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Gill Elementary School Grade 4 teacher Kym Cyr-Shepheard is getting her classroom ready in advance of the first day of school next Tuesday.

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Gearing up for school WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

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Late nights and sleeping in are over next week as students get ready to dial back their summer hours and go back to school. Approximately 4,000 students from across School District 70 will be back in classrooms starting next Tuesday. Teachers have been reverting back to classroom mode for more than a week now after the last day of school in June. On Wednesday afternoon at Gill Elementary School, new Grade 4 teacher Kym Cyr-Shepheard was among the handful of teachers who were at the school getting their classes ready for next week. Cyr-Shepheard was assembling filing cabinet drawers, itemizing supplies and decorating her classroom walls in preparation for her 26 students next week. She’s done other preparation as well, assembling class overviews, lesson plans, and going over the first week’s activities. “I’ve been in and out of my class all summer but I’ll be giving it every day until next Tuesday,” she said. As a way of acclimatizing kids back into school students will be situated in their classrooms from last year for two days before moving to their new ones. Her first year at Gill, Cyr-Shepheard’s classroom will be home to kindergarten students first, and she will be assisting the school’s music teacher before meeting her new class on Friday. The class size is under the district’s 30-student limit but with both of the school’s Grade 4-5 split classes full there could be an increase later, she said. The first few days in class Cyr-Shepheard says she goes through exercises

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Kym Cyr-Shepheard prepares her classroom with some task cards for her new students at Gill Elementary School.

where students get to know each other, and they get to know her, she said. Parent can help with back to school, ensuring their children come to school equipped with all supplies. As well, to ensure that all relevant

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informal basis about their child’s progress. ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS A second phase of action involving extra curricular The BC Teachers activities is in the queue Federation has served if bargaining remains strike notice and that bogged down. means some changes will Band trips, drama greet School District 70 festivals and sports teams students when they head are some activities that back to classrooms on are considered extra Tuesday. curricular. According to Zydyk would not Alberni District confirm though Teachers Union if the activities president Ken would be curtailed Zydyk, teachers under this phase. are starting phase A prerequisite one of their job to ramped-up action on the first job action would day back to school. require a BC Lack of Labour Relations KEN progress at the Board definition ZYDYK bargaining table of essential both provincially service, as well and locally prompted the as a successful vote by action, he said. the BCTF sanctioning the “We’re disappointed action. with the lack of progress “Phase one is what we but we’re united with decided on in June and teachers across the we haven’t decided on province in this action,” anything else yet.” Zydyk added. There has also been no Sticking points in the progress on the class size negotiations include and composition front, salary, benefits, hours of something that puzzles work and paid leave. Zydyk. Phase one of job action “The courts were very includes a withdrawal of clear about this point.” administrative services Class size was last and staff meetings. discussed in local Teachers will also bargaining last May. not tend to supervision “We believe it’s still an responsibilities outside item on the table,” Zydyk of instructional time said. unless administrators are Provincial bargaining overwhelmed and safety has been ongoing since issues arise. Aug. 23. Report cards will also The teachers’ contract not be issued to students expired across the except for graduation and province on June 30. scholarship requirements. Calls to School District “The usual November 70 superintendent Cam report card will be out if Pinkerton weren’t things continue to go the returned. way they have,” Zydyk According to the BC said. Public School Employers There are things Association website the teachers will still BCLRB required teachers be doing, however. to do certain things Attendance will still be during phase one. taken and submitted to These things include the office for parent alert attending a first-day system purposes. meeting, class size and Although teachers won’t composition meetings, be doing report cards they and teacher in charge will still communicate supervision duties. reporter@albernivalleynews.com with parents on an


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HST repeal impact not known WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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he jury is out in the Alberni Valley on how the HST vote is going to impact local business. The HST was voted down in a mail-in ballot by British Columbians and announced last week. There will be no initial impact at city hall for 18-24 months but after that the ground will begin to settle. “At this point nothing will change,” city finance manager Cathy Rothwell said. When the dust settles, though, there will be some impact. Goods and services that the city utilizes —such as electrical, contracting and other outside accounting services— will be affected. Presently, when a service is purchased by the city only the HST is paid. Later, PST won’t be charged on the service

‘I have no idea how this is going to impact us.’ – Pol Quinn but GST will. Parks and recreation admission will be impacted as well. The GST will be charged on admission prices after the conversion. There will also be a cost to reverting back to the old system. “We’ll have to adjust our software, financial program and all city point of sale equipment,” Rothwell said. While the city has some idea of how the HST vote will roll out practically, some small business owners aren’t as sure. “I have no idea of how this is going to impact us,” Cutting Edge Bikes and Boards owner Pol Quinn said. Previously, only the one tax would be

charged on the sale of a bicycle. Under the HST though, taxes on bike sales went from five to 12 per cent. Rebates will be impacted as well. “Under the GST we could claim for the five per cent GST back and under the HST we can claim for 12 per cent back,” Quinn said. “Who knows how it’s going to go going back,” he added. The HST was a good idea executed badly, Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce president Neil Malbon said. “I supported the B.C. Chamber of Commerce’s decision to favour the HST,” Malbohn said. The HST reduced the paperwork burden, stimulated competitiveness, and required only one body to report to. “It made sense to have it,” Malbon said. “The government didn’t consult with business or the public though and you reap

what you sow.” With the vote rendered attention now turns to what’s next, Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser said. “Christy Clark has talked about a Plan-B. “Fraser said. I don’t know what that is but she better implement it very quickly.” Cuts to government services have been hinted at. “But if the Liberals try to punish B.C. voters for the HST vote we’re going to hold them accountable,” Fraser said. “If they thought they had a fight with the HST then this would bring it to a whole other level.” A total of 16,689 people voted on the HST referendum in the Alberni PacificRim electoral district. The results were: 10,665 voted yes (63.90 per cent in favour of extinguishing the HST) and 6,024 voted no. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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Good fellow Industrial Heritage Society volunteer Kevin Hunter was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International at McLean Mill on Sunday afternoon. Although not a member of Rotary, a special provision allowed Hunter to be eligible to for the award in recognition of his community service.

ACRD ponders fire plan Alberni Clayoquot Regional District officials are mulling over a report on the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department. The plan was produced by consultant Dugal Smith, and examined

recruiting, fire hall futures and operations. Recommendations include appointing a recruitment officer and budgeting $15,000 per year for recruitment. Budgeting $15,000

annually for public education. Reducing to one central firehall from three. No decision has been made on the report, which is available for the public at the ACRD office.

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Pacific Coast U opens Sept. 6 After more than a year of construction, Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences will officially open its doors on Tuesday, Sept. 6 on Cherry Creek Road. PCU-WHS is the world’s first university specializing in the multidisciplinary field of workplace health sciences. The sciences encompasses occupational safety and health, disability management, rehabilitation and disability studies. Opening ceremonies take place at 2:15 p.m. and will include the unveiling of a totem pole carved by Gordon Dick and Ray Sim.

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Hike a bike Oceanside RCMP Const. Bill Peppy, left, and his teammate Port Alberni RCMP Const. Tom Gill hoist their steed of choice at the grand opening of the newly renovated Best Western Barclay Hotel last Friday. Peppy and Gill are in their last stages of training for the upcoming Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, which stops in Port Alberni on Sept. 30.

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The Alberni Valley Drinking Water Reference Guide is now available in print form. Save Our Valley Alliance (SOVA) launched the guide last spring at a public open house. Available only online until now, the 229-page guide is intended as a resource toward a better understanding of local water systems, an awareness of challenges and issues, and an inspiration for the protection of local watersheds. Copies of the book will be given to local governments and the high school among others. The guide will also be available at the public library.

Hedstrom, the accident happened when Steve W. Boyd, 48, drove his eastbound Isuzu Rodeo across the double yellow centerline and collided with Angus Campbell’s Ford Ranger. Alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident. “But we’re still waiting for toxicology results to determine the exact amount (of alcohol) he had in his system,” Hedstrom said. Boyd faces charges of vehicular homicide.

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Cougar attacks boy New Punjabi books at VIRL WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

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The Ahousaht First Nation’s fisheries manager has been killed by a drunk driver in Washington State. Darrell E. Campbell, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-car crash on Highway 12 near Port Angeles on the morning of Aug. 25, Washington State Patrol spokesperson Krista Hedstrom confirmed. Two of Campbell’s relatives — driver Angus Campbell, 57, and Sophie Campbell,

18, — were airlifted to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Centre with undetermined injuries. Sophie Campbell remains in serious condition in intensive care, Harborview spokesperson Susan Gregg said. Angus Campbell was treated and released from hospital. All three are from the Ahousaht First Nation, which is located 19 kilometres west of Tofino. The trio was headed to the Makah Days celebrations in Neah Bay, Wash., Hedstrom said. According to

An 18-month-old boy is recovering at BC Children’s Hospital following a cougar attack Monday evening at the Kennedy Lake day use area near Ucluelet. Julien Sylvester, 18 months, was listed in serious condition earlier this week following surgery. His mother is Sarah Hagar of Ucluelet. The attack happened at 6 p.m. Monday at a day-use area at Kennedy Lake in Pacific Rim National Park, 16 kilometres east of Ucluelet. In an interview on CBC Radio Tuesday, Ucluelet biologist Bob Hansen said that

the family of four was packing up and heading for the car when the cat emerged from the woods and pounced. The family did everything right when the cougar attacked, Parks Canada spokesperson Renee Wissink said. “When the attack occurred, they stood their ground, they made a lot of noise, they frightened the cat off right away so the contact was very, very brief.” Sylvester likely resembled prey to the cougar because of his small size and highpitched voice, Hansen said. Parks Canada and B.C. Conservation officers are hunting the animal down. Sylvester was flown

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to BC Children’s Hospital with undetermined injuries. According to a hospital spokesperson the boy is in serious condition and is being monitored closely.

