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How much do you really know about Christmas?

Whether you’re a Christmas angel or a Grinch, this test will challenge your knowledge of the holiday

North Island College Year In Review

From a new campus in Port Hardy, to major donations by businesses in the community

  • Dec 22, 2018
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Port Alberni fire department engages Indigenous youth in fire awareness
Port Alberni First Nations host Gathering Our Voices opening ceremonies
Snow day hits the Alberni Valley
Port Alberni celebrates Chinese New Year

Port Alberni gets lit with Christmas displays

Lights bring Christmas cheer to Alberni Valley

Rare Russian bird sighting sees birdwatchers flock to the B.C. Shuswap

The fieldfare, a member of the thrush family, might have made its way to B.C. from Russia

Port Alberni church puts nativity scenes on display

Southside Community Church used nativities as their coffee house theme

Port Alberni quilters donate placemats to Meals on Wheels clients

Sunshine Club quilters have already started on 2019 projects

Sproat Lake firefighter celebrates 50 years of service

Walt Fenske recognized by Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

West Coast General Hospital Auxiliary donates $150K to hospital

Successful year for Attic Thrift Store and hospital gift shop

Beaver Creek Fire Hall gets into the Christmas spirit

Volunteer fire department holds community food and clothing drive

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Alberni Valley celebrates history with annual heritage awards

Alberni Valley Heritage Commission celebrates its history-keepers

Port Alberni’s Santa Train breaks attendance record

All 10 runs sold out Dec. 8-9

  • Dec 11, 2018

Port Alberni enjoys parade of boats in annual Sail Past

The fifth annual event drew a crowd at Harbour Quay

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

Kuu-us Crisis Line Society kicks off 21st annual Festival of Trees

26 Port Alberni businesses will decorate trees on Dec. 9 for festival

Last chance to enter Alberni Valley News’s story contest

Entries to our annual Christmas story writing contest are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2018

Alberni Valley students fill Salvation Army truck with food

ADSS high school’s annual food drive helps fill Christmas hampers

ADSS students collecting food for Port Alberni food drive

Athletics Dept. students will be out from 5–7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 knocking on doors