Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Fun in the Sun and Cross-Post about Canal Beach

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 7. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.3° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    1.5 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.3° C
    Heat Index
    3.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    14 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    36.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:25
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (18% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:35
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 07:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.9mm/hr @ 07:16 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.03 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.5° C @ 08:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.8km/h @ 06:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 09:52 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

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

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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.