Local News

Environment Canada issues wind warning to much of Vancouver Island

‘Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring,’ says forecaster

Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Island Elementary School

Child’s behaviour results in students being held in classrooms until order restored

Sproat Lake residents call for more control over growth

Residents ask Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District to crack down on bylaws

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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

Property assessments to rise again on Vancouver Island

Some areas could see their assessments spike as much as 20 per cent

Wet snow, rain expected on Vancouver Island this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Dec. 7

MP Gord Johns’ ocean plastics motion passes unanimously

M-151 calls for a national framework for elimination of plastic pollition

  • Dec 5, 2018

Off-road vehicles caught in sensitive B.C. wildlife habitats to net $575 fine

Areas include all BC Parks and southern mountain caribou habitats

Construction underway at Rainbow Gardens seniors facility

Dual projects to increase seniors’ housing in Port Alberni

  • Dec 4, 2018

Island Corridor Foundation brings rail pitch to Port Alberni

CEO Larry Stevenson waits for pivotal meeting with BC gov’t

Port Alberni man breaks into Smitty’s Restaurant

Michael Andrew Jones is facing multiple charges

  • Dec 3, 2018

Assault suspect barricades himself in Port Alberni residence for six hours

Emergency Response Team deployed after report of assault

  • Dec 3, 2018

Port Alberni prepares for younger cruise ship passengers

City’s deep-sea port part of Holland America’s smaller ‘expedition venture’ experiment

Conservation officers kill two bears in Port Alberni

‘Garbage’ bears marauding Uptown neighbourhood tranquilized, euthanized

Port Alberni man shares $20 million jackpot with friend from Nanaimo

John Prpich grew up playing hockey with David Dubbin from Nanaimo

  • Nov 30, 2018

Questions, concerns about LNG addressed at Port Alberni open house

Barkley Sound Alliance expresses opposition to Kwispaa LNG project

City of Port Alberni agrees to demolish nuisance house on Second Avenue

Neighbours have made numerous complaints about house, squatters and feral cats

Vancouver Island communities top voter participation in electoral referendum

Parksville-Qualicum, Saanich North and the Islands, Oak Bay-Gordon Head cast most ballots

Commercial fishing is Canada’s most dangerous job, report states

Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans gives recommendations to improve safety for fish harvesters