Susie Quinn

Truck owners came from as far away as Alberta, Prince George, B.C. and Shirley, B.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hayes trucks at the three-day antique truck show at the Alberni District Fall Fairgrounds. The Industrial Heritage Society set up the three-day show. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Close to 100 heritage trucks show up for Port Alberni truck show

Three-day event celebrated 100th anniversary of Hayes, B.C.-made industrial trucks

Truck owners came from as far away as Alberta, Prince George, B.C. and Shirley, B.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hayes trucks at the three-day antique truck show at the Alberni District Fall Fairgrounds. The Industrial Heritage Society set up the three-day show. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa docks at SanTerm Berth 3 on Port Alberni’s waterfront, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

VIDEO: Canadian Naval ship arrives in Port Alberni to water salute, Indigenous welcoming

HMCS Ottawa will be open for public tours Saturday, Aug. 13

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa docks at SanTerm Berth 3 on Port Alberni’s waterfront, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The King Edward Liquor Store is located in the 3600-block of Third Avenue in Port Alberni, B.C. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

One person injured in robbery at Port Alberni liquor store

Suspect has been arrested by Port Alberni RCMP

The King Edward Liquor Store is located in the 3600-block of Third Avenue in Port Alberni, B.C. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Ben Jeffery of the Sproat Lake Watersports Association gets some air during competition at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. wakeboard, wakeskate championships return to Sproat Lake Aug. 12-14

Wakesurf competition happening at the same time at Sproat Lake Watersports Association

Ben Jeffery of the Sproat Lake Watersports Association gets some air during competition at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
BC Hydro will be releasing three pulse flows of water from Elsie Lake Dam to assist steelhead migration down the Ash River. The first pulse will take place starting Aug. 16, 2022. (BC HYDRO PHOTO)

BC Hydro plans three water releases into Ash River in August

‘Pulse flows’ from Elsie Lake dam to assist steelhead migration

BC Hydro will be releasing three pulse flows of water from Elsie Lake Dam to assist steelhead migration down the Ash River. The first pulse will take place starting Aug. 16, 2022. (BC HYDRO PHOTO)
British Columbia NDP leadership candidate David Eby plays a marimba with Susan Sigurdson, left, and Heather Shobe of Marim Bam Buzz, Saturday, Aug. 6 during a visit with farmers at the Spirit Square Farmers Market. Eby was on a tour of central Vancouver Island. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. NDP leadership candidate makes campaign stops on Vancouver Island

David Eby was in Port Alberni, Qualicum Beach and the Comox Valley over the weekend

British Columbia NDP leadership candidate David Eby plays a marimba with Susan Sigurdson, left, and Heather Shobe of Marim Bam Buzz, Saturday, Aug. 6 during a visit with farmers at the Spirit Square Farmers Market. Eby was on a tour of central Vancouver Island. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Season 4 of Island Crime podcast is ‘Finding Amber.’ Podcast host Laura Palmer delves into the July 2022 disappearance of Amber Manthorne from Great Central Lake near Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED ARTWORK)

Disappearance of Port Alberni woman featured in Island Crime podcast

Host Laura Palmer said disappearance of Amber Manthorne hits home

Season 4 of Island Crime podcast is ‘Finding Amber.’ Podcast host Laura Palmer delves into the July 2022 disappearance of Amber Manthorne from Great Central Lake near Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED ARTWORK)
McKenzie Carrigan, age 12, enjoys fishing for the big one during the 2021 AV Lions Club Bullhead Derby. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)

Alberni Valley Lions Club brings back bullhead derby for kids

Maritime Discovery Centre pier will be the place for fishing on Aug. 20

McKenzie Carrigan, age 12, enjoys fishing for the big one during the 2021 AV Lions Club Bullhead Derby. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)
Joseph and Clara Clegg. Joseph Clegg was born on March 13, 1875, in Salford, Lancashire, England. He married Clara Orange September 12, 1900. They had five children; Alice (1901), David Alfred (1903), Frank (1904), Lucy (1906), and Eva (1909).
The family moved to Canada in 1912. He was a photographer in Port Alberni from 1912 until 1945.
 Joseph Clegg died March 22, 1961 in Port Alberni and is buried here. Circa 1930. This is one of 24,000 photos included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online archives, accessible at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN21565 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)

A LOOK BACK: Portrait of an iconic Port Alberni photographer

Joseph Clegg turned his photography hobby into a career in the city’s early days

Joseph and Clara Clegg. Joseph Clegg was born on March 13, 1875, in Salford, Lancashire, England. He married Clara Orange September 12, 1900. They had five children; Alice (1901), David Alfred (1903), Frank (1904), Lucy (1906), and Eva (1909).
The family moved to Canada in 1912. He was a photographer in Port Alberni from 1912 until 1945.
 Joseph Clegg died March 22, 1961 in Port Alberni and is buried here. Circa 1930. This is one of 24,000 photos included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online archives, accessible at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN21565 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)
Jasper Amos pets a hedgehog with Penny Wouters, right, of Boots and Bridles 4-H Club, Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Fall Fair Night Market. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Alberni District Fall Fair night market becomes a bit of a barn raiser

