New writer joins News

The Alberni Valley News is pleased to announce that Port Alberni-born Karly Blats has joined our team as a reporter.

Langara College graduate Karly Blats has joined the News' team.

Langara College graduate Karly Blats has joined the News' team.

The Alberni Valley News is pleased to announce that Port Alberni-born Karly Blats has joined our team as a reporter.

The addition of Blats to our newsroom means we will now have two full-time reporters as well as Kristi Dobson freelancing with us.

Blats grew up in the Alberni Valley and is happy to be back and working in her hometown. She graduated from Langara College with a Diploma of Journalism last year and returned in mid-December.

“I’m excited,” she said about joining the AV News’ reporting staff.

Blats will spearhead our new feature, You Said It, so you will see her around the city asking your opinion on the issues of the day. She will also be covering the education beat as well as other news and features in our community.