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Port Alberni’s annual sail past happening Dec. 9 at Harbour Quay

It’s the fifth year for the rejuvenated sail past, courtesy of Blue Marlin Inn

PAC RIM ACTIVE: Christmas bird counts are part of a busy season

Many birders making plans for this year’s event

  • Dec 5, 2018

VIDEO: Port Alberni lights up for Christmas season

Plenty of Christmas spirit in the Alberni Valley

  • Dec 4, 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
Alberni Valley fire crews battle Beaver Creek grass fire
800-year-old carving log arrives in Port Alberni

North Island College adds Indigenous focus to English courses this January

North Island College is adding two English courses with Indigenous perspectives to…

  • Nov 29, 2018

Jeopardy responds to William Shatner tweet about word invented by B.C. 6-year-old

Jeopardy questions from Nov. 20 spur Twitter support for levidrome

Northern B.C. city dealing with its own otter problem

Vanderhoof’s Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative working to increase fish survival rate

VALLEY SENIORS: It was love at first sight for the McMurtries

90-year-old recalls heyday of Port Alberni, following Depression

  • Nov 26, 2018

Vancouver Island Regional Library launches new website Nov. 30

The new Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) says its website makes accessing…

  • Nov 23, 2018

RBC gives $50,000 to support Aboriginal students at North Island College

Indigenous students at all North Island College campuses will be able to…

  • Nov 23, 2018

Adair a newcomer to Chemainus at 104 years old

Not many people her age relocate, but she also just had a knee replacement a year ago

Alberni Valley’s kettle campaign kicks off

Star Trek fan club challenges other clubs, societies and community groups in Port Alberni

First ski hill in B.C. opened this weekend

Sun Peaks, near Kamloops, was the first ski hill in the province to open for season

Port Alberni RCMP hold second bike registration event

Project 529 will be at Canadian Tire on Saturday, Nov. 17

Merry Makers create new craft fair for Port Alberni

Hansen Hall fair begins as Work of Heart organizers retire

  • Nov 14, 2018

Talent show: B.C. girl, 8, memorizes entire periodic table

Grade 4 student Maya Lakhanpal heads to B.C. talent show finals with unique talent

Learn about solar panels with Alberni Valley Transition Towns

Monthly meeting will feature a talk from a solar panel expert

Port Alberni remembers

Annual Remembrance Day ceremonies take place in the Alberni Valley

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

  • Nov 10, 2018

Remembering Northern B.C.’s Flying Tigers

The legend of World War Two pilots Albert and Cedric Mah, as told by their daughters