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Encyclopedia > Port Alberni, British Columbia
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Entering Port Alberni
Motto: Bear Tracks And Lumberjacks
Location of Port Alberni, British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°14′2″N 124°48′18″W / 49.23389, -124.805
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
Incorporated 1912
Government
 - Mayor Ken McRae
 - Governing body Port Alberni City Council
Population (2006)
 - City 17,548
 - Density 881.0/km² (2,281.8/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span
Highways Highway 4
Waterways Sproat Lake, Alberni Inlet
Website: portalberni.ca

Port Alberni is a city located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. It is the seat of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. The city has a total population of 17,743, and the census agglomeration area a total of 25,396. A picture I took of entering Port Alberni File links The following pages link to this file: Port Alberni, British Columbia Categories: GFDL images ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Port_Alberni,_British_Columbia_Location. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... // Canadian provinces and territories are normally grouped into the following regions (generally from west to east): Northern Canada (The North) Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Western Canada British Columbia Prairies Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Eastern Canada Central Canada Ontario Quebec Atlantic Canada Maritimes New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Newfoundland and... The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District of British Columbia is located on west central Vancouver Island. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Highway 4, known locally as the Alberni Highway and the Pacific Rim Highway, is the longest east-west main vehicle route on Vancouver Island, with a total length of 163 km (101 mi). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District of British Columbia is located on west central Vancouver Island. ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ...


Port Alberni lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. The other end of the inlet is located on Barkley Sound, Clayoquot Sound. Port Alberni has been dubbed the "Salmon Capital of the World", a distinction also claimed by nearby Campbell River. Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Clayoquot Sound (usually pronounced clay-kwot or clack-kwot) is located on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Categories: Stub | British Columbia communities | Coastal towns of Canada ...


Port Alberni is the sister-city to Abashiri in northern Japan. Each year many students participate in student exchange programs between the two cities. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Abashiri (網走市 Abashiri-shi) is a city located in Abashiri subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. ...

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History

Port Alberni was named for Captain Don Pedro de Alberni[1], a Spanish officer, who commanded the fort at Nootka on Vancouver Island's west coast from 1790 to 1792. Pere dAlberní i Teixidor (January 30, 1747 – March 11, 1802) was a Catalan soldier who served the Spanish Crown for almost all his life. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... The Nuu-chah-nulth (pronounced New-cha-nulth) (also formerly referred to as the Nootka, Nutka, Aht, West Coast, T’aat’aaqsapa, Nuuchahnulth) people are indigenous peoples of Canada. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ...


Before Europeans came, Alberni and the West Coast of Vancouver Island is the traditional territory of the Tseshat and Hupacasath tribes of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation. The Nuu-chah-nulth were previously called the Nootka. Many place names in Port Alberni have a Nuu-chah-nulth origin such as Somass(washing), Kitsuksis(log across mouth of creek), Pacheena(foamy) and Nootka(go around). Ancient petroglyph carvings can be found at Sproat Lake. The Nuu-chah-nulth (pronounced New-cha-nulth) (also formerly referred to as the Nootka, Nutka, Aht, West Coast, T’aat’aaqsapa, Nuuchahnulth) people are indigenous peoples of Canada. ... Nuu-chah-nulth (also called Nootka) is a Wakashan language spoken in the Pacific Northwest on the west coast of Vancouver Island from Barkley Sound to Quatsino Sound in British Columbia by the Nuu-chah-nulth people. ...


In 1787, Captain Charles William Barkley of the Imperial Eagle, explored Barkley Sound that bears his name. Barkley traveled with his 17-year-old bride, Frances, the first European woman visit British Columbia. Charles William Barkley, (1759 – 16 May 1832), was a ships captain and fur trader. ...


