Alberni News Staff

Jennifer Quist was the first to purchase a tickets at the Rotary Club of Port Alberni 50/50 Salmon Derby Raffle drive-thru ticket booth on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The booth will be set up in front of Scotiabank every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Labour Day. (TERESA BIRD/ Alberni Valley News)

BIZ BEAT: Rotary Club of Port Alberni opens drive-thru raffle tickets

New businesses opening, old businesses moving in Port Alberni

Jennifer Quist was the first to purchase a tickets at the Rotary Club of Port Alberni 50/50 Salmon Derby Raffle drive-thru ticket booth on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The booth will be set up in front of Scotiabank every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Labour Day. (TERESA BIRD/ Alberni Valley News)
Emergency vehicles are parked outside of the Wintergreen Apartments on Fourth Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN / Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni RCMP investigate stabbing on Fourth Avenue

Two men were found with ‘significant’ injuries near Wintergreen Apartments

Emergency vehicles are parked outside of the Wintergreen Apartments on Fourth Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN / Alberni Valley News)
Dry Creek Park will be closed all week as city parks crews remove hazardous trees and prepare the site for a new disc golf course. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni’s second disc golf course on the way at Dry Creek Park

Dry Creek Park will be closed for development for a week beginning June 21

Dry Creek Park will be closed all week as city parks crews remove hazardous trees and prepare the site for a new disc golf course. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Aidan See played for the North Island Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (PHOTO COURTESY RON HAYES)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers add hometown talent to roster

Junior B hockey club signs Aidan See, Blake Power and Grayson Erickson

Aidan See played for the North Island Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (PHOTO COURTESY RON HAYES)
Alberni Valley News publisher Teresa Bird holds up two special sections that earned provincial journalism awards from the BC. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Alberni Valley News wins trio of provincial awards

2021 Ma Murray Awards announced

Alberni Valley News publisher Teresa Bird holds up two special sections that earned provincial journalism awards from the BC. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Craft Brewing and Malting program student Ellie Hadley plans to use her newfound skills and knowledge to set up a distillery in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY LEE SIMMONS)

Something’s brewing with North Island College’s newest program

Port Alberni grad Ellie Hadley hopes to turn new skills into thriving business

Craft Brewing and Malting program student Ellie Hadley plans to use her newfound skills and knowledge to set up a distillery in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY LEE SIMMONS)
Kids from a MOSS Sailing Camp sail just off Canal Waterfront Park in Alberni Inlet during a day camp in August 2014. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

MOSS Sailing camps return to Alberni Valley

One-week camps designed for kids will take place at Sproat Lake

Kids from a MOSS Sailing Camp sail just off Canal Waterfront Park in Alberni Inlet during a day camp in August 2014. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Robert Gunn of Alberni Climate Action loads garbage discovered in the Alberni Inlet around Cous Creek into his canoe during a recent ocean shoreline cleanup. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Climate Action group creates NIC scholarship

Students attending college full time may apply through NIC

Robert Gunn of Alberni Climate Action loads garbage discovered in the Alberni Inlet around Cous Creek into his canoe during a recent ocean shoreline cleanup. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Francine Cunningham is an award-winning Indigenous writer, artist and educator. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Electric Mermaid online event hosts panel of Indigenous writers

Event takes place through Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Francine Cunningham is an award-winning Indigenous writer, artist and educator. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(News Bulletin file photo)

Question of the Week: June 16, 2021

Do you think it’s too soon to open recreational travel across the province?

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Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)

Coroners’ inquest into 2016 death of Port Alberni teen rescheduled for June 21

18-year-old Jocelyn George died of heart failure after spending time in jail cell

Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)
The Port Alberni Bombers are one of the newest teams in the VIJHL. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni Bombers to host first ID camp for roster spots

Roster spots for the Junior B team will be filled at the conclusion of the camp

The Port Alberni Bombers are one of the newest teams in the VIJHL. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The School District 70 administration office in Port Alberni. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

Vancouver Island teacher reprimanded for discussing vaping with students

Conversations took place at a secondary school in School District 70 Pacific Rim

The School District 70 administration office in Port Alberni. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
Alberni Brewing Company co-owner Heather Welsh said seeing restaurant full of people on May 26 was exciting. The craft brewery was open less than a week when B.C.’s provincial health officer imposed ‘circuit-breaker’ closures in late March to try and stop rising COVID-19 case numbers. (PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER WELSH)

EDITORIAL: Business survival takes heart—community heart

There is something to be said about living in a small town…

Alberni Brewing Company co-owner Heather Welsh said seeing restaurant full of people on May 26 was exciting. The craft brewery was open less than a week when B.C.’s provincial health officer imposed ‘circuit-breaker’ closures in late March to try and stop rising COVID-19 case numbers. (PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER WELSH)
The Huu-ay-aht First Nations have made housing one of their top priorities. A new housing development is being built in Anacla, with an estimated completion date of March 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY HUU-AY-AHT FIRST NATION)

PROGRESS 2021: Housing is a priority for central Island’s First Nations

Huu-ay-aht First Nations use multi-million-dollar grant for Anacla dwellings

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations have made housing one of their top priorities. A new housing development is being built in Anacla, with an estimated completion date of March 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY HUU-AY-AHT FIRST NATION)
Port Alberni’s BCHL ownership team is bringing a Junior B hockey team to the city for 2021-22. (SCREENSHOT)

Question of the Week: June 9, 2021

Do you plan to watch Port Alberni Bombers Jr. B hockey games?

Port Alberni’s BCHL ownership team is bringing a Junior B hockey team to the city for 2021-22. (SCREENSHOT)
The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni Bombers hire first-ever coach and GM

Saskatchewan coach excited to join city’s new Jr. B hockey team

The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jacob Bosse beats a defender in a race to the puck during a game against the Surrey Eagles in 2019. Bosse was traded to the Alberta Junior Hockey League in February 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add versatile forward from AJHL

Ethan Leyer is committed to play NCAA hockey with St. Cloud State University

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Jacob Bosse beats a defender in a race to the puck during a game against the Surrey Eagles in 2019. Bosse was traded to the Alberta Junior Hockey League in February 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for Port Alberni. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. File photo

Overdose advisory issued for Port Alberni, Cowichan

Island Health warns of increased number of overdoses

Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for Port Alberni. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. File photo
The ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek is no more as the ministry of transportation and infrastructure removed the unpopular litter magnet on May 21. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Question of the Week: June 2, 2021

Are you happy to see the ‘Locks of Love’ fence removed from Hwy. 4?

The ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek is no more as the ministry of transportation and infrastructure removed the unpopular litter magnet on May 21. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)