The Alberni Valley News, a division of Vancouver Island-owned Black Press, became the newest voice of the Alberni Valley with its inaugural issue Aug. 25, 2006. The community served by the News is a vibrant and growing area situated in central Vancouver Island, at the tip of Alberni Inlet.
While logging has traditionally been the region’s dominant industry, tourism and the service industries are fast catching up. Port Alberni is the gateway to the West Coast, and as such welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists to the region annually.
Port Alberni is becoming a magnet for those looking for an affordable place to retire, and with its myriad nature-based activities such as fishing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking to name a few, the Alberni Valley is becoming a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Alberni Valley News is delivered once a week on Fridays to 11,300 homes and businesses from Sproat Lake to Cameron Heights, Cherry Creek and Beaver Creek, employing more than 60 youth and adult carriers and drivers.
As part of our commitment to the community, we are active in local theatre, business, civic affairs and other volunteer-driven activities.