Local Business

BIZ BEAT: Port Alberni pet stores going to the dogs

Animal Ark and Bosley’s add dog washing stations

  • Jan 16, 2019

Sour outage beverage commemorates power outage

Island Brewery finds a unique way to make the powerful wind storm memorable

Port Alberni veterinarian awarded for veterinary forensics

Dr. Holly Tillotson works at Pacific Rim Veterinary Hospital

  • Dec 19, 2018

Surprise fashion show for Alberni’s queen of fashion

Linda Bowers of Boutique Belles Amies receives sendoff full of fun

  • Dec 19, 2018

Donation helps North Island College trades students

NIC receives $38,000 equipment donation from Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd

  • Dec 13, 2018

Port Alberni’s John Jack joins First Nations LNG Alliance

Jack represents Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ Kwispaa LNG project

  • Dec 7, 2018
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BUSINESS BEAT: New entrepreneurs investing in Port Alberni

Portal Curios and Oddities opening in Harbour Quay

  • Nov 20, 2018

Good things are brewing in Port Alberni’s Uptown

Young duo moves forward with plans to open microbrewery

Jim’s Clothes Closet celebrates 50th anniversary

Store began in Port Alberni, expanded on Vancouver Island and beyond

Tla-o-qui-aht and NIC bring early childhood care and education to the West Coast

North Island College works with communities to offer accessible education options

  • Nov 9, 2018

North Island College Foundation donors help more students than ever

38 students in Port Alberni received a record amount in scholarships and bursaries

  • Nov 3, 2018

Nuu-chah-nulth seafood business wins big

Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood earns BC Indigenous Business award

Local businesses that go above and beyond honoured at annual gala

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island Torch Awards go Nov. 2 at the Union Club

BIZ BEAT: Bosley’s expands in Pacific Rim Centre

Flagship Tim Hortons undergoes first big reno since 2009

  • Oct 17, 2018

Tofino Bus launches shipping service to replace Greyhound across Vancouver Island

Affordable, same day and next day freight options are available as Greyhoubd Package Express ends

BIZ BEAT: West Coast General Hospital Foundation hires new business director

Alberni Valley Museum’s Jamie Morton retiring

  • Sep 19, 2018

West Coast sailing rough employment seas to help fish processing thrive

Big Read: Fish processors casting a wide net to overcome employment challenges

BIZ BEAT: Port Alberni businesses celebrate milestones

New digs, new owners for businesses in the Alberni Valley

  • Aug 22, 2018