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Coal - A dark future for Port Alberni says Labour Council

News Release, Port Alberni and District Labour Council , November 24, 2010

(Port Alberni) Port Alberni and District Labour Council voted unanimously to resist the proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine at its regular November meeting last week.

Coal opponents form organized network

Shayne Morrow, Alberni Valley Times, November 18, 2010

Local opponents to the Raven Underground Coal Project have gathered under the banner of Coal Free Alberni.

Council's coal update cancelled

Shayne Morrow, Alberni Valley Times, November 08, 2010

A special meeting of city council set for 9 a.m. Tuesday to hear from a representative of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has now been cancelled.

On Friday, city clerk Russell Dyson said CEAA was set to provide an update on the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project.

Both sides on the coal debate launch public relations blitz

Shayne Morrow, Alberni Valley Times, November 03, 2010

The battle for the hearts and minds of Vancouver Island residents in the shadow of the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project has kicked up a notch.

This week, opponents of the project, which would see coal mined in Fanny Bay and transhipped to Asia by way of Port Alberni, kicked off a pair of public meetings on both sides of the Island.

Valley is open for business, so let's not make wrong decision

Heather Thomson, Alberni Valley Times, October 28, 2010

On Monday night, I sat in council listening with interest as one of the owners of Wild West Watersports described what a great season they had in Port Alberni.

Plan for coal does not make sense at all

Chris Alemany, Alberni Valley Times, October 22, 2010

At the recent coal meeting it was reported that Compliance Coal CEO John Tapics pointed out that his company would "have to invest millions of dollars in creating a private spur line and a loading facility for rail cars."

Officials need to stand strong against coal

Victor Woods, Alberni Valley Times, October 22, 2010

Re: "Opposition Grows to Raven Coal," (Alberni Valley Times, Oct. 21)

An analysis of coal flowing through Port Alberni would suggest that the mayor of the city come to a full-stop in considering coal.

Opposition mounts to coal project

Wawmeesh G. Hamilton, Alberni Valley News, October 21, 2010

Opponents of shipping coal from Port Alberni’s deep-sea port made their point once again at a public meeting this week.

More than 100 people gathered in the basement of the Steelworkers Hall on Montrose Street on Tuesday night.

Opposition grows to Raven Coal

Shayne Morrow, Alberni Valley Times, October 21, 2010

Little support among 100 who attended public meeting, but company CEO says upcoming reviews will ease concerns

The Raven Underground Coal Project is facing some serious roadblocks, judging by the response at Tuesday evening's public meeting at the Steelworkers' Hall.

Rail transportation options may be evolving

Keri Sculland, Alberni Valley Times, October 15, 2010

A $500,000 rail feasibility study has been completed by the government and compiled into a handy document.

The study outlines the practicality of getting trains running on the tracks once again. This includes the possibility of coal transportation to Port Alberni from Raven Underground Coal project.

Coal concerns based on facts from website

Stacey Gaiga, Alberni Valley Times, October 15, 2010

Several people have responded to my concerns about coal as misinformation.

Port Alberni Fall Fair

The Raven Underground Coal project has generated intense public interest in Port Alberni. And it was highly prominent at the Port Alberni Fall Fair, from September 9-12.

Photos courtesy CoalWatch's own John Snyder

Stacey Gaiga at the Port Alberni Fall Fair

Port Alberni Fall Fair


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