The Port Alberni branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library is proud to announce a new pilot project: a Punjabi language collection. As a response to suggestions from the community, the Port Alberni branch has borrowed Punjabi

materials from other branches in the VIRL system. These materials include children’s picture books, adult fiction and nonfiction, and DVDs, both documentary and feature film. Anyone with a library card can borrow the materials,

which will be in the branch until the end of October 2011. The Port Alberni VIRL branch welcomes comments about the collection. For more information, or if you have any questions, please call librarian Maggie Hodge Kwan, at 250-723-9511.

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Post office declared surplus; CSI wants it WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The former post office on Argyle Street has been declared federal surplus property and a local homelessness advocacy group is maneuvering to take possession. Community Stakeholders Initiative to End Homelessness (CSI) member Myron Jespersen confirmed the development. “We’re definitely interested,” he said. “We need an agency to take this lead on this now.” The CSI was informed of the surplus designation last week and has until Sept. 8 to MYRON submit a letter JESPERSEN of interest in the property, Jespersen said. The Surplus Federal Real Property For Homelessness Initiative (SFRPFHI) makes federal property available to community organizations, nonprofit groups and other levels of government for projects that reduce homelessness for $1. Kuu-us Crisis Line Society obtained the former armoury property on Johnston Road for transitional housing and other programs last year under the same program. The Argyle Street building’s sole tenant is the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which will be moving out soon. The building is listed for sale at $1.3 million, which is down from the $1.6 million price tag earlier in this and previous years. CSI is not an implementing agency and needs help to advance the issue further, Jespersen said. “We need to

find an agency that can take the lead on this, commit with an objective, then negotiate a contract with SFRPFHI to implement that objective.” While CSI is not an implementing agency it has experience with the issue, fleshing out an idea and proposal writing, so it can help a lead agency navigate through the process, he added. The building is large and has possibilities but nothing has been decided about what it could house, Jespersen said. “We’re at the stage of saying “Whose got an idea””. Fifteen members of CSI toured the building last week. “Looking at it helped turn the wheels and got us thinking about some ideas,” Jespersen said. The building was built in the 1950s and its age presents some challenges, he added. A 2010 assessment reports that there are asbestos-containing materials present but they are in good condition. As well, there are PCB-containing light ballasts in some areas, as well as suspected lead paint sealed under other paint. The issue is typical with older buildings, Jespersen said. The Federal Heritage Building Review Office, which evaluates all federal buildings 40 years of age or older in order to determine heritage character, has assigned a heritage designation to the building because of its history, architectural qualities and environmental significance. The designation is light and not hard and fixed, Jespersen said. “It has more to do with the look of the building,” he said. “They’ve asked that whoever gets it preserve that look and some of the interior as well.”

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Port Alberni Shelter Society director Wes Hewitt and the board can start drawing up plans for a new facility to replace the one the shelter has outgrown on Eighth Avenue.

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The homeless issue in Port Alberni got a shot in the arm this week and more help could be on the way. On Monday, the AlberniClayoquot Regional District announced they were distributing $285,000 to five local agencies to help with the homelessness issue. The Vancouver Island Health Authority underwrote the initiative with a one-time grant. The ACRD engaged the Community Stakeholders Initiative to End Homelessness (CSI) to quarterback drawing up criterion and making recommendations about allocating the money. At $95,500, the largest recipient of funds was the Port Alberni Shelter Society. The grant is to be used for pre-design services and a schematic design for a new facility.

The Alberni Valley Community Foundation received $85,000. The Port Alberni Friendship Centre was awarded $47,500 for a tenant advocacy project. And $16,600 went to the West Coast Women’s Resource Society for a Homeless outreach enhancement project. The groups are all members of the CSI, which is more of an ad-hoc group as opposed to a formally structured one. Proposals were solicited by CSI in the spring and criteria included having an objective related to homelessness, a clear objective achievable in one year, and a broad impact. The money may have been awarded to individual groups, but the impact will be wider. “They have a broad reaching impact that benefits the Valley and the West Coast,” ACRD chief administrative officer Russell Dyson said. “The benefits are anywhere from day-to-day needs like linen

to an expanded facility to help alleviate homelessness.” While only five groups have been awarded grants, everybody won, shelter director Wes Hewitt said. “We’re not rubbing our hands and saying “oh boy, we got it”,” he said. “We’re all members of CSI and we’re all dealing with the homelessness issue on a common front.” The grant enables the shelter to take another step in its journey towards building a new facility. The existing facility has outgrown its current location on Eighth Avenue and the society would like to build a bigger place across the street. Work on the schematic will start as soon as possible. The finished product will serve as a guide from which a hard dollar value can be extrapolated. Despite the grant, the society faces the even tougher challenge of lobbying for building funds. “The process can take four to five years,” Hewitt said.

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Hospital foundation funds new bed lifts WCGH: | Equipment good for nurses as well as patients, says site director. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

New overhead lifts installed at West Coast General Hospital are expected to ease the physical load that nursing staff endure when lifting patients. And they’ll make a patient’s stay in the medical surgical unit a more pleasant one too, says WCGH site director Ellen Brown. The final 16 lifts were installed during a sixweek period earlier this summer, and unveiled Wednesday. Every room in the medical surgical unit as well as intensive care unit (ICU) have the Angel lifts, Brown said. “The only place we don’t have good overhead lifts is (the emergency department).” The lifts are equipped with a handle bar or a nylon sling and can lift up to 625 pounds. There is one bariatric lift in the hospital capable of lifting patients up to 800 pounds. The overhead power lifts will lessen back injuries in nursing staff while they’re moving patients—a hazard on the job, Brown said. The hospital has over the past two years focused on reducing workplace injuries. They have a licenced practical nurse (LPN) and care aide who are musculoskeletal

‘The greatest source of injuries...is back injuries.’ – Ellen Brown injury prevention (MSIP) coaches that provide workshops for staff on how to use their bodies properly to prevent injuries. Since the MSIP coaches and regular classes have been put into place, the hospital has saved 14 per cent of its person-hours by reducing injuries. The greatest source of injuries to hospital workers is back injuries, and Brown expects the new lifts to significantly reduce those types of injuries. “It’s beyond the financial costs,” she said. “For the caregivers here, their back is their living. Once they wreck their back, their career is over.” The lifts were not considered essential when WCGH was built in 20002001, although they are standard equipment in new facilities, she added. The West Coast General Hospital Foundation contributed $165,000 for the overhead power lifts and tracks, and Vancouver Island Health Authority pitched in another $8,000 for renovations following

the installation. The lifts project is just one of a long list that the hospital foundation has funded since the new hospital opened a decade ago. The biggest and most visible project that received foundation assistance is the CT Scanner, which the foundation paid for and VIHA maintains, foundation chairman Ed Francoeur said. The hospital is asked for a prioritized list of equipment or capital projects, and the foundation decides what is feasible for its fundraising efforts, Brown said. There are 18 items on the “new” list and 30 on the “replacement” list. While it seems the foundation is being relied on more and more to fund extras for the hospital, Brown said that isn’t the case. Foundations have always been in place. The WCGH Foundation was formed in 1990 and has been raising funds for projects in this new hospital for the past 15 years—even before the doors were opened, Francoeur said. “We as a foundation have taken on what we feel our role is; we look at local needs in this hospital and we look at what VIHA has in their budget,” Francoeur said. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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NEWS The Alberni Valley News is published every Friday by Black Press Ltd., 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6H2. Phone: (250) 723-6399. Fax: (250) 723-6395. Classifieds: (250) 310-3535. The Alberni Valley News is distributed free to 9,800 households in Port Alberni, Cherry Creek, Sproat Lake and Beaver Creek. The Alberni Valley News is Vancouver Island owned and operated.

