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Serious crime rates, alcohol consumption rise in Alberni’s health profile

Serious crime rates, alcohol consumption rise in Alberni’s health profile

Port Alberni’s Local Health Area (LHA) has the highest serious crime rates…

Serious crime rates, alcohol consumption rise in Alberni’s health profile
A fire in Beaver Creek destroyed a cabin early Thursday morning. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Fire in Beaver Creek claims one cabin, damages another.

An early morning fire in Beaver Creek burned down a cabin that…

A fire in Beaver Creek destroyed a cabin early Thursday morning. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
MP Gord Johns demands more time for tax fairness consultations

MP Gord Johns demands more time for tax fairness consultations

Johns is demanding the Liberals double the allotted time for consultations on tax fairness

MP Gord Johns demands more time for tax fairness consultations
More Aboriginal language to be taught in SD70

More Aboriginal language to be taught in SD70

A greater level of Aboriginal language education will be offered in School…

More Aboriginal language to be taught in SD70
PAACL celebrates 60 years in Valley with fundraiser dance

PAACL celebrates 60 years in Valley with fundraiser dance

Port Alberni Association for Community Living (PAACL) is celebrating 60 years of…

PAACL celebrates 60 years in Valley with fundraiser dance
Locally trained film and TV crew wanted to meet production demands

Locally trained film and TV crew wanted to meet production demands

North Island College offering film and TV crew training programs for subsidized cost

Locally trained film and TV crew wanted to meet production demands
Port Alberni Toy Run chairman, David Wiwchar, leads a pack of bikers to the Harbour Quay. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Watch: Port Alberni Toy Run draws hundreds of bikers

Hundreds of bikers travelled to Port Alberni from Little Qualicum Falls on…

Port Alberni Toy Run chairman, David Wiwchar, leads a pack of bikers to the Harbour Quay. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
The scene through night vision goggles being tested by Coulson Aviation crew members. PHOTO COURTESY WAYNE COULSON

Coulson Aviation tests thermal technology in preparation for Australian fire season

Helicopters were on and around Sproat lake testing NVGs and thermal cameras this week

The scene through night vision goggles being tested by Coulson Aviation crew members. PHOTO COURTESY WAYNE COULSON
The scene through night vision goggles being tested by Coulson Aviation crew members. PHOTO COURTESY WAYNE COULSON

Coulson Aviation tests thermal technology in preparation for Australian fire season

Helicopters were on and around Sproat lake testing NVGs and thermal cameras this week

The scene through night vision goggles being tested by Coulson Aviation crew members. PHOTO COURTESY WAYNE COULSON
Bulldog Ryan Steele takes the puck around Victoria Grizzlies’ Jacson Alexander during the home opener game on Sept. 15. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Bulldogs lose home opener against Victoria Grizzlies

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs lost their home opener against the Victoria Grizzlies…

Bulldog Ryan Steele takes the puck around Victoria Grizzlies’ Jacson Alexander during the home opener game on Sept. 15. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Groundbreaking begins on Beaver Creek Community Hall’s new playground. From left to right: Walter Tarnowsky, Catalyst mill manager, Nicole Steinbach, Beaver Creek Community Club, Dave Hosrst, club president and Mike Kokura, ACRD director. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Beaver Creek club begins work on new playground

The first step towards a new playground at Beaver Creek Community Hall…

Groundbreaking begins on Beaver Creek Community Hall’s new playground. From left to right: Walter Tarnowsky, Catalyst mill manager, Nicole Steinbach, Beaver Creek Community Club, Dave Hosrst, club president and Mike Kokura, ACRD director. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Lisa Marie Young’s family share the missing woman’s story at a gathering in Port Alberni for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. From left to right: Siouxsan Martin, cousin, Carol Frank, aunt, Moses Martin, grandpa, Richard Martin, uncle, Martha Stewart, aunt and Cecilia Arnet, grandma. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Nuu-chah-nulth families share stories of missing and murdered relatives

Stories and recommendations will be added to National Inquiry into MMIWG

Lisa Marie Young’s family share the missing woman’s story at a gathering in Port Alberni for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. From left to right: Siouxsan Martin, cousin, Carol Frank, aunt, Moses Martin, grandpa, Richard Martin, uncle, Martha Stewart, aunt and Cecilia Arnet, grandma. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Tracey Hall, Boomerang Cafe employee, enjoys the food prepared by The Starboard Grill team at the Community Employment Program open house. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Inclusive employment recognized in Alberni Valley

Port Alberni Association for Community Living (PAACL) helps employ individuals with unique…

Tracey Hall, Boomerang Cafe employee, enjoys the food prepared by The Starboard Grill team at the Community Employment Program open house. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
SD70 school naming and renaming process to be developed

SD70 school naming and renaming process to be developed

School District 70 is working on a process to move forward with…

SD70 school naming and renaming process to be developed
Lisa Marie Young’s family share the missing woman’s story at a gathering in Port Alberni for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. From left to right: Siouxsan Martin, cousin, Carol Frank, aunt, Moses Martin, grandpa, Richard Martin, uncle, Martha Stewart, aunt and Cecilia Arnet, grandma. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Nuu-chah-nulth families share stories of missing and murdered relatives

Stories and recommendations will be added to National Inquiry into MMIWG

Lisa Marie Young’s family share the missing woman’s story at a gathering in Port Alberni for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. From left to right: Siouxsan Martin, cousin, Carol Frank, aunt, Moses Martin, grandpa, Richard Martin, uncle, Martha Stewart, aunt and Cecilia Arnet, grandma. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Thief sent to treatment instead of jail

Thief sent to treatment instead of jail

A 40-year-old man with an alcohol addiction who stole from several liquor…

Thief sent to treatment instead of jail
Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run invite riders from across Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and points further east to their annual motorcycle toy ride this Saturday, Sept. 16, starting at noon from Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park parking lot.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Toy Run showcases Valley as most rider friendly community

In addition to fundraising more than $1.5 million for kids in need, the Toy Run spotlights Alberni

Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run invite riders from across Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and points further east to their annual motorcycle toy ride this Saturday, Sept. 16, starting at noon from Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park parking lot.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Alberni Golf Club requests annual tax exemption

Alberni Golf Club requests annual tax exemption

the tax exemption saves the Cherry Creek club about $25-$30,000 a year, says president

Alberni Golf Club requests annual tax exemption
Food donations needed for local charities

Food donations needed for local charities

Grocery bags will be turning up at some Alberni homes in hopes to be filled with non-perishable food

Food donations needed for local charities
Driver and passenger left uninjured after vehicle lands in Cameron Lake

Driver and passenger left uninjured after vehicle lands in Cameron Lake

Two people escaped uninjured after a driver drove into Cameron Lake on…

Driver and passenger left uninjured after vehicle lands in Cameron Lake