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For many people in the Alberni Valley, eating three square meals a day is a given. But what if you were suddenly incapacitated by injury, illness or age? That’s where Meals-onWheels steps in. The volunteer service provides meals to seniors, people who have been discharged from the hospital or those who because of a disability are unable to cook for themselves. They have even helped families in crisis over the short term. “We deliver over 1,000 meals a month,” co-ordinator Janet Buchanan said. She usually has 35 drivers covering seven delivery routes, five days a week, 52 weeks a year. Routes are generally half an hour long. Drivers are encouraged to spend a bit of time with the clients before leaving. “We consider it to be a welfare check for clients,” Buchanan said. “The driver gets to know the client; they have to sign in and report the condition of the client.” Clients can use the service for a week or, in one case, a decade. People are often referred to Meals-on-Wheels through the Integrated Health Network, or through word of mouth to Buchanan. For many years the organization has seen little turnover in its legion of drivers. However, many are retiring or having to give up their volunteering—and with winter vacations coming up, they’re stretched too thin, Buchanan said. “Some of them are also seniors so they find the walking or the stairs or the winter too hard to do deliveries.” So she’s looking for drivers who can take over

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Volunteer Meals-on-Wheels driver Ellen Lacharity loads meal containers into her car so she can deliver them to clients.

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full routes, are available all week or just for a shift or two here and there. Drivers must have a valid driver’s licence, go through an RCMP criminal record check and an orientation. Meals-on-Wheels does not cover fuel costs, although Petro-Canada owner Shirley Mallory donates gift certificates for gas for the drivers, Buchanan said. Ellen Lacharity has been driving with Meals

on Wheels for six years, and appreciates the interaction with people. “The clients are really appreciative and it’s nice to have the contact there every day,” she said. Wendy Telford, owner of Alberni Deli-icious, which cooks the meals, has done a little bit of everything with Meals-on-Wheels— even driving. She and her deli employees make 40-50 meals per day, and 60-65 on Fridays to cover the weekend. “We’ve almost doubled our clientele since we started,” she said. It’s a big commitment for Telford, who has been at it for at least a dozen years, but she says it’s a group effort at her restaurant. “It’s a community thing,” she said. “It’s not a money thing. There’s definitely a need in the Valley for looking after our elderly.” editor@albernivalleynews.com

A government decision whether or not to continue buying power from independent power projects could impact two run-of-the-river projects in the Alberni Valley. In late August, BC Hydro released a report that recommended a series of measures to stave off rate hikes. B.C. is required to be energy sufficient by 2016. To accomplish this, BC Hydro will have to build new infrastructure and buy more power from independent power producers. The measures include changing the definition of self-sufficiency in clean energy that takes effect in 2016. A decision on the matter is expected later this fall. If the definition were changed Hydro could stave off capital projects and rate hikes. But it also means that the corporation wouldn’t have to purchase electricity from independent power producers, which is more expensive, and could instead purchase it more cheaply from a spot market. Subsequently, there would be fewer fixed opportunities for independent power producers, and that concerns the Tseshaht First Nation. The tribe announced in July it was planning to build a 2.8 megawatt run-of-the-river project on Franklin River. The project would produce clean energy, provide jobs and generate income for the tribe. The project is still in the planning stages, Tseshaht CEO Cindy Stern said. “We got a grant to help us with the feasibility

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The Hupacasath First Nation’s independent power project, Upnit, could be protected by new BC Hydro regulations because the tribe has a signed contract. An IPP proposed by the Tseshaht First Nation may not be as fortunate.

‘I get their concerns, but we’ve got to run this corporation.’ – Rich Coleman stage so our financial investment is minimal,” she said. “But we’ve still invested time.” The tribe doesn’t have a contract with Hydro to sell its power to the corporation. But the tribe is eligible for a standing offer that, if accepted, will enable the Tseshaht to enter into a purchase agreement with Hydro at a fixed price. The move could impact Tseshaht as well as the other 125 First Nations who are either running or planning to run their own independent projects. The Hupacasath First Nation has operated its own run-of-the-river project at China Creek (Upnit) for the last five years. The Hupacasath’s contract with Hydro to purchase power extends for another 15 years. Hydro hasn’t indicated what the long-term impacts of the decision would be in this case, though.

Hupacasath CEO Robert Duncan didn’t return calls by deadline. The Tseshaht meanwhile are pressing ahead with their project. On the political front, they have sent letters to government about the matter, and are participating in lobbying efforts by provincial aboriginal organizations. “There’s been no reply yet,” Stern said. Energy minister Rich Coleman met with representatives of the Clean Energy Association of B.C., who warned that cutting back on domestic supplies may lead B.C. to import more electricity, promoting further development of coal and natural gas power plants in North America. Coleman said he met with association representatives, and he believes their concerns are premature. Between population growth and new industrial customers, BC Hydro projects a 40 per cent increase in demand, and there will continue to be room for independent producers in that growth, he said. “I get their concerns, but we’ve got to run this corporation,” Coleman said.

