Kristi Dobson

No. 7 Challenge shaping up to be iconic

The chamber of commerce is hoping to market Port Alberni as a destination for events.

Syrian family denied entry to Canada

The news was a disappointment to the Port Alberni Refugee Sponsorship Group.

Refugee family to arrive ‘soon’

Sponsorship committee has secured housing and is ready to welcome the family.

Pioneer Cottages rental dispute settled

Residents of Pioneer Cottages are happy with a settlement on the rental increase controversy that began last fall.

Owners of former post office building sign Salvation Army as first tenant

The former post office on Argyle Street will have its first tenant open for business as early as this summer.

Greek restaurant opens in Southgate

It has been in the works for six months but a new restaurant has opened in the former Dolce Vita location in Southgate Centre.

Variety gives ADSS student freedom on wheels

Emily Bylsma has experienced challenges that affected the whole family but is now making steady progress thanks to a large support network.

‘Accidental actor’ plays opposite DiCaprio

From his humble background in Port Alberni, actor Duane Howard has not let his recent success go to his head.

Mother turns in kids found vandalizing steam train

Kevin Hunter, WVIIHS president, said flares were seen inside one of the cars around 8 p.m. where it was parked in the rail yard.

ADSS band students prepare for trip to Cuba

Forty-five band students from Alberni District Secondary School will be spending their March 2016 spring break in Cuba.

Plans progress for Beaver Creek park

Last fall, Jillian Ralston put the wheels in motion to develop a new park in Beaver Creek.

Holiday donations not enough to feed the hungry year-round

Community support for the less fortunate is still needed following the busiest season for both the Bread of Life and Salvation Army.

Connect with Alberni’s young pros on Jan. 13

Alberni Connect is the first networking event of its type hosted by Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley.

Get your dance on at Harbourside Swing

A group of no less than forty youth have been spending Saturday nights for the past year learning to swing dance.

Alberni resident teaches yoga in Cuba

Jan Norman recently returned from her third trip to Cuba and her second one as a yoga instructor.

Rent increase on hold at Pioneer Cottages

Senior residents at Pioneer Cottages have a temporary reprieve until final decisions are made on an impending rental increase.

Dinner raises funds, awareness for refugees

A fundraiser on Saturday night brought in $6,655 towards the efforts of relocating a refugee family to Port Alberni.

First Shift looks to get more kids into hockey

In mid-November, 36 boys and girls between the ages of six and ten had the chance to learn to play hockey for the first time.

Seniors irate over rent spike

Senior citizens living at Pioneer Cottages on 10th Avenue have recently been hit with an unexpected $100 rent increase.

Seniors’ Santas

Volunteers ensure that Alberni Valley seniors have a Merry Christmas.