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Gary Bender and Wade Addy of Bailey Electric put lights on the Christmas tree at Harbour Quay

Harbour Quay lights up the Alberni waterfront

Come and help light up the Christmas tree at Harbour Quay tonight (Nov. 25) at 6 p.m.

Gary Bender and Wade Addy of Bailey Electric put lights on the Christmas tree at Harbour Quay

City of Port Alberni release design charrette summary

The design charrette discussed ideas to improve Johnston Road and the Northport commercial area.

The ADSS junior girls’ volleyball squad celebrates a barnburner win over Carihi High at the Island finals.

ADSS volleyball squad headed to BCs

This is the first time since 1986 that an ADSS volleyball squad has played in a provincial championship.

The ADSS junior girls’ volleyball squad celebrates a barnburner win over Carihi High at the Island finals.
BCIT students Milan Josik and Shannon Sears use hand motions to wave foward a locomotive while instructor Riv McIntyre looks on during the conductor training practicum at the APR Roundhouse last week.

Students get hands-on training with Alberni Pacific Railway

BCIT students completed their conductor training practicum in the Alberni Valley last week.

BCIT students Milan Josik and Shannon Sears use hand motions to wave foward a locomotive while instructor Riv McIntyre looks on during the conductor training practicum at the APR Roundhouse last week.
Enter the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce contest and win an all inclusive trip to China to see the Great Wall

Dreaming of visiting China? Win a trip of a lifetime!

You could win an all-inclusive tour through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou next spring valued at $2500!

Enter the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce contest and win an all inclusive trip to China to see the Great Wall
Dancers with the Urban West dance team rehearse for their performance of The Nutcracker which will be at the ADSS Theatre on Nov. 26.

Nutcracker hits Valley and Island stages

The Urban West dance team presents The Nutcracker in Port Alberni at the Alberni District Secondary School Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Dancers with the Urban West dance team rehearse for their performance of The Nutcracker which will be at the ADSS Theatre on Nov. 26.

Island business awards deadline Dec. 1

The nomination deadline is Dec. 1 for the 17th Annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards.

Alberni Valley Employment holds a Dress for Success event

The centre will hold a Dress for Success event, where they will give away professional clothing to those in need in the community.

George Field

Huu-ay-aht cultural treasures make their way home

Royal BC Museum returns several Huu-ay-aht First Nation artifacts as part of the Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement.

George Field
Joe Trail Memorial winners

Alberni lawn bowlers awarded trophies

The Port Alberni lawn bowling club gave members trophies and elected a new executive board at their AGM on Oct. 13.

Joe Trail Memorial winners

Disaster relief funding on the way for Alberni Valley residents

People living in Port Alberni, ACRD or Tseshaht First Nation could qualify for provincial disaster relief money.

Kim Blake of the Zattzoo Project decorates the corner window of the former Zellers building. The display was done as promotion for the Zattzoo project

Zattzoo Project deck out uptown window

The new display features musical instruments and pictures of local musicians who have competed in the youth Battle of the Bands competition.

Kim Blake of the Zattzoo Project decorates the corner window of the former Zellers building. The display was done as promotion for the Zattzoo project
Canadian Celtic musical group the Barra MacNeils will bring their Christmas concert to Port Alberni this Friday

Barra MacNeils visit Alberni Valley

The Canadian Celtic musical group will bring their Christmas concert to the ADSS Theatre on Friday, Nov. 18.

Canadian Celtic musical group the Barra MacNeils will bring their Christmas concert to Port Alberni this Friday
Port Alberni mayor Mike Ruttan

War exhibit opens at Alberni Valley Museum

"British Columbia's War, 1914-1918," opened its travelling exhibit at the museum on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Port Alberni mayor Mike Ruttan
Desja Walker

C’mon, Port Alberni, own the moustache with Haven Living

Haven Living is holding a promotion for the month of November in support of the Movember Foundation.

Desja Walker

Film looks at success stories in a new economy

A New Economy is a feature documentary about people making a fresh start towards building a new economy and will play at Char's on Nov. 16.

A tree has fallen across Lakeshore Road near Blower Road on Tuesday

Highway 4 closures imminent

A boil water advisory has been issued by the First Nations Health Authority in partnership with the Tseshaht First Nation.

A tree has fallen across Lakeshore Road near Blower Road on Tuesday
North Island College’s first-ever Parent Student Information Night will be held on Tuesday

Families invited to NIC parent night

North Island College is holding their first-ever Parent and Student Information Night in Port Alberni on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

North Island College’s first-ever Parent Student Information Night will be held on Tuesday
Port Alberni RCMP arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with aggravated assault after a two-month old baby was brought to BC Children's Hospital with critical injuries.

Port Alberni man charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault

Charges stem from an incident at a McDonald's restaurant that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Port Alberni RCMP arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with aggravated assault after a two-month old baby was brought to BC Children's Hospital with critical injuries.
Port Alberni RCMP arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with aggravated assault after a two-month old baby was brought to BC Children's Hospital with critical injuries.

Port Alberni baby critically injured

The two-month-old's father, Warren Alfred Baader, was arrested and charged.

Port Alberni RCMP arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with aggravated assault after a two-month old baby was brought to BC Children's Hospital with critical injuries.