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Politicos engage youth at ADSS WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Lots of candidates and lots of students made for a good public forum at Alberni District Secondary School on Wednesday. Organized by the ADSS Civics 11 class, the event saw 21 mayor and council candidates make their pitch for office and answered audience questions at the school’s auditorium. Candidates were given two minutes to introduce themselves then allowed one minute each to answer audience questions. If they went over the time allotment then a three-piece band started playing and cut them off. The band’s services were needed several times. Grade 11 student Michaela Campbell directed the morning’s first question to councillors and went for the throat. “Which one of the mayoral candidates do you feel you could work best with?� Candidates looked taken aback by the question and it took several seconds for

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anyone to reply. Incumbent councillors Cindy Solda, Hira Chopra and Jack McLeman all spoke in favour of working with sitting mayor Ken McRae. “You may not like what he does but he lobbies hard for the community behind the scenes,� Cindy Solda said. Other candidates spoke neutrally about the issue, saying they’d work with whoever was elected. “I’ve worked with boards before and it doesn’t matter who’s elected you have to work as a team,� Wes Hewitt said. Council members don’t decide who they’ll work with, voters decide who represents them and they have to work together, Myron Jespersen said. Another student asked about what anchor stores council would bring here. The city is trying to create an environment that is business friendly. More stores will mean more jobs for youth in town, Chopra said. Small businesses such as the Canvas Cup coffee shop

POLITICS: | The News puts questions to candidates in the civic election. This week, we talked to Jen Fisher-Bradley and Ken McRae. Next week it’s John Douglas and Stacey Gaiga. Question: You’ve run on a platform of food security, climate change and global warming. How do you respond to the call that this is too broad a focus for a mayoral candidate?

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ADSS Grade 11 student Kate Schievink asks city council candidates a question at the ADSS open forum on Wednesday morning.

should be considered anchor tenants and more should be encouraged to open, Jespersen said. Grade 12 student Quinton Heard asked candidates about their lack of use of social media, where most if not all students communicate. Stacey Gaiga replied that she prefers to speak to people in person. Annette Clement, a selfconfessed “Facebook junkie�, asked which of the audience was on Facebook using

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iPhones or iPods at that moment. All the students raised their hands. The question and answer session carried on until the school lunch break. The students did their part and the meeting went off without a hitch, but it could have been better, teacher Anne Ostwald said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids did a fabulous job of organizing this and pulling it together,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just wish there were more

members of the public here.â&#x20AC;? Students felt a part of the process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They understand whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being said, they get it â&#x20AC;&#x201D;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re engaged.â&#x20AC;? Candidates treated students like young adults, Grade 11 student Kate Schievink said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t treat us like we were a bunch of dumb kids who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anything about politics,â&#x20AC;? Schievink said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish I was old enough to vote.â&#x20AC;? reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Jenn Fisher-Bradley: If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what people are saying then they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listened. I have lots of ideas. I link food security to secondary industry for the Valley because small-scale industry can produce berries for our jams and soup base out of veggies. The Valley could also get into eco-farming and eco-agriculture. The banks might not lend the money for it, but it can be done through farm shares or micro loans. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t new or experimental. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been done before and we have the assets here; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doable. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned about global warming but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not against Catalyst â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m against burning tires for fuel. I see a whole strategic plan and these are parts of a bigger whole, a sustainable Port Alberni. Question: How do you respond to the assertion that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reactionary instead of proactive. Ken McRae: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been proactive since I was first elected. I was proactive getting the industrial tax down even before Catalyst launched their case. I got beat up for that. But I was the only one who had enough (guts) to start cutting and did what needed to be done. I was proactive on getting the community forest and it could double in size next year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of a broader plan where I hope weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll eventually control most of the Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forestry. When Seaspan was awarded that ship building contract, I was proactive in calling the company president, minister and premier and lobby to get jobs here. People can use those words to describe me if they want but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve proven otherwise.

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Joint review for Raven project not in the cards WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

The development was contained in the synopsis of comments received during the public comment period on the project, which was released by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the BC Environmental

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The Raven Underground Coal project will not go to a joint federalprovincial review panel, the federal and provincial government said.

