Susie Quinn

Cliff Atleo of the Ahousaht First Nation speaks about a BC Supreme Court decision on Aboriginal fishing rights outside the Vancouver courthouse, April 19. JOHN JACK PHOTO

B.C. First Nations get clarity on fishing rights from top court

Nations call federal government to settle fishing rights ‘within the true meaning of reconciliation’

Cliff Atleo of the Ahousaht First Nation speaks about a BC Supreme Court decision on Aboriginal fishing rights outside the Vancouver courthouse, April 19. JOHN JACK PHOTO
Island Health issues overdose advisory in Port Alberni

Island Health issues overdose advisory in Port Alberni

VIHA notes ‘spike’ in overdoses from heroin use during first week of April

Island Health issues overdose advisory in Port Alberni
Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 45 employees. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Tofino Bus will cover Victoria–Nanaimo route after Greyhound announces cut

Although its name says ‘Tofino’, this bus company serves all of Vancouver Island

Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 45 employees. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The Somass River is swollen by rain in this November 2017 photo. The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for the Somass and Sproat Rivers for Jan. 27–29 weekend. NEWS FILE PHOTO

BC River Forecast Centre issues advisories for eastern, mid-Vancouver Island rivers

Heavy rainfall forecasted for weekend could cause flooding

The Somass River is swollen by rain in this November 2017 photo. The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for the Somass and Sproat Rivers for Jan. 27–29 weekend. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Burde Street is still barricaded at Sixth Avenue shortly after the ‘all clear’ was given following a tsunami warning and evacuation in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 23. TERESA BIRD PHOTO

Tsunami warning prompts evacuations in Port Alberni

Alaska earthquake prompted warning for coastal BC

Burde Street is still barricaded at Sixth Avenue shortly after the ‘all clear’ was given following a tsunami warning and evacuation in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 23. TERESA BIRD PHOTO
UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia
Family A memorial is set up on the corner of 10th Avenue and Redford Street the day after a 17-year-old girl was struck and killed. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni mourns death of teen in tragic accident

Girl was on her way to ask about volunteering at SPCA when she died

Family A memorial is set up on the corner of 10th Avenue and Redford Street the day after a 17-year-old girl was struck and killed. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
A tree crushed a vehicle driving through Cathedral Grove on Dec. 19, 2017 following the first big snowstorm of the season on Vancouver Island. Witnesses said the occupants were unhurt in the accident. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE POTTER

Alberni tree service workers keep Cathedral Grove clear in snowstorm

‘We had trees falling over every minute through the Grove last night’

A tree crushed a vehicle driving through Cathedral Grove on Dec. 19, 2017 following the first big snowstorm of the season on Vancouver Island. Witnesses said the occupants were unhurt in the accident. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE POTTER
BC company sends planes to fight California wildfires

BC company sends planes to fight California wildfires

Vancouver Island-based Coulson sends two C-130 aircraft to fight fires

BC company sends planes to fight California wildfires
Port Alberni RCMP searching for Brandon Cairney

Port Alberni RCMP searching for Brandon Cairney

31-year-old man with brain injury has been missing for two weeks

Port Alberni RCMP searching for Brandon Cairney
Smoke from a number of slash piles burning on the other side of the Beaufort Range can be seen from the Somass Estuary, Monday afternoon (Oct. 30). SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Smoke from slash burning causes concern in Port Alberni

Temperature inversion affected scheduled burns, says Coastal Fire Centre

Smoke from a number of slash piles burning on the other side of the Beaufort Range can be seen from the Somass Estuary, Monday afternoon (Oct. 30). SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate Dianne Watts, left and Alla Drigola from her campaign office chat with Chris Mellin and Bob Cole, president of the Liberal riding association in Alberni-Pacific Rim, during Watts’ meet and greet at Pastimes Bar & Grill, Saturday night. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Liberal leadership candidate stresses community in Parksville stop

Dianne Watts visits Sunday after launching tour in Port Alberni

British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate Dianne Watts, left and Alla Drigola from her campaign office chat with Chris Mellin and Bob Cole, president of the Liberal riding association in Alberni-Pacific Rim, during Watts’ meet and greet at Pastimes Bar & Grill, Saturday night. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate Dianne Watts, left and Alla Drigola from her campaign office chat with Chris Mellin and Bob Cole, president of the Liberal riding association in Alberni-Pacific Rim, during Watts’ meet and greet at Pastimes Bar & Grill, Saturday night. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Liberal leadership candidate stresses community in first Island stops

Dianne Watts’ tour continues in Victoria on Sunday, Oct. 29

British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate Dianne Watts, left and Alla Drigola from her campaign office chat with Chris Mellin and Bob Cole, president of the Liberal riding association in Alberni-Pacific Rim, during Watts’ meet and greet at Pastimes Bar & Grill, Saturday night. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Gus Barrett of Port Alberni receives his prizes—a small gold nugget and some books from Yukon authors—from Dawson City, Yukon after winning a Discovery Days poetry writing contest. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Alberni man wins Dawson City poetry contest

Lure of the north never left for Gus Barrett, wife Blanche

Gus Barrett of Port Alberni receives his prizes—a small gold nugget and some books from Yukon authors—from Dawson City, Yukon after winning a Discovery Days poetry writing contest. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Beaver Creek Fire Chief Charlie Starratt removes road barriers on Kitsuksis Road at Poplar Street following a fatal car crash early in the morning on Sept. 11, 2017. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Port Alberni

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash on Kitsuksis Road in…

Beaver Creek Fire Chief Charlie Starratt removes road barriers on Kitsuksis Road at Poplar Street following a fatal car crash early in the morning on Sept. 11, 2017. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
A DriveBC.com warning shows Highway 4 is closed near Tofino due to a road incident. SCREEN PHOTO

Highway 4 closed again, this time near Tofino

Highway 4 is closed again, this time at the north boundary of…

A DriveBC.com warning shows Highway 4 is closed near Tofino due to a road incident. SCREEN PHOTO
Inmate David Enease Blackmore has been apprehended after escaping custody on Aug. 1, 2017 in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Escaped inmate caught in Port Alberni

David Enease Blackmore had broken free from custody while attending his mother’s funeral.

Inmate David Enease Blackmore has been apprehended after escaping custody on Aug. 1, 2017 in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Signs over Highway 4 on Vancouver Island tell drivers to use caution. FILE PHOTO

Semi-trailer crash causes another road closure on Highway 4

BC Hydro repairs transmission line near Ucluelet Junction

Signs over Highway 4 on Vancouver Island tell drivers to use caution. FILE PHOTO
An armyworm climbs a blade of grass in a Beaver Creek farm field last month. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Entomologist to visit Alberni Valley over armyworm infestation

Public meeting planned for Wednesday, Aug. 2

An armyworm climbs a blade of grass in a Beaver Creek farm field last month. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Students attending the 2014 RCMP Youth Camp in Port Alberni learn about the RCMP’s Air Division with a visit from the RCMP helicopter on the field near ADSS. FACEBOOK PHOTO

RCMP Youth Camp kicks off in Port Alberni

Students from SD68, SD69 and SD70 participate in mini police training camp

Students attending the 2014 RCMP Youth Camp in Port Alberni learn about the RCMP’s Air Division with a visit from the RCMP helicopter on the field near ADSS. FACEBOOK PHOTO