New hours of operation for Doug Bondue Arena

The Village of Port Alice agreed to pass a resolution regarding new hours of operation for the Doug Bondue Arena.

The Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice will have new hours of operation for the upcoming hockey season as the Village continues to look at ways to cut spending.

“Although Neucel Specialty Cellulose have paid their 2016 Municipal taxes it is important for the Village to continue to try to achieve reduced spending and identify areas where savings can be realized. As well, because of Neucel’s ongoing curtailment, the Village’s population continues to remain stagnant or worse may be diminishing,” Chief Administrative Officer Ronald Campbell wrote in a memo to council.

Campbell added that he has reviewed the Arena’s schedule for the past couple of years, “and it appears that a change of hours and days of operation would result in reduced costs with no significant negative impact on scheduling.”

Port Alice council agreed with Campbell and passed a resolution that for the upcoming 2016/17 hockey season, the Doug Bondue Arena will be open for use from Tuesday to Saturday from the hours of 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and that the arena will close the last week of March and open back up in October of each year.

Just Posted

North Island Bantam Eagles rebound from first loss with two big wins at home

The Eagles took down the top ranked Tier 1 Comox Valley Chiefs 5-3 on Sunday at the Chilton Arena.

LETTER: Woss helps out in time of need

“I just wanted to acknowledge the wonderful people we met in Woss”

Northbound lanes re-open along Malahat after small rockslide near Goldstream

Drivers asked to use caution, clean-up crews have finished on-site

VIDEO: North Island man trapped under ATV for days shows promise at Victoria hospital

Out of induced coma, 41-year-old is smiling, squeezing hands and enjoying sunshine

Crime on the rise? Here’s Port Hardy RCMP’s third quarter report for 2019

The Port Hardy RCMP has so far opened 3,349 files in 2019, with only the fourth quarter left.

Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

VIDEO: North Island Atom Eagles run over Campbell River B Tyees

The Eagles won their first league play game of the season 7-0 against the Tyees.

VIDEO: North Island Peewee Eagles keep winning streak alive, outwork Victoria Admirals

The Eagles have now won five straight league play games to start the regular season.

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Nineteen boats carrying invasive mussels stopped at B.C. borders

Waters of Columbia-Shuswap still test mussel-free

Woman ‘horrified’ after being told to trek 200 kilometres home from Kamloops hospital

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

UBC said 11 of its 32 students completing programs in Hong Kong have already left

Midget no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

B.C. pushes for greater industry ‘transparency’ in gasoline pricing

Legislation responds to fuel price gap of up to 13 cents

Most Read