Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

SD70: trustees reverse decision on Alberni school closures

Lawyer's advice forces School District 70 trustees to rescind motion that would have closed two schools and re-purposed another in September

Bridge work coming for new Roger Creek span

Construction is set to begin on a new $3 million single span bridge in Port Alberni.

Agency plans satellite launches from West Coast

Space Launch Canada and UVic are building three space satellites, two of which are to be launched from the West Coast with three years.

Alberni city management wages on block

City staff in Alberni have been ordered to examine management and non-union staff wages with an eye to cutting them.

Alberni school closure decision stalled

Procedural issues have stalled a School District 70 decision to close two Alberni elementary schools.

Alberni council lashes out at mayor

The tension that has been simmering between Mayor John Douglas and Port Alberni city council is now a public visceral dislike

SD70: Gill, Eighth Avenue elementary schools to close in September

Alberni school trustees have voted to close Gill and Eighth Ave elementary schools and see all others retain their current configurations

School closure decsion won’t please everyone: SD70 trustee

There is no “good” decision to be made by School District 70 trustees about closing and reconfiguring schools in Alberni.

Council shaves $1 million from budget

Port Alberni City Council shaved $1 million from the budget at a pair of special meetings over the past 10 days.

Alberni Airborne head to Comox

The Alberni Airborne have lifted off for another season. The team is headed to Comox on March 8 for a play day tournament.

Mayor’s coffees grinds audit committee

Coffee invoices have prompted Alberni's audit committee to ask city staff to review policies around mayor and council’s spending.

City council nixes $500k in Canal Beach improvements

Alberni city council wants more community involvement and less city money spent to improve Canal Beach.

Tseshaht out $300,000 in Pallan bankruptcy

The Tseshaht First Nation is out more than $300,000 after a Campbell River logging company that owed it money declared bankruptcy

Pregnant woman, sons uninjured after being hit by truck in Alberni

A pregnant woman and her two sons escaped injury after being hit by a truck while crossing Roger Street at 10th Avenue in Alberni Saturday.

Should Alberni city council downsize?

First-term councillor Rob Cole says Alberni could cope with four city councillors instead of the current six.

Daycare board fears VAST crosstown move

Moving VAST to Eighth Avenue will impact their clients educational pursuits,said Hummingbird Daycare chairperson Laurie Hurst.

Man injured in fall on freighter

A crew member aboard a freighter is in hospital after falling from a stairway on the outer deck of his ship at Port Alberni’s deep sea port.

Teachers readying for strike vote in Alberni

Alberni Valley teachers are set to participate in a province-wide vote on a strike mandate, ADTU President Ken Zydyk said.

City to craft project budget surplus policy

A better accounting of City of Port Alberni projects which incur budget surplus positions is in order, Coun. Jack McLeman said.

Alberni students lead fight against bullying

A special Red Cross program is allowing Alberni high school students to teach younger students what bullying is and how it impacts others.