Susie Quinn

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
Police probe ‘suspicious vehicle’ thought to be linked to B.C. fugitives in northern Ontario

Police probe ‘suspicious vehicle’ thought to be linked to B.C. fugitives in northern Ontario

Caller thought males could be Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky of Port Alberni

Police probe ‘suspicious vehicle’ thought to be linked to B.C. fugitives in northern Ontario
A note from Bryer Schmegelsky’s mom was sent to Star Vancouver Friday in hopes that Bryer, still on the run and charged with second degree murder, would see it.

Bryer Schmegelsky’s mother pleads with him to ‘come home safe’

Port Alberni teens still at large in Canada-wide manhunt

A note from Bryer Schmegelsky’s mom was sent to Star Vancouver Friday in hopes that Bryer, still on the run and charged with second degree murder, would see it.
Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni mayor contacts Gillam mayor as hunt for B.C. fugitives drags on

Alberni council throws support behind RCMP in quest to find Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Scientists on pacific seamounts 2019 expedition spotted a salmon shark off the waters of Vancouver Island and recorded it exhibiting some surprising behaviour. SCREEN GRAB

VIDEO: Salmon shark treats scientists to ‘surprising’ behaviour off B.C. coast

Scientists, students treated to ‘surprising’ behaviour from shark

Scientists on pacific seamounts 2019 expedition spotted a salmon shark off the waters of Vancouver Island and recorded it exhibiting some surprising behaviour. SCREEN GRAB
Port Alberni’s waterfront shines under the sun and the shadow of Mount Arrowsmith in this iconic photo from August 2018. SUSAN QUINN/Black Press

Port Alberni fights bad reputation in international media amid manhunt for wanted teens

People have been quick to judge teens, says city councillor

Port Alberni’s waterfront shines under the sun and the shadow of Mount Arrowsmith in this iconic photo from August 2018. SUSAN QUINN/Black Press
Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
A boot heel with copper nails pounded into it could have been used as a snow creeper by a member of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Bone buttons thought to have been from military clothing are also exhibited at Echoes in the Ice.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

20 things we bet you didn’t know about the Franklin Expedition

Echoes in the Ice exhibit brings 165-year-old mystery to B.C. cities

A boot heel with copper nails pounded into it could have been used as a snow creeper by a member of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Bone buttons thought to have been from military clothing are also exhibited at Echoes in the Ice.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert test their kayaks and brand new paddles at Clutesi Haven Marina before embarking on an expedition to Vancouver Island’s northwest coast. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Kayakers to visit B.C.’s ‘secret coast’ first visited by Spanish explorers in 1770s

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert to explore forgotten history of Spanish exploration

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert test their kayaks and brand new paddles at Clutesi Haven Marina before embarking on an expedition to Vancouver Island’s northwest coast. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Don Spencer gives a bit of a smoke show with his 1971 Dodge Challenger RT during a previous Thunder in the Valley drag racing event. ROGER HAGGERTY PHOTO

Drag racers cancel Alberni’s Thunder in the Valley for 2019

Organizers make last-minute decision after regional district denies airport for venue

Don Spencer gives a bit of a smoke show with his 1971 Dodge Challenger RT during a previous Thunder in the Valley drag racing event. ROGER HAGGERTY PHOTO
RCMP officers remove an awning that shielded the corner of a commercial building in Port Alberni from the rain as they investigated a death in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, May 14, 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Port Alberni RCMP investigate death behind commercial building

Body was discovered in a covered area behind the Napier Street building

RCMP officers remove an awning that shielded the corner of a commercial building in Port Alberni from the rain as they investigated a death in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, May 14, 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
A group of quadders enjoy a trip to King Solomon’s Mine off Cameron Main. Mosaic Forest Management is closing access to the backcountry for Mother’s Day weekend. HEATHER MILLIGAN PHOTO

Logging companies close gates, deny access to backcountry

Island Timberlands cites fire danger as reason to lock gates for Mother’s Day

A group of quadders enjoy a trip to King Solomon’s Mine off Cameron Main. Mosaic Forest Management is closing access to the backcountry for Mother’s Day weekend. HEATHER MILLIGAN PHOTO
Thanks to its new solar array, Entrance Island Lightstation harnesses the power of the sun to mark the entrance to Nanaimo Harbour. CANADIAN COAST GUARD PHOTO

Lighthouses on B.C. coast converting to renewable energy

Lightstations moving away from diesel, embracing solar and wind power

Thanks to its new solar array, Entrance Island Lightstation harnesses the power of the sun to mark the entrance to Nanaimo Harbour. CANADIAN COAST GUARD PHOTO
Truck driver Fred Gorosh’s dash camera captures a close call on top of the Hump when a vehicle passed him on a double yellow line and nearly collided with another vehicle. SCREEN SHOT

Trucker films near-miss on Vancouver Island highway

‘I have a collection of those videos,’ says driver Fred Gorosh

Truck driver Fred Gorosh’s dash camera captures a close call on top of the Hump when a vehicle passed him on a double yellow line and nearly collided with another vehicle. SCREEN SHOT
Fire on Highway 4 near Port Alberni leaves German tourists car-less

Fire on Highway 4 near Port Alberni leaves German tourists car-less

Two tourists from Germany are safe, but have lost their vehicle following…

Fire on Highway 4 near Port Alberni leaves German tourists car-less
Port Alberni RCMP cars collide while answering same call

Port Alberni RCMP cars collide while answering same call

No civilians injured in incident

Port Alberni RCMP cars collide while answering same call
A1 Convenience owner Jodi Rai, right, joins the five million-dollar lotto winners who have all purchased tickets at his Port Alberni corner store: from left, Rocky LaPlante, Helga and Al Fry, Otto Anker, Louise and Ian Thomas (who won $5 million in February 2019), and Richard Zoet. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Vancouver Island home to B.C.’s luckiest lotto store

Five million-dollar winners have bought tickets from same Port Alberni corner store

A1 Convenience owner Jodi Rai, right, joins the five million-dollar lotto winners who have all purchased tickets at his Port Alberni corner store: from left, Rocky LaPlante, Helga and Al Fry, Otto Anker, Louise and Ian Thomas (who won $5 million in February 2019), and Richard Zoet. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
A 25-year-old man from Qualicum Beach escaped injury after his logging truck tipped over in front of the Best Western Barclay Hotel on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni on Feb. 25, 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

VIDEO: B.C. logging truck had a close call minutes before it crashed

Dashcam video shows logging truck nearly lose its balance over a bridge

A 25-year-old man from Qualicum Beach escaped injury after his logging truck tipped over in front of the Best Western Barclay Hotel on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni on Feb. 25, 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Alberni Valley firefighters extinguish a truck fire near the Port Alberni Summit (top of the Hump) on Tuesday morning, March 12. PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI FIRE DEPT.

Fiery crash closes Highway 4 at Port Alberni Summit

Two people taken to hospital following head-on collision

Alberni Valley firefighters extinguish a truck fire near the Port Alberni Summit (top of the Hump) on Tuesday morning, March 12. PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI FIRE DEPT.