Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Bylaw targets unkempt buildings in Alberni

A new Alberni building standards bylaw targets unkempt buildings and not buildings that are well maintained.

Kettle campaign kicks off in Alberni

The venerable Salvation Army kicks off its annual kettle drive on Friday and now there’s an option for people to make a donation by text

Fall-River roads corner remains unchanged

Improvements to the corner of River Road and Falls Road won’t happen any time soon.

One year extension given to RV park residents

Alberni city council voted to issue a temporary use permit for Wood Avenue trailer residents for on year and to complete a site safety plan.

Province mulls mobile air lab for Alberni

If all goes to plan the Ministry of Environment will be operating its Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory from the Port Alberni fire hall.

Farmers’ market feud could cost quay lease

A feud between two Alberni farmers market groups could cost them their lease at Harbour Quay's Market Square.

Sears moves into former Home Hardware digs in Alberni

Sears is closing its Adelaide Street location and moving into its new home - the former Home Hardware building on lower Third Avenue.

Old ADSS demo was ‘right choice’

Once workers started tearing down the old Alberni District Secondary School the guts of the facility showed why demolishing it made sense

Living the dream on the railroad

BCIT train conductor students are back for the seventh run of on-the-job training in Alberni and for Zach Ozeg, 18, it's a dream come true

Goods stolen in Alberni break-ins ‘not typical’ – RCMP

Thieves with discerning tastes have committed a series of break-ins in Port Alberni , RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

SD 70 loses both psychologists at once

Contingency plans are being drawn up as School District 70 is losing its two school psychologists for at least this year.

Council to fill air advocate’s chair

The lady who has been a breath of fresh air in the Alberni Valley’s quest for good air quality is moving onto to new challenges.

SD 70 – NIC ponder elder-in-residence program

An elder in residence will improve high school completion and college transition rates for aboriginal students.

Liquor outlet approved

Port Alberni’s newest liquor store is one step closer to becoming a reality.

School District 70 crafts LGBTQ policy

School District 70 has started the process of adopting a district-wide policy regarding sexual orientation and gender identification.

Woodtech courts NIC for ‘niche’ Alberni campus

Officials hope that a new protocol signed between Woodtech 21 and North Island College will attract new blood to Alberni's forest industry

Suspended teacher could return to schools

A Port Alberni high school teacher who was suspended for questionable conduct in 2009 could be back teaching again.

Thompson pleads guilty to manslaughter in brother’s death

Second degree murder charges may be dropped against the man who killed his brother last spring.

Uptown taxation bylaw passed in Alberni

Alberni city councillors voted to accept a new revitalization tax exemption bylaw.

School closure still an option as SD 70 budget crunch looms

The Alberni Valley school district is reopening the possibility of closing a school to save costs in the new budget year.