Pac Rim Active: exploring Weiner Falls

Columnist Sandy McRuer hopes for improvements for the descent down to the waterfall

  • May 2nd, 2017

The family that cooks together could win money together

B.C.-wide contest looks for three minute videos of families cooking together

LIV: St. Jean’s Cannery thriving with Nuu-chah-nulth owners

The cannery has become the largest cannery and smokehouse in B.C.

What lies beneath

West coast’s Peter Mieras leads the way for marine conservation

LIV: Coffee With…John Mayba

Mayba wears many volunteer hats in the Alberni Valley

Heritage Place, a good place to live: Marilyn Lowe

Lowe reflects on her past life and the one she enjoys now at the seniors’ home

  • Apr 25th, 2017
John Howitt Elementary School Fun Fair


Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre celebrates one year anniversary


Easter weekend around Port Alberni


Coombs Country Easter event


CANADA 150: Jowsey’s has been an Alberni Valley fixture for 70 years

Three generations of Jowseys have kept the furniture store going on Johnston Road

Spine Trail considers link with McLean Mill trail

Trail reps hopes for campsite for mill trailhead

PAC RIM ACTIVE: Rare bird spotted in Alberni Valley

The migratory indigo bunting has ended up far away from its usual haunts

  • Apr 4th, 2017

VIDEO: Students battle in Pacific Northwest robotics competition

More than 300 high school students from B.C., Alta., and Washington took part in the VEX Robotics competition

It’s that Time of the Month in Port Alberni

Alberni Valley woman’s annual drive collects feminine products for women in need

  • Mar 30th, 2017

BC Parks Foundation board begins work

Fundraising, increased park use part of mandate

Winning ticket for Friday’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot in B.C.

The next jackpot of an estimated $10 million will be drawn March 17.

PAC RIM ACTIVE: Valley’s Outdoor Club seeks new members

The Alberni Valley Outdoor Club has been around for years, but it is now in need of younger blood.

Adults with FASD suffer health problems: survey

Auto-immune conditions among those found to be more prevalent after pre-birth alcohol exposure

Black Press papers up for Ma Murray awards

The awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.

Black Press offers a $20,000 prize giveaway to celebrate Canada 150

Enter for a chance to win prizes including a trip for two to one of six Canadian destinations.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

This cluster of planets is 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius

Canadians happy without the penny, but not ready to say goodbye to the nickel: poll

A new survey suggests most British Columbians also agree with the end of the one-cent coin.