A Day in the Life of Port Alberni

See what it takes to pull together our photographic feature, and join in the fun July 12

The Alberni Valley News has been photographing its annual Day in the Life of Port Alberni souvenir section for more than 10 years. In 2017, videographer Andrew Nixon shadowed News editor Susie Quinn as she went around the community taking photos of people going about their everyday lives.

Today—July 12, 2018 —photographers representing the AV News are out in the community again, shooting photos for the 2018 souvenir edition, which will come out on Aug. 22 with our print edition. Take a look back at what it takes to put this popular feature together, and why we are passionate about doing it.

We also have a contest on the go for 2018: we’re asking people in Port Alberni to take photos anytime during this one day, and submit them to editor@albernivalleynews.com. We need to know the exact time you took the photo, your name and contact info (we won’t print the contact info), names of people in the photo, where you were when you snapped it and what people were doing.

Are you from Port Alberni but living or working somewhere else? Take a photo anyway and share it with us! We’d love to know what Port Albernians are doing outside of our city borders.




Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Port Alberni co-ops targeted in different crimes

One break-and-enter, one case of graffiti at each gas station

Offroad racing happening at Alberni Motorsports Park July 21–22

Last mud truck event until September on the Port Alberni track

Lease agreement signed for Port Alberni oil spill response base

25-year lease agreement is part of a larger expansion plan

Cherry Creek sets water restrictions for summer 2018

Stage One water restrictions are in effect immediately

EDITORIAL: Rezoning would unravel red tape for business in Port Alberni

Harbour Quay is traditionally for tourist and marine-based businesses…

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

B.C. city wants pot punted from farmland

Concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

The BC Review Board could not determine whether Gabriel Klein, 21, is fit to stand trial

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Recent online kitten abuse video raises serious social media questions

UBC and UFV profs weigh in on the subject of online sharing, shaming, and our digital landscape

UPDATED: ICBC fights back against claims that it’s ‘ripping off’ B.C. RV drivers

Canadian Taxpayers Federation is urging the provincial government to open up ICBC to competition

Summerland issues State of Local Emergency in response to wildfire

Two homes under evacuation order; evacuation alert remains in place as result of wildfire

Most Read