PORT ALBERNI

Port Alberni RCMP released this surveillance footage of a suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven store on Sunday, Nov. 27. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni RCMP seek suspect in armed 7-Eleven robbery

The suspect, wearing a ski mask, allegedly produced an edged weapon and demanded money

 

Carpentry students from North Island College and Nuu-chah-nulth Employment Training Program (NETP) work on pieces of the tiny homes that will be erected at Watyaqit on Fourth Avenue later this month. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Watyaqit Tiny Home Village awaits first tiny homes

Bathroom buildings installed, NIC students to help assemble next 15 buildings on Port Alberni site

 

Firefighters assess flames and heavy smoke behind a building in the 3400-block of Third Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT, PAFD VIDEO)

Fire crews knock down structure fire on Port Alberni’s Third Avenue

Structure fire was a record 2,195 call for Port Alberni Fire Department

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono battles along the boards behind the Rivermen net with Langley forward Riley Wallack. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Ethan Bono named to BCHL All-Star team

All-Star Tournament will take place in January 2023 in Penticton

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono battles along the boards behind the Rivermen net with Langley forward Riley Wallack. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Murray Rankin, Josie Osborne and Gord Johns join Huu-ay-aht First Nations in paddling the canoe after a funding announcement for Oomiqsu on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Oomiiqsu to provide safe haven in Alberni for moms and kids leaving violence or abuse

Huu-ay-aht First Nations celebrates the opening of new Mother’s Centre

Murray Rankin, Josie Osborne and Gord Johns join Huu-ay-aht First Nations in paddling the canoe after a funding announcement for Oomiqsu on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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Port Alberni man facing charges following gas station robbery

Police dog assists in catching suspect following nighttime robbery

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Poppy the puppy sits in the Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA branch in Port Alberni after being left outdoors overnight at the centre. (BC SPCA PHOTO)

Puppy dumped in planter box at Port Alberni branch of BC SPCA

Three-month-old ‘Poppy’ is recovering from mange, infections with foster family

Poppy the puppy sits in the Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA branch in Port Alberni after being left outdoors overnight at the centre. (BC SPCA PHOTO)
Tseshaht First Nation elder Cody Gus drops the ceremonial puck before a game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday, Nov. 5. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs drop close game against Bucks

Bulldogs wore new jerseys designed by Tseshaht First Nation artist Gordon Dick

Tseshaht First Nation elder Cody Gus drops the ceremonial puck before a game between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday, Nov. 5. (PHOTO COURTESY CHAISSON CREATIVE)
Kenn Whiteman takes a trip down memory lane sorting through his collection of 263 nutcrackers in his dining room. The collection takes up three rooms in his home. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Fine craftsmanship in a nutcracker leads to 45-year obsession for Port Alberni man

‘Nutcracker king’ hopes to find new home for his expansive collection

Kenn Whiteman takes a trip down memory lane sorting through his collection of 263 nutcrackers in his dining room. The collection takes up three rooms in his home. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill, owned by Western Forest Products, is located on Port Alberni’s waterfront. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Western Forest Products shuts Port Alberni sawmill for six months

Extended curtailment was unexpected, says Steelworkers Union rep

Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill, owned by Western Forest Products, is located on Port Alberni’s waterfront. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill, owned by Western Forest Products, is located on Port Alberni’s waterfront. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Western Forest Products shuts Alberni sawmill for six months

Extended curtailment was unexpected, says Steelworkers Union rep

Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill, owned by Western Forest Products, is located on Port Alberni’s waterfront. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Port Alberni RCMP’s vessel is tied up at a wharf near the Maritime Discovery Centre. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP PHOTO)

Pair of boaters rescued after vessel sinks in Alberni Inlet

Bystanders watched as boat sank 30 metres from shore near waterfront park

The Port Alberni RCMP’s vessel is tied up at a wharf near the Maritime Discovery Centre. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP PHOTO)
The Port Alberni RCMP’s vessel is tied up at a wharf near the Maritime Discovery Centre. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP PHOTO)

Port Alberni RCMP rescue pair after their boat sinks in Alberni Inlet

Bystanders watched as boat sank 30 metres from shore at Canal Waterfront Park

The Port Alberni RCMP’s vessel is tied up at a wharf near the Maritime Discovery Centre. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP PHOTO)
Representatives from Tseshaht Market and Alberni District Co-op stand beside one of the newly-installed gas pumps during a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Tseshaht Market partners with Co-op for fuel

Tseshaht Market celebrated the grand opening of its Western Nations fuel pumps

Representatives from Tseshaht Market and Alberni District Co-op stand beside one of the newly-installed gas pumps during a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Kelly McGiffin, left, Dwayne Stern, batboy Jackson and Kirk McGiffin are reviving the Port Alberni Cubs—this time as an over-55 baseball team. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni plans to host national seniors baseball championship

City plans improvements for its baseball diamonds in preparation for the event

Kelly McGiffin, left, Dwayne Stern, batboy Jackson and Kirk McGiffin are reviving the Port Alberni Cubs—this time as an over-55 baseball team. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The remains of the old Somass Sawmill still stand within sight of Port Alberni’s waterfront, where city council is finetuning its vision for the area. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

City of Port Alberni begins reclamation of derelict Somass lands

City still searching for development partner vacant waterfront industrial property

The remains of the old Somass Sawmill still stand within sight of Port Alberni’s waterfront, where city council is finetuning its vision for the area. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A group of people in orange shirts gathers on Pacific Rim Highway on the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (PHOTO COURTESY TSESHAHT FIRST NATION)

Vancouver Island First Nation seeks compensation for historical construction of highway

Nation claims Canada failed to protect its rights over highway between Port Alberni and Tofino

A group of people in orange shirts gathers on Pacific Rim Highway on the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (PHOTO COURTESY TSESHAHT FIRST NATION)
Carolyne Cybulsky of Winnipeg shows and grooms this Sheltie named Bauer of B.C. at the Alberni Valley Kennel Club, Oct. 14-16, 2022 at Glenwood Centre. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)

Canada’s top hound earns more accolades at Alberni Valley kennel club show

Scottish deerhound named best in show on first day of three-day Vancouver Island event

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Carolyne Cybulsky of Winnipeg shows and grooms this Sheltie named Bauer of B.C. at the Alberni Valley Kennel Club, Oct. 14-16, 2022 at Glenwood Centre. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
Barbara Bourget is a dancer and the co-founder of Kokoro Dance. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS RANDLE)

Island butoh dancer inducted into Canadian dance hall of fame

Barbara Bourget was born in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island

Barbara Bourget is a dancer and the co-founder of Kokoro Dance. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS RANDLE)
The sun sets behind the Somass River at Victoria Quay in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni continues to shatter heat records—in October

Century-old records fall away as mid-Island city sees temperatures in upper 20s Celsius

The sun sets behind the Somass River at Victoria Quay in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)