, but the question now is whether residents will be able to afford the change.
Residents of Pioneer Cottages say they're being threatened to accept a deal they don't believe to be true
Lynn McKay said they're going to be forming their own group, and are demanding more detailed financial information from the society that runs the cottages
McKay says she doesn't want to see the cottages sold, or residents moved into Pioneer Towers prematurely, but says a proposed monthly rent increase of $159 is going to be difficult - and in some cases impossible - for the current residents to meet
The new boardwalk alongside Fishermans Harbour received its name last week
Tyee Landing was selected from dozens of submissions, and a large carved sign was unveiled by the Port Authority
Business Development Director Dave McCormick says the area is already becoming a hub of economic activity on the waterfront
The new fuel dock could be open by Salmon Fest weekend, and there are already requests from entrepreneurs to set up floating restaurants and other businesses at the pier