Evan Hammond



A man who described himself as a conscientious drug dealer will still go to jail despite his good deeds.

49-year old Shelly Herbert Bryce told investigators he's providing a service to the people of Port Alberni by providing his customers with clean needles and drug paraphernalia.

He said he refused to sell to minors or anyone new, and also acted as a liaison between active drug users and the Island Health street team.

Police arrested Bryce on February 26th of last year after they executed a search warrant on his home and found almost $2000 worth of cocaine, plus smaller amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and morphine.

He was sentenced to six months in jail and 2 years probation for multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking



Complaints against truck traffic continues to point towards a need for a dedicated industrial road

Uptown business owners have been complaining about truck traffic on Third Avenue for years, and now Anderson Avenue residents are complaining about an increase in big trucks on their road

Roz Chapman said in a letter to city council that directing trucks away from Third and towards Anderson is a recipie for disaster with Maquinna School and many young families in that area.

City Council will hear from a group of concerned Anderson Avenue homeowners this evening at their regular meeting of council


The Bulldogs won their first road game of the season Thursday night, 4-2 over the Grizzlies at the Q Centre in Victoria. Josh Adkins and Quinn Syrydiuk each scored twice, and Carson Schamerhorn picked up his first career win in net. The Dogs went 1 for 4 on the power play and also scored once while shorthanded, as they out shot the Grizzlies 27-23. The Bulldogs won consecutive games for the first time this season with a come-from-behind 4-3 overtime win at home on Saturday night over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Dogs were down 2-0 after two, and down 3-1 with 10 minutes to play on a Nathan Dingmann goal. Josh Adkins made it a one-goal game before Adam Donnelly tied it with less than a minute to play. Nathan Dingmann scored the winner two minutes into overtime. The Bulldogs out shot the Capitals 44-23 with Carson Schamerhorn picking up the win in net. The Dogs went 3 for 8 on the power play while the Capitals went 3 for 10. The Bulldogs are at home on Friday when they host the Wenatchee Wild, and on Saturday when they host the Chilliwack Chiefs.

The Atom Development Bulldogs won their Thanksgiving Classic tournament, 9-4 over the Victoria Ice Hawks in the Gold Medal game.  The Pee Wee Rep Bulldogs finished fourth, falling 5-4 to North Island in the Bronze Medal game.

The Alberni Valley Curling Club hosts U2 Curling (under two years experience) Friday night at the Alberni Valley Curling Club. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the Open House Friday night at 7pm. There will be free equipment and instruction along with snacks afterwards in the lounge. Pre-registration is highly recommended as there is a limit of 48 curlers. Email albernicurling@shaw.ca or call 250-723-3111.

The Black Sheep Rugby Club ran their season opening unbeaten streak to four games, beating the Velox Vallhallians 37-31. Todd Daradicks was the Man of the Match, and Cody McClarry also had a monster game. The Sheep play Castaway in Victoria this weekend.

Men's Non Contact Hockey League
Oct 8-
Blue Marlin 2 vs Hetherington 8
John Robbins 3 vs Coulsons 6

Oct 9- 
Dumas West Coast Express 2 vs Magic Moments 3
Boston Pizza 5 vs Macdermotts 4
Hetherington 7 vs Urgels Auto Collision 2

Sunday october 4
Ladies Non Contact Hockey
BOMBERS 5 vs Shooters 1

Monday October 5
BREAKERS 7 vs Chicks With Sticks 2