Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Alberni District Secondary agriculture student Makenna Cyr

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.

Alberni District Secondary agriculture student Makenna Cyr
Haahuupayak Elementary School board president Martin Watts

Independent schools brace for change

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

Haahuupayak Elementary School board president Martin Watts

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.

Jericho Road Church youth pastor Harold Lefty Williams

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

Jericho Road Church youth pastor Harold Lefty Williams
Port Alberni's Safeway is one of 15 in B.C. and Alberta that have been sold to The Overwaitea Foods Group.

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.

Port Alberni's Safeway is one of 15 in B.C. and Alberta that have been sold to The Overwaitea Foods Group.

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.

Allison McBride is a fourth-year criminology students at Vancouver Island University who is working on a four-month internship at the Port Alberni RCMP station. Fellow fourth-year student Taylor Galeazzi is joining her.

Partners in crimefighting: interns develop skills with Alberni RCMP

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

Allison McBride is a fourth-year criminology students at Vancouver Island University who is working on a four-month internship at the Port Alberni RCMP station. Fellow fourth-year student Taylor Galeazzi is joining her.
Port Alberni RCMP are looking for a male suspect who robbed the Johnston Road Chevron Town Pantry with a machete on the evening of Feb. 5.

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.

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for a male suspect who robbed the Johnston Road Chevron Town Pantry with a machete on the evening of Feb. 5.
A municipal referendum proposal is being advanced that asks residents if they support a new crossing over Roger Creek at 10th Avenue

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.

A municipal referendum proposal is being advanced that asks residents if they support a new crossing over Roger Creek at 10th Avenue
EJ Dunn’s Isaac McDonald

Wrestlers descend into Alberni for invitational

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

EJ Dunn’s Isaac McDonald
School District 70 director of instruction Jack Hitchings

‘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

School District 70 director of instruction Jack Hitchings

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

Photographer Laurence Subra-Bieusseas was born in France

Coffee with…Alberni becomes home for French photographer

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

Photographer Laurence Subra-Bieusseas was born in France
EJ Dunn wrestler Aron Badovinac

Dunn wins middle school wrestling meet

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

EJ Dunn wrestler Aron Badovinac

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

Seva Dhaliwal

Kuu-us outreach program moves indoors

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

Seva Dhaliwal
Alberni Valley Bulldogs goalie Connor LaCouvee stops a Powell River shot attempt in a game against the Powell River Kings on Jan. 26. The Bulldogs won 6-4. The Bulldogs next action is against Victoria on Saturday.

Bulldogs to face Grizzlies

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

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goalie Connor LaCouvee stops a Powell River shot attempt in a game against the Powell River Kings on Jan. 26. The Bulldogs won 6-4. The Bulldogs next action is against Victoria on Saturday.

Alberni city council close to approving own pay raise

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