Editorials

Staff from West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni line up outside the emergency department to wave to first responders and other supporters who came to the hospital parking lot on Saturday, March 28, 2020 to say a loud thank you. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni’s loud thanks well deserved

Stay at home, stay the course so we can beat coronavirus

  • Apr 1, 2020
Staff from West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni line up outside the emergency department to wave to first responders and other supporters who came to the hospital parking lot on Saturday, March 28, 2020 to say a loud thank you. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally
This skeleton of a killer whale was one of the past displays at the Alberni Aquarium. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: Alberni’s aquarium worth saving

The facility centres on different ecosystems found around the Alberni Harbour

This skeleton of a killer whale was one of the past displays at the Alberni Aquarium. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
A rainbow glows over Third Avenue in Port Alberni’s Uptown core, the four-lane road glistening after a recent winter rainstorm. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

EDITORIAL: Attitude adjustment needed for Port Alberni’s Uptown improvements

The Third Avenue beautification project has drawn a huge amount of attention…

  • Feb 12, 2020
A rainbow glows over Third Avenue in Port Alberni’s Uptown core, the four-lane road glistening after a recent winter rainstorm. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
North Island College announced programming for its annual Thrive Week in early February. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: Don’t cut funding for youth mental health

Canada as a whole is underserving our youth in terms of mental health opportunities

North Island College announced programming for its annual Thrive Week in early February. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
EDITORIAL: Battling the stigma surrounding dementia

EDITORIAL: Battling the stigma surrounding dementia

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

  • Jan 15, 2020
EDITORIAL: Battling the stigma surrounding dementia
Alexa Tremblay (centre), one of the Totem 65 Spirit candidates, prepares to jump into the water for the annual Polar Bear Swim. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

EDITORIAL: Totem tourney steeped in tradition

Alberni District Secondary School tournament is so much more than just basketball

  • Jan 8, 2020
Alexa Tremblay (centre), one of the Totem 65 Spirit candidates, prepares to jump into the water for the annual Polar Bear Swim. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
New Year’s fireworks. (Wikimedia Commons)

EDITORIAL: May 2020 be a year of healing for a community in pain

The top 10 stories from the Alberni Valley in the past year were full of pain, tears and challenges

  • Jan 1, 2020
New Year’s fireworks. (Wikimedia Commons)
Editorial: A time of giving

Editorial: A time of giving

There’s a lot of good out there

  • Dec 25, 2019
Editorial: A time of giving
EDITORIAL: We all have a say in Port Alberni’s annual budget

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: We all have a say in Port Alberni’s annual budget
Staff at the Alberni Valley Multiplex place sponsor logos in the new ice in preparation for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ BCHL game on Nov. 30. PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF PORT ALBERNI

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
Staff at the Alberni Valley Multiplex place sponsor logos in the new ice in preparation for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ BCHL game on Nov. 30. PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF PORT ALBERNI
EDITORIAL: Tradition means everything when it comes to Halloween

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: Tradition means everything when it comes to Halloween
The Capitol Theatre on Argyle Street in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni arts deserve our support

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

  • Oct 16, 2019
The Capitol Theatre on Argyle Street in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO
EDITORIAL: Communication is key

EDITORIAL: Communication is key

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

  • Oct 2, 2019
EDITORIAL: Communication is key
Search and rescue crews and RCMP help a tow-truck crew to remove a bus from the ditch of a logging road near Bamfield, B.C., on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Two University of Victoria students died and more than a dozen other people were injured after a bus on its way to a marine research centre rolled over on a narrow gravel road on Vancouver Island on Friday. The incident happened between the communities of Port Alberni and Bamfield, said the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria, which received a call for assistance at around 10 p.m. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

EDITORIAL: Community roads need to be maintained

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

  • Sep 25, 2019
Search and rescue crews and RCMP help a tow-truck crew to remove a bus from the ditch of a logging road near Bamfield, B.C., on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Two University of Victoria students died and more than a dozen other people were injured after a bus on its way to a marine research centre rolled over on a narrow gravel road on Vancouver Island on Friday. The incident happened between the communities of Port Alberni and Bamfield, said the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria, which received a call for assistance at around 10 p.m. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
(Black Press file photo)

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
(Black Press file photo)
A photo from the 2018 Toy Run. NEWS FILE PHOTO

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

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

  • Sep 11, 2019
A photo from the 2018 Toy Run. NEWS FILE PHOTO
(Photo: Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: Cannabis is here to stay; but how?

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

  • Sep 4, 2019
(Photo: Unsplash)
ELENA RARDON PHOTO

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
ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The former E&N Train Station is located at Argyle Street and Harbour Road. NEWS FILE PHOTO

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
The former E&N Train Station is located at Argyle Street and Harbour Road. NEWS FILE PHOTO