Kristi Dobson

Lt. Michelle Cale of the Salvation Army

Salvation Army on Argyle is soon to open

The two Salvation Army locations will be housed together in the Argyle Street building

Lt. Michelle Cale of the Salvation Army
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Alberni Valley swimmers compete at provincials

Four Tsunami Swim Club members took part in the AA Provincial Championships in Chilliwack

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AV Multiplex volunteer Ron Doetzel and Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club coach and director of skating Jean Leshures are gearing up for the club's carnival production on Friday

Alberni skating club’s carnival on ice returns

Unique program makes Enchanted Forest skating show accessible to SD70 students

AV Multiplex volunteer Ron Doetzel and Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club coach and director of skating Jean Leshures are gearing up for the club's carnival production on Friday
Artist Andrea Cole has created the backdrop for the past six Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club ice shows.

Artist brings enchanted forest to life

Andrea Cole is the artist who will provide the backdrop for the Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club's Enchanted Forest On Ice.

Artist Andrea Cole has created the backdrop for the past six Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club ice shows.
Don Deforest

Sproat loggers hold annual derby

The Sproat Lake Loggers’ Winter-Spring Derby is held annually during the first week of March at Poett Nook Marina, down the Alberni Inlet.

Don Deforest
Luke Koning

Alberni’s own timber king

A locally born and raised construction entrepreneur has been chosen to be featured on a national television reality show.

Luke Koning
The Blake family met their homestay student

Students arrive from Abashiri

The annual student delegation from Abashiri, Japan arrived on Saturday and will spend a few days in Port Alberni.

The Blake family met their homestay student
Chad Samuel

Wheels rolling for Alberni skate park growth

A group of Port Alberni skateboarders are hoping to raise money to improve the city's current skatepark that was built 20 years ago.

Chad Samuel
Bread of Life board member

Bread of Life raising funds to offer seven days of meals

The organization is hoping the community will dig deep in their pockets to help out and count on the holiday season for generous donations.

Bread of Life board member
Janet Schackl

Alberni choirs join for winter show

Three Port Alberni choirs are getting ready for a seasonal performance on Dec. 4.

Janet Schackl
Longtime skating coach

Alberni Skating Club Carnival makes comeback

The Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club has an active group of members who are busy working on upcoming events.

Longtime skating coach

Alberni youth encouraged to try curling

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Alberni Valley Curling Club will host a clinic, designed for 10- to 13-year-olds.

Adding a spring league was a successful tactic last year

Soccer thrives in fall

Soccer season has started in the Valley and players now have the opportunity to continue playing through the spring season.

Adding a spring league was a successful tactic last year
Bob Collins of Arrowvale Farm and Campground checks on his passengers during a hayride at the farm on Sunday. Hayrides are happening again this weekend.

Halloween hijinx abound

Halloween in just around the corner and there is plenty of activities in Alberni this week for people of all ages.

Bob Collins of Arrowvale Farm and Campground checks on his passengers during a hayride at the farm on Sunday. Hayrides are happening again this weekend.

Badmington going strong in Alberni

The indoor racket sport, open to all ages, has just begun a new season and is open to all levels and abilities.

Brad Piatka’s sister

Brad Piatka’s legacy will carry on in Alberni

The sudden passing of renowned local artist Brad Piatka came as a shock to his family and friends.

Brad Piatka’s sister
Volunteers of FAVAS

Alberni parents provide artistic opportunities

A small group of parents are hoping to make a big impact on the arts in Port Alberni.

Volunteers of FAVAS
Wholesome Meals on Wheels volunteer Gail Acker loads a stack of totes filled with hot meals to deliver to home-bound residents in Port Alberni. Meals on Wheels will be one of several organizations at the Volunteer Fair on Wednesday

Alberni Valley volunteer fair returns Sept. 21

Many organizations in Port Alberni are facing the challenge of a lack of volunteers.

Wholesome Meals on Wheels volunteer Gail Acker loads a stack of totes filled with hot meals to deliver to home-bound residents in Port Alberni. Meals on Wheels will be one of several organizations at the Volunteer Fair on Wednesday
Lt. Michelle Cale and Michael Sutherland

Argyle Street building progressing steadily

The Salvation Army will occupy the main floor of the former federal building, now called Libberock.

Lt. Michelle Cale and Michael Sutherland
Ashleigh Clark got her big break in radio as afternoon host on 93.3 The Peak

Peak DJ bids Valley goodbye

Ashleigh Clark is saying goodbye to her Peak radio gig and the Alberni Valley after two years as the 'afternoon drive' host.

Ashleigh Clark got her big break in radio as afternoon host on 93.3 The Peak