In 1856, Adam Horne, a Scottish fur trader employed by the Hudson's Bay Company, was directed to locate a land route across Vancouver Island. There were stories that the natives used a trail starting at Qualicum. Adam Horne found this trail leading to the Alberni Valley and it became known as the Horne Lake Trail. Many other settlers used this trail to get to the Alberni Valley. Adam Grant Horne (1831 - August 10, 1901) was a Hudsons Bay Company employee at the Colony of Vancouver Island, a municipal politician and a businessman. ...


In 1860, the Anderson company(a sawmilling company) from London, England took the advise of their Victoria agent Captain Edward Stamp and set up a sawmill operation. At the time the American Civil war prevented the importation of timber from the southern United States. Gilbert Sproat and Edward Stamp transported men and machinery to Alberni. They received land grants from Governor James Douglas and started running the Anderson sawmill at the mouth of the Somass River in August of 1861. The first mill in BC as designed for export of lumber. The original mill failed but several others were established in the 1880s. Sproat Lake was named after Gilbert Sproat and Stamp Falls and Stamp River were named after Edward Stamp. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Gilbert Sproat Gilbert Malcolm Sproat (19 April 1834 – 4 June 1913) was a Scottish-born Canadian businessman, office holder, and author. ... James Douglas can refer to: James Douglas (the Good, the Black) an early-14th century Lord of Douglas and champion of Robert the Bruce James Douglas a mid-19th century governor of Vancouver Island James Buster Douglas, a boxer James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton James Douglas, 4th Earl of... // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ...


Rogers Creek which flows through the centre of Port Alberni was named after A.B. Rogers,the discover of Rogers Pass, when he surveyed in the Alberni Valley for the Canadian Pacific Railroad in the late 1800s. Rogers in the 1880s, from the CPR Archive Albert Bowman Rogers (28 May 1829 – 4 May 1889), commonly known as Major A.B. Rogers, was an American surveyor now best remembered for his discovery of the Rogers Pass in British Columbia, Canada. ... Rogers Pass (el. ... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway that is operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ...


In 1862 small-scale placer gold mining took place on China Creek; in the 1890 more gold mining took place along the Alberni Canal at China Creek and Mineral Creek. Several gold veins were found. Exploration for gold continued over the years with peaks in 1930s and 1960s.


In 1912 Port Alberni was incorporated with the arrival of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, and planned arrival of the Canadian National Railway, and the Trans-Pacific telegraph cable at Bamfield. Mining took place on the Alberni Canal, as with many fish camps and outports that depended on Port Alberni as a base. The E and N Railway is a short line railway run by RailAmerica, Inc. ... The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS) is a Canadian Class I railway operated by the Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. ... Bamfield is a small community on Barkley Sound in British Columbia. ...


The forest industry was the dominant force, with prime cedar and Douglas fir tracts nearby. Large logging operators moved in namely Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. Sawmills were built at Alberni, Great Central Lake, and the McLean Mill. By the second world war plywood mills and a nascent pulp industry started. For the next forty years, the forest industry reigned supreme. MacMillan Bloedel Limited became the large lumber player in the valley. Then came industry modernization, business mergers over cutting and nearby logging protests. Species See text Douglas-fir is the common name applied to coniferous trees of the genus Pseudotsuga in the family Pinaceae. ... Bloedel, Stewart and Welch was a forest company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. ... McLean Mill National Historic Site was officially opened to tourists on July 1, 2000. ... MacMillan Bloedel, sometimes referred to as MacBlo, was a huge forestry company headquatered in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


Port Alberni's main industries were once mining and logging, but today the town is also reinventing itself as a major tourist and fishing destination for those who enjoy outdoor recreation.


1920 - 1973 Alberni Residential School was established. Some say this was a big blot on race relations in Canada. The residential school system run by the United Church forcibly separated children from their families and communities. Many suffered physical and sexual abuse.


In 1955, the Alberni Athletics Senior A Men's Basketball Team had an outstanding year. The Alberni Athletics won the Canadian Senior Basketball Championships at home. A young Jim Robson honed is sports reporting skills doing the play-by-play on radio station CJAV. The Alberni Athletics were inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Jim Robson (born 1935) was a radio broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks from 1970 to 1994. ... CJAV (known on-air as The Peak) is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting from Port Alberni, British Columbia at 93. ...


