Opinion

EDITORIAL: Alberni Valley News is dedicated to sharing region’s heritage stories

It is important to acknowledge our history, no matter how uncomfortable it may be

  • Dec 12, 2018

LETTER: How far is taking the #MeToo movement too far?

It’s grossly unfair to pick on one song over another…

  • Dec 12, 2018

LETTER: Is LNG on Vancouver Island that important we would risk nature?

It is said that our planet will survive us, the human race…

  • Dec 12, 2018

LETTER: Bringing drag races back to Alberni’s airport ‘shortsighted’, says writer

A city like Port Alberni…needs a fully functioning airport

  • Dec 12, 2018

If you’re going to pull Baby It’s Cold Outside, pull these songs too, B.C. man writes

Parksville resident Bernie Smith points to other offensive holiday tunes

  • Dec 5, 2018

LETTER: Canada should look to China for immigration advice

China has a strict visa policy to screen all arrivals…

  • Dec 5, 2018
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Parade of boats arrives in Port Alberni
Port Alberni lights up for Christmas season
Conservation officers hunt for bears in Port Alberni
Port Alberni remembers

LETTER: Postal work stoppages hurting everyone

Canada Post employees are entitled to fair bargaining…

  • Dec 5, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: The art of announcing things you haven’t done yet

Clinging to power, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver imagine a dynasty

LETTER: Pot shops should be concentrated in Port Alberni’s Uptown

This could inject the area with money, creativity and a fresh vitality

  • Nov 28, 2018

LETTER: Big opportunity knocks in building retrofits

Could this help Port Alberni’s affordable housing?

  • Nov 28, 2018

LETTER: Viewer asks: was that debate millennial speak or pathetic rhetoric?

Anyone expecting some transparency was obviously left wanting…

  • Nov 28, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas demonstrates his character again

B.C. legislature speaker’s latest self-serving move is incredible

Cameron Lake should not be a speed zone, but it is

Road safety around Cameron Lake all boils down to speed

  • Nov 21, 2018

LETTERS: News of new sawmill for Port Alberni ‘not good news’

It’s time for the city to sever industrial waterfront roots, says writer

  • Nov 21, 2018

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Nov 20, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Social media leaves anyone with an opinion vulnerable to scorched-earth attacks

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018

EDITORIAL: School washrooms are no place for fear

This is about access for people who need to use the facilities…

  • Nov 14, 2018

LETTER: More thought needed before new sawmill breaks ground in Port Alberni

It is apparently good news that a new sawmill is coming to Port Alberni…

  • Nov 14, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong