Alberni News Staff

Jasmine Wilson, with a hand-painted fish, takes a turn at the wheel from the Salmon Enhancement Society while Shirley Shiner looks on. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Teenage angler nets $10,000 top prize at Port Alberni salmon derby

Derby took place over Labour Day long weekend

Jasmine Wilson, with a hand-painted fish, takes a turn at the wheel from the Salmon Enhancement Society while Shirley Shiner looks on. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue vessel patrols the waters around Port Alberni. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Three injured in Alberni Inlet boat crash

Crash took place over salmon derby weekend

A Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue vessel patrols the waters around Port Alberni. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Paper Mill Dam Park. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Bones found in Somass River determined to be animal bones

RCMP, Tseshaht First Nation and City of Port Alberni ask the public to avoid Paper Mill Dam

Paper Mill Dam Park. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs exhibition schedule highlighted by trip to Port McNeill

Bulldogs begin 2022-23 exhibition schedule on Sept. 3

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Beaver Creek Fire Hall, located on Beaver Creek Road. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Man found dead after Beaver Creek firefighters spot burning house while on another call

Fire sparked by cooking left unattended when man succumbed to medical condition

The Beaver Creek Fire Hall, located on Beaver Creek Road. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Amber Manthorne of Port Alberni has been missing since July 7, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Vancouver Island’s major crime unit takes over search for missing Port Alberni woman

Amber Manthorne’s ex-boyfriend has been found but she isn’t with him: RCMP

Amber Manthorne of Port Alberni has been missing since July 7, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Vancouver Island Regional Library is ready for summer with reading clubs for adults, children and teens. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver Island Regional Library kicks off summer reading challenges

Readers of all ages encouraged to build and maintain their reading skills during the summer months

Vancouver Island Regional Library is ready for summer with reading clubs for adults, children and teens. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

RCMP investigating suspicious death at Port Alberni motel

RCMP say there is no threat to the public

(AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Paper Excellence has received $4.5 million for its Port Alberni mill. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s paper mill gets $4.5M for transition to food packaging

Transition provides sustainable alternatives to single-use packaging

Paper Excellence has received $4.5 million for its Port Alberni mill. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO)

Conservation officers euthanize cougar after it attacks Vancouver Island man and his dog

Friends set up fundraiser to help offset dog’s veterinary bills

(BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO)
A search and rescue technician (SARTech) from 442 Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, right, helps an Arrowsmith SAR member secure an injured hiker for a medical evacuation on a logging road near Sarita Falls on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY AVRS)

Hiker airlifted from Sarita Falls after nine-metre fall

AVRS, Arrowsmith SAR and 442 Sqn. worked together to rescue injured man

A search and rescue technician (SARTech) from 442 Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, right, helps an Arrowsmith SAR member secure an injured hiker for a medical evacuation on a logging road near Sarita Falls on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY AVRS)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward David Jacobs moves in on goaltender Hobie Hedquist. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender named NHL draft prospect

Hobie Hedquist listed No. 27 as a North American goalie

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward David Jacobs moves in on goaltender Hobie Hedquist. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Two people have been arrested in the murder of Dontay-Patrick Lucas in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Two people arrested in 2018 death of six-year-old boy from Port Alberni

RCMP lay first-degree murder charges after four-year investigation

Two people have been arrested in the murder of Dontay-Patrick Lucas in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Crew members wrap up some work at the West Coast General Hospital emergency department construction site on April 21, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

West Coast General Hospital Foundation surpasses $2-million fundraising goal

Emergency department expansion challenge reaches target 10 months early

Crew members wrap up some work at the West Coast General Hospital emergency department construction site on April 21, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr crowds the Langley net. (PHOTO COURTESY BCHL)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs return to Dawg Pound on brink of elimination

Bulldogs managed to pick up one playoff win in Langley

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr crowds the Langley net. (PHOTO COURTESY BCHL)
Walter Tarnowksy (left), general manager at Catalyst Port Alberni, shakes hands with Hupacasath FIrst Nation Elected Chief Councillor Brandy Lauder (right), after signing an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hupacasath First Nation and Catalyst Paper, a Paper Excellence company. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Paper Excellence, Hupacasath First Nation sign MOU

Move is about recognizing aboriginal rights, says Alberni general manager

Walter Tarnowksy (left), general manager at Catalyst Port Alberni, shakes hands with Hupacasath FIrst Nation Elected Chief Councillor Brandy Lauder (right), after signing an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hupacasath First Nation and Catalyst Paper, a Paper Excellence company. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen carries the puck into the Langley zone, pursued by two Rivermen, during Game 2 of the BCHL Coastal Conference semi-finals. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs down 2-0 in series against Langley

Bulldogs dropped a 2-1 decision against the visiting Langley Rivermen in Game 2

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen carries the puck into the Langley zone, pursued by two Rivermen, during Game 2 of the BCHL Coastal Conference semi-finals. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Cowichan goaltender McCoy Bidewell makes a save on Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen during Game 2 of the BCHL’s Coastal Conference quarter-final playoff series on Saturday, April 2. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs gearing up for Round 2 of playoffs

Bulldogs will host Game 1 and Game 2 at home on April 15 and 16

Cowichan goaltender McCoy Bidewell makes a save on Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen during Game 2 of the BCHL’s Coastal Conference quarter-final playoff series on Saturday, April 2. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council leaders are demanding immediate action in response to toxic drug deaths. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council demands action on overdose crisis

New addiction clinic and detox centre needed in Nuu-chah-nulth territory, says president

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council leaders are demanding immediate action in response to toxic drug deaths. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The intersection of Victoria Quay and Roger Street in Port Alberni was closed for several hours on April 2 due to a police incident. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

RCMP investigate suspicious death near Port Alberni waterfront

RCMP are asking for dashcam or security video that may help solve woman’s death

The intersection of Victoria Quay and Roger Street in Port Alberni was closed for several hours on April 2 due to a police incident. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)