Community

Hero campaign raises $1.1 million for Canada non-profits

Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign was held throughout September

B.C. brewery creates bread beer from food waste

The brew aims to raise food waste awareness and provide funds for the food bank

Rick Dore celebrates 50 years at Alberni Pacific Division

Dore started his career at age 16, earning $2.70 per hour in August of 1968

  • Oct 10th, 2018

Alberni co-op chooses four finalists for $10,000 donation

Pot Luck Ceramics highlights four organizations before final selection

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

See some of the best photographs from the 2018 Tour de Rock from across Vancouver Island

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Port Alberni celebrates Punjabi culture
Toy Run roars in Port Alberni
Port Alberni holds 74th annual Fall Fair
Sights and sounds of Port Alberni's Salmon Fest

WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018

See the incredibly compassionate and dedicated supporters of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

Chemainus maintains its appetite for big donations at Tour de Rock breakfast

Community groups respond to the cause and 49th Parallel’s contribution surpasses $50,000

PAC RIM ACTIVE: A lament for a favourite pastime

Autumn Chanterelles getting harder to find

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

EJ Dunn Elementary School installs new playground

The Port Alberni school has been without a play space for years

Port Alberni support group aims to improve life for people with low vision

Canadian Council of the Blind meetings take place once a week

Port Alberni celebrates Punjabi culture

Cultural event raised $5,000 for the Bread of Life

PAACL celebrates Disability Employment Awareness month

Community Employment Program in Port Alberni helps individuals gain employment

Sea Cadets celebrate more than 70 years in the Alberni Valley

Last week was official Sea Cadet Week in Port Alberni

  • Sep 27th, 2018

VALLEY SENIORS: Don Bryant’s loyalty to Royal Canadian Legion shines through

Former president of Port Alberni’s Royal Canadian Legion celebrated his 90th birthday last month

  • Sep 26th, 2018

WATCH: Rare close encounter with whale pod

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Seeing double, the trials and tribulations of twins

BIG READ: Three Vancouver Island mothers share their experiences with multiple births

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

RAISE A READER 2018: Port Alberni popup book event a success

First Book Canada brought 16,000 books for distribution in B.C.-wide event

B.C. couple plans sustainable, zero-waste life in the Shuswap

Plan includes building a tiny house before the snow flies