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‘...nothing the public has done has changed their minds.’ – Maggie Paquet significant adverse environmental effects that may result from the proposed project,” the document noted. “As a result, the agency is confident that the cooperative comprehensive study will be able to identify, analyze, and address the potential environmental effects of the proposed project.” While the overall mine project won’t be going to a review panel, the issue of green house gasses associated with transporting the coal will be studied. According to the document, an environmental assessment will examine green house gas emissions

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associated with transporting coal by truck into Port Alberni and by ship to the Cape Beale Pilotage Station. Countries are responsible for emissions that occur within their boundaries, therefore the assessment “…will not consider overseas GHG emissions as a result of combustion of the coal,” the document noted. The development is a good step but there are still several more that need to be taken, Raven president and CEO John Tapics said. “The big challenge is going to be responding to the volume of comments,” he said. “We want to ensure all community input is considered.” The development is a disappointment but not a surprise, CoalWatch director Maggie Paquet said. “It’s business as usual for the government, nothing the public has done has changed their

minds,” Paquet said. “The feds and the province are under the spell of the mining lobby.” Other factors, like fish and birds in the area of the mine may yet trigger a review, as could stronger First Nations opposition, Paquet said. “It (synopsis) definitely isn’t the last word.” There were 3,000 public submissions received in total, although many individuals made more than one submission. Concerns most frequently raised included highway congestion and accidents, coal dust from the mine, effects of coal washing, impact on Baynes Sound and incomplete aquifer mapping. The company will be given time to respond to the public comments. The public in turn will have a chance to comment on those responses.

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Cole part of next generation of leaders WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time to talk about doing and a time to stop talking and start doing, and that time has come, city council candidates Rob Cole said. Cole, 39, a married father of four who has lived in Port Alberni since birth is running for one of six seats on city council. He grew up active in sports and graduated from high school in 1990. While many of his peers moved away to make a life Cole stayed in the Alberni Valley. He worked for the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marine business for 18 years before opening his own small business, which heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run for three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My university was working in a Valley business,â&#x20AC;? he said. Cole has been involved in a series of

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community initiatives including the water ski club, Alberni adventure tourism, and the 20-20 Focus Group. He also coached hockey teams for nine years and has served on the Alberni Valley Minor Hockey executive for two years. No one thing made Cole want to run he said. Rather, in July, he felt he was at a stage in life where he wanted to do more for the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

a sense out there that people want some new blood and new ideas,â&#x20AC;? Cole said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a pre-set agenda, I just want to contribute the best I can.â&#x20AC;? One thing Cole said he wants to promote is better educational and job opportunities for Valley youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young people should have the option of staying here and getting a job,â&#x20AC;? he said. The son of sportfishing advocate Bob Cole, the younger scion discussed his decision to run with both his wife and father. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We weighed the pros and cons and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supportive,â&#x20AC;? Rob said of his father. In choosing Cole, voters are choosing the next generation of adults who will lead them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I strongly believe that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a background complainer, that you have to step up and help,â&#x20AC;? he said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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Jespersen brings global experience WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

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Short haul A house fire next door to the Cherry Creek volunteer fire department caused significant damage but no injuries on Tuesday afternoon.

health issues abroad, and he would bring ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS a development perspective to Myron Jespersen the table as a city has helped councillor. communities develop He points out that in the far reaches this perspective of the globe and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean looking wants to bring that outside for solutions. experience to Port â&#x20AC;&#x153;You look at a Alberniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s council, he strengths and said. assets and Jespersen, marshal them 58, is one of 19 towards a people running goal,â&#x20AC;? he said. for six seats on Jespersen city council. moved here The married with his wife father of three Janice five Myron children grew years ago. Jespersen up on a farm In that time outside of heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shown Edmonton. a quiet tenacity After high school with such issues as he earned both a BA transitional housing, and MA in divinity the Community studies at the Stakeholders Canadian Theology Initiative to End College. Jespersen Homelessness, worked for Mercy Phoenix House, and Core International trying to turn the old and World Relief, and post office into a zerohas been involved barrier facility. in humanitarian Jespersen attends relief work in India, council meetings Pakistan, Afghanistan regularly and met and Southeast Asia. with council over Jespersen worked several issues. in small enterprise, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working with them agriculture and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always gone

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make affect the whole community.â&#x20AC;? You have to think outside the box in these times of limited resources, Jespersen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to consider unconventional ideas and find ways to make something work.â&#x20AC;?

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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

CBC takes national pulse ’Zalm joins Hydro conspiracy club This week officially marks the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a national icon that continues to prove that news and culture can be cool. The CBC is a gem that all of us can treasure, and in very personal ways. While it offers a wide variety of programming on radio and television, designed to suit varying tastes, it stops short of trying to be all things to all people. Instead, it sticks to its mandate of presenting the best this country has to offer, along with the inevitable warts. When CBC Victoria opened 13 years ago, it only enhanced the appeal of the national network, offering more localized content and further forging a link between Canada’s three coasts. The public broadcaster continues to rank at or near the top of listenership in the Capital Region, no doubt for its combination of local, regional and national information and entertainment. Where else can you tune in and hear everything from in-depth news interviews and musical retrospectives to comedy and even the odd serialized drama? There are people who believe taxpayers shouldn’t be funding the public broadcaster when not everyone watches or listens. But the CBC remains one of the few institutions we can trust to remain as truly Canadian as hockey, politeness and beavers. That national thread is something we need to cultivate and embrace. — Victoria News

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ICTORIA – The smart meter installation van arrived on my street last week, as BC Hydro’s smart grid project heads toward the halfway mark. This system will not only detect outages, electricity loss and theft, it enables a voluntary time-of-use system where users can get a discount by shifting consumption to low-peak times. You could even set up wind or solar generation that the meter would record and subtract from your bill. But apparently no one wants to talk about that. Black Press papers continue to run letters with exaggerated or false claims that stoke baseless fear of radio waves. Where is this coming from? I’m grateful to the anonymous smart-meter foe who started sending me updates from “Citizens

for Safe Technology,” a loose collection of U.S. and Canadian activists that claims to include doctors, lawyers and other professionals. Not much is professional about the Canadian content on their website. A video starts with a juvenile union parody showing executives plotting to sell BC Hydro to General Electric. Then it moves to an apparently serious interview with Bill Vander Zalm, who expands on his earlier conspiracy theory about the harmonized sales tax being part of a European Union plot for world domination. Vander Zalm asserts that smart meters and appliances create such a powerful surveillance network, “they’ll even know what you’re cooking.” There are those who claim smart meters can tell what channel your TV is on, but this is the first

I’ve heard about them detecting whether you’re having eggs or oatmeal for breakfast. And who might “they” be? “The big picture is of course that we’re moving to globalization,” Vander Zalm intones. “Eventually we’ll be governed out of Brussels, Belgium or someplace like that. And this all ties into that. They can monitor what’s happening anywhere in the world. It’s Big Brother. We’ll be totally controlled.” He stops just short of what I’ll call the Full Tinfoil, a belief that these radio waves control minds directly. Wildlife artist Robert Bateman also makes an ass of himself in a brief video, where he describes hiring someone to come in and detect “hot” wiring in his Saltspring Island mansion. (A surprising number of self-appointed

‘He stops just short of what I’ll call the Full Tinfoil...’

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.

smart meter experts sell measuring and “shielding” services.) A reader sent me a local newspaper commentary by NelsonCreston MLA Michelle Mungall, basically a vague summary of NDP talking points about smart meters being too expensive and a possible health threat. This is interesting, because the City of Nelson owns its own power utility, which started installing wireless meters in 2004. They finished last year, with no protest. I asked Mungall why. She was on the city council that chose a different model, a “drive-by” meter. They broadcast readings every 15 seconds and still need meter readers, who no longer have get out of their trucks. BC Hydro’s meters signal only three or four times a day, but one of the often-repeated false claims about them is that they secretly transmit much more often with some sort of damaging energy pulses. Continued / 11

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Mailbag: Feedback on history, her story and their stories

QUESTION of the week

Media king’s influence felt

Will a social media campaign be enough to rehabilitate Port Alberni’s poor image?

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This week’s question: Do you think the all candidates forums will make a difference in the way you vote?

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Beliefs not so smart From / 10 Mungall said Nelson council specifically rejected a smart grid system, “because of the cost.” Somehow retaining meter readers saves the city money. She noted that rural parts of her constituency are serviced by BC Hydro, and some people are

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very concerned. I’ll bet they are. Not just in West Kootenay, but a few other remote areas known for production of B.C.’s No. 1 cash crop. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

This week we take a couple of quotes from the You can comment on Alberni Valey Municipal any story you read @ Elections 2011 Facebook www.albernivalleynews.com page: From John Dryden: ...this page is better than TV... From Kirk McPhail: Which mayoralty candidate, if successful, is going to approach Catalyst and suggest a new wind sock at their helicopter pad? Probably one of the cheapest improvements toward tourism.

Speak up.

To the Editor, Re: Capitol ushers in new era with a look back, Oct. 21. In fact, the Capitol Theatre was purchased from Landmark Cinemas (1989) with a restrictive covenant attached which prevents anyone from showing movies there, a fact which has temporarily ended our film festival. The continued existence of the Capitol is entirely due to the vision of one man, Maurice Farn, who persuaded Portal Players to vote for buying and refurbishing it. When we acquired the 500-seat building, there was 12 feet from the movie screen to the outer back wall. A stage and a backstage area had to be constructed from the extra room created by removing 200 seats and expanding forward. Now there was a renovation job! As for Harold Warren himself, he lost the Port Theatre to fire in 1952. Simultaneously, the Paramount Theatre building was failing as a roller skating rink and up for sale.

