The case against former EJ Dunn elementary teacher Daniel Oliver moved ahead yesterday.
The 36-year old former grade 6 and 7 teacher appeared in court briefly to plead guilty to one of the three charges against him - possession of child pornography.
Oliver was arrested in June after engaging in online discussions with a police officer posing as a single mother of an 8-year old daughter.
The plea means the case will not go to a full trial, but will proceed directly to sentencing after a pre-sentence report and psychological assessment is completed
Remaining charges of making or publishing, and importing or distributing child pornography will be addressed at his sentencing on April 24th
Oliver is currently free on bail and living with his father in Nanaimo
Long-time lead Alberni bureaucrat Russell Dyson is taking his skills to the Comox Valley
The former City Clerk, and most recently Chief Administrative Officer for the Alberni - Clayoquot Regional District, Dyson has accepted a similar position with the larger Comox Valley Regional District based in Courtenay
Dyson said his experience with improved drinking water systems will be an asset in Comox, where they still face frequest boil-water advisories.
He said while his day-job may be moving to Comox, his work on the family water-buffalo farm will continue.
The ACRD board of directors will announce its transition plan within the next few weeks.