Local News

City of Port Alberni hires new fire chief

Mike Owens brings 19 years of experience in fire protection and rescue services

  • Dec 24, 2018

State of emergency ends for Tseshaht First Nation

Only two homes left without power after windstorm

  • Dec 24, 2018

60,000 still without power; wind warning continues across Vancouver Island

Winds expected to ease by Saturday afternoon and into overnight

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Strong winds, rain make a mess of Port Alberni
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Pedestrian struck in Port Alberni hit and run

91-year-old driver under investigation

  • Dec 21, 2018

Toppled power lines trap residents during record-breaking day for Island emergency dispatcher

Wind storm generated roughly 500 emergency calls, mostly from central Island locations

Highway 4 reopens between Qualicum and west coast

Crews deal with washout at Kennedy Lake; power still out in Tofino, Ucluelet

More than 90,000 remain without power on Vancouver Island

BC Hydro working around the clock in the wake of most severe windstorm in years

Highway 4 closed east and west of Port Alberni

Numerous trees, power lines cut off west coast communities

Strong winds, heavy rain cause trouble in Port Alberni

Residents affected by power outages, fallen trees and flooded roads

Tseshaht First Nation declares state of emergency as storm hits

Officials have activated its Emergency Operations Centre

Bomb disposal unit clears Port Alberni Shelter of homemade device

A suspected homemade bomb forced evacuation of neighbourhood, lockdown of a school

Multiple power outages across Vancouver Island

Thousands without power in Port Alberni throughout the Pacific Rim

UPDATE: BC Ferries cancels 80 sailings amid wind storm

Stormy weather is to blame for cancellations between Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay, Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay

Unsuccessful election candidates bring their concerns to Port Alberni council

Public ‘disconnected’ from council; Port Alberni in transition

Fundraising venture underway for Island girl injured in 2016 knife attack

Janelle Guyatt still enduring surgery to repair nerve damage two and a half years later

Price at Vancouver Island pumps not expected to decrease until after Boxing Day

Closure of US pipeline, weather affected barges are factors in the fluctuating price

More wind storms to hit Vancouver Island, expected to taper off for Christmas Day

Another special weather statement in effect for evening of Dec. 19