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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
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
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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sliced red apples isolated

If the Earth were an apple…

The case for NOT throwing away the ingredients for top-quality soil

  • Apr 5, 2021
sliced red apples isolated
Thariq

After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 5, 2021
Thariq
The ACRD's new organic collection service coming this summer allows the community to divert and beneficially use organic waste, to help reduce amount of methane produced.

Organic collection: the viable alternative to a landfill gas capture system

In addition to reducing our waste and increasing the lifespan of the…

  • Mar 22, 2021
The ACRD's new organic collection service coming this summer allows the community to divert and beneficially use organic waste, to help reduce amount of methane produced.
PASS

Port Alberni Shelter Society opens the door to new recovery models

The Opioid Dialogues: Challenging today’s approach to addiction for a better tomorrow

  • Mar 15, 2021
PASS
Earth, Land & Sea, a local, family-run processing facility, will process the material from the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District’s new roadside organics collection program.

Local compost stays local with area processor

The organics processing contract for the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District’s new roadside…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Earth, Land & Sea, a local, family-run processing facility, will process the material from the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District’s new roadside organics collection program.
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
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.
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

Did you know that food and yard waste is not garbage? It…

  • Feb 22, 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.
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
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.
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.