Municipal Government

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Bylaw officer apologizes for profanity-laced exchange

Unnamed officer’s conversation caught on video during building eviction

 

Katie Kelly, left, and Dean Williams from KidSport and Port Alberni Fire Dept. members Cail Low and Andre Guerin collect dozens of used Christmas trees for donation to KidSport on Jan. 2, 2021. Donations will help Alberni Valley kids participate in sports, while the trees will be chipped and used as mulch in the city’s parks and recreation areas. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Dozens of Christmas trees collected for chipping

Donations will help KidSport in Port Alberni

 

One of several photos depicting the exterior mess around the Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue that was included in a 100-page report to council on the buillding. (CITY OF PORT ALBERNI PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: No excuse for bad buildings in Port Alberni

It is costing taxpayer dollars to have bylaw, RCMP and firefighters respond to calls

 

Echo Centre on Wallace Street in Port Alberni includes Echo Pool, the community centre, Alberni Valley Museum and the VIRL Port Alberni library.

Alberni’s aquatic centre remains closed as city ponders pool’s future

Council will discuss operating model for pool at Sept. 14, 2020 meeting

Echo Centre on Wallace Street in Port Alberni includes Echo Pool, the community centre, Alberni Valley Museum and the VIRL Port Alberni library.
The Somass River and estuary in behind peek through trees at the edge of a parking lot across from San Group’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. A quay to quay multi-modal pathway could feature scenes such as this. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Connect the Quays a key concept for tourism

Pathway could be a tourism gem for City of Port Alberni

  • Aug 12, 2020
The Somass River and estuary in behind peek through trees at the edge of a parking lot across from San Group’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. A quay to quay multi-modal pathway could feature scenes such as this. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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LETTER: What do I get in return for paying the City of Port Alberni for my tax increase?

My tax bill only went up 110 percent over last year’s bill…

  • Jun 10, 2020
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LETTER: Swiss governance would never work for Canada

Canada is 24,000 times bigger in size than Switzerland…

  • May 28, 2020
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EDITORIAL: Port Alberni tax debate will be painful

Tough choices are ahead for municipal politicians

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LETTER: Canada should look at Switzerland’s political system

We do not live in a democracy…

  • May 6, 2020
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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
Seumas McCombie jots down housing ideas during a recent ACRD age-friendly workshop (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s action plan aims to activate seniors

Rural area initiative parallels City of Port Alberni undertaking

  • Apr 16, 2020
Seumas McCombie jots down housing ideas during a recent ACRD age-friendly workshop (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)
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City of Port Alberni provides relief for water, sewer payments

Some payments will be deferred for 2020, council agrees

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There is a new view on Second Avenue now, where the Arrowview Hotel used to be. As of March 20, 2020, the hotel has been demolished. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)

Infamous Arrowview Hotel is gone, opening up a new view in Port Alberni

Derelict hotel has had a dubious history in the past few years, from fire to demolition delays

There is a new view on Second Avenue now, where the Arrowview Hotel used to be. As of March 20, 2020, the hotel has been demolished. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)
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City of Port Alberni, ACRD close facilities in wake of COVID-19 restrictions

Offices will continue to do business remotely; rec facilities are now closed to public

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LETTER: Port Alberni City Council made ‘serious misjudgment’ in Third Avenue proposal

Port Alberni City Council released their Strategic Plan, but the public didn’t notice…

  • Mar 11, 2020
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Kinette Barb Kalugin, left, Mayor Sharie Minions, and Kinsmen Jason Ferguson and Bruce Hadley sign the proclamation at Port Alberni City Hall for Kin Canada Week Feb. 16-22. (ALICIA PUUSEPP PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s Kin groups celebrate service club’s centennial

Port Alberni’s Kin club has been serving the community for 84 years

  • Feb 15, 2020
Kinette Barb Kalugin, left, Mayor Sharie Minions, and Kinsmen Jason Ferguson and Bruce Hadley sign the proclamation at Port Alberni City Hall for Kin Canada Week Feb. 16-22. (ALICIA PUUSEPP PHOTO)
A rainbow glows over Third Avenue in Port Alberni’s Uptown core, the four-lane road glistening after a recent winter rainstorm. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

EDITORIAL: Attitude adjustment needed for Port Alberni’s Uptown improvements

The Third Avenue beautification project has drawn a huge amount of attention…

  • Feb 12, 2020
A rainbow glows over Third Avenue in Port Alberni’s Uptown core, the four-lane road glistening after a recent winter rainstorm. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)