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If you or someone you know is a newcomer with professional training, the free Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program from the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society can help you return to your career.

Program helps skilled newcomers recertify in Canada

Get help with complicated Canadian certification, then get back to your career!

  • Mar 1, 2021
Why compost? Beyond extending the life of the landfill, composting adds valuable nutrients to soil, supports beneficial microorganism growth, insects and earthworms, helps minimize wind and water erosion by retaining moisture in the soil, encouraging healthy root growth and replenishes exhausted soils by replacing trace minerals.

Food Waste + Composting = Black Gold

  • Feb 22, 2021
Grief is intricately woven into palliative care, and Alberni Valley Hospice is available to help both those facing a life-limiting illness and those who care about them, says Bereavement Counsellor Marianne Bauml-Murray.

Hospice supports those living through loss

Alberni Valley Hospice Society serves community members who are grieving

  • Feb 15, 2021
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The Port Alberni Shelter Society is bringing their own Therapeutic Recovery Centre to Canada with their Shelter Farm!

Action against addiction

How the services at the Port Alberni Shelter Society are the beginning to an end

  • Feb 15, 2021
The Port Alberni Shelter Society is bringing their own Therapeutic Recovery Centre to Canada with their Shelter Farm!
Organics

Roadside Organics collection coming to the Alberni Valley this spring!

This spring, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) will be rolling out roadside…

  • Feb 8, 2021
Organics
Register now for Winter GoByBike BC Day, then go for a ride on Feb. 12!

Change gears this winter — ride your bike!

Join riders across BC and #GoByBike Feb. 12

  • Feb 1, 2021
Register now for Winter GoByBike BC Day, then go for a ride on Feb. 12!
PASS is more than a shelter – they provide housing, food, clothing, services and support for those experiencing homelessness.

An Opioid Dialogue: Alberni Valley Therapeutic Recovery Community (TRC) offers long term benefits

Lengthier recovery program, social enterprise key goals for local proposal

  • Jan 11, 2021
PASS is more than a shelter – they provide housing, food, clothing, services and support for those experiencing homelessness.
Metis Financial Corporation BC has grants, loans and core services to help Metis businesses through the pandemic, and beyond.

A chance to thrive — New financing options for Métis entrepreneurs

Grants, loans and core services for pandemic-relief and long-term growth

  • Dec 28, 2020
Metis Financial Corporation BC has grants, loans and core services to help Metis businesses through the pandemic, and beyond.
You can help reduce the risk of fires by properly preparing your batteries for recycling before bringing them to the 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot.

A few simple steps will help prepare your batteries for safe recycling

Batteries must stay out of the landfill: Here’s what to do before taking them to the recycling depot

  • Dec 21, 2020
You can help reduce the risk of fires by properly preparing your batteries for recycling before bringing them to the 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot.
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Dec 21, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.

BC 211 expects calls for support to increase as second wave continues across BC

Helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day

  • Dec 14, 2020
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.
Consider sustainable gifts from local businesses this holiday season.

Share the joy and create memories, not garbage!

Panic buying setting in? Maybe you’re trying to find last-minute ideas and…

  • Dec 7, 2020
Consider sustainable gifts from local businesses this holiday season.
Get creative with eco-friendly wrapping paper, such as old newspaper, old magazines and calendars, or paper bags that have been decorated with potato stamps.

‘Tis the Season: 7 ways to make your celebrations more sustainable!

Christmas is just around the corner and the pressure to consume and…

  • Nov 23, 2020
Get creative with eco-friendly wrapping paper, such as old newspaper, old magazines and calendars, or paper bags that have been decorated with potato stamps.
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Nov 23, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.
Alicia Mulholland tries on her new glasses for the first time. Dr. Golemba at Valley Vision Optometry has a special interest in Low Vision care.

This Vancouverite travelled to Port Alberni for cutting-edge vision care

WATCH: The moment she put on her new glasses, and could finally see!

  • Nov 16, 2020
Alicia Mulholland tries on her new glasses for the first time. Dr. Golemba at Valley Vision Optometry has a special interest in Low Vision care.
Canadian Tire Port Alberni manager Erin Van Bergen joins Teresa Ludvigson, Executive Director Alberni Valley Hospice Society, and Gerri Sing, AVHS Board Member, in preparing for Light Up Hospice, a fundraiser and opportunity for residents to honour the memory of loved ones this holiday season.

New holiday event shines a light on love and loss

Light Up Hospice to remember loved ones + support vital community programs

  • Nov 2, 2020
Canadian Tire Port Alberni manager Erin Van Bergen joins Teresa Ludvigson, Executive Director Alberni Valley Hospice Society, and Gerri Sing, AVHS Board Member, in preparing for Light Up Hospice, a fundraiser and opportunity for residents to honour the memory of loved ones this holiday season.
Local livestock might enjoy a pumpkin dinner once you’re finished with your Halloween jack o’ lantern. Contact the Alberni Valley Pumpkin Pickup for details!

Nothing spooky about these Halloween recycling tips!

Halloween generates lots of tiny packaging and food waste – here’s how to get rid of it properly

  • Oct 26, 2020
Local livestock might enjoy a pumpkin dinner once you’re finished with your Halloween jack o’ lantern. Contact the Alberni Valley Pumpkin Pickup for details!
Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.

High Fives for Health Care spreading gratitude and raising vital funds for B.C. health care

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation campaign spreads much-needed positivity and raises essential funds

  • Oct 19, 2020
Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.
Soft plastics recycling 101

Soft plastics recycling 101

Your guide to what’s what in the world of soft plastics

  • Oct 12, 2020
Soft plastics recycling 101