Alberni News Staff

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)
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Police watchdog investigating death of Vancouver Island woman

Port Alberni RCMP had dealt with woman in April incident hours previously

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A long double line of men walk down the middle of Johnston Road through the centre of Alberni in 1933. During the Depression, these men, who were described as from out of town, were demonstrating because they wanted jobs. This photo is one of nearly 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/ (PHOTO BY JOSEPH CLEGG/ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM, PN01170)

A LOOK BACK: Port Alberni during the Depression

Take a peek at Vancouver Island history

A long double line of men walk down the middle of Johnston Road through the centre of Alberni in 1933. During the Depression, these men, who were described as from out of town, were demonstrating because they wanted jobs. This photo is one of nearly 24,000 in the Alberni Valley Museum’s collection. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com/ (PHOTO BY JOSEPH CLEGG/ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM, PN01170)
The Sunderoey, a freezer trawler, will join the Raw Spirit dockside at Port Alberni Terminals this month. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Second seafood freezer trawler will soon call Port Alberni home

Independent Seafoods Canada adds second vessel to base in Alberni Inlet

The Sunderoey, a freezer trawler, will join the Raw Spirit dockside at Port Alberni Terminals this month. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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Driver’s car impounded after nearly striking off-duty Alberni cop

Police say car was losing control, driven at significant speed, towards pedestrians

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Forward Brandon Buhr finished fifth in league scoring with the West Van Academy Midget Prep team last season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add size, leadership for 2020-2021 season

BCHL team has been busy with signings during the offseason

Forward Brandon Buhr finished fifth in league scoring with the West Van Academy Midget Prep team last season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ben Worcester of Said the Whale takes the stage at the Five Acre Shaker in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Five Acre Shaker music festival cancelled for 2020

Music festival at McLean Mill National Historic Site still looking to 2021

Ben Worcester of Said the Whale takes the stage at the Five Acre Shaker in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Port Alberni RCMP assist volunteer fire crews as they respond to a brush fire on Smith Road near McLean Mill National HIstoric Site. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP PHOTO)

Illegal fireworks the likely culprit in Alberni Valley fire, says RCMP

Blaze ignited at night near McLean Mill National Historic Site

Port Alberni RCMP assist volunteer fire crews as they respond to a brush fire on Smith Road near McLean Mill National HIstoric Site. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP PHOTO)
UPDATE: Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after accident near Whiskey Creek

UPDATE: Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after accident near Whiskey Creek

Witnesses saying air ambulance has landed near the scene

UPDATE: Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after accident near Whiskey Creek
The Tseshaht First Nation administration building is currently closed. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

COVID-19: Port Alberni’s Tseshaht First Nation declares state of emergency

State of emergency will remain in effect until at least June 30

The Tseshaht First Nation administration building is currently closed. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
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Coroners’ inquest will examine 2016 death of Port Alberni teen

18-year-old died of heart failure after spending time in jail cell

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Hereditary chief (tyee hawilth) Derek Peters from Huu-ay-aht First Nations and his daughter Olivia sign an agreement with Western Forest Products using a traditional cedar bark signature at a ceremony in Anacla in 2018. (HEATHER THOMSON PHOTO)

Western Forest Products sells ownership interest to Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Huu-ay-aht will acquire seven percent ownership interest in APD sawmill

Hereditary chief (tyee hawilth) Derek Peters from Huu-ay-aht First Nations and his daughter Olivia sign an agreement with Western Forest Products using a traditional cedar bark signature at a ceremony in Anacla in 2018. (HEATHER THOMSON PHOTO)
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Intoxicated male throws bottle, then himself at vehicle on Highway 4 near Port Alberni

Man is now facing mischief charges and heading to court

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Lisa Charleson-Robinson, director of Kackaamin Family Development Centre in Beaver Creek. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Neighbouring rehab centre obtains lawyer over objections to proposed Alberni Valley pot facility

Kackaamin says ACRD could stop Premium Med’s application with bylaw change

Lisa Charleson-Robinson, director of Kackaamin Family Development Centre in Beaver Creek. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson dives for the puck. (DARRAN CHAISSON PHOTOGRAPHY)

BCHL: Bulldogs set to face Clippers in Round One of BCHL playoffs

Alberni Valley Bulldogs have won two out of eight games against Nanaimo this season

Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson dives for the puck. (DARRAN CHAISSON PHOTOGRAPHY)
A unit crew from Gramercy Film Productions sets up in Cathedral Grove on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (JURASSIC WORLD COMMUNITY/ FACEBOOK)

Latest Jurassic World movie lands in Cathedral Grove for filming

One-day film shoot flew under most radars

A unit crew from Gramercy Film Productions sets up in Cathedral Grove on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (JURASSIC WORLD COMMUNITY/ FACEBOOK)
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Port Alberni homeowners wake up to would-be thief in their basement

Stolen items later found stashed at the end of the street

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