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Dr. Abraham Alexander of the BC Cancer Foundation

New technology offers earlier, targeted treatment for men’s health

BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser aims to increase access to prostate cancer diagnostic tool

  • Sep 13, 2021
Alberni Valley News publisher Teresa Bird opens the first Valley Vonka bar of 2021 (don’t worry: it wasn’t a winner). There are three golden tickets hidden in the bars. Will you uncover one? (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Scrumpdiddlyumtious Valley Vonka chocolate bars are back!

In the words of Willie Wonka, “Hold your breath, make a wish,…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Alberni Valley News publisher Teresa Bird opens the first Valley Vonka bar of 2021 (don’t worry: it wasn’t a winner). There are three golden tickets hidden in the bars. Will you uncover one? (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
ECO Canada’s BEAHR training program provides customizable environmental training programming for Indigenous communities that uniquely braids traditional ecological knowledge with Western science.

Why braiding traditional ecological knowledge with Western science is so important – and how ECO Canada’s BEAHR program is helping

Training program helps Indigenous youth engage in a meaningful career in the environmental sector

  • Aug 30, 2021
ECO Canada’s BEAHR training program provides customizable environmental training programming for Indigenous communities that uniquely braids traditional ecological knowledge with Western science.
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Alberni Valley’s 3-stream roadside cart collection: Top questions answered

With the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port Alberni rolling…

  • Aug 30, 2021
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ACRD 3-stream collection

The goals of Alberni’s 3-stream waste collection

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port Alberni are launching…

  • Aug 16, 2021
ACRD 3-stream collection
Starting this September, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port Alberni are launching a new 3-stream roadside cart collection service.

The carts are coming, the carts are coming!

Starting this September, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port…

  • Aug 2, 2021
Starting this September, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port Alberni are launching a new 3-stream roadside cart collection service.
April, Donna and Olivia of West Coast Family Dental

Full-Smile Service For Your Family

How important is community? For the West Coast Family Dental team here…

  • Jun 28, 2021
April, Donna and Olivia of West Coast Family Dental
Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!

There’s fun to be had in Nanaimo, the city by the sea

As the weather continues to warm up, there are unforgettable adventures to…

  • Jun 21, 2021
Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!
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Growing hope, through farming and community building

The opioid epidemic has no easy solutions, but dialogue and understanding build the right foundation

  • Jun 14, 2021
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Sort your glass separately from your curbside recycling and bring to the 3rd Avenue Depot or the recycling station at the AV Landfill.

Glass: Not accepted in curbside recycling!

Every month Recycle BC does a random audit of recycling collected in…

  • Jun 14, 2021
Sort your glass separately from your curbside recycling and bring to the 3rd Avenue Depot or the recycling station at the AV Landfill.
Wonder where the Valley’s recycling is going? Here’s a breakdown of the process.

Where does Port Alberni’s recycling go?

The most frequently asked question that staff at the various recycling facilities/stations…

  • May 31, 2021
Wonder where the Valley’s recycling is going? Here’s a breakdown of the process.
The new carts as the garbage trucks’ mechanical arm needs to be able to pick up the recycling.

Transitioning from blue bin to blue cart

With the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District introducing a three-stream collection service this summer…

  • May 17, 2021
The new carts as the garbage trucks’ mechanical arm needs to be able to pick up the recycling.
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Local non-profit turns to international recovery models as a guide for close-to-home success

The Port Alberni Shelter Society envisions a safe home + fulfilling life for everyone

  • May 10, 2021
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The most frequently asked questions the ACRD hears about its coming organics collection program involve bin liners, bears and other wildlife, and roadside placement of the new organics cart.

Questions about how to use your new Organics cart? We’ve got answers!

With the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District introducing organics collection late this summer within…

  • May 3, 2021
The most frequently asked questions the ACRD hears about its coming organics collection program involve bin liners, bears and other wildlife, and roadside placement of the new organics cart.
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 3, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
Gerri Sing from the Alberni Valley Hospice Society board puts up a sign promoting Stepping Out for Ty Watson House, a unique fundraiser happening May 15 to 31 in Port Alberni. (Susan Quinn/ Alberni Valley News)

Who’s ready to step out this spring?

Walk, run, golf or paddle for Alberni Valley Hospice

  • Apr 26, 2021
Gerri Sing from the Alberni Valley Hospice Society board puts up a sign promoting Stepping Out for Ty Watson House, a unique fundraiser happening May 15 to 31 in Port Alberni. (Susan Quinn/ Alberni Valley News)
Compostable plastics

Organics collection says ‘NO’ to compostable plastics

With the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) introducing organics collection late this summer…

  • Apr 19, 2021
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Working towards a better solution with Therapeutic Recovery Models

How San Patrignano’s Therapeutic Communities can help our action against addiction

  • Apr 12, 2021
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