Fits and Starts in City Building

(This letter was sent to the Alberni Valley News on Friday May 7, 2021 in response to ‘‘New’ Dry Creek path falls into disrepair in Port Alberni’) Letter published May 26, 2021 Dear Editor, Change often comes in fits and starts, other times, it appears all at once. It’s getting to the end that matters. …

Port Alberni’s Future Development Zoned Land – Green Space or Urban Sprawl?

City Owned land on the market. At an Alberni Valley Transition Town Meeting on March 17th (agenda here) Councillor Poon, who is the City representative at the AVTTS (non-voting) told the members present that the City has tasked the newly re-hired Director of Development with “selling off empty pieces of land that are within our …

Now make it a Park – Port Alberni lives up to its commitment to Tseshaht and the community on HarbourView lands.

Eventually making the right decision is always better than not making it. On May 13 Council voted down, 2-4 (Councillor Paulson was away) a motion — made by the Mayor and seconded by Councillor Corbeil — to retain ownership of the treed portion of the Harbour View land. On May 27, the Mayor asked Council …