Alberni News Staff

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)
First responders deal with a single-vehicle accident on Highway 4 near the turnoff to Central Lake Road on March 28, 2022. Two people were taken to hospital. (RCMP PHOTO)

Teen driver nabbed for DUI after single-vehicle crash on Highway 4

Port Alberni RCMP warn drivers to leave their keys at home before they drink

First responders deal with a single-vehicle accident on Highway 4 near the turnoff to Central Lake Road on March 28, 2022. Two people were taken to hospital. (RCMP PHOTO)
Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen battles with Cowichan forward Matty Edwards for the puck during a previous game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs offer fan bus to Cowichan playoff games

Coastal Conference quarter-finals between Bulldogs, Cowichan Capitals start April 1

Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen battles with Cowichan forward Matty Edwards for the puck during a previous game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
A photo of Police Service Dog Jammer. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI RCMP)

Police dog finds missing Port Alberni boy

Boy had gone missing in the trails at Maplehurst Park

A photo of Police Service Dog Jammer. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI RCMP)
A dive team from Ahousaht surveyed Alberni Harbour in February as part of the Ghost Gear Retrieval Project (PHOTO COURTESY COASTAL RESTORATION SOCIETY).

Ghost gear project scopes out floor of Alberni Harbour

Debris recovery expected to follow, possibly by spring

A dive team from Ahousaht surveyed Alberni Harbour in February as part of the Ghost Gear Retrieval Project (PHOTO COURTESY COASTAL RESTORATION SOCIETY).
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Zary battles with Nick Marciano of the Cowichan Valley Capitals during a game in Duncan on Oct. 1, 2021. The Bulldogs and Caps will face off for round one of the BCHL playoffs. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs claim top spot in BCHL’s Coastal Conference

The Bulldogs will take on the Cowichan Valley Capitals starting April 1

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Zary battles with Nick Marciano of the Cowichan Valley Capitals during a game in Duncan on Oct. 1, 2021. The Bulldogs and Caps will face off for round one of the BCHL playoffs. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)
Provincial government staff host public engagement session over Cathedral Grove safety at the Port Alberni Friendship Center in 2019. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)

Province resumes public engagement over Highway 4 safety at Cathedral Grove

Visitor safety and traffic congestion back under consideration after talks stalled in 2019

Provincial government staff host public engagement session over Cathedral Grove safety at the Port Alberni Friendship Center in 2019. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr chats with Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Andrew Noel at the Nanaimo net after a save by Clippers goaltender Cooper Black. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)

BCHL: Home win streak ends for Alberni Valley Bulldogs

The Bulldogs are still sitting at the top of the Coastal Conference

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr chats with Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Andrew Noel at the Nanaimo net after a save by Clippers goaltender Cooper Black. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)
RCMP stand outside of a home on 18th Avenue near Argyle Street in Port Alberni where a man was shot to death Aug. 29, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)

B.C. mom charged with second-degree murder in 2021 death of her son

Man was found dead in Port Alberni home in August 2021

RCMP stand outside of a home on 18th Avenue near Argyle Street in Port Alberni where a man was shot to death Aug. 29, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
RCMP stand outside of a home on 18th Avenue near Argyle Street in Port Alberni where a man was shot to death Aug. 29, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni mother charged with second-degree murder in 2021 death of her son

A man was found dead in a home on 18th Avenue in August 2021

RCMP stand outside of a home on 18th Avenue near Argyle Street in Port Alberni where a man was shot to death Aug. 29, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
Iryna Korynets speaks to small crowd at Blair Park in Port Alberni. (MIKE YOUDS PHOTO)

Port Alberni group rallies in support of Ukraine

Conflict hits close to home for some Port Alberni residents

Iryna Korynets speaks to small crowd at Blair Park in Port Alberni. (MIKE YOUDS PHOTO)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Sam Schofield kneels to block a shot by Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau during the teams’ game at the Cowichan Arena on Jan. 1. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

TSN Island-bound to film ‘very special story’ of Alberni hockey player

Feature will follow Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Sam Schofield kneels to block a shot by Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau during the teams’ game at the Cowichan Arena on Jan. 1. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cole Melady of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs squares up with Casey Aman of the Powell River Kings in the faceoff circle. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ winning streak ends at eight games

Port Alberni team falls 3-2 to Coquitlam Express

Cole Melady of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs squares up with Casey Aman of the Powell River Kings in the faceoff circle. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen gets tangled up with Powell River Kings defenceman Casey Aman shortly before scoring a goal on Feb. 16, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs earn playoff spot

BCHL playoffs are scheduled to start in April

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Van Unen gets tangled up with Powell River Kings defenceman Casey Aman shortly before scoring a goal on Feb. 16, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Kelcie Sam (in blue) won silver at the Island Championship. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni wrestling team wins Island Championship

ADSS Boys win their 22nd consecutive Island title

Kelcie Sam (in blue) won silver at the Island Championship. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).

Vancouver Island juried art show re-emerges as Emergence

Free workshops, talks planned for summer of 2022 in Port Alberni

The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).
Fir Park Village is a seniors’ facility in Port Alberni, B.C. and is located behind Echo Village. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

COVID-19 outbreaks over at Port Alberni seniors homes

Fir Park Village and Echo Village outbreaks over

Fir Park Village is a seniors’ facility in Port Alberni, B.C. and is located behind Echo Village. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Bulldogs forwards Finn Brown and Matthew Maltias steal the puck from Cowichan defenceman Zach Brault in the second period of a game on Feb. 12. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs win big on parents weekend

Bulldogs pick up two wins against Coquitlam and Cowichan

Bulldogs forwards Finn Brown and Matthew Maltias steal the puck from Cowichan defenceman Zach Brault in the second period of a game on Feb. 12. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)
42-year-old Robert Moynes has been reported missing. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing Port Alberni man found safe

Robert Moynes was reported missing on Feb. 6, 2022

42-year-old Robert Moynes has been reported missing. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI RCMP)
‘Strength from Within’ is a sculpture by artist Connie Watts that stands next to the Tseshaht Longhouse, on the site of the former Alberni Indian Residential School (AIRS). It commemorates survivors and those who did not make it home. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Tseshaht First Nation announces plans to scan site of Alberni Indian Residential School

First Nation plans to provide wellness-focused support to residential school survivors

‘Strength from Within’ is a sculpture by artist Connie Watts that stands next to the Tseshaht Longhouse, on the site of the former Alberni Indian Residential School (AIRS). It commemorates survivors and those who did not make it home. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)