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EDITORIAL

HST results bad for Libs ‘People’s victory’ means pain ahead The rejection of the HST was decisive – more decisive than many expected. While few gave the controversial tax much of a chance, many expected it would be a close vote – with the tax losing by three or four per cent, perhaps. Instead, the HST lost by almost 10 per cent. One of the most interesting things to consider is the geographical distribution of the “yes” and “no” votes. Many BC Liberal ridings soundly rejected the HST – notably in Richmond, Maple Ridge, most Vancouver Island Liberal ridings, Penticton, Boundary-Similkameen and KamloopsNorth Thompson. Closer to home, Labour Minister Stephanie Cadieux’s own riding, SurreyPanorama, voted 53.3 per cent to scrap the HST. In other words, support for the HST was weak, even among Liberals. This does not bode well for the party in the next provincial election. Any siphoning of support to a resurgent BC Conservative Party, or a decision by former Liberal supporters to stay home, will badly hurt the party. The BC Liberal party chose Christy Clark as their new leader, in part because she had not been part of the government that brought in the HST. Thus far, she hasn’t seemed able to attract disenchanted Liberals back to the fold, and the referendum results are proof positive. Under the fixed election date law, an election isn’t supposed to be held until May 2013. This will give Clark time to try to repair the major damage to her ship. NDP leader Adrian Dix and the NDP must put forward sound tax policies. Given that the HST produces more revenue than the old system, how will the NDP replace that revenue? Or is it prepared to cut services and freeze public-sector wages? — Peace Arch News

TOM FLETCHER B.C. Views

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ICTORIA – NDP leader Adrian Dix couldn’t contain his glee at the result of the harmonized sales tax referendum. He seemed positively giddy that the provincial budget will forgo $3 billion in revenue over the next few years, and clearly relishes the prospect of getting back to the legislature in October to resume his demands for more spending in every ministry of the B.C. government. He can start soon, standing in passionate solidarity with B.C.’s 40,000 public school teachers as they strike to press their demands for huge increases in salary and benefits that already exceed what most private sector workers will ever see. Bill Vander Zalm was thrilled too, beaming that famous smile as he

climbed in his long black Mercedes to resume his comfortable retirement. He never expected to be able to leave the province in a mess one more time, but fate has been kind to him. He probably still believes he has helped the poor, as he claimed in his rants against the HST. This is the “people’s victory” that Dix crowed about. B.C. and the rest of the country are entering a perilous time where retired people outnumber the young and pension plans, private and public, grow increasingly fragile. And in classic baby-boomer style, our political response is selfcentred and unrealistic. An efficient tax system that ends the advantage given to services over goods, while raising revenue to lift up the poorest people, is now a dirty word. Any kind of meaningful tax reform will be politically

radioactive for years to come. Resource industries, the movie business and other private sector job generators can now plan for a significant B.C. disadvantage in 2013. Ontario can celebrate. Meanwhile, demand for government services to take care of the great grey blob that is my generation can only soar. It’s not just old people outnumbering the young. I mentioned a while back that Canada has already passed another significant milestone. Statistics Canada reported in May on the people fortunate enough to have employer-supported pension plans in addition to government pension. And it turns out that 2010 was the first year in the country’s history where more public sector workers enjoyed this benefit than private sector

‘Any kind of meaningful tax reform will be politically radioactive for years.’

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workers. Author Mark Steyn talks about this problem in relation to the troubles in Europe. He refers to the “Government Party,” which is the ever-growing public sector, and the “Dependency Party,” which is everyone on pensions and welfare. When those two “parties” constitute a majority, they can force the government to satisfy their demands without regard to economic reality. This is what has happened in Greece. It is very close to happening in other European countries, and today B.C. is a step closer to it. When the verdict came in on the HST referendum, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon talked about going around to consult the public on how to reinstate the provincial sales tax. He vowed that B.C. will somehow still balance its budget in two years, and seemed to leave the door open to some minor modifications of the sales tax system. Continued / 11

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Mailbag: Feedback on litter, foooghooorns and politics.

QUESTION of the week

Litterbugs: stop and think

Do you still have confidence in the federal NDP since Jack Layton’s death?

Yes – 13 No – 4 This week’s question: Did Premier Christy Clark make the right move in saying no to a fall election?

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Two taxes, too bad, eh? From / 10 Premier Christy Clark quickly shut that door. It would be “disrespectful” to do anything other than bring back the post-war PST in all its rustic beauty, with the little boutique exemptions like bicycles and Toyota Priuses that have been attached by politicians over the years. Self-employed business people can

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now look forward to collecting and remitting two separate taxes again. There will be a cost to this “people’s victory.” It will involve reducing public services, raising taxes or both. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

To the Editor, I have lived in British Columbia all my life. I moved here about seven years ago and am now glad to call Port Alberni home. Port Alberni is a wonderful and beautiful place to live. The countryside is fantastic and so enjoyable and the best around, but... I do get really disappointed as I drive the back roads and see the garbage people throw out their windows. Beer cans, plastic water bottles, plastic bags, etc. The Valley has many beautiful lakes for fishing, boating ,and camping. But there are people out there using the countryside for a garbage dump. How hard is it to leave a camping site clean? Take your garbage home. Floating on the lakes is wonderful because the water is so clear and one can see the bottom, but it’s very disappointing when you can see cans on the bottom and garbage floating on the lake. One does enjoy taking the family dogs so they can run and enjoy being

off the leash. But not everyone enjoys stepping in the animals’ bathroom calls or having it where their children play in sand or along the water’s edge. Please clean up after your pets’ bathroom calls. We live in paradise and we can all do our part to keep it that way. We are living in a time where our planet is so fragile with pollution and logging that is destroying our lakes and rivers. Please be kind: take garbage home and clean up. The wildlife doesn’t need it and the fish don’t want it. C.Cromarty, Port Alberni

Foghorn logic still puzzles To the Editor, It’s been roughly eight years since the Canadian Coast Guard silenced most of the foghorns on our West coast lighthouses. I seem to recall that this was going to save them $75,000 per year in maintenance costs. Of course, the main reason they used to justify this move was the increasingly widespread use of GPS devices. But here’s the part

of their logic that I just don’t understand: this same Coast Guard still feels it’s necessary to have all their visual aids to navigation in place to this day, and, presumably, well into the future. Even with more widespread use of GPS in 2011, the coast guard maintains its system of day markers, cardinal buoys, lighthouses, etcetera. So, on the one hand they seem to be saying that regardless of the capabilities of a properly functioning GPS unit onboard the boat of a knowledgable user, it is necessary to have these aids to navigation in place. (A position I agree with.) On the other hand, they appear to be saying that these aids are only necessary when visibility is good. When visibility drops and the fog rolls over you so fast you think someone stole the bow of your boat, well, then you’re supposed to rely on your GPS and only your GPS. There’s something backwards about this thinking. Wouldn’t it be beneficial to have aids to navigation available when you can’t see where you’re going?

Obviously, they’d have to be signals that are heard rather than seen—in a word, foghorns. I spoke to a lightkeeper years ago and he said they fought the removal of the foghorns and they would welcome their return. Now that the government has indicated that staffed lighthouses are here to stay, I’d like to see, or hear, those lightkeepers turn on the foghorns again, whenever the fog drops in. It’s an inexpensive way to keep this foggy coast safer. Glen Farrough, Tofino

BC ripe for new political party To the Editor, People don’t like the BC Liberals. Ditto New Democrats. With so much unrest in the electorate, the time appears ripe for a third party to emerge. And, there are already a number of groups setting the stage for such a thing: B.C. Conservative Party. B.C. Marijuana Party, the Greens. Of course, there’s one big problem for the supporters of a third party: they don’t have a leadership

candidate. Past successful third party runs historically have been largely candidate driven—from Teddy Roosevelt’s run as a Bull Moose candidate in 1912, and arguably, the late Jack Layton for the NDP. Without a person to rally around, it’s hard to imagine how a third party could effectively capitalize on voter disgust with B.C.’s two-party system. Third party advocates insist there is still plenty of time to find a candidate. But, the names mentioned do not have the oomph, except one: Bill Vander Zalm, who almost certainly won’t run. He is the only person who would be taken seriously by the majority of voters. He is the only person to give Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix nightmares. The desire for another option in party politics is as high today as it has been. But without someone to articulate those feelings, a third party seems unlikely to make much impact in B.C. And that is a shame. William Perry, Victoria

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“We are thankful for this food and all the good things of life. We recognize that they are a part of our common heritage and come to us through the efforts of our brothers and sisters the world over. What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all. To this end, may we take our share in the world’s work and the world’s struggles?”(Woodsworth). What we desire for ourselves we wish for all is an amazing and challenging aspiration! If we live in adequate housing, we wish for adequate housing for all. And we Ànd ways to encourage affordable housing. If our work offers us adequate Ànancial support we wish for a living wage for all. How can our society make this possible? If our life experience is love and compassion, we actively demonstrate to love in action. In community aspirations are shared and encouraged. If you don’t already have a church home, come to Alberni Valley United Church and experience a community of care striving to make a meaningful difference.

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An emotional ride

Copsforcancer

Port Alberni Mountie wells up while explaining his reasons for joining Tour de Rock Susan Quinn Black Press

Tom Gill is a mix of emotions as he pauses during a weekend training ride, his bright blue and yellow Spandex cycling outfit a contrast to the dull green of his rural surroundings. He can’t help grinning as he talks about how psyched he is to be riding in this year’s Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. But the grin quickly fades and tears threaten as he talks about his motivation. It’s the kids. “I’m as soft as they come; kids win,” he says. “The first people I’m interested in all the time are the kids.” Special feature The Tour de Black Press Rock is a gruelling, newspapers on two-week bicycle Vancouver Island tour that happens will publish this every September special feature page and October on spotlighting police Vancouver Island. officers taking part in Law enforcement this year’s Canadian officers and media Cancer Society members embark on Cops for Cancer the journey to raise Tour de Rock. awareness and funds for research into pediatric cancers. This year there are 22 riders who will start out in Port Alice on Sept. 24 and wrap up their Island-wide trip Oct. 7 in Victoria. Gill is an RCMP constable in the traffic division at the Port Alberni detachment. He and the rest of the Tour de Rock team were presented to the public on May 14, but those who had applied have been training since last March in the hopes they would be chosen. A relatively new member to the force – he graduated from RCMP Depot in Regina, Sask. in September 2008 – Gill put his name in for the Tour the first year he was on the force, then trained for a while in his second year. He knew because Port Alberni’s detachment is so small that only one rider could be chosen per year, and last year was not to be his. He was willing to wait. Port Alberni was Gill’s first posting in the RCMP, and he loves living and working here. He started out in general duty and in May switched to the traffic division. He attended a function where Laurel

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Port Alberni RCMP Const. Tom Gill prepares to ride in the 2011 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. He’s trying to raise $25,000. Middelaer spoke about the tragic death of her four-year-old daughter Alexa, killed by a drunk driver in Ladner. Middelaer’s words were powerful, he says. “It’s a focus of mine to take impaired drivers off the road. You can make a difference in a family’s future by making the road safe,” he says. He also wants to make a difference in the fight against cancer. “I believe our youth that are going through this, if we can cure them, they will be our leaders.”

Gill is paired with a junior rider, Brett Wasylyniuk, a young boy from the Alberni Valley who has rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the connective tissue between muscles and bones. He hasn’t spent too much time with Wasylyniuk, though: the boy has been away receiving treatment. To support Gill in his tour, go online to www.copsforcancerbc.ca and follow the links to his personal page. Or support any one of the fundraisers listed elsewhere on this page. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Old school trucks on display at mill SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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cLean Mill will be overrun with trucks of all sizes as the Antique Truck Show moves in, Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5. “Last year, 80 vintage vehicles showed up at the McLean steam sawmill National Historic Site and were scattered amongst the trees and old buildings,” spokesperson David Hooper said. “We are hoping for a similar turnout this time.” Some of the feature trucks expected this year are coming from the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, Hooper said. The 1918 White truck will be of interest to people here in the Alberni Valley that know the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society (IHS) is rebuilding a 1919

Ross Stevens hops out of his 1929 HayesAnderson, right, which last year was positioned beside a 1972 Hayes at the annual antique truck show at McLean Mill. The show runs this year from Sept. 3–5. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID HOOPER

‘We thought the community should see what they own.’ – David Hooper White. These trucks were used in the first decade of truck logging. The 1918 Maxwell, with its distinctive wooden spoke wheels, will also be part of the

show again. The 1967 Expo Hayes will also be coming to McLean Mill. This particular Hayes truck was built in Vancouver and sent straight to the BC Pavilion at Expo ’67 in Montreal. It returned to work around Chemainus for many years and is now privately owned by Alan Williamson in Qualicum Beach. “Hayes Junction” will undoubtedly be set up again, as

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CARRIER OF THE WEEK CIARA LOOKER

This week’s Carrier of the Week is Ciara Looker, 12. Ciara has spent her summer hanging out with friends and sur¿ng in To¿no. She is entering Grade 8 this year, and says her favourite class is Home Ec. Ciara loves to cook and bake, and she sews pillows and other items with her grandmother. Ciara saves the money from her News paper route to buy clothes and books. Her current favourite author is Maggie Stiefvater.

there are many Hayes logging trucks in private collections in the Alberni Valley and vicinity. The IHS puts on the Antique Truck Show every year as a way to showcase the Alberni Valley Museum’s industrial collection, as well as the IHS’s collection. “We thought the community should see what they own,” Hooper said. “A lot of it is from the industrial

collection from the museum. And it (the show) gives private truck owners a chance to show off what they can do as well.” There are at least 20 vehicles between the museum and the IHS, he estimated. The show draws interest from participants and truck enthusiasts from as far away as Campbell River and Sayward to the north and Duncan and Victoria to the

south. Hooper has also been in contact with someone from New Zealand who is interested in attending the show next year. There will be steam train rides (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) from Port Alberni Train Station every day. Volunteers at the steam sawmill will be sawing logs and there will be a daily old-time logging demonstration,

featuring the 1929 steam donkey. A log dump into the log pond is scheduled for sometime Sunday, Hooper said. There will also be children’s activities, including a play area with toy trucks and a sand pile. There will be radiocontrolled model trucks and equipment doing demonstrations in the same area. Michael Dean, oldtime logging artist, will be there. Clive Macfarlane will bring his wooden model trucks on Saturday. Bob Hoar and Don Watts will also be there with their oldtime logging photo collections. Admission is $10 at the mill or free with a ticket on the steam train. A seniors rate is also available. Rates and reservation information are listed on the groups website at www. alberniheritage.com.

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Bidding open Alberni Golf Classic closest-to-the-pin winner Chris Colclough, left, hands over the keys to his first prize VanIsle Ford truck to KidSport official Ron Doetzel on Tuesday morning. KidSport and VanIsle are auctioning use of the truck for one year via closed bid with the proceeds going to Port Alberni KidSport. VanIsle dealer principal Will Pullford, far right, made the initiative possible.

New book club launching at VIRL PHOTO COURTESY CAPT. DEBBIE MIDDLETON/ VACSTC

Be all that you can be Carlo Solda, a lieutenant with the 2308 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Port Alberni, prepares to lead a platoon of cadet instructors along the Larch Hills trail in the Okanagan on a 16-day expedition.

A new book club is debuting in the Valley. If you’re an avid readers who likes to peruse a good book and meet new people then the Port Alberni branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library has a club for you. The club is

launching on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., and will meet on the last Tuesday of every month. The club will also serve as a discussion venue for Alberni residents. The first book slated for discussion is The Birth House, by

Ami McKay. Book club selection will be based on VIRL’s new Adult Book Club Collection, which is comprised of 150 classic and popular titles. Both fiction and non-fiction titles are offered and Canadian and international

authors are highlighted as well. To register for the Adult Book Club, or to ask any questions you may have about it, please call 250-7239511 extension three, or visit our VIRL Port Alberni branch at 4255 Wallace St.

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The real cost of having an affair DR. NEILL NEILL Living

You enter into an exclusive, romantic, sexual relationship in good faith. You have the intention of “forever,” in spite of knowing the statistics on marriage casualty. I certainly did, and I completely believed my partner did too… each time. (We just celebrate the 31st anniversary of our third marriage.) In the 17th, 18th

and 19th centuries, marriages lasted between eight and nine years, ending in the death of one. As people started living longer, divorce gradually replaced death. Up to 1970 infidelity was the only grounds for divorce in Canada. Then, as increasing numbers of committed couples didn’t legally marry, divorce laws became more liberal. People still resort to infidelity as the excuse, often unconscious, to end a difficult relationship.

Many couples, however, choose to stay together after one or both has been unfaithful. So the big question I invite you to ponder is this: can a committed relationship fully recover after infidelity, without long-term costs? Obviously, an exposed affair has short-term costs. Emotions run the gamut of betrayal, rage, grief, embarrassment and guilt. There may be temporary sleeping apart. If there are children present, they

take on the stress too. There may be psychotherapy and relationship therapy costs. The other man or woman may stalk or harass, leading to the legal costs of restraining orders. The long-term costs are more subtle. Your partner desperately wants to have faith in you again, but even after years have passed, can’t seem to regain the former level of trust. You may be absolutely steadfast in your faithfulness, but you wonder how your partner could trust it to be true after

what you did. In the stress of this doubt, you think about having another affair, simply because it would be so easy. If the affair ended without discovery or admission, there are still costs. You are permanently burdened with the knowledge that you have broken your commitment. When your partner looks into your eyes with love and trust, you feel undeserving because you know what you did. You resist your urge to confess, because

you care about your partner and know how much it would hurt them. It’s your problem, not theirs, so you resolve to carry it to the grave. But you also know that in some circumstances people tend to confess to old transgressions. Circumstances include minor brain injury, terminal illness, dementia and, most common of all, alcohol intoxication. All you can do is hope

you’ll dodge these bullets. Affairs can indeed carry heavy long-term costs, but the costs to the heart and spirit may be the highest. Perhaps that is why so many relationships end after just one. Dr. Neill is a CentralIsland Registered Psychologist. You can reach him for an appointment at 250-752-8684 or through his website www.neillneill.com/ contact.

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Community Events FRI. SEPT. 2 ◆ SALMON FEST at Clutesi Haven Marina. Fireworks starts at dusk.

SAT. SEPT. 3 ◆ SALMON FEST Kiwanis BBQ salmon, Rotary $10,000 raffle. and AV Rescue Club $1,000 raffle, karaoke and Kiwanis beer garden. Various entertainment from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

◆ SALMON FEST Bullhead derby, 9 a.m. Various entertainment from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

◆ SALMON FEST

TUE. SEPT. 6 ◆ NEIL SHIPLEY FITNESS CLASS at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St. Older adult workout, 10 a.m.

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entertainment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closing ceremonies at 5 p.m.

◆ TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION at John Paul II School, 4006 Eighth Ave. Start time: 7 p.m. For more info. call 250724-4408. ◆ NEIL SHIPLEY FITNESS CLASS at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St. Have a ball workout. Starts: 10 a.m. For more info. contact Neil 778-4213948.

◆ NEIL SHIPLEY FITNESS CLASS at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St. Alysia’s Yoga classes. Starts at 11 a.m.

TUE. SEPT. 13 ◆ ALBERNI CLAYOQUOT METIS ASSOCIATION AGM 4936 Argyle St.(next door to The Inkspot). Starts at 7 p.m. For more info. call Susan Massop 250-7240073.

WED. SEPT. 14 ◆ AV PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB meeting for those interested in photography. At North Island College, 3699 Roger St. Room S-103.

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◆ SPECIAL OLYMPICS BC PORT ALBERNI registration. At Rainbow Lanes, 3752 Fourth Ave. Starts at 10 a.m. Bring any new medical info.

welcome. Practice is at 6:45 p.m. at the United Church, 2474 Church St. Contact Sylvia at 250-7237185 or Jeanette at 250-723-6884.

◆ THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE by Port Alberni’s Latter-day Saints. Individual or community group volunteers are welcome and duties range from collecting to sorting food stuffs. For more info. call Tony Lee at 250-7235857.

◆ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED volunteers with calm obedient dogs requested by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. Contact Pat Threlfall at 250-714-5264.

MON. SEPT. 19 ◆ CAPITOL THEATRE member appreciation night, and 2011 AGM. Start time: 7 p.m. Entertainment and refreshments.

SAT. SEPT. 24 ◆ THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRAWS from 2-5 p.m. in the lounge of Legion Branch 293, 4680 Victoria Quay.

ONGOING ◆ CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED Barkley Sound Choir starts in September and new members are

◆ WEDNESDAY NIGHT BINGO at Legion Branch No, 293, at 4680 Victoria Quay. Starts at 6:45 p.m. ◆ CHRISTMAS CRAFT registrations are being accepted for the event, which is happening Nov. 4-6. For information call Beth at 250-7245674. ◆ TY WATSON HOUSE HOSPICE is looking for people to work in the kitchen preparing meals and offering hospitality. Interested volunteers may call Theresa at 250-7234478 for more info. ◆ BETA SIGMA PHI’S Preceptor Gamma Beta chapter meets on the second and

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fourth Wednesday of each month. Call Lorna at 250-7242487. ◆ ESPADA FENCING CLUB is on leave for the summer and will be back the first Thursday in October. ◆ MEN’S DART LEAGUE, looking for players and teams. New players will receive a set of darts. Drop in nights planned as well. Call Bill at 250-731-6930. ◆ ART GALLERY OFFERING, L7 Art Gallery is accepting local and surrounding area artwork commission free. The gallery is at 4922 Bishop Ave. Call 250250-723-6996. ◆ RAINBOWS helps children process loss, due to divorce, separation, death or other life changes. Next session is Oct. 14 to Dec. 16. Contact Family Guidance 250 7240125. ◆ PORT ALBERNI YOUTH COUNCIL MEETINGS every Tuesday night, from 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Attendees are eligible to win a $50 gift card. Meetings at 3092 Third Ave. ◆ THE ALBERNI VALLEY LACE CLUB is looking for new members. If you’re interested in learning about tatting and bobbin lacemaking, please call Naomi at 250723-1395. ◆ FRIENDLY BATTLE, Feasting, fighting, archery and other medieval pastimes such as games, needlework, weaving, armor making and cooking. Families welcome. For more info. contact Sara 250-724-0535. ◆ ARROWSMITH AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, meets every second Wednesday of the month at 3003 Fourth Ave. starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost $20 per year. Contact Loretta Parkinson at 250- 723-2555 for more info. ◆ Do you have an item for our calendar? If so, please contact our newsroom at editor@ albernivalleynews.com

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Register NOW for Fall programs FALL WORKSHOPS

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Embellishments! Learn new techniques for ďŹ nishing projects. Sundays, September 11, 18 & 25, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. $40 Beyond Basics Learn about yarn weights, calculating substitution yarn, different cast-ons and bind-offs, and much more. Come with lots of questions! Sunday, October 2, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. $20 Socks Knit and learn your way through a sock. For Intermediate knitters. Saturdays, September 10, 17 & 24, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $40 Make a Felted Hat! Saturdays, October 1, 8 & 15, 9;00 - 11:00 a.m. $30 Make a Felted Bag! Saturdays, October 8, 15 & 22, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. $40 Thrum Mittens Sundays, October 9, and 16, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. $30 Knitted Earrings Using silver wire and beads, knit some beautiful earrings. Saturday, October 22, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $25 Knitted Christmas Tree Ornaments Make at least 4 ornaments. Hostess Pressie? Sundays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. $40 Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments! Knit lovely Christmas balls then embellish with beads. Sundays, November 6 & 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $20 Knit & Felt a Beautiful Rose - or a Bunch! These will be lovely in a vase Saturday December 3, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. $10

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Come in and register and pick up your supply list for the courses. We're going to have lots of fun and learn great new techniques!

Rainbow Lanes Register NOW For LEAGUE BOWLING Leagues Start Sept. 6th Pathways to French at our Alberni site: 250-720-0957

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Visit our website or phone for full details on league options

internal arts of health THREE NEW BEGINNERS CLASSES STARTING Monday, Sept. 12, 10:35 am-12:05 pm Knox Presbyterian Church 4850 Regina St. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7:35 pm-9:05 pm Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm John Paul Catholic School 4006 - 8th Ave. Port Alberni

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Registration and Demo Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7:00 pm John Paul Catholic School Gym 4006 - 8th Ave. Port Alberni For information or to register in advance: Phone: (250) 724-4408 or Email: Parksville@taoist.org Website: www.taoist.bc.ca

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Register NOW for Fall programs t’aatnee?is Daycare For information and to register

Tseshaht First Nation Daycare

We are accepting registration for Daycare children 3-5 years old and for the After School Child Care, children 6-12 years old. The daycare is a Head Start Program which offers language and culture as a component and we provide two snacks throughout a full day.

call: 250-723-3307 for email admissions send to admissions@windsonghealing.com g g

If you are interested please contact Lizette Cartlidge at 250-724-3631.

Bach Flower Level 1 Workshop: Sept. 19 & 20

Marma Chikitsa Bodywork Workshop October 5-7

Iridology IIPA Workshop December 12-16

Windsong School of Healing 6199 Smith Road

REGISTER NOW MacKenzie School of Dance

Music Lessons Fall Session:

GUITAR: Roots / Blues / Jazz PIANO: Classical / Jazz / Pop FIDDLE: FID Canadian / American & Irish come! All ages a and abilities welcome!

Qualified, professional instruction in a positive, nurturing environment. Small classes ensure individual attention for every dancer.

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Located upstairs at the Sound Advice Music Studio and Shop

at the CAPITOL Portal Players Dramatic Society

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3 Yrs & Up Exams Medal Tests Competitions Festival Performances

CAPITOL GLEE SINGERS and the WEE GLEES Children’s and youth programs in cooperation with Portal Players Dramatic Society ~ For Ages 4 - 16 years

Sing, Dance and Perform rock, pop and classics in a theatre setting REGISTRATION: Monday, Sept. 5 - Wed. Sept. 7 3-6 pm at the Capitol Theatre Thursday classes start September 15th


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Register NOW for Fall programs Faith! Friends! Fun! Register your children now for Catholic Catechism Classes Grades K-5 Classes begin Wednesday Sept 14th Pasta dinner by donation at 5:30pm Classes 6:30 -7:30 Bible Study for Parents 6-7:30 Sacramental Preparation Monthly Family Fun events

Mini-Miracles Family Centre CATCH THE SPIRIT Registrations are now being accepted for September • Infant/Toddler • Group Daycare • Morning Preschool

Register at Notre Dame Parish OfÀce 4731 Burke Rd

We offer: Fully qualified staff, Spacious rooms, Access to the JPII library and gym, Reasonable rates, Accessible parking Family atmosphere Located at:

Call 250-723-3263 for more info

John Paul ll Catholic School Where children learn to love and love to learn

4006-8th Avenue • www.jp2nd.ca • 250-723-0637

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250-723-6605 Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FALL CLASS SCHEDULE AVAILABLE NOW TRICK OR TREAT PILLOW CASES BEGINNING QUILTING WITH LORI WITH LYNNE AND JENNA 4 Week program starts October 14: 3:30 - 5:00 pm September 27th October 21: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

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NOW ACCEPTING STUDENTS OF ALL LEVELS, ALL STYLES & ALL AGES!

