Alberni Valley

Crews respond to a structure fire in the 6000 block of Renton Road in Cherry Creek on Saturday, Feb. 27. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Workshop destroyed in fire near Port Alberni

Crews stayed on scene overnight fighting ‘stubborn’ blaze

 

Tim Preston and Scott McFarlane carry the buoy out to the migrant wreck. In the top right corner of the photo is the temporary buoy that previously marked the dive site. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Divers hope to make a lasting mark on the Alberni Inlet

New marker buoy acts as a beacon for divers and boaters alike marking scuttled immigrant ship

 

Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns in the House of Commons. File photo

Island MP pushing tax credit for volunteer firefighters, search and rescue workers

Courtenay-Alberni MP Johns introduces bill would increase tax credits for volunteers

 

A Viking Air Twin Otter takes off on Runway 12 midway through a day of test flights on Jan. 13, 2021 at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. Viking Air is located in Victoria. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Viking Air tests Twin Otter at Port Alberni airport

Victoria-based company used rural airport for numerous flights

A Viking Air Twin Otter takes off on Runway 12 midway through a day of test flights on Jan. 13, 2021 at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. Viking Air is located in Victoria. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation guardian took this photo of dozens of vehicles parked along a forest service road in the Kennedy watershed. (Submitted photo)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District looks at enforcement of illegal camping

ACRD currently does not have an existing bylaw service to tackle the issue

A Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation guardian took this photo of dozens of vehicles parked along a forest service road in the Kennedy watershed. (Submitted photo)
Reverend Brenda Nestegaard Paul prepares to record a worship session at Trinity Anglican/ Lutheran Church in Port Alberni. Nestegaard Paul has been creative in keeping her congregation connected through COVID-19. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Island faith leaders voice opposition to churches defying COVID-19 restrictions

‘The church is not just a building,’ says Vancouver Island pastor

Reverend Brenda Nestegaard Paul prepares to record a worship session at Trinity Anglican/ Lutheran Church in Port Alberni. Nestegaard Paul has been creative in keeping her congregation connected through COVID-19. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ted Charlesworth is the third from the left at this celebration of the Fall Fair, taken a number of years ago. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley loses well-loved coach, volunteer

Ted Charlesworth was a Valley icon when it came to coaching sports and volunteering

  • Jan 3, 2021
Ted Charlesworth is the third from the left at this celebration of the Fall Fair, taken a number of years ago. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bryce Casavant of Port Alberni is a former BC NDP candidate in the 2017 provincial election<ins> and graduated with a doctorate in social sciences from Royal Roads University in 2020</ins>. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

QUINN: Former NDP candidate wonders if B.C. election legal to begin with

Casavant says chief electoral officer incorrectly exercised emergency powers under Election Act

Bryce Casavant of Port Alberni is a former BC NDP candidate in the 2017 provincial election<ins> and graduated with a doctorate in social sciences from Royal Roads University in 2020</ins>. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions and city CAO Tim Pley tour the remanufacturing plant construction site with San Group owners Suki and Kamal Sanghera and manager Bruce Molander, Sept. 17, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Changes to lumber exports are welcome news for San Group in Port Alberni

San Group hoping to have new remanufacturing plant up and running by mid-October

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions and city CAO Tim Pley tour the remanufacturing plant construction site with San Group owners Suki and Kamal Sanghera and manager Bruce Molander, Sept. 17, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Letitia Charleson is a Nuu-chah-nulth woman currently living in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver Island woman in the running for ‘Maxim’ Cover Girl contest

Voting for the finalists ends on Thursday, July 2

Letitia Charleson is a Nuu-chah-nulth woman currently living in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)