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The demolition of the Downtown Manor has been delayed.

It was the last go for the old Totem show at the ADSS gymnasium on Burde Street.

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Ado Iacuzzo works on a project at the Sunshine Club woodworking shop. Iacuzzo cut out 1,400 wooden shapes for the front of a Richmond school where his son-in-law is principal.

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Alberni senior helps add colour to school EDUCATION: | An Alberni man sanded 1,400 pieces of wood for an project that united students, artist, staff, parents and volunteers in Richmond. MARTIN VAN DEN HEMEL BLACK PRESS

Ado Iacuzzo hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet seen the fruits of his many months of labour, but the 85-year-old Port Alberni man is looking forward to his next visit to a Richmond elementary school, which has added a welcome splash of colour to the gloomy, grey days of winter. Armed with a band saw and a belt sander, Iacuzzo cut out and sanded 1,400 pieces of plywood at his neighbourhood Sunshine Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wood-working club into the shared shapes of flower petals and eyecatching lady bugs and bees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sean gives me a lot of projects,â&#x20AC;? Iacuzzo said with a chuckle of his sonin-law Sean Harrington, principal at Garden City Elementary School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took a little bit of time,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that he was glad to be a part of it. In fact, it took months for Iacuzzo to cut out the shapes, which were designed and painted by the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students. He only goes to the woodworking shop once a week, and would cut out 40 or 50 pieces each day.

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Cassidy Lau, Ken Yim, Megan Yung, vice-principal Wayne McDermott, Meggie Loshinin and principal Sean Harrington add a welcome splash of colour to the front of Garden City Elementary School, courtesy of the woodworking skills of Harringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father-in-law, Ado Iacuzzo of Port Alberni.

The school, Garden City Elementary, donated $100 to the Sunshine Club in recognition of Iacuzzoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. The project was

completed under the guidance of Vancouver artist Sofia SilvaMcGowan, who donated her expertise in coordinating the school-

wide project. ICI Paints of Richmond furnished the outdoor paint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was truly a community project and it was such a priviledge

working with all of them,â&#x20AC;? Silva-McGowan said. Silva-McGowan was enlisted by her friend, a teacher at Garden City, and the project launched

in March. Using just three shapesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a large petal, a small petal, and a circleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;life was brought to the wood and the fence through the imagination of children and their colour co-ordinated painting skills. She was complimentary of the buy-in from students and teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 7, and parents, many of whom helped hang the pieces on the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streetside chainlink fence last month, despite the fact their children had already graduated from the school. Many people devoted their Saturdays to the project, which now serves to dress up the otherwise drab front of the school. The artwork has added an unanticipated safety element as cars passing by are now slowing down to admire the artwork. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea was to bring some garden back to Garden City,â&#x20AC;? said vice principal Wayne McDermott. Martin van den Hemel writes for the Richmond Review.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;With a file from Susan Quinn, Alberni Valley News editor@albernivalleynews.comw

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Port Alberni city council has tabled a motion approving a development permit extension for the Beaufort Hotel for one month to give the owner time to deal with his burned building across the street. Appearing before city council at their Monday meeting, Beaufort owner Paul Saroya said the

existing permit expires next month, and that he needed one more year to finalize drawings for the redevelopment. In his letter to council, Soroya said he had preliminary architectural plans in place and was preparing budget estimates.

Plans, specifications and financing are expected to be in place by July 2012, after which a building permit will be applied for, Soroya noted. Soroya originally applied to re-develop the area two years ago. Coun. Cindy Solda grilled Soroya about his request. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why has this taken so long for start,â&#x20AC;? she asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public is not happy and people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want this anymore.â&#x20AC;? Also at issue is the

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Have you checked out the new exhibit at Rollin Art Centre starting Tuesday, Jan. 10. Artist Doug Harrison is presenting his collection of watercolours and acrylics depicting local scenery. Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are in action with a double-header at home this weekend. The Bulldog’s take on the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday night Then on Saturday, they’re gonna give’er against Powell River. Both games start at 7 p.m. The ‘Dogs have both barrels loaded with new players so check’em out.