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ONE BLOCK WONDER & BOOK RULER October 6: 1:00 - 3:00 pm October 20: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Two Part Class

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CATCH THE SPIRIT

Registrations are now being accepted for September • New computer lab • French in all grades

• Smaller class sizes • Safe, family environment • Reasonable tuition rates

• PE, Music, and Technology specialists

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Register NOW for Fall programs

Enjoy some of the Special Programs that Port Alberni businesses have to offer. Programs for Men, Women, & Children of all ages to enjoy.

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Mt. Arrowsmith Skating Club Skate Canada Professionally Trained Coaches and Program Assistants

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NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SEPT/ 2011 We accept registrations year round for children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years of age so please feel free to contact us anytime! Full-time / Part-time Educational Childcare. See our website for times and more details www.nbelc.com . Planting seeds of greatness in every child 5100 D Tebo Ave, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 5Y6

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Fortieth salmon fest on WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

It’s fishing time in the Ultimate Fishing Town as the 40th Annual Port Alberni Salmon Festival gets underway this weekend. The festival kicks

off with fireworks on Friday, Sept. 2 and ends on Sunday, Sept. 5. Boats, hooks, lines and sinkers are scheduled to hit the water at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. There is $48,000 in prizes and $10,000 going to the festival’s

first prize winner. Parksville’s John Robertson took first place at last year’s event with a 40.3pound spring. He caught the fish at Poett Nook, east of Bamfield. More than 3,000 fishers participated in last year’s event.

2011-2012 Registration Monday, September 12 Cedar Room – Echo Centre 6:00-7:00 pm

A DFO pre-season forecast estimates 47,000 Chinook returning to the Somass River with

a recreational allocation of 8,000 fish and 32,000 spawning requirement.

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Registration is $82.50 for the year

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Fun programs for girls of all ages!

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Sparks ages 5-7 Guides ages 9-11 Pathfinders ages 12-14 Rangers ages 15+ Brownies ages 7-8

• Steam Train Rides EVERYONE • Steam Logging & Sawmill Demonstrations WELCOME! • Old Truck Parade • Activities & Play area for Children

Summer Season Calendar September Sat - Mon 3-5 Antique Truck Show Mon 5 Labour Day (theatre, mill & train) Sun 11 Fall Steam Special Sat 17 Fall Steam Special October Sat 1 Italian Wine Steam Train Tues 18 Wood & Wine Steam Train Thur 20 Fall Wine Steam Train

Reservations always Recommended For more info check out www.alberniheritage.com

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Joan 250-724-2487 or Milvia 250-723-1562

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Port Alberni Salmon Festival 2011

Bull Head Derby Sunday, Sept. 4 Registration Starts 8:30 am up to and including age 12

Fish must be measured in by 10:45 am

2011 ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP

(please wear lifejackets)

Friday, Sept 3rd

Prizes sponsored by: CANADIAN TIRE

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6:00 - 7:00 PM 7:00 - 7:30 PM 7:30 - 10:00 PM 9:00 PM

Janet & Dennis Opening Ceremonies Storm Warning Fire Works (Quality Foods)

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GOOD LUCK FISHING!

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Saturday Sept 4th 11:00 - 3:00 12:00 - 1:15 12:00 - 1:30 12:00 - 4:00 1:30 - 2:45 3:00 - 5:00 5:00 - 6:00 6:30 - 10:00

Kids Corner Norbert Krause Band Balloony the Clown Bubbles The Clown Foreign Influence Karaoke Contest Kevin Falkenburg Braeden Marshal Band

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September 2nd - 5th 2011

• BRP Engines and Motor Parts • Certified Technicians • Supplies and Accessories

2011 ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP

Sunday Sept 5th 9:00 - 11:00

Bullhead Derby

10:00 - 2:00

Kids Corner

10:00 - 2:00

Bubbles The Clown

10:30 - 11:00

Stories On Wheels (kids show)

11:00 - 11:30

Bullhead Derby Award Presentation

11:00 - 12:30

Balloony the Clown

11:30 - 1:30

Theo Massop Trio

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Good Luck Catching

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The fish are biting... So are the bugs!

We have After Bite to ease the sting Labour Day weekend hours: Sat 10-5 Closed Sunday and Monday 5057 Southgate St.

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PLACE the FACE MATCH IT WITH YOUR FAVOURITE LOCAL BUSINESS IN PORT ALBERNI Match the faces to the Port Alberni business logos and win one of four shopping sprees! To enter Place the Faces match the face to the business logo, printing the corresponding number in the space provided. The contest runs for seven weeks from Aug. 19 to Sept. 30. Entry forms as well as ads with clues will appear in the Alberni Valley News the Friday of each week. Drop your completed entry form at any of the participating businesses or at the Alberni Valley News office at 4656 Margaret Street, Port Alberni by Monday Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. You can enter more than once, but no reproductions of this form will be accepted. The winners will be the first four correct entries randomly drawn at noon Oct. 5. Winners will be notified by phone and have their names announced in the Alberni Valley News. Prizes are awarded as $20 gift certificates from the participating businesses in the following amounts: Grand Prize $500, two second prizes of $200 and one third prize of $100. One winner per household. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. $

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Some people relinquish their childhood dreams in lieu of new ones as they get older. Others,

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as a boy. “He remembered me downstairs pretending to be teaching a class of students,” Winston said. “It’s all I ever wanted to do.” Joseph grew up in a family of 17 children – seven who are still living today. Joseph’s father Robert was an oilfield worker and his mother worked at home raising the family. Joseph’s earliest memory of Trinidad is the mix of people who formed society there. “There were blacks, whites, Jewish people – it was a very cosmopolitan area,” he said. Joseph credits his mother with continually coaxing him towards education. “She didn’t have much education herself but she believed in the power of education and pushed me as much as she could,” Joseph said. Joseph attended the Roman Catholic Presentation College then Naparima College, which was run by a Canadian mission. His favourite subject was English “because I loved English and reciting poetry,” he said. Joseph grew up without his father around and credits a kindly Roman

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Catholic priest with being a father figure to him. “He was a good man and a great influence and I thought I’d even become a priest one day,” Joseph said. “He’s 95 now and I still keep in touch with him.” Joseph studied in post secondary school, earning his teaching credentials and working as a teacher in Trinidad. That changed in 1955 when he met and

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eventually married his wife Shiela. The two celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. “I gave her my word and I kept it.” In 1958 a cousin who’d moved to Winnipeg and then Vancouver convinced Joseph to come to Canada. Joseph attended the University of B.C. from 19581963 and although far from home he found fellowship with students at the campus. It was the 1960s and the powder keg that was the US

black civil rights movement exploded in newspapers and on television screens, something Joseph remembers vividly. “I watched the civil rights movement, the death of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the Kennedy brothers,” Joseph said. “I watched my people get attacked by police dogs – it was a very sad time.” Joseph experienced a different social climate in Canada though. “There were people from different countries at university so I

didn’t experience that there.” Joseph worked on Hornby Island in the summer of 1959 where he met Port Alberni resident Jack Whittal. In 1963 he took Whittal up on the offer of staying with him while he gained teaching experience at the local high school and he’s stayed ever since. “That was my first impression of Port Alberni – the generosity and warmth towards my wife and I from Jack Whittal,” Joseph said. Early in his tenure Joseph and nine other AW Neill teachers formed Joggers International, so named because of the multitude of countries around the world they came from. Club members would jog for one hour every day after school and Joseph doesn’t just remember the exercise. “Those were some of the best conversations I had,” he said. Joseph retired from teaching in 1996 but he stays busy. He’s been a member of the Lion’s Club for 45 years. He’s been involved with Folkfest since 1977. He quarterbacked the venerable Food and Filosophy for the last 10 years. And this is his seventh year with Celebrate the Word. “Port Alberni has always been good to me and it’s giving back time now,” Joseph said. Continued/ 37

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The result of the people’s referendum on the HST is a victory for fairness and democracy. More that 1.5 million British Columbians came out to express their views. In our constituency, Alberni-PaciÀc Rim, 63.90% indicated that they wanted rid of this tax. Now is the time for the provincial government to move quickly to restore the PST – as it was on June 30, 2010, as it was on Election Day 2009. The people of BC have sent a clear message to the government – that our voices must be heard and our democratic rights respected.

