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Cameron Oscienny and Rebecca Palmer model the prize—MEC jackets—for the Aug. 12 bike jamboree.

Celebrate Port Alberni’s bike lanes with a jamboree on Aug. 12

Want to try out the city’s new bike lanes? If you ask Cycle Alberni’s Sarah Thomas, there’s no better time than this Friday.

Cameron Oscienny and Rebecca Palmer model the prize—MEC jackets—for the Aug. 12 bike jamboree.
A test LED light near the hospital on Redford outshines the HSB lights.

City of Port Alberni tenders out LED lights

The City of Port Alberni will soon be much better lit by this fall following the purchase of new LED streetlight fixtures.

A test LED light near the hospital on Redford outshines the HSB lights.
Cycle Aberni organizer Sarah Thomas cycles north in a new bike lane along 10th Avenue last week. Cycling advocates will be celebrating the new bike lanes on Friday, Aug. 12 with a bike ride from Echo Centre to Blair Park.

Activists push for bike lanes in Port Alberni

Port Alberni city council chambers were standing room only on Monday night as council voted to continue on with bike lane painting.

Cycle Aberni organizer Sarah Thomas cycles north in a new bike lane along 10th Avenue last week. Cycling advocates will be celebrating the new bike lanes on Friday, Aug. 12 with a bike ride from Echo Centre to Blair Park.
The high diving board at the Echo Aquatic Centre is no longer safe for use.

Echo Pool diving board to be removed

The City of Port Alberni’s aging pool will no longer have a high diving board.

The high diving board at the Echo Aquatic Centre is no longer safe for use.
The Tri-Conic Challenge will include a swim in Sproat Lake, a bike ride to Bamfield and a run against the steam train.

Tri-Conic borrows from City of Port Alberni

The Tri-Conic Challenge is set to receive city funding to tide it over until it receives its Canada 150 grant next spring.

The Tri-Conic Challenge will include a swim in Sproat Lake, a bike ride to Bamfield and a run against the steam train.
World-famous gymnastics judge and coach Hardy Fink took part in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Forty years of Olympic glory for Port Alberni judge

Port Alberni local and world-famous judge Hardy Fink is off to his 10th Summer Olympics.

World-famous gymnastics judge and coach Hardy Fink took part in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Annette Clement will race her 1967 Acadian Canso along Stamp Avenue as part of Thunder in the Valley, Aug. 6–7. Clement is one of several female racers featured in this year’s event program.

Ladies of Thunder

Drag races might seem like a boys club but it won’t just be boys and their toys taking over Stamp Avenue this weekend.

Annette Clement will race her 1967 Acadian Canso along Stamp Avenue as part of Thunder in the Valley, Aug. 6–7. Clement is one of several female racers featured in this year’s event program.
Thunder in the Valley will roar down Stamp Avenue this year. The races start just north of the train tracks and run an eighth-mile till just south of the BC Hydro station pullout.

Stamp Avenue ready for racers: Bill Surry

It hasn’t been easy getting Stamp Avenue race-ready, but with Thunder in the Valley just days away, the finish line is finally in sight.

Thunder in the Valley will roar down Stamp Avenue this year. The races start just north of the train tracks and run an eighth-mile till just south of the BC Hydro station pullout.
The Tri-Conic Challenge will include a swim in Sproat Lake, a bike ride to Bamfield and a run against the steam train.

Racing Alberni Valley’s icons

The Tri-Conic Challenge goes ahead with Canada 150 grant money.

The Tri-Conic Challenge will include a swim in Sproat Lake, a bike ride to Bamfield and a run against the steam train.
Cole Perey rides Red Fury to victory during an early round of the Little Lightning in the Valley soapbox derby, Saturday afternoon on Argyle Street.

Inaugural soapbox derby a success

The Kinsmen’s Little Lightning in the Valley soapbox derby went off without a hitch, according to Kinsmen’s Mike Hadley.

Cole Perey rides Red Fury to victory during an early round of the Little Lightning in the Valley soapbox derby, Saturday afternoon on Argyle Street.
Misha Monroe, 24, plays her guitar at Harbour Quay as part of a new youth busking program coordinated through the city Department of Parks, Recreation and Heritage.

Young buskers bring music to Harbour Quay

Harbour Quay is about to become a much more melodic place thanks to a parks, recreation and heritage program.

Misha Monroe, 24, plays her guitar at Harbour Quay as part of a new youth busking program coordinated through the city Department of Parks, Recreation and Heritage.
Medal-winning aerobatics pilot Kermit Weeks relaxes in the Hawaii Mars cockpit on July 19.

Aerobatics enthusiast pilots Hawaii Mars

Multi-medal winning pilot Kermit Weeks flew the Hawaii Mars to Wisconsin air show.

Medal-winning aerobatics pilot Kermit Weeks relaxes in the Hawaii Mars cockpit on July 19.

Alberni Airport grant comes through for lighting

The Alberni Valley Regional Airport has seen its first sign of senior government support thanks to a $729,215 grant

Port Alberni Fire Dept. crews respond to a kitchen fire at duplex at the corner of Second Avenue and Bruce Street.

Kitchen fire at Second Ave. and Bruce St.

Port Alberni fire crews responded to a kitchen fire at the corner of Second Avenue and Bruce Street shortly before 7 p.m. tonight (July 26).

Port Alberni Fire Dept. crews respond to a kitchen fire at duplex at the corner of Second Avenue and Bruce Street.
The Hawaii Mars underwent maintenance at the Bomber Base on Tuesday, July 19.

Martin Mars still on the market

Efforts to find a use for both Martin Mars waterbombers aren’t skipping a beat, according to Coulson Group CEO Wayne Coulson.

The Hawaii Mars underwent maintenance at the Bomber Base on Tuesday, July 19.

Alberni to host BC wrestling

Port Alberni will host the BC Secondary School Provincial Wrestling Championships in 2018 for the fifth time.

Twin City brewmaster Aaron Colyn pours a glass of ‘Swedish Gymnast’ at the brewery on Margaret Street. Colyn estimates a late 2016/ early 2017 opening.

Business brewing for Port Alberni’s Twin City

In just a few short months, Port Alberni will be the latest Vancouver Island city to brew up some local beer.

Twin City brewmaster Aaron Colyn pours a glass of ‘Swedish Gymnast’ at the brewery on Margaret Street. Colyn estimates a late 2016/ early 2017 opening.
It is not yet known how the Catalyst sale will affect the Port Alberni mill.

Catalyst Paper shareholders support sale to KGI

Kejriwal Group International and Catalyst’s four majority security holders have entered into a support agreement.

It is not yet known how the Catalyst sale will affect the Port Alberni mill.

Alberni homelessness committee seeks coordinator

Alberni Valley CSI is looking for a dynamic person to help coordinate housing projects.

‘Swedish Gymnast’ is Twin City Brewing’s latest test offering.

Twin City Brewing’s newest offering

There’s only one way to explain the soon-to-be opened Twin City Brewing’s latest offering.

‘Swedish Gymnast’ is Twin City Brewing’s latest test offering.