Editorials

EDITORIAL: We all have a say in Port Alberni’s annual budget

The City of Port Alberni released its proposed five-year financial plan for 2020-2024…

  • Dec 4, 2019

EDITORIAL: City of Port Alberni deserves kudos for its response to Multiplex ammonia leak

Hockey players, parents and fans breathed a collective sigh of relief…

  • Nov 27, 2019

EDITORIAL: Tradition means everything when it comes to Halloween

We posted a story asking whether we should move Halloween to the closest Saturday…

  • Nov 6, 2019

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni arts deserve our support

Portal Players Dramatic Society is poised to perform a popular musical beginning this week…

  • Oct 16, 2019

EDITORIAL: Communication is key

For the second time in a month, Alberni Valley residents are up in arms…

  • Oct 2, 2019

EDITORIAL: Community roads need to be maintained

Premier John Horgan has promised action on the road between Bamfield and Port Alberni…

  • Sep 25, 2019
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EDITORIAL: Issues, not pettiness, must drive election

Who do you trust? Is that what the latest federal election is going to chalk up to?

  • Sep 18, 2019

EDITORIAL: Rider-friendly City of Port Alberni welcomes Toy Run

It is Vancouver Island’s largest motorcycle event of the year

  • Sep 11, 2019

EDITORIAL: Cannabis is here to stay; but how?

Regardless of how the ACRD scenario plays out, cannabis is a growing industry…

  • Sep 4, 2019

EDITORIAL: Muddying the waters over drinking water in the Alberni Valley

The Alberni Valley has been hit with a spate of contaminated water advisories…

  • Aug 14, 2019

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni’s train station full of possibilities

The train station is well positioned to be a tourism focal point on Port Alberni’s waterfront…

  • Jul 31, 2019

EDITORIAL: Graduates are the voices of today

On Friday, students from Alberni District Secondary School will don caps and gowns…

  • Jun 26, 2019

EDITORIAL: Plastics ban needs to start from the top

The more people talk about the plastics ban, the more it may catch on elsewhere…

  • Jun 19, 2019

EDITORIAL: Progress takes cooperation in Port Alberni

Our fifth annual Progress edition has hit the streets…

  • Jun 12, 2019

EDITORIAL: Cancellation of drag races another hit to Port Alberni tourism

The first hit came a few months ago when city council shut down popular Alberni Pacific Railway

LETTER: Newest MP hops on gravy train at just the right time

By-election held in Nanaimo-Ladysmith saw about 40 percent of eligible voters turn out…

  • May 22, 2019

EDITORIAL: Have faith in our community, and make sure to tell others

Alberni Valley businesses had the chance to shine on April 26…

EDITORIAL: Local businesses are the heart of a community

Shopping locally is a win-win for everyone involved

  • Apr 17, 2019

EDITORIAL: Voices carry on well after provincial Indigenous youth conference is over

The Alberni Valley played host last week to an important cultural event…

  • Mar 27, 2019

EDITORIAL: Was Port Alberni’s decision on trains the right decision?

For two years, we have been hearing about how much the train and mill are draining public coffers…

  • Mar 6, 2019