Local News

COVID-19: Highway 4 Kennedy Hill project scaled back

Road closure schedule has changed as Emil Anderson Construction modifies construction plans

Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits

Visits allowed for critically ill, those in end-of-life care or those that need escorts

ACRD releases draft flood plan for Somass River watershed

Expectation is for 20 percent more rain, flooding within decades

  • Mar 21, 2020
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Community heart ‘hunt’ catches on in Port Alberni

Next up will be a city-wide Easter egg ‘hunt’ for families

COVID-19: City of Port Alberni cancels March 23 council meeting

Cancellation will not affect budget discussions, says city clerk

7-Eleven Canada announces confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ladysmith 7-Eleven

Anyone who may have visited Ladysmith 7-Eleven between March 5 and March 11 is asked to call 811

COVID-19: Ucluelet calls on visitors to postpone trips to the West Coast

“We recommend you delay your holidays until further notice.”

Referral-only COVID-19 testing facility opens in Port Alberni

No location was disclosed by Island Health as people without a referral are asked to stay away

Save-On-Foods temporarily bans reusable shopping bags, suspends bottle returns due to COVID-19

It has also limited its operating hours and implemented special shopping hour for seniors

Port Alberni RCMP changes front counter services in response to COVID-19

Front counter services will not be conducted until further notice

Oil spill response base on track for Ucluelet, Port Alberni

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation host community open house events.

Meals on Wheels finds kitchen to keep preparing meals in Port Alberni

Crisis occurred when COVID-19 restrictions forced a sudden closure of restaurant kitchen

Surgical masks pile up on Hong Kong beaches after COVID-19 outbreak

B.C. resident working with ocean conservation team to track trash on Soko Islands

COVID-19: Ucluelet’s Black Rock Oceanfront Resort implements full closure

Wickaninnish Inn temporarily closes its doors to new arrivals and The Cabins closes for 30 days.

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club recommends staff and families follow provincial guidelines

Port Alberni mayor provides an update on city’s COVID-19 response

City facilities closed to the public, but “essential services” to continue

COVID-19: Tofino asks visitors to postpone trips, return home

“For now, please enjoy Tofino vicariously through images and your memories of past visits.”