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Logger sports a family affair for Boykos

Logger sports a family affair for Boykos

Catch the Boykos in action at Sunday’s logger sports competition at the Fall Fair

Logger sports a family affair for Boykos
The former high school property on Burde Street may see home developments as early as 2018. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Former ADSS property sells to Vancouver-based developers

Single-family, multi-family and seniors’ homes planned for 22.8 acre land

The former high school property on Burde Street may see home developments as early as 2018. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
John Mayba, of the Alberni Valley Transition Town Society, invited the public to try and guess the weight of this large squash for the chance to win the giant plant KARLY BLATS PHOTO

That’s some squash!

Alberni Valley Transition Towns is holding a ‘guess the squash’s weight’ contest

John Mayba, of the Alberni Valley Transition Town Society, invited the public to try and guess the weight of this large squash for the chance to win the giant plant KARLY BLATS PHOTO
SD70 enrolment numbers remain similar to last year

SD70 enrolment numbers remain similar to last year

School is back in session after summer break and School District 70…

SD70 enrolment numbers remain similar to last year
Small earthquake shakes West Coast of Vancouver Island

Small earthquake shakes West Coast of Vancouver Island

A magnitude 3.5 quake hit eight kilometres northeast of Ucluelet.

Small earthquake shakes West Coast of Vancouver Island
John Hagen with a missing poster he put up in 2006 after his brother, Richard, went missing in the Alberni Valley. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

American family finds closure on brother’s 2006 death

Richard Hagen was last seen in the Alberni Valley on July 15, 2006

John Hagen with a missing poster he put up in 2006 after his brother, Richard, went missing in the Alberni Valley. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Crews respond to flipped truck on River Road near Clutesi Haven Marina on Saturday, Sept. 2. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Crews respond to two vehicle accidents on River Road

Emergency crews are responding to two separate vehicle accidents on River Road…

Crews respond to flipped truck on River Road near Clutesi Haven Marina on Saturday, Sept. 2. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
The Five Acre Shaker was held at McLean Mill from Aug. 10 to 13. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Success at the Five Acre Shaker

More than 1,300 people visited the music festival held at McLean Mill

The Five Acre Shaker was held at McLean Mill from Aug. 10 to 13. FACEBOOK PHOTO
BCHL: Bulldogs lose a close match against Grizzlies

BCHL: Bulldogs lose a close match against Grizzlies

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs lost a close match during their final home…

BCHL: Bulldogs lose a close match against Grizzlies
Student Leader, Shane Meyer, right, helps out NIC student Jaeden Hartt during the college’s student orientation day at the Alberni campus. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Enrolment strong at Alberni’s NIC campus

Enrolment numbers are strong at Port Alberni’s North Island College (NIC) campus…

Student Leader, Shane Meyer, right, helps out NIC student Jaeden Hartt during the college’s student orientation day at the Alberni campus. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Hiking to Kiixin Village will take folks through an old-growth rainforest trail leading to a protected beach with rocky ledges. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Tours offered to ancient Huu-ay-aht village

Free guided tours are available until the end of September

Hiking to Kiixin Village will take folks through an old-growth rainforest trail leading to a protected beach with rocky ledges. SUBMITTED PHOTO
A property owner on Katherine Drive, west of McCoy Lake, hopes to rezone large property to accommodate a subdivision. SCREEN SHOT

Public voices concern over proposed subdivision near McCoy Lake

The large property would accommodate 10 to 15 five-acre parcels

A property owner on Katherine Drive, west of McCoy Lake, hopes to rezone large property to accommodate a subdivision. SCREEN SHOT
The NTC will host a gathering for the families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Nuu-chah-nulth territory

NTC to host healing gathering for families of missing Indigenous women and girls

The healing gathering will take place at Maht Mahs gym from Sept. 12-14

The NTC will host a gathering for the families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Nuu-chah-nulth territory
The Industrial Heritage Society is hosting its 10th Antique Truck and Machinery Show on the Labour Day weekend, Sept. 2 and 3.

Antique truck show back this weekend

The Industrial Heritage Society is hosting its 10th Antique Truck Show on the Labour Day weekend

The Industrial Heritage Society is hosting its 10th Antique Truck and Machinery Show on the Labour Day weekend, Sept. 2 and 3.
Public hearing held tomorrow for subdivision proposal near McCoy Lake

Public hearing held tomorrow for subdivision proposal near McCoy Lake

Applicant wants to rezone large property to accommodate 11 five-acre parcels

Public hearing held tomorrow for subdivision proposal near McCoy Lake
A small fire has broke out near the north side of Cameron Lake. FACEBOOK PHOTO

UPDATE: Crews contain 0.72-hectare fire near Cameron Lake

Small blaze continues into Wednesday evening as firefighters remain on site

A small fire has broke out near the north side of Cameron Lake. FACEBOOK PHOTO
Port Alberni skies are a bit smokey today from wildfires happening in Washington State.

Washington State fires causing smokey skies in Alberni

Smoke is expected to dissipate by this evening

Port Alberni skies are a bit smokey today from wildfires happening in Washington State.
MP Gord Johns listens to constituents at the Tseshaht Administration Building on Friday, Aug. 25 before heading to Cathedral Grove on his “Ride the Riding” tour. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Gord Johns hears concerns while promoting cycling strategy across riding

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns left West Coast towns today to head over…

MP Gord Johns listens to constituents at the Tseshaht Administration Building on Friday, Aug. 25 before heading to Cathedral Grove on his “Ride the Riding” tour. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
MP Gord Johns listens to constituents at the Tseshaht Administration Building on Friday, Aug. 25 before heading to Cathedral Grove on his “Ride the Riding” tour. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Gord Johns hears concerns while promoting cycling strategy across riding

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns left West Coast towns today to head over…

MP Gord Johns listens to constituents at the Tseshaht Administration Building on Friday, Aug. 25 before heading to Cathedral Grove on his “Ride the Riding” tour. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Lucas Banton is chief of the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Fire violation tickets issued in Cherry Creek

Two separate open burns were reported last week in the Alberni Valley

Lucas Banton is chief of the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department. SUBMITTED PHOTO