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UPDATE: Crews continue to battle Read Island wildfire

Fire burning in dense forest and mountainous terrain

Vancouver Island poet Eve Joseph ‘savouring’ moment after winning $65K Griffin prize

The Vancouver-raised, 66-year-old writer said she feels she still has work to do to master her craft

Province calls on Islanders to conserve water immediately

Some streams approaching critical levels, threatening salmon and fish

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Gallic Road fire
Port Alberni welcomes first of three cruise ships
Mass funerals begin after deadly Sri Lanka attacks
Minister not feeling great about social media co-operation as election nears

West Coast General Hospital gets an outdoor gazebo for patients, families

The $3,000 cost was covered by Canadian Tire, hospital staff

Second World War amputee veteran reflects on D-Day 75th anniversary

On June 6, 1944, Toronto’s Allan Bacon was one of thousands of…

  • Jun 6, 2019

Masked gunman robs Qualicum Beach store

June 5 robbery the second this week in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Measles vaccine rates double for Island Health

After facing a measles outbreak thousands of locals received vaccines

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY: An Alberni man’s life on the doomed HMCS Alberni

Port Alberni’s rich historical roots are tightly entwined in those of D-Day

  • Jun 6, 2019

Alberni adventurers embark on journey to Vancouver Island’s ‘secret coast’

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert to explore forgotten history of Spanish exploration

Employee shaken as central Island liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Disguised suspect nabbed cash, ran away from Arlington Inn Beer and Wine in Nanoose Bay

Road rage victim burned by lit cigarette

Victoria Police seeking suspect and witnesses to bizarre incident

Port Alberni elementary students walk out to protest climate crisis

Movement led and organized by Grade 7 class at Wood Elementary School

Port Alberni Salmon Fest gives back with donation to hatchery

Port Alberni’s Salmon Festival Society is continuing to help salmon enhancement projects…

North Island College grads prepare for wildfire season

12 students engage in wildfire training at Port Alberni campus

  • Jun 1, 2019

Air Canada Rouge delays direct Nanaimo-Toronto flight launch until July

Airline says grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft impacting service company-wide

Tofino’s ‘Mushroom Man’ wins Top Chef Canada Season 7

Chef Paul Moran of 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort + Marina won the $100,000 prize and Top Chef title.

Port Alberni Port Authority has long-term vision for cruise ship business

The future for a budding cruise ship industry in the Alberni Valley is looking bright

Alberni town hall hashes out input on Green New Deal

Localizing resources, food security prominent among suggestion

  • May 28, 2019

Three cougars destroyed in Qualicum Beach after killing sheep

Four sightings in town reported to conservation office this month