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Highway 4, wildfires dominate UBCM conversations for Port Alberni delegates – Alberni Valley News

October 23, 2023

City officials meet with Premier David Eby, 13 other B.C. officials to bring up concerns

Highway 4 was a topic of interest at the most recent Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention, according to Port Alberni city councillors.

During a committee of the whole meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, members of city council presented reports from their time at the convention, which took place from Sept. 18-22 in Vancouver.

Councillor Debbie Haggard says the common themes were wildfires, climate change and emergency preparedness.

“This has been the worst summer in history for the province for wildfires and that was top of mind for everybody there,” said Haggard.

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