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Goodbye

‘Happy memories, incredibly grateful’: Prince William’s parting words to Canada

Heartfelt thank you, touching farewell as Royal tour ends for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Goodbye
Brad Harknett competes in the obstacle race on Saturday

Last mud races of year in Port Alberni

The last Island Offroad Racing event for 2016 took place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25 at the Alberni Motorsport Park.

Brad Harknett competes in the obstacle race on Saturday
Bursaries are still available for the VIEA Summit in Nanaimo.

VIEA Summit bursaries due Sept. 30

The Island Coastal Economic Trust is providing 20 bursaries for the VIEA 2016 summit

Bursaries are still available for the VIEA Summit in Nanaimo.
Open burning is now permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre.

Open fire ban lifted for Alberni Valley

All open fires are again permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

Open burning is now permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre.
Port Alberni RCMP are asking anyone with information on vandalism that occurred to construction equipment on Landfill Road on Sept. 22 to report it to police.

Vandals damage heavy duty equipment on Landfill Road

On Sept. 22, severe fire damage was caused to an excavator and Bobcat near the Port Alberni Landfill.

Port Alberni RCMP are asking anyone with information on vandalism that occurred to construction equipment on Landfill Road on Sept. 22 to report it to police.
City of Port Alberni workers and Port Alberni RCMP officers respond to a three vehicle collision on Tuesday

Three vehicle collision at Stamp and Roger

One person was sent to West Coast General Hospital with minor injuries following a vehicle collision on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

City of Port Alberni workers and Port Alberni RCMP officers respond to a three vehicle collision on Tuesday

Hit-and-run on River Road

A 38-year-old Port Alberni woman was the victim of a hit-and-run on Sunday morning.

Sports briefs: Badminton, curling and more

A curling jitney, badminton club, hockey and more on the Alberni sports scene

The 2017 Port Alberni Toy Run takes place on Sept. 17.

Toy Run hits Port Alberni’s streets Sept. 17

More than a thousand motorcycles of every make, model, size, and colour are expected to gather at Little Qualicum Falls on Sept. 17.

The 2017 Port Alberni Toy Run takes place on Sept. 17.

Film group ponders former Gill Elementary in Port Alberni

The North Island Film Commission is exploring the possibility of using the old Gill Elementary School site for a production.

Onlookers take in two restored 300 SL class Mercedes Benz vehicles at the 2015 Island Motor Gathering at the Viscount Aero Centre in Sidney

Gaining traction: Cowichan Valley track hosts Island Motor Gathering

The Island’s biggest automotive gathering prepares to showcase not only spectacular vehicles, but a new 2.3-kilometre track.

Onlookers take in two restored 300 SL class Mercedes Benz vehicles at the 2015 Island Motor Gathering at the Viscount Aero Centre in Sidney
Coast Salish artist John Marston and his mother

Vancouver Island Salish artist’s work to adorn BC ferry

Stz'uminus artist John Marston unveils design to adorn the new ship Salish Eagle on the Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands

Coast Salish artist John Marston and his mother
Conservation officer are urging people to leave two young grizzlies spotted on an island near Telegraph Cove alone.

A grizzly scene on northern Vancouver Island?

Conservation officers urging public to stay away as they cross their fingers young grizzly bears don't complete Island-hop

Conservation officer are urging people to leave two young grizzlies spotted on an island near Telegraph Cove alone.
Jordan Sandhu will be the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Captain.

Sandhu gets captain nod for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have rounded out their team leadership group for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Jordan Sandhu will be the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Captain.

Lost hiker found on Mt. Arrowsmith

The 21-year-old man was found on the mountain on Saturday night.

A pill was found in a mini donut purchased at the Alberni District Fall Fair.

Pill found in Alberni District Fall Fair mini donut

Island Health is investigating the contents of a small blue pill found in a bag of mini donuts at the Alberni District Fall Fair.

A pill was found in a mini donut purchased at the Alberni District Fall Fair.
Michelle Stilwell

Stilwell takes 400m gold with record performance at Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michelle Stilwell, Paralympian and Parksville-Qualicum MLA sets Paralympic record in women's 400-metre T52.

Michelle Stilwell

Alberni Valley Paint Out back in action

On Saturday, Sept. 10 artists will paint at Sproat Lake Provincial Park at various locations and on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Harbour Quay.

Antique truck show moves to IHS centre

The Industrial Heritage Society will host its ninth annual Antique Truck & Machinery Show on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4.

Proteau, Little vie for titles at Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateurs

Judith Kyrinis won three national titles—mid-amateur, mid-master and senior—with a 4-under 68 in her final round.