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Happy trails The original steward of the Log Train Trail hangs up his walking shoes.

Page 3 Where others saw overgrown railway beds, Frank Stini envisioned a trail system that would one day be the envy of Vancouver Island.

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Longtime trail advocate retires WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

and families using and enjoying it. ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS “It makes you feel like you really ocal resident accomplished Frank Stini something that will never forgets last,” he said. the day more than 20 Replacing Stini will years ago that he first be hard, said ACRD worked on the Log planner Mike Irg, who Train Trail. first met Stini in 1998. The trail used to “He’s one of the be a logging railway driving forces behind but ceased operation developing the trail in 1957. The brush, into the amenity that which had been kept people use now for trimmed and free of walking, marathons, the railroad tracks and cycling,” Irg said. had become long since “There’s always cars overgrown by the time parked along it.” Stini got to it in 1991. Stini’s and others’ “My daughter and I work has produced walked across it but a trail network that we got lost along the connects the city trail because it was so with the Inlet trail. overgrown,” Stini, 83, “Frank is one of those said. “We came back passionate, tireless with tools after and volunteers and he did that’s how that first a lot,” Irg said. day went.” Stini has Age hasn’t dulled worked closely Stini’s spirit. But with the Alberni time has slowly Environmental corroded the former Coalition for more millworker’s back and than 20 years. What he now suffers from you see is what you sharp lower back pain, get with Stini, Alberni forcing him to make Environmental WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS some changes. Coalition Stini is retiring from At the Alberni Environmental Coalition office Frank Stini shows one of several bridges he helped build along the Log Train Trail. spokesperson working on the trail to Maureen Sager said. which he has dedicated the last in Austria, then, did something he club. “He’s always been a pleasant, 20 years of his life. wanting to do more saw the next day. The club lacked trails to ride person to work with over the “I’m the kind of guy who likes with his life he set “It was sunny on and set to work finding ways past 20 years,” Sager said. “And working with people and not out for Canada in and clear the next to expand riding opportunities. he’s remained a very modest just watching people work but 1953 at the age of 25. day and I looked After the ACRD obtained a man.” Where others saw an now I can’t anymore,” Stini said He lived and out and saw Mount lease for the trail land from implacable, overgrown area that about retiring. worked in Toronto, Arrowsmith and the provincial department of was formerly used as a railway – Maureen Sager Mount Klitsa for Getting to this point has been Ont. for three years highways in 1991 Stini chose the Stini foresaw as a trail network a great walk along life’s trail for and then in 1957 the first time,” Stini 20-kilometre long area known used for recreation by people. the father of three. made his way west said. “I thought as The Grade to begin trail “Without Frank the trail likely Stini was born one of three to Vancouver. “There were a “Gosh, this is the place to be.” reclamation. wouldn’t exist today,” Sager children in Austria on Oct. 11, few Austrian guys who went to He started working in the “It was a railway so its gravel said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com 1928. Kimberly to work in the mines Somass Mill then moved to the base made it compact and Austria’s mountainous but I went to Vancouver,” Stini Plywood Mill where he would perfect place for horseback geography was plush with said. spend the next 31 years. riding,” he said. forests and lakes and wasn’t He got the urge to move again Along the way he met his late Moving a 50-foot long bridge by much different from that of and inquired about where the wife Ellie, who had lived in the hand and not a helicopter stands Western Canada. best place to find work was. same boarding home as him. out in Stini’s mind, as does But the geographic boundaries “They told me the best place to The two had three children, two the labour employed by young ◆ A CELEBRATION of Frank of the country rendered that find work was on the Island in of whom still live in the Alberni offenders through a program. Stini’s accomplishments is beauty compact. “Austria is Port Alberni and sure enough Valley. Ellie passed away eight “I see some of them today and being held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 beautiful but it’s so vast and I was hired right away,” Stini years ago. they still say “hello” to me,” at Chances RimRock Gaming so wild here and there is an said. Stini retired from the mill in Stini said. Centre’s Pacific Rim Room. The ocean,” Stini said. The first ride down the hump 1986 and, not one to spend his The trail was important event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. He learned the electrician into town on a rainy day stands time idly, he involved himself to Stini because it gave him The cover charge is $15. trade after completing school out in Stini’s mind, but so too with the ACRD and the horse enjoyment to see other people

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ew picture quality and better sound are ushering in a new era for movie-goers at the Paramount Theatre in Port Alberni. The theatre is the owner of a new Christie model digital movie projector, which Landmark Cinemas delivered to the venerable Argyle Street venue this week. More than 200 people were treated to the new picture and sound at a movie on Tuesday night. “You’re the first audience in the Valley to see a movie on the new projector,” Fournier said to the unsuspecting crowd. The picture quality and sound are second to none. “It’s the same as you’d find in Nanaimo theatres,” Fournier said. “We hope to keep more people here instead of having them go to movies there.” The new system also means that Port Alberni will get a better movie selection

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Paramount Theatre manager Scott Fournier runs the first movie shown using the theatre’s new digital film projector on Tuesday night.

‘It’s the same as you’d find in Nanaimo theatres.’ – Scott Fournier faster, Fournier said. The industry is moving away from film, which Fournier has used since he started with the Paramount 16 years ago. “Pretty soon they’ll stop making movies with film so the transition had to be made,” he said.

