Chinook fry released into Alberni Inlet

!A crowd gathers on Centennial Pier in front of Swept Away Inn as volunteers from West Coast Aquatic remove a net pen and release 6,000 chinook fry, Saturday morning (May 21, 2016). - SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News
  • updated May 22, 2016 at 8:29 PM

Fourth year for West Coast Aquatic's salmon enhancement efforts; returns expected for 2016.


Syrian refugee family arrives in Port Alberni

  • posted May 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Port Alberni Refugee Sponsorship Committee keeps lid on new family's privacy for now.


MS Walk draws 17 teams in Port Alberni

  • posted May 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Walkers followed a route around Kitsuksis Dyke and enjoyed a hotdog meal in the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot.


Vancouver Island library system hits the midway point of $43 million improvement plan

  • posted May 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Book it: Twenty-one communities targeted for new or improved branches in order to bring them up to a consistent standard


School 'fix-it fund' grows for B.C. election year

  • posted May 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM

$45 million available this year, taken from three-year budget for major repairs complete by next spring

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