Alberni News Staff

Emergency vehicles block a portion of Argyle Street at Fourth Avenue the evening of Jan. 12, 2021 after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Pedestrian struck on main street in Port Alberni

Elderly man remains in intensive care on south Island

Emergency vehicles block a portion of Argyle Street at Fourth Avenue the evening of Jan. 12, 2021 after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Salvation Army’s 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign includes a new $5 tap feature for pandemic-friendly donations. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

EDITORIAL: Alberni Valley steps up in time of need

There are a lot of ways the outside world interprets Port Alberni…

The Salvation Army’s 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign includes a new $5 tap feature for pandemic-friendly donations. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumnus Keaton Mastrodonato was named Atlantic Hockey’s Player of the Week at the beginning of January 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumni open the new year with honours

Mastrodonato was named Player of the Week by Atlantic Hockey

Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumnus Keaton Mastrodonato was named Atlantic Hockey’s Player of the Week at the beginning of January 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Theresa Shea recently won the 2020 Guernica Prize for best literary fiction. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Newest Guernica Prize winner to read at virtual Port Alberni event

Electric Mermaid: Live Readings scheduled for the third Friday of every month

Theresa Shea recently won the 2020 Guernica Prize for best literary fiction. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Bylaw officer apologizes for profanity-laced exchange

Unnamed officer’s conversation caught on video during building eviction

(NEWS FILE PHOTO)
A photo taken while waiting in the lineup heading west on Highway 4 on Jan. 6. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni man in critical condition after Highway 4 crash

Highway was closed for several hours on Jan. 6

A photo taken while waiting in the lineup heading west on Highway 4 on Jan. 6. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(PHOTO COURTESY MICHAH GARDENER)

Alberni Valley artwork gets a facelift

Luma is the mascot and inspiration behind Electric Mermaid: Live Reads at Char’s Landing

(PHOTO COURTESY MICHAH GARDENER)
Tragic Fools will be released on Jan. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni author pens comic romp through the afterlife

Port Alberni author Kim Cormack releasing her newest sci-fi and fantasy novel on Jan. 7

Tragic Fools will be released on Jan. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Isaac Jack, one of ADSS Armada’s guards, keeps Carihi High’s Marcus Shankar away from the ball deep in Armada territory in the third quarter of their Friday night Totem 65 basketball game. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Cancellation of Totem 66 leaves void in community

Totem is the first major sporting event of Port Alberni’s year…

Isaac Jack, one of ADSS Armada’s guards, keeps Carihi High’s Marcus Shankar away from the ball deep in Armada territory in the third quarter of their Friday night Totem 65 basketball game. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The KidSport Tree Recycling depot will take place Jan. 2-3, 2021. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Christmas tree chipping offered in Port Alberni

Take your tree to the Echo Centre back parking lot

The KidSport Tree Recycling depot will take place Jan. 2-3, 2021. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
This photo of Wood Elementary School was taken in 2016. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Wood Elementary School in Port Alberni reports COVID-19 case

The dates of potential exposure in the school community were Dec. 15, 16, 17 and 18

This photo of Wood Elementary School was taken in 2016. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
This photo of the Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue was taken on Dec. 28. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Question of the Week: Dec. 30, 2020

Are you satisfied with the way the City of Port Alberni has been dealing with “problem” properties?

This photo of the Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue was taken on Dec. 28. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Community volunteers, including several members of the Rotary Club of Port Alberni, came out to prepare meals for distribution by the Salvation Army Sunday Dec. 20 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (TERESA BIRD PHOTO)

Volunteers serve up takeout meals for Christmas in Port Alberni

Biennial Community Christmas Dinner looked a bit different this year

Community volunteers, including several members of the Rotary Club of Port Alberni, came out to prepare meals for distribution by the Salvation Army Sunday Dec. 20 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (TERESA BIRD PHOTO)
FILE PHOTO

IIO investigates after man dies in Port Alberni

RCMP responded to a call of a man on a residential roof

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This photo was taken at McLean Mill on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the end of the rail line after cleanup of the oil spill. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

EDITORIAL: McLean Mill has turned into a complete train wreck

National Historic Site facing a million-dollar environmental cleanup

This photo was taken at McLean Mill on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the end of the rail line after cleanup of the oil spill. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January game against Langley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender commits to Yale

Luke Pearson has committed to the NCAA

Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January game against Langley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
McLean Mill Historic Park is a steam-operated sawmill located just north of Port Alberni. In 1989 it was designated as a national historic site of Canada. (Submitted photo)

Question of the Week: Dec. 23, 2020

Do you think McLean Mill can still be a viable attraction?

McLean Mill Historic Park is a steam-operated sawmill located just north of Port Alberni. In 1989 it was designated as a national historic site of Canada. (Submitted photo)
A painting called Wrung Out by Shannon McWhinney. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s DRAW Gallery celebrates winter season

New exhibit can be viewed online or by appointment

A painting called Wrung Out by Shannon McWhinney. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Paper Excellence Canada will be investing $13 million in its Port Alberni paper mill to streamline production of food-grade paper. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni ending year with positives in business

Port Alberni will wrap up 2020 with a $13-million gift from Paper Excellence

Paper Excellence Canada will be investing $13 million in its Port Alberni paper mill to streamline production of food-grade paper. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The staff at the Port Alberni RCMP detachment came together on Thursday, Dec. 10 to assemble 150 “essentials” packs for distribution out in the community. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI RCMP)

Port Alberni RCMP detachment delivers holiday cheer

‘Essentials’ packs will be delivered to the homeless in the community

The staff at the Port Alberni RCMP detachment came together on Thursday, Dec. 10 to assemble 150 “essentials” packs for distribution out in the community. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI RCMP)