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It’s that time of year when New Year’s Resolutions are made. For many, included in their goals are two of the top most popular resolutions of ‘more exercise’ and ‘taming the bulge’. Since these are lifestyle changes that require more than just a ‘quick fix’, it is important to first understand what drives behaviour change. Fitness levels and eating habits are ingrained routines that likely have been set since we were youngsters by our most important role models, parents and caregivers. This is why changing lifelong habits can be difficult

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to modify and takes time to notice longterm, sustainable results. Change occurs gradually and relapses are an inevitable part of the process of making a lifelong

change. Weight loss incorporating lifestyle changes are gradual, until small changes become second nature. Behaviour changes need to come from within; you have to want to change, or you are

setting yourself up for failure. Small steps to make long-term behaviour changes is key to remember. The promise of quick weight loss or unrealistic increases in muscle building may be a sign that it’s not long-term since these bandaid solutions may not target changes in routines or established behaviours for longterm health. If you do truly want to make a change, try to be SMART about it: Small, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Targeted goals that are more likely to happen. Expecting a relapse, or planning for small backward steps is important, since longterm changes take time, energy and don’t happen overnight.

Don’t let a small weight gain of a few pounds or a few days of missing the gym set you in a tailspin to fall off your action plan altogether. Have a mindful eating plan Keep track for a few days by writing down everything you eat and drink, including the amount. This will help you do an inventory of your intake. Including your mood, plus activity you are currently engaged in while eating will also help to identify eating behaviours and your danger zones. Most common dietary pitfalls ◆ Portion size ◆ Junk food snacks ◆ Over-indulging on goodies at parties ◆ treating yourself at restaurants ◆ mindless eating in front of a TV

◆ mindless eating while working at a desk ◆ secret or hidden eating while dashboard dining (eating while driving). Generally, most people underestimate the amount of food they eat over the course of a day. Going back for second helpings at mealtime or using serving plates that are large and allow for huge portions encourage overindulgent helpings and contribute to excess calories. Also, the addition of an innocent extra cookie or a handful of mixed nuts over time can lead to extra pounds. Some methods to reduce amounts eaten at meal times include serving the portion on smaller plates and

dishing out the food in the kitchen, instead of placing the variety of dinner offerings on the table. Increasingly, dashboard dining and eating while working at a computer are habits that encourage speed eating while multi-tasking in the car or at the desk. Strategies to help with these unhealthy habits include brown bagging it more often. This helps to be in control of what you are bringing to work to eat. Taking a brisk walk during the day helps to balance out the workday with some easy activity and provides a break from screen time. Sandra Gentleman is a registered dietitian and has worked in a variety of settings on Vancouver Island.

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any of us take time at the beginning of each New Year to review our successes and failures of the previous year and make “resolutions” for the new year. We want the new year to be different and better. Unfortunately, many, if not most, resolutions are not kept. My focus here is on how you can succeed in making the new year different from the past year. Resolutions almost always involve doing something. The popular and classic example is getting in shape. The sale of gym memberships soars in January. The gyms are crowded at first, but by mid-February usage has tapered off, and by spring the crowd has thinned to the regulars and a handful of others. Take any of the typical resolutions people make

and you’ll probably find a similar pattern – enthusiastic activity followed by waning interest, seasoned with a bit of guilt and drowned in a sea of busyness. Barring crises, each year turns out to be much the same as the previous year. You understand that setting intentions, goals or directions is a fundamental part of manifesting change. So what went wrong? What is missing from the formula that has led to derailment of past plans for change? The answer lies in the fact that resolutions almost always involve adding new actions and activities to your already busy life. Yes, you can add a new burst of activity, but you cannot sustain it. You settle back to your normal energy and activity levels. The most recently added activities are the least habitual and are the first to fall by the wayside. The missing element from the formula is failure to address the question, “What can I let go of ?” What losses, failures, old beliefs and old fears

can you let go of as you begin the new year? What habitual activities and routines are no longer serving you? Can you let these go? Can you let go of old goals? Twenty-five years ago I decided I wanted to learn to play the piano. It was a good goal. Seven or eight years ago I realized that I had been carrying this unfulfilled goal for almost two decades. I let go of it, and I felt lighter. That old goal had long since become baggage. You free up space in your mind and life when you let go of stuff from the previous year or years. In other words you create a vacuum, a void that your new resolutions can fill. Now you are much more able to move forward with your intended changes for the new year. I invite you to be curious about what you can let go of. Dr. Neill is a CentralIsland Registered Psychologist. You can reach him at 250-752-8684 or through his website www.neillneill.com/ contact

SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

I love history. I think I get it from my late father, who had a bookshelf or three full of local history on places he visited. A few of those books made it into my own collection, which keeps growing. For the next year, I am going to be immersed in the history of Port Alberni. The city will celebrate the 100th anniversary of incorporation of Port Alberni (as opposed to New Alberni) later this year, and I’ve committed to writing a column a week about some aspect of the region from 100 years ago, as well as upcoming centennial events. I have copies of Jan Peterson’s three books on the Alberni Valley, and expect to spend a lot of time with my borrowed copy of The Albernis 1860–1922 in the coming months. I’m also grateful to Ken Rutherford, who is a fount of historical information. I have a list of topics I want to tackle thanks to him (and I’m open to other ideas too).

I’ll also be spending some time visiting the Alberni District Historical Society archives and Alberni Valley Museum, fleshing out those topics. When trying to decide how to approach a column about the centennial, I thought about writing on significant events that have happened over the past 100 years. But that was too daunting: how to narrow it down to 52 subjects? It’s much easier to look at the year 1912 on its own, I thought. Now I’m not so sure. A lot of interesting things happened that year, and also in 1911, leading up to incorporation. The focus back then was more on fishing than logging; development on the waterfront was in its infancy; rail travel was just beginning; and there was even a dispute over whether the Trans Canada Highway would end in Alberni. There are so many questions begging to be

answered: who was the Citizens Committee of 11? How did we end up with two cities with similar names? Who are the city’s pioneers, and what are their stories? What were the four districts of the city back in 1912 (no, really, I haven’t figured that one out yet and would appreciate some help)? Researching material for this column could become a full-time job. I’ve probably bitten off way more than I can chew, so to speak. But the journey begins now. If you’ve got a tale, a piece of history, memorabilia or a deepseated curiosity about something that happened in the area 100 years ago, I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line at editor@ albernivalleynews.com, check out our Facebook page or call me at 250-7236399 and let’s chat. Susan Quinn is the Alberni Valley News editor.

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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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Welfare raise good for B.C. Progress board served province well

If you’ve ever had $610 in cash dropped into your hands you probably felt like you had a small fortune. Wealth. Power. Freedom. Those are aspects to enjoy from the financial windfall if you’re like the majority in society who already have a roof over their heads, the security of knowing three meals a day will be provided and a comfy warm bed awaits you. Now take that $610 and remove the shelter of your home, the certainty of breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the anticipation of a restful night’s sleep. What do you have left? The $610 – B.C.’s monthly welfare rate – is still a sizable sum of money, but not one that can readily provide all the comforts of home. This month Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Jagrup Brar is finding out just how tough it will be to eke out an existence with that meagre amount of money. With much of it destined just to provide a place to sleep, it doesn’t leave a lot remaining to stay fed and healthy. B.C.’s welfare rates for the 180,000 or so who collect it need to be raised. While providing a “handout” to those needy individuals may chafe those working hard to make a living, you need to look at what it “buys.” Welfare is designed to provide the basic necessities in life. It’s not to feed an extravagant lifestyle. It helps deliver a measure of dignity to someone who has fallen on hard times. It allows them to not be totally left behind and forgotten. It’s a safety net to offer protection and time for a person to hopefully work their way toward a better future. Some are calling for the B.C. rate to pretty much double in order to meet costs for a reasonable life. The actual increase is a matter for a mix of politicians and social agencies to decide upon. But up it should go. — Nanaimo News Bulletin

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ICTORIA – How is B.C.’s economy doing? This question occupies a great deal of time in our political debate. But since that debate is mostly an exercise in selecting facts and passing blame back and forth, it’s difficult to tell. Former premier Gordon Campbell set out to change that in 2001 with the establishment of the B.C. Progress Board. Independent directors established six “core targets,” environmental, health and social indicators as well as economic measures, and tracked them annually with comparisons to other provinces. This created a 10-year database that doesn’t exist anywhere else. But it hasn’t exactly been flattering, a sign that it has been kept free of political interference.

Premier Christy Clark’s “social condition” that recent decision to replace was often oversimplified the Progress Board has as poverty. sparked another round of In most measures, political blame-storming. including economic The NDP opposition was ones, the rankings barely accustomed to jumping on changed in a decade. the annual rankings and In his final report, board trumpeting the ones that chair Gerry Martin noted cast the B.C. Liberals in a that B.C.’s improvements bad light. in economic output and Predictably, they income were significant, portrayed the but didn’t remake of the move them up ‘B.C. ranked board as an the rankings sixth in the effort to sweep because other embarrassing Social Condition provinces results under similar Index in 1990.’ had the rug. success. Media often Big reco– Final Report veries in focus on the political horse Saskatchewan race rather and Newthan details of dull old foundland meant that B.C. policy. sometimes slipped in the When the board’s annual relative rankings despite reports came out, they major gains. typically covered the Martin noted that political fight and glossed on crime, “initial over the findings. performance was so The key flaw with the poor that B.C.’s best-inProgress Board turned country improvements out to be its emphasis on over several years were provincial rankings. B.C. needed just to move B.C. ranked first for the entire to about average.” (There’s 10 years in health and an example of how environmental conditions, independent this board and near the bottom in has been.) a complex measure of Crime is part of the

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board’s “Social Condition Index,” along with lowbirth-weight babies and long-term unemployment. This has been a favourite of opposition critics, because B.C. started low and slipped lower. But they won’t tell you the whole story, through the NDP 1990s as well as the B.C. Liberal 2000s: “B.C. ranked sixth in the Social Condition Index in 1990, improved to third in 1993, but deteriorated through the rest of the 1990s and into the next decade such that it sank to last place for 2001 and 2002,” the final report says. “Improvements between 2002 and 2007 saw B.C. reach fifth place in 2006 and 2007, but rank changes on low birth weights and long-term unemployment brought B.C. to seventh in 2008 and ninth in 2009.” Does this mean the NDP government of the 1990s did a bad job, or that the B.C. Liberals did better and then screwed up? It could be spun that way, but there are external factors involved. Continued/ 9

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QUESTION of the week

Ban fighting in ice hockey

Will watching basketball at the last Totem tourney to be held at the old ADSS be bittersweet??

Yes – 15 No – 5 This week’s question: Do you think city council should have adopted and not just ‘received’ the vision of Outlook 2020?

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New board will monitor politicos From/ 8 The B.C. Progress Board didn’t just do rankings. Its policy suggestions were implemented in regulatory reform, energy selfsufficiency, creating community courts and UBC Okanagan, and proceeding with the Site C dam. Martin notes that the successor organization, the Jobs and Investment Board, will carry

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on the performance monitoring and “hold government’s feet to the fire,” in particular on its ability to attract investment. It’s time to stop arguing about the level of poverty and find new ways to alleviate it. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@ blackpress.ca

To the Editor, Why did hockey adopt helmets, if not to prevent head injury? An injury we now know happens regardless of wearing any protective headwear because the brain still sloshes around in and bounces off the inside of it’s own “brainbucket”— the human skull. So why can’t we get it through that thick homo sapien skull that banning fighting and “enforcing” in hockey would prevent potentially careerending, let alone life-threatening, concussions? Putting aside concern for players’ well-being, banning fighting could mean that, except for goalies and unless they chose to, players would only have to wear helmets to protect their noggin from pucks. Providing a costsaving for teams’ equipment managers on one end, just think of the marketing possibilities on t’other end when players wanting something to keep their heads warm on the ice sport their “team touque”, which fans across

Canada will then clamour for. Fans that will be returning to support hockey, in droves, once fighting is banned. Has anyone ever taken a poll of how many fans dropped hockey when the NHL decided ‘dropping the gloves’ was “a part of the game” of hockey? Best of all, I look forward to a return to the days when helmets didn’t make everyone look the same (especially to TV-viewers) but fans could better see their hockey-heros handsome faces (or the likes of Bobby Hulls blonde curls) as they blazed down the ice, skillfully stickhandling a bouncing puck. Oh yes, I’d be going back to watch a game I’ve been missing ever since they adopted helmets. Ban fighting, puleeze! Liz Stonard, Port Alberni

