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Sep 14 2019 - 10:21am

Port Alberni, BC - Mayor Sharie Minions on behalf of Council and the City of Port Alberni has issued a statement following news of a bus crash on the Bamfield Road which resulted in two fatalities and multiple injuries:

“We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic events that unfolded for a busload of university students on route to the Bamfield Marine Station as part of an educational class trip. This sudden loss of young lives is being felt far and wide. Our hearts go out to those impacted by this event, and our deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.

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Aug 28 2019 - 4:54pm

GUEST NEWS RELEASE

The process of finding a successor to outgoing Superintendent, Ted De Jager, has been completed with the appointment of Inspector Brian Hunter to the position of Detachment Commander for the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional RCMP Detachment.  The appointment was announced today by the RCMP National Headquarters.

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Aug 12 2019 - 4:48pm


Port Alberni, BC - Mayor Sharie Minions has issued a statement following confirmation earlier today that an autopsy has confirmed the bodies found near Gillam, Manitoba are those of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky:

“I hope the additional information provided by the RCMP today will answer some of the questions facing the families who have been struck by the tragedy which unfolded last month in northern British Columbia.

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Aug 9 2019 - 4:50pm

PORT ALBERNI, BC – First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has lifted the advisory for the beach immediately across the river from Papermill Dam Park advising water samples taken Wednesday and Thursday indicate that Enterococci bacteria levels have returned to within acceptable levels. Island Health has advised the City of Port Alberni that the advisory for the beach at Papermill Dam may also be lifted.

The City will continue to monitor water samples at all public beach sites and communicate results as required.

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Aug 7 2019 - 4:34pm

PORT ALBERNI, BC – In response to a beach advisory warning issued by the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) for the beach immediately across the river from Papermill Dam Park, the City of Port Alberni has posted a similar advisory for its beach at Papermill Dam.

The City will undertake and submit water samples for testing and will keep an advisory in effect until such time as Island Health is satisfied with results. At that time, the City will communicate to the public that the advisory has been lifted.

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Aug 7 2019 - 2:52pm

Port Alberni, BC - In response to the announcement earlier today by the RCMP that they believe the bodies of two suspects who were the focus of a multi-province manhunt have been found in Manitoba, Mayor Sharie Minions has issued the following statement:

"On behalf of the City of Port Alberni, I would like to express my thanks to members of the RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces who undertook a major operation across multiple provinces over the past few weeks to find suspects in the deaths of three individuals in northern British Columbia.

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Aug 1 2019 - 4:23pm

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Canada – As a result of previous concerns related to recreational water quality in Port Alberni, the City, in coordination with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Island Health, have been testing specific areas of the Alberni Inlet.

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Jul 31 2019 - 1:30pm

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Canada – The City of Port Alberni has hired Twyla Slonski as Deputy City Clerk for the City.

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Jul 26 2019 - 11:49am

‘Our Community wants a peaceful ending to this terrible tragedy,’ says Mayor Minions.   
 
PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Canada – In response to numerous media enquiries and questions from local residents, Mayor Sharie Minions provides the following statement:
 

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