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A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Voting doesn’t mean that your candidates will always be elected (Illustration by Pixabay)

EDITORIAL: Voters determined the election outcome

The ballots have been counted and the local government elections are now over…

  • Oct 19, 2022
Voting doesn’t mean that your candidates will always be elected (Illustration by Pixabay)
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LETTER: Port Alberni’s wide roads are a hindrance, not a help

From runoff to lack of shade, roads are past their prime, says resident

  • Oct 19, 2022
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LETTER: Film Fest’s ‘Run Woman Run’ hits home for Port Alberni woman

Wilma Doxtdator has ties to director, filming location

  • Oct 19, 2022
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Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER: Aren’t renovations of empty buildings cheaper than tiny homes?

Homelessness solution panned by Port Alberni resident

  • Oct 19, 2022
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B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER: Impartiality absent at Port Alberni all-candidates meeting

Participants should take some blame for not halting biased behaviour, says writer

  • Oct 15, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Choose wisely, then go vote

Consider the candidates, their platforms and how they may shape your community

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Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks adopt philosophy of making a good offence their best defence

Unable to fix the blueline, Vancouver looks to outscore the opposition

Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Dalton Schoen (83) is tackled by B.C. Lions' Delvin Breaux Sr. (23) after making a reception during the second half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Lions path to clinching 2nd place not as tough as you might think

Winnipeg will be relaxed, resting starters and less focused for two remaining tilts

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Dalton Schoen (83) is tackled by B.C. Lions' Delvin Breaux Sr. (23) after making a reception during the second half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

THE MOJ: Don’t be surprised if Geno Smith keeps the Seahawks soaring

Many factors allowing former journeyman to shine in starter’s role

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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LETTER: No love for drag racing from this community member

Port Alberni should concentrate on environmental effects, says letter writer

  • Oct 6, 2022
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LETTER: Burde Street development a concern for Port Alberni residents

Density in that corridor won’t be appreciated by all, says writer

  • Oct 6, 2022
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About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
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THE MOJ: A Rourke return for the Lions? Let’s call it a long shot with a shot

Still a faint hope that B.C.’s quarterback sensation could be back in time for the playoffs

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When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)
Port Alberni Toy Run chairman David Wiwchar stands with a special wrinkle dog from rider Tracy Carniel at the Toy Run dance on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley Newa)

QUINN’S QUIPS: A rider makes a poignant donation at Port Alberni Toy Run

Tale of Charlotte the wrinkle dog captures hearts at 38th annual motorcycle event

Port Alberni Toy Run chairman David Wiwchar stands with a special wrinkle dog from rider Tracy Carniel at the Toy Run dance on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley Newa)
The midway glows over the 75th annual Alberni District Fall Fair. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni residents share their Fall Fair memories

So many of you shared your memories that it broke our contest post on social media

The midway glows over the 75th annual Alberni District Fall Fair. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
After several years of frantic price increases, the real estate market is cooling in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and across the region. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Only some housing solutions can be found at local council tables

Civic leaders will need partners at provincial and federal levels to tackle the affordability crisis

  • Sep 21, 2022
After several years of frantic price increases, the real estate market is cooling in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and across the region. (File photo)