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The ADSS Armada wrestling class of 2017 is ready to face the competition.

Ready for wrestling

The Alberni Armada Wrestling Invitational is taking place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4 in the ADSS gyms.

The ADSS Armada wrestling class of 2017 is ready to face the competition.
Former ACAWS executive director Joanne Silver

Rotary throws Mardi Gras fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Port Alberni will be holding their Mardi Gras fundraiser to benefit Literacy Alberni on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Former ACAWS executive director Joanne Silver
Beverley McKeen

McKeen plays Char’s

B.C. singer-songwriter Beverley McKeen will play at Char's Landing on Friday, Feb. 10.

Beverley McKeen
Jennifer Johnson

Update: Volunteers find missing hiker near Nanaimo’s Ammonite Falls

NANAIMO – Search and rescue technicians locate 20-year-old man who got separated from hiking group on weekend.

Jennifer Johnson
A combined Parksville/ Port Alberni/ Victoria team has qualified for the B.C. U18 Curling Championships after winning the Island playdowns Jan. 13–15.

Curlers bound for provincials

Winners of the 2017 provincial championships will qualify for the first-ever Canadian U18 Curling Championships.

A combined Parksville/ Port Alberni/ Victoria team has qualified for the B.C. U18 Curling Championships after winning the Island playdowns Jan. 13–15.
Morgan Dagenais attempts to pin an opponent during the Western Canada age class wrestling competition in Kamloops last weekend.

Armada win Western Canada age class

The ADSS Armada wrestling team had an outstanding team performance this weekend at the Western Canada Age Class in Kamloops.

Morgan Dagenais attempts to pin an opponent during the Western Canada age class wrestling competition in Kamloops last weekend.
Sarah Rust

Athletics come out strong on the pitch

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

Sarah Rust
Folk trio Tom Taylor

Bentall, Taylor, Ulrich to play at Char’s

This week, Char's Landing will welcome folk/bluegrass band BTU: Bentall, Taylor, Ulrich.

Folk trio Tom Taylor

Standout soccer

Alberni Youth Soccer U10 and U11 Rep teams competed in a Jamboree in Nanoose Bay.

Huu-ay-aht are ‘disappointed’ by decision to appeal

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations expressed their disappointment to learn that the Canadian government has decided to appeal a Tribunal decision.

Bulldogs’ goalie Carson Schamerhorn makes the save on a shot from Penticton Vees’ No. 8 Nic Jones

Tough weekend for Bulldogs

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs returned home from a rough road trip salvaging two points out of a possible six.

Bulldogs’ goalie Carson Schamerhorn makes the save on a shot from Penticton Vees’ No. 8 Nic Jones
Vancouver Island based roots rocker WiL returns to Char’s Landing for a performance this Saturday.

Roots rocker returns to Char’s Landing

Vancouver Island based roots rocker WiL returns to Char's Landing for a performance on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Vancouver Island based roots rocker WiL returns to Char’s Landing for a performance this Saturday.

Find your fit at Work BC’s career event

The Career Centre Team at ADSS is hosting a career education event for students on Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20.

Black Press hosts up-Island career fair

Black Press will hold another Extreme Career Fair in the Courtenay, Comox region of Vancouver Island.

Kali Nahorney

Robbie Burns supper returns

The Port Alberni Highland Dancers Association will be hosting the 34th annual Robbie Burns’ Supper.

Kali Nahorney
The Alberni Valley Curling Club’s youth team

Youth curling program seeking new players

The Alberni Junior Curling program is looking for new members aged nine to 18. No experience is required.

The Alberni Valley Curling Club’s youth team
Grade 12 Debate Club members Liam Allen and Aimee Beaulac prepare material for a pair of debate tournaments. The pair will attend a regional tournament Jan. 28 in Victoria.

ADSS debate club heads to regional competition

Students will head to the regional tournament Jan. 28 at Glenlyon Norfolk school in Victoria.

Grade 12 Debate Club members Liam Allen and Aimee Beaulac prepare material for a pair of debate tournaments. The pair will attend a regional tournament Jan. 28 in Victoria.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs beat the Prince George Spruce Kings 4-1 at a home game on Saturday

Bulldogs add new forward

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have gained forward Nicholas Rasovic from the Vernon Vipers.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs beat the Prince George Spruce Kings 4-1 at a home game on Saturday
A young Huu-ay-aht member walks with one of the nation’s cultural treasures during the ceremony.

Year in review 2016: Huu-ay-aht First Nations

In January the Huu-ay-aht First Nations made a significant investment in the community by purchasing 11 properties in Bamfield Inlet.

A young Huu-ay-aht member walks with one of the nation’s cultural treasures during the ceremony.

Impaired NYE driver found with children

A Port Alberni man, who was driving with two young children in his vehicle, was pulled over on New Years Eve for driving erratically.