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Despite the rain more than 40 Alberni Valley youth soccer players came out to learn from Whitecaps coaches on Monday, Nov. 13. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Alberni Valley soccer players learn Whitecaps Way

Young soccer players in Port Alberni got first-hand lessons from Whitecaps coaches

Despite the rain more than 40 Alberni Valley youth soccer players came out to learn from Whitecaps coaches on Monday, Nov. 13. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Stage West School of Performing Arts dancers, from left to right, Alexa Morgan, Payton Evans, Megan Ma and Faith Morgan, practice for the upcoming performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Nov. 25. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Nutcracker performance kicks off holiday season in Alberni

The show will be at the ADSS Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 25

Stage West School of Performing Arts dancers, from left to right, Alexa Morgan, Payton Evans, Megan Ma and Faith Morgan, practice for the upcoming performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Nov. 25. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Members of the Port Alberni Starfleet Deep Space Port chapter with Salvation Army kettle coordinator, right, encourage Alberni Valley groups to ‘adopt a kettle’ for a day. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Star Trek fan club challenges Alberni groups to ‘adopt a kettle’

The Salvation Army annual Christmas kettle drives begins Nov. 24, volunteers needed.

Members of the Port Alberni Starfleet Deep Space Port chapter with Salvation Army kettle coordinator, right, encourage Alberni Valley groups to ‘adopt a kettle’ for a day. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
The City of Port Alberni will purchase three new garbage trucks. PHOTO PORTALBERNI.CA

City to spend close to $1 million on new garbage trucks

Council approved the purchase of three new trucks for Port Alberni

The City of Port Alberni will purchase three new garbage trucks. PHOTO PORTALBERNI.CA
Port Alberni’s Angel Magnussen, second from left, competes in the Novice Bikini category at a Vancouver bodybuilding competition. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Port Alberni’s Angel Magnussen shows heart at bodybuilding competition

The 21 year old with down syndrome took home the Heart Award

Port Alberni’s Angel Magnussen, second from left, competes in the Novice Bikini category at a Vancouver bodybuilding competition. FACEBOOK PHOTO
Port Alberni man stabbed Tuesday evening

Port Alberni man stabbed Tuesday evening

The 45 year old was found by RCMP on Gertrude Street

Port Alberni man stabbed Tuesday evening
Women’s changing role in war

Women’s changing role in war

The presence of women in the Canadian military goes back over a century

Women’s changing role in war
Tracey Hall, Boomerang Cafe employee, enjoys the food prepared by The Starboard Grill team at the Community Employment Program open house in September. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

LIFE IN THE VALLEY: PAACL celebrates 60 years of inclusion

Association provides support for Alberni Valley individuals with developmental disabilities

Tracey Hall, Boomerang Cafe employee, enjoys the food prepared by The Starboard Grill team at the Community Employment Program open house in September. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
People tour a protected beach during a tour of the ancient Huu-ay-aht village of Kiixin. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Hundreds tour ancient Huu-ay-aht village for pilot project

People came from around the world to check out Kiixin Village near Bamfield

People tour a protected beach during a tour of the ancient Huu-ay-aht village of Kiixin. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Ursula Henning, dressed in a Walk the Coast outfit, will model for the store at the annual Daffodil Luncheon in support of breast cancer research. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Fashion show raises funds for breast cancer, highlights survivors

Breast cancer survivors in Port Alberni will gear up in local threads on Thursday, Oct. 19

Ursula Henning, dressed in a Walk the Coast outfit, will model for the store at the annual Daffodil Luncheon in support of breast cancer research. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Students from John Paul II Catholic School welcome the 2017 Tour de Rock team at the Port Alberni RCMP detachment. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Watch: Tour de Rock riders visit Alberni schools

The 2017 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team travelled into Port…

Students from John Paul II Catholic School welcome the 2017 Tour de Rock team at the Port Alberni RCMP detachment. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Forestry taught to students at McLean Mill

Forestry taught to students at McLean Mill

More than 300 Alberni Valley students came out for National Forest Week on Sept. 28

Forestry taught to students at McLean Mill
A member of the Thunderbird firefighting unit helps an SD70 student learn techniques for putting out a wildfire during a National Forest Week event at McLean Mill. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Watch: SD70 students take part in National Forest Week

A National Forest Week event took place at McLean Mill on Thursday,…

A member of the Thunderbird firefighting unit helps an SD70 student learn techniques for putting out a wildfire during a National Forest Week event at McLean Mill. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Tour de Rock riders will cycle into Alberni around noon on Sept. 29 for a Boston Pizza lunch. ALBERNI FILE PHOTO

Tour de Rock team arrives in Port Alberni tomorrow

The public is invited to join the team for a Boston Pizza lunch and a dinner at the Athletic Hall

Tour de Rock riders will cycle into Alberni around noon on Sept. 29 for a Boston Pizza lunch. ALBERNI FILE PHOTO
KARLY BLATS PHOTO                                Raegan Dudoward, 15, was scouted to play fast pitch in the U.S. this fall.

Alberni girl scouted to play fast pitch in the U.S.

Raegan Dudoward will play 11 games in eight days during a collegiate tour with Canada Futures team

KARLY BLATS PHOTO                                Raegan Dudoward, 15, was scouted to play fast pitch in the U.S. this fall.
Bruce Connell, left, and David Bryce, second from left, from Literacy Alberni, raise donations for Raise-a-Reader with Alberni Valley Bulldogs Jackson Doucet, second from right and Cole Poliziani. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Literacy Alberni collects donations for Raise-a-Reader

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Literacy Alberni volunteers, with help from the Alberni…

Bruce Connell, left, and David Bryce, second from left, from Literacy Alberni, raise donations for Raise-a-Reader with Alberni Valley Bulldogs Jackson Doucet, second from right and Cole Poliziani. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Home destroyed by fire in Beaver Creek

Home destroyed by fire in Beaver Creek

This was the second home in two days that caught fire in the area

Home destroyed by fire in Beaver Creek
Square dance fundraises for Alberni Gleaning Project

Square dance fundraises for Alberni Gleaning Project

Hosted this year at McLean Mill, the dance will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30

Square dance fundraises for Alberni Gleaning Project
First Nations host traditional dinner for Tour de Rock team in Alberni Valley

First Nations host traditional dinner for Tour de Rock team in Alberni Valley

Riders will cycle over the hump and arrive in Port Alberni on Friday

First Nations host traditional dinner for Tour de Rock team in Alberni Valley
A driver takes part in an obstacle course on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Alberni Motorsports Park. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Watch: Offroad racers compete in obstacle course

Events taking place at the Alberni Motorsports Park Sept. 23 and 24

A driver takes part in an obstacle course on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Alberni Motorsports Park. KARLY BLATS PHOTO