He bought it and converted it to a theatre by removing the existing flat floor and putting in a sloping one. As an ex-CJAV announcer, I’m well aware of a dispute between late station owner Ken Hutcheson and Mr. Warren in the 1960s which led to the temporary relocation of CJAV to the adjacent, original Barclay Hotel. When Ken bought CJAV from Harold in 1952, the building’s ownership remained in Harold’s hands, and after the dispute, he used it as headquarters for his cable TV operation for years with Walt Green as manager. CJAV moved to upper Third Avenue. Harold Warren was a media pioneer in local film, radio, and TV. It’s interesting that the 75th anniversary of the Capitol’s construction also marks the end of film use at his Paramount Theatre and the advent of digital projection there. Richard Berg, Port Alberni

Writer’s view was narrow To the Editor, Re: Council needs

get-tough ‘tude, Letters, Oct. 28. A letter to the editor in last week’s paper questioned the quality of city council candidates. Curious, since the writer confesses to be a newcomer, and not all candidates meetings have been held as of yet. There are 19 candidates, and they are hardly a “homogenous lot.” He also questions if anyone out here has a world view. Well, Myron Jespersen comes to mind—he settled here after years of working in Africa. As for the rest of us, streets full of “impoverished and on government assistance”, perhaps we see something here that the writer does not. Economy is not the only criteria for quality of life. For me, the wilderness trails, rivers, lakes and mountains far surpass the somewhat subdued cityscape. Which, by the way, every candidate I have heard speak, is promising to improve. I’m a relative newcomer here, too. Having lived in many parts of the world, I’m happy to call this home. And so are many people I have

met, who were also born abroad. There just may be a bit more global vision than we are given credit for. The best thing would be to go to the all candidates meetings, and definitely, go and vote. Rayana Erland, Port Alberni

Do votes fall to lowest bidder? To the Editor, Insurance companies and government regulators state electrical work and inspections must be done by qualified tradesmen. If Port Alberni will take a chance on an untried candidate for top city job—and there is no shortage of contenders for council—should voters as employers contract out these positions to the lowest bidders, just as our navy has done with shipbuilding? If we entrust ships, bridges and buildings to this bidding process, should corporate boards of directors do likewise in hiring CEOs? Are there qualified experienced executives that will do the top ferry job for less? As former NDP

Alex McDonald said about public servants, “Can they not do it for less?” Ah, what the hell do I know, I packed a lunch bucket for 30 years and don’t qualify for an indexed pension nor a dental plan that my taxes so generously provide government. R. Frankow, Port Alberni

Families not first in B.C.

To the Editor, Christy Clark’s Families First program is exposing the heart of her cash grubbing, partisan vision for stripping the social foundations out of B.C. Her administration is continuing the dislocation of families as begun under Campbell. Clark is now unsettling the lives of mobile seniors with a costly, demoralizing DriveABLE program. This is designed to incarcerate driving seniors in their homes. Isn’t B.C. still a province with a high child poverty rate? The Families First appears to mean they are to be deprived of family assets first. Dee Shoolingin, Duncan

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Halloween is behind us. Ghost & goblin costumes put away and many of those wonderful carved pumpkins are now in Cathedral Grove. Our minds and stores are now Àlled with Christmas. “What can I get Auntie this year - What do the kids want” are familiar echoes in so many households. A friend commented last year that she hates Christmas - it is so commercial. True, but who allowed it to become that way. We did! As we begin the run-up to Christmas, let us resolve to give of ourselves. Christmas can be beautiful again. Let us resolve to keep Christmas a time to celebrate the greatest gift. A time to celebrate the love of Jesus Christ with friends, family and all we meet. Enjoy looking at the glitz and glitter it is beautiful. Enjoy the school concerts, the teachers and children work so hard but remember the reason for the season. And instead of” Bah Humbug” let it be said of us just like Mr. Scrooge , that we knew how to keep Christmas well.

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Port Alberni RCMP Const. Shelly Schedewitz puts Walmart manager Bill Robertson in handcuffs in one of the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lockups last week. Robertson had to raise $1,000 for Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities before he was released.

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Bv. Creek votes yes to change Beaver Creek residents have voted in favour of creating local a service area within the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District, in a bid to solve their communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longstanding water woes. That means the Beaver Creek Improvement District (BCID) board will be dissolved, board member Kelly Schutte said. A referendum was held last Saturday; votes were 454 in favour of the change and 165 against (with two spoiled ballots). The BCID will have to send a letter to the Minister of Community Sport and Cultural Development to formally ask the ministry to start the changeover process. This will not happen overnight, Schutte said. He was disappointed with the results, but said at least the water system will be fixed.

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be promoted to other business in an effort to bring them here. The city is in discussions with a group over the old post office building, McRae said, but he

offered no further details other than it was arts district related. The city should also take back the Columbia Fuel property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be a perfect area for

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meeting someone in a traditional way through friends, family or work, or you are meeting them through a dating site. So choose carefully. Personally, I have not always chosen wisely. Two divorces attest to that. However, for the last 30 years or so I have been in a marriage that does work. I know the difference. In my world, marriage is a wonderful institution; a long-term, romantic, emotional, intellectual commitment. It’s family. It’s connection. I love it. A good marriage is a great place to live. Lurking in the dating scene forever, however, are con artists, deadbeats, addicts, and predators, always looking for the vulnerable. And they love the initial anonymity of the Internet. Continued / 25

