Alberni News Staff

The Cabin at Shannon Farms is located on Beaver Creek Road. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Shannon Farms in Alberni Valley to host summer market

Market will take place at The Cabin on Aug. 16

The Cabin at Shannon Farms is located on Beaver Creek Road. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ilhan Saferali will be performing at Char’s Landing on Sunday, Aug. 14 for Sunday Jazz. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ilhan Saferali will be performing at Char’s Landing on Sunday, Aug. 14 for Sunday Jazz. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Her Majesties Canadian Ship OTTAWA deploys on OPERATION (OP) PROJECTION and OP NEON to the Asia Pacific Seas. (Photo courtesy Leading Seaman Victoria Ioganov) Photo: Leading Seaman Victoria Ioganov, MARPAC Imaging Services

Tours of naval vessel HMCS Ottawa offered in Port Alberni

The ship will be docked in Port Alberni on Saturday, Aug. 13

Her Majesties Canadian Ship OTTAWA deploys on OPERATION (OP) PROJECTION and OP NEON to the Asia Pacific Seas. (Photo courtesy Leading Seaman Victoria Ioganov) Photo: Leading Seaman Victoria Ioganov, MARPAC Imaging Services
Aria Hurni, age three, had a very tame butterfly that was not in a hurry to leave. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Butterflies take flight in Port Alberni in memory of loved ones

Alberni Valley Hospice Society fundraiser takes place annually

Aria Hurni, age three, had a very tame butterfly that was not in a hurry to leave. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Island K’ulut’a (BC Ferries photo)

Question of the Week: Aug. 10, 2022

Have you had difficulty leaving the Island recently through BC Ferries?

The Island K’ulut’a (BC Ferries photo)
Port Alberni’s Grant Coulthart had a gold medal performance at the BC Summer Games in Prince George last month. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni athletes return from BC Summer Games with medals

BC Games took place in Prince George from July 21 to 24

Port Alberni’s Grant Coulthart had a gold medal performance at the BC Summer Games in Prince George last month. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The “Mop Squad” is busy cleaning up The Attic in Port Alberni for its re-opening on Aug. 9. From left to right are Alison Daniels, Ursula Holmes, Patti Butler, Shaoron Murray, Judy Preston and Lynette Kramer. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)

Popular thrift store The Attic re-opens in Port Alberni after roof leak

Money raised from the store goes towards West Coast General Hospital

The “Mop Squad” is busy cleaning up The Attic in Port Alberni for its re-opening on Aug. 9. From left to right are Alison Daniels, Ursula Holmes, Patti Butler, Shaoron Murray, Judy Preston and Lynette Kramer. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)
Port Alberni RCMP are asking the public to help identify a man who smashed a glass door of a Third Avenue business on July 29, 2022. (RCMP PHOTO)

Port Alberni RCMP seek information on man who smashed business door

Surveillance video shows a suspect breaking glass door in Third Avenue business

Port Alberni RCMP are asking the public to help identify a man who smashed a glass door of a Third Avenue business on July 29, 2022. (RCMP PHOTO)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Question of the Week: Aug. 3, 2022

Did you go out and buy an air conditioner or heat pump after the 2021 record-breaking heat wave?

(Black Press Media file photo)
First Baptist Church pastor Bill Cottrill with Marion Bradley, left, and Elsie Mallon, who have both attended the church since they were teenagers. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)

SCENE AND HEARD: First Baptist Church celebrates 80 years in the Alberni Valley

Past pastors return to share memories with congregation

First Baptist Church pastor Bill Cottrill with Marion Bradley, left, and Elsie Mallon, who have both attended the church since they were teenagers. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
The Port Alberni Friendship Center is located on Fourth Avenue in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Alberni Valley non-profit organizations share $604,000 in community gaming grants

Port Alberni Friendship Center, Family Guidance each receive $100,000 for 2022

The Port Alberni Friendship Center is located on Fourth Avenue in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Dennis Olsen and Guy Langlois played to an audience of Tea on the Terrace attendants at the Rollin Art Centre gardens. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Alberni Valley News)
Dennis Olsen and Guy Langlois played to an audience of Tea on the Terrace attendants at the Rollin Art Centre gardens. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Alberni Valley News)
NIC instructor Victoria Lake (left) looks on as students Olivia Shewish (centre) and Charley Frow (right) in the Seafood Processing Training Program measure oysters. Students learn about food safety and forklift training, as well as shellfish and finfish cleaning, safety and processing. Both students have now finished their training and are working for Canadian Seafood Processing Incorporated. (PHOTO COURTESY NIC)

New North Island College training program focuses on food security in Port Alberni

Program formed thanks to a partnership with city, regional district, port authority

NIC instructor Victoria Lake (left) looks on as students Olivia Shewish (centre) and Charley Frow (right) in the Seafood Processing Training Program measure oysters. Students learn about food safety and forklift training, as well as shellfish and finfish cleaning, safety and processing. Both students have now finished their training and are working for Canadian Seafood Processing Incorporated. (PHOTO COURTESY NIC)
Members of the Thunderbird Unit Crew clear bush surrounding Sproat Lake Community Hall during “Community Fire Smart Day” in 2019. (MIKE YOUDS PHOTO)

Question of the Week: July 20, 2022

Do you think your property is fire smart?

Members of the Thunderbird Unit Crew clear bush surrounding Sproat Lake Community Hall during “Community Fire Smart Day” in 2019. (MIKE YOUDS PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs exhibition schedule highlighted by trip to Port McNeill

Bulldogs begin 2022-23 exhibition schedule on Sept. 3

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
According to the AV Museum, this photo shows the first aeroplane in Port Alberni, in 1920. A man stands in front of a biplane twirling the propeller. The pilot is in the cockpit. A group of people stand to the left and right of the plane. This is one of 24,000 historical photos in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online photo archive which can be found at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN21530 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: The age of flight in Port Alberni

The first plane flew into Port Alberni in 1920

According to the AV Museum, this photo shows the first aeroplane in Port Alberni, in 1920. A man stands in front of a biplane twirling the propeller. The pilot is in the cockpit. A group of people stand to the left and right of the plane. This is one of 24,000 historical photos in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online photo archive which can be found at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN21530 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)
The Beaver Creek Fire Hall, located on Beaver Creek Road. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Man found dead after Beaver Creek firefighters spot burning house while on another call

Fire sparked by cooking left unattended when man succumbed to medical condition

The Beaver Creek Fire Hall, located on Beaver Creek Road. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Port Alberni RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Amber Manthorne, who is missing from the Alberni Valley. Her vehicle was located Saturday, July 9 south of Nanaimo, but Manthorne is still missing (PHOTO COURTESY RCMP)

Vancouver Island’s major crime unit takes over search for missing Port Alberni woman

Amber Manthorne’s ex-boyfriend has been found but she isn’t with him: RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Amber Manthorne, who is missing from the Alberni Valley. Her vehicle was located Saturday, July 9 south of Nanaimo, but Manthorne is still missing (PHOTO COURTESY RCMP)
(Canadian Press Photo)

Question of the Week: July 13, 2022

Were you affected by the Rogers network outage?

(Canadian Press Photo)
Waiting for High Tide by Judith Rackham is one of the pieces of artwork on display at DRAW Gallery in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Waiting for High Tide by Judith Rackham is one of the pieces of artwork on display at DRAW Gallery in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)