Elena Rardon

Port Alberni’s RCMP station on Morton Street. GOOGLE PHOTO

Port Alberni RCMP see crime rising in rural areas in 2022

RCMP planning more patrols in Bamfield

Port Alberni’s RCMP station on Morton Street. GOOGLE PHOTO
Tugboats float the outfall for the City of Port Alberni’s wastewater treatment plant out into Alberni Harbour. (CITY OF PORT ALBERNI PHOTO)
Tugboats float the outfall for the City of Port Alberni’s wastewater treatment plant out into Alberni Harbour. (CITY OF PORT ALBERNI PHOTO)
Oktiv6 performs at the Five Acre Co. Summer Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Oktiv6 performs at the Five Acre Co. Summer Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A young passenger waves from a truck in the Thunder in the Valley’s “Keeping the Dream Alive” cruise on Saturday, Aug. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Cars cruise through Port Alberni to keep the racing dream alive

Alberni Valley Drag Racing Association is fundraising for a permanent facility

A young passenger waves from a truck in the Thunder in the Valley’s “Keeping the Dream Alive” cruise on Saturday, Aug. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Island Corridor Foundation wants to restore train service to Vancouver Island. (Scott Stanfield photo)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board supports return of rail

Island Corridor Foundation wants to see rail service resurrected on Vancouver Island

The Island Corridor Foundation wants to restore train service to Vancouver Island. (Scott Stanfield photo)
A big screen has been installed by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena in the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add new LED screen to Dawg Pound arsenal

Screen will enhance viewer experience with player stats, video, says club president

A big screen has been installed by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena in the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
David Symington of the Port Alberni Black Sheep leads young rugby players in a drill during a BC Grassroots Rugby camp on July 13. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni rugby summer camps grow in popularity

Grassroots Rugby Foundation returns for a second year

David Symington of the Port Alberni Black Sheep leads young rugby players in a drill during a BC Grassroots Rugby camp on July 13. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni’s Maxx Bodaly gets some air as he takes off from the starting line at Rumble on the Runway in Port McNeill on Sunday, July 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Drag racers in Port Alberni are keeping the dream alive that they will race again

Two-day car show and cruise designed to keep ‘Thunder in the Valley’ rumbling

Port Alberni’s Maxx Bodaly gets some air as he takes off from the starting line at Rumble on the Runway in Port McNeill on Sunday, July 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Glen Henderson of 61 Nickel Guitar stands with some of his cigar box guitars that will be headed to the Filberg Festival. More cigar boxes are visible on the shelf behind him. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni artist makes recycled music

Glen Henderson’s cigar box guitars are headed to Filberg Festival this month

Glen Henderson of 61 Nickel Guitar stands with some of his cigar box guitars that will be headed to the Filberg Festival. More cigar boxes are visible on the shelf behind him. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A Community Safety Building is currently under construction in Port Alberni’s Uptown District on Third Avenue. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

City of Port Alberni earns B.C. award for uptown revitalization plan

Implementation of Uptown District Revitalization Strategy already happening

A Community Safety Building is currently under construction in Port Alberni’s Uptown District on Third Avenue. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A Port Alberni pitcher attempts to strike out a batter for the Ladysmith Lightning on Sunday, July 10. Ladysmith ended up winning the game 11-1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni hosts U15 softball provincials

Abbotsford Outlaws named provincial champions

A Port Alberni pitcher attempts to strike out a batter for the Ladysmith Lightning on Sunday, July 10. Ladysmith ended up winning the game 11-1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Declan Fines and Rhys Galloway have been selected to represent Vancouver Island at the BC Summer Games later this year. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni lacrosse players headed to BC Summer Games

Games will take place from July 21-24 in Prince George

Declan Fines and Rhys Galloway have been selected to represent Vancouver Island at the BC Summer Games later this year. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Bread of Life Warming Centre was open during extreme weather. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Temporary shelter approved at Bread of Life in Port Alberni

Some neighbours opposed, others in favour of shelter

The Bread of Life Warming Centre was open during extreme weather. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Alberni Valley firefighters battle a house fire on Thompson Road on Tuesday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Three occupants escape a house fire on Thompson Road in Beaver Creek

House fire was the second in two days in Alberni Valley

Alberni Valley firefighters battle a house fire on Thompson Road on Tuesday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A racer takes a lap around Sproat Lake during the regatta on Sunday, July 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

‘Lightning on the Lake’ regatta returns to Sproat Lake

Event was dedicated to Joe Van Bergen and Peter Sevigny

A racer takes a lap around Sproat Lake during the regatta on Sunday, July 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Members of Tseshaht First Nation perform a prayer song at Tsehaht Market for Amber Manthorne on Sunday, June 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Friends, family gather for strength as search for missing Port Alberni woman continues

RCMP, volunteer search and rescue squads continue to search for Amber Manthorne

Members of Tseshaht First Nation perform a prayer song at Tsehaht Market for Amber Manthorne on Sunday, June 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Members of Tseshaht First Nation perform a prayer song at Tsehaht Market for Amber Manthorne on Sunday, June 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Friends, family gather for strength as search for missing Port Alberni woman continues

RCMP, volunteer search and rescue squads continue to search for Amber Manthorne

Members of Tseshaht First Nation perform a prayer song at Tsehaht Market for Amber Manthorne on Sunday, June 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Amber Manthorne, who is missing from the Alberni Valley. Her vehicle was located Saturday, July 9 south of Nanaimo, but Manthorne is still missing (PHOTO COURTESY RCMP)

Port Alberni woman’s car found in Nanaimo, but woman is still missing

No one has heard from Amber Manthorne since July 6, say RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Amber Manthorne, who is missing from the Alberni Valley. Her vehicle was located Saturday, July 9 south of Nanaimo, but Manthorne is still missing (PHOTO COURTESY RCMP)
Dragon Martial Arts and Denaye Melenius Real Estate hosted a self-defence class on June 21 as a fundraiser for Sage Haven. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni realtor, black belt instructor team up for self-defence fundraiser

Self-defence class was offered to girls and women, with proceeds aiding Sage Haven Society

Dragon Martial Arts and Denaye Melenius Real Estate hosted a self-defence class on June 21 as a fundraiser for Sage Haven. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A mother cat and her four kittens were abandoned outside of the SPCA overnight on July 5. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Anonymous person dumps kittens at Port Alberni SPCA, steals cans left for donation

Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA overrun with surrendered, rescued cats right now, say staff

A mother cat and her four kittens were abandoned outside of the SPCA overnight on July 5. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)