(dock) The return of commercial marine fuel services took a step forward yesterday. The Port Alberni Port Authority finalized a deal with Western Forest Products to purchase a long strip of land along the southern edge of Somass Mill which will provide access to the area they have picked out for a fuel dock. Port Authority spokesman Dave McCormick said commercial operators, recreational boaters, and First Nations have all been asking for a better fuel dock to meet their needs. He said the strip of land will be a roadway to the dock, a walking path alongside fisherman's harbour, and will be big enough to possibly accommodate small seafood shops and waterfront cafe's. McCormick said they'll issue a request for proposal for a private sector firm to build and run the marine fuel facility. In the meantime the Port will start decking the pontoons that were anchored in place 2 years ago

(elex) Saturday's election results were made official yesterday by city returning officer Davina Hartwell. All of the numbers remained the same for candidate votes, and the only number that changed was the number of new registrations, which was lower than initially announced. The change meant a change in the overall voter turnout which increased from 46.3 to 46.4%

(BC-Emergency-Service) Emergency 9-1-1 services in nine regional districts across B-C have been switched to a new provider out of the Lower Mainland. Officials say that residents should notice no difference when they make emergency calls, which are now being answered by E-Comm and then transferred to local fire, police and ambulance dispatchers. Alberni - Clayoquot Regional District chairperson Cindy Solda, says there will be significant cost savings. E-Comm expects to handle about 230-thousand emergency calls a year from the nine regional districts. (CP)


The Bulldogs maintained their hold on second place in the Island Division with a 1 and 1 record last weekend, falling 5-2 in Nanaimo to the Clippers on Friday night and bouncing back with a 4-2 win at home over Chilliwack on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs are on the road this weekend, visiting the Spruce Kings in Prince George on Friday, the Eagles in Surrey on Saturday and the Express in Coquitlam on Sunday afternoon.

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 defeated Comox on the road on Saturday 47-12, with Todd Daradicks being named Man of the Match. They host Velox this weekend.

The Alberni Valley Men's Non-Contact Hockey League is looking for new players.

The former Port Alberni Rookie and Alberni Valley Non-Contact Hockey Leagues have merged and are looking for players 19 and over of all levels to join the new recreational league. If you love to play Canada’s game, we can find a place for you!To join a team or to spare for the league, email and come out to our Shinny starting Thursday September 18th at 9:30PM at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

Men's NCHL scores from the weekend:

Nov 13- Hetherington 7 Westisle Construction 4 
       MacDermott 7 vs Cariboo On Site 2 
Nov 14- Hetherington 8 Kamma and Blake 6  
       John Robbins 5 vs Canadian Tire/Jal Design 5
       Magic moments 5 vs MacDermott's 7 
Nov 15 - Coulson's 6 Cariboo On Site 5 

Ladies Non-Contact Hockey League
Breakers 4 Shooters 0 
Chicks With Sticks 2 vs Stingers 1
Hockey Bags 1 vs Bombers 1

The Alberni Valley Youth Soccer Association is hosting their annual Academy Night on Wednesday (19th) at 6pm at the Armada Turf Field

Come out and watch exhibition action between the Alberni Athletic Men’s Soccer Team, and the Vancouver Island University men’s team, who recently lost the Canadian University Championship in an extra-time shootout. The game kicks off at 8:15.