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Mah moves in at YVR Alberni native wins airport contest by landslide WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Alberni’s Jaeger Mah comes off as larger than life over the telephone. So it’s no surprise that he won the Live At YVR contest by a large voting margin. Mah received 4,128 votes—more than half of the 8,000 votes cast. Contestant Sarah Szloboda was a distant second with 1,916 votes. “I cracked open a beer and took a great big breath,” Mah said about his reaction when given the official word he won. “I didn’t even call my mom first—how bad is that?” The self-proclaimed “Anderson Cooper of YVR” will spend 80 days living at the Vancouver International Airport. He starts work on Aug. 17. He won’t leave Sea Island, where the airport is located, until November. The Vancouver Art Institute grad will be armed with a video camera, a computer and editing software and he’s to produce four 90-second videos each week as well as make social media postings. Mah has been given a bicycle to get around the airport but he has an alternate form of transportation. “I’ll have my skateboard with me. I used to skateboard in Port Alberni back in the day,” he said. Mah was the leading vote getter early on in the contest but didn’t get over-confident because anything could happen, he said. “I knew it was mine though when I saw my

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Jaeger Mah mugs for the camera during a brief stop at home in Port Alberni before he was named as a finalist in the Live@YVR contest. He earned more than half the total votes to win, and will spend 80 days living at the airport.

‘I didn’t even call my mom first— how bad is that?’ – Jaeger Mah number of votes double.” He has publicly credited the people of Port Alberni who voted for him every day with helping him win this contest. Mah has been a cause celebre since his win was announced, and has been interviewed by newspaper, radio and television publications from across Canada and some in the U.S.

“I think my cellphone is going to blow up,” he said about the number of calls he’s had. Mah’s first order of business when he starts filming is to show the public his new digs for the next 80 days. “I want to show people my living room – actually, the whole airport is my living room now,” he said. Afterward, his first documentary will be about the security area where items confiscated from passengers are kept. He once had a pocketknife that his grandfather had given to him taken away at the security gate, and he’s always wanted to know

what happened to it, he said in a TV interview. “I want to show what happens to those items after they’re confiscated,” Mah said. “Are they thrown away, recycled or incinerated?” Everyone else will be transitioning from summer to fall while Mah is living at the airport—something he is cognizant that he will be missing. “I won’t get to experience that, now that you mention it,” he said. “I’ll be inside the airport in my Hawaiian shirt and board shorts.” When he leaves, though, he will pocket $15,000— the final part of his

Quickfacts ◆ YVR SERVED 16.8 million passengers in 2010 on 293,000 aircraft takeoffs and landings. ◆ THE AIRPORT also handled 228,400 tonnes of cargo and contributed $1.9 billion to the national economy.

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Above, it was a close finish for these two competitors on Sunday afternoon during the semi-finals. The competition drew between 6,000 and 7,000 fans over the two days it was held, event president Bill Surry said. Left, local racer Dyann Lover burns out before her final heat on Sunday afternoon. More than 280 racers competed in six different car classes over the weekend.

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“We had a fantastic year”: Surry WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The Alberni Valley Regional Airport is calm and tranquil now, but that’s a far cry from the engine roaring, exhaust hazed, crowded drag strip that it was 24 hours ago. Between 6–7,000 people from across

the country attended Thunder in the Valley 2011, significantly up from last year’s event. “From the weather to the spectators to the crowd we had a fantastic year,” event president Bill Surry said. More than 280 racers competed in six different car classes over the weekend. Winners included

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One that happened on Saturday stands out in Surry’s mind. “When (Alberni door slammer) Shane Wangler went off the track, into the bush and came back out again,” Surry said. Wangler came back to finish racing on Saturday and competed on Sunday. “It was a close call, and was a heck of

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Fun For The Family There’s a couple of great kids events happening next week. It’s Maritime Flag Day on Monday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. The event is at the discovery centre on the waterfront, and there will be crafts, sidewalk chalk and more. And on Tuesday, Aug. 16, it’s the final installment of Our Town. ‘Kites at the Quay’ goes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Harbour Quay,

Cook training Do you fancy yourself a pretty skookum cook (no, cans don’t count), and want to get better? Then check out North Island College’s Professional Cook Training One program this September. A new PCT Three is in the works. Call 250-724-8711 for more info.

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Are you interested in running for City Council or the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District Board in the November 19th local government election…? An information session for potential candidates will be held on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Dogwood Room, Echo Centre This session is intended to provide information regarding the election process, candidate responsibilities during and after the election, Council/Board roles and responsibilities, and to answer any questions you might have. Former Council/Board members will be in attendance to share their experiences. Mark your calendars for this important session. For further information, contact: Davina Sparrow Chief Election Officer City of Port Alberni Tel. 250 720-2810 Email: davina_sparrow@portalberni.ca

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So, who doesn’t like dogs anyway — except your uncle Milton or aunt Emma maybe? If you own a calm and obedient dog then St. John’s ambulance has got something for you. They are looking for volunteers with such dogs for their therapy dog initiative. Interested dog owners can call Pat Threlfall at 250-714-5264 for information.

