Susie Quinn

National Hockey League senior officiating manager Rob Shick, from Port Alberni, B.C., has been an NHL official in some capacity for 35 years. FILE PHOTO

B.C.-born hockey official talks to IIHF about switching European rule book to NHL rules

Rob Shick will represent NHL at 4th World Hockey Forum in Russia

National Hockey League senior officiating manager Rob Shick, from Port Alberni, B.C., has been an NHL official in some capacity for 35 years. FILE PHOTO
Port Alberni man dies in rollover crash on Mount Arrowsmith logging road

Port Alberni man dies in rollover crash on Mount Arrowsmith logging road

Man was one of seven in SUV that rolled over 150-foot cliff

Port Alberni man dies in rollover crash on Mount Arrowsmith logging road
A CH47D Chinook helicopter owned by Coulson Aviation of Port Alberni finishes 49 drops on a fire for more than 100,000 gallons of water in the South American country of Chile on Nov. 16, 2019. COULSON AVIATION PHOTO

Coulson Aviation sends helicopters to Chile, Australia to fight wildfires

Chile’s president meets Canadian crew to say thank you

A CH47D Chinook helicopter owned by Coulson Aviation of Port Alberni finishes 49 drops on a fire for more than 100,000 gallons of water in the South American country of Chile on Nov. 16, 2019. COULSON AVIATION PHOTO
Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News

2,000 workers impacted by Vancouver Island forestry management shutdown

Thousands of forestry workers in Coastal B.C. will be affected by ‘curtailment’

Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News
The AV Multiplex is one of the 65-70 percent of municipal ice facilities in Canada that use similar ammonia-based cooling system to freeze indoor ice rinks. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Ammonia leak closes Port Alberni hockey rink

Technical Safety BC forces shutdown of ice plant

The AV Multiplex is one of the 65-70 percent of municipal ice facilities in Canada that use similar ammonia-based cooling system to freeze indoor ice rinks. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Jagmeet Singh touts affordable housing during a campaign stop at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo on Sept. 26, 2019. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to campaign in Port Alberni

Singh joins Courtenay-Alberni candidate for rally to kick off final weekend before election

Jagmeet Singh touts affordable housing during a campaign stop at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo on Sept. 26, 2019. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Neil Horner, known as “Mushroom Savage” at the Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market, says his last mushroom picking adventure was a “close call” after he fell and dislocated his shoulder deep in the Vancouver Island bush. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Injured Vancouver Island mushroom picker says thanks to rescuers

‘Perfect storm’ of events challenge search team from Port Alberni

Neil Horner, known as “Mushroom Savage” at the Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market, says his last mushroom picking adventure was a “close call” after he fell and dislocated his shoulder deep in the Vancouver Island bush. SUBMITTED PHOTO
SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News The MV Lady Rose turns around at Harbour Quay before steaming down Alberni Inlet for her final voyage. New owner Jamie Bray will turn her into a floating restaurant in Tofino. March 27, 2011

The iconic MV Lady Rose passenger vessel has been sold again

Sechelt group buys former Union Steamship vessel from Tofino owner

SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News The MV Lady Rose turns around at Harbour Quay before steaming down Alberni Inlet for her final voyage. New owner Jamie Bray will turn her into a floating restaurant in Tofino. March 27, 2011
At least four people were sent to hospital following an accident on the Alberni Highway near Coombs Country Candy, Monday afternoon. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

UPDATE: Jaws of Life used to free two people trapped after collision near Coombs Country Candy

Emergency personnel responded to a multi-vehicle accident

At least four people were sent to hospital following an accident on the Alberni Highway near Coombs Country Candy, Monday afternoon. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Highway 4 near Cameron Lake is closed following a crash Sunday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)

One person dead in Highway 4 collision on Vancouver Island

Highway 4 was closed for several hours following crash

Highway 4 near Cameron Lake is closed following a crash Sunday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)
Alan Schmegelsky, father of Bryer Schmegelsky, poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Mill Bay B.C. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. RCMP have said that 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky are suspects in the shooting of Lucas Fowler of Sydney, Australia, his girlfriend Chynna Deese of Charlotte, N.C., and the death of another man who has yet to be identified publicly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Kane

