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Loggers’ derby draws close to 500 anglers to Alberni Inlet

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

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.

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

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 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.

Acoustic artist to play at Char’s Landing

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

Sunday proved tricky for Alberni Valley motorists

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

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.

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

Alberni Valley Bulldogs to play final home game this Saturday

City to continue budget meetings

Council continues review of the 2017-2021 draft financial plan

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.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake detected north of Powell River

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

Port Alberni Midget Bulldogs win Division 1 banner

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

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.

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

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

Impaired driver flees the scene of crash

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

Port Alberni population shrinks, B.C. grows

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

Canada Summer Jobs deadline extended

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