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On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
A Golden Oldies car show took place on Third Avenue between Argyle Street and Mar Street on Saturday, July 8, 2017. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Golden Oldies show ‘n’ shine returns to Williamson Park in Port Alberni

Car show hasn’t taken place for two years due to COVID-19 restrictions

A Golden Oldies car show took place on Third Avenue between Argyle Street and Mar Street on Saturday, July 8, 2017. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
RIDING IN STYLE
Alberni District Secondary School graduates cruise down 10th Avenue on Saturday, June 25 for their prom parade. Keep an eye out next week for more grad photos in our 2022 graduation supplement, July 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni District Secondary School’s 2022 graduates cruise to prom

Prom parade travelled down 10th Avenue over the weekend

RIDING IN STYLE
Alberni District Secondary School graduates cruise down 10th Avenue on Saturday, June 25 for their prom parade. Keep an eye out next week for more grad photos in our 2022 graduation supplement, July 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Ron Corbeil,from right, Peter Kaegi, Ian Staton and other volunteers work on the Redford Corner brownfield site at 10th Avenue and Redford Street, converting it to a temporary greenspace. (JOHN DOUGLAS PHOTO)

VALLEY SENIORS: Former mayor, current councillor do their part to beautify Port Alberni

John Douglas, Ron Corbeil lead group turning brownfield site into greenspace

Ron Corbeil,from right, Peter Kaegi, Ian Staton and other volunteers work on the Redford Corner brownfield site at 10th Avenue and Redford Street, converting it to a temporary greenspace. (JOHN DOUGLAS PHOTO)
Sawyer Yearwood, age nine, grins like the Cheshire Cat in the cat hat that he made at the craft table. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)

Families enjoy a night of fun in Port Alberni

Family Fun Night organized by City of Port Alberni

Sawyer Yearwood, age nine, grins like the Cheshire Cat in the cat hat that he made at the craft table. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Sherrill Taylor, shift manager at RimRock Casino, left, presents a cheque for more than $3,600 to Rosemarie Buchanan, centre, and Marjorie Jarrett from Abbeyfield House. (April 14, 2022) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

‘Found money’ at RimRock Casino in Port Alberni helps local charities

Abbeyfield House, Kiwanis Hilton Children’s Centre, Salvation Army all benefit

Sherrill Taylor, shift manager at RimRock Casino, left, presents a cheque for more than $3,600 to Rosemarie Buchanan, centre, and Marjorie Jarrett from Abbeyfield House. (April 14, 2022) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
FLYING FUN
Jade and Ivy McGregor take a turn on the mobile fun swing amusement ride at the Co-op Members Day outside of the Glenwood Centre on Saturday, June 18. See more from this year’s Alberni District Co-op Members Day on page A7. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni District Co-op invests $25K back into community

Four organizations, including two that feed people, benefit from co-op’s new program

FLYING FUN
Jade and Ivy McGregor take a turn on the mobile fun swing amusement ride at the Co-op Members Day outside of the Glenwood Centre on Saturday, June 18. See more from this year’s Alberni District Co-op Members Day on page A7. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Ucluelet Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes, centre, was in Port Alberni with fellow riders Terry Crawford of Nanaimo, left, and Bonnie Logan of Campbell River for a training ride on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RICK GEDDES)

Former Port Alberni resident prepares for 2022 Tour de Rock ride

Rick Geddes is fire chief and emergency program manager for District of Ucluelet Fire Rescue

Ucluelet Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes, centre, was in Port Alberni with fellow riders Terry Crawford of Nanaimo, left, and Bonnie Logan of Campbell River for a training ride on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RICK GEDDES)
Anne Ostwald’s art class presents the completed story panels to Amy Needham with the City of Port Alberni (far left). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

New City of Port Alberni park receives student artwork

Park is dedicated to the memory of Griffin Dolling

Anne Ostwald’s art class presents the completed story panels to Amy Needham with the City of Port Alberni (far left). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Emma Fines is the valedictorian for the Alberni District Secondary School graduating class of 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ADSS valedictorian dances her way to graduation

