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San Group is organizing a fundraiser for the West Coast General Hospital Foundation Dec. 15, featuring the Argentine Tango Lab from Vancouver. Tickets are $35 each, available at the San Group office, 4000 Stamp Ave. Lorna Scott Photo

Olé! Tango fundraiser for Alberni Valley hospital Dec. 15

San Group is hosting tango workshop and performance at Echo Centre, and matching all funds raised

  • Dec 6, 2021
Forward depth is a strength for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs this season, bringing high hopes of the famous Bulldogs goal horn sounding many times this season. Kevin Rothbauer photo

Bulldogs hit the ice with expectations high

When the puck drops on the Bulldogs’ home opener on Oct. 15,…

  • Oct 11, 2021
Forward depth is a strength for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs this season, bringing high hopes of the famous Bulldogs goal horn sounding many times this season. Kevin Rothbauer photo
Gayle's Fashions

Helping Port Alberni look chic, confident and comfortable for nearly 40 years!

Gorgeous clothes that you’ll actually wear, and outfits for dance and gymnastics too

  • Oct 4, 2021
Gayle's Fashions
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 4, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Jaswinder Athwal packs cedar shakes at the Teal Jones mill in Surrey. On Sep. 30, Teal Jones is halting operations across the province in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo: Shawn Hall)

BC lumber company pauses operations to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Family-owned company encourages employees to take time to attend local events, pay respect

  • Sep 27, 2021
Jaswinder Athwal packs cedar shakes at the Teal Jones mill in Surrey. On Sep. 30, Teal Jones is halting operations across the province in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo: Shawn Hall)
Bombers and Bulldogs owner David Michaud drops the puck for the opening game of the new Alberni Valley team. Darran Chaisson Photo.

Port Alberni Bombers cleared for take off!

The ownership group behind the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs decided to take…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Bombers and Bulldogs owner David Michaud drops the puck for the opening game of the new Alberni Valley team. Darran Chaisson Photo.
New recycling and organics carts have been delivered to every single-family home within the City of Port Alberni. The new 3-stream waste system began Sept. 13.

3-stream roadside collection service launches for City of Port Alberni residents

Monday, Sept. 13 is the first day of the new 3-stream roadside…

  • Sep 13, 2021
New recycling and organics carts have been delivered to every single-family home within the City of Port Alberni. The new 3-stream waste system began Sept. 13.
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
Dr. Abraham Alexander of the BC Cancer Foundation
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.