Editorials

EDITORIAL: Graduates are the voices of today

EDITORIAL: Graduates are the voices of today

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

  • Jun 26, 2019
EDITORIAL: Graduates are the voices of today
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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
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EDITORIAL: Progress takes cooperation in Port Alberni

EDITORIAL: Progress takes cooperation in Port Alberni

Our fifth annual Progress edition has hit the streets…

  • Jun 12, 2019
EDITORIAL: Progress takes cooperation in Port Alberni
Drivers, including Port Alberni’s Richard Spencer in background, roar into action in 2018 along Stamp Avenue. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO

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

Drivers, including Port Alberni’s Richard Spencer in background, roar into action in 2018 along Stamp Avenue. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO
LETTER: Newest MP hops on gravy train at just the right time

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
LETTER: Newest MP hops on gravy train at just the right time
EDITORIAL: Have faith in our community, and make sure to tell others

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

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

EDITORIAL: Have faith in our community, and make sure to tell others
EDITORIAL: Local businesses are the heart of a community

EDITORIAL: Local businesses are the heart of a community

Shopping locally is a win-win for everyone involved

  • Apr 17, 2019
EDITORIAL: Local businesses are the heart of a community
Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ group Kiixin dances through the crowd at the closing ceremony for Gathering Our Voices, encouraging participants to join them in dancing around the Alberni Athletic Hall. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

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
Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ group Kiixin dances through the crowd at the closing ceremony for Gathering Our Voices, encouraging participants to join them in dancing around the Alberni Athletic Hall. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
EDITORIAL: Was Port Alberni’s decision on trains the right decision?

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
EDITORIAL: Was Port Alberni’s decision on trains the right decision?
Survey crew readies equipment for a day on the river, gathering data for floodplain mapping. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO

EDITORIAL: Time to get serious about Port Alberni’s floodplain

Port Alberni is situated in a unique topographical area…

  • Feb 6, 2019
Survey crew readies equipment for a day on the river, gathering data for floodplain mapping. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO
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EDITORIAL: In face of tough week, Port Alberni first responders deserve our respect

Last week was a difficult week for first responders in the Alberni Valley…

  • Jan 23, 2019
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EDITORIAL: Housing prices, balanced market a sign of confidence for Port Alberni

EDITORIAL: Housing prices, balanced market a sign of confidence for Port Alberni

Port Alberni’s real estate market has quietly been breaking some records…

  • Jan 16, 2019
EDITORIAL: Housing prices, balanced market a sign of confidence for Port Alberni
EDITORIAL: Sister city Abashiri’s dedication to Port Alberni something to honour

EDITORIAL: Sister city Abashiri’s dedication to Port Alberni something to honour

This week we welcome a delegation of students and adults from Abashiri, Japan

  • Jan 9, 2019
EDITORIAL: Sister city Abashiri’s dedication to Port Alberni something to honour
Alberni Valley News editor Susie Quinn accepts the corporate 2018 Heritage Award on behalf of the media organization in recognition of outstanding contribution and support in the commercial sector in raising awareness of community history and heritage. DAVID HOOPER PHOTO

EDITORIAL: Alberni Valley News is dedicated to sharing region’s heritage stories

It is important to acknowledge our history, no matter how uncomfortable it may be

  • Dec 12, 2018
Alberni Valley News editor Susie Quinn accepts the corporate 2018 Heritage Award on behalf of the media organization in recognition of outstanding contribution and support in the commercial sector in raising awareness of community history and heritage. DAVID HOOPER PHOTO
Signs signalling transgender people are welcome to use the washroom facilities of their choice went up at Alberni District Secondary School in late October. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

EDITORIAL: School washrooms are no place for fear

This is about access for people who need to use the facilities…

  • Nov 14, 2018
Signs signalling transgender people are welcome to use the washroom facilities of their choice went up at Alberni District Secondary School in late October. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
EDITORIAL: It’s time to stop stereotyping Port Alberni’s homeless population

EDITORIAL: It’s time to stop stereotyping Port Alberni’s homeless population

Homelessness is so much more than a bunch of tents and tarps…

  • Oct 31, 2018
EDITORIAL: It’s time to stop stereotyping Port Alberni’s homeless population
A Martin Mars waterbomber flies over the MS Amsterdam cruise ship during a stop in the Alberni Harbour in May 2013. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

EDITORIAL: What will it take to cruise to success on Port Alberni’s waterfront?

Port Alberni is already a popular place with cruise ship visitors…

  • Oct 10, 2018
A Martin Mars waterbomber flies over the MS Amsterdam cruise ship during a stop in the Alberni Harbour in May 2013. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
EDITORIAL: City of Port Alberni needs to step up over McLean Mill

EDITORIAL: City of Port Alberni needs to step up over McLean Mill

What was once a main part of the city’s Alberni Heritage Network is in jeopardy

  • Sep 26, 2018
EDITORIAL: City of Port Alberni needs to step up over McLean Mill
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook
EDITORIAL: B.C. is burning under a lack of common sense

EDITORIAL: B.C. is burning under a lack of common sense

This is not about access, this is about safety

  • Aug 22, 2018
EDITORIAL: B.C. is burning under a lack of common sense