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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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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.