Christopher Sun

Mail sort heads to Vancouver

Letters sent within Vancouver Island will be sorted in Vancouver starting Sept.16.

City registers small surplus

Port Alberni is $1 million in the black for 2012, which is more than double 2011's surplus.

Stirling Arm forest fire ‘human caused’

Fire burns less than one hectare of Crown forest land on Monday.

City’s top earners pull in six figures

Half of the 37 City of Port Alberni employees making over $75,000 are firefighters.

The Hawaii Mars waterbomber drops a load of water over Alberni Inlet earlier this summer. The BC government has decided not to renew the waterbomber's contract next year.

Future’s uncertain for Martin Mars waterbombers

Red tape ties up donation of one Mars bomber to a museum while the BC Gov't hasn't renewed firefighting contract on second waterbomber.

The Hawaii Mars waterbomber drops a load of water over Alberni Inlet earlier this summer. The BC government has decided not to renew the waterbomber's contract next year.

Nurses hired at WCGH

Six nurses hired on a nine-month contract at Port Alberni's West Coast Hospital.

Benita Schluschen and her husband Marcus hold up a radio frequency meter and literature on electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Wi-Fi waves causing sickness, says woman

New cell tower prompts Port Alberni woman to raise awareness of electromagnetic sensitivity (EHS).

Benita Schluschen and her husband Marcus hold up a radio frequency meter and literature on electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

New company awarded water taxi contract

Alberni school district signs $140,000 water taxi contract with Tofino Water Taxi.

Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director Bill Collette sits on a picnic table outside his office

COFFEE WITH: A voice for businesses

Bill Collette spent his summers living and working at a fishing resort in his teen years.

Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director Bill Collette sits on a picnic table outside his office
Tseshaht First Nation Chief Councillor Hugh Braker is demanding an apology from the federal government over news the government starved children at the Alberni Indian Residential School to conduct nutritional experiments in the 1940s.

Tseshaht First Nation condemns federal government over aboriginal ‘experiments’

Children denied food at Alberni Indian Residential School would break down fences to dig for raw potatoes, former student recalls.

Tseshaht First Nation Chief Councillor Hugh Braker is demanding an apology from the federal government over news the government starved children at the Alberni Indian Residential School to conduct nutritional experiments in the 1940s.
Peter Van Loan

Feds ante up towards Alberni container port study

Government house leader Peter Van Loan and Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney visited Port Alberni to announce $225,000 funding.

Peter Van Loan
Canada Post will close the Argyle Street post office in Port Alberni on July 19

Post office closure angers Port Alberni city council

Canada Post is reneging on its promise to keep a postal outlet in uptown Port Alberni, city councillors say.

Canada Post will close the Argyle Street post office in Port Alberni on July 19

Teen assaulted in Port Alberni leaves hospital

School District 70 superintendent Cam Pinkerton said the student intends to return to school, and doesn't want to be defined by the attack.

Port Alberni RCMP needs new closed circuit video system

Detachment is leaving itself vulnerable in possible civil proceedings due to aging video equipment, Inspector says.

No work for weedy sidewalks

City of Port Alberni decides against weed-free bylaw due to lack of manpower.

Alberni Roundhouse roof needs replacing

City agrees to pay half the cost to replace the roof of the roundhouse for the Alberni Pacific Railway.

SD70 byelection now Sept. 14

The Alberni Valley school district has set the date for its second byelection of the year to replace Tofino trustee Barbie Mayor.

‘Mix-up’ over water taxi contract: SD70

Alberni Valley School district scrambles to explain huge rise in costs for former water taxi contract on West Coast.

Port Alberni RCMP Inspector Mac Richards.

COFFEE WITH: Alberni RCMP inspector living his childhood dream

Inspector Mac Richards has a long history with law enforcement and Port Alberni, dating back to his childhood.

Port Alberni RCMP Inspector Mac Richards.
Pacific Coast University president Wolfgang Zimmerman

Pacific Coast University signs ground-breaking international deal

A contingent representing the International Social Security Association (ISSA) visited Pacific Coast University last week.

Pacific Coast University president Wolfgang Zimmerman