Staff Writer

Don Deforest

Loggers’ derby draws close to 500 anglers to Alberni Inlet

The annual Sproat loggers’ fishing derby was held at Poett Nook Marina early March

Don Deforest
The Port Alberni Athletics U15 Girls' soccer team will play next on April 30 for the U15 Island Cup.

Alberni U15 girls’ soccer team play for Island Cup

The Port Alberni Athletics U15 Girls' soccer team have continued in their defence as champions of Vancouver Island.

The Port Alberni Athletics U15 Girls' soccer team will play next on April 30 for the U15 Island Cup.

Black Press launches reader survey

There are two regional $1,000 prizes to be won for completing the survey.

Residents invited to wastewater treatment open house

The City of Port Alberni is hosting an open house at Echo Centre on Wednesday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for a suspect or suspects involved in a break and enter at a Port Alberni liquor store on March 2

Stolen vehicle used to break into a Port Alberni liquor store

A liquor store in the 5000 block of Johnston Road was broken into on March 2 around 1 a.m.

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for a suspect or suspects involved in a break and enter at a Port Alberni liquor store on March 2
Port Alberni RCMP are seeking the suspect involved in a hit and run on Maebelle Road on March 2.

Port Alberni RCMP search for suspect in Maebelle Road hit and run

The suspect vehicle is described as an older, dark purple Sedan with an “N” on the back of the car.

Port Alberni RCMP are seeking the suspect involved in a hit and run on Maebelle Road on March 2.
Char’s Landing will welcome Nanaimo alt-folk singer-songwriter Sean Patton on March 4.

Acoustic artist to play at Char’s Landing

Nanaimo acoustic singer-songwriter Sean Patton will play at Char’s Landing on March 4.

Char’s Landing will welcome Nanaimo alt-folk singer-songwriter Sean Patton on March 4.
Five Port Alberni residents arrested in aggravated assault investigation

Sunday proved tricky for Alberni Valley motorists

Members of the Port Alberni RCMP were kept busy this past Sunday with several motor vehicle accidents.

Five Port Alberni residents arrested in aggravated assault investigation
North Island College biology Instructor Aisling Brady shows students the organs of a pig during at NIC’s High School Open House Wednesday.

Sparks fly at NIC’s high school open house

Port Alberni campus gives parents, prospective students some hands-on examples of what college could be like.

North Island College biology Instructor Aisling Brady shows students the organs of a pig during at NIC’s High School Open House Wednesday.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are out of the BC Hockey League playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs miss playoffs for first time since 2011-12

Alberni Valley Bulldogs to play final home game this Saturday

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are out of the BC Hockey League playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
The city of Port Alberni will be holding three more special meetings related to the 2017-2021 Draft Five Year Financial Plan.

City to continue budget meetings

Council continues review of the 2017-2021 draft financial plan

The city of Port Alberni will be holding three more special meetings related to the 2017-2021 Draft Five Year Financial Plan.
The front door to the No Frills Gas Bar is now boarded over

No Frills gas station broken into

An investigation is still ongoing after the Gas Bar at No Frills was the victim of a break, enter and theft this weekend.

The front door to the No Frills Gas Bar is now boarded over
The quake hit northeast of Powell River around 6:40 a.m.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake detected north of Powell River

Tremor felt in Port Alberni, Gibsons and other cities in the region, says Earthquake Canada.

The quake hit northeast of Powell River around 6:40 a.m.
The Midget Bulldogs with the Division 1 Island League banner.

Port Alberni Midget Bulldogs win Division 1 banner

The Van Isle Ford/Bowerman Contracting Midget Bulldogs have won a Division 1 Island League Banner.

The Midget Bulldogs with the Division 1 Island League banner.
Canvassers from the Alberni Air Quality Society will be giving away free moisture metres while conducting a door-to-door study on woodstove usage.

Woodstove usage studied in Valley

The Alberni Air Quality Society will be canvasing neighbourhoods with surveys in hopes to get a better understanding of wood heating usage.

Canvassers from the Alberni Air Quality Society will be giving away free moisture metres while conducting a door-to-door study on woodstove usage.
Five Port Alberni residents arrested in aggravated assault investigation

Longboarder collides with city bus on Beaver Creek Road

A 20-year-old Port Alberni man received non-life threatening injuries after hitting the bus' windshield face first.

Five Port Alberni residents arrested in aggravated assault investigation
Five Port Alberni residents arrested in aggravated assault investigation

Five Port Alberni residents arrested in aggravated assault investigation

A Port Alberni man was allegedly assaulted and confined over a three-day period.

Five Port Alberni residents arrested in aggravated assault investigation

Impaired driver flees the scene of crash

A Port Alberni man is facing charges following a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday night.

Port Alberni saw a population decline in 2016

Port Alberni population shrinks, B.C. grows

Recent Statistics Canada data says the Alberni Valley is down -0.4 per cent in population.

Port Alberni saw a population decline in 2016

Canada Summer Jobs deadline extended

The deadline for the CSJ employer application period has been extended to Feb. 3, 2017.