I love my town. But, sometimes it smells… you know the smell I’m talking about. That kinda sewery smell you get a whiff of (or worse) now and again down at the Victoria Quay or along Stamp Ave. I’ve talked to a few folks about it, at the Ministry of Environment, City, and Catalyst… but there isn’t a lot of agreement on what’s happening.
So why not see if we as a community can pinpoint where this smell is coming from.
And at the same time, maybe we’ll compel not just our municipal leaders, but also maybe the provincial and federal environmental folks to take a look at this, because in my mind not only is it really bad for us as a potential tourist stop, but it’s *got* to be bad for our health.
So, if you smell that smell… you have lots of ways to leave a report:
Report it at alberni.ca where this thought originated.
Jot it down in an email to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Leave a comment in this post,
or text me (250-918-0027).
Here is the criteria you need to provide… please try to be as specific as you can.
Strength of Smell: (scale of 5… 5 being physically affecting you, watering eyes, nausea, etc)
Nature of Smell: (rotten eggs?sewage?wood?tides?)
Weather: (any wind? rain? I will try to correlate it with information here)
Tide: If possible check if the tide is in or out, again, I can double check this.
If you send me that information, then I will post it on this map:
View Port Alberni Smell Tracker in a larger map
I look forward to your reports. Together, hopefully we can make a difference.
(Please do not phone the number above with reports…. text only please)