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UPDATE: Vancouver Island schools and colleges closed Tuesday

WATCH: School superintendent delivers Snow Day message in song

Alberni Valley ocean advocate documents shark necropsy

Peter Mieras runs annual shark survey, is known for ‘ghost’ fishing gear recovery efforts

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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

No one hurt in Port Alberni duplex fire

Firefighters were able to contain a blaze in a Sixth Avenue duplex…

$5M winning lotto ticket bought in Port Alberni

With much of the province blanketed in snow and feeling icy cold…

  • Feb 10, 2019

New ultrasound equipment at West Coast General Hospital offers improved image

WCGH Foundation paid for new machine through fundraising efforts

Wounded Warriors Run BC gets ready to hit the road

Local runners aim to raise $100,000 for PTSD-related programs, supports

Can pot farming save Vancouver Island agriculture?

Nanaimo suggests easing ALR rules to help farmers augment their income with cannabis

North Island College psychology prof changes lives for four decades

Dr. Michael Catchpole led charge to distance education

ICBC lowball injury offers aren’t driving up court costs, ministry says

B.C. auto insurance monopoly struggling with rising legal, settlement costs

Cullen calls federal ruling a “huge win for wild salmon”

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP disappointed it took a federal court to change DFO policy on farmed salmon

Derelict Arrowview Hotel ‘close’ to demolition

Fence put up around empty building in Port Alberni as a safety measure

BUDGET 2019: Port Alberni city council considers adding to policing budget

Community Policing Liaison can be replaced by municipal employee, says Hunter

‘Just saving lives’ isn’t enough to stem mid-Island opioid crisis

Medical health officer Paul Hasselback touts therapeutic view to solving crisis

  • Feb 5, 2019

Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney has passed away

Furney, who was 85 years old, served as mayor for the Town of Port McNeill for 39 years.

City of Port Alberni to hear from public on cannabis retail stores

One last step before cannabis retail stores are approved in Port Alberni

Island Health launches needle-awareness campaign

Encourages support of local needle-recovery efforts

Bamfield water quality advisory cancelled after five years

New treatment plant cleans up drinking water in west coast community

Floodplain mapping charts Port Alberni’s safety along Somass River

Flood events, climate change drive national disaster mitigation work

  • Feb 2, 2019