Residents of First and Second Avenue reported smoke and a strange smell coming from the CanTimber Biotech Mill on the weekend
Michael Liu, Director for Project Development and Research for Can Timber said a valve for a wet-scrubber cracked, allowing some odors of burning tree sap to escape.
Cantimber Biotech uses a chemical free system to turn wood chips into activated carbon for water filtration systems
Liu said they've conducted five successful trial runs over the past few months, and while they're shut down for repairs right now, they hope to begin full production in June.
It's a seller's market once again in the Alberni Valley
After a decade of tough real-estate sales, the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board says the entire region is enjoying a comeback right now
49 homes in the Port Alberni / West Coast area sold last month, an increase of 58% over April of last year
Average sale prices also increased slightly, to $215,000 - still 30% cheaper than Campbell River, and less than half the price of homes in Parksville Qualicum
VIREB President Margo Hoffman says real estate agents are busier than they've been in years, and a lack of inventory means if you've been thinking of selling, this might be the time to do so.
A west coast leader who led the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations to political prominence has died.
Nelson Keitlah first got involved in politics in the 1950's in Ahousaht, and went on to lead the West Coast District Council of Chiefs, and guide its transition to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.
Known as ``The General'' for his work in treaty negotiations, and leading First Nations through the Clayoquot Sound and Meares Island protests.
Keitlah passed away at his Port Alberni home on Sunday at the age of 76.
There will be a prayer service at the Chapel of Memories tonight at 7. His funeral and burial will be in Ahousaht tomorrow.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced their first three recruits for the 2016-2017 season. Henry Marshall, a 6'1 175lb Forward from New Canaan, CT, who played last season for Choate Rosemary Hall, scoring 29 points in 28 games. He's committed to play NCAA Division I hockey with Colgate in 2017. They also added another Colgate committed player in 6'1 182lb defenceman Trevor Cosgrove, who spent the last four seasons with Phillips Exeter Academy, leading them to a 26-4-1 record. Rounding out the trio is 1998 born Forward Augustine "Auggie" Moore from Idina, MN. He had a breakout season as the Captain of Benilde-St. Margret's School in the USHS league putting up 44 points in just 25 games, and 4 points in 2 playoff games.
The Alberni Golf Club is holding their annual Junior Golf Open House this Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00pm. It's open to all kids up to age 18, free of charge. Kids will recieve complimentary instruction on chipping, putting and full swing with a burger and drink lunch to follow.
Here's the scores from last week, and the schedule for this week for the Port Alberni Spring Men's Basketball League. Get out and see the action at ADSS.
Game#1: Donut Shop 83 – Tseshaht Market 58
Game#2: Team Ralla 85 – Co-op 88
Game#3: Ladybird Engraving 69 – Black Sheep 47
Wednesday, May 4th schedule:
6:15 Black Sheep vs Team Ralla
7:15 Donut Shop vs Ladybird Engraving
8:15 Tseshaht Market vs Co-op