Local News

Port Alberni looks at developing Harbourview lands near Harbour Quay

Port Alberni city council will review a request for proposals

Fiery crash closes Highway 4 at Port Alberni Summit

Two people taken to hospital following head-on collision

United Steelworkers Loc. 1-1937 says APD Sawmill shutdown a ‘bargaining tactic’

Western Forest Products says shutdown is due to market conditions in Japan

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Alberni Valley fire crews battle Beaver Creek grass fire
800-year-old carving log arrives in Port Alberni
Canadian Maritime Engineering catamaran
New cell tower comes to Sproat Lake

Suitors lining up for Howard the Gnome

World’s largest gnome will soon get a new home on Vancouver Island

Two more homes added to Port Alberni’s list of nuisance properties

Bylaw dept. given more authority to board up vacant, uninhabitable houses

Fire halts work at Catalyst Paper in Port Alberni

Plant is due for ownership change later this month

Vancouver Island water system at 50-year low

“Winter drought” has Comox Lake/Puntledge River system in full conservation mode

Vancouver Island police happy they can sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road

Police can now avoid paperwork, make getting traffic going the priority in minor crashes

Case of whooping cough confirmed in Duncan

Island Health sends letters to potential exposure sites in the area

West Coast wolf sightings spark warning to keep pets safe

Wolf observed around Ucluelet has shown no signs of being threat to public safety

Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

Former Port Alberni shelter eyed for seniors’ housing

Building will be vacant for a period of time

Bodies of Errington huskies retrieved by RCMP, taken to SPCA for cremation

Saga of missing dogs, shot and killed on a neighbouring farm, sparked online firestorm

  • Mar 8, 2019

Western Forest Products to shut Alberni sawmill for a month

APD Sawmill employees will be out of work starting March 18

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants

Drought fears high, Cowichan Lake already at August lows

Officials asking for early storage measures with lake just 40 per cent full

School District 70 receives provincial funding for upgrade projects

$800,000 for Alberni Valley will include funding for new school bus

  • Mar 8, 2019

Errington farmer receives death threats after two dogs shot, killed on her property

Woman says huskies were shot after entering her yard and attacking a goat