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LETTER: Writer quick to give credit to company despite differences

Praise should come at least as quickly as concern…

  • May 6, 2020
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Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)

COLUMN: From flattening the COVID-19 curve to Team B.C. recovery

B.C. business leaders say they’re ready to restart economy

  • Apr 30, 2020
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
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Christmas in the Alberni Valley
Bergen pushes Liberals for better COVID-19 plan
Elections BC aiming for results on November 16
B.C. election called for Oct. 24
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LETTER: Writer takes issue with landscaping at main Port Alberni intersection

State of trees, topsoil a source of concern for Port Alberni resident

  • Apr 29, 2020
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LETTER: The air we breathe is more important than woodburning bylaw discussion

LETTER: The air we breathe is more important than woodburning bylaw discussion

Finally, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is putting restrictions into place…

  • Apr 29, 2020
LETTER: The air we breathe is more important than woodburning bylaw discussion
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative
LETTER: Sometimes, it’s prudent to cut down trees

LETTER: Sometimes, it’s prudent to cut down trees

SAN Group of companies is establishing a lumber enterprise beside the paper mill on the waterfront..

  • Apr 22, 2020
LETTER: Sometimes, it’s prudent to cut down trees
Emergency vehicles parade up Redford Street toward West Coast General Hospital to salute frontline workers in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)

LETTER: Emergency nurse appreciates Saturday siren salute

It was extremely impressive and touching and brought tears to my eyes…

  • Apr 22, 2020
Emergency vehicles parade up Redford Street toward West Coast General Hospital to salute frontline workers in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)
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Earth Day: The roots of our current environmental crisis go back 12,000 years

The story of how our current environmental state came to be is over 12,000 years old

  • Apr 22, 2020
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LETTER: Sirens should only be used for emergencies

LETTER: Sirens should only be used for emergencies

I have no issue with people showing support for frontline workers…

  • Apr 22, 2020
LETTER: Sirens should only be used for emergencies
LETTER: Citizens deserve action from their municipal council

LETTER: Citizens deserve action from their municipal council

Council should have been seen to be taking concerns about the McLean Mill property more seriously…

  • Apr 22, 2020
LETTER: Citizens deserve action from their municipal council
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 modelling useful, but not a crystal ball

B.C.’s chief health officer explains risk of relaxing too soon

  • Apr 19, 2020
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

COLUMN: Helping those who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy talks about both public health emergencies

  • Apr 18, 2020
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
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LETTER: People deserve to know where COVID-19 is present

I have to state my objections to the current Island Health policy…

  • Apr 15, 2020
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LETTER: Knowledge is power when dealing with pandemic

There is no need to know who has unfortunately contracted the virus…

  • Apr 15, 2020
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Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

GUEST COLUMN: Take care with non-medical cloth masks during COVID-19

If you wear one, don’t touch your face, Dr. Bonnie Henry advises

  • Apr 11, 2020
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Economic impact of COVID-19 will be enormous and difficult to estimate

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

  • Apr 9, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
A mural is planned for the brick wall behind Canadian Maritime Engineering near Harbour Quay. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 shouldn’t stop projects such as Port Alberni’s mural

The swiftly changing face of the world’s coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken…

  • Apr 8, 2020
A mural is planned for the brick wall behind Canadian Maritime Engineering near Harbour Quay. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Litter. (FILE PHOTO)

LETTER: Our city needs a litter facelift

Why is it some of the people in Port Alberni live like slobs?

  • Apr 8, 2020
Litter. (FILE PHOTO)
LETTER: Kindness from others made letter writer’s day

LETTER: Kindness from others made letter writer’s day

I am grateful for the people who assist me on a daily basis…

  • Apr 8, 2020
LETTER: Kindness from others made letter writer’s day