In 1964, Port Alberni was hit by two tsunamis during the Good Friday Earthquake. About 375 homes were damaged and 55 were washed away, however there were no injuries or fatalities. Earthquake Damage, Anchorage The Good Friday Earthquake (also called the Great Alaska Earthquake) of Friday, March 27, 1964 (Good Friday, a Christian holy day associated with an earthquake[1]), 5:36 P.M. AST (03:36 3/27 UTC) had a magnitude of 9. ...


In 1967 the twin cities of Alberni (to the north) and Port Alberni (to the south) amalgamated to form the town of Port Alberni.


The Alberni Valley has a legendary museum and many ancillary attractions. It is often said that Port Alberni is the rainiest spot in the Province. Sproat Lake, located just outside of Port Alberni is the present home of the massive Martin Mars water bombers. The Martin JRM Mars was the largest flying boat ever to enter production. ...


Geography

Located at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Port Alberni lies adjacent to this natural harbour as well as the Somass River. Sproat Lake is located 10 km West of the city, and the valley is guarded by the snow covered peaks of Mount Arrowsmith and Mount Klitsa, and surrounded by mountains on all sides. Kuth-kah-chulth, is the Nuu-Chah-Nulth name for Mount Arrowsmith.


The city itself owes its unique layout to its former "twin city" status, due to its two official city centers, as well as the numerous creeks and ravines which bisect the townsite. The former city of Alberni is now dubbed "North Port", and is centered at Highway 4 and Gertrude Street. Visitors continuing onward to the West Coast will pass this intersection, marked by the historic Alberni Post Office on the Southeast corner. Much of Port Alberni's recent development has occurred in the North Port area, especially "up the hill", east of the North Port downtown. Creek can be: A native American tribe, see Creek (people) The language of that tribe, see Creek language In US and Australian usage, a waterflow, smaller than a river, see Creek (stream) In UK usage, a tidal watercourse, usually drying to little or no flow at low tide, see Creek...


The former City of Port Alberni (now referred to as "South Port" or "Uptown") can be found about 3 km South on Gertrude Street/3rd Avenue. This business district has struggled over the past decade as it is quite removed from the highway. However, rejeuvenation efforts are being made to attract people to this historic neighborhood. In 2004, the Capitol Theatre, a local landmark in South Port, underwent extensive renovations and emerged as a stately yet modern relic of past times. This theatre now often hosts live performances. South Port is anchored by the Harbour Quay, a waterfront collection of shops and parks. The Port Alberni Railway station, as well as the Maritime Discovery Center can be found here.


The city's West End is an eclectic mix of new suburban style homes, large acreages, and two First Nations Reserves. Much of the residential growth over the past decade has occurred in the city's West End, where the Westporte neighborhood has taken shape.


The creeks and ravines which cut through the city create natural barriers; Kitsuksis Creek, Cherry Creek, Roger Creek and Dry Creek each flow through the city, separating Port Alberni into several distinct areas.


Demographics

The total population of Port Alberni and surrounding suburbs consisting of both Cherry and Beaver Creek districts is 26,569 (as of the 2004 census conducted by Statistics Canada.) Over the course of ca. 30 years due to economic recession, the actual population has declined, but is not receding anymore due to a recent economic shift. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...


One major characteristic known is the twin city demographic, where previously there were the distinct Port Alberni and Alberni Valley municipalities, the remnants remain with two distinct city centers. 29072007 185853.jpg


Economy

The chief source of employment in Port Alberni is the forest industry. A large paper mill, Catalyst Paper, Port Alberni Division sits on the edge of the Alberni Inlet. There is also a lumber mill, Alberni Pacific Division, that also sits on the inlet. Several smaller sawmills exist throughout the valley. Some farming is also practiced on the Alberni Valley's red clay soils. Catalyst Paper is a Canadian paper manufacturer. ...


