Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Slippery roads force school closure in Alberni Valley

Slippery road conditions in Alberni prompted school closures across School District 70 on Friday, superintendent Cam Pinkerton said.

Christmas Day another work day for Alberni shift workers

Christmas eve and Christmas Day are work days for members of Port Alberni's emergency services and those who work with the elderly.

Alberni high school out $60,000 in missing textbooks

More than $60,000 in textbooks are outstanding at Alberni District Secondary School and officials are powerless to recover them.

Second trial for accused nurse killer ends

The trial of an Alberni man accused of killing a local nurse has ended in Nanaimo. The Justice has reserved her decision until March 2014

Outdoor exercise park proposal bogs down

Port Alberni city councillors have put the brakes on an initiative that would see an outdoor exercise park installed at Bob Dailey Stadium

School project raises $1,300 for Philippine typhoon victims

An idea prompted by a student at Haa-huu-payak School has turned into a gift to typhoon victims in the Philippines.

Athol rebuild gets green light

A new apartment building will be built on Athol Street in Alberni to replace the old one that burned down three years ago.

City to host Alberni polar bear swim

The city is the official host of the vaunted Polar Bear Swim in 2014.

Alberni domestic violence stats prompt special officer hiring

Alberni RCMP have dealt with 674 domestic violence calls in five years, and is now hiring a domestic violence officer in 2014.

Maquinna school’s shooting STARS

Elementary school students in Alberni take teamwork to new level with social justice initiative.

Wright’s uptown public art plans gain ground

Pillars with designs painted on them would help beautify the uptown, says public art advocate and South Port businessman Kevin Wright

Elk poaching continues after reward offered

Poachers have shot and butchered one more elk near Alberni even after the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council posed a $25k reward.

Billboard to promote Alberni

A billboard advertising Port Alberni will attract up to 3.6 million views, city economic development manager Pat Deakin said.

Memphis puts emphasis on North American Indigenous Games

A Tseshaht First Nation member’s dream of playing basketball in the North American Indigenous Games is one step closer to reality.

Business survey in Alberni yields surprises

Attitudes, accessibility, atmosphere top list of obstacles to business growth in Alberni, business retention survey finds.

PY Marine part of Third Avenue revival

The first jewel in the crown that was formerly upper Third Avenue has been placed. PY Marine has relocated from Fourth Avenue to upper third

Maa-nulth set to craft own laws

The Maa-nulth Nations will soon have the authority to craft and enforce their own laws around foreshore development in their territories

Man accused of trying to pass naval secrets once lived in Port Alberni

Qing Quentin Huang, who is charged with trying to pass naval secrets, formerly worked at Alberni Engineering from 2001-2004.

Cemetery fencing mowed down

Vandals mowed down fencing at the Greenwood Cemetery on Josephine Road twice in one week.

City to update fire bylaws

Port Alberni city councillors voted to update the city’s fire department empowering and fire control bylaws at their Nov. 25 meeting.