Tue. Sep 18th, 2018

Fun in the Sun and Cross-Post about Canal Beach

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate. Tuesday night: Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Thursday: Showers. High 16. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 15. Friday night: Showers. Low 9. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.3° C
    2.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 0.1 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    77 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.3° C
    Heat Index
    14.3° C
    Dewpoint
    10.3° C
    UV
    2.6
    Solar
    723 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:27
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (68% full)
    Civil Set
    19:58
    Day Length
    13:13:14
    Day High
    14.3° C @ 12:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.03 kPa @ 12:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.9° C @ 06:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.3° C @ 12:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.1km/h @ 06:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 11:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.1 @ 12:30 Tdy.

It’s going to be a bright beautiful day.  In fact, it’s going to be a bright beautiful WEEK!

RedfordStreeJune22014
This was how my morning started… looking up Redford Street toward Mt. Arrowsmith and the rising sun.  Another beautiful start to the day.  And while there might be a few thunderstorms popping up in the afternoon today, through the balance of the week we should see pretty much nothing but sun!

What will you do with all this beautiful weather?  Sun tan?  Gardening?  Water Park?  Canal Beach?

That brings me to another topic… I have promised to use this blog as little as possible for campaigning while I run for council but as you know right now Council is facing a major decision.

The BeachI believe we need to take the opportunity while we have it and use the full Plywood Site as a public access beach park.  At the very least, we should set in motion a public process to decide its fate before a 25 year lease is signed.  Leaving it contaminated and under used for another 25 years just doesn’t seem smart.  Check out my post on www.chrisalemany.ca, the “Beach is symbolic of Port Alberni’s potential and needed direction“.  Send a letter to the paper or council or come on Monday night next week to voice your opinion.  It may seem like this is just a bit of beach… but it’s a symbol of a much larger issue about where growth and prosperity will come from in our future.