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Jun 14 2019 - 10:42am

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Canada – Effective June 17, 2019, the City of Port Alberni is implementing Stage 1 Water Restrictions to ensure the continued supply of safe, high-quality drinking water throughout the hot, dry summer months.

Come Monday, even-numbered addresses can water on even-numbered calendar days, and odd-numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered calendar days from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Residents can continue with drip/micro irrigation and hand watering using a spring-loaded nozzle or watering pail/bucket any day to a maximum of two hours.

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Jun 10 2019 - 3:21pm

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Canada – On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the City of Port Alberni awarded the position of Manager of Recreation Services in the Parks, Recreation and Heritage Department to Mr. Jeff Toews.

Mr. Toews joins the City of Port Alberni following a 20-year career working in a variety of capacities with the City of Calgary Recreation Department, and more recently as Manager of Aquatics, Administration and Fitness at Strathcona Gardens in Campbell River.

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Apr 23 2019 - 3:38pm

The City of Port Alberni and their unionized workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 118, have reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement.

The agreement was ratified by Local 118 members on Monday, April 15, 2019, and by City of Port Alberni Council on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The new contract covers the period beginning January 1, 2019, and will expire on December 31, 2023.

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Mar 26 2019 - 4:15pm

Council for the City of Port Alberni is inviting applications from interested parties to sit as Directors on the McLean Mill Society for the remainder of 2019.

The McLean Mill Society was incorporated on December 8, 2016 with the purpose of undertaking operation and management of the McLean Mill National Historic Site as outlined in the Society’s Constitution and in keeping with its Bylaws.

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Mar 21 2019 - 9:14am

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Canada – The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Community and Regional Planning has released their final findings on the public and official perceptions of the January 2018 tsunami warning evacuation in the Alberni Valley.

The City of Port Alberni and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) have been working with Dr. Ryan Reynolds, Post Doctoral Research Fellow with the School of Community and Regional Planning, to gain a better understanding of people’s experiences during the January 23rd event.

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Nov 23 2018 - 8:24am

Upcoming Construction

To address the aging infrastructure and protect the environment from unnecessary combined sewer overflows, the City of Port Alberni is separating the sewer and stormwater collection systems in your neighbourhood and upgrading a section of water main that has reached the end of its service life.

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Nov 23 2018 - 8:08am

The City of Port Alberni is happy to announce the hiring of Katelyn McDougall, M. Urb as the new manager of planning.

Ms. McDougall holds a Masters of Urban Studies with the Simon Fraser University and has an extensive background in public engagement as the principal and managing director with OfCity Consulting and more recently as the public engagement specialist with the City of New Westminster.

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Nov 1 2018 - 5:03pm


As you may know, on September 19, 2018, the Alberni Valley Enhancement Association undertook the decommissioning of an aging sluice gate (a valve that controls water flows through a dam) in the McLean Mill Log Pond. Indications of poor water quality in the log pond became apparent during a planned discharge which resulted in the isolation of the pond.

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Oct 24 2018 - 9:24am

Please click the following to view the Official Declaration of the 2018 Election Results.

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Oct 22 2018 - 9:34am

For a PDF copy of the 2018 Unofficial Results, click here.

For a PDF copy of the 2018 Estimated Voter Turnout, click here.