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The de Havilland Beaver waits at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 to be set on a pedestal as part of a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city's aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island city installs tribute to floatplane industry

Beaver floatplane was the Workhorse of the North and a common sight in Island seaplane bases

  • Apr 26, 2022
The de Havilland Beaver waits at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 to be set on a pedestal as part of a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city's aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Members of the Alberni Valley Curling Club cleaned up around around the club on Wednesday, April 20 for Pitch-In Canada week. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Curling Club one of several groups to clean up for Earth Day

Mosaic Forest Management, Rotary Club of Port Alberni also held cleanups

Members of the Alberni Valley Curling Club cleaned up around around the club on Wednesday, April 20 for Pitch-In Canada week. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Portview Landing apartment complex on Burde Street has contributed to the City of Port Alberni’s stock of rental housing. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley Community Foundation to release 2022 Vital Signs

Publication will highlight 14 issue areas affecting life in the Port Alberni region

The Portview Landing apartment complex on Burde Street has contributed to the City of Port Alberni’s stock of rental housing. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Alberni Valley Transition Towns screens documentary about the human impact of fracking

‘Fracking the Peace’ tells the stories of people living in the Peace River region

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
HIKING TO HIGH GROUND
Cherry Creek VFD firefighter Darren Francoeur, left, instructs Neveah McDougall, centre, and Brenan Little from Maquinna Elementary School on how to safely hold a chainsaw during a Hike to High Ground event April 12, 2022 for Tsunami Preparedness Week. See more from this event on page A5. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni students learn about tsunamis during Hike to High Ground

Event was first in-person for Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District during Tsunami Preparedness Week

HIKING TO HIGH GROUND
Cherry Creek VFD firefighter Darren Francoeur, left, instructs Neveah McDougall, centre, and Brenan Little from Maquinna Elementary School on how to safely hold a chainsaw during a Hike to High Ground event April 12, 2022 for Tsunami Preparedness Week. See more from this event on page A5. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
On the count of three, kids were off and hunting at the First Baptist Church Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Easter egg hunt returns to the Alberni Valley

More than 200 families registered for the event

On the count of three, kids were off and hunting at the First Baptist Church Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Hometown Hockey festival worth the wait for Vancouver Island community

Campbell River fans got to show their appreciation for the sport on sunny long weekend

A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.

Sweatin’ for Science Fundraiser supports Youth Innovation Showcase

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is…

  • Apr 18, 2022
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.
Candy Porter is sharing her experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Victoria resident shares her story to create change for other people affected by dementia

When Candy Porter describes living with dementia, she exudes confidence, positivity and…

  • Apr 18, 2022
Candy Porter is sharing her experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The Alberni Valley chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of B.C. are hosting an Earth Day cleanup on Friday, April 22, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Backcountry horse riders plan Earth Day cleanup April 22

Alberni Valley chapter of Horsemen of B.C. has seen increase in litter on trails

The Alberni Valley chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of B.C. are hosting an Earth Day cleanup on Friday, April 22, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
This photo, circa 1932, shows the reunion of Bamfield Cable Station Staff. Identifications written on back: Front Row, left to right: Con. Hart, Sir Frank Dyson, Dr. Blaskett, Lieut. Gov. Mr. Fordham-Johnson, K.C. Cox, Judge Howay, R.G. McLachlan. Standing, left to right: Major Nation, Mr. McTavish, Maj. Seldon Humphreys, Mr. Donald A. Fraser, Mr. Charteris Pemberton, Mr. Fairbairn. This historical photo is one of 24,000 available for the public to see on the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives. See more at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com (PHOTO PN19001 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Working at the Bamfield Cable Station

The station was constructed in 1902 and closed in 1959

This photo, circa 1932, shows the reunion of Bamfield Cable Station Staff. Identifications written on back: Front Row, left to right: Con. Hart, Sir Frank Dyson, Dr. Blaskett, Lieut. Gov. Mr. Fordham-Johnson, K.C. Cox, Judge Howay, R.G. McLachlan. Standing, left to right: Major Nation, Mr. McTavish, Maj. Seldon Humphreys, Mr. Donald A. Fraser, Mr. Charteris Pemberton, Mr. Fairbairn. This historical photo is one of 24,000 available for the public to see on the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives. See more at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com (PHOTO PN19001 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!

Lotto for a cause: Half for you, half for ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ across BC!

The Big BC Lotto helps connect youth with caring mentors across the province

  • Apr 11, 2022
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Port Alberni collect garbage in the Scotiabank parking lot on Saturday, April 17, 2021 as part of a Community Clean-Up. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Rotary Club of Port Alberni plans second annual community cleanup for April 23

Last year’s event saw more than 700 Kg of garbage collected from public areas, neighbourhoods

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Port Alberni collect garbage in the Scotiabank parking lot on Saturday, April 17, 2021 as part of a Community Clean-Up. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Thomas Wamiss will be walking from Port Hardy to Victoria starting June 18 to raise funds for cancer research. (Supplied photo)

North Islander to walk from Port Hardy to Victoria to raise funds for cancer research

Thomas Wamiss is aiming to create awareness and to help ‘battle this terrible disease’

Thomas Wamiss will be walking from Port Hardy to Victoria starting June 18 to raise funds for cancer research. (Supplied photo)
Representatives of Rogers Communications, the BC Search and Rescue Association and others gather around a mock cheque for $1 million, representing a donation to BCSAR from Rogers, on Wednesday at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Search and Rescue receives largest-ever single donation, $1 million from Rogers

Donation will fund search and rescue initiatives across the province, says BCSAR

Representatives of Rogers Communications, the BC Search and Rescue Association and others gather around a mock cheque for $1 million, representing a donation to BCSAR from Rogers, on Wednesday at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A group of friends and family members gather at the corner of Stamp Avenue and Roger Street to wave flags of support for the people of Ukraine, whose country is under siege by the Russian Army. The friends have been going out every Tuesday afternoon. (ELAN MALESKU PHOTO)

Group of Port Alberni friends gives a wave for Ukraine

Weekly flag waving takes place at Stamp Avenue and Roger Street intersection

A group of friends and family members gather at the corner of Stamp Avenue and Roger Street to wave flags of support for the people of Ukraine, whose country is under siege by the Russian Army. The friends have been going out every Tuesday afternoon. (ELAN MALESKU PHOTO)