Opinion

LETTER: Old enough to know what’s been lost in B.C. salmon

Stephen Hume writes about the lack of discussion on the province’s dwindling salmon population

  • Jan 16, 2020

LETTER: Airline must answer for why it sent plane up in combat zone

The loss of life of 138 passengers en route to Toronto is beyond tragic…

  • Jan 15, 2020

EDITORIAL: Battling the stigma surrounding dementia

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

  • Jan 15, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?

B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

EDITORIAL: Totem tourney steeped in tradition

Alberni District Secondary School tournament is so much more than just basketball

  • Jan 8, 2020
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Snow Day in Port Alberni
The sights and sounds of Totem 65
House burns on Third Avenue in Port Alberni
Port Alberni dives into the new year

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

Long odds that babies would be delivered so regularly within first minutes of midnight on Jan. 1

LETTER: Trees are undervalued in Port Alberni, says writer

I cannot understand why San Group cut down the trees along Stamp Avenue…

  • Jan 8, 2020

EDITORIAL: May 2020 be a year of healing for a community in pain

The top 10 stories from the Alberni Valley in the past year were full of pain, tears and challenges

  • Jan 1, 2020

LETTER: Small progress made to condition of Lugrin, Chapman roads

Writer follows up after initial letter of concern

  • Jan 1, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: A toast to civil debate in the new year

Not only is name calling juvenile, it is unproductive

Editorial: A time of giving

There’s a lot of good out there

  • Dec 25, 2019

LETTER: Agassiz dad raising funds for daughter with cerebral palsy

Agassiz resident David Ryan asks for help replacing his daughter’s power chair

  • Dec 25, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

Climate strikes are an example of youth becoming politicized and rejecting adult inaction

LETTER: Polio campaign needs funding, attention

The world has been fighting polio for almost 70 years…

  • Dec 18, 2019

LETTER: Port Alberni fills more Operation Shoe Boxes than ever despite forestry strike

We expected that we may have fewer boxes this year given the number of people on strike…

  • Dec 18, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype

Whether interested in your health or your ancestors, it is important to understand how these tests work

LETTER: Parents should have to pay for damage to heritage rail cars, says writer

We feel there has been a lack of supervision…

  • Dec 11, 2019