Totem pole unveiled in Port Alberni

Totem pole unveiled in Port Alberni

A rainbow emerged from behind the rainclouds as a good omen just before the unveiling of a new totem pole in Port Alberni. The Language Revitalization Pole that started as a United Nations project found a permanent home in Port Alberni on Nuu-chah-nulth territory on...

Forestry company San Group eyes Terrace for northwest B.C expansion

The company looks at Skeena Industrial Park to set up a sawmill manufacturing unit. The Langley-based forestry company San Group says it wants to expand its northwest presence, just weeks after announcing it is spending $100 million in Port Alberni. San Group owners...
PROGRESS 2021: Moving up from the green chain to the green machine

PROGRESS 2021: Moving up from the green chain to the green machine

Jennifer Weightman of Port Alberni started working at the Coulson Sawmill, now owned by San Group, on the green chain when she was a teenager. Now she is the sole operator of the new hewsaw. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News) Jennifer Weightman runs San Group’s new...

PROGRESS 2021: Lumber returns to Port Alberni’s deep sea port

San Group, Port Alberni Port Authority announce multi-million-dollar shipping deal This story is part of our Progress 2021 publication. You can read the special edition in its entirety on our website. For the first time since 2017, the Port Alberni Port Authority...