Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

School closures, reconfiguration on table in Alberni

A deficit budget and declining enrolment are forcing School District 70 to look at closing multiple schools and reconfiguring grades.

Brandon Olebar

Wrongfully convicted Nuu-chah-nulth man released from prison

After spending a decade behind bars­—his entire 20s—Brandon Olebar, who is Nuu-chah-nulth, struggles to find his identity again

Brandon Olebar

Alberni educators weigh impact of class-size court ruling

SD 70 students and teachers will soon feel the effects of a BC Supreme Court ruling that restored class size and support language in CBA's

City councillor Jack McLeman discusses aspects of the Waterfront North Study with Ultimate Fishing Town advocate Carolyn Jasken.

Public interest grows in Waterfront North Study

If numbers are any indication of interest then the Waterfront North Study is proving to be popular with residents in the Alberni Valley.

City councillor Jack McLeman discusses aspects of the Waterfront North Study with Ultimate Fishing Town advocate Carolyn Jasken.
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High school wall of fame inspired local Olympian

Having his name immortalized on the ADSS Wall Of Fame means as much to wrestler Travis Cross than competing in the Olympic Games

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Alberni city budget 2014: how would you spend ‘city bucks’

A new format, new venue and new addition made for a successful first city five-year-financial plan open house in Alberni.

Members of the Armada junior boys basketball team are put through their paces at practice on Monday. Some members of the team are called up to the senior boys on occasion

Armada junior boys hoops: building tomorrow’s Totem players

The Alberni District Secondary School Armada junior boys basketball team is rebuilding this year; and what a rebuild it is.

Members of the Armada junior boys basketball team are put through their paces at practice on Monday. Some members of the team are called up to the senior boys on occasion

Alberni man gets four years for killing brother

Archibald Thompson III was sentenced to four years in prison for stabbing his 21-year old brother to death in Port Alberni last year.

City springs for UV water equipment

The city has no choice but to go ahead with the provincially mandated water upgrades before project approval in the budget process.

Alberni homeowners facing property tax and utility fee hikes

Alberni homeowners will pay five per cent more in property taxes and 10 per cent more in utility fees if the city’s 2014 budget is approved

Dave Fyfe

Alberni elk slaughter reward upped to $31K

The reward for information about who is responsible for killing 11 elk in the Alberni-Clayoquot region has been upped to $31,000.

Dave Fyfe
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Alberni RCMP hunt for armed robbery suspect

Port Alberni RCMP are on the hunt for a Caucasian man who robbed the Petro Canada station on River Road Monday night.

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Armada guard Denae Edgar gets ready to score two points against the Parkland Panthers at Totem 59. The Armada beat Parkland 69-62 to take the girls divison title.

Armada senior girls hoops squad take first Totem title

Alberni Armada senior girls basketball team beat the Parklands Panthers 69-62 to win their first Totem girls division title

Armada guard Denae Edgar gets ready to score two points against the Parkland Panthers at Totem 59. The Armada beat Parkland 69-62 to take the girls divison title.
Armada forward Sam Moncur gets big air and two points during the Armada's 81-42 win over Reynolds Secondary to win their second straight Totem title.

Armada boys run over Reynolds for second Totem title

The Alberni Armada senior boys team beat the Reynold's Road Runners 81-42 to win Totem 59, their second straight Totem basketball title

Armada forward Sam Moncur gets big air and two points during the Armada's 81-42 win over Reynolds Secondary to win their second straight Totem title.
Armada senior boys forward Luke Bradley

Armada look to repeat as Totem champs

The Alberni District Secondary School Armada senior boys basketball team is primed and ready to repeat as Totem champions this weekend.

Armada senior boys forward Luke Bradley
Eight antique pocket-watches were stolen from the Royal BC Museum and sold for drugs. Two Port Alberni residents face theft over $5

Alberni pair arrested in Royal BC Museum heist

Two Alberni residents face theft charges after eight rare pocket watches were stolen from the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and sold for drugs

Eight antique pocket-watches were stolen from the Royal BC Museum and sold for drugs. Two Port Alberni residents face theft over $5

2013 Year End, May-October: the Tidebrook was demolished

A look back at some of the top stories of 2013 in the Alberni Valley News

A fire that gutted the AVYSA storage shed on Dec. 30 was deliberately set

Soccer storage shed fire an arson – RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP are saying a fire that heavily damaged an equipment storage shed on Russell Field across from Echo Centre is arson.

A fire that gutted the AVYSA storage shed on Dec. 30 was deliberately set
Port Alberni Fire Chief Tim Pley displays the tsunami system that is waiting to be installed at the China Creek Marina Campground. Instead

ACRD: China Creek tsunami system talks bog down

Tsunami warning equipment slated for China Creek Marina Campground in Port Alberni is hemmed up in bureaucratic red tape.

Port Alberni Fire Chief Tim Pley displays the tsunami system that is waiting to be installed at the China Creek Marina Campground. Instead
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Mounties hunt Alberni Sally Ann kettle crook

Port Alberni RCMP are on the hunt for a thief who kicked in the front door of a Sally Ann store and stole cash from a Christmas kettle

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