Susan Quinn

Get outdoors and get active with parkour

Echo Centre is again offering summer parkour classes to kids for both beginner and intermediate ages.

Lacrosse player Brett Bilodeau gains new experiences from Team BC tryouts

Although the 11-year-old didn’t make the squad, Bilodeau says the experience has motivated him to go further with his lacrosse career.

Pacific Coast University applies for expansion grant

Six years after opening in Port Alberni, Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences has applied for a federal grant to expand.

New mural for Capitol Theatre depicts historic photograph

Artist Shayne Lloyd will be painting a mural of an historic photograph of the Capitol Theatre on the Fourth Avenue side of the theatre.

Spark in sauna results in pool evacuation

An adult swim session at Port Alberni's Echo Pool got a little exciting when someone spotted sparks in the sauna unit.

Exercise Coastal Response continues in Port Alberni

The massive 9.0 magnitude 'fake quake' hit on Monday. Now crews are on the waterfront dealing with tsunami 'damage' in multi-agency event.

Learn about ‘Light Years’ at the Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Night

Caroline Woodward, author of Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper will present a slideshow on Thursday, May 26.

Steamed up at Port Alberni’s Industrial Heritage Centre

Friday was all about the steam outside the Industrial Heritage Centre as volunteers fired up a couple of their heritage machines.

Chinook fry released into Alberni Inlet

Fourth year for West Coast Aquatic's salmon enhancement efforts; returns expected for 2016.

Golden pair

Joyce and Fred Luecke came home from the BC provincial carpet bowling championships in Telkwa, BC with gold medals in the pairs event.

BCHL: Hayduk gone from Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ bench

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have not renewed assistant GM/ coach Adam Hayduk's contract. Equipment manager Damon Pugerude is also gone.

Ducks race for MS along the Kitsuksis

A ducky event will take over Blair Park and Kitsuksis Creek this Sunday, May 8 as the inaugural Mother’s Day Duck Derby kicks at noon.

Van Isle Ford steps up to help Fort McMurray fire victims

Ford dealer will raise funds for fire victims at John Howitt Elementary event in Port Alberni on May 7.

Coulson Aviation explains why the Martin Mars is not in Fort McMurray

Port Alberni-based company has sent a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter to Alberta and offered a C-130 tanker as well.

Near miss on Johnston Road sidewalk for runaway vehicle

A car narrowly missed smashing into several businesses on lower Johnston Road on Friday after losing its brakes.

Accused in court over stabbing

Coby Harold Felsman, 39, and Kelita Yvonne Sieber, 32, both from Port Alberni, have each been charged in an April 21 stabbing

Firefighters kick off boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy

Alberni Valley firefighters will be out and about the community April 29–30 collecting donations for their annual Muscular Dystrophy drive.

Salmon Fest at Clutesi for one more season

The Port Alberni Salmon Festival will return to Clutesi Haven Marina for one more season, says organizer Dan Washington.

Mini World Cup comes to turf

AV Minor Soccer is hosting the Mini World Cup from April 30-May 1.

Work begins on Lady Rose expansion

A barge with a crane was towed into Harbour Quay last week so some dredging could be done next to the Lady Rose Marine dock.