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Logging companies close gates, deny access to backcountry

Island Timberlands cites fire danger as reason to lock gates for Mother’s Day

Lighthouses on Vancouver Island coast converting to renewable energy

Lightstations around BC moving away from diesel, embracing solar and wind power

Port Alberni prepares for first of three cruise ship visits

Port Alberni is preparing for a day of entertainment on Saturday, May…

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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

Man rescued from creek bank in Port Alberni

Emergency personnel were called out to rescue an intoxicated man who stumbled…

Officials hope to resolve E&N rail dispute as court date looms

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation wants rail land back, court hearing set for May 13

Drag races will not return to Alberni Valley airport

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District makes final decision

  • May 8, 2019

Trucker films near-miss on Highway 4 near Alberni Summit

‘I have a collection of those videos,’ says driver Fred Gorosh

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District gets serious about composting

Amount of waste going into the Alberni Valley Landfill needs to be reduced

Fire on Highway 4 near Port Alberni leaves German tourists car-less

Two tourists from Germany are safe, but have lost their vehicle following…

Youth wanted for RCMP summer camp

Deadline has been extended for central Vancouver Island applicants

Motorcyclist dies following head-on collision in Bowser

Police say driver of other vehicle being investigated for impaired driving

Man who robbed three Nanaimo banks gets eight years in jail

Daniel William James Harlow robbed TD Canada Trust in Nanaimo on Feb. 17, 2018

Wildfire ‘ignition zones’ surround Sproat Lake Hall

Learn how firefighters are dealing with them at Fire Smart Day on May 4

  • Apr 30, 2019

Ucluelet hires first full-time fire chief

Rick Geddes is well-known as Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. deputy chief

Victoria man wins $2.5 million lottery prize

Glen Fraser plans on retiring early, taking more camping trips

Port Alberni workers remember those who have died on the job

Alberni Valley fire chief speaks of job dangers that claimed two colleagues in 2019

  • Apr 29, 2019

Suspects flee Alberni Valley worksite on ATV, motorcycle, still get captured by RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP responded to a break and enter at a worksite on Franklin River Road

  • Apr 29, 2019

City of Port Alberni takes over nuisance property on Margaret Street

Owner missed a demolition deadline following a house fire