Christopher Sun

SD70 drowning in water taxi expenses

Water taxi expenses on the West Coast rose more than $100k in one year, prompting the Alberni school district to re-tender the contract.

West Coast school trustee steps down, forcing by-election in SD70

Barbie Mayor has stepped down as school district trustee in Ucluelet and Tofino, citing frustration at backdoor politics within the board.

Fish in jeopardy: chinook smolts’ survival hangs in balance

A private hatchery near Port Alberni might have to kill all 65,000 smolts it has stream-raised because DFO won't approve their methods.

Leila Sturgeon performs daily physiotherapy on her son Ethan

A breath of hope for Ethan: Alberni baby battles CF

Port Alberni family's world turns upside down as baby is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a common but fatal genetic disease.

Leila Sturgeon performs daily physiotherapy on her son Ethan
Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas finishes touring a school gymnasium

Opportunity awaits Port Alberni—in China

Mayor John Douglas hopes new relationships forged on trip to China will benefit Port Alberni.

Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas finishes touring a school gymnasium
Port Alberni fire crews battle a blaze at the restaurant portion of the old Tidebrook Motel on Gertrude Street in November 2012. The city has ordered the burned-out shell of the building to be demolished.

City gets tough with derelict properties

Demolition extensions denied to owners of two burned out properties in Port Alberni.

Port Alberni fire crews battle a blaze at the restaurant portion of the old Tidebrook Motel on Gertrude Street in November 2012. The city has ordered the burned-out shell of the building to be demolished.
Crews prepare to secure a water taxi to a new dock off the breakwater at Harbour Quay on May 22

New breakwater gets workout during Alberni Inlet cruise ship visit

Improvements continue at the breakwater in Alberni Inlet, spurred on by cruise ship visit last week.

Crews prepare to secure a water taxi to a new dock off the breakwater at Harbour Quay on May 22
Nurses rally for jobs Nurses from all over Vancouver Island arrive at the Hospitality Inn on Wednesday to protest proposed measures that could see nursing jobs replaced by care aids. BC Nurses Union representative Art Moses said changes are planned for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Island nurses rally for jobs in Port Alberni

Members of the BC Nurses Union flocked to the VIHA meeting in Port Alberni to protest changes in care levels and their jobs.

Nurses rally for jobs Nurses from all over Vancouver Island arrive at the Hospitality Inn on Wednesday to protest proposed measures that could see nursing jobs replaced by care aids. BC Nurses Union representative Art Moses said changes are planned for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Bruce Chapman

Speed Watch slows traffic in Alberni’s hot spots

Cars were obeying the speed limit along Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni last week as they passed the Speed Watch reader board.

Bruce Chapman
Members of the RCMP Central Island Traffic Services join other agencies in a road check on Sutton Pass

Agencies combine for road checks at Sutton Pass

The RCMP, conservation and DFO teamed up for a vehicle check at Sutton Pass, and the action was fast and furious.

Members of the RCMP Central Island Traffic Services join other agencies in a road check on Sutton Pass

City’s new ‘get active’ plan to cost $20K

Some Port Alberni councillors object to 'yet another study' over active transportation.

Members of Team Ethan—nearly 30 in all—travelled to Nanaimo to particpate in the CF Great Strides Walk on May 26. The team raised more than $5

Team Ethan raises $5,300 for CF Great Strides event

A team from Port Alberni has raised more than $5,000 for cystic fibrosis research in support of a little boy born with the disease.

Members of Team Ethan—nearly 30 in all—travelled to Nanaimo to particpate in the CF Great Strides Walk on May 26. The team raised more than $5
Last year's crop of Port Alberni RCMP Youth Camp rookies go through an inspection.

No RCMP youth camp for Alberni in 2013

Port Alberni RCMP will take a break from its youth camp in order to plan an even bigger event for 2014.

Last year's crop of Port Alberni RCMP Youth Camp rookies go through an inspection.

Alberni seeks regional coroner

Port Alberni has a second regional coroner's slot to fill. Do you have what it takes?

Latest cruise ship visit to Alberni on video

Filmmaker John Kenchenten captures the essence of the cruise ship Amsterdam's visit to Port Alberni, the only cruise ship visit this year.

Leila Sturgeon

Bus full of locals participating in Nanaimo’s CF Great Strides fundraising walk

Port Alberni baby born with CF is why about 30 people are participating in this annual walk to raise funds towards finding a cure.

Leila Sturgeon
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Male arrested in Alberni teen’s assault

A Port Alberni man was arrested Wednesday in connection to the sexual assault of a teenager. Charges have not been laid.

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