(politics 101) Anyone interested in putting their name forward for election this November is encouraged to attend an information session at Echo Centre at 7 tonight. The meeting will offer advice and answer questions for people interested in either the municipal, regional district, or school board seats. ACRD Chief Operating Officer Russell Dyson says the session will be valuable to prospective candidates. Veteran local leaders Ken McRae, Kenn Whiteman and Gary Swann will offer insight and answer questions about local politics. The Nomination period starts Tuesday Sept 30 and runs to Friday Oct 10. The information session is free, and open to anyone, even those who just want to learn a little bit about local level politics
Municipal, regional district and school board elections are November 15th
(Bus free) City hall will cover the cost of bus rides all day Saturday, Nov. 15 when local elections will select  a new mayor and council. Voting this year moved to the Athletic Hall from 8 am to 8 pm. Mayor John Douglas said there is a bus stop near the front entrance to the Athletic Hall. School board and regional board elections will be held the same day.
(ferries) Constantly increasing BC Ferry fares have cost the province $2.3 billion in lost economic activity in the past decade. That according to a new report commissioned by the Union of BC Municipalities
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says ferry fares have reached a tipping point. The staggering losses cited in the report are the result of declines in ferry ridership on nearly every route, something that is strongly related to fare increases that have outpaced inflation, the report concludes. Municipal leaders and residents up and down the B.C. coast claimed increased fares and route cuts would hurt local businesses, spark job losses, and cause property values to decline.


The Bulldogs concluded their pre season schedule over the weekend, going 1 and 1 with a 6-1 loss in Nanaimo on Friday night, before returning home Saturday night where they beat the Clippers 5-1. The Bulldogs record over the pre season was 2-2-0-0.

The 2014-2015 Regular Season begins this weekend at the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack. The Bulldogs take on the Penticton Vees on Saturday afternoon, with the pre game show getting underway at 3:15 with the play-by-play to follow. The Bulldogs conclude their appearance at the Showcase Sunday morning when they take on the Prince George Spruce Kings. The pre game show takes to the air at 10:45 with the play-by-play to follow at 11am.

The Alberni Valley Men's Non-Contact Hockey League is looking for new players. Here's the details of a Press Release

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.

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.