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Plan ahead for groceries, and don’t shop when hungry From / 24 So, for those people who don’t eat fresh items, some processed options are better than nothing. Many produce aisles offer overripe, discounted fruit, which can be purchased for the purpose of freezing and using in baking or other recipes, such as smoothies. Planning for the trip to the grocery store will also help reduce the total bill. Making a list of what’s needed for the cupboard and

fridge helps minimize impulse buying. Shopping after eating means hunger is not driving food choices. Research has shown that higher fat, more convenience “junk” foods are typically chosen if the shopper has a grumbling stomach while at the store. Taking the time to read labels, and getting a good sense of the value and nutrition in packaged foods will help improve choices. By sticking to the

perimeter of the store, most of the food staples can be found in the four major sections: whole grain products in the bakery, lean meats, fish and skinless poultry in the deli, produce, and low fat milk products in the dairy section. A couple of aisle stops to find cupboard grocery staples not typically around the perimeter include canned beans (an excellent protein source, convenient and easy to add to

salads and soups). Whole wheat noodles, brown, wild rices along with buckwheat, quinoa and other whole and ancient grains add low cost food variety to the grocery bag. Also, canned fish with bones, such as salmon, sardines and herring are nutritional powerhouse essentials that are found in the canned food aisle. (Tinned fish packed with bones have high nutritional value, including elements

Choosing well still at heart of a good match From / 20 Their first choice is a free dating site, the source of the worst horror stories that come in my door. The advent of online dating has indeed broadened the ways in which people can meet. It has greatly

expanded the pool of potential partners. But the art of choosing well is still at the heart of a good marriage. If you are seriously considering online dating, you can check out the big paid dating services

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such as; omega-3s, protein, calcium and vitamin D for bone health.) With a few ground rules for shopping, these ideas, along with many other

creative solutions of food purchasers over the years (with home economy in mind), the weekly grocery bill can be reduced to save hard-earned dollars.

Sandra Gentleman is a registered dietitian and has worked in a variety of settings on Vancouver Island. She is passionate about healthy, active living.

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Johnson, Cyril Clyde Cyril Clyde Johnson passed away peacefully on October 24, 2011 at Summerland Seniors Village at the age of 81 years. Cyril was born December 28, 1929 in Estevan Saskatchewan. He spent his childhood with his twelve siblings in Allen Grove and Oliver, B.C. Cyril raised his family in Penticton and Ucluelet with Ruth, his loving wife of 45 years, who sadly predeceased him in 1998. Cyril worked in the logging industry in Port Alberni and Ucluelet beginning in 1974 and enjoyed the ďŹ shing and outdoor life that the West Coast provided. Cyril married Sandra Urquhart in 2001 and moved to Summerland shortly after. Cyril is predeceased by his parents and four brothers Dwayne, Lawrence, Raymond, and Les. He is survived by his loving wife Sandy, his siblings Denise, Dennis, Ruth, Terry, Therese, Vince, Eileen, Lloyd, and Karen; his children Laurie (Mark) Schretlen, Lenora Melville, Bob Johnson, Rod (Beatrice) Johnson, Diana Johnson, and Donna (Gordon) Johnson; his 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by Sandraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children and grandchildren. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to the World Wildlife Fund or to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. Prayers were held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm, followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Church of the Holy Child, 14010 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC, with celebrant Father Ferdinan Nalitan. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Interment at Canyon View Cemetery, Summerland, BC.

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Midgets hosting tourney in Nov. The Van Isle Ford Midget Bulldogs will be hosting teams from Surrey, Richmond, North Vancouver (two teams), Powell River, Kerry Park and Oceanside at a tournament in the Alberni Valley Multiplex Nov. 11–13. The first game will start at noon on Friday and the tournament will continue until the medal games on Sunday afternoon. Look to see the midget Bulldogs featured in games against North Vancouver (3 p.m. Nov. 11), Kerry Park (9 a.m. Nov. 12) and Surrey (3 p.m. Nov. 12). The Bulldogs last saw Surrey in the medal round at the provincial championships last year and are looking forward to the rematch, a team spokesman said. Leading up to the tournament, the Bulldogs have a game in Comox on Nov. 5 and will host Oceanside for an exhibition game at the Multiplex at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. The team currently has a winning record of 6-2-2 after taking only their second loss in Fuller Lake last week.

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Dogs’ winning streak on the line SUSAN QUINN

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The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are riding a four-game winning streak into a weekend home-and-home series against the Nanaimo Clippers in B.C. Hockey League action this weekend. The Clippers have won their last five games, though—the last one vaulting them into first place in the Coastal Conference with 19 points, the same as Powell River Kings. The Bulldogs scored a combined 13 goals in their last two games to beat Langley Rivermen 7–1 last Thursday and Prince George Spruce Kings 6–1 on Saturday following their first big road trip of the season. Yan Kalashnikov scored eight points in that two-game run, earning him BCHL Player of the Week honours. Despite playing without his brother Artsiom, who is

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Coquitlam Express @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs November 11, 2011 @ 7:00pm This is the third time this season that the Coquitlam Express visit the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, each splitting a game. Coquitlam has recently made a few changes to their roster giving them a new look. This will be the first time Coquitlam sees the new “Dogs”, including speedster Brandon Adams and the offensive defenseman Walker Hyland. The new changes will make certain for an interesting contest.

