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Island Health posts alert of possible COVID-19 exposure at Courtenay restaurant

Island Health posts alert of possible COVID-19 exposure at Courtenay restaurant

Island Health has posted an advisory of possible exposure to COVID-19 at…

Island Health posts alert of possible COVID-19 exposure at Courtenay restaurant
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Taimi Rose is a popular school teacher and a popular senior in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Taimi Rose is a popular school teacher and a popular senior in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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Bears play in Port Alberni yard
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In 1940, the west side of Third Avenue between Angus and Argyle Street boasts businesses like Lavers, Homewood’s, Dr. Hiltons and Dr. Martinzer, Isabelle’s Ladies Wear, Hub Confectionary (Anderson), Flanagan’s Meat Market, Overwaitea, Fawcett’s Shoes, George Harris Shoes and Stirzaker’s. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN06717 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Port Alberni’s Third Avenue circa 1940

Take a peek at Alberni Valley history with the Alberni Valley Museum

In 1940, the west side of Third Avenue between Angus and Argyle Street boasts businesses like Lavers, Homewood’s, Dr. Hiltons and Dr. Martinzer, Isabelle’s Ladies Wear, Hub Confectionary (Anderson), Flanagan’s Meat Market, Overwaitea, Fawcett’s Shoes, George Harris Shoes and Stirzaker’s. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN06717 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
Shayne Lloyd does some shading work on a mural on the side of Canadian Maritime Engineering, near the entrance to Harbour Quay. Lloyd began painting on Aug. 3, and he is hoping to have the project finished by the end of August. Part of Harbour Road will remain closed to traffic during painting, Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Painting progresses on mural near Harbour Quay

Portraits have been added, representing five Tseshaht First Nation elders

Shayne Lloyd does some shading work on a mural on the side of Canadian Maritime Engineering, near the entrance to Harbour Quay. Lloyd began painting on Aug. 3, and he is hoping to have the project finished by the end of August. Part of Harbour Road will remain closed to traffic during painting, Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A collage of photos taken at Darby Farms in the Alberni Valley. (PHOTOS COURTESY HEATHER DARBY)

Alberni Valley family celebrates 100 years of farming

The Darby family has been working the soil at their family farm near Stamp Falls Provincial Park

A collage of photos taken at Darby Farms in the Alberni Valley. (PHOTOS COURTESY HEATHER DARBY)
Telephone operators Enid Garrard (Mrs. L.M. Rosenborough) and Minnie Mundy (Mrs. Colin Martin) (possibly this is Margaret Watson (Mrs. E. Kierstead) sit in front of a large panel of telephone circuits and ‘cables’ at the B.C. Telephone office on Fourth Avenue, sometime after 1912. Manual switchboards, or ‘cordboards’ were used for decades in the early 20th century. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN04334 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Telephone communications in Port Alberni

Take a peek at Alberni Valley history with the Alberni Valley Museum

Telephone operators Enid Garrard (Mrs. L.M. Rosenborough) and Minnie Mundy (Mrs. Colin Martin) (possibly this is Margaret Watson (Mrs. E. Kierstead) sit in front of a large panel of telephone circuits and ‘cables’ at the B.C. Telephone office on Fourth Avenue, sometime after 1912. Manual switchboards, or ‘cordboards’ were used for decades in the early 20th century. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN04334 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
Lisa Duncan, front left, and Brooke Pighin, right, carry off an outdoor boot camp fundraiser at Bob Dailey Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (DARRAN CHAISSON PHOTOGRAPHY)

Port Alberni ‘Fitness FUNdraiser’ collects nearly $1,000 for frontline workers mental health

Lisa Duncan and Brooke Pighin created a “boot camp” event to raise funds for Legacy Place Society

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Lisa Duncan, front left, and Brooke Pighin, right, carry off an outdoor boot camp fundraiser at Bob Dailey Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (DARRAN CHAISSON PHOTOGRAPHY)
Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the RCMP?

