Shop Local

Jan Lavertu, owner of Westcoast Home Hardware in Port Alberni, says moving to the second anchor spot at the revamped Alberni Mall was a good move. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

PROGRESS 2022: Alberni Mall thrives on reinvention

Mall is built on memories and community


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


A Gold River resident fills out her details, after shopping at the pharmacy, to qualify for the shop local gift certificate. (Submitted photo)

Gold River organizes a shop local initiative to creatively boost economy

Local purchases can earn shoppers $200 gift certificates to be spent on businesses within Gold River