Emma Fines is the valedictorian for the Alberni District Secondary School graduating class

Emma Fines is the valedictorian for the Alberni District Secondary School graduating class of 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Greater Victoria resident Beau Williams is all smiles celebrating his recent $1 million win on the Lotto Max draw. (Courtesy BC Lottery Corporation)

Home sweet home in the plans for Vancouver Island $1 million lotto winner

Beau Williams also looks to use his winnings to travel across Canada

Greater Victoria resident Beau Williams is all smiles celebrating his recent $1 million win on the Lotto Max draw. (Courtesy BC Lottery Corporation)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Large landing barge on shore of Great Central Lake. One man on the shoreline. The barge is carrying boy scouts and their leaders, and some vehicles. 18 men and boys in total. One truck has a canopy on it with a woman standing outside. Painted on the door of the truck “Art Skipsey Sash and Door”. Front of the barge has a gang plank that is open. Painted on the side of the barge “B.C. FOREST-SERVICE”. On the back written in blue ink “Sat.1:30 pm 1st Sept/ 1951 / at N.W. end of / Great Central Lake , on the / Della Falls trip.” This is one of 24,000 photos included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online digital archives, at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN20251 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)

A LOOK BACK: Great Central Lake

Take a trip back in history with the Alberni Valley Museum

Large landing barge on shore of Great Central Lake. One man on the shoreline. The barge is carrying boy scouts and their leaders, and some vehicles. 18 men and boys in total. One truck has a canopy on it with a woman standing outside. Painted on the door of the truck “Art Skipsey Sash and Door”. Front of the barge has a gang plank that is open. Painted on the side of the barge “B.C. FOREST-SERVICE”. On the back written in blue ink “Sat.1:30 pm 1st Sept/ 1951 / at N.W. end of / Great Central Lake , on the / Della Falls trip.” This is one of 24,000 photos included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online digital archives, at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN20251 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)
Students and employees from NIC and Kapiʻolani Community College gather in Honolulu to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two colleges. Submitted photo

North Island College connects with Hawaii schools

Agreements on tuition and cultural exchange hammered out

Students and employees from NIC and Kapiʻolani Community College gather in Honolulu to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two colleges. Submitted photo
West Coast Rangers member Chad Johnson demonstrates the proper technique for firing a cap and ball revolver during National Range Day, June 4, 2022. (RYAN WONG PHOTO)

West Coast Rangers attract a crowd to first annual National Range Day

Historical reenactment club from Port Alberni demonstrated black powder firearms, set up 1840s camp

West Coast Rangers member Chad Johnson demonstrates the proper technique for firing a cap and ball revolver during National Range Day, June 4, 2022. (RYAN WONG PHOTO)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Visitors to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport open house check out a twin-engine Grumman Mallard that flew in from Victoria, and the T-28B Trojan warbird that pilot Roger Yorke brought over from Qualicum Beach Airport, Sunday, June 12, 2022. See more photos from the event on page A7. (PHOTO COURTESY WARWICK PATTERSON, FLYING BC)

Airport open house in Alberni Valley draws hundreds

Event drew at least 40 aircraft and pilots from around Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Visitors to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport open house check out a twin-engine Grumman Mallard that flew in from Victoria, and the T-28B Trojan warbird that pilot Roger Yorke brought over from Qualicum Beach Airport, Sunday, June 12, 2022. See more photos from the event on page A7. (PHOTO COURTESY WARWICK PATTERSON, FLYING BC)
Victoria Chicchini, left, and the rest of the Junior Leadership class at Alberni District Secondary School hold up inspirational signs and backpacks they have filled with items useful to people experiencing homelessness. The class donated backpacks to homelessness advocate Mark Braunagel on May 19, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni high school leadership students collect backpacks for people living on city’s streets

Junior leadership class members wrote personal letters, stuffed backpacks with useful items

Victoria Chicchini, left, and the rest of the Junior Leadership class at Alberni District Secondary School hold up inspirational signs and backpacks they have filled with items useful to people experiencing homelessness. The class donated backpacks to homelessness advocate Mark Braunagel on May 19, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)