Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

A health-care worker from Port Alberni tries on one of the face shields that businessman Kevin Wright has made for West Coast General Hospital, Fir Park and Echo Villages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni family thanks long-term care workers with face shield donation

Matriarch received ‘excellent care’ at seniors’ facility before her death in 2018

A health-care worker from Port Alberni tries on one of the face shields that businessman Kevin Wright has made for West Coast General Hospital, Fir Park and Echo Villages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Pastor Brenda Nestegaard-Paul stands in the middle of Trinity Church’s sanctuary on Sunday, March 22, where she placed the names of her parishioners in empty pews while praying for each of them. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver Island reverend keeps up congregation’s spirits during COVID-19 restrictions

Pastor Brenda gets personal while praying among the pews

Pastor Brenda Nestegaard-Paul stands in the middle of Trinity Church’s sanctuary on Sunday, March 22, where she placed the names of her parishioners in empty pews while praying for each of them. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Cattle graze in a field at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Hector Road near Port Alberni, B.C. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Vancouver Island farmers demand on-site slaughtering

Group: COVID-19 pandemic puts supply chains at risk, permission sought to butcher and sell locally

  • Mar 30, 2020
Cattle graze in a field at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Hector Road near Port Alberni, B.C. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Playgrounds have been closed across Canada due to the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19). (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to AV News)

COVID 19: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, other First Nations mobilize resources

Some Indigenous communities are enacting emergency measures to cope during pandemic

  • Mar 30, 2020
Playgrounds have been closed across Canada due to the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19). (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to AV News)
Maghen Girard posted laminated hearts with inspiring messages along the Stokes Falls trail on Saturday, March 21, 2020 as part of Port Alberni’s community heart hunt. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Love letters from Port Alberni, the community with a heart

People got creative with their community heart hunt ideas on the weekend

Maghen Girard posted laminated hearts with inspiring messages along the Stokes Falls trail on Saturday, March 21, 2020 as part of Port Alberni’s community heart hunt. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill has experienced shutdowns such as this one in January 2020 after a blasting mishap caused a rockslide and a temporary bridge had to be installed. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

COVID-19: Construction scaled back on the West Coast Highway to Tofino/Ucluelet

Road closure schedule has changed as Highway 4 Kennedy Hill project scaled back

Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill has experienced shutdowns such as this one in January 2020 after a blasting mishap caused a rockslide and a temporary bridge had to be installed. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
The Tofino General Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)

COVID-19: Tofino’s top doctor makes urgent appeal to new visitors

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and City of Port Alberni unite with West Coast communities.

The Tofino General Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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School District 70 (Alberni) changing its name to ‘Pacific Rim’

Dropping Alberni will be more inclusive to coastal communities, trustees say

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School trips cancelled, but no plans to cancel classes in Alberni-Clayoquot schools—yet

Alberni’s high school to get soap in dispensers again in wake of COVID-19 concerns

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On Feb. 1, 2020, Bamfield Road was closed due to extensive damage from a rainstorm. (FACEBOOK PHOTO COURTESY KEN KING)

Area officials call for urgent response to Bamfield Road issues

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District board writes to premier in wake of winter storm road washout

On Feb. 1, 2020, Bamfield Road was closed due to extensive damage from a rainstorm. (FACEBOOK PHOTO COURTESY KEN KING)
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)
A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO
A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO