Impress

The Nanaimo Career and Post Secondary Event offers job seekers and employers and opportunity to connect.

Get a jump start on a rewarding new career!

Live Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Events return to Nanaimo August 25

  • Aug 1, 2022
One of the spectacular sculptures in this year's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, a focal point of the Parksville Beach Festival. See the sculptures at Parksville Community Park through Aug. 21. Photos courtesy Parksville Beach Festival

Your go-to guide: 8 ways to enjoy Parksville Beach Festival this August!

Activities for all ages continue at Parksville’s Community Park through Aug. 21

  • Aug 1, 2022
One of the spectacular sculptures in this year's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, a focal point of the Parksville Beach Festival. See the sculptures at Parksville Community Park through Aug. 21. Photos courtesy Parksville Beach Festival
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer

Love Ucluelet like a local

Ucluelet has always had a chill vibe everyone loves, and the stunning…

  • Jul 11, 2022
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer
People need to take ownership and responsibility to ensure wildlife stays wild, and that especially includes securing their garbage.

Critters and your organic cart

After what has seemed like the eternal winter, summer has finally arrived.…

  • Jul 11, 2022
People need to take ownership and responsibility to ensure wildlife stays wild, and that especially includes securing their garbage.
More than 1,200 tonnes of residential organic material has been collected in Port Alberni since September 2021 and processed at Earth, Land and Sea.

Keeping organics local: Earth, Land and Sea’s composting process

Earth, Land and Sea is the local, family-run processing facility for the…

  • Jun 13, 2022
More than 1,200 tonnes of residential organic material has been collected in Port Alberni since September 2021 and processed at Earth, Land and Sea.
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Port Alberni Parks Recreation & Heriatge summer programs are fun for everyone.

Summer fun is here! Port Alberni’s Parks Recreation Heritage shares expanded program line-up

From summer camps and sailing to trail riding and fitness classes, it’s time to get busy!

  • May 30, 2022
Port Alberni Parks Recreation & Heriatge summer programs are fun for everyone.
The 1924 train station in Port Alberni and the circa 1950s truck bays offer a variety of interior and exterior space for prospective tenants. The City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building.

Innovative entrepreneurial ideas sought for Port Alberni’s iconic train station

Business, non-profits, social enterprises all encouraged to submit proposals

  • May 16, 2022
The 1924 train station in Port Alberni and the circa 1950s truck bays offer a variety of interior and exterior space for prospective tenants. The City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building.
GoByBike BC Society envisions a future where everyone can experience the joy of cycling – for transportation, for play, for well-being, for the planet. Take part in Spring GoByBike Week May 30 to June 5!

This spring, return to cycling for a fresh start

More than just a bike ride — GoByBike for health, for the planet and for prizes!

  • May 16, 2022
GoByBike BC Society envisions a future where everyone can experience the joy of cycling – for transportation, for play, for well-being, for the planet. Take part in Spring GoByBike Week May 30 to June 5!
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.

Channelling the power of AI to improve hearing

Technology has come a long way to help those with hearing loss hear better

  • May 9, 2022
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.
All school classrooms in the Valley are invited to help the ACRD find a new name for the Alberni Valley Landfill that reflects all the services it provides and the ACRD’s commitment to increase waste diversion rates.

Get your creative thinking caps on! School contest to rename the landfill

The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) is seeking to formally rename the…

  • May 9, 2022
All school classrooms in the Valley are invited to help the ACRD find a new name for the Alberni Valley Landfill that reflects all the services it provides and the ACRD’s commitment to increase waste diversion rates.
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
ACRD bins

3-stream curbside waste collection: Celebrating our success!

It’s been six months since the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District rolled out the…

  • Apr 18, 2022
ACRD bins
Maria and Gabriel of the Argentine Tango Lab are bringing their dancing talents back to Port Alberni on Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $35 with all proceeds supporting the charitable San Group Foundation.

Learn to tango and support local charities at fundraiser May 7!

Dancers Maria and Gabriel of the Argentine Tango Lab are bringing their…

  • Apr 18, 2022
Maria and Gabriel of the Argentine Tango Lab are bringing their dancing talents back to Port Alberni on Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $35 with all proceeds supporting the charitable San Group Foundation.
Port Alberni’s historic Train Station is an important catalyst in the revitalization of Port Alberni’s Uptown neighbourhood, and the City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building. Lyndon Cassell photo

Bold ideas sought for Port Alberni’s historic Train Station

Bring your commercial vision for this unique location

  • Apr 11, 2022
Port Alberni’s historic Train Station is an important catalyst in the revitalization of Port Alberni’s Uptown neighbourhood, and the City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building. Lyndon Cassell photo
Sustainably built Pacific Mayfair Estates will bring a mixture of single family detached homes, town homes, duplexes and apartments to the Alberni Valley, while preserving local wetlands and trails.

Sustainable, affordable master planned community coming to Port Alberni

Popular trails will be preserved, while providing much-needed housing to the Valley

  • Mar 21, 2022
Sustainably built Pacific Mayfair Estates will bring a mixture of single family detached homes, town homes, duplexes and apartments to the Alberni Valley, while preserving local wetlands and trails.
Alberni’s new organic green carts are certified by WildSafe BC to be bear resistant. Help reduce conflict with bears by securing attractants and preventing bears from becoming food-conditioned, which is a problem for animals and people.

Tips and tricks for reducing waste this spring

Spring is in the air and people are cleaning up their yard…

  • Mar 14, 2022
Alberni’s new organic green carts are certified by WildSafe BC to be bear resistant. Help reduce conflict with bears by securing attractants and preventing bears from becoming food-conditioned, which is a problem for animals and people.
During its 94+ years in the community, and over that time, Alberni District Co-op have made a point of supporting local community groups and charities. It's also part of 160 plus Co-ops across Western Canada that help build, feed and fuel communities.

Alberni co-op provides fuel to keep community organizations going

Our communities are important to us — a fact that’s been made…

  • Mar 14, 2022
During its 94+ years in the community, and over that time, Alberni District Co-op have made a point of supporting local community groups and charities. It's also part of 160 plus Co-ops across Western Canada that help build, feed and fuel communities.