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The crew that built the first fish ladder at Stamp Falls, circa 1925: back row, from left are Jack Plaunt, Johnny Manuel, Ernie Gingello, Jack Gorman. Front row, from left, are Walker Greene, ‘Colonel’ Hunt (government engineer), Tom Maher, Jim Wilkinson and Joe Drinkwater (foreman). This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online digital archives. There are several photos of the fish ladder crew in the archives. (PHOTO PN06001 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: The men who built the first Stamp Falls fish ladder

Delve into Alberni Valley history with the Alberni Valley Museum online

The crew that built the first fish ladder at Stamp Falls, circa 1925: back row, from left are Jack Plaunt, Johnny Manuel, Ernie Gingello, Jack Gorman. Front row, from left, are Walker Greene, ‘Colonel’ Hunt (government engineer), Tom Maher, Jim Wilkinson and Joe Drinkwater (foreman). This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online digital archives. There are several photos of the fish ladder crew in the archives. (PHOTO PN06001 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
Jules Gaudreault enjoys the Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VALLEY SENIORS: Seniors stay active in Port Alberni with Bob Dailey Stadium

Port Alberni resident Jules Gaudreault enjoys stadium’s track

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Jules Gaudreault enjoys the Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
Tour de Rock riders accept a cheque from the Port Alberni RCMP detachment. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Tour de Rock alumni ride through Port Alberni

Event was scaled down this year in response to COVID-19

Tour de Rock riders accept a cheque from the Port Alberni RCMP detachment. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
Cynthia Fowler, a Licenced Practical Nurse (LPN) at Westhaven Long Term Care, demonstrates the new Alenti bath chair that arrived recently at the Port Alberni seniors’ care facility. Westhaven was able to replace their 25-year-old chair with a donation from the WCGH Foundation. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Port Alberni long-term care home gets new bath chair

Westhaven residents say thanks to WCGH Foundation for donation

Cynthia Fowler, a Licenced Practical Nurse (LPN) at Westhaven Long Term Care, demonstrates the new Alenti bath chair that arrived recently at the Port Alberni seniors’ care facility. Westhaven was able to replace their 25-year-old chair with a donation from the WCGH Foundation. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Port Alberni’s first clock tower was at the Dominion Government Building (post office) on Third Avenue at Angus Street. The clock tower was visible to anyone in the commercial area. Inside the post office was another unique clockpiece, made by the Pequegnat Clock Company after 1916. The Canadian Time Wall Clock was advertised as having an eight-day time movement and finished in golden or weathered oak. The price tag was $8.00. This clock is on display in the Household section of the Alberni Valley Museum. (COLLECTION1966.19.1 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: A journey of time in Port Alberni

Take a peek at Port Alberni’s history with the Alberni Valley Museum

Port Alberni’s first clock tower was at the Dominion Government Building (post office) on Third Avenue at Angus Street. The clock tower was visible to anyone in the commercial area. Inside the post office was another unique clockpiece, made by the Pequegnat Clock Company after 1916. The Canadian Time Wall Clock was advertised as having an eight-day time movement and finished in golden or weathered oak. The price tag was $8.00. This clock is on display in the Household section of the Alberni Valley Museum. (COLLECTION1966.19.1 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock
The Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA branch is seeking donations for its Animeals program to help provide pet food for owners who need assistance. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni SPCA’s Animeals program needs help

Food donations for pets in need have dropped off due to COVID-19

The Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA branch is seeking donations for its Animeals program to help provide pet food for owners who need assistance. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Members of Tseshaht First Nation celebrate the unveiling of a mural outside of Canadian Maritime Engineering on Saturday, Sept. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Community celebrates new mural at the entrance to Harbour Quay

The image depicts the history of Tseshaht First Nation

Members of Tseshaht First Nation celebrate the unveiling of a mural outside of Canadian Maritime Engineering on Saturday, Sept. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Motorcyclists drop off toy donations during the Drive-By Toy Run on Saturday, Sept. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Drive-by Port Alberni Toy Run records 300 riders

The Langley Chapter of Harley Owners Group donated $2,000

Motorcyclists drop off toy donations during the Drive-By Toy Run on Saturday, Sept. 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Go By Bike coordinators Candyse Roberts and John Mayba are ready for Go By Bike Week starting Sept. 28. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Go By Bike Week goes virtual in Port Alberni

Celebration of cycling will take place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4.

Go By Bike coordinators Candyse Roberts and John Mayba are ready for Go By Bike Week starting Sept. 28. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
A water buffalo greets visitors at Coleman Meadows Farm during a previous Family Farm Day. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Family Farm Day in the Alberni Valley goes virtual

Take part in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a gift basket

A water buffalo greets visitors at Coleman Meadows Farm during a previous Family Farm Day. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Dominion Government Building was located on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Angus Street. This building was built in 1914 at a cost of $25,000 and housed the post office, telegraph, and Fisheries and Customs offices. The clock and bell tower were a useful thing for anyone who didn’t have a watch. The Post Office building was sold in 1961 and torn down in 1963. This photograph was taken not long after the building was built and is one of nearly 24,000 photographs in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. Find it online at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN01138 COURTESY OF AV MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Port Alberni’s first clocktower

Take a peek at Port Alberni’s history with the Alberni Valley Museum

The Dominion Government Building was located on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Angus Street. This building was built in 1914 at a cost of $25,000 and housed the post office, telegraph, and Fisheries and Customs offices. The clock and bell tower were a useful thing for anyone who didn’t have a watch. The Post Office building was sold in 1961 and torn down in 1963. This photograph was taken not long after the building was built and is one of nearly 24,000 photographs in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. Find it online at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN01138 COURTESY OF AV MUSEUM)
The Toy Run riders roll down Argyle Street into Harbour Quay in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni’s annual Toy Run will be a drive-by affair this year

Organizers ask drivers to be aware of motorcycles visiting city

The Toy Run riders roll down Argyle Street into Harbour Quay in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO