Alberni Valley News

Accused drug dealer arrested in Nanaimo carrying $20K, fentanyl, crack and meth

Terrance Virus, 39, being held in custody, scheduled to appear in court Feb. 1

  • Jan 27, 2021


Central Island’s COVID-19 case spike shifting, says Island Health

Cowichan Valley has seen the highest number of cases, but Nanaimo and south Island seeing upticks


LETTER: Headlight glare the worst culprit on Bamfield Road, says writer

The fatal bus crash on the Bamfield gravel road last spring was a tragic accident…

  • Jan 27, 2021


LETTER: Plastic production must be reduced

We cannot rely on consumers to curtail their use…

  • Jan 27, 2021

LETTER: Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it

January 20, 2021 was greatly anticipated around the world…

  • Jan 27, 2021

Port Alberni RCMP sees drop in property crime in late 2020

Clamp-down on prolific offenders seen as one reason

Vancouver Island RCMP seek man connected to assault investigations

Christopher Dick, 36, was recently in the North Cowichan and Duncan region

  • Jan 26, 2021

Viking Air tests Twin Otter at Port Alberni airport

Victoria-based company used rural airport for numerous flights

  • Jan 26, 2021

BCHL: Port Alberni’s Caden Tremblay suits up for hometown Bulldogs

North Island Silvertips' captain hopes to play for hometown crowd

  • Jan 25, 2021

Search plane lights up Nanaimo mountain with flares during icy rope rescue

Rescuers got injured hiker down Mt. Benson to a waiting ambulance Saturday night

All Island seniors in long-term care will be vaccinated by the end of this weekend

Immunization of high-risk population will continue over the next two months

  • Jan 23, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nanaimo hospital

Two staff members and one patient have tested positive, all on the same floor

  • Jan 23, 2021

North Island College Artist Talk goes online for winter 2021

The series invites contemporary Canadian artists to speak about their professional practice

  • Jan 23, 2021

City of Port Alberni, ACRD prepare for compost collection in 2021

Roadside pickup is expected to begin in the City of Port Alberni in June 2021

Half-blind photographer will help new Island baseball team look picture-perfect

Nanaimo NightOwls say legally blind team photographer is making history

  • Jan 22, 2021

Nanaimo transit driver stops his bus and helps get overdosing woman breathing again

Former EMT from Ireland performed CPR on a woman in downtown Nanaimo on Friday

  • Jan 22, 2021

‘Heavy smoke’ turns out to be moisture-laden air venting from Port Alberni building

Fire crews discover cannabis operation inside

  • Jan 21, 2021

QUINN’S QUIPS: Art is more than simple expression in First Nations culture

Indigenous artwork has a connection to its people, and vice versa

  • Jan 21, 2021

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre to re-open February 2

Newest exhibit will feature some pieces from permanent collection

  • Jan 20, 2021

Bibi J’s in Port Alberni makes first donation to non-profit

Alberni Women and Community Services to benefit

  • Jan 20, 2021