Karly Blats

Crews are fighting a one hectare fire at Great Central Lake. FACEBOOK PHOTO/JUDY LEROUX

UPDATE: Great Central Lake fire 30 per cent contained

Crews continue to battle a one hectare fire near Great Central Lake

Crews are fighting a one hectare fire at Great Central Lake. FACEBOOK PHOTO/JUDY LEROUX
A 0.3 hectare fire burning at Great Central Lake. FACEBOOK PHOTO
A 0.3 hectare fire burning at Great Central Lake. FACEBOOK PHOTO
Update: Alberta man dies after suspected drowning in Port Alberni hotel pool

Update: Alberta man dies after suspected drowning in Port Alberni hotel pool

The BC Coroners Service are investigating the death

Update: Alberta man dies after suspected drowning in Port Alberni hotel pool
Entomologist Tracy Hueppelsheuser with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture speaks with a Valley farmer about armyworms on Aug. 2. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Armyworm infestation monitored with traps in Valley

Pheromone traps are used to monitor, not control, insects

Entomologist Tracy Hueppelsheuser with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture speaks with a Valley farmer about armyworms on Aug. 2. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
Inmate David Blackmore fled his mother’s funeral in Port Alberni on Aug.1. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Prisoner escapes from mother’s funeral in Port Alberni

Blackmore was in custody for drug offences and possession of stolen property

Inmate David Blackmore fled his mother’s funeral in Port Alberni on Aug.1. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Fraser begins work towards reconciliation as new minister

Fraser begins work towards reconciliation as new minister

Mid-Island MLA has been waiting for a seat in government for 12 years

Fraser begins work towards reconciliation as new minister
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
Joanne Pozzevan

Exercise Coastal Response takes over Alberni Valley

A multi-agency provincial emergency exercise kicked off in Port Alberni on Tuesday, June 7

Joanne Pozzevan