Father of suspected B.C. killer granted access to cellphone video

Alan Schmegelsky’s lawyer convinces RCMP to share son’s video will

Alan Schmegelsky, father of Bryer Schmegelsky, poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Mill Bay B.C. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. RCMP have said that 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky are suspects in the shooting of Lucas Fowler of Sydney, Australia, his girlfriend Chynna Deese of Charlotte, N.C., and the death of another man who has yet to be identified publicly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Kane
RCMP arrest Vancouver Island man suspected in multiple commercial break-ins

RCMP arrest Vancouver Island man suspected in multiple commercial break-ins

Port Alberni RCMP have arrested and charged a man they suspect is…

RCMP arrest Vancouver Island man suspected in multiple commercial break-ins
Crew members from Coulson Aviation, a global aviation company based in Port Alberni, B.C., are enroute from Mexico to Bolivia to help fight forest fires in the Amazon. PHOTO COURTESY COULSON AVIATION

B.C. aviation company sends helicopters to fight fires in Amazon

Three helicopters from Coulson Aviation are enroute to Bolivia under temporary contract

Crew members from Coulson Aviation, a global aviation company based in Port Alberni, B.C., are enroute from Mexico to Bolivia to help fight forest fires in the Amazon. PHOTO COURTESY COULSON AVIATION
Industrial Heritage Society president Pete Geddes is happy at the cleanup progress in two heritage trains at the Alberni Pacific Railway roundhouse after a vandalism incident earlier this month.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Mom’s orders: accused Vancouver Island vandals spend two days cleaning mess

Youth suspected of vandalism return to clean up heritage rail cars in Port Alberni

Industrial Heritage Society president Pete Geddes is happy at the cleanup progress in two heritage trains at the Alberni Pacific Railway roundhouse after a vandalism incident earlier this month.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod, of Port Alberni, were found deceased on Aug. 7 in dense brush near Gillam, Man., where they had eluded police for nearly two weeks. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod, of Port Alberni, were found deceased on Aug. 7 in dense brush near Gillam, Man., where they had eluded police for nearly two weeks. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Divers encounter giant, weird-looking fish off Vancouver Island

Divers encounter giant, weird-looking fish off Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Rendezvous Dive Adventures charter sees creature normally found in tropics

Divers encounter giant, weird-looking fish off Vancouver Island
Port Alberni RCMP searching for more victims in sexual assault investigation

Port Alberni RCMP searching for more victims in sexual assault investigation

Colin Robert Hall has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault

Port Alberni RCMP searching for more victims in sexual assault investigation
Outcome of search for B.C. fugitives ‘absolutely devastating’: Alberni mayor

Outcome of search for B.C. fugitives ‘absolutely devastating’: Alberni mayor

Manitoba RCMP believe they’ve found the bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky

Outcome of search for B.C. fugitives ‘absolutely devastating’: Alberni mayor
Manitoba RCMP have called in its specialized Underwater Recovery Team to search an area of the Nelson River near Gillam, MB in relation to two BC fugitives suspected in three deaths in northern BC. (Manitoba RCMP/Twitter)

RCMP call in dive team to search for BC fugitives near Gillam

Divers will arrive overnight, search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky in morning

Manitoba RCMP have called in its specialized Underwater Recovery Team to search an area of the Nelson River near Gillam, MB in relation to two BC fugitives suspected in three deaths in northern BC. (Manitoba RCMP/Twitter)
Heavy equipment is used to clear a rock slide off Highway 4 after blasting on Kennedy Hill, early in the morning on July 9. BC TRANSPORTATION PHOTO/TWITTER

Highway to Tofino reopens ahead of long weekend after second rockslide in two days

Drivers have been held up for hours because of construction work at Kennedy Hill

Heavy equipment is used to clear a rock slide off Highway 4 after blasting on Kennedy Hill, early in the morning on July 9. BC TRANSPORTATION PHOTO/TWITTER