Fall Fair returns to Port Alice

The Fall Fair will be held in Port Alice this year

PORT ALICE – The Fall Fair is returning to Port Alice and plans are underway to make up for a year missed.

The Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair was last held in Port Alice in 2007. It should have been held in the community again in 2010, but Port McNeill hosted the fair when Port Alice declined.

The theme for the fair reflects the community it will be held in. Tradition, Transition and Tomorrow is intended to honour the traditions of the fair, acknowledge that the North Island (and especially Port Alice) has gone through a transition period and look forward to our future, declares posters advertising the event.

The fair will be held Sept. 10 and 11 at the arena in Port Alice.

Organizers are encouraging gardeners, crafters and all North Islanders to start planning now to enter exhibits in the fair. An exhibit booklet will be available in libraries this month.

The committee is also looking for more volunteers to make the fair a success. To volunteer or for more information, call Corrine Tiberghien at 250-284-3594 or Carol Prescott at 250-284-3518.

 

Just Posted

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Port Alice resident a descendant of two Aboriginal war heroes

Charlie and Henry Byce are Canada’s most decorated father and son in history.

Port Hardy council hesitant to formalize question period in agendas, refers it to committee

In first act as new council, representatives were uncertain about formalizing question periods.

Gas prices on Vancouver Island to drop six cents

But a ‘volatile’ market could lead to increases in the coming weeks

Mt. Waddington’s Salvation Army releases eye-opening statistics report for 2017

Shelter overnight stays saw a 431 per cent increase since 2014.

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Road rescue near Sayward points to volunteer need

Fire department recruits can be tough for small, remote communities

Six String Nation’s Voyageur guitar comes to Port Hardy Secondary School

The presentation at the school is one of many showings Jowi Taylor is putting on in Port Hardy.

Harvest Food Bank prepares for busy winter season

Port Hardy’s Harvest Food Bank has prepared itself as the winter season… Continue reading

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

Port Alberni convenience store robbed

Police still searching for suspect

Most Read