Theatre auditions are being held at the Capitol Theatre starting on Sunday, Aug. 14. Start time is 1 p.m. The auditions are for the upcoming French Canadian comedy Les Belles Soeurs, by Michael Tremblay. Another audition is being held on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the Capitol. Start time is 7 p.m.

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Dress rehearsal for tour riders SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team will be on the road this Sunday, Aug. 14 for a “dress rehearsal” mock tour. A fully escorted training ride with support crew, police cars and motorcycles, the entire 2011 team will pedal its way on the Island Highway from Nanaimo to Duncan and back. Port Alberni rider, RCMP Const. Tom Gill, is eager to get

on the road with the whole team. “I’m glad to be getting closer to the actual ride,” he said. Everybody is getting closer to their ability to do the ride. Time is running out—that’s the biggest thing TOM we’re dealing GILL with,” he said. Mustering up at the Nanaimo North Town Centre on Rutherford Road, the team will take approximately two hours to reach their destination in Duncan. They will stop for lunch and a meet

‘Everybody is getting closer to their ability to do the ride.’ – Tom Gill and greet hosted by Serious Coffee at the Cowichan Commons Mall, then depart at 1:15 p.m. for the trip back to Nanaimo. Training rides are becoming longer and more challenging as the team edges closer to the beginning of the tour, Gill said. Three weeks ago team members rode nearly 20 kilometres uphill to Mount Washington Alpine

Resort in the Comox Valley. Next Sunday, Aug. 21 the team will do a long-distance ride, between 150 and 160 kilometres around the Saanich Peninsula. Meanwhile, Gill has been busy with his fundraising. On Friday, Aug. 26 he will team up with the Best Western Barclay Hotel to trumpet the grand reopening of the beer and wine store. Owner Peter Mugleston and his staff have organized several activities for the day, Gill said. “The support people are showing is exponential,” he added. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Computer scams crop up in Valley WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A couple of different scams are in play in the Alberni Valley and two residents are warning others to be vigilant. Alberni resident Fred Dobson was surfing the Internet last Friday morning when an unusual e-mail addressed to him arrived in his inbox. Dobson opened the attachment and discovered a letter to him written on what appeared to be official FBI letterhead from its Los Angeles field office. According to the letterhead the initiative is in concert with the economic and financial crimes commission in Nigeria. The letter asks Dobson to provide his personal information including his address, phone number and cellphone number to an FBI e-mail address – revbob@usa.com. The letter further asked Dobson to pay a $350 fee for a “clearance certificate”, which the letter says FBI

regulations and U.S. law require. At first glance the document looks official, but Dobson examined it in detail and realized it was a fake. “I knew damn well it wasn’t official because there are lots of typos and sentence and grammar mistakes,” he said. “They need to go back to school to learn how to spell.” Dobson says he wants Alberni Valley residents to be aware because they may be duped by how official looking the letter is. “There are people who might fall for it and I’d hate to see that,” he said. Someone tried to scam Valley resident Lynn Schulz over the computer last week. She received a phone call at home from someone with a South Asian accent. “He told me to that I had a computer virus and that he would instruct me how to get rid of it over the phone,” Schulz said. “The crazy thing is we don’t even own a computer,” she said. Someone tried to dupe Schulz’s aunt in Saskatchewan with

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The re-development of Port Alberni’s Fishermen’s Wharf is a step closer to fruition. On Friday, federal fisheries minister Keith Ashfield announced that the government is investing $57 million to repair and maintain small craft harbours across Canada. A floating wharf project in Port Alberni is among those being funded, a background document noted. Specifically, a floating steel catamaran to be erected at Fishermen’s Harbour is being funded, said small craft harbours spokesperson Robin Richardson. “It will facilitate fishing net repair as well as loading and unloading cargo,” Richardson said. “It’s a small piece of a larger project that will support the commercial fishing fleet.” The release wasn’t specific about how much money the Alberni project was receiving. The exact amount of money being awarded won’t be disclosed because doing so would compromise the project’s tendering process before it starts, Richardson added. The announcement was sudden and came as a surprise to the Port Alberni Port Authority. “We’re still getting information about this yet so I can’t comment too much,” spokesperson Dave McCormick said . Port manager Brad Madelung was away on business and not available for comment. The pontoon platform is part of a larger project, the funding for which is yet to be received. Announced last year, the $7 million project when completed will include a 50-foot wide by 450-foot long floating breakwater to the south side of the harbour. Other additions included land for additional parking,

a new icing facility, fuel depot, float plane docking facility and another service bay float for boats. Also envisioned is a cruise ship spot to host tendering and small vessels that can also serve as a location for the public. “It’s a project with several components but the key is

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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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Canada not an island August is sometimes seen as a “summer doldrums” period, but such has not been the case on world economic markets, with stock markets in free fall, commodity prices falling and the U.S. debt being downgraded for the first time in history. Canadians may feel that they are somewhat insulated from all these troubles. Canada does have many advantages, but it is far from insulated. As Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Friday, before Monday’s major selloffs, “Canada is not an island. We are a trading nation, with about a third of output generated by exports and deep linkages with the U.S. economy. The global economic recovery remains fragile and this uncertainty may eventually impact Canada.” The softness of the economy can be seen in many areas. High gas prices all this year have affected consumer spending. Governments at all levels continue to want more tax dollars (including more gas tax) from taxpayers, most of whom are making no more than they were three years ago. These and other factors have kept people from spending money the way they did in the mid-2000s. There is no doubt that the economy is changing, and where it is going is pretty hard for anyone to predict. More of these types of unexpected occurrences will come along, and Canada will have to deal with the fallout as it affects businesses and individuals, and ultimately governments, in this country. All of it can be overwhelming, yet at the same time there is room for optimism. Canadians have weathered difficult times in the past, and Canadian attributes of hard work, caution and innovation can come to the forefront again. But that is no reason for Canadians not to proceed with a great deal of caution. – Langley Times

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ICTORIA – B.C.’s job market held steady in July, with unemployment at 7.3 per cent. The latest Statistics Canada job data were released as global financial markets teetered on the edge of another recession. B.C. was last reminded of its vulnerability to world events in late 2008 and early 2009, when financial markets froze up and governments around the world started frantically borrowing to bail out major industries. There are still idle construction cranes around B.C., although the vital commodity markets have recovered. It was the sickening skid in provincial revenues, which began to reveal itself during the 2009 election campaign, that triggered the B.C. government’s panicked grab for the harmonized

sales tax and its transition fund. If blame is important to you, blame Stephen Harper for the HST, but please don’t believe Bill Vander Zalm and the NDP when they claim it was merely a political plot covered up with lies. The truth is much scarier than the scare tactics of these political opportunists. Globalization isn’t optional, and there are lots of countries out there ready to beat us up and take our lunch money if we give them half a chance. The Canadian and U.S. central banks have held interest rates near zero since the crisis. If something more goes wrong, they are “out of bullets,” as economists say. Here’s another economic fact about the year 2011. For the first time in Canadian history, the majority of people with

employer-supported pensions now work for government or its agencies, rather than the private sector. Despite all the political blather about left and right, more spending versus less, government keeps growing. That’s true for Canada and for B.C., where government grew every year of the allegedly tight-fisted reign of Gordon Campbell. There has been lots of bleating about HST on adult-sized clothing for children. Claiming your hubby’s clothes are actually for a bulky child may be the oldest scam in sales tax evasion. This is an example of what economists call the paradox of public finance. Economists like consumption taxes because they’re difficult to avoid. Many taxpayers dislike them for the same reason.

‘The truth is much scarier than the scare tactics of these political opportunists.’

TO COMMENT … We welcome your original comments on editorials, columns, on topics in the Alberni Valley News or any subjects important to you. Only letters that include name, address, and day and evening phone numbers and that are verified by the Alberni Valley News can be considered for publication. Letters to the editor and articles submitted to the Alberni Valley News may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. The Alberni Valley News is a member of the B.C. Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

This is the road that leads to Greece, where tax evasion is considered a civil right along with fat pay and pensions. The same population expects to go to university at little or no cost until they’re 30, and then retire at 55, with the whole apparatus somehow held up by the dwindling band of workers in between. The latest contract demands of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation give a sense of their Greecelike isolation from reality. Lengthy paid leaves, yet more paid professional development days, oh, and a double-digit wage increase after the rest of the public service has accepted zero. I attended the recent BCTF convention in Victoria, where this entitlement culture was on display. During a news conference about the BCTF’s many demands, someone stood behind Education Minister George Abbott and held up a sign for TV cameras that demanded “No Tankers.” Continued / 11

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◆ LETTERS

Mailbag: Feedback on coal, referendums and smart meters

QUESTION of the week

Assessment must be tough

Would you trust an online voting system?

Yes – 6 No – 10 This week’s question: Are you worried about your investments in light of the current debt crisis in the United States?

