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North Island College students now have more options to the traditional bulletin board, as the college has a new arrangement with a service, Places4Students, that helps find more homes for students. Photo supplied

New housing service connects North Island College students and homeowners

North Island College wants to help connect students with places to live…

North Island College students now have more options to the traditional bulletin board, as the college has a new arrangement with a service, Places4Students, that helps find more homes for students. Photo supplied
Alberni Elementary took home the district title at a cross-country meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2. (TWITTER PHOTO COURTESY PACIFIC RIM SCHOOLS)

Port Alberni school district hosts cross-country meet

Alberni Elementary School took home the district title

Alberni Elementary took home the district title at a cross-country meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2. (TWITTER PHOTO COURTESY PACIFIC RIM SCHOOLS)
In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied

North Island College launches innovative global learning plan

North Island College (NIC) is reimagining international education, with the launch of…

In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied
The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied

Accessible travel guides launched for the Vancouver Island region

The Vancouver Island Region now has a series of accessible travel guides…

The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied
A group of people in orange shirts gathers on Pacific Rim Highway on the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (PHOTO COURTESY TSESHAHT FIRST NATION)

Tseshaht First Nation seeks compensation for historical construction of Highway 4

Nation claims Canada failed to protect its rights over highway between Port Alberni and Tofino

A group of people in orange shirts gathers on Pacific Rim Highway on the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (PHOTO COURTESY TSESHAHT FIRST NATION)
Jane Atherton is the new chairperson for the North Island College board of governors. Photo supplied

North Island College selects new board of governors chair

The North Island College board of governors has selected Jane Atherton as…

Jane Atherton is the new chairperson for the North Island College board of governors. Photo supplied
From left to right: Curtis Leyenaar, Carolyn Jasken and Matt Mesic. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY TYEE CLUB)

Alberni Valley Tyee Club wraps up busy season, despite lack of Tyees

First place winner overall during the season on the adult side went to Matt Mesic

From left to right: Curtis Leyenaar, Carolyn Jasken and Matt Mesic. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY TYEE CLUB)
John Howitt Elementary School is located off of Tebo Avenue in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

RCMP determine abduction report near Port Alberni school was ‘unfounded’

RCMP say they have found no evidence to support the report

John Howitt Elementary School is located off of Tebo Avenue in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Steelworkers local 1-1937 Hall in Port Alberni is located at 4904 Montrose St. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

FORESTRY WEEK: Retired loggers’ social planned for Oct. 4

Anyone once involved in forestry invited to an afternoon of coffee and storytelling

The Steelworkers local 1-1937 Hall in Port Alberni is located at 4904 Montrose St. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Beverley McKeen will join Dee Cooper playing Char’s Landing in Port Alberni on Sept. 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY BEVERLEY MCKEEN)
Beverley McKeen will join Dee Cooper playing Char’s Landing in Port Alberni on Sept. 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY BEVERLEY MCKEEN)
Margaret Growcott and her new book, “Bales & Spires.” (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni author to read from novel at literary event

Electric Mermaid: Live Reads takes place at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Margaret Growcott and her new book, “Bales & Spires.” (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Hugh Grist (left) and Stephen Forrest (right) won silver medals at the District Singles Championships for lawn bowling. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

Port Alberni lawn bowlers win silver

Three Port Alberni bowlers competed at District Singles Championships

Hugh Grist (left) and Stephen Forrest (right) won silver medals at the District Singles Championships for lawn bowling. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)
The Cheng Squared Duo will open the 2022-23 season for the Alberni Classical Concerts Society. (PHOTO COURTESY HARALD HOFFMANN)
The Cheng Squared Duo will open the 2022-23 season for the Alberni Classical Concerts Society. (PHOTO COURTESY HARALD HOFFMANN)
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Fall Fair weekend in Port Alberni marred by bear-spraying incident

Fall Fair weekend sees increase in calls for service, say RCMP

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LETTER: Consider state of city as election approaches

With local elections approaching, we will soon be hearing self-praises and accomplishments…

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Artists will paint at Sproat Lake Provincial Park for the 10th annual Alberni Valley Paint Out. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Artists will paint plein air at 10th annual Alberni Valley Paint Out

Paint Out will take place Sept. 10 and 11 in Port Alberni

Artists will paint at Sproat Lake Provincial Park for the 10th annual Alberni Valley Paint Out. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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LETTER: Stigma not the answer to toxic drug crisis

During the first half of 2022, there were at least 1,095 lives lost in B.C.

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Students will be able to explore NIC’s Roger Street campus in Port Alberni during orientation this fall. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

In-person orientation returns to North Island College’s Port Alberni campus

Orientation events will take place Sept. 6, Sept. 7 and Sept. 13

Students will be able to explore NIC’s Roger Street campus in Port Alberni during orientation this fall. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Guitarist Andrew Janusson will headline Sunday Jazz at Char’s Landing on Aug. 28, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Guitarist Andrew Janusson will headline Sunday Jazz at Char’s Landing on Aug. 28, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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LETTER: Museum exhibit makes an impression on writer

‘Emergence’ is on display at Alberni Valley Museum until Sept. 3

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