Local News

Descoteau’s mother, girlfriend reflect on tribulations of murder trial in Island city

Friends a strong support system in getting through testimony details

No injuries in car crashes on Gertrude Street

Port Alberni RCMP still searching for driver of pickup truck

  • Dec 17, 2018
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Strong winds, rain make a mess of Port Alberni
Conservation officers hunt for bears in Port Alberni
Toddler tumbles out of moving vehicle
Horgan says those breaking the law in Houston will have consequences

Emergency notifications coming to the Alberni Valley

ACRD will expand the ‘Connect Rocket’ community alert system

Organizations helping Alberni’s marginalized feel the pinch

Operational demands, wage hike put hole in Bread of Life budget

  • Dec 15, 2018

Port Alberni votes to change way council pay is increased

New way will focus on Consumer Price Index, future councils

‘Ghost bikes’ installed to remember teen cyclists who died in Port Alberni

Cycle Alberni installs memorials to remember teens, remind all about road safety

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

  • Dec 14, 2018

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Future of McLean Mill in question after log pond incident

$200,000 allocated to dam repairs, water quality testing at national historic site

School bus seatbelt petition gains ground in Port Alberni

School District 70 trustee has pushed for seatbelts for 40 years

  • Dec 12, 2018

Vancouver Island chambers unite to protect marine-based tourism

Fears over an extended protection area for Southern Resident killer whales prompts action

Vancouver Island man runs 500 km for anti-trophy hunting campaign

The 13-day run saw Giordano Corlazzoli run nearly a marathon a day

Port Alberni merchants advocate for improvements to business district

Better lighting, public washrooms could change attitude about South Port

B.C. must take lead on salmon preservation, say west coast fishers

Land-based fish farming, focus on small streams put forth as two solutions

  • Dec 11, 2018

Port Alberni’s Kris Patterson wins provincial award

Patterson one of 19 recipients of Medal of Good Citizenship for volunteerism

Ucluelet police searching for missing man

Ucluelet police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 29-year-old.

No NDP challengers for Sheila Malcolmson in Nanaimo

Resigning MP will be confirmed next week as B.C. NDP’s nominee for Nanaimo MLA

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Chinook salmon did particularly well on the Island this year