Alberni News Staff

A consumer prepares to cook bacon from a freshly slaughtered pig. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is holding a SlaughterSafe course for farmers interested in obtaining a Class D slaughter licence. (LISA PETTERSON/Special to the AV News)

Alberni Farmers Institute offers slaughter training course

Alberni Valley residents interested in obtaining a Class D Slaughter License can take part

A consumer prepares to cook bacon from a freshly slaughtered pig. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is holding a SlaughterSafe course for farmers interested in obtaining a Class D slaughter licence. (LISA PETTERSON/Special to the AV News)
Construction of the food hub in the former Port Fish plant on May 22, 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY PAPA)

Port Alberni Food Hub opens to seafood processors

Four ‘anchor’ tenants welcomed

Construction of the food hub in the former Port Fish plant on May 22, 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY PAPA)
Firefighters with Port Alberni Fire Department respond to a structure fire in the 3600-block of Fifth Avenue on Saturday, July 11, 2020. A house was heavily damaged in the fire. (KYLE CROFTS/ Special to the News)

Fire damages home on Fifth Avenue in Port Alberni

Fire crews spend late morning hours knocking down blaze

Firefighters with Port Alberni Fire Department respond to a structure fire in the 3600-block of Fifth Avenue on Saturday, July 11, 2020. A house was heavily damaged in the fire. (KYLE CROFTS/ Special to the News)
Port Alberni RCMP are looking for Jeff Buck, a Port Alberni resident missing since June 27, 2020. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the RCMP at 250-723-2424. (RCMP PHOTO COMPOSITE)

Missing Port Alberni man found deceased

47-year-old had been missing since late June: RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for Jeff Buck, a Port Alberni resident missing since June 27, 2020. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the RCMP at 250-723-2424. (RCMP PHOTO COMPOSITE)
Port Alberni RCMP are looking for Jeff Buck, a Port Alberni resident missing since June 27, 2020. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the RCMP at 250-723-2424. (RCMP PHOTO COMPOSITE)

Port Alberni RCMP searching for missing man

Jeff Buck was last seen June 25, 2020

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for Jeff Buck, a Port Alberni resident missing since June 27, 2020. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the RCMP at 250-723-2424. (RCMP PHOTO COMPOSITE)
Whitehorse poet kjmunro will feature at Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)

Yukon poet kjmunro headlines Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire

Monthly spoken word event continues virtually at Char’s Landing

Whitehorse poet kjmunro will feature at Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)
(Black Press Media files)

Port Alberni RCMP look for suspect in assault on Cherry Creek Road

Port Alberni RCMP responded to an assault at a residence on June 18

(Black Press Media files)
Poppy Dreams by Ali Spence. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Port Alberni’s DRAW Gallery re-opens to public

Creative Nature exhibit runs until June 26

Poppy Dreams by Ali Spence. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Open burning will once again be permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre starting Friday, June 19. (File photo)

Open burning restrictions to be lifted in Coastal Fire Centre

All open fires will be allowed effective at noon on June 19

Open burning will once again be permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre starting Friday, June 19. (File photo)
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BC Hockey League have acquired Darren Beattie from Coburg Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add experience to blueline

Isaac Pascoal heads closer to hometown in B.C. team’s latest trade

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BC Hockey League have acquired Darren Beattie from Coburg Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Stan Coleman from Huu-ay-aht First Nations escaped serious injury but his car totalled when dust obscured his vision while driving on Bamfield Road, and he collided with the back of a logging truck. (PHOTO COURTESY STAN COLEMAN)

Huu-ay-aht First Nations urge caution driving Bamfield Road after serious crash

Dust from gravel road obscured driver’s vision, says chief councillor

Stan Coleman from Huu-ay-aht First Nations escaped serious injury but his car totalled when dust obscured his vision while driving on Bamfield Road, and he collided with the back of a logging truck. (PHOTO COURTESY STAN COLEMAN)
Bulldogs defenceman Grayson Valente has been traded to the Merritt Centennials. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Bulldogs trade veteran defenceman, acquire new players during offseason

Grayson Valente suited up for three seasons with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Bulldogs defenceman Grayson Valente has been traded to the Merritt Centennials. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
A screenshot from the video shared on social media, showing a white pickup truck driving through the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (SCREENSHOT)

Qualicum Beach man arrested over racist incident at Tseshaht First Nation

Port Alberni RCMP said the man turned himself in

A screenshot from the video shared on social media, showing a white pickup truck driving through the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (SCREENSHOT)
AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

Woman fights off attacker while jogging in Port Alberni

RCMP look for witnesses of daytime incident

AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
NEWS FILE PHOTO

Inquest into death of Jocelyn George postponed due to COVID-19

Coroner’s inquest into 2016 death of Port Alberni woman was supposed to start July 6

NEWS FILE PHOTO
Paramedics and other staff members from Station 124 B.C. Emergency Health Service (BCEHS), Port Alberni, are on the front line of COVID-19 response in the community. (PHOTO COURTESY DEB ROBERTS)

A Day in the Life of Port Alberni: pandemic edition

See what people in the Alberni Valley have been up to during the COVID-19 pandemic

Paramedics and other staff members from Station 124 B.C. Emergency Health Service (BCEHS), Port Alberni, are on the front line of COVID-19 response in the community. (PHOTO COURTESY DEB ROBERTS)
RCMP block the entrance to Coombs Country Candy on the Old Nanaimo Hwy on Tuesday, May 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Teen with suspected gun arrested in Port Alberni

RCMP respond to weapons complaint near a residential neighbourhood

RCMP block the entrance to Coombs Country Candy on the Old Nanaimo Hwy on Tuesday, May 19. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Jim Boorman of Qualicum Beach, left, caught the $15,000 winning fish at Salmon Festival with friends Trent and Harlen Morse. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni cancels 49th annual Salmon Festival

Event will be rescheduled to 2021 to comply with COVID-19 measures

Jim Boorman of Qualicum Beach, left, caught the $15,000 winning fish at Salmon Festival with friends Trent and Harlen Morse. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Port Alberni RCMP Cst. Pete Batt plays the bagpipes while Nancy Logan looks on at Haahuupayak School on the Tseshaht First Nation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni Indigenous Policing makes its presence known…with bagpipes

“They were isolated inside and didn’t see us drive by. So what do we do?”

Port Alberni RCMP Cst. Pete Batt plays the bagpipes while Nancy Logan looks on at Haahuupayak School on the Tseshaht First Nation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
China Creek Marina and Campground, seen at dawn in this file photo, will have a ‘limited’ opening on June 1. (SUSAN QUINN PHOTO)

Alberni Valley, Bamfield encouraging residents to stay home for May long weekend

China Creek Campground and Marina opening June 1 with restrictions

China Creek Marina and Campground, seen at dawn in this file photo, will have a ‘limited’ opening on June 1. (SUSAN QUINN PHOTO)