Vote at: www.albernivalleynews.com Comments? E-mail us at: editor@albernivalleynews.com

Inattention a slippery slope From / 10 This was no campus radical slipped in from the street. It was a middle-aged BCTF delegate, one of many decrying the industrial economy we need to pay for their pensions. B.C. aspires to be a shipbuilding economy but it can’t do shipping? According to our public sector union elites, we’re too precious to allow oil

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tankers in B.C.? Apparently some have still failed to notice that oil tankers have been going up and down the coast for decades, and back and forth under the Lion’s Gate Bridge for years. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

To the Editor, With the public consultation period on the proposed coal mine near Fanny Bay now completed, a review of the submitted comments paints a clear picture. An overwhelming majority of the nearly 4,800 written submissions thus far in the two comment periods oppose or have concerns about the proposed coal mine project. The common thread in the recent public meetings held in Courtenay, Port Alberni and Union Bay was this coal mine proposal is not what the residents in the Comox Valley and Port Alberni see as a vision for sustainable development in our communities. Despite the evidence of opposition and concern, the federal and provincial regulators say that they have no choice but to continue with the environmental assessment of the project. CoalWatch along with numerous community groups, labour councils, local governments, and thousands of British Columbians have

shown support for a more rigorous review, an independent review panel with public hearings. It’s time that our local MPs and MLAs listen to the public demand for a more rigorous review, and support the call for an independent review panel with public hearings. They need to lobby on our behalf at both the federal and provincial ministerial levels of government. If the public is forced to endure an environmental assessment on this ill conceived project, at least we should have the most rigorous review currently available. I urge the public to call their MP and MLA and ask for their support of an independent review panel with public hearings on the Raven Coal Mine Project. The residents of the Comox Valley, Port Alberni and Vancouver Island deserve nothing less. John Snyder, CoalWatch Comox Valley Society Fanny Bay

Council misses opportunity To the Editor, At the last city council meeting

I submitted a suggestion that four referendum questions be added to the November municipal ballot. The questions proposed seeking public input on proposals for a second Roger Street crossing, the Echo Pool options and the city becoming a coal port. Mayor and council saw no merit in my proposal and rejected it. That is their prerogative, but, in my opinion, I believe they are missing an opportunity to connect with their constituents. On the one hand a referendum gives mayor and council a chance to gauge public opinion on any number of initiatives they would choose to put on the ballot. Secondly it is a chance for the greatest number of city residents to let mayor and council know what the majority opinion is on some major proposals for our community. Mayor and council should also consider that a large segment of the population is not comfortable standing up and speaking their mind at a public meeting, but would express their opinion at the ballot box if given the

chance. At issue is why mayor and council are reluctant to go to a referendum. Any such referendum would be non-binding on council as provided in the Community Charter (Part 4, Section 83, 1 & 2). As I have stated before, putting additional questions on the November ballot may just result in a greater voter turnout and participation in our democratic process. Does the present council want to promote greater involvement or does it want to preserve the status quo? Bill Randles, Port Alberni

Sterk replies on meters To the Editor, Re: Green Party gets lost in the static (B.C. Views, Aug. 5). Tom Fletcher is correct. The 2009 BC Greens platform had a time line that included smart metering by 2012. We did not recommend wireless meters because, as Fletcher mentioned, we have precautionary policy on EMF radiation. Our policy was revised in 2010. The initiatives we wanted

implemented prior to new meters – feed-in tariffs, time-of-day pricing and regional management boards – were not in progress at the end of 2009 so that the timeline for smart metering was eliminated. Without being tied to substantial energy conservation, BC Hydro’s smart meter program is simply a different and more expensive way to collect data. A billion dollars invested in conservation and energy retrofits, diversifying to renewable energy or any number of priorities should precede changing meters. Fletcher may dismiss health concerns associated with WIFI but people have a right to feel safe and healthy in their own homes. Those who chose not to use wireless technology should not be forced to do so. At some point, given deficits and debt load, we will need to reverse the decisionmaking process so that long-term plans actually precede implementation of new technology. Jane Sterk, Leader, Green Party of B.C.

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Riding for a cause Kristen Douglas Black Press

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fter losing his mom to cancer at the age of 16, Campbell River’s Shawn Hall knew he wanted to do something to help others fight the disease. When the opportunity to ride in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock came along, he jumped at the chance. “I’ve always wanted to do something for a worthy cause, especially Special cancer,” said feature Hall, a firefighter and an auxiliary Black Press police officer newspapers on with the Vancouver Island Campbell River will publish this RCMP. “It’s special feature something I don’t page spotlighting wish on any kid. police officers I saw the tour as taking part an opportunity in this year’s to help.” Canadian Cancer Although Society his cycling Cops for Cancer experience was Tour de Rock. limited, Hall said other police officers recognized the tour as something he would enjoy and be successful at. “Working up at the detachment, a couple of officers said, ‘Hey Shawn, you’d be good at that,’” Hall said. “It was definitely something I wanted to do, but I didn’t know if I was in good enough shape. I wasn’t too sure.” Before signing up for the tour, Hall occasionally would take his road bike for a spin, but nothing too serious. He has, however, cycled competitively on two different occasions. Twice he took part in the Comox Valley’s Royal LePage Snow to Surf Adventure Relay which combines skiing, running,

