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Students dig agriculture in new high school class

Alberni District Secondary School students in Port Alberni are learning the A-B-Cs of agriculture in a new Grade 12 course.

Independent schools brace for change

Alberni independent schools are waiting for the fallout from School District 70’s Grade reconfiguration and school closure talks

Offsite digital backup saves firm’s files from fire

A unique offsite service that regularly backs up files on an engineering firm’s server preserved all data up to the night of the fire.

Hoops help KidsSport, others in Alberni

The numbers have been crunched and the Celebrity Hoops Basketball Game has doled out more than $13,000 to Valley community groups

Alberni Safeway bought by Overwaitea Food Group

The Overwaitea Food Group has purchased 15 stores in B.C. and Alberta and the deal includes the Safeway store in Port Alberni.

Alberni city council approves own pay hike

Port Alberni city council has voted 5-2 in favour of increasing their stipends. The mayor will now make $38,450; councillors: $17,041.

Sjoholm, Bread of Life part ways

Cindy Sjoholm has been removed as executive director of the Bread of Life. BOL board of directors are mum about why.

Councillors give nod to Roger Creek crossing referendum

Port Alberni residents are going to get to vote on a non-binding referendum about a Roger Creek crossing in this year’s election.

Partners in crimefighting: interns develop skills with Alberni RCMP

Police internships beneficial to RCMP for recruitment, VIU students for career choice

Suspect sought in Alberni gas station robbery

Port Alberni RCMP are hunting for a man who robbed the Johnston Road Chevron Station with a machete on Feb. 5.

Referendum would decide Roger Creek crossing: Chopra

A referendum on whether or not Alberni Valley residents would pay for a new Roger Creek crossing would settle the matter once and for all.

Wrestlers descend into Alberni for invitational

The 35th Annual Alberni Invitational Wrestling Tournament kicks off this weekend at the AV Multiplex.

‘Do nothing’ not an option: SD70’s Pinkerton

Options for closing and reconfiguring Alberni schools include closing three elementary schools. Eighth Ave slated for district office/VAST

IHN virus outbreak forces fish kill at Robertson Creek Hatchery

A virus outbreak has killed 60,000 steelhead at Robertson Creek Hatchery and prompted the involvement of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Coffee with…Alberni becomes home for French photographer

How does a photographer from France end up in Port Alberni by way of Calgary?

Dunn wins middle school wrestling meet

EJ Dunn won the middle school dual meet with AW Neill in Port Alberni on Jan 22.

Alberni council pay raise ‘a money grab’ : Taxpayers’ Federation

Alberni city council's attempt at a pay raise is a money grab and councillors can run for office in a larger city if they want more money

Kuu-us outreach program moves indoors

A special program that helps the Alberni Valley’s less fortunate on weekends is heading indoors until spring.

Bulldogs to face Grizzlies

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs square off against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Alberni city council close to approving own pay raise

Alberni city councillors are one step away from giving themselves a pay raise.