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Coaching vet pens baseball tome

A veteran coach from Port Alberni has hit a home run with a book about baseball on Vancouver Island.

HFN mulls legalities of FIPA

Hupacasath First Nation officials are mulling over their legal options after Canada ratifies FIPA.

Alberni athletes rule NAIG

Alberni aboriginal athletes pulled in two gold medals and one silver medals at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games.

First Nation’s welcome sign vandalized with chainsaw in Alberni

An outpouring of support is flooding into the offices of the Hupacasath after their welcome sign on the Alberni Highway was cut down

Three injured after car plows through cafe’s outdoor patio

Three people have been taken to hospital after a car plowed through an outdoor patio where they were sitting in uptown Port Alberni.

Fire season nears in Alberni

Fire season has arrived early in the Alberni Valley, Port Alberni Fire Chief Tim Pley said.

Alberni city council briefs

Short stories on the big issues in Port Alberni and the surrounding area.

Alberni residential school memorial vandalism shocks survivor

Police are on the lookout for whoever vandalized a memorial commemorating Alberni Indian Residential School survivors.

Huu-ay-aht bid on former Alberni post office building

The Huu-ay-aht First Nation has offered to buy the former Canada Post Office building on Argyle Street, chief councillor Jeff Cook said.

Group ponders how to power Huu-ay-aht LNG project

Huu-ay-aht and Steelhead LNG officials are pondering how to power a proposed LNG facility in Sarita Bay.

Former principal Ruttan turns to politics

Mike Ruttan has gone from being a man who was principal to a principled man who is running for mayor in Port Alberni.

City queues up ICE-T projects

An airport runway extension, train station, and waterfront improvements are being considered by council for ICE-T funding

Huu-ay-aht ink deal to explore LNG project

The Huu-ay-aht First Nation signed a development agreement with Steelhead LNG Corp.to explore building an LNG plant near Sarita Bay.

Police camp preps teens

A group of teens are getting real-life lessons in what an RCMP career looks like at a special camp that started this week at ADSS.

Student beats medical odds to attend grad

Grade 12 student Denae Edgar missed grad prom because of a medical condition but bound and determined she made it to the grad ceremony

Alberni Valley sees explosion of farmers-style markets

Alberni boasts three weekend markets—two farmers’ and one craft—and one seasonal mid-week summer market for residents and visitors alike

BC Liquor law changes impact Port Alberni

The city will have to flex its bylaw muscles if it hopes to have any say or influence over the impact of new provincial liquor laws.

City council expense policy changes coming

Councillors agreed that the manager of corporate services bring back a revised council expense bylaw and policy for consideration this fall

City leases Esso ‘beach’ for one dollar

Alberni city councillors voted to lease beach front property from Imperial Oil at their June 23 meeting.

ACRD rolls out agricultural plan

The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District agricultural plan is taking another step forward.