Opinion

LETTER: More support needed for urban Indigenous people during COVID-19

The government seems to think that putting more money into Friendship Centres is going to help us…

  • Sep 23, 2020

LETTER: We must listen to experts on COVID-19 and climate change

We cannot listen to charlatans who would wait for the obituary section to fill…

  • Sep 23, 2020

QUINN’S QUIPS: I was raised a reader, and I’m passing it on

Alberni Valley News’ editor shares memories of reading to her niece

EDITORIAL: It’s time to move on Bamfield Road project

Residents are tired of their pleas being ignored, like they have been for the past two decades

  • Sep 23, 2020

QUINN’S QUIPS: Reconciliation is only as strong as its partnerships

Bamfield Road deal is an ideal example of the province working with First Nations

LETTER: The status quo for Hole-in-the-Wall is not possible

Web poll results, negativity over attraction surprise writer

  • Sep 16, 2020
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LETTER: Invest in higher education to help Island communities recover from COVID-19

Island faculty, union leaders call on government for more post-secondary funding

  • Sep 11, 2020

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020

QUINN’S QUIPS: Time to talk formally about Hole in the Wall

Safety concerns have brought Port Alberni attraction back in the spotlight

LETTER: Dogs and cats should both be licenced equally in Port Alberni

Owners need to pick up after their dogs when walking on city property, says writer

  • Sep 9, 2020

LETTER: One economic shutdown is already too many

Paying for climate change would be too high a price, says writer

  • Sep 9, 2020

EDITORIAL: Clash over back to school was avoidable

The B.C. government should have forseen a reluctance to return to classrooms

  • Sep 9, 2020

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020

EDITORIAL: Labour Day takes on bigger meaning in 2020

Labour Day 2020 will be perhaps the most unique Canada has celebrated in modern times.

  • Sep 2, 2020

LETTER: Our country is morally bankrupt

We have a country which has all the resources that we could use…

  • Sep 2, 2020

LETTER: Government’s response to pandemic could be blueprint for climate change

We are currently witnessing what may be the most auspicious opportunity for real action…

  • Sep 2, 2020

LETTER: Victoria Quay walkway should not be used as dogs’ toilet, says writer

I want to acknowledge the raw beauty of Port Alberni…

  • Sep 2, 2020

EDITORIAL: Mask wearing: innocuous advice has turned into polarizing war

Why have masks become such a divisive subject?

  • Aug 26, 2020

LETTER: Plight of old-growth forests more important than forestry industry

It’s ironic, as soon no trees will be standing tall!

  • Aug 26, 2020

LETTER: Liberal gov’t full of smoke and mirrors these days

On Aug. 18, 2020 Canadians instinctively knew their federal government considered itself in peril

  • Aug 26, 2020