Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

One month into the new waste collection system, the City of Port Alberni has diverted more than 150 tonnes of organics from the landfill. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

City of Port Alberni, ACRD celebrate success of new organics program

Municipalities offering one free year of waste collection in new contest

 

Daniel Sailland will be the new CAO of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach chief administrative officer Daniel Sailland tenders resignation

CAO will assume a similar role with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

 

Smoke from the burning of a slash pile at Elkview Estates could be seen from Castlegar Tuesday.

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District adopts new burning bylaws

Process has taken a few years, and final decision has been met with ‘mild’ resistance

 

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LETTER: Yard waste helps fill senior’s green bin in new Port Alberni compost system

Hopefully it will help make better Port Alberni dirt…

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Harry Sperber, left, receives his winnings from Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s Carolyn Jasken after his 30.3-pound earned him top prize for the 2021 ladder season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Magic number was 30 lbs. for Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s biggest fish of 2021

Anglers had a strong season despite COVID-19 challenges

Harry Sperber, left, receives his winnings from Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s Carolyn Jasken after his 30.3-pound earned him top prize for the 2021 ladder season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A BC Transit bus leaves the Diversified Transportation Ltd. garage on Fourth Avenue Oct. 8, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Trio of Port Alberni transit bus drivers test positive for COVID-19

‘low risk of transmission’ among staff, customers, says BC Transit

A BC Transit bus leaves the Diversified Transportation Ltd. garage on Fourth Avenue Oct. 8, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, left, and Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) chair Shelley Chrest cut the ribbon at the grand opening for Dock+, the food hub at the former Port Fish plant by Tyee Landing, on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)

The Dock+ food hub fuels appetites and innovation in Port Alberni

The new food hub formally opened with a showcase of vendors

  • Oct 5, 2021
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, left, and Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) chair Shelley Chrest cut the ribbon at the grand opening for Dock+, the food hub at the former Port Fish plant by Tyee Landing, on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)
Cases of COVID-19 are creeping up in the Alberni-Clayoquot health region, mainly from close contact in households and social events, says Island Health (GRAPHIC COURTESY BCCDC.CA)

Alberni-Clayoquot becoming COVID-19 hotspot on Vancouver Island

Cluster of cases at elementary school the latest for Island school districts

Cases of COVID-19 are creeping up in the Alberni-Clayoquot health region, mainly from close contact in households and social events, says Island Health (GRAPHIC COURTESY BCCDC.CA)
Firefighters with the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department test the water pressure of their house during a practice session on Aug. 14. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley fire departments practice together for first time since pandemic

Teamwork needed for automatic mutual aid agreements between fire halls

Firefighters with the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department test the water pressure of their house during a practice session on Aug. 14. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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LETTER: Kitchen waste isn’t the CO2 culprit everyone thinks it is

Writer objects to Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s plan for compost bins

  • Aug 18, 2021
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The MV Frances Barkley can be seen in the harbour in Bamfield in this undated photo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

New owners rescue Lady Rose Marine Services

Marine passenger and cargo service will continue between Port Alberni, Bamfield

The MV Frances Barkley can be seen in the harbour in Bamfield in this undated photo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The MV Frances Barkley returns to Port Alberni from Bamfield on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The ship’s owners announced the final sailing for the company will be on Aug. 31, 2021. All sailings are fully booked. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

ACRD gathers stakeholders to talk future of Lady Rose Marine Services

Bamfield residents concerned that passenger, cargo service will cease operation

The MV Frances Barkley returns to Port Alberni from Bamfield on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The ship’s owners announced the final sailing for the company will be on Aug. 31, 2021. All sailings are fully booked. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. members practice a variety of firefighting techniques every week. (PHOTO COURTESY SPROAT LAKE VFD)

Alberni Valley firefighters combine for training at Sproat Lake firehall

Traffic will be affected on Faber Road between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 14

Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. members practice a variety of firefighting techniques every week. (PHOTO COURTESY SPROAT LAKE VFD)
The Alberni-Clayoquot branch of the BC SPCA has seen an increase in abandoned roosters ever since backyard chicken coops were approved, and people began hatching their own chicken eggs. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Chickens dumped in bush mean fowl play for BC SPCA

Port Alberni branch forced to house unwanted roosters

The Alberni-Clayoquot branch of the BC SPCA has seen an increase in abandoned roosters ever since backyard chicken coops were approved, and people began hatching their own chicken eggs. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Kayla Castellarin from the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot branch holds up one of three roosters presently housed at the animal shelter. This Japanese bantam rooster came in a week ago after it and a second one were discovered abandoned in the bush by Great Central Lake. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Young bantam roosters dumped in bush west of central Vancouver Island city

BC SPCA has seen rise in dumped fowl since backyard chickens became legal

Kayla Castellarin from the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot branch holds up one of three roosters presently housed at the animal shelter. This Japanese bantam rooster came in a week ago after it and a second one were discovered abandoned in the bush by Great Central Lake. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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. 10, 2021. (BC HYDRO PHOTO)

Public urged to be cautious on Ash River during August flow increases

Increased water flows from Elsie Dam will help steelhead migration starting Aug. 10

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. 10, 2021. (BC HYDRO PHOTO)
The Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s hall on Faber Road will be decommissioned. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Sproat Lake Fire Dept. to decommission one of three fire halls

Two remaining fire halls will still maintain full area coverage

The Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s hall on Faber Road will be decommissioned. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO

City of Port Alberni, ACRD to start in-person meetings by September

Regional district still has to install recording equipment for ‘hybrid’ meetings

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Echo Centre on Wallace Street in Port Alberni includes Echo Pool, the community centre, Alberni Valley Museum and the VIRL Port Alberni library.
Echo Centre on Wallace Street in Port Alberni includes Echo Pool, the community centre, Alberni Valley Museum and the VIRL Port Alberni library.
Members of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s emergency operations centre participate in five days of training at the end of June 2021. The training was paid for with a grant from provincial emergency preparedness funding. (PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER ZENNER, EOC)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EOC receives almost $39K for training, equipment

Off-site mobile emergency operations equipment was purchased and training set up

Members of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s emergency operations centre participate in five days of training at the end of June 2021. The training was paid for with a grant from provincial emergency preparedness funding. (PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER ZENNER, EOC)