Port Alberni

Firefighters from Port Alberni Fire Department finish with a fire in an abandoned garage on Second Avenue and Argyle Street on May 12, 2021. Fire equipment from trucks to SCBA tanks and uniforms are all considered city assets. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

City of Port Alberni looks to software to help manage assets

City staff have taken heat over management of some assets this year

Firefighters from Port Alberni Fire Department finish with a fire in an abandoned garage on Second Avenue and Argyle Street on May 12, 2021. Fire equipment from trucks to SCBA tanks and uniforms are all considered city assets. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Lesley Wright, director of projects and programs at Literacy Alberni Society, hangs a red dress at the front door of the society’s office in the Klitsa building on Tebo Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island literacy organization starts conversation on anti-racism

Literacy Alberni creates reporting protocol, website for systemic racism

Lesley Wright, director of projects and programs at Literacy Alberni Society, hangs a red dress at the front door of the society’s office in the Klitsa building on Tebo Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Bob Matlock, who coaches girls’ Armada volleyball at Alberni District Secondary School, has been honoured by the B.C. School Sports Association with a merit award. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni high school volleyball coach earns provincial accolades

Bob Matlock has also served on B.C. golf association executive

Bob Matlock, who coaches girls’ Armada volleyball at Alberni District Secondary School, has been honoured by the B.C. School Sports Association with a merit award. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Victoria’s “The Kraken” celebrates a game-winning home run during the 29th annual Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch tournament in 2017. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Victoria’s “The Kraken” celebrates a game-winning home run during the 29th annual Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch tournament in 2017. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Gary Bender from Bailey Electric secures two art banners on lampposts on Argyle Street on May 20, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Gary Bender from Bailey Electric secures two art banners on lampposts on Argyle Street on May 20, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The proposed seniors housing on Anderson Avenue. (SCREENSHOT)

City of Port Alberni approves seniors housing at old ADSS grounds

More than 100 units of seniors housing proposed

The proposed seniors housing on Anderson Avenue. (SCREENSHOT)
Trooper Douglas Mar (family name Mah) of Port Alberni, pictured in his Royal Canadian Forces uniform in 1944, is Robinson (Rob) Mah's brother. (PHOTO COURTESY MAH FAMILY)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Second Mah brother known for efforts in Second World War

Douglas Mah was part of secret unit of Chinese Canadian soldiers

Trooper Douglas Mar (family name Mah) of Port Alberni, pictured in his Royal Canadian Forces uniform in 1944, is Robinson (Rob) Mah's brother. (PHOTO COURTESY MAH FAMILY)
Danielle Marcinek of Port Alberni recently completed her Licentiate in classical piano. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni pianist adapts to COVID-19

Danielle Marcinek completes her Licentiate in piano performance

Danielle Marcinek of Port Alberni recently completed her Licentiate in classical piano. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The City of Port Alberni is partnering with the Community Arts Council on a child care centre that will be located next to the Rollin Art Centre. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni receives provincial funding for child-care spaces

City of Port Alberni partnering with the Community Arts Council for a new child care centre

The City of Port Alberni is partnering with the Community Arts Council on a child care centre that will be located next to the Rollin Art Centre. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Double R Meats sponsorship team pauses for a photo during the Alberni Golf Club’s men’s Stableford tournament on Sunday, May 15. From left are Ted Stewart, Ryan Kramer, Tanner Doucette, Nolan Ward and Dallas Ward (owner of Double R Meats). (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Cody Breuker, Adam Taylor victorious at Alberni Golf Club’s Stableford event

Gerry Fagan writes a weekly golf column from the AGC men’s club

  • May 19, 2021
The Double R Meats sponsorship team pauses for a photo during the Alberni Golf Club’s men’s Stableford tournament on Sunday, May 15. From left are Ted Stewart, Ryan Kramer, Tanner Doucette, Nolan Ward and Dallas Ward (owner of Double R Meats). (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Bella Hall of Port Alberni retained her No. 1 Canadian ranking in U18 hammer throw after a series of competitions on Vancouver Island last week—including one at Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY DARREN WILLIS)

Alberni U18 athlete retains No. 1 ranking in hammer throw

Bella Hall throws solid 56 metres in Island Series events

Bella Hall of Port Alberni retained her No. 1 Canadian ranking in U18 hammer throw after a series of competitions on Vancouver Island last week—including one at Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY DARREN WILLIS)
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LETTER: Longtime donor at Ty Watson House Hospice questions staff firing

My last time at Ty Watson as a family member of the dying was terribly traumatic…

  • May 19, 2021
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Students at John Howitt Elementary School in Port Alberni gathered on Thursday, May 13 to launch their rockets, built entirely from recycled materials. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Students in Port Alberni launch for the stars

John Howitt Rocketeers program teaches students about science, engineering

Students at John Howitt Elementary School in Port Alberni gathered on Thursday, May 13 to launch their rockets, built entirely from recycled materials. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The visitors’ centre and courtyard are the first places that greet visitors to McLean Mill National Historic Site in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

McLean Mill exclusion application now in ALC’s hands

Decision on whether to remove national historic site from ALR ‘could take months’

The visitors’ centre and courtyard are the first places that greet visitors to McLean Mill National Historic Site in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as the executive vice president, academic and chief operating officer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

New North Island College president launches draft strategic plan

Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12, 2021

NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as the executive vice president, academic and chief operating officer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Family identifies Ucluelet man as victim of homicide in Port Alberni

Terrance Mack being remembered as ‘kind, gentle’ man

Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Residents living in the 41-unit King George Apartments on Fifth Avenue and Argyle Street in Port Alberni will be able to remain there after the Canadian Mental Health Association and Province of B.C. partnered to purchase the building in May 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Province steps in to secure housing for Alberni apartment tenants

CHMA receives $3-million grant to help purchase building near city hall

Residents living in the 41-unit King George Apartments on Fifth Avenue and Argyle Street in Port Alberni will be able to remain there after the Canadian Mental Health Association and Province of B.C. partnered to purchase the building in May 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni’s first movie theatre, started before 1920, was originally located on First Avenue, across from Alberni Hardware. This photo is one of 24,000 included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online archives, available for public viewing at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN09360 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Port Alberni’s first movie theatre

The Port Theatre was destroyed by a fire in 1952

Port Alberni’s first movie theatre, started before 1920, was originally located on First Avenue, across from Alberni Hardware. This photo is one of 24,000 included in the Alberni Valley Museum’s online archives, available for public viewing at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN09360 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner Andrea Inness walks beside an enormous western red cedar stump in a BCTS-issued cutblock in the Nahmint Valley. (PHOTO COURTESY TJ WATT)

B.C. forestry watchdog finds lack of compliance in Nahmint logging

Forest Practices Board says old growth and biodiversity near Port Alberni are at risk

Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner Andrea Inness walks beside an enormous western red cedar stump in a BCTS-issued cutblock in the Nahmint Valley. (PHOTO COURTESY TJ WATT)