Evan Hammond

News

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian - seriously injuring them on Friday night

According to a news release, shortly before 10:30 pm, a pedestrian was struck in the intersection of 4th Avenue and Strathern St.

The vehicle responsible then fled the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to hospital in Port Alberni and eventually to Victoria for treatment of serious and potentially life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the local rcmp detachment or crimestoppers
 

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FOUR OF SIX CHARGES AGAINST A FORMER PORT ALBERNI MAN ACCUSED IN A BRUTAL SEXUAL ASSAULT IN COLORADO LAST FALL HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT.

DENVER DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SPOKESWOMAN LYNN KIMBROUGH STATES THAT A JUDGE FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE OF ONLY TWO CHARGES AGAINST COLBY MESSER.

THE 30-YEAR-OLD MESSER IS CHARGED IN RELATION TO AN ALLEGED GROUP ASSUALT ON A 27-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN A DENVER HOTEL ROOM LAST NOVEMBER.

MESSER'S NEXT COURT APPEARANCE IS ON OCTOBER 3RD WHERE HE'S EXPECTED TO ENTER A PLEA.
 
KIMBROUGH SAYS IT'S  UNCLEAR WHEN MESSER'S TRIAL WOULD START.
 
 
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A carelessly discarded cigarette is believed to have scorched the Harbour Quay boardwalk yesterday afternoon.
 
The Port Alberni Fire Department doused the small blaze that started underneath the benches by the flagpole
 
Recently, the BC Government introduced new penalties for smokers who carelessly flick their butts away, including the impounding of their vehicle if they do it while driving
 
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Tofitians are upset after an adventure video shot for Red Bull showed a water skiier launching off a burning log in the Kennedy River estuary.
 
Critics of the video say it's clear the American surfers poured gas on the log, and a complaint was lodged with the Ministry of Environment, who are now investigating.
 
Local fishing guide Josh Temple said the video is "a slap in the face" to local conservation and fisheries rehabilitation work, while Tofino mayor Josie Osborne called it disrespectful.
 
Temple wants an apology from Redbull and show host Jamie O'Brian, but efforts to get a comment from the company have been unsuccessful.
 

Sports

The Bulldogs picked up their first win of the preseason last night, topping the Clippers 6-3 at the Multiplex. Ryan Steele, Braydon Nelson, Jake Witkowski, Tristan Bukovec, Kyle Kaufmann, and Auggie Moore had the goals. The Bulldogs were out shot 33-25 with Brody Claeys picking up the win in net. The Dogs are in Nanaimo tonight, and back home Friday to host the Cowichan Valley Capitals. They close out their Exhibition schedule Sunday afternoon when they face off against the Powell River Kings at 2:00pm at Oceanside Arena


Members of the Dry Creek Horshoe Club were well represented at the Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championship held in Victoria this past weekend. Junior Girls Division Champion is Nicole Dabney, from Port Alberni, Elders "A" Division Champion , from Parksville and a member of the Dry Creek Horsehoe Club, is Rick BritzMargaret Onyschtschuk, of Port Alberni took 3rd place Womens "D" and Louis Cyr, of Port Alberni, took Third Place, Elders "D" Division