July 22 event raised funds to replace horse barn destroyed in suspicious fire

Jasper Amos pets a hedgehog with Penny Wouters, right, of Boots and Bridles 4-H Club, Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Fall Fair Night Market. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni taekwondo black belt master, Warren Lee, right, receives his black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Miami from Royce Gracie, making Lee one of only four black belts in Canada under Royce Gracie. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Royce Gracie returns to Dragon Martial Arts in Port Alberni for weekend workshop

Gracie is a retired professional mixed martial artist who teaches jiu-jitsu

Port Alberni taekwondo black belt master, Warren Lee, right, receives his black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Miami from Royce Gracie, making Lee one of only four black belts in Canada under Royce Gracie. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Ksyden Jasken broke onto the Alberni Valley tyee Club leaderboard in the juniors category at the end of July 2022 with a 12.9-pound chinook caught with bait at Ten Mile Point. (ALBERNI VALLEY TYEE CLUB PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s 2022 ladder season ramps up as chinook start running

First leaders in both adult, junior ladders weigh in at the end of July

Ksyden Jasken broke onto the Alberni Valley tyee Club leaderboard in the juniors category at the end of July 2022 with a 12.9-pound chinook caught with bait at Ten Mile Point. (ALBERNI VALLEY TYEE CLUB PHOTO)
Helen Poon, Port Alberni city councillor for the 2018-22 term, also was the 2020 BC Liberal candidate for Mid Island- Pacific Rim. (FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni city councillor Helen Poon says she won’t seek re-election

Pre-election phase has begun for B.C. municipal election slated for Oct. 15

Helen Poon, Port Alberni city councillor for the 2018-22 term, also was the 2020 BC Liberal candidate for Mid Island- Pacific Rim. (FILE PHOTO)
Youth who are looking for a way to become involved in the search for Amber Manthorne have been painting rocks pink with ‘Finding Amber’ on the front and the tips line (phone 250-730-1544) written on the back. Manthorne has not been seen since July 7, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Hope is solid that Amber Manthorne will come back

‘Amber’s Army’ finds a way for kids to show their support for search

Youth who are looking for a way to become involved in the search for Amber Manthorne have been painting rocks pink with ‘Finding Amber’ on the front and the tips line (phone 250-730-1544) written on the back. Manthorne has not been seen since July 7, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Walter Tarnowsky, right, general manager of Catalyst Paper—a Paper Excellence Mill in Port Alberni, donates $2,000 to Ed and Naomi Nicholson for their second annual Chims Fest, happening Saturday, Aug. 6 at Chims Guest House. (PHOTO COURTESY NAOMI NICHOLSON)

Chims Fest mixes Indigenous culture, food, fashion and a love story

Education is key to reconciliation, say Tseshaht First Nation hosts Ed and Naomi Nicholson

Walter Tarnowsky, right, general manager of Catalyst Paper—a Paper Excellence Mill in Port Alberni, donates $2,000 to Ed and Naomi Nicholson for their second annual Chims Fest, happening Saturday, Aug. 6 at Chims Guest House. (PHOTO COURTESY NAOMI NICHOLSON)
The steam sawmill at McLean Mill National Historic Site was transformed into Kimble Saw Mill for the Punjabi movie ‘Fight for Rights’ (Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aaya), released July 29, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY MCLEAN MILL)

Movie filmed at McLean Mill National Historic site debuts on big screen

Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a premier Aug. 5 at Paramount Theatre

The steam sawmill at McLean Mill National Historic Site was transformed into Kimble Saw Mill for the Punjabi movie ‘Fight for Rights’ (Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aaya), released July 29, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY MCLEAN MILL)
Burde Street between Seventh Avenue and 10th Avenue is closed Thursday, July 28, 2022 while Bowerman Construction works on a watermain replacement. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Work begins on Burde Street watermain replacement project in Port Alberni

Traffic disruptions to occur on 10th Avenue at Burde Street Aug. 2–3

Burde Street between Seventh Avenue and 10th Avenue is closed Thursday, July 28, 2022 while Bowerman Construction works on a watermain replacement. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
(John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Alberni Valley Hospice Society brings back Butterfly Effect event

200 butterflies will be available for release on Saturday, Aug. 6

(John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Carolyn Jasken, with her first catch of the 2022 season, says the Alberni Valley Tyee Club is going back to its roots by taking over the annual Labour Day salmon derby in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY CAROLYN JASKEN)

Alberni Valley Tyee Club bringing back Labour Day salmon derby

Tyee Club started derby in 1939, and now takes over from Salmon Festival committee

Carolyn Jasken, with her first catch of the 2022 season, says the Alberni Valley Tyee Club is going back to its roots by taking over the annual Labour Day salmon derby in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY CAROLYN JASKEN)
Ground preparation has already begun on Timberline at North Park, the new seniors’ independent living residence being built at Anderson Avenue and North Park Drive. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Ground work begins on new seniors’ housing complex in Port Alberni

Timberline at North Park aims to allow seniors to ‘age in place’ with different types of units

Ground preparation has already begun on Timberline at North Park, the new seniors’ independent living residence being built at Anderson Avenue and North Park Drive. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)