(fire) School District Superintendent Greg Smyth says they'll heed the fire departments advice and demolish the three remaining buildings at the former ADSS site. Fire Chief Tim Pley was publicly angry at the School District yesterday for ignoring the fact that the buildings are being used by squatters who are lighting fires inside the unprotected structures. Smyth said the buildings will now be torn down. He said the Library building was seismically upgraded in 1998, and the buildings were left because they might have been an asset in terms of marketing and hopefully selling the 4-acre property.
(signs) With the proliferation of election signs around the city, vandalism of signs has already become an issue for some candidates and their supporters. Port Alberni RCMP Corporal Jen Allan said vandals should know there are serious penalties for destroying private property. If anyone witnesses signs being vandalized or stolen, they're asked to contact the RCMP immediately.
(thefts) Property thefts continue to plague Port Alberni police. On Monday a motorcycle was taken from the back of a trailer on lower 3rd Avenue. The yellow and while 2004 Geo Pit Bike has a broken fender and front wheel missing. This past weekend someone stole a ladder, wheelbarrow and two large tanks worth $1200 from an undeveloped acreage on Plymouth Road, and a generator and air compressor from the West Bay Hotel on Lakeshore Road. Anyone with information on these, or any other thefts are asked to call the RCMP or Crimestoppers.
The Bulldogs enter play this weekend sitting tied for 2nd place in the Island Division. Forward Evan Tironese leads the league in points. The Bulldogs have another three-in-three weekend ahead of them, as they host the Capitals on tonight before visiting the Chiefs in Chilliwack on Saturday night and the Rivermen in Langley on Sunday afternoon for 2pm.
The BCHL handed out their Player of the Week Award yesterday to Chilliwack Chiefs Forward Craig Puffer. Among the honourable mentions were Bulldogs Forwards Evan Tironese and Scott Clark.
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 lost a heartbreaker Saturday to Velox Academy by a score of 32-28. The Sheep put together a late-game drive to take the lead, only to have Velox score on the final play of the game to win. The Sheep host the Cowichan Piggies 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
Breakers 4 Bombers 3
HOCKEY BAGS 4 vs Chicks With Sticks 1
SHOOTERS 1 vs Stingers 0