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This is the first time this season the Bulldogs host the Langley Rivermen. The last time the two teams met resulted in a 7-1 win for the Bulldogs. Yan Kalashnikov recorded a natural hat-trick in the 2nd period and finished the night off with 4 points. The Langley Rivermen are looking to start a new streak as, at the time of printing, they were sitting last in the Coastal Conference. The Bulldogs will be looking to continue with another strong performance against the Rivermen. Top offensive players for Langley are 91 F Darnell Dyck and 92 F Mario Puskarich. Langley is a young team but with a strong coaching continue to improve.

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Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Josh Mitchell, left, beats Langley Rivermen forward Justin Parizek in a faceoff, last Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. The ‘Dogs won 7–1.

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Skaters succeed at regionals SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A tired Laurie Coombs couldn’t stop grinning when asked how the 2012 Vancouver Island Regional Championships went over the weekend. “Really well,” she said. Coombs was the main organizer of the figure skating championship, held over two days last weekend at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

The event drew 240 skaters from all over Vancouver Island, including more than two dozen Alberni Valley figure skaters. “We always have a good number, especially when it’s in our hometown,” Coombs said. This is the second major event the Mount Arrowsmith Skating Club (MASC) has put on in the past year. Normally the club hosts a single major event each year—alternating its ice show every second

year with a different event. However, they were asked to stage the 2012 regionals as a favour to the club that was originally scheduled for this year, Coombs said. MASC will relax now until 2013, although its skaters continue to compete regularly. Following are the results for MASC:

Jenna Wutke, silver; Emma Audet, silver; Sarah Bell, bronze

Performance Group 4 Mya Henson, gold; Shaelyn Reimer, bronze; Frances Wilson, silver; Emily Newman, bronze.

Pre-Introductory Interpretive Anneke Contant, fifth; Britnee Oldfield, third; Taylor Savard, second; Shannon White, first.

Performance Group 1 Lily Huynh, bronze; Aspen Sutherland, gold; Anya Garcia, bronze.

Performance Group 2 Maly Pohar, silver; Makena Foy, gold; Kaylee Huynh, silver

Group 3 Jakub Pesik, bronze;

Junior Bronze Men Free Skate Mike Loudon, first. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Kiara Collinge and Mike Loudon of Mt. Arrowsmith Skating Club perform Sunday in juvenile and open pairs category.

Introductory Interpretive Kiara Collinge, second; Michayla Riley, eighth; Brianna Skarland-Garcia, seventh; Kelly White, fifth.

Silver/Gold Interpretive Alyshia Coombs, third; Daylin Turgeon, second.

Pre-Novice Women—Short

Opportunity for Public Comment On Commissioner’s Coastal Ferry Act Review

Raeanna Cowan, first

Special O Level 1 Elements Michelle MacDonald, first; Colin Teichman, first; Rossalee Ross, second.

Level 2 Elements The British Columbia Ferry Commission, the independent regulator of BC Ferries, has been mandated by the provincial government to review the Coastal Ferry Act and to make recommendations on potential changes to the Act which would better enable the commissioner to balance the financial sustainability of the ferry operator and the interest of ferry users. The commissioner has been conducting public consultation meetings in coastal communities served by BC Ferries and is inviting additional input on a number of key issues described in a series of discussion papers. These issues will be considered by the commissioner during his review of the Act and deal with interests of ferry users, financial sustainability objectives, the balance between the two, price cap regulation and cross-subsidization. Visit www.bcferrycommission. com/reports-press/whats-new/coastal-ferryact-review/ for copies of these discussion papers.

Matt MacDonald, first; Annie Wilson, first.

Level 3 Elements Kari Trot, second; Kimberly Giesbrecht, third.

Senior Bronze Women Free Skate Shannon White, eighth.

Pre-Preliminary Women Free Skate Group 1 Annelise Engstrom, second.

Pre-Preliminary Women Group 2 Brianna Skarland-Garcia, first; Maigan DeVries, second; Kelly White, fifth; Melina Heck, seventh.

Pre-Novice Women Free Skate Raeanna Cowan, fourth.

Comments on these papers or any other issue relevant to the Coastal Ferry Act review can be e-mailed to info@bcferrycommission.com or mailed to BC Ferry Commission, RPO Hillside, Box 35119, Victoria BC, V8T 5G2. For further information on the review, please visit www.bcferrycommission. com. Deadline for comments or submissions is December 5, 2011.

Preliminary Women Group 1 Kiara Collinge, fifth.

