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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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