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Visit technicalsafetybc.ca/safety-education/flood to learn how to prepare your home for flooding and find licensed contractors.

Is your home ready for the next flood?

How to prepare your property now, and what to do if you’re ordered to evacuate due to flood risk

  • Mar 7, 2022
Jen Weightman, an Operator at the San Forest Products Port Alberni Sawmill. San Group Inc is hosting a Job Fair on Feb. 26.

Exciting opportunities for all skill sets at Feb. 26 Alberni Job Fair

From the production floor to the head office — find out where you fit at San Group!

  • Feb 14, 2022
If one of your 2022 resolution is to waste less, the ACRD has some easy suggestions! (AdobeStock)

Is your New Year’s resolution to waste less?

Reflecting on the past year and setting some goals for 2022 is…

  • Jan 10, 2022
If one of your 2022 resolution is to waste less, the ACRD has some easy suggestions! (AdobeStock)
Basil Onyia used the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program at the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) to improve his resume after moving to Vancouver Island from Missouri, USA.

Helping immigrants recertify to continue their careers in Canada

Vancouver Island organization supports new Canadians with education, resources, advice

  • Jan 10, 2022
Basil Onyia used the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program at the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) to improve his resume after moving to Vancouver Island from Missouri, USA.
With a little effort and imagination, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season.

Simple steps to reduce holiday-related waste this season

The festive spirit of the holiday season is often associated with food…

  • Dec 13, 2021
With a little effort and imagination, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season.
This holiday season, help keep the lights burning for grieving families and support the work of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society by donating to the organization's festive Christmas Light display — a time for caring and remembering those who we have loved and lost.

Alberni charity’s spectacular holiday display lights up more than Christmas!

Christmas is a time of traditions and family gatherings. We spend time…

  • Dec 13, 2021
This holiday season, help keep the lights burning for grieving families and support the work of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society by donating to the organization's festive Christmas Light display — a time for caring and remembering those who we have loved and lost.
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
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
Visit www.letsconnectacrd.ca/organics for more information about the Organics Collection Service and to ask questions about composting or recycling in Port Alberni.

What goes where: Top tips for waste diversion, inspired by your searches

Thousands of people are utilizing the Sort’nGo app to schedule weekly waste…

  • Nov 15, 2021
Visit www.letsconnectacrd.ca/organics for more information about the Organics Collection Service and to ask questions about composting or recycling in Port Alberni.
Port Alberni residents can play the ACRD’s Sort’nGo game, and get a chance to win a year of free solid waste pickup!

Port Alberni has lots to celebrate when it comes to waste reduction

Last month the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District launched the Sort’nGo Organics collection service…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Port Alberni residents can play the ACRD’s Sort’nGo game, and get a chance to win a year of free solid waste pickup!
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.
Sort and go

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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