Preliminary Women Free Skate Group 2 Jennifer Palmer, third.

Juvenile and Open Pairs Kiara Collinge and Mike Loudon, first.

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Artisans Faire this weekend The 29th annual Artisans Faire will be held at the Italian Canadian Hall, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Christmas craft fair is a treasure trove of handmade

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‘Bouquet’, a watercolour made up of broad brushstrokes in varying colours and opacities, is part of Karen Poirier’s exhibit ‘Lines and Rhymes’ at the Rollin Art Centre until Nov. 9.

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Join Haley Dwolinsky, Beverly Hintz, Margaret, Julian and Robert Growcott, Claudette Sjerven and Julia Turner at Char’s Landing for an afternoon of Celtic to classic music on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. This event is a fundraiser to help pay for a wheelchair ramp at Char’s Landing. Admission is by donation. As there is limited seating, please call 250-730-1636 to reserve.

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A banner year almost over A reminder to all banner artists that your banners are available, for a minimum donation of $25, for pickup at the Rollin Art Centre. Deadline for pickup is the end of November. If not picked up by deadline, all banners become the property of the Arrowsmith Rotary Club. The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council, home of the Rollin Art Centre.

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From/ 32 The time requirement placed demands on her family, who were supportive of her involvement, she said. And women had to be better than good to earn respect. “A majority of women who have been on council have been good,” she said. Only once did she not get a position because of her gender. “Someone didn’t want to work with a woman

think and you have to take the criticism along with the few thanks you get,” she said. Cutting your teeth on tough issues that require unpopular decisions isn’t a question of if, but of when. “You have to believe that the decisions you made were right,” Trumper said. “They’re not always right, and you have to live with that.”

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From/ 15 Carolyn Jasken posed separate questions to male and female candidates. She asked McRae and Douglas what decision they regretted most while on council. No decision stands out that is regretful, Douglas said. Making unpopular decisions goes with being an

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• Baked ham & scalloped potatoes or E-mail: coastcatering@hotmail.ca • Chicken cordon bleu Country Kitchen Hours: • Perogy casserole & smoky Open for Pick-Up Wednesday 2-6 pm • Stuffed roasted pork loin

778-421-4712

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

DAILY DRINK & FOOD SPECIALS

250-736-1782

4505 Gertrude St. 724-5050

4035 REDFORD ST.

FREE WIFI

HAVE YOUR STAFF PARTY AT OUR PLACE

SUNDAY BRUNCH Adults $11.95 per person Children (under 10) - $5.95 per child

95

14

per person

served from 4 p.m.

Barclay Hotel 4277 Stamp Ave. 250-724-7171

Dinner Buffet

WEEKEND DINNER BUFFET FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY Starting from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adults $15.95 per person Children (under 10) - $5.95 per child wheelchair accessible • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Book your party NOW OPEN 11:30 am 250-723-8862 • Harbour Quay

4pm-9pm

NOW OPEN

MONDAYS

(Fri. & Sat.)

Buffet Includes: Coffee & Green Tea

Buffet Available for Take-out

3981- 10th Ave. 250.723-1989 Open 7 Days a week

This Holiday Season, Leave The Cooking To Us....

STARTING FROM 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

$

(everyday except Sun.)

(Mon.-Thurs. & Sun.)

Coming Soon

FRIDAYNIGHTRIBS

“NO MSG” Lunch Buffet 11am-2pm $8.95 4pm-8pm $12.95

Air Conditioned

STAMPS CAFE

served with baked potato and caesar salad

OPEN

SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 AM  2:30 pm

Pick up a “Reserve a Bird” and celebrate at your home or office. Call us today to make your reservations

6 or more people $

17.95 per person

Your choice of: 3 starters 6 Entrees & 2 Desserts

250-723-2622 #100-3550 Johnston Rd

THE HOSPITALITY INN

250-723-8111

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Support “MOVEMBER” at Windsor Plywood

MOVEMBER

CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN’S HEALTH

Help the staff grow their moustaches for the month of November by coming in and donating for Prostate Cancer Research!

ALSO, during the month of November,, purchase a November

POWERSONIC

7 1/4”x 24 Tooth Blade FOR ONLY

3.79

$

(model #D25A1)

PAINTABLE WAINSCOTT

$1.00 will go towards Cancer Research!!

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Now 9.99

4’x8’ – reg. $29.99

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16”x96” reg. $14.49 $

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14 sq ft per package

reg. $15.99

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WHITE MELAMINE reg. $27.99

- 4x8x5/8” Sheet

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Edging and Edge Trimmer also available

WIRE SHELVING 12” Linen Shelf 16” Linen Shelf 20” Linen Shelf 12” Shelf & Rod 16” Shelf & Rod 12” Free Slide Shelf 16” Free Slide Shelf

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Valid Until December 1, 2011

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4740 Tebo Ave.

“Don’t forget we have all the odds and “ends” to help complete your job!!”

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