Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation maintenance crew Francis Howard stickers a new green bin on Nov. 24 in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

POLL: Are you excited to use the ACRD’s new Sort ’n Go Organics Carts?

Composting made easier in Tofino and Ucluelet

  • Dec 4, 2022

 

The new Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board. Not present are Wilfred Cootes, Alan McCarthy and Tom Stere. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District holds inaugural board meeting

Some First Nations still without a voice at the table in regional district

 

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

 

The West Coast’s anticipated public transit service has stalled. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit plan stalls in Tofino-Ucluelet

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District looking for alternatives as public transit plan hits speed bump

The West Coast’s anticipated public transit service has stalled. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vaida Siga is the new director of Area C. (Submitted photo)

Vaida Siga elected to represent Area C on Regional District Board

Siga secures 46 votes in Saturday’s election, besting fellow candidate Saya Masso’s 18 votes

Vaida Siga is the new director of Area C. (Submitted photo)
Black Press Media file photo

Electoral Area C (Long Beach) candidates introduce themselves

Municipal election on Oct. 15

  • Oct 11, 2022
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Firefighters attend the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Ceremony in Ottawa. (PHOTO COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

Trio of Alberni Valley firefighters who died of job-related causes honoured in Ottawa

Canadian Firefighters Memorial took place on Sept. 11, 2022

Firefighters attend the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Ceremony in Ottawa. (PHOTO COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Nomination period extended after Electoral Area C deadline passes with no candidates

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District extends nomination period to Monday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m.

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board votes for 15 percent raise

Wage increase will come into effect after 2022 election

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Ben Jeffery of the Sproat Lake Watersports Association gets some air during competition at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. wakeboard, wakeskate championships return to Vancouver Island

Wakesurf competition happening on Sproat Lake near Port Alberni Aug. 12-14

Ben Jeffery of the Sproat Lake Watersports Association gets some air during competition at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border, leaving users on their way to or from Ucluelet in the lurch. (Westerly file photo)

ACRD says to be patient as they piece together funds for multi-use pathway

Cyclists still need to pop out on the side of road and navigate a 1.2km stretch of highway

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border, leaving users on their way to or from Ucluelet in the lurch. (Westerly file photo)
Generosity rained down on the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network as an emergency water supply came together after fears the water supply to CARE’s animal shelter was about to be cut off. (CARE photo)

Support pours in as Tofino-Ucluelet animal shelter faces water crisis

“It was an unbelievable answer to the call to action”

Generosity rained down on the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network as an emergency water supply came together after fears the water supply to CARE’s animal shelter was about to be cut off. (CARE photo)
A photo from Taylor Arm on Sproat Lake. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Name change pondered for Sproat Lake in spirit of reconciliation

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District agrees to engage with local First Nations

A photo from Taylor Arm on Sproat Lake. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Autumn Shannon feeds a young calf at Shannon Farms. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley farmers grow into the future diversifying with agri-tourism

Short-term rentals and events supplement farming income

Autumn Shannon feeds a young calf at Shannon Farms. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Huu-ay-aht First Nations Elected Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr. speaks to the ACRD board on April 13, 2022, accompanied by ha’wiih (hereditary chief) Jeff Cook. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District celebrates 10 years of First Nations on the board

Non-treaty nations still need a voice at the table, says board chair

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Elected Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr. speaks to the ACRD board on April 13, 2022, accompanied by ha’wiih (hereditary chief) Jeff Cook. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island scientist gets national honour for coastal exploration

Royal Canadian Geographical Society honours Jacqueline Windh with medal

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Fire crews attempt to extinguish a cabin fire on Beaver Creek Road. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

One person taken to hospital after cabin fire near Port Alberni

All four Alberni Valley fire departments responded to Beaver Creek blaze

Fire crews attempt to extinguish a cabin fire on Beaver Creek Road. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)
These garbage, recycling and organic waste containers were handed out to Port Alberni residents earlier this year and similar ones will be distributed throughout the West Coast in 2022. (Elena Rardon photo)

Curbside compost pickup coming to Tofino and Ucluelet

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District plans to launch new service in 2022

These garbage, recycling and organic waste containers were handed out to Port Alberni residents earlier this year and similar ones will be distributed throughout the West Coast in 2022. (Elena Rardon photo)
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO

Bylaw enforcement is about to get tougher in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

For the first time since 1999, the ACRD has updated its policies around bylaws

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office is located in Port Alberni. NEWS FILE PHOTO