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Vancouver Island service dogs helping veterans deal with PTSD

Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs matches soldiers with trained puppies

Headless bear carcass found by dog walkers in Qualicum Beach

Conservation officers believe animal was killed elsewhere and dumped near subdivision

Trick-or-treating stirs up sweet memories for adults

What is your favourite Halloween candy?

Vancouver Island farmer says new USMCA deal ‘terribly weakens’ Canadian dairy industry

Clarke Gourlay of Morningstar Farm says trade deal will negatively impact his farm’s milk production

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

SAR squads perform technical rescue after hiker injures ankle near Cameron Lake

Woman was evacuated down steep mountain trail by stretcher on Sunday

Sixteen purebred lab puppies born in one litter on Island farm

Birthing continued for close to seven hours

Single vehicle crash near Coombs sends three to hospital

Accident occurred west of Koen Road Sunday evening

B.C. family urges parents to follow gut after toddler contracts E.coli infection

The cause of infection is unknown, but parents suspect it came from deer feces

B.C. man, 71, builds bike that can glide along unused railroad

Island Corridor Foundation says rail use not permitted on active railroad

Young musicians invited to perform at Port Alberni’s Youth Battle of the Bands

The Battle, in its fourth year, takes place at the Rainbow Room on May 26

Be Bear Smart with your garbage around the Alberni Valley

Bears are out of hibernation and looking for food

Lack of security: why Vancouver Island food production is on the decline

Big Read: agriculture a big, expensive commitment as advocates push to make us more food secure

Columnist Sonja Drinkwater ‘downsizing’ at Alberni Valley News

Celebrate popular Scene and Heard writer at April 22 retirement party

Big Read: locked out of the woods

Vancouver Islanders struggle to balance back country public access with private land protection

New manager at the Bread of Life hopes to ramp up volunteer base

Lynda Wright joined the centre in January as operations manager

Island Good program introduces new way to identify local food

Quality Foods is amongst the four stores involved in the program to help shoppers buy locally

UPDATE: Arson not ruled out in Beaver Creek house fire

A house on Beaver Creek Road and Wadena Road caught fire early Wednesday morning

Beaver Creek home destroyed in early morning fire

A house on Beaver Creek Road and Wadena Road caught fire early Wednesday morning

Alberni film maker getting worldwide recognition for short film on salmon life cycle

Peter Mieras’ short film I Am Salmon has been accepted to film festivals around the world