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Artist Connie Chaplin will be demonstrating eco printing/dyeing and indigo shibori dyeing at the Rollin Art Centre in October. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

ARTS AROUND: Port Alberni workshops teach fabric dyeing techniques

Connie Chaplin, from Saskatchewan, will be the featured guest artist for two fall workshops

  • Sep 22, 2021
Artist Connie Chaplin will be demonstrating eco printing/dyeing and indigo shibori dyeing at the Rollin Art Centre in October. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

The voting public has decided the results of the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Sep 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The MV Frances Barkley can be seen in the harbour in Bamfield in this undated photo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

LETTER: Visitor from Ontario excited at news MV Frances Barkley will still sail

It hardly needs repeating that COVID-19 has exacted a terrible toll on Canadians…

  • Sep 22, 2021
The MV Frances Barkley can be seen in the harbour in Bamfield in this undated photo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Letters to the editor.

LETTER: Bad behaviour of one person mars Toy Run trip for visiting couple

My wife and I are here for our third time to attend the Port Alberni Toy Run…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Letters to the editor.
DriveWise BC Kate Harris. Photography by Lia Crowe

DriveWise BC’s Kate Harris

From ski instructor to family business CEO

  • Sep 22, 2021
DriveWise BC Kate Harris. Photography by Lia Crowe
A beaver lodge can be seen in one of two ponds along the Log Train Trail near what is known as the Burde Street Beaver Ponds. A group of Port Alberni residents is concerned that development in the area will compromise habitat in the wetlands. (PHOTO COURTESY SANDY MCRUER)

LETTER: Port Alberni beaver ponds in danger from proposed development

The Burde Street ponds are under threat from a proposed massive housing development…

  • Sep 22, 2021
A beaver lodge can be seen in one of two ponds along the Log Train Trail near what is known as the Burde Street Beaver Ponds. A group of Port Alberni residents is concerned that development in the area will compromise habitat in the wetlands. (PHOTO COURTESY SANDY MCRUER)

Ve Hastings

The family of Ve Hastings will be interring her ashes at Greenwood…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Mercedes-Benz's GLB Class is one of six such utilities to wear the three-pointed star.

Introducing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB

This compact utility vehicle could be just the right size for all but those seated in the third row

  • Sep 20, 2021
Mercedes-Benz's GLB Class is one of six such utilities to wear the three-pointed star.
Patty Jeffs of Patryka Designs. Lia Crowe Photography

Secrets and Lives with Patty Jeffs

Patryka Designs boutique owner talks fashion, Mexico and more

  • Sep 20, 2021
Patty Jeffs of Patryka Designs. Lia Crowe Photography
career and development day

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the North Island.

  • Sep 20, 2021
career and development day
Father and son

A Cycle of Giving: Tour de Rock rolls on

September is often viewed as a time of change and of starting…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Father and son
Bombers and Bulldogs owner David Michaud drops the puck for the opening game of the new Alberni Valley team. Darran Chaisson Photo.

Port Alberni Bombers cleared for take off!

The ownership group behind the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs decided to take…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Bombers and Bulldogs owner David Michaud drops the puck for the opening game of the new Alberni Valley team. Darran Chaisson Photo.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph

Photographer Catherine Babault’s passion for the wild spaces

Nature and wildlife photography a full time business

  • Sep 17, 2021
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
Photograph By KTW

Kamloops mother issues warning after attack on transgender teen

She believes the Sept. 11 assault was connected to the fact her son is a transgender youth

  • Sep 16, 2021
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
Photograph By KTW
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)
A painting titled “Floral Explorer” by Katerina Meglic. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre seeks artists for invitational exhibit

The exhibit will showcase what you have created during the pandemic

  • Sep 15, 2021
A painting titled “Floral Explorer” by Katerina Meglic. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Starting Sept. 16 at noon, the burning of campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Region, in areas without local restrictions. File photo.

Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions

Local burning restrictions may still be in place

  • Sep 15, 2021
Starting Sept. 16 at noon, the burning of campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Region, in areas without local restrictions. File photo.
Letter to the editor

LETTER: Show up and vote Sept. 20

On September 20, voters will pass judgment on the Trudeau government…

  • Sep 15, 2021
Letter to the editor