Elena Rardon

A group of climbers scaled Della Falls, Canada’s largest waterfall, for the first time last month. CHRIS JENSEN PHOTO

Ice climbers scale Canada’s tallest waterfall on Vancouver Island

Ice climbers Chris Jensen, Will Gadd and Peter Hoang made history

A group of climbers scaled Della Falls, Canada’s largest waterfall, for the first time last month. CHRIS JENSEN PHOTO
Several volunteers, including Gordon Dick of Ahtsik Native Art Gallery, help to move an 800-year-old log from Huu-ay-aht First Nations to its new location in Port Alberni. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

800-year-old Vancouver Island log ready for United Nations project

Language Revitalization Pole will be publicly carved, then delivered to the University of Victoria

Several volunteers, including Gordon Dick of Ahtsik Native Art Gallery, help to move an 800-year-old log from Huu-ay-aht First Nations to its new location in Port Alberni. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The R3 “Alco” diesel locomotive pulls out of the Alberni Pacific Railway roundhouse in July 2018, preparing to take tourists from the train station in Port Alberni out to McLean Mill National Historic Site. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

The R3 “Alco” diesel locomotive pulls out of the Alberni Pacific Railway roundhouse in July 2018, preparing to take tourists from the train station in Port Alberni out to McLean Mill National Historic Site. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
B.C. couple wins $5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

B.C. couple wins $5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Port Alberni husband and wife plan to put money aside for children and grandchildren

B.C. couple wins $5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot
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Vancouver Island parents charged for capture of child luring suspect

Video of Port Alberni assault was widely distributed on social media

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Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District election irregularity goes to court

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District election irregularity goes to court

Electoral officer has asked for two area elections to be declared invalid

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District election irregularity goes to court
Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns speaks up in the federal House of Commons in Ottawa. PHOTO COURTESY GORD JOHNS

Motion for veterans passes unanimously in House of Commons

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns says motion could mean up to $124 million per year

Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns speaks up in the federal House of Commons in Ottawa. PHOTO COURTESY GORD JOHNS
The Port Alberni Cannabis Club displays signs that the store is “closed until further notice” after a raid on Wednesday. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

The Port Alberni Cannabis Club displays signs that the store is “closed until further notice” after a raid on Wednesday. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The Huu-ay-aht First Nations from Anacla, near Bamfield on Vancouver Island’s west coast, have a multi-faceted economic development plan based on tourism. In 2017 they launched Kiixin tours, with traditional knowledge holders sharing their nations’ culture. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Indigenous tourism blossoming on Vancouver Island

BIG READ: Islanders investing in First Nations cultural experiences to attract the world

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations from Anacla, near Bamfield on Vancouver Island’s west coast, have a multi-faceted economic development plan based on tourism. In 2017 they launched Kiixin tours, with traditional knowledge holders sharing their nations’ culture. SUBMITTED PHOTO
16-year-old Madi Duncan joined the Foo Fighters on stage at Rogers Arena during a concert in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 8. SUBMITTED PHOTO

VIDEO: Young B.C. musician sings with the Foo Fighters

Stranger Than Fiction’s Madi Duncan from Port Alberni was invited up on stage at the Vancouver show

16-year-old Madi Duncan joined the Foo Fighters on stage at Rogers Arena during a concert in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 8. SUBMITTED PHOTO
A truck caught fire on the side of the highway near Cathedral Grove Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO COURTESY BARB BROWN

Vehicle catches fire near Vancouver Island provincial park

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

A truck caught fire on the side of the highway near Cathedral Grove Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO COURTESY BARB BROWN
The T-137 Fireliner carries out a series of drops as part of its FAA testing in July. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE CIBLEY

Martin Mars unlikely to see firefighting action in Port Alberni

Water bomber ‘isn’t anywhere ready’ for fires burning in its Vancouver Island backyard

The T-137 Fireliner carries out a series of drops as part of its FAA testing in July. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE CIBLEY
FACEBOOK PHOTO                                A Coulson Aviation Sikorsky S-61 helicopter arrives in Puerto Rico on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Coulson sends helicopter, crew to storm-stricken Puerto Rico

FEMA contracts Sikorsky helicopter from Port Alberni to provide aid to Caribbean country

FACEBOOK PHOTO                                A Coulson Aviation Sikorsky S-61 helicopter arrives in Puerto Rico on Saturday, Sept. 30.
A graph from Statistics Canada compares the low income rate across B.C. STATS CANADA PHOTO

Port Alberni is B.C.’s low-income capital

One-fifth of the population living in low-income status, according to 2016 census

A graph from Statistics Canada compares the low income rate across B.C. STATS CANADA PHOTO
BC VOTES 2017: Scott Fraser wins Mid Island-Pacific Rim

BC VOTES 2017: Scott Fraser wins Mid Island-Pacific Rim

UPDATE: West coasters hope for more focus on their issues as Fraser takes back his seat

BC VOTES 2017: Scott Fraser wins Mid Island-Pacific Rim
BC VOTES 2017: Scott Fraser wins Mid Island-Pacific Rim

BC VOTES 2017: Scott Fraser wins Mid Island-Pacific Rim

UPDATE: West coasters hope for more focus on their issues as Fraser takes back his seat

BC VOTES 2017: Scott Fraser wins Mid Island-Pacific Rim