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 PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 12. UV index 4 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low plus 2. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.4° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 6.8 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    Humidity
    72 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    7.6° C
    Heat Index
    8.4° C
    Dewpoint
    3.7° C
    UV
    1.0
    Solar
    309 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    1.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (36% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    8.4° C @ 08:33 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.55 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.4° C @ 08:33 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.9km/h @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    316W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 08:30 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.