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
The McLean Mill board of management has received permission to run the No. 7 steam train over its trestles for 2018. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Alberni Valley steam train returns for 2018

Engineer signs off on train to cross trestles to McLean Mill; rail work will start in early March

The McLean Mill board of management has received permission to run the No. 7 steam train over its trestles for 2018. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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
Alberni RCMP cleared in 2016 in-custody death of teen

Alberni RCMP cleared in 2016 in-custody death of teen

Jocelyn Nynah Marsha George, 18, had been in jail for nearly 24 hours

Alberni RCMP cleared in 2016 in-custody death of teen
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 Tuesday following the first big snowstorm of the season on Vancouver Island. Witnesses said the occupants were unhurt in the accident. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE POTTER

Dozens of trees come down in Cathedral Grove during snowstorm

Tree service workers kept busy trying to keep highway clear

A tree crushed a vehicle driving through Cathedral Grove on Tuesday 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
Lower Mainland man pleads guilty over 2012 death of Island man

Lower Mainland man pleads guilty over 2012 death of Island man

Channon Paul Coulter has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Port Alberni man

Lower Mainland man pleads guilty over 2012 death of Island man
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
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 continues tour 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
Fire puts an end to fun fair in Port Alberni

Fire puts an end to fun fair in Port Alberni

Fire forces evacuation at Glenwood Centre while people were attending a fun fair

Fire puts an end to fun fair in Port Alberni
An ambulance responds to a pepper spraying incident inside Port Alberni’s Walmart store Wednesday night. JANIS JOSEPH PHOTO

Pepper spray incident forces Port Alberni Walmart to close

Several patrons, staff affected by incident Wednesday night

An ambulance responds to a pepper spraying incident inside Port Alberni’s Walmart store Wednesday night. JANIS JOSEPH PHOTO
Beaver Creek fire chief Charlie Starratt removes road barriers on Kitsuksis Road following a fatal car crash early in the morning on Monday. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Port Alberni

Kitsuksis Road reopens following early-morning accident

Beaver Creek fire chief Charlie Starratt removes road barriers on Kitsuksis Road following a fatal car crash early in the morning on Monday. 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
The final leaderboard for Monday’s Port Alberni Salmon Festival derby. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Nanaimo’s Jeff Addison wins Port Alberni Salmon Fest

Winning salmon was caught off Bamfield on Saturday

The final leaderboard for Monday’s Port Alberni Salmon Festival derby. SUSAN QUINN 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
Bryn Walter-Parker, left, Dana Walter, Raena Walter-Parker, Meg Unger and Dennis Bill look over the contents of the ADSS Class of 1992 time capsule that was discovered at the Alberni Valley Museum.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Mystery time capsule’s contents revealed

Classmates from Alberni Class of ‘92 open box found at museum

Bryn Walter-Parker, left, Dana Walter, Raena Walter-Parker, Meg Unger and Dennis Bill look over the contents of the ADSS Class of 1992 time capsule that was discovered at the Alberni Valley Museum.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO