Elena Rardon

The Alberni District Secondary School musical theatre class will be putting on a virtual performance of Shrek the Musical Jr. (PHOTO COURTESY TARYN POTTER)

ADSS musical theatre class puts a twist on fairy tales

Shrek the Musical Jr. will be a virtual performance due to COVID-19

The Alberni District Secondary School musical theatre class will be putting on a virtual performance of Shrek the Musical Jr. (PHOTO COURTESY TARYN POTTER)
Dave Heinrichs, general manager of Alberni District Co-op, and Paulette Schwartz, manager of the Liquor Depot. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Co-op buys Liquor Depot in Port Alberni

Co-op members in Port Alberni will soon be able to enjoy their benefits when purchasing liquor

Dave Heinrichs, general manager of Alberni District Co-op, and Paulette Schwartz, manager of the Liquor Depot. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Community Policing volunteers Ricky Paul and Gerry Stewart patrol the parking lot at Northport Plaza on Thursday, Nov. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni community policing launches Crime Watch

New program will be ‘extra eyes and ears’ for the police

Community Policing volunteers Ricky Paul and Gerry Stewart patrol the parking lot at Northport Plaza on Thursday, Nov. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Volunteers decorate the Alberni Valley Hospice Society on Saturday, Nov. 28. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley Hospice Society lights up for holidays

New event is a fundraiser for society that runs Ty Watson House hospice and other programs

Volunteers decorate the Alberni Valley Hospice Society on Saturday, Nov. 28. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue (popularly referred to as “The Frigstad”). ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni city council to discuss Harbourview Apartments in-camera

Owner of the property failed to meet Nov. 12 deadline

The Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue (popularly referred to as “The Frigstad”). ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Rori Denness throws a javelin during BC Summer Games in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)

Port Alberni ponders bidding for 2026 B.C. Summer Games

Port Alberni last hosted the BC Winter Games in 2004

Rori Denness throws a javelin during BC Summer Games in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)
Captain Michael Ramsay of the Salvation Army is ready for the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in the Alberni Valley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

COVID-19 can’t stop Salvation Army’s kettle campaign

Innovation drives annual fundraising campaign for 2020

Captain Michael Ramsay of the Salvation Army is ready for the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in the Alberni Valley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Randy Brown, owner of Wintergreen Apartments on Fourth Avenue, has five trailers and a motorhome at the back of his property that he is renting to people who had been previously homeless. He wants to put 15 trailers on his property, hooked up to city sewer and water and BC Hydro. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Another Port Alberni property slapped with remediation order

The Wintergreen Apartments are on Fourth Avenue, across from the bottle depot

Randy Brown, owner of Wintergreen Apartments on Fourth Avenue, has five trailers and a motorhome at the back of his property that he is renting to people who had been previously homeless. He wants to put 15 trailers on his property, hooked up to city sewer and water and BC Hydro. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A painting by Port Alberni artist Jan Vriesen. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A painting by Port Alberni artist Jan Vriesen. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Port Alberni branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is attached to Port Alberni’s Echo Centre on Wallace Street. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Port Alberni branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is attached to Port Alberni’s Echo Centre on Wallace Street. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Roxy Manson of Port Alberni is collecting socks for the month of November. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni teen rocks with drive for warm socks

Roxy Manson is collecting socks to donate to people living in the cold

Roxy Manson of Port Alberni is collecting socks for the month of November. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Work was progressing on the Portview Landing apartment complex on Burde Street back in July. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley Community Foundation ‘checks in’ with latest Vital Signs report

High school completion rate in School District 70 has hit an ‘all-time high’

Work was progressing on the Portview Landing apartment complex on Burde Street back in July. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A tree came down on a mobile home on Tuesday (Nov. 17) morning. (PHOTO COURTESY CHERRY CREEK VFD)

Two injured as tree crashes through Port Alberni mobile home

The incident took place at the Mountain View Mobile Home Park on the Alberni Highway

A tree came down on a mobile home on Tuesday (Nov. 17) morning. (PHOTO COURTESY CHERRY CREEK VFD)
Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens is located on Russell Place in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Rainbow Gardens long-term care home

One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, but no residents have symptoms

Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens is located on Russell Place in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod battles for the puck during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ preseason comes to an end with 8-2 loss against Clippers

BCHL still hopes to begin regular season play in December

Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod battles for the puck during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni city council discusses the possibility of returning to in-person meetings during a Zoom meeting on Monday, Nov. 9. (SCREENSHOT)

Port Alberni city council will keep meetings virtual for now

Port Alberni city council will continue to meet virtually via Zoom instead…

Port Alberni city council discusses the possibility of returning to in-person meetings during a Zoom meeting on Monday, Nov. 9. (SCREENSHOT)
Piper George Batt of the West Coast Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band leads the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 293 colour party to the Field of Honour at Greenwood Cemetery in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni honours veterans in smaller Remembrance Day ceremony

The event was limited to 50 people, by invitation only, due to COVID-19

Piper George Batt of the West Coast Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band leads the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 293 colour party to the Field of Honour at Greenwood Cemetery in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni author Diane Dobson has put together a collection of childhood memories, with proceeds going towards the Ty Watson House. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni writer looks through the eyes of a child

Book raises funds for the Alberni Valley Hospice Society

Port Alberni author Diane Dobson has put together a collection of childhood memories, with proceeds going towards the Ty Watson House. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
An excavator works to remove contaminated soil from McLean Mill on Nov. 8. (PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN ROTH)

City of Port Alberni continues cleaning up after spill at McLean Mill

Cost expected to be in excess of $100,000

An excavator works to remove contaminated soil from McLean Mill on Nov. 8. (PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN ROTH)
Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni man sentenced in child-luring case

Case gained international attention in 2018 after ‘vigilante’ video went viral

Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)