City council not up Ship Creek To the Editor, A completed industrial road from Ship Creek Road to Redford Street along the waterfront has absolutely nothing to do with coal or grants from senior

governments. It has everything to do with removing truck traffic from Third and Anderson Avenues, and with borrowing $6 million for the project such as was done for the more expensive Multiplex. Addle-headed thinking here from all concerned has given priority to utterly wasteful spending at Harbour Quay, renewing the Bob Dailey track, and a new pool. Meanwhile, our sewers are collapsing, our roads are rutting and deteriorating, and we can’t find any money to correct flooding on lower Third Avenue. Get used to the idea that without funding help from Ottawa or Victoria, we have to undertake such projects ourselves. Why the citizenry of this community put up with all the heavy trucks running through town is indeed a mystery. But even more of a puzzle is why civic voters elect, time after time, people who do nothing about the industrial road, battered city streets, collapsing sewers and secondary sewage treatment. Richard Berg, Port Alberni

New Year a time to reflect To the Editor, 2012 is an eventful year when three major cycles of development for humanity’s evolution cease. The way we think and believe will no longer be viable, because a new evolutionary force is entering our world. It is a force aimed at the value of Goodwill and at its foundation, Equality. Humanity will experience major shifts of awareness (consciousness) influencing ones progression of daily thought. Humanity will deeply assess prevailing values, ideas we have been taught and beliefs around those ideas. Humanity will assess life itself (what is it?) and our part in it (who are we?) Humanity worldwide enters into a time of preparation as January begins. The structures we know and believe in will begin to disappear more rapidly and by the end of January all of humanity begins a life review, a “looking within” assessing past plans and goals for the

purpose of creating a right and appropriate future. Goodwill To All in this Coming Year! Michael Razberry, Parksville

Hard news hardens viewers

To the Editor, It is never too late to make a New Year’s resolution. A long time ago hard-nosed newspapermen learned bad news sold papers. Unfortunately most of us are overly fascinated by the tragedies. By routinely watching graphic news reports about the unimaginable violence and misery that has just occurred in corners of our world, we risk becoming paralyzed by despair, or even worse, desensitized to brutality and corruption. Robert Alden wrote, “There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.” There are countless candles flickering all around us, but they are often obscured by the glare coming from our television sets. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

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Isn’t it hard trying to get up when its dark outside and you can hear the rain splashing in the puddles outside your window? Jesus words “Let your Light Shine” somehow seems a little puzzling and difÀcult when you would rather pull the covers over your head. Light comes in many forms. A new idea can shed light on a problem. A cheery greeting can bring light to the eyes in times of loneliness. A light in the doorway of a house makes us feel welcome. Some of the light we give to the world comes simply from who we are. What a pleasure it is to be with people who are optimistic and hopeful! Their joy in life seems contagious and we share their happiness. Other light, though comes in our” good works”. We can share the load that someone else is carrying by taking the time to listen to words that speak of pain or anxiety. We can provide guidance to a youngster or companionship to someone who is old or shut-in. Each of us has the ability to be a light in the lives of others. We just have to get out of bed.

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Totem 57 —

The last big show on Burde Street

Above left, Totem 57 had its own ‘fan man’ at the Alberni District Secondary School gym on Saturday afternoon. Basketball was ‘on the minds’ of student spectators the whole weekend. Top, Totem 57 spirit candidate Melissa Goundan flashes a smile after being crowned the winner of the contest. Goundan represented the ADSS dance team. (Pic: Sonja Drinkwater/Alberni Valley News) Left, ADSS Armada forward Austin Smith, No. 23 red, takes a charge in the key against an opponent from Kwalikum on Saturday afternoon. The Armada lost the game by a score of 63-42.

Photos by: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Above, ADSS Armada senior girls guard Danielle Lessard drives in hard for layup against St. Thomas Aquinas from North Vancouver in their opening game on Friday night. The Armada won 53-41. Left, the Armada senior girls bench raise their arms in a gesture of luck as their teammate Leah Hudson took two foul shots in a game against Kwalikum on Saturday afternoon.

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Burned out Downtown Manor demolition delayed ENVIRONMENT: | The demolition of the Downtown Manor on Athol Street was in the bag until a delay in hazardous waste disposal bags ground it to a halt. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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The remains of the apartment building on Athol Street are devoid of construction activity on a Tuesday afternoon.