Forestry is still practiced, but over the years the forest industry discontinued selling the trees to local mills, leading to a major economic recession, and decrease in the population. The recession is being stopped with attempts to shift the focus onto tourism.


Port Alberni also serves as a hub for those travelling to the West Coast of Vancouver Island, including Ucluelet, Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. As commodities tend to be much pricier in these remote areas, campers and travellers often do their shopping in Port Alberni before continuing their journey. This has resulted in rampant development along the Johnston Road (Highway 4) corridor, including several new big box retailers, grocery stores and strip mall developments. In the past five years, several eco-tourism companies have set up shop in the Alberni Valley, taking advantage of the city's location on the fringe of wilderness yet proximate location to Vancouver and Victoria. Categories: British Columbia communities | Coastal towns of Canada | Canada geography stubs ... Tofino is a village of about 1,600 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, within the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Pacific Rim National Park is a Canadian national park made up of three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. ... A big box is a box that is big. ... Ecotourism essentially means ecological tourism, where ecological has both environmental and social connotations. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ...


Attractions

Port Alberni is lauded for its natural beauty, sitting beneath Mount Arrowsmith and almost completely surrounded by mountains. It is a 1.5 hour drive from Pacific Rim National Park. The city is also known for its fishing. Its waters contain five different species of salmon and yearly runs of steelhead. Halibut can also be found in the salt water inlets near the city. Pacific Rim National Park is a Canadian national park in British Columbia made up of three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Illustration of a male Coho Salmon The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow to 1. ... It has been suggested that Steelhead be merged into this article or section. ... Fiorello LaGuardia with a 300-pound halibut at the Fulton Fish Market. ...


Port Alberni is home to the McLean Saw Mill, a national historical site incorporating a steam railway from the downtown harbour to the saw mill up the valley. [1].

The world's largest Aerial firefighting flying boat, the Martin Mars water bombers, make their home on nearby Sproat Lake. This lake is also a popular summer destination for local residents and cottagers from surrounding areas. ImageMetadata File history File links Mars_Flyby. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Mars_Flyby. ... The Martin JRM Mars was the largest flying boat ever to enter production. ... Bombardier CL-415 waterbomber of the Province of Québec Aerial firefighting is a method to combat wildfires using aircraft. ... The Martin JRM Mars was the largest flying boat ever to enter production. ... Sproat Lake is a lake in central vancouver island. ...


Port Alberni is home to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, a Junior A hockey team in the BCHL. The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. ... // Teams Interior Division Merritt Centennials Penticton Vees Prince George Spruce Kings Quesnel Millionaires Salmon Arm Silverbacks Trail Smoke Eaters Vernon Vipers Williams Lake TimberWolves Island Division Alberni Valley Bulldogs Cowichan Valley Capitals Nanaimo Clippers Powell River Kings Victoria Salsa Mainland Division Chilliwack Chiefs Burnaby Express Langley Hornets Surrey Eagles Web...


Port Alberni has some of the best hiking on Vancouver Island. There are over 100 trails in and around the Alberni Valley, including mountain bike trails for all abilities. There is easy quick access to the alpine areas, including Mount Arrowsmith. Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... A cross country mountain bike race A hardtail mountain bike A mountain bike or mountain bicycle (abbreviated MTB or ATB (All Terrain Bicycle)) is a bicycle designed for mountain biking, either on dirt trails or other unpaved environments. ... Mount Arrowsmith is the largest mountain on southern Vancouver Island. ...


Transportation

Port Alberni Airport (YPB) is located 11 km north west of the city. The airport has a 4,000-foot runway with another 2,500 plus feet of taxiways and apron. The airport is home to a number of key tenants such as. Coulson Aircrane, Canadian Aero Technologies, Alberni Valley Flying Club and Vancouver Island Helicopters. Port Alberni (Alberni Valley Regional) Airport, (IATA: YPB, ICAO: CBS8), is located 6. ...