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Eight members of the Alberni Valley Old Time Fiddlers took the “frog by the hand�, so to speak, and entered their respective age categories in the British Columbia Provincial Fiddle Contest in Cumberland, BC on July 2, 2011. Congratulations to all of our competing members and their accompanists, who are considered champions for participating. Front Row: Louise Killough, Jim Killough, Rhonda Holcombe, Myrna McConnell, Back Row: Gordon McConnell, Ron Ross, Gail Ross, Syl Sheill Submitted photo

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Sunday September 4th marks our 99th year since the First Methodist Church opened and we are planning a busy week. Starting Sept 4th, 4pm - Nicole is opening the Coffee House highlighting her home made soups and pies. We plan to be open from 4pm 7 days a week. Fitness classes: Starting Sept 6th, Tuesdays, 10am - Older Adult workout with Neil Shipley. Call (778) 421-3948 for more information. Starting Sept 7th, Wednesdays, 10am - Have a Ball workout with Neil Shipley. Call (778) 421-3948 for more information. Starting Sept 7th, Wednesdays, 11am - Yoga with Alysia Miller. Starting Sept 9th, Fridays, 11am Yoga with Alysia Miller. Email alysia@malayoga.ca for more information. TURN OUT TO VOTE Thursday September 15th 7pm, Thursday October 13th 7pm, Saturday November 5th 10am non-partisan meetings for the general public to promote participating in the November 19th election. Contact Jen (250) 724-7308 for more information.

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Final weekend for Tin Pants This long weekend is your last chance to see the Tin Pants Theatre Co. 2011 in action out at McLean Mill. Friday night is their final Theatre Sports tournament (7:30 p.m.) and over the weekend you can see their show, “Timber Talk”, performed twice a day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Rollin art abstract ‘Tia Parker’ is the name of the exhibit now on display at the Rollin Art Centre Come view this collection of Parker’s

work combining Modern Indigenous and abstract acrylic. Her exhibit runs until Sept. 14. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Glee returns to the Capitol The Capitol Glee and Wee-Glee Singers, educational programming offered at the Capitol Theatre in cooperation with Portal Players Dramatic Society, will begin a fun new season on Sept. 15. Glee is an exciting opportunity for children to sing, dance and perform rock, pop and classics in a theatre setting.

Both Wee-Glee (ages 4-8) and Glee (ages 9-16) put on two shows. No auditions are required.

Grand theatre reopening Portal Players Dramatic Society announces the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Capitol Theatre, member appreciation night and the 2011 annual general meeting, all on Monday Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Come see the Capitol Theatre on Argyle Street, be treated to entertainment and refreshments and make sure your views are heard. For more information, go online to www. atthecapitol.

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BC GOLD ‘Luecke’ couple bowls to win. Page 35

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BCHL: | Head coach Paul Esdale feeling good vibes for returning players, new recruits. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The ice is in and the Bulldogs are back in the Dog Pound this week. Training camp kicks off this weekend, and by Sunday night fans should have a pretty good idea of what the 10th anniversary team will look like. “We’re excited about returning players and what we’ve done for recruiting in the offseason,” head coach Paul Esdale said. “We’re excited to see where guys are at.” Esdale has said two of the things the team needs to improve on are its overall speed and its skill level. He’s eager to see how his new recruits adapt to the faster pace of the B.C. Hockey League. “We’ve got a lot of young, talented forwards and I’m looking forward to seeing how they do,” he said. Esdale is bringing 10 goaltenders to training camp, including last year’s backup Kiefer Giroux and Max Fenkell, who committed to the Bulldogs last April. Since star netminder Frank Slubowski aged out at the end of last season, Esdale will be looking for his No. 1 and backup for this season. “It’s going to be competitive,” he said. “I’ve said all along we’ll keep the two best goalies and the best will play more.” Coaches throughout the BCHL are faced

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A Bulldogs’ forward pops through the defence during a game of shinny at the Weyerhaeuser Arena, Tuesday morning.

with a smaller roster this year—just 21 players, and they must include some younger players as well. Bulldogs’ captain Trent Dorais was among the players finding their legs on the ice earlier this week. “I’m really excited,” he said. “From what I’ve seen so far from some of the new recruits, I think we’ve got a whole different look.” Dorais says the team will be more skilled this year, faster and be more of a puck possession team. “Obviously it’s tough to tell just from skating...coming into camp it will be interesting to see how guys react to the higher-paced play.” Like Esdale, Dorais expects some of last year’s younger players to fight for a spot on the team this year. “I think you’ll see a lot of guys step up and come into their own,” he said. Main camp started on Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Players were divided into four teams, each named after a Bulldog alumni that made positive contributions to the community and have moved on to play college or pro hockey: Kevin Ross played defense for four seasons with the Bulldogs, most recently in 2010-11; David Dziurzynski played one season with the Bulldogs and is only one of a handful of players that signed a pro deal (with Ottawa

Senators) coming out of Junior A as an undrafted player; Devin Timberlake played three seasons for the Bulldogs from 2003-2006 and last season played in the American Hockey League with Providence Bruins; and Alberni native Tyler Ruel, who holds the franchise record for most career points (236 points in 236 games). After all the games are completed on Saturday, the top players will be selected and two new teams will be created to play in the Select White/Black game on Sunday for the “Bulldogs Cup”. All scrimmages are open to the public and free to attend through Saturday. The team is asking everyone coming to the “Bulldogs Cup” game on Sunday to bring a non-perishable food item. editor@albernivalleynews.com

2011–2012 Main Camp Scrimmage Schedule (AV Multiplex) Friday, Sept. 2 8:30-10 a.m. – TEAM ROSS (black) vs. TEAM TIMBERLAKE (red) 10:15-11:45 a.m. – TEAM DZIURZYNSKI (white) vs. TEAM RUEL (yellow) 2:30-4 p.m. – TEAM ROSS (black) vs. TEAM RUEL (yellow) Saturday, Sept. 3 8:00-9:30 a.m. – TEAM DZIURZYNSKI (white) vs. TEAM RUEL (yellow) 9:45-11:15 a.m. – TEAM ROSS (black) vs. TEAM TIMBERLAKE (red) 1:45-3:15 p.m. – 3rd place vs. 4th place 3:30-5 p.m. – 1st place vs. 2nd place Sunday, Sept. 4 10:00-12:15 p.m. – SELECT WHITE vs. SELECT BLACK “BULLDOGS CUP” GAME (please bring a nonperishable food item).

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will play a special Fall Fair exhibition game against rivals the Nanaimo Clippers on Saturday, Sept. 10. “It’s something I’ve been working on since I’ve been here,” head coach Paul Esdale said. “It’s an idea we have been trying to put together for some time and are thrilled to host this game.” Game time will be 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Bulldogs’ office for $10 each and will also be good for general admission to the fair on Saturday. Bulldog players will be at the Fall Fair on Friday, Sept. 9 from 6:30–8:30 p.m., will be in the parade on Saturday morning and will host a postgame autograph session. “We hope to see families out,” said Esdale. The Fall Fair game will kick off the

Quickfacts ◆ TICKETS FOR the Fall Fair exhibition game are $10 each and available at the Bulldogs’ office, next to the AV Multiplex.

Bulldogs’ four-game exhibition schedule and the team’s 10th anniversary season. The ‘Dogs will play a second home exhibition tilt on Saturday, Sept. 17 against the Cowichan Valley Capitals at 7 p.m. ICE CHIPS...The Bulldogs’ season opener will be Saturday, Sept. 24 when the Coquitlam Express come to town. Puck drops at 7 p.m.... Season tickets are still available at the team office at the AV Multiplex, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling 250-723-4412.

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Little second at Royale Cup Alberni Valley golfer Jackie Little finished second at the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Golf Championship last weekend. Defending champion Mary Ann Hayward of Aurora, Ont. had a three-round 10-over-par 226 to win the tourney at

Whitevale Golf Club in Whitevale, Ont. Little, the 2008 and 2009 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Champion, finished with runner-up honours this year. She shot a final round 2-over par (74) today. Little, 53, who won her second B.C.

Senior Women’s Championship earlier this season in Cranbrook, concluded the championship at 13-over par (229). Rounding out the top-three was Terrill Samuel of Etobicoke, Ont., finishing the championship at 15-over par (231).

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Fred and Joyce Luecke of Port Alberni are gold medal winners in carpet bowling at the BC Seniors Games in the West Kootenays for 2011.