A delay in getting special bags to store contaminated waste is holding up the final tear down of the Downtown Manor on Athol Street. Fire chief Tim Pley announced the development at Monday’s city council meeting. An early morning

fire gutted the building last year and left 56 people homeless. A subsequent inspection revealed that the structure was contaminated with asbestos and required special removal. A portion of the building was taken down, placed inside specially lined bags and buried at the landfill, Pley said. But company doing

the take down ran out of the bags and can’t remove the rest of the debris until the backordered bags arrive from New York, he added. “The contractor assured the adjuster that they’ll be here at the end of the week,” Pley said. “There will be financial consequences if it’s not done.” The property is

owned by an out of town landlord. The consultant working on the property is from Nanaimo, city planner Scott Smith said. There are no firm plans for the property yet after the tear down. “They are looking at a time to rebuild and looking at what their options are,” Smith said.

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A mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service is one step closer to arriving in Port Alberni and other Island communities,

the Vancouver Island Health Authority said. According to a news release, a request for proposals has been issued by VIHA the equipment that is used to perform the service. Once up, the mobile MRI will be used between Alberni,

Duncan, Campbell River, the Comox Valley. In Alberni, it will be used on a specially designed pad at West Coast General Hospital. The equipment is scheduled to be in each community for

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One doctor who Solda knows said that the mobile service will be good because they are done on a priority basis and wait lists can be long. Solda required an MRI two years ago and had to travel to Comox to have it done,

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Caps gnaw Dogs Alberni Valley Bulldog goaltender Matt Larose stops Cowichan Capitals’ Mikael Jung on a third period breakaway, Friday night at Weyerhaeuser Arena. The Caps won 7–4. The Bulldogs traded defenceman Mike Puddifant to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, and they acquired forward Hunter Stewart from the Olds Grizzlys.

Coach’s Comment Victoria Grizzlies @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs January 13, 2012 @ 7:00pm This is the 5th time that the Victoria Grizzlies and Bulldogs meet this season. The season series sits at 2-2 and both teams have scored 13 goals against each other. This game will be the first time the Bulldogs get to see the posttrade-deadline looking Grizzlies. With Jarryd TenVaanholt getting traded to PG, Wade Murphy off to Penticton, and Jamie Tucker finding another team to tend the pipes for, it’ll be interesting to see which Grizzlies player will seize the opportunity to step up. This will be newly-acquired Hunter Stewart’s first game in front of the Bulldogs’ faithful. The last meeting between Victoria and Alberni Valley resulted in a 2-1 win for the ‘Dogs.

Powell River Kings @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs January 14, 2012 @ 7:00pm This is also the 5th meeting between the Kings and the Bulldogs. Last game resulted in a 5-1 Powell River win in Powell River. Much like Victoria, the Kings made several moves at the deadline which they’re hoping will help their team and maintain their team chemistry. The Kings’ moves saw 92 F Brenden Forbes, 92 D Taylor Carmola, and #1 goalie Jamie Phillips being traded away. Coming in were 92 F Teal Burns, 92 F JP Villeneuve from the Toronto Junior Canadiens, and 94 G Jonah Imoo who was signed out of Richmond Sockeyes of the PIJHL junior B league. Bulldogs that play well against Powell River include Trent Dorais, Chase Van Allen, and Brandon Adams. This should definitely be an interesting game.

The Alberni Armada senior girls basketball team beat the Kwalikum Kondors 75-51 to win their second consecutive girls division title in the final Totem game ever to be played in the ADSS gym. Guard Danielle Lessard lead Armada scorers with 15 points and earned tournament most valuable player

honours. Her teammates Leah Hudson and Jami Oliver were named to the tournament all star team. Hudson scored the first two points in the final Totem game while her teammate Chelsea McIntosh scored the final point. Kwalikum guard Miranda Cuthbertson poured in 32 points in the game against the Armada and was named to the all star team. “Our goal from the outset was to

win another Totem championship and the girls came through,” head coach Greg Freethy said. The Armada’s march to the title included wins of St. Thomas Aquinas and Ballenas before facing the Kondors on Saturday. Playing before a near-capacity crowd at the ADSS gym, Alberni eased off on the throttle having already beaten Kwalikum in the preseason and doing so was nearly costly. Continued/ 19

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Armada guard Danielle Lessard drives the key against St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday night.

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The Alberni District Secondary School Armada senior boys basketball team still have fight in them despite going 0-3 at Totem 57.