The main highway to Port Alberni is Highway 4, known locally as the Alberni Highway and the Pacific Rim Highway. It is the longest east-west main vehicle route on Vancouver Island, with a total length of 163 km (101 mi). The highway to Port Alberni was completed in 1942, and has been designated as Highway 4 since 1953. Starts at Qualicum, then reaches Port Alberni from which it continues on to Tofino. Highway 4, known locally as the Alberni Highway and the Pacific Rim Highway, is the longest east-west main vehicle route on Vancouver Island, with a total length of 163 km (101 mi). ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Qualicum Beach is a town located in the Regional District of Nanaimo, British Columbia. ... Tofino is a village of about 1,600 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, within the province of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Famous People

  • Kim Campbell was born in Port Alberni and was the nineteenth Prime Minister of Canada from 25 June to 4 November 1993. She is, to date, the only woman to have ever held this office.
  • George Clutesi was born in Alberni in 1905. A native artist that painted in the style of his heritage. George Clutesi was commissioned to paint huge mural for Expo 67. Emily Carr was so impressed with his work that in her will she left George all her brushes, oils and unused canvases.
  • Paul Cyr was born in Port Alberni and was drafted into the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round (9th overall) in 1982.
  • Rick Hansen was born in Port Alberni (1957-) and is a Canadian paraplegic athlete and activist for people with spinal cord injuries who is most famous for his Man in Motion world tour to raise money for the cause and show the physical capabilities of such people.
  • Thom Kyle (production editor), born in Port Alberni
  • Bryce McLaughlin (actor, producer, casting director), born in Port Alberni
  • Kenneth Oppel (writer), award winning writer was born in Port Alberni
  • Rob Shick was born in Port Alberni (1957-) And has been with the NHL as an official since September 1st, 1984
  • Scott Vickaryous (actor), born in Port Alberni
  • K. Haggard (athlete), women's hockey
  • Dakota Morton (radio host), Youngest radio host Dakota Morton (born in Canada June 12, 1988) created the record and set it on January 16, 1999 at the age of 10 years 218 days. Record was awarded while Dakota was hosting his radio show at CJAV radio in Port Alberni. Guinness World Records 2005 Special 50th Anniversary Edition ISBN 0 9735514 0 2

This article is about the former Canadian Prime Minster. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was the General Exhibition Category 1 Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. ... Emily Carr Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer. ... Paul Cyr was born in Port Alberni on October 31, 1963. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... Image:MilenaGaiga. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canada womens national field hockey team represents Canada in the international field hockey competitions. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... For other uses, see Barcelona (disambiguation). ... // Born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Hansen grew up in Williams Lake, British Columbia. ... Kenneth Oppel (born 31 August 1967) is a Canadian author. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Worlds youngest radio host Dakota Morton (born in Canada June 12, 1988) created the record and set it on January 16, 1999 at the age of 10 years old 218 days. ...

Local News Sites & Community Web Forums

  • Alberni Underground - http://www.alberni.info
  • Alberni Valley News - http://www.albernivalleynews.com
  • Alberni Valley Times - http://www.canada.com/vancouverisland/albernivalleytimes
  • Alberni Online - http://www.alberni.ca
  • Port Alberni Web Board - http://portalberniwebboard.kicks-ass.net
  • Alberni & West Coast Westcoaster - http://www.westcoaster.ca

References

  1. ^ Archer, Christon. ALBERNI, PEDRO DE. Library and Archives Canada.

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Alberni and the West Coast of Vancouver Island is the traditional native territory of the Nootka or Nuu-Chah-Nulth Native Nation.
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The total population of Port Alberni and surrounding suburbs consisting of both Cherry and Beaver Creek districts is 26,569 (as of the 2004 census conducted by Statistics Canada.) Over the course of ca.
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