BC gold for bowlers SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Fred and Joyce Luecke of Port Alberni returned home from the BC Seniors Games in Castlegar last week with gold medals around their necks. The Lueckes beat a team from Duncan in pairs carpet bowling (men and women 55-plus) to earn their second-ever gold medal at the BC Seniors Games. The game was a close one from the outset, Joyce Luecke said. “We were tied

in the seventh end and we one it in the eighth. We were tied with that team from Duncan all the way through.” What made their victory even more sweet, she said, is this particular team from Duncan won gold medals in the same event at least year’s games in Campbell River. The Lueckes carpet bowl out of Echo Centre, where they are members of the Sunshine Club Seniors. A fours team attended the Seniors Games for the first

time this year and finished fourth. Other Port Alberni seniors earning medals at the BC Seniors Games were: Frank Sheare, silver, golf (men 60–64, gross score, 20.0 handicap); Keith Gauthier, bronze, golf (men 60–64, gross score, 20.0 handicap); Frank Hastings, bronze, golf (men 70–74, net score, 20.0 handicap); Patsy Gauthier, silver, golf (women 55–59, net score, 0–24.3 handicap); Barbara Sheare, gold, golf (women 60–64, net score,

0–24.3 handicap); Carol Hastings, gold, golf (women 65–69, gross score, 24.4–40 handicap); Shirley Goodman, silver, golf (women 70–74, net score, 24.4–40 handicap); Ann Cullen, bronze, track and field (women 60–64, 400 metres). In team events, Jim’s Clothes Closet senior men’s Slo-Pitch team won bronze in men 60–64 and the Zone 2 soccer team, including some Port Alberni players, earned silver in the men 55-plus category.

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The big winners in the Dennis Jonsson Scramble at Alberni Golf Club are, from left, Glen Trask, Mickey Keeley, club captain Fred Fredrickson, Paul Saulnier and Mark Anderson.

Anderson and Paul Saulnier emerged the winners. Second was the team of Steve White, Bill Morin, Jules Gauldreault and Dennis Hillman. Third spot went to

Fred Fredrickson, Don McGowan, John Jones and Gerry Blender. Fourth position was captured by Brett Parhar, Kyle Luchinsik, and Gerry Toms, with fifth spot

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Greens can’t keep foursome down Many thanks to Dennis Jonsson, for his continued support of the Men’s Club at Alberni Golf Course. One of these years we will get Dennis out to play in his own event. The scores of the Dennis Jonsson Scramble weren’t as good as they could have been due to the greens being punched and sanded a few days earlier. Nonetheless there was a three-way tie for first place with a score of 62. The foursome of Glen Trask, Mickey Keeley, Mark

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Cool, man: Haggard wins Kullman Cup JOAN THOMPSON

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In Tuesday’s Field Day for ladies’ golf at Alberni Golf Course, two tournaments within the tournament were being held. Playing in the “A” Division, Sharon Haggard’s game merited the Kullman Cup. Doreen Grant (Division B) finished in low numbers to take the Evergreen Trophy. The Senior Games players came home with a truck full of medals as well. Barb Sheare brought home a gold. Patsy Gauthier and Shirley Goodman arrived with silvers and Carol Hastings had a bronze. Well done,

seniors! Low gross scorer for Tuesday was Janice Cross, shooting an 85. Low net winner was Sharon Haggard, carding a 70. Challenge Pin holder, Katy Cyr, had her work cut out for her, defending the coveted pin. But it wasn’t good enough to deter Carol Bouchard. It was a fight to the last hole when Carol wrested the pin away from Katy. Carol will be looking for a challenger for next week. We will still be starting with a shotgun at 8 a.m. and will also be playing for the monthly medal. The ball sweep format was decided by a draw. Anna Marie Krikke won the low net side with a 74, tying with

Illona McLeod. Pat Nicklin’s name was drawn for the low gross score. This Friday, Sept. 2, the Solheim Cup will be played at Arrowsmith Golf Course. The standing for the cup are as follows: Alberni, 15 points; Sunnydale, 12 points; Cottonwood, 11.5 points; Glacier Greens, 9 points; Arrowsmith, 8.5 points. This tournament has been ongoing this season and is a single match play with Alberni ladies well ahead. Business golf rescheduled Because of a tournament the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 6, there will be no Business Ladies Golf until 5:30 p.m. Business Ladies may tee off the back nine from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Please make a note of this on your calendar so you won’t be disappointed! 9 Hole Division A Division – Pennie Churchill had a blistering game and took the low gross position as well as having the lowest amount of putts and taking the kitty. It usually happens that way, right? Nancy Blair was in the running with her Low Net honours. B Division – It’s happened again: Helen Weaver took both the low gross as well as low putts position...but in this case she tied her low putts score with Louise Berlinski. Louise also carded the lowest net score. Good games, gals!

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From / 35 The closest to the pin winners were, Kevin Carlton on No. 2, Frank Hastings collected $27 for the charity closest to the pin on No. 4, Dennis Hillman on No. 13 and Jerry Swaney on No.

17. The long drive on No. 15 was won by none other than Clint “long ball” Wilson. Congratulations go out to Vic Carlton and Brett Parhar, who each recorded a hole in one earlier in the season. They

were presented with beautiful trophies and $50 from the Men’s Club (yours is coming, Brett.). Next week Sept. 4 is an optional event called the Lone Ranger. See the club captain for details on

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The dust was flying Aug. 27–28 with the Alberni Motorsports Park 4X4 races. The race was without serious incident until the main event on Sunday when Darryl Hickey’s hood took flight and covered up his windshield. Not being able to see didn’t work in this race and so he had to pull over. Raymond Lover came back strong after last month’s blown gasket, looking like he’s still in the running. If you want to find out how this ends, the next and final races of the 2011 season will be Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25 at noon. The results of the two-day event: Ladies Obstacle 1-Carol Laverdure 2-Elaine Ranger Buggy Obstacle 1-David Winterburn Short Obstacle 1-Todd Nyhuus 2-Gary Scheley 3-Darryl Hickey Long Obstacle

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Eight decades old ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW and going strong McLean Mill From/ 37 A voracious reader Joseph is reading Peter Legge’s Make Your Life a Masterpiece and Living the Wisdom of The Tao by Wayne Dyer. Joseph isn’t a movie buff, he said, but his favourite film is

Hamlet. “I just love the language.” The best advice he’s ever come across was from the late US motivational speaker Earl Nightingale. “A man is what he things about all day,” Joseph said. “You decide what you want to become.”

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Joseph just celebrated his 80th birthday on last Wednesday and life hereafter is a bonus. “From here on will be the best years of my life – from age 80 to 100,” he said. “I’m going to do all that I can do.”

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Toy run reconnects If you don’t know how to reach the Port Alberni Toy Run, you need to read this. In a move that’s part housekeeping and part public outreach, the society wants to reboot its connection the public. According to Toy Run secretary Dennis Dalla-Vicenza, some organizations and individuals in the Valley don’t know how to contact Toy Run members.

The development is due to the coming and going of members. “We’ve had such a changeover in staff,” Dalla-Vicenza said, explaining the new contact information. People were sending correspondence to past members and it wasn’t reaching the society in a timely manner, he added. There are two ways for the public to contact the group: send a letter via

regular mail to ‘Port Alberni Toy Run, PO Box 1352, Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 7M2; or by e-mail to patoyrun@hotmail. com. This year’s event is Sept. 17-18. More than 600 motorcycle enthusiasts participated in the 2010 event, which marked the group’s 25th anniversary. Proceeds raised help a myriad of community groups.

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THE PHONE YOU WANT. THE HELP YOU NEED. Offer ends September 8, 2011. *With new activation of select devices on a 3-yr contract on a post-paid voice plan. Credit applied in-store before taxes on select accessories. Bonuses must accompany any returns. See store for details. All mobility devices are available in limited quantities while selection lasts. Product selection varies by store. Available with compatible devices within coverage areas available from Bell and its international partners' coverage areas where technology permits. Other monthly fees, e.g., 9-1-1 (Quebec: $0.40, New Brunswick: $0.53, Nova Scotia: $0.43, P.E.I.: $0.50, not available in Newfoundland and Labrador), and one-time device activation ($35) apply. Paper bill service charge ($2/mo.) applies unless you register for e-bill and cancel your paper bill. Upon early termination, price adjustments apply; see your Service Agreement for details. Subject to change without notice. Taxes extra. May not be available in all locations. Other conditions apply. (1) With new activation on a post-paid voice plan and a data feature with a total min. value of $50/mo. You must keep a min. $50/mo. post-paid voice and date plan for 12 months after activation. Upon early termination, price adjustments apply; see your Service Agreement for details. (2) With new activation on a post-paid voice plan and a data feature with a total min. value of $50/mo or on a $40 Smartphone Combo BlackBerry Social or BlackBerry Email plan. You must keep a min. $50/mo. post-paid voice and data plan or a $40 Smartphone Combo BlackBerry Social or BlackBerry Email plan for 12 months after activation. Upon early termination, price adjustments apply; see your Service Agreement for details. HTC, the HTC logo and HTC Sensation and the HTC Incredible S are trademarks of HTC Corporation. Samsung Galaxy S II is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., used in Canada under licence. BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. Functionalities may vary; see user guide. The Source does not accept liability for pictorial or typographical errors. Taxes not included. Batteries/adapters/accessories not included unless specified. ™Trade-mark of The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc. Note that an Advanced Environmental disposal surcharge applies in the provinces of AB, BC, NS, SK and ON. See store or www.trma.com for complete details.


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