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Campbell River firefighter and auxiliary RCMP officer Shawn Hall will ride the length of Vancouver Island in the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock to raise money for pediatric cancer research. mountain biking, kayaking, road cycling and canoeing. To gear up for the much longer, 1,000-kilometre Tour de Rock, which takes cyclists from one end of the Island to the other, Hall has been cycling three days a week. He and a team of police

officers and media personalities who represent the north half of the Island, ride together to build up their strength and endurance. On Tuesdays the group focuses on hill riding, typically 30 to 40 kilometres at a time, while Thursday night is reserved

for practising speed, again usually a 30- to 40-kilometre ride. Sundays are when the group does a more relaxing, but longer ride. Those trips tend to be around 100 kilometres. As the northern most member of the team, Hall typically has to drive down to either the Comox Valley, Parksville or Nanaimo for each ride. “It’s a lot of travel, definitely the whole summer it’s been a big commitment between training and fundraising, but it’s a good cause,” Hall said. So far, fundraisers have included a golf tournament at Storey’s Creek, bagging groceries at Thrifty Foods and cycling for about an hour on a stationary bicycle during Canada Day festivities. Hall plans to hold a few car washes and barbecues later this summer, as well as a possible wine tasting in the fall. The highlight of the journey so far for Hall was a recent trip to Camp Goodtimes on the Lower Mainland, a week-long summer camp for kids and teens battling cancer and their families. “We hung out with the kids and did a casino night with them,” Hall said. “We each took a game station and the kids went through and used fake money and they had a great time. We even had a pay-itforward booth where the kids could donate the money they had won to a charity.” Hall said thinking of those kids, and others who are battling cancer, will be what helps him push through the gruelling 14-day ride this fall. “It’s a long time to be on a bike, but then it’s not so bad when you think of why you’re riding and you just push through the pain because you know there’s kids going through worse than you.”

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Don’t Miss these Events GRANDPARENT’S DAY FRI. AUG. 12

SUN. AUG. 14

◆ BOATSMART! BC will be set up in the Canadian Tire parking lot until Aug. 14 to administer official Pleasure Craft Operator card exams. FMI: boatsmartexam. com.

◆ BOATSMART! BC will be set up in the Canadian Tire parking lot until Aug. 14 to administer official Pleasure Craft Operator card exams. FMI: boatsmartexam. com.

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◆ THEATRE AUDITIONS for the French Canadian comedy Les Belles Soeurs. The event is at the Capitol Theatre, 4904 Argyle St. Start time 1 p.m.

◆ BOATSMART! BC will be set up in the Canadian Tire parking lot until Aug. 14 to administer official Pleasure Craft Operator card exams. FMI: boatsmartexam. com. ◆ COOMBS FAIR an old-fashioned country fair with animals, arts and crafts, and domestic science displays, food booths. On Ford Road in downtown Coombs. The fair is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

MON. AUG. 15 ◆ MARITIME FLAG DAY at the Maritime Discovery Centre on the waterfront, 1 p.m. Kids crafts, activities and sidewalk chalk fun are all part of Maritime Mondays.

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Street). Make a kite, enjoy music by MarimBam-Buzz, a magic show and more. Free admission, families welcome. ◆ THEATRE AUDITIONS for the French Canadian comedy Les Belles Soeurs. The event is at the Capitol Theatre, 4904 Argyle St. Start time 1 p.m.

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Show n’ shine key at the quay The Valley Street Rods brought the event back to Harbour Quay after several years’ absence

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A primary age runner, above, takes off on the second-to-last stage of the relay race on Wednesday afternoon at Bob Dailey Stadium. Stanley Lucas, wearing white, spikes the ball against the opposing team in a game at the Port Alberni Friendship Centre last Saturday afternoon. Volleyball was one of the sports played in the 2011 Tlu-piich games.

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A player hits one long in a slo-pitch game last Saturday afternoon at Echo field. Slopitch was one of the sports played in the 2011 Tlu-piich Games from Aug. 3–7 in the Alberni Valley.