Canada’s national police force marks its 100th anniversary in 2020

Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Brooke Pighin, left, and Lisa Duncan, both Port Alberni athletes and fitness gurus, are holding a Fitness FUNdraiser this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at Bob Dailey Stadium to help frontline workers’ mental health programs. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni athletes put on fitness ‘FUNdraiser’ for frontline workers

Outdoor boot camp will be limited to 50, with donations helping frontline workers’ mental health

Brooke Pighin, left, and Lisa Duncan, both Port Alberni athletes and fitness gurus, are holding a Fitness FUNdraiser this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at Bob Dailey Stadium to help frontline workers’ mental health programs. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Quality Foods president Noel Hayward (right) with Autism Award winners Julie Tempelton and Nathan Bodie. (PHOTO COURTESY PETITE PHOTOGRAPHY)

Nominate a hero for BC Autism Awards

Quality Foods sponsoring the third annual awards

Quality Foods president Noel Hayward (right) with Autism Award winners Julie Tempelton and Nathan Bodie. (PHOTO COURTESY PETITE PHOTOGRAPHY)
A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)

VIDEO: Seal pup and mom play and ‘kiss’ in Oak Bay Marina

BRNKL seal cam captures harbour seal growing up in busy harbour

A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)
Foster Coulson of the Coulson Group of Companies presents a cheque to Teresa Lundvigson, executive director of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society. Behind them is a handmade Acorn Tender row boat that people can win in a Hospice Society raffle. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Coulson Group makes donation to Alberni Valley Hospice Society

Hospice Society holding raffle to make up for lost revenue during COVID-19

Foster Coulson of the Coulson Group of Companies presents a cheque to Teresa Lundvigson, executive director of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society. Behind them is a handmade Acorn Tender row boat that people can win in a Hospice Society raffle. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

#UnWinedOutside allows participants to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, local businesses

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true
Port Alberni artist Shayne Lloyd works with a scissor lift to reach the top portion of a mural he is painting on the side of the Canadian Maritime Engineering building across from the Port Alberni Train Station. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Work begins on mural near Harbour Quay

Mural will depict the creation story of Tseshaht First Nation

Port Alberni artist Shayne Lloyd works with a scissor lift to reach the top portion of a mural he is painting on the side of the Canadian Maritime Engineering building across from the Port Alberni Train Station. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in Courtenay in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter as well as Indigenous people. A Comox Valley youth is now trying to raise funds to support the cause through a run. Record file photo

Island youth starts virtual race against racism

Cailyn Collins says people can take part in the cause from anywhere

A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in Courtenay in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter as well as Indigenous people. A Comox Valley youth is now trying to raise funds to support the cause through a run. Record file photo
Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run accept a donation from Wayne Coulson (second from right) outside of Chances RimRock Gaming Centre on Thursday, Aug. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Coulson makes teddy bear donation to Port Alberni Toy Run

Toy Run selling teddy bears to make up for lost revenue during COVID-19

Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run accept a donation from Wayne Coulson (second from right) outside of Chances RimRock Gaming Centre on Thursday, Aug. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Barber Curtis Lovett, centre, gives an unnamed customer a shave while Walter C. Hamly, right, observes at O.K. Barber Shop on the northeast corner of Argyle Street and First Avenue in 1912. Back then, the street was a wide dirt road with businesses lining both sides of the north end, giving way to residential streets in the south end. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN05688 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Shave and a haircut in 1912

Take a peek at Alberni Valley history with the Alberni Valley Museum

Barber Curtis Lovett, centre, gives an unnamed customer a shave while Walter C. Hamly, right, observes at O.K. Barber Shop on the northeast corner of Argyle Street and First Avenue in 1912. Back then, the street was a wide dirt road with businesses lining both sides of the north end, giving way to residential streets in the south end. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/. (PHOTO PN05688 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)