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The entrance to the Emergency Department at WCGH will change from September 26-30, 7 am - 7 pm.

Public Notices and Announcements

Notices and Public Announcements

Water Notification for Bamfield


The notice affects West Bamfield residents, north of Wild Duck Road. Emergency repair work will be occurring today, October 4, 2022, on the West Bamfield Transmission main. This will cause a Temporary Loss of Water, that will begin at 12 pm and is expected to last until no later than 5 pm on October 4, 2022.


Due to the loss of water pressure in the system, a Boil Water Advisory is being issued and will be in effect for a minimum of 7 days. It is recommended that you boil your drinking water prior to consumption. Water should be subject to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to cooling and consumption. Please continue to follow this boil water advisory until a notice to remove is issued.

If you have questions, please contact:

    Eddie Kunderman, Manager of Operations
    Alberni Clayoquot Regional District


    Bamfield Water System Operator
    Les Butler 250-735-2148

Notification of low level flying over

Talon Helicopters will be performing low level flying with LaSen Inc. for FortisBC between Sept. 27 and Nov. 1, 2022 during daylight hours, per Special Authorization issued by Transport Canada. The work is FortisBC"s annual inspection of its high-pressure natural gas lines. The aim is to detect small issues so they can prevent larger problems and make sure its system continues to operate safely.

There are 23 regional districts in BC that the helicopters will pass through, therefore the flight time over a single area will be minimal. No activity will take place on the ground related to this flight.

This map (PDF) shows the relevant work zones in the City of Port Alberni.

For more information on this inspection work, call 1-888-224-2710 or visit, or Talon Helicopters at 604-214-3585.

Construction on Karen Place Watermain Replacement

Bowerman Construction Ltd. will be commencing with construction on the Karen Place Watermain Replacement project for the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District, beginning September 2022, with completion currently anticipated for November 2022.

The project involves the installation of approximately 700 metres of 150 mm diameter PVC watermain, including 22 water services, appurtenances, and surface restoration.The project will reduce costs, and water loss due to emergency watermain breaks. Residents will be notified in advance of any scheduled water service disruptions, however, there is the potential of unscheduled interruptions of water service.

Karen Place falls within the Beaver Creek Water System, which is the responsibility of the ACRD. You can learn more about the Beaver Creek Water System HERE.

For more information, please refer to this notice from Bowerman Construction Ltd. (PDF).

BCHydro to release water from Elsie Dam next week

BC Hydro will be releasing three pulse flows from Elsie Dam down the Ash River to assist with steelhead passage at Dickson and Lanterman Falls. Over a three-day period, done three different times in August, BC Hydro will increase its release into the Ash River to nine cubic metres per second before dropping back down to the minimum 3.5 m3/s flow. These migration flows are set for August 16-18, August 23-25, and August 30-Sept 1. The flow rates mimic a small storm event and provide additional water flow for steelhead to move past and upstream of natural river obstacles such as Dickson Falls and Lanterman Falls and into Dickson Lake.

Safety signage will be in place immediately below Elsie Dam to Dickson Lake, and the outlet of the lake advising people of the dates and the change in river flows. The highest public safety risk will be the late afternoon on Aug. 16, 23 and 30 when the release into the Ash River goes from 3.5 m3/s to 9 m3/s in the lapse of a few hours. It's not a lot of water in the grand scheme of things, but it could get people in trouble if they are in the river. (photo courtesy of BC Hydro).