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Close-to-home care for challenging vision conditions

Close-to-home care for challenging vision conditions

Port Alberni optometrist shares passion for treating difficult vision puzzles

  • Oct 5, 2020
The 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot re-opens Oct. 1 with COVID protocols in place for staff and visitors.

3rd Avenue Recycling Depot to reopen Oct. 1

COVID protocols will guide reopening

  • Sep 28, 2020
Use your Bear Smarts this fall!

Use your Bear Smarts this fall!

Managing your attractants will help reduce human-bear conflicts

  • Sep 21, 2020
North Vancouver Island businesses achieve international success with Export Navigator

North Vancouver Island businesses achieve international success with Export Navigator

How small businesses are finding new customers in changing times

  • Sep 21, 2020
North Vancouver Island businesses achieve international success with Export Navigator
Zero-waste lunches are possible!

Zero-waste lunches are possible!

To reduce plastic waste, take a look at the daily lunch routine

  • Sep 14, 2020
Zero-waste lunches are possible!
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

Brand new Sunny Hill Health Centre launches the next chapter for rehabilitation at BC children’s

  • Sep 7, 2020
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids
Time to savour a sweet-tart home-grown harvest!

Time to savour a sweet-tart home-grown harvest!

Celebrate BC’s favourite fall berry

  • Aug 31, 2020
Time to savour a sweet-tart home-grown harvest!
What is the Waste Management Hierarchy?

What is the Waste Management Hierarchy?

It’s time to think beyond ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’

  • Aug 31, 2020
What is the Waste Management Hierarchy?
Time to rack up a little fun and fitness!

Time to rack up a little fun and fitness!

Welcome upgrades coming to Rack and Rally Social Hub

  • Aug 17, 2020
Time to rack up a little fun and fitness!
Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!

Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!

Mobile app launched: ACRD Recycling and Waste Wizard

  • Aug 17, 2020
Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!
Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…

Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…

In 2019, the AV Landfill generated 15,971 tonnes of waste. When broken…

  • Aug 3, 2020
Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service.

Recycle Matters: Creating Positive Change and Opportunities

Recycle Matters is a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment…

  • Jul 20, 2020
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service.
New Product Stewardship Program opening for the Valley!

New Product Stewardship Program opening for the Valley!

Product stewardship is an environmental management strategy guided by the principle that…

  • Jul 6, 2020
New Product Stewardship Program opening for the Valley!
The 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot remains closed while the ACRD creates a reopening plan to keep staff and visitors safe. In the meantime, recycling is available at the ACRD landfill.

And when is the 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot opening?

The ACRD office receives approximately 20 calls a day with questions around…

  • Jun 22, 2020
The 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot remains closed while the ACRD creates a reopening plan to keep staff and visitors safe. In the meantime, recycling is available at the ACRD landfill.
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

All the amenities, none of the crowds: Discover Sugar Lake

  • Jun 8, 2020
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here
Many food delivery services say their boxes are fully recyclable, but boxes typically have a mixed material (foil or plastic) liner which is not recyclable. Recycle BC says once the liner is removed and garbaged, the remaining cardboard box is then fully recyclable.

Trimming waste – of food and food delivery

In 2017 the National Zero Waste Council conducted research on household food…

  • Jun 8, 2020
Many food delivery services say their boxes are fully recyclable, but boxes typically have a mixed material (foil or plastic) liner which is not recyclable. Recycle BC says once the liner is removed and garbaged, the remaining cardboard box is then fully recyclable.
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.

Vancouver Island distillery crafts sanitizer to meet Canadian need

Local know-how, economies of scale come together in Shelter Point sanitizer

  • Jun 8, 2020
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.
North Island College faculty + new virtual world bring benefits for students

North Island College faculty + new virtual world bring benefits for students

Courses delivered with innovation and value

  • Jun 1, 2020
North Island College faculty + new virtual world bring benefits for students
Support local by shopping online in the Alberni Valley

Support local by shopping online in the Alberni Valley

New initiative helps businesses through COVID challenges

  • Jun 1, 2020
Support local by shopping online in the Alberni Valley
Effective May 22, rates for residents bringing branches to the Alberni Valley Landfill changed to a flat fee of just $5 per load.

Flat $5 fee introduced at AV Landfill for branches, yard waste

Measure aims to curb backyard burning, illegal dumping

  • May 25, 2020
Effective May 22, rates for residents bringing branches to the Alberni Valley Landfill changed to a flat fee of just $5 per load.