Business and Industrial

The bulk carrier ‘Port Alberni’ is berthed at CentrePort in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, April 12, 2021. The carrier is 174 metres long by 29 metres wide, flies under a Hong Kong flag and was carrying logs. (CHARMEAD SCHELLA/Special to the News)

Logging ship a trip down memory lane for transplanted Canadian

The 174-metre ‘Port Alberni’ is registered in Hong Kong

 

Frank Ludwig in the control room of his home studio. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

 

Michael Tremblay. Darren Hull photography

Charting The Course

Michel Tremblay navigates work and adventure

  • Mar 29, 2021

 

Port Alberni mayor Sharie Minions listens as San Group owner Kamal Sanghera explains the chop line inside one of the buildings at San’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni unmoved by plea to reduce tax rate for light industry

San Group says 2021 increase ‘unfair’ penalty to company that is investing in the city

Port Alberni mayor Sharie Minions listens as San Group owner Kamal Sanghera explains the chop line inside one of the buildings at San’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Port of Nanaimo has signed a 50-year-agreement with DP World around short-sea shipping operations at Duke Point Terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lease ‘important first step’ in $105-million Nanaimo port expansion project

Port of Nanaimo and DP World sign 50-year shipping operations agreement for Duke Point

The Port of Nanaimo has signed a 50-year-agreement with DP World around short-sea shipping operations at Duke Point Terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News

Port Alberni light on industrial land

Report finds few suitable locations for new industry

Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News
Marc Bodin is general manager of Paper Excellence Canada’s paper mill in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni paper mill capitalizes on convenience food trend

Diversification was needed for the mill to thrive, says G.M.

Marc Bodin is general manager of Paper Excellence Canada’s paper mill in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Paper Excellence Canada will be investing $13 million in its Port Alberni paper mill to streamline production of food-grade paper. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni ending year with positives in business

Port Alberni will wrap up 2020 with a $13-million gift from Paper Excellence

Paper Excellence Canada will be investing $13 million in its Port Alberni paper mill to streamline production of food-grade paper. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Paper Excellence Canada will be investing $13 million in its Port Alberni paper mill to streamline production of food-grade paper. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Paper Excellence invests $13M in upgrades for Port Alberni paper mill

Project will see paper mill increase production of food grade paper

Paper Excellence Canada will be investing $13 million in its Port Alberni paper mill to streamline production of food-grade paper. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MP to host expert panel for virtual town hall on freighter anchorages issue

Residents can participate through MacGregor’s website or Facebook page Dec. 3

Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Port Alberni’s deepsea port was a busy place on July 14, 2020, with recreational boaters vying for attention with a logging ship, fishing vessels large and small, tugboats and more. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

QUINN’S QUIPS: ‘Port’ Alberni lives up to its deepsea name

Port Alberni’s harbour is an engaging place to stop and watch the action on the water…

Port Alberni’s deepsea port was a busy place on July 14, 2020, with recreational boaters vying for attention with a logging ship, fishing vessels large and small, tugboats and more. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ocean potential takes the spotlight at the 2020 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s annual summit goes digital for 2020

Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Mother daughter team Juanita and Kara Erickson sit on a memorial bench at their new food-to-go location on Cherry Creek Road. The bench is dedicated to Juanita’s parents. (TERESA BIRD/ Alberni Valley News)

BIZ BEAT: New options for eating in Port Alberni

See what’s happening in the Port Alberni business community

  • Sep 16, 2020
Mother daughter team Juanita and Kara Erickson sit on a memorial bench at their new food-to-go location on Cherry Creek Road. The bench is dedicated to Juanita’s parents. (TERESA BIRD/ Alberni Valley News)
View of Teck Trail Operations from Victoria Street, Aug. 19. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Teck pegged with U.S. tribes’ $1.6M legal bill

A previous ruling holds Teck Metals liable for response costs incurred by the confederated tribes

View of Teck Trail Operations from Victoria Street, Aug. 19. (Sheri Regnier photo)
Bill Collette, second from left, of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulates Cydney Pedersen, Archie Cardinal and Darien Edgeler of DBA Silencing on receiving one of 62 grants from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to assist the business after the coronavirus pandemic. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni company earns $10,000 grant from Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Company produces specialized equipment for large-scale mining, logging machinery

Bill Collette, second from left, of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulates Cydney Pedersen, Archie Cardinal and Darien Edgeler of DBA Silencing on receiving one of 62 grants from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to assist the business after the coronavirus pandemic. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Barkley Sentinel, a 73-foot Ocean Class Oil Spill Response Vessel, motors past Centennial Pier in the Alberni Harbour on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. It will be one of several vessels moored at the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s base in Port Alberni, B.C. (PHOTO COURTESY PA PORT AUTHORITY)

Spill response vessel arrives in Port Alberni

Base isn’t finished, but team is ready for emergencies

The Barkley Sentinel, a 73-foot Ocean Class Oil Spill Response Vessel, motors past Centennial Pier in the Alberni Harbour on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. It will be one of several vessels moored at the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s base in Port Alberni, B.C. (PHOTO COURTESY PA PORT AUTHORITY)
Port Alberni Port Authority president and CEO Zoran Knezevic watches the post-COVID-19 action at the dock. With one ship at the terminal, a barge and another ship were waiting their turn a little further down the Alberni Inlet. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

PROGRESS 2020: Port Alberni Port Authority marine cluster continues to grow

Diverse businesses look to Port Alberni’s waterfront and deepsea port for expansion

Port Alberni Port Authority president and CEO Zoran Knezevic watches the post-COVID-19 action at the dock. With one ship at the terminal, a barge and another ship were waiting their turn a little further down the Alberni Inlet. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Pat Deakin, City of Port Alberni economic development manager. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

PROGRESS 2020: New regional food hub will open in former Port Fish plant

‘Sea to Forest’ food hub shows potential of industrial waterfront: PAPA

Pat Deakin, City of Port Alberni economic development manager. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni businesses ‘stay the course’ through COVID-19

When we start planning our annual Progress Edition, we begin with a theme…

  • Jun 10, 2020
(The Canadian Press)
San Group employees and contractors watch the first official log come out of a ring debarker before heading via conveyor to the hewsaw at the new B Mill on San’s Coulson site, Friday, May 29, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

San Group opens new sawmill in B.C.

It’s the first mill in 15 years to be built on west coast

San Group employees and contractors watch the first official log come out of a ring debarker before heading via conveyor to the hewsaw at the new B Mill on San’s Coulson site, Friday, May 29, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)