The Armada were dispatched by Reynolds Secondary and Stelly’s Secondary before losing to the Kwalikum Kondors 75-51 in Saturday’s boys division feature game. Nerves and an ADSS gym filled to capacity

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but they were initially overwhelmed by the Kondors, whom coach Neelam Parmar likened to the Phoenix Suns with the speed and swarming defence. The Kondors 2-3 zone defense bogged down the Armada. And, lead by guard Kevin Frampton, the Kondors drew

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three quick fouls on Armada mainstay Josh Kurucz, who sat out long stretches of the first half. In the third quarter, the Armada freed up Kurucz and tightened up the defense, and outscored the Kondors 15-12 in the third quarter. They scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to the Kondors 12 but it wasn’t enough as the Kondors took the game 63-42. The loss against the Kondors was still a win Parmar said. “They beat us by 60 last time but only by 20 this time.” Kurucz and teammate Luke Bradley scored 10 points each in the game. Kurucz’s ball movement, defense and leadership earned him an all star team nomination. Continued/ 19

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Totem MVP Lessard: best is yet to come From/ 19 The Armada never relinquished the lead but they also had had no answer for Cuthbertson, who torched them for 32 points. “We changed defenses on her but she was tough and had a great game,” Freethy said. The Kondors pulled within striking distance of the Armada in the third

when offensive cog Tara Freeman fouled out “That was the turning point in the game,” Freethy said. “It might have been a different game if she stayed in.” The Armada’s Jami Oliver, Leah Hudson scored 19 and 13 points respectively. “It’s the first time this season that those two and Danielle all had a great game

together,” Freethy said. But Darion Alaire was lost the a knee injury for the rest of the game. The Armada post game gave the Kondors trouble as well. “We’re a big team – we’ve got four players over six feet tall,” Freethy said. “Teams try to double team Jami and she still gets 20 points.”

The Armada was able to employ new defenses, full court pressures and run more fast breaks, all of which they worked on in practice, Freethy said. At 14 players the Armada also had a large bench, which was deep enough for Freethy to dip into when he needed to during games. Lessard’s MVP nod was well deserved and

a sign of things to come. “She can score, but she does a better job now of making people around her better,” Freethy said. “She’s a real weapon for us and she hasn’t even peaked yet.” Next up for the Armada is an eight team tournament at Vancouver’s Britannia Secondary School this weekend.

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Bradley pays his dues in the paint Josh Kurucz evades a check by a player from Reynolds Secondary on Friday night. The Armada lost 44-32

From/ 18 The Armada’s other games against Reynolds, but in particular the 71-61 loss to Stelly’s were within reach. “We showed that we could lock down their scorer (tourney MVP Gary Chen),” Parmar

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SUNDAYS

Proceeds to Ty Watson/Hospice House

CRUZE CONTROL

mystical poets. Come and experience this wonderful evening for the entire family.

The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 3061 Eighth Ave. Please call 250-724-3412 for more info. Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.

3203 1st Ave. 778-421-2133

4:30 pm

JAN. 13TH & 27TH Silver Sponsor:

Join us for a free cultural and uplifting evening the entire family will enjoy. Sponsored by Great Canadian Video Network, Char’s Landing will host a charity concert Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Families are welcome. The program will feature tasnifs and instrumental music in the modes of Bayat-e Esfehan and Bayat-e Tork, with poetry by Rumi, Attar and other

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Family cultural event coming

The Rollin Art Centre needs your help. The centre is looking for donations of Christmas lights, Christmas displays and Christmas decorations to help light up the Gardens for a Winter Wonderland in 2012. If you are thinking of downsizing this is the perfect opportunity to help out the Rollin Art Centre.

EVERYONE WELCOME

Join us for our 23rd Annual Scavenger Hunt... see our ad in this paper OR phone the Kingsway for more information

Kingsway

HOTEL

3203 1st Ave. 778-421-2133

23rd Annual

SCAVENGER HUNT FOR THE KIDS OF VARIETY

♥ Hosted by the Kingsway

January 28, 2012

Anyone wanting to enter, please call the Kingsway hotel at 778-421-2133 to register your team (max 6 per team) and pick up your pledge sheets. Come have fun and support a wonderful cause and help

THE KIDS OF VARIETY


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