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LETTER: Society is drowning in plastics

LETTER: Society is drowning in plastics

It’s time recycling industry steps up, says writer

  • Aug 19, 2020
LETTER: Society is drowning in plastics
LETTER: Cats in Port Alberni are out of control

LETTER: Cats in Port Alberni are out of control

Now I’m out $500 and I’ve had it…

  • Aug 19, 2020
LETTER: Cats in Port Alberni are out of control
Unpinning layers, years and memories from my bulletin board at the office as we prepare to move to a new building in September, I uncovered this gem from coworker Rachel Theus’ baby shower for her youngest son. I found the photo on Erik’s ninth birthday. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Memories build up on bulletin board of life

Oh, my office bulletin board is full of reminders and schedules, but it is also full of memories

Unpinning layers, years and memories from my bulletin board at the office as we prepare to move to a new building in September, I uncovered this gem from coworker Rachel Theus’ baby shower for her youngest son. I found the photo on Erik’s ninth birthday. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

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

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

QUINN’S QUIPS: What makes a building historically significant?

There’s a difference between heritage designation and a heritage register

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Healthy eating will help maintain a good immune system through autumn’s cold season, says Port Alberni dietitian Sandra Gentleman. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

ACTIVE LIVING: Eating well builds a healthy immune system

Port Alberni registered dietitian Sandra Gentleman writes about health issues

Healthy eating will help maintain a good immune system through autumn’s cold season, says Port Alberni dietitian Sandra Gentleman. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Somass River and estuary in behind peek through trees at the edge of a parking lot across from San Group’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. A quay to quay multi-modal pathway could feature scenes such as this. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Connect the Quays a key concept for tourism

Pathway could be a tourism gem for City of Port Alberni

  • Aug 12, 2020
The Somass River and estuary in behind peek through trees at the edge of a parking lot across from San Group’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. A quay to quay multi-modal pathway could feature scenes such as this. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
LETTER: Cats help with rat issue in Port Alberni

LETTER: Cats help with rat issue in Port Alberni

I am disappointed to read all the anti-cat letters in recent papers…

  • Aug 12, 2020
LETTER: Cats help with rat issue in Port Alberni
LETTER: Spay and neuter programs more effective than leashes

LETTER: Spay and neuter programs more effective than leashes

I would like to contribute to the cat conversation…

  • Aug 12, 2020
LETTER: Spay and neuter programs more effective than leashes
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
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LETTER: No good reason to let cats roam

Once you let your cat out, they may bring home fleas or disease…

  • Aug 5, 2020
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LETTER: Cats and their behaviour are misunderstood

LETTER: Cats and their behaviour are misunderstood

One longtime cat owner from Port Alberni

LETTER: Cats and their behaviour are misunderstood
LETTER: Crushing debt should not be cost of COVID-19 and climate change

LETTER: Crushing debt should not be cost of COVID-19 and climate change

This thinking will crush people with trillions of taxpayer funded debt

  • Aug 5, 2020
LETTER: Crushing debt should not be cost of COVID-19 and climate change
Fred Thompson of Port Alberni was part of a crew logging near Jennis Bay when he spied a face cut into a rockface that was ‘too perfect’ to be natural. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Alberni man discovers a mystery in a rock face

Fred Thompson said ‘face’ revealed in rock after area was logged has to be man made

Fred Thompson of Port Alberni was part of a crew logging near Jennis Bay when he spied a face cut into a rockface that was ‘too perfect’ to be natural. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
LETTER: Wanting a cat bylaw is not hating on cats or owners

LETTER: Wanting a cat bylaw is not hating on cats or owners

The message quite clearly states that we are not cat haters, we are concerned residents

  • Jul 29, 2020
LETTER: Wanting a cat bylaw is not hating on cats or owners
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LETTER: Letter writers show dislike for cats

It’s frustrating to read your letter-writers’ pet politics and plain contempt towards cats

  • Jul 22, 2020
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LETTER: Cats and dogs should be treated equally in Port Alberni

I think the time has come to treat cats in this city as we currently treat dogs

  • Jul 22, 2020
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LETTER: Tanker’s a ticking time bomb in Yemen

Being a retired Deep-Sea Tanker Master I read marine websites on a daily basis…

  • Jul 22, 2020
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LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia