Elena Rardon

Troy Wilson compares The Sinking of Captain Otter to his original book during a visit at John Howitt Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 25. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Saanich author returns to his Alberni Valley elementary school for debut of new book

Troy Wilson first wrote Captain Otter when he was a Grade 1 student at John Howitt Elementary

Troy Wilson compares The Sinking of Captain Otter to his original book during a visit at John Howitt Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 25. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The Port Alberni Cannabis Club displays signs that the store is “closed until further notice” after a raid on Wednesday. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

The Port Alberni Cannabis Club displays signs that the store is “closed until further notice” after a raid on Wednesday. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Feds kick in $3.4 million for Island-built firefighting planes

Feds kick in $3.4 million for Island-built firefighting planes

Coulson Aviation’s new 737 FireLiner the first of its kind in aerial firefighting industry

Feds kick in $3.4 million for Island-built firefighting planes
The Huu-ay-aht First Nations from Anacla, near Bamfield on Vancouver Island’s west coast, have a multi-faceted economic development plan based on tourism. In 2017 they launched Kiixin tours, with traditional knowledge holders sharing their nations’ culture. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Indigenous tourism blossoming on Vancouver Island

BIG READ: Islanders investing in First Nations cultural experiences to attract the world

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations from Anacla, near Bamfield on Vancouver Island’s west coast, have a multi-faceted economic development plan based on tourism. In 2017 they launched Kiixin tours, with traditional knowledge holders sharing their nations’ culture. SUBMITTED PHOTO
16-year-old Madi Duncan joined the Foo Fighters on stage at Rogers Arena during a concert in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 8. SUBMITTED PHOTO

VIDEO: Young B.C. musician sings with the Foo Fighters

Stranger Than Fiction’s Madi Duncan from Port Alberni was invited up on stage at the Vancouver show

16-year-old Madi Duncan joined the Foo Fighters on stage at Rogers Arena during a concert in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 8. SUBMITTED PHOTO
A truck caught fire on the side of the highway near Cathedral Grove Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO COURTESY BARB BROWN

Vehicle catches fire near Vancouver Island provincial park

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

A truck caught fire on the side of the highway near Cathedral Grove Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO COURTESY BARB BROWN
The T-137 Fireliner carries out a series of drops as part of its FAA testing in July. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE CIBLEY

Martin Mars unlikely to see firefighting action in Port Alberni

Water bomber ‘isn’t anywhere ready’ for fires burning in its Vancouver Island backyard

The T-137 Fireliner carries out a series of drops as part of its FAA testing in July. PHOTO COURTESY DAVE CIBLEY