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City budget: taxes and parking fines increase

Property taxes have increased by 2.2% and parking fines have nearly doubled in Alberni this year.

Coulson warns of uptown exit over graffiti

The Coulson Group of Companies wants something done about the defacing of its Third Avenue building or it will sell the property.

Repairs coming to Elizabeth Street

Road repairs will be conducted on Elizabeth Street compliments of $200K from the city’s land sale reserve fund.

Woman unhurt after sliding down Alberni embankment

A woman was lucky to walk away unhurt after being pulled from a steep embankment behind North Island College in Port Alberni.

Wheelchair lift completes the Alberni Athletic Hall

A new wheelchair lift increases the accessibility of the Alberni Athletic Hall and makes events more inclusive, MLA Michelle Stilwell said.

Mystery remains over Alberni sporting trophy

A silver trophy from a bygone era in the Alberni Valley was discovered at a garage sale in Keremeos but no one knows what it's for.

New cash surplus policy won’t impact SD 70 – yet

A new Ministry of Education funding guideline requiring districts to ante up cash surpluses for capital projects raises questions - BCSTA

Alberni man charged with attempted murder

One man is in hospital recovering from stab wounds and another charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Port Alberni on Wednesday

Alberni gets new pediatrician

Doctor Kofi Affram is the new pediatrician at West Coast General Hospital.

Hupacasath appeals FIPPA decision

The Hupacasath First Nation is headed back to court to try and keep the federal government from ratifying the Canada-China (FIPPA).

Alberni woman injured in Cathedral Grove head-on collision

A 46-year-old woman from Port Alberni is in hospital after a head-on collision near Cathedral Grove.

Alberni man dies in Hwy 1 crash in Duncan

An Alberni man is dead and another in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a single vehicle accident in Duncan on Sunday morning.

Comox doctor brings Syrian refugee camp plight to Alberni

Comox doctor brings awareness of Syrian refugees’ plight, plea
for help to Port Alberni

Re-establishing rail to Port Alberni will come: McRae

Re-establishing passenger rail on Vancouver Island had to start somewhere and the next step is to resurrect it in Port Alberni

Coroner’s service investigates possible human remains found after floathome explosion

The BC Coroner's Service is analyzing possible human remains found near the site of a floathome that exploded in Uchucklesaht Inlet in March

Alberni to boost parking ticket fines

Port Alberni drivers could be paying more for parking fines if all goes according to plan.

Alberni city council must all get along: Cole

Alberni coun Rob Cole has broken the silence saying leadership and team work—or lack of it—underpin the acrimony between mayor and council.

Alberni residential tax going up by 2%

Port Alberni homeowners will be paying approximately two per cent more in residential tax this year.

Ottawa trip still not in cards after mayor’s apology

An apology from Mayor John Douglas wasn’t enough to persuade his council to reconsider letting him go to Ottawa.

Police warn Alberni businesses about travellers cheque fraud

Police are warning Alberni businesses about a group of people who are trying to fraudulently cash American Express travellers cheques.