Port Alberni

The Alberni Valley’s Emergency Operations Centre is located around the corner and below the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District tests new mobile alert system

Residents can still sign up for free Voyent Alert! emergency messaging

 

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Tax error in 2020 means lower rate for residents in 2021

Alberni’s taxation for regional library accidently written down twice

 

Part of a new housing development proposal for the former Alberni District Secondary School site. (SCREENSHOT)

Housing gap widens in Port Alberni

Vancouver Island city suffers from ‘missing middle’ to housing density

 

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni gets funding to restore heritage train station

Historic train station needs seismic upgrades

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS 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
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LETTER: Port Alberni’s pool is a valuable asset to all

I wish to say how grateful I am to access the pool on a regular basis…

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Echo Pool has been around for 53 years, and is the only pool that age that has not been replaced in B.C. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

LETTER: Reduced hours at Echo Aquatic Centre is detrimental to good health

It has been my good fortune to be able to use our Echo Aquatic Centre for many years…

  • Feb 24, 2021
Echo Pool has been around for 53 years, and is the only pool that age that has not been replaced in B.C. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
Ellie and Mike Hadley of Port Alberni will open Maehem Spirits distillery in a new building on Cherry Creek Road later in 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BUSINESS BEAT: Businesses are all about lifting spirits in the Alberni Valley

New distillery coming to Port Alberni, and more news from the business community

  • Feb 24, 2021
Ellie and Mike Hadley of Port Alberni will open Maehem Spirits distillery in a new building on Cherry Creek Road later in 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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LETTER: New cardlock in Alberni will encourage trucks to take main drag

Road maintenance would then fall to province, not city tax coffers

  • Feb 24, 2021
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LETTER: Build the pool already, says former City of Port Alberni worker

With each passing year the risk of a failure to our 54-year-old pool increases…

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The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island College plans tourism networking event

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on Vancouver Island’s tourism industry

The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Wilma Walker is a longtime Alberni Valley volunteer with Community Policing. She is well known for her teaching career as well. (PHOTO COURTESY ORLANDO DELANO)

VALLEY SENIORS: Wilma Walker brings giving spirit to Port Alberni

Walker enjoys her volunteer time in the Alberni Valley

  • Feb 24, 2021
Wilma Walker is a longtime Alberni Valley volunteer with Community Policing. She is well known for her teaching career as well. (PHOTO COURTESY ORLANDO DELANO)
Cars depart from the Guru Nanak Sikh Society in Port Alberni during a rally on Feb. 21, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni Sikh community shows support for farmers in India

Car parade departed from the Guru Nanak Sikh Society

Cars depart from the Guru Nanak Sikh Society in Port Alberni during a rally on Feb. 21, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Isha Rai, age nine, raised more than $3,000 for Coldest Night of the Year in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Nine-year-old raises $3K for Coldest Night of the Year

Port Alberni’s Isha Rai was highest-earning participant in annual fundraiser

Isha Rai, age nine, raised more than $3,000 for Coldest Night of the Year in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Trails near Weiner Falls in the Alberni Valley Community Forest have been closed to prevent hikers from entering active logging sites. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS LAW, AVCF)

Hikers warned to heed trail closure signs in Alberni Valley Community Forest

Active logging taking place along Weiner Creek west of Port Alberni

Trails near Weiner Falls in the Alberni Valley Community Forest have been closed to prevent hikers from entering active logging sites. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS LAW, AVCF)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

RCMP investigating suspicious incident at Port Alberni McDonald’s

RCMP remind people to call them immediately

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
NIC’s Port Alberni campus is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Registration open for virtual North Island College graduation

2020 and 2021 graduates can have photos taken in grad regalia

NIC’s Port Alberni campus is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A new sign went up at Port Alberni’s food hub in mid-January 2021. (TWITTER PHOTO)

Port Alberni food hub opens commercial kitchen space

Businesses, charitable organizations and individuals can use the facility

A new sign went up at Port Alberni’s food hub in mid-January 2021. (TWITTER PHOTO)
The Alberni Valley Multiplex houses twin rinks and is home to the BC Hockey League Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Cause of faulty AV Multiplex ammonia readings solved

Facility will reopen Sunday morning (Feb. 21) for regular programming

The Alberni Valley Multiplex houses twin rinks and is home to the BC Hockey League Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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City of Port Alberni asks public for input on 2021 budget

Meeting must take place virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions

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