Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Ben Jeffery of the Sproat Lake Watersports Association gets some air during competition at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. wakeboard, wakeskate championships return to Sproat Lake Aug. 12-14

Wakesurf competition happening at the same time at Sproat Lake Watersports Association

 

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LETTER: Family presents alternative to Sproat Lake name change

I would find it difficult to totally lose the Sproat name…

 

BC Hydro will be releasing three pulse flows of water from Elsie Lake Dam to assist steelhead migration down the Ash River. The first pulse will take place starting Aug. 16, 2022. (BC HYDRO PHOTO)

BC Hydro plans three water releases into Ash River in August

‘Pulse flows’ from Elsie Lake dam to assist steelhead migration

 

Ursula Holmes volunteers with myriad organizations in the Alberni Valley. “Volunteering is something I have always enjoyed,” she says. (ORLANDO DELANO/ Special to the AV News)

VALLEY SENIORS: Ursula Holmes is busy as ever, volunteering for The Attic and more

Longtime Port Alberni resident shows her love of her city through volunteering

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Ursula Holmes volunteers with myriad organizations in the Alberni Valley. “Volunteering is something I have always enjoyed,” she says. (ORLANDO DELANO/ Special to the AV News)
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Alberni Valley Hospice Society brings back Butterfly Effect event

200 butterflies will be available for release on Saturday, Aug. 6

(John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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Emergency preparedness funding coming to ACRD, west coast

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District, Tofino and Ucluelet to split $65K

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Alberni Valley firefighters battle a house fire on Thompson Road on Tuesday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Three occupants escape a house fire on Thompson Road in Beaver Creek

House fire was the second in two days in Alberni Valley

Alberni Valley firefighters battle a house fire on Thompson Road on Tuesday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Rod Stacey of Nanaimo, right, shows an onlooker the cockpit of his FE laydown hydro boat at the Sproat Lake Regatta boat and car show n’ shine on Friday, July 13, 2018 in front of Home Hardware in Port Alberni. Stacey and his two sons, Quinn and Ashton, all raced at the Sproat Lake Regatta over the weekend. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Lightning on the Lake is back at Sproat Lake, July 8–10

Sproat Lake Regatta kicks off Friday, July 8 with a show and shine

Rod Stacey of Nanaimo, right, shows an onlooker the cockpit of his FE laydown hydro boat at the Sproat Lake Regatta boat and car show n’ shine on Friday, July 13, 2018 in front of Home Hardware in Port Alberni. Stacey and his two sons, Quinn and Ashton, all raced at the Sproat Lake Regatta over the weekend. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Generosity rained down on the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network as an emergency water supply came together after fears the water supply to CARE’s animal shelter was about to be cut off. (CARE photo)

Support pours in as Tofino-Ucluelet animal shelter faces water crisis

“It was an unbelievable answer to the call to action”

Generosity rained down on the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network as an emergency water supply came together after fears the water supply to CARE’s animal shelter was about to be cut off. (CARE photo)
Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Tax relief should trump ‘luxuries’ like pools and paths, says writer

Beaver Creek resident says 15% tax increase in rural area out of touch

Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
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Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Inky Cauldron owner Suzy Merriam collects vintage and eclectic items in her new shop on lower Johnston Road in Port Alberni. (TERESA BIRD/ Alberni Valley News)

BIZ BEAT: Vintage collectibles store finds a home in Port Alberni

New food truck joins the ranks at Clutesi Haven Marina

Inky Cauldron owner Suzy Merriam collects vintage and eclectic items in her new shop on lower Johnston Road in Port Alberni. (TERESA BIRD/ Alberni Valley News)
The Sproat Ness Dragons take to the water during one of their three timed races, June 12, 2022 at Sproat Lake Provincial Park. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)

Sproat Ness Dragons win gold at home dragon boat regatta

Event at Sproat Lake was first of season for West Coast Dragon Boat Society

The Sproat Ness Dragons take to the water during one of their three timed races, June 12, 2022 at Sproat Lake Provincial Park. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
Two outbuildings are all that remain of the former ADSS forestry classroom building at what is now Mossy Stumps Tree Farm on Airport Road near Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Fire destroys building at Port Alberni Christmas tree farm

Building used to house ADSS forestry school before new owners bought Airport Road property

Two outbuildings are all that remain of the former ADSS forestry classroom building at what is now Mossy Stumps Tree Farm on Airport Road near Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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Visitors to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport open house check out a twin-engine Grumman Mallard that flew in from Victoria, and the T-28B Trojan warbird that pilot Roger Yorke brought over from Qualicum Beach Airport, Sunday, June 12, 2022. See more photos from the event on page A7. (PHOTO COURTESY WARWICK PATTERSON, FLYING BC)

Airport open house in Alberni Valley draws hundreds

Event drew at least 40 aircraft and pilots from around Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland

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Visitors to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport open house check out a twin-engine Grumman Mallard that flew in from Victoria, and the T-28B Trojan warbird that pilot Roger Yorke brought over from Qualicum Beach Airport, Sunday, June 12, 2022. See more photos from the event on page A7. (PHOTO COURTESY WARWICK PATTERSON, FLYING BC)
Victoria Chicchini, left, and the rest of the Junior Leadership class at Alberni District Secondary School hold up inspirational signs and backpacks they have filled with items useful to people experiencing homelessness. The class donated backpacks to homelessness advocate Mark Braunagel on May 19, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni high school leadership students collect backpacks for people living on city’s streets

Junior leadership class members wrote personal letters, stuffed backpacks with useful items

Victoria Chicchini, left, and the rest of the Junior Leadership class at Alberni District Secondary School hold up inspirational signs and backpacks they have filled with items useful to people experiencing homelessness. The class donated backpacks to homelessness advocate Mark Braunagel on May 19, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Workers repair a water main break in Cherry Creek on March 8, 2022. The water system is 60 years old. (WES KOVACS/ Special to the AV News)

Watermain break in Cherry Creek prompts late-night alert

Properties near Hollies Golf Club and Walmart experience decrease in water pressure

Workers repair a water main break in Cherry Creek on March 8, 2022. The water system is 60 years old. (WES KOVACS/ Special to the AV News)
A Glassair, left, and Citabria aircraft are parked beside the taxiway at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (WARWICK PATTERSON/ Special to the News)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Alberni Flying Club host airport open house

June 12 event offers public first official post-COVID-19 glimpse of expansion

A Glassair, left, and Citabria aircraft are parked beside the taxiway at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (WARWICK PATTERSON/ Special to the News)
A search and rescue technician (SARTech) from 442 Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, right, helps an Arrowsmith SAR member secure an injured hiker for a medical evacuation on a logging road near Sarita Falls on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY AVRS)

Hiker airlifted from Sarita Falls after nine-metre fall

AVRS, Arrowsmith SAR and 442 Sqn. worked together to rescue injured man

A search and rescue technician (SARTech) from 442 Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, right, helps an Arrowsmith SAR member secure an injured hiker for a medical evacuation on a logging road near Sarita Falls on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY AVRS)
Scott Green, president of the Alberni District Fall Fair Association, said losing two of four horse barns to fire is devastating. The barns were built in 1992 to host the B.C. Summer Games. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Community steps up to help Alberni District Fall Fair recover from barn fire

Fundraising night market planned for July 22 to help rebuild structures

Scott Green, president of the Alberni District Fall Fair Association, said losing two of four horse barns to fire is devastating. The barns were built in 1992 to host the B.C. Summer Games. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)