Local Business

Ladysmith sawmill curtails work for a minimum of two weeks

Western Forest Products Ladysmith Sawmill temporarily idled due to a lack of properly sized logs

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

Port Alberni’s Paramount Theatre to undergo extensive renovation

Theatre will close for a month to add recliner seats, update building’s exterior

  • Apr 26, 2019

Vancouver Island restaurant among Canada’s most sustainable eateries

Locals in Courtenay only B.C. or small city establishment to make the top six list

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Port Alberni celebrates business excellence
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Low-cost airline Swoop launches in Canada

BIZ BEAT: New summer market opening in Uptown Port Alberni

Celebrate Pet Appreciation Month at Bosley’s

  • Apr 17, 2019

North Island College’s nursing program receives provincial recognition

The BC College of Nursing Professionals awards NIC with a four-year recognition

  • Apr 14, 2019

Coombs Country Candy gets an early start on Easter

Owner Murray Lawlor and staff offered treats, activities for Alberni Valley families

  • Apr 11, 2019

North Island College’s Roger Street Bistro reopening in Port Alberni

Bistro will be opening its doors to the public starting Monday, April 8

  • Apr 1, 2019

Island-based Walco Industries completes penstock cleaning in Bridge River, B.C.

Largest project undertaken to date by the Campbell River and Port Alberni-based company

  • Mar 28, 2019

Chef returns to North Island College to inspire young cooks

Tina Tang shares her culinary journey since graduating

  • Mar 22, 2019

Applications open for bursary, scholarship funding at North Island College

Current and future North Island College students are eligible to apply

  • Mar 21, 2019

Premier on hand as Paper Excellence finalizes Catalyst Paper purchase

Sale includes Crofton mill, plus mills in Port Alberni and Powell River

Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility

Pilot run unloads cars in Nanaimo to test Western Canada’s first European vehicle processing centre

Port Alberni company earns B.C. accolades for cutting edge innovation

Coulson Ice Blast awarded at Small Business BC Awards

Battered Port Alice pulp mill suddenly lays off remaining workers

All Neucel Specialty Cellulose employees working at the pulp mill were told to go home on Feb. 27.

BUSINESS BEAT: New board room at Steampunk Café has nautical flair

Teresa Bird writes about business happenings once a month in the Alberni Valley News

  • Feb 20, 2019

Port Alberni city council gives green light to new Uptown brewery

Dog Mountain Brewing gets development permit, liquor license endorsement