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A chance meeting at a hockey school has turned into a new addition to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The Dogs named Adam Hayduk as the team’s new assistant coach last Friday. “We feel fortunate to have Adam join the Bulldogs coaching staff and management team,” director of hockey operations Rick Schievink said. “I know Adam is keen to expand his coaching knowledge and is excited to become part of our community.” Bulldog’s coach Paul Esdale met Hayduk at a hockey coaches conference in Penticton just recently. “I could tell right way that we had a good report when we started talking about hockey,” Esdale said. “He has good people skills and is a good communicator.” Hayduk has been the executive director of the Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey Association since 2007. He was also recently named the head coach for the BC U-16 team for the WHL Western Branch Challenge that takes place in Moose Jaw, Sask. in October. He’s also scouted,

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Like fine wine, new tourney’s all about age GERRY FAGAN Alberni Golf

Something new has been added to the list of Men’s Club events this season at Alberni Golf Club. The club captain has named the competition “aged partners” and the tourney will be played this Sunday. How it works is as follows: there will be two-man teams, with the best net and the

best gross counting on each hole. You pick your own partner, but your two ages when added together will determine what tees you play from. If your ages are less than 100, you play from the blue; if your ages are from 100-120 you play from the white; if your ages are between 120-140 you play from the red and if your ages are 140plus you play from the yellow tees. This format sounds like it could be a lot

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of fun. This is an optional event with a cost of $10 for those who wish to enter. Please make your own tee times starting at 7 a.m. The signup sheet is in the pro shop.

There will also be the usual ball sweep, money pot and charity closest to the pin up for grabs. The next sponsored event will be the Mac 5 Challenge, on Aug. 21—more about that next week. The next Stableford Tournament takes place this coming Monday, Aug. 15. This event is open to both men and women. There will

be a shotgun start at 8 a.m., although the earlybirds who wish to enter the competition may tee off earlier. If you compile 36 points—right around your handicap—you will automatically win $35 in club money. The more points you rack up the more you can win. There will also be closest to the pin prizes of sleeves of

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The City of Port Alberni invites local groups and organizations to apply for permissive tax exemption for the year 2012. Application forms are available from the City Clerk's Department at City Hall. Completed applications must be received by 4:30 pm, August 24, 2011 and are to be submitted to: Davina Sparrow, City Clerk City of Port Alberni 4850 Argyle Street Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8 Phone: 250-720-2810 Fax: 250-723-1003 e-mail: davina_sparrow@portalberni.ca The criteria for Permissive Tax Exemption is defined by Section 224 of the Community Charter. Copies of this section of the Community Charter and the City's permissive tax exemption policy are available from the City Clerk's department. Please contact Davina Sparrow, City Clerk, for further information at 250-720-2810.

Due to the amount of snow on the Monster Mile at Mount Washington, the course has had to change for the BC Cup downhill race this weekend,” explains Mike Manara, Bike Park manager. The event begins Saturday, Aug. 13 with the endurance-testing cross-country and ends on Sunday, Aug. 14 with the thrill of the downhill.

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balls: No. 2 will be for men with a handicap of 15 or higher; No. 4 will be for all the women; No. 13 for men with handicaps lower than 15; and No. 17 will be for all competitors. One final note: Jim Rhodes played in the Tillicum Open at Sunnydale in Courtenay on the August long weekend and won low gross in the B flight. Way to go!

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Carol Bouchard carded a low gross 90 on Tuesday, bringing her threeday Alberni Golf Club 18-hole Ladies Division total to 268 and vaulting her into the No. 1 position in the 18-Hole Division championship. She was followed by defending champion Anna Marie Krikke, who shot an 88 on Tuesday to bring her three-day total to 271. Janice Cross was close behind, taking third position with a total of 277. Congratulations, ladies! Carol will go on to play in the Zone 6 “Champion of Champions” tournament next spring, representing Alberni Golf Club. The tournament will be held at Sunnydale Golf Course in Courtenay. The First low net position was captured by B-Jay Harper whose three-day net score total was 218. Katy Cyr was breathing down her neck with a score of 219 to take second.

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Carol Bouchard wields her favourite golf club, her King Cobra driver, which she says helped her win the 18-hole women’s division championship.

Teresa Cutting was only one point back to take third with a score of 220. In the Senior Division it was again Carol Bouchard in first, Anna Marie Krikke in second and Kathy White in third. Winning the Low Net in the Senior Division was B-Jay Harper, followed by Gayle Rhodes and Kathie Smith. Low gross score for Tuesday was carded by Anna Marie Krikke, who shot an 88. Kathie Smith was right up there with the best of them, scoring a low net of 66—closely followed by Donna James with her personal best net score of 67. The hotly contested Challenge Pin was nearly up for grabs

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mixer on the weekend and her score was added up with their final scores of the two-day event. Gayle Rhodes won flat out as her hidden partners were the Proteau team. Carol Hastings tied for the net score, matching her game today with the combined score of the Brauns. She shared a tie position with Carol Bouchard whose score was mixed in with the Giovetti team. The Zone 6 tournament will be played at Pheasant Glen this Friday, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. If you have any questions about where the car pool will meet, call Teresa Cutting for details. Nine-hole division A Division: No mixup here: Nancy Clayton clearly came out ahead, taking the low gross position. Julie Swaney took the low net spot and also shared in the putting kitty, tied with Kathy Toms. B Division: Trish Watson was in front with the low gross score. Jean Illman took low net and Trish Watson again had the lowest number of putts for the game.

