Alberni Valley

Joe and Della Drinkwater pose for a formal portrait circa 1898. The Drinkwater name has been a noted one since the 1800s, and numerous landmarks and streets are named for different family members. Drinkwater Creek at the headwaters to Great Central Lake was named for Joe Drinkwater, who had a number of mining claims in the Drinkwater Valley. Joe named Della Falls—the highest waterfall in British Columbia—after his wife Della (née Fayette). The couple was married in December 1899. This photo is one of 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online archives, available for public viewing at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN01129 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)

A LOOK BACK: Joe Drinkwater carves a name for himself in the Alberni Valley

Take a peek at the history of the Alberni Valley with the AV Museum

 

Alicia Mulholland tries on her new glasses for the first time. Dr. Golemba at Valley Vision Optometry has a special interest in Low Vision care.

This Vancouverite travelled to Port Alberni for cutting-edge vision care

WATCH: The moment she put on her new glasses, and could finally see!

  • Nov 16, 2020

 

The electoral office for Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding was a quiet place in Port Alberni on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)

BC VOTES 2020: Polls have closed and counting of votes has begun

Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding could have to wait for a winner to be declared

The electoral office for Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding was a quiet place in Port Alberni on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)
Close-to-home care for challenging vision conditions

Close-to-home care for challenging vision conditions

Port Alberni optometrist shares passion for treating difficult vision puzzles

  • Oct 5, 2020
Close-to-home care for challenging vision conditions
LETTER: More support needed for urban Indigenous people during COVID-19

LETTER: More support needed for urban Indigenous people during COVID-19

The government seems to think that putting more money into Friendship Centres is going to help us…

  • Sep 23, 2020
LETTER: More support needed for urban Indigenous people during COVID-19
Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions and city CAO Tim Pley tour the remanufacturing plant construction site with San Group owners Suki and Kamal Sanghera and manager Bruce Molander, Sept. 17, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Changes to lumber exports are welcome news for San Group in Port Alberni

San Group hoping to have new remanufacturing plant up and running by mid-October

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions and city CAO Tim Pley tour the remanufacturing plant construction site with San Group owners Suki and Kamal Sanghera and manager Bruce Molander, Sept. 17, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
LETTER: The status quo for Hole-in-the-Wall is not possible

LETTER: The status quo for Hole-in-the-Wall is not possible

Web poll results, negativity over attraction surprise writer

  • Sep 16, 2020
LETTER: The status quo for Hole-in-the-Wall is not possible
Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!

Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!

Mobile app launched: ACRD Recycling and Waste Wizard

  • Aug 17, 2020
Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!
Time to rack up a little fun and fitness!

Time to rack up a little fun and fitness!

Welcome upgrades coming to Rack and Rally Social Hub

  • Aug 17, 2020
Time to rack up a little fun and fitness!
Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…

Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…

In 2019, the AV Landfill generated 15,971 tonnes of waste. When broken…

  • Aug 3, 2020
Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service.

Recycle Matters: Creating Positive Change and Opportunities

Recycle Matters is a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment…

  • Jul 20, 2020
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service.
Discover Alberni Valley

Discover Alberni Valley

With its rugged mountains, alpine lakes, farmland and beautiful canyons, the Alberni…

  • Apr 22, 2020
Discover Alberni Valley
Linda Thompson is a Port Alberni author. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Linda Thompson is a Port Alberni author. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Rainbow Lanes executive members Donna Hadley, left, Jim Silver and Larry Cross, right, present Rick Wiseman, second from right, with a cheque for $2,300 after Wiseman won the League Bowlers’ Strike It Rich pot on Feb. 3. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Rookie bowler ‘strikes it rich’ at Port Alberni bowling alley

Strike it Rich has only been claimed twice before at Rainbow Lanes

  • Mar 3, 2020
Rainbow Lanes executive members Donna Hadley, left, Jim Silver and Larry Cross, right, present Rick Wiseman, second from right, with a cheque for $2,300 after Wiseman won the League Bowlers’ Strike It Rich pot on Feb. 3. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
North Island College president John Bowman addresses a crowd at one of four regional forums held in November 2019 to discuss the institution’s strategic plan. (PHOTO COURTESY NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE)

North Island College unveils draft strategic plan, asks for feedback

Plan looks at next five years of growth, stability for post-secondary institution

North Island College president John Bowman addresses a crowd at one of four regional forums held in November 2019 to discuss the institution’s strategic plan. (PHOTO COURTESY NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE)
Last summer, the ACRD conducted a waste composition study that showed that almost 74 per cent of the waste stream does not need to go to the landfill.

What’s in your garbage?

Audit finds 47 per cent of Alberni Valley’s garbage is recyclable materials

  • Feb 24, 2020
Last summer, the ACRD conducted a waste composition study that showed that almost 74 per cent of the waste stream does not need to go to the landfill.
Lisa Robinson of Kackaamin Family Development Centre and elder Beverly Lucas spoke Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at ACRD’s final public hearing on new zoning restrictions governing cannabis production. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Alberni Valley residents vent anger over proposed Beaver Creek cannabis project

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District grapples with limited authority to restrict operations

  • Feb 21, 2020
Lisa Robinson of Kackaamin Family Development Centre and elder Beverly Lucas spoke Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at ACRD’s final public hearing on new zoning restrictions governing cannabis production. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Why recycling works in the Alberni Valley!

Why recycling works in the Alberni Valley!

Finding an end market for recycling is getting more and more difficult.…

  • Jan 27, 2020
Why recycling works in the Alberni Valley!