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Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

Vancouver Island Pride weekend returns to Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Building on the success of last year’s family-friendly pride festival on Vancouver…

  • Jan 20, 2020

Alberni Valley Community Foundation opens grant application process for 2020

Nearly $30K available for Port Alberni-based charities

  • Jan 18, 2020
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A Day in the Life of Port Alberni: Pandemic Edition
Port Alberni nurse surprised by retirement parade
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Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army

VIDEO: Missing cat reunited with Vancouver Island family after three months

‘It was like one day she was there, the next day she was gone,’ said owner

Wesley the therapy dog brings smiles to Port Alberni’s seniors

The border collie and his handler make the rounds of seniors’ homes every month

PAC RIM ACTIVE: Christmas bird count a wash in Port Alberni due to rain

The Christmas Bird Count was held three days after Christmas 2019 in Port Alberni

  • Jan 8, 2020

Port Alberni walks for peace in 2020

The Peace Walk takes place in Port Alberni every New Year’s Day

  • Jan 7, 2020

Okanagan city goes bananas for truck spotted with fake gorilla in back

This giant gorilla has been spotted gallivanting around town

17 surrendered husky puppies available for adoption from Okanagan BC SPCA

The puppies were surrendered to the BC SPCA on Christmas Eve

Children in Port Alberni ring in the New Year

First Night celebrations were a hit

  • Jan 6, 2020

VALLEY SENIORS: Volunteers preserve Alberni Valley’s history

History matters to the people who look after region’s archives

  • Jan 3, 2020

Tofino couple welcomes first baby of 2020 at West Coast General Hospital

Ollie Westcott was born on New Year’s Day in Port Alberni

VIDEO: Port Alberni makes a splash on New Year’s Day

The annual Polar Bear Swim had 138 registered swimmers

B.C. couple donates thousands to charity from their Harry Potter-themed Christmas house

Uniquely decorated house attracted more than 2,000 Potterheads in one weekend for a good cause

How to ring in the new year in Port Alberni

Two different events celebrate the arrival of 2020 on Jan. 1

  • Dec 30, 2019

Two options exist for Christmas tree chipping in Port Alberni this year

Alberni Fish and Game Club taking trees by donation as well as city in 2019

Uu a Thluck volunteers serve Christmas dinner for 400 in Port Alberni

Biennial community dinner sets record with highest number of people participating

West Coast General Hospital auxiliary makes record $200K donation

Hospital uses funds for patient care and comfort, says WCGH site director

Port Alberni RCMP deliver holiday cheer

Port Alberni RCMP delivered 100 stockings to members of the community

  • Dec 25, 2019

Arrowvale Campground turns into wreath workshop for winter

Owners Bob and Ann Collins hosted record numbers this year