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HAAHUUPAYAK SCHOOL PRINCIPAL VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C. Haahuupayak is a First Nations School is located in the nuuchahnulth territory of Port Alberni. Our new facility opened in 1997 and is designed to incorporate nuuchahnulth values and traditions. Founded in 1976, the school operates under the direction of the elected haahuupayak Society’s Board of Directors. The Society provides a comprehensive educational matrix of Kindergarten to Grade 6, following the Ministry of Eduction Curriculum, and nuuchahnulth language and culture. We are inviting applications from strong leaders with effective leadership skills to create a positive and healthy environment. It is an essential qualification that this candidate posses and awareness and sensitivity in a cross cultural setting. For fall 2011 the Board is seeking an individual who possesses: • A Masters Degree in Education Administration • A valid B.C. Teaching Certificate • 5 years experience managing a child-centred education institution • Considerable experience in financial management and proposal writing We require a complete work history including reasons for leaving prior employment. All applicants must sign a release to authorize a criminal record review prior to hiring. Please bring resumés, with full supporting documentation (including a statement of educational philosophy), by 4:30 PM August 19, 2011 to: Board of Directors haapuupayak School, PO Box 1279, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2 or e-mail to haahuupayak@shaw.ca or fax to (250) 724-7335

HELP WANTED CAMPGROUND MANAGER Quatse River Campground. Duties include facility maintenance, reservations, reception, fee collections. Year round accommodations provided. Ideal for retired or semi-retired couple. Send resumes to: NVISEA, Box 1409 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 By fax: 250-949-5195 or by email: nvisea@island.net. EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. Store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net.

FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email: employment@baileywesternstar.com

GIBSON ENERGY is looking for Company Drivers for the Wabasca area. 2 years tank experience required. Camp accommodation provided. Apply online www.gibsons.com or fax resume to 780-5394426. Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Processor Operator. Fax resumes to 250-287-9259 Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd/New Castle Timber Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Grapple Yarder Operator. 2)Two Hooktenders 3)One Chaser/Bucker. Fax resumes to 250-287-9259

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PAY & BENEFITS SUPERVISOR Western Forest Products is currently seeking a focused and motivated individual to join our Human Resource Department. The Pay & Benefits Supervisor will work out of the administration office which is currently located in Duncan, BC but will be relocated to Nanaimo, BC in mid-September 2011. This full-time temporary (14 month) position is responsible supervising all payroll and benefit functions in a multi-union environment, leading change and innovation to all related procedures, systems and functions. Including, but not limited to the Company’s biweekly, monthly and quarterly payrolls for all union, non-union, salaried and exempt employees and stakeholders. In addition to ensuring the appropriate administration and application of all benefit programs to active, inactive and retired employees and stakeholders. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/ current_openings.php WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 250.748.3177 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Mon., Aug. 22, 2011 Reference Code: PR Spvsr, HR

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Pacific National Processing Ltd.,Tofino BC Cleaning and Sanitation Technician We are seeking highly motivated and hard working team members to join Pacific National Processing Ltd. PNP is a wholly owned subsidiary of EWOS and managed by Mainstream Canada, the Canadian division of the international aquaculture company Cermaq. We are a growth oriented company and we strive for the quality of our product, safe working environments and sustainable aquaculture. The Cleaning & Sanitation Technician III’s responsibilities include safe and efficient performance of PNP’s cleaning and sanitation duties, while ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures. Previous Cleaning and Sanitation experience would be an asset, as would previous training in food safety. This is a full time, afternoon/night shift operating, 5 days on, 2 days off, at approximately 40 hours/week. Alternate work shifts and possible overtime may be required. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program and stock purchase plan, company paid benefits package, and a matching retirement fund plan. We invite you to tell us about how your experience and attributes will make you an asset to Pacific National Processing. If you have what we are looking for, and you would like to become part of our team, please forward a resume, in person, by fax or e-mail before August 19, 2011 to: Mainstream Canada Box 142, Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0. Fax: (250) 725-1250 E-Mail: careers@mainstreamcanada.com Enter “C&S Tech 3” in subject line

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LEMARE GROUP in Port McNeill requires a Senior/Intermediate Accounts Payable Administrator to join our dynamic fast paced environment. Your skill set should include strong organization, effective time management, attention to details, excellent communication skills, computer literate & accounting knowledge. Fax resume 250-956-4888 or email: jcornin@lemare.ca

MAINTENANCE PERSON A contract maintenance person is required to perform routine inspections and preventative maintenance tasks for 3 barge camps. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, painting floor boards, fixing leaking faucets, replacing oil filters and troubleshooting mechanical issues. The camps are in remote locations only accessible by air and water. Applicants must be organized, have a minimum high school diploma, and experience working with diesel engines. Preference will be given to those who have a welding certificate and electrical experience. Please email your resume or summary of qualifications to shelleyj@pallangroup.com

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Evan Fandrakis poses in this miniature of a plane at the Show N’ Shine at Harbour Quay. The Alberni District CO-OP donated the miniature vehicles to the MS Society for a fundraiser. Yvonne Hedley of the MS Society said that they raised almost $2,000 for use for locals who are in need of assistance.


