Outrigger canoe race happens on Sproat Lake Aug. 2/15

!Tourists from Richmond, BC and the United Kingdom take a turn in an outrigger canoe with members of the Ocean River Paddling Club from Victoria on Sproat Lake, Saturday afternoon (Aug. 1, 2015). Mount Arrowsmith is in the background. - SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News
  • posted Aug 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Long distance races kick off at Sproat Lake Provincial Park. The public is welcome to come and watch.

Struggling economy hot election topic

  • posted Aug 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau square off over jobs and middle class struggles

Federal election officially underway, spending limits kick in

  • updated Aug 2, 2015 at 8:28 AM

Stephen Harper's Conservatives gain edge by launching longest campaign in modern history: political analyst

Canal Beach closed to swimming

  • posted Aug 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Island Health has closed Canal Beach in Port Alberni for swimming after high levels of bacteria discovered.

Update: Small electrical fire breaks out in uninhabited house on 10th Avenue

  • updated Jul 30, 2015 at 9:24 PM

A small fire caused by faulty makeshift wiring broke out in the basement of the uninhabited 10th Avenue home on July 30.

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