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PROGRESS 2019: New businesses are boosting the vibe to Port Alberni’s Uptown

New and veteran business owners say it’s South Port’s time to shine

PROGRESS 2019: Coulson Aviation’s Fireliners advance world’s wildfire arsenal

Versatile 737 modifications fly higher, faster, halfway around the world

  • Jun 12, 2019

PROGRESS 2019: Alberni artists show contrasting shades of commercial success

Collaboration a common denominator for these two visual artists

  • Jun 12, 2019
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Fire burning east of Port Alberni
Mass funerals begin after deadly Sri Lanka attacks
Minister not feeling great about social media co-operation as election nears
Toddler tumbles out of moving vehicle

Alberni Valley News earns six national journalism awards

This year, judges celebrated our editorial pages

Alberni Valley Regional Airport to replace aging weather station

$65,000 B.C. Air Access Program grant will help pay for new station

Port Alberni students’ murals a ‘welcoming beacon’ for public health unit

Murals are a collaboration between Island Health and ADSS art class

UPDATE: Elderly woman found safe: Port Alberni RCMP

89-year-old woman went missing on Central Lake Road

Port Alberni high school students bring issues to city hall

Alberni District Secondary School students talk washroom accessibility, food waste

Courtenay-Alberni MP says plastics ban is ‘a beginning’

Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

  • Jun 10, 2019

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District workers going on strike

CUPE 118 members take action over “unfair” treatment of casual and temporary workers

  • Jun 10, 2019

UPDATE: Crews continue to battle Read Island wildfire

Fire burning in dense forest and mountainous terrain

Vancouver Island poet Eve Joseph ‘savouring’ moment after winning $65K Griffin prize

The Vancouver-raised, 66-year-old writer said she feels she still has work to do to master her craft

Province calls on Islanders to conserve water immediately

Some streams approaching critical levels, threatening salmon and fish

West Coast General Hospital gets an outdoor gazebo for patients, families

The $3,000 cost was covered by Canadian Tire, hospital staff

Second World War amputee veteran reflects on D-Day 75th anniversary

On June 6, 1944, Toronto’s Allan Bacon was one of thousands of…

  • Jun 6, 2019

Masked gunman robs Qualicum Beach store

June 5 robbery the second this week in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Measles vaccine rates double for Island Health

After facing a measles outbreak thousands of locals received vaccines

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY: An Alberni man’s life on the doomed HMCS Alberni

Port Alberni’s rich historical roots are tightly entwined in those of D-Day

  • Jun 6, 2019

Alberni adventurers embark on journey to Vancouver Island’s ‘secret coast’

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert to explore forgotten history of Spanish exploration

Employee shaken as central Island liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Disguised suspect nabbed cash, ran away from Arlington Inn Beer and Wine in Nanoose Bay