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THE ARTS Island fare at Coombs Fair Enjoy a special music lineup this year at the annual Coombs Fair, taking place Aug. 13–14. This year’s fair features Island musician Gerry Barnum. Every year the music stage starts with the Old Time Fiddlers, also Oceanside-based musicians. Sit for a while and enjoy some good toe-tapping tunes from days gone by. Then kick up your heels as the everpopular Rainbow Stew Cloggers take centre stage. Other musical acts include the Blackwood Two, Bent and Kathleen Hansen, and Blaine Dunaway with Len Hill, this year’s music coordinator, joining in from the sound board. “New ways to grow your food” is a special display this year; come learn about Earth Boxes, composting, vermiponics,

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Painter looks within for inspiration will be on display at the Rollin Art Centre from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14. Come view this collection of her work during the Rollin’s open hours, which are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.

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THE HOSPITALITY INN

250-723-8111

$35

New Menu!

or E-mail: coastcatering@hotmail.ca Summer Hours: Open for Pick-Up Wednesday Only 2-6 pm

• Roast Beef Dinner • BBQ Rib Dinner • Chef’s Salad $8

STAMPS CAFE PRIMERIBSATURDAYS

3

$

95

16

served with your choice of potato and fresh seasonal vegetables per person served from 5 p.m.

Barclay Hotel

3447 3rd Ave Port Alberni

FREE OF CHARGE within a 15 minute radius Call for Reservations & Pick-Up

We Port Alberni

250-723-2622 #100-3550 Johnston Rd

2 GREAT CHOICES

or all proceeds donated to Children's Miracle Network Hopsital

MUSHROOM $ 79 each BURGER

to and from Boston Pizza

6” CANADIAN CLUB (Ham, Turkey & Bacon)

for

AUGUST SPECIAL

Open: 10:45 am - 9:45 pm • 7 days a week 4422 Gertrude 250-723-6331

• Chicken leg thigh attached $2.75 • Chicken breast XL (bone in) $5 Pre-made s • 3 piece dinner w/2 sm salads $12 Meals Available ed on site • Chicken picnic pack $35 12 chicken pieces, 1 lg pasta or potato salad, 1 lg spicy thai noodle salad, 1 family pack brownies • Seafood Fettucine To Order Call

778-421-4712

THANK YOU! Voted Best Burgers on Vancouver Island

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SUMMERTIME SIZZLER MENU Family Meals Oven Baked Chicken Pieces including Sweets

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Jesse Lewis

Chef’s Eight Spice Chicken & Yellow River Special Pork Skewer

TAKE THE COORS LIGHT LIMO

We Cater Memorial Teas & Gatherings with Homemade Taste & Style

to 5

Live Comedy L Hypnotist Show “NO MSG” Lunch Buffet 11am-2pm $8.95

see in-store for details

up

YOUR CHOICE

Port Alberni Store Only

see in-store for details

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724-0731

4277 Stamp Ave. 250-724-7171

6” BaconLettuceTomato

Only

$

2.99

Each

Valid July 1 - Sept. 30, 2011

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: NEW HOURS MONDAY - SATURDAY: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm SUNDAY - Noon - 7:00 pm 4035 REDFORD ST.

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GRAND OPENING

Saturday, August 13 10 AM to 4:30 PM THE BREAKERS MARINE WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM will be on hand to flip burgers, hotdogs and greet customers Live Music by

Dan & The Shudder Bugs

Doug Moore

Gord Hawkins

All In-Stock:

Life jackets ........ 20% Helmets............. 20% Riding Gear ....... 30%

10%

2009 70 HP 4 Stroke

OFF OFF

$

OFF Co-owners

OFF

EVERYTHING IN STORE

with the

2009

Suzuki 4x4 Quad

ONLY $

6799

Great Deals On All Outboards, DON’T MISS Bikes & Atvs OUT! not exactly as shown

Breakers Marine is located at the NEW ALBERNI BOAT CENTER AT

#1-2945 Alberni Hwy. Ph: (250) 724-3346

00

+ FRT & PDI

6999

00

+ FRT & PDI

! W O W


Friday, Aug. 12 Alberni Valley News