Local News

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

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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

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

Vancouver Island teen in critical condition after being hit in a crosswalk

RCMP seek witnesses, dash cam footage after Nanaimo incident sends 17-year-old to Victoria hospital

West coast boater objects to removal of float in Barkley Sound

Port Alberni Port Authority says San Mateo Bay float removal is at province’s request

Float in Barkley Sound will stay put for now after boaters complain

Port Alberni Port Authority,, province negotiate over San Mateo Bay float removal

Vancouver Island schools to see more than $15 million in upgrades

Province announces $206 million for B.C. school upgrades

Alberni Valley rallies in support of Maplehurst trail network

Supporters show their concern for new woodlot licence

  • Mar 6, 2019

Wounded Warriors Run brings message of hope to Port Alberni

The relay-style run kicked off Feb. 25 from Port Hardy

B.C. Indigenous woman appointed to Canada’s gun advisory committee

First Nations and northern voices were both missing in discussions

New Port Alberni shelter opens on Eighth Avenue

Supportive housing, short-term and wet weather beds included in facility

Candidates declared for Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District by-elections

Cherry Creek and Beaufort areas to hold by-election on April 6