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Alberni Valley residents concerned about climate change gather in front of Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Josie Osborne’s office on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 to hold a vigil for the hundreds of B.C. victims of June’s heat dome. (PHOTO COURTESY JOHN MAYBA)

LETTER: Remembering those lost to climate emergencies

We will remember the victims of our climate disaster at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13

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LETTER: Not the right time to fund a new walkway

These “feel good,” “wouldn’t it be nice” projects across the province should all be cancelled…

  • Dec 8, 2021
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LETTER: Young drivers deserve kudos for clearing tree off Highway 4

Road was blocked until three truckloads of people did something about it

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LETTER: What would you rename B.C. if you could?

I thought it might be fun to brainstorm new monikers…

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LETTER: Quay to quay a waste of taxpayer money

The silent majority needs to speak up and voice their concerns…

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LETTER: City too focused on ‘pie in the sky’ ideas like walkway

I worry about the direction the mayor and council have been taking…

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LETTER: Dollar figures don’t support creation, never mind completion of quay-to-quay path

City should question own financial priorities

  • Nov 10, 2021
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LETTER: City of Port Alberni survey, media coverage miss crucial question

Writer says no one is asking whether public wants a quay to quay walkway

  • Nov 10, 2021
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LETTER: Program moves greenhouse gas emissions from one pile to another

CO2 is an essential gas for life on Earth…

  • Nov 3, 2021
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LETTER: Federal government must act boldly to get society off of fossil fuels

The federal government is in the midst of drafting its long-promised Just Transition legislation…

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Victoria Quay offers a short walking path along Port Alberni’s waterfront. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

LETTER: Why can’t City of Port Alberni pay for both the pool and Quay to Quay path?

To the Editor, I’m not one who would use the pool, but…

  • Oct 27, 2021
Victoria Quay offers a short walking path along Port Alberni’s waterfront. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
River Bend Bridge, which crosses the Somass River at Falls Street on one side and Tsuma-as Drive at the other, has gone through different iterations since it was first built circa 1910. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

LETTER: The ‘Orange Bridge’ presents perfect path to Truth and Reconciliation

Port Alberni could come together to make symbolic gesture

  • Oct 27, 2021
River Bend Bridge, which crosses the Somass River at Falls Street on one side and Tsuma-as Drive at the other, has gone through different iterations since it was first built circa 1910. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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LETTER: Port Alberni needs a new pool before a quay to quay walkway

Our tax dollars would be better spent on a brand new pool…

  • Oct 20, 2021
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LETTER: People who deal with public should be vaccinated, says writer

I find it very upsetting to read about the number of COVID-19 cases that are arising…

  • Oct 20, 2021
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LETTER: Port Alberni senior in dire straits over dental work, says system is flawed

I have recently started a GoFundMe account to help pay for my dental work…

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LETTER: Yard waste helps fill senior’s green bin in new Port Alberni compost system

Hopefully it will help make better Port Alberni dirt…

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Victoria Quay is located on the Somass River in Port Alberni. Also the unceded territory of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

LETTER: Port Alberni’s quay to quay walkway survey misses the mark

First question should have been ‘do you want a walkway,’ says writer

  • Oct 13, 2021
Victoria Quay is located on the Somass River in Port Alberni. Also the unceded territory of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
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LETTER: The election about nothing had a familiar ring to it

Bernie Smith summons his best musical trivia to describe the 2021 federal election

  • Oct 6, 2021
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LETTER: Different vision could create better community and leave beaver ponds alone

I’m sad to see the excitement generated by San Group’s plans…

  • Oct 6, 2021
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