Seven large film reels had to be used just to show one movie. Now the same movie can be shown using a VHS cassettesize container. The Paramount is the last theatre on the Island to be outfitted with the new projector. Landmark outlets in Courtenay and Campbell River have already made the changeover. Fournier showed his last film movie on Monday night. “I’m excited that we’re going digital but it’s sad too that

it’s the end of an era,” Fournier said. “But you won’t see scratchy crackling film anymore.” Combined with the theatre’s new silver screen the theatre will have the versatility to bring in 3-D movies. The move has been in the works for more than a year and the projector was delivered to the theatre. “It weighed a tonne and took us a long time just to get it up the stairs and into the projector room,” Fournier said.

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The new automated garbage trucks will make their debut in the Alberni Valley next week, as Rollins Machinery Ltd. of Langley rolls at least one of them into town. The new garbage carts, though, are going to be delayed by a couple of weeks, meaning the new system of garbage pickup won’t happen by Nov. 7 as planned. Both the trucks and carts are coming from Rollins, which won both bids. The city has paid $562,000 for two automated arm trucks and another $493,000 for the garbage carts. Once the trucks arrive, the city’s public works mechanics will get a chance to go over any servicing issues. The sanitation staff

will also learn how to operate the automated arm, “which is like a video game joystick, basically,” public works superintendent Randy Fraser said. The trucks only require a single operator with the new system. The public will also have an opportunity to check out the new trucks in the coming weeks, he said. The new carts, manufactured by Schaefer and distributed by Rollins, weren’t ready in time, Rollins sales representative Grant McAuley said Wednesday. Fraser said the city should find out Monday when they can expect the carts. Once the new carts arrive, the public education process will begin, Fraser said. “We understand there’s going to be a

learning curve for everybody,” Fraser said. “We know 98 per cent is going to go fine; we know some glitches are going to happen.” Rollins will deliver 6,300 carts door-todoor inside the city limits over a twoweek period, leaving them at the curb or roadside. They will have an informational leaflet with the cart, Fraser said. The carts, which have wheels, will have to be left against the curb a certain way in order for the automated arm to dump the trash properly, he said. The new system will be handy for residents and safer for city staff, Fraser added. “Once this gets going...the carts will be great.”

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I like this book because it was funny when Dinorella saved the duke. And I liked the pictures. I also liked it because it was based on Cinderella. And I like dinosaurs. I didn’t like it because it Doris and Dora called Dinorella names. ~Olivia, 8th Ave. Elementary

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I liked this book because every part was funny. I like the book because there was a little bit of action at the end. I also liked this book because the characters were dinosaurs and I love dinosaurs. ~Tanner, 8th Ave. Elementary

Office equipment; misc tools; dirt bike; child’s ATV; computers; aluminum boat w/motor; motorcycle; etc.

The City will be conducting an auction at the Public Works Yard, 4150 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC commencing at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday the 29th day of October, 2011.

To be sold on an “as is, where is” basis. Cash or approved cheque only. Bidders must register. The City of Port Alberni assumes no liability whatsoever for the removal and/or future use of these items. No warranties or guarantees are offered or implied by the City of Port Alberni concerning this auction. All sold items must be removed by 4:00 Saturday the 29th. Auction items may be viewed in the morning from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the start of the auction. Sharon Janzen, Purchasing City of Port Alberni Telephone: 250 720 2847 Fax: 250 723 1022

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City leaves park in the dark SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

‘Better luck next time’ was the message city council delivered Tuesday to volunteers wanting to revitalize Weaver Park in the heart of Port Alberni’s downtown core. Brenda Patterson and Alita Johnson, who have spearheaded a grassroots committee of residents wanting to see a new playground and better use of Weaver Park (on the corner of Fifth Avenue and

Montrose), appeared before city council requesting some financial assistance with their project. The park is owned by the city and managed under the parks and recreation department, but volunteers are working on the project with department head Scott Kenny’s co-operation. In September the group unexpectedly won a $35,000 matching grant from Let Them Be Kids, a non-profit organization that assists community

groups to pay for park playgrounds. The only catch is they have to have the money spent and the park built by Dec. 31 or they lose the grant. The city is also requiring the group to put down more expensive rubber matting instead of wood chips as the play structure’s ground cover, to conform to similar structures at Harbour Quay and Klitsa ball fields. That has put tremendous pressure on the volunteers to raise more than $35,000 in weeks

instead of the months they anticipated, Patterson said. Kenny had already told the group in the summer that there is no money in his budget to make improvements to the park, but they were welcome to do their own fundraising. The deadline they have been given is unreasonable, he said, and they have been forced to do some aggressive fundraising as a result. In addition to the Let Them Be Kids funding, the group

also won a $1,000 grant from Shaw Cable and have applied for several more, including the Aviva Community Fund, a Coastal Community Credit Union grant, Safeway and Starbucks. However, they won’t find out until the end of the year whether they qualify for some of the grants, Patterson said. They have also approached local service clubs as well as the Port Alberni Toy Run and are waiting to hear back. Continued/ 15

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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

Time for city to step up TV stunts won’t solve court problems We sympathize with Port Alberni city council on the number of requests they must field for financial assistance each year. But when citizens who have stepped up to clean up their neighbourhood park are summarily dismissed, we find it incomprehensible. Neighbours wanting to revitalize Weaver Park approached the city for some advice in June. They found grants to apply for, including one from the non-profit Let Them Be Kids, which helps fund community playgrounds. The organization has never before accepted a proposal for Vancouver Island, but Weaver Park caught its eye BRENDA PATTERSON and it unexpectedly gave the committee a $35,000 matching funds grant—the final one given out for 2011. The only catch is the money has to be spent by Dec. 31. The grant caught the committee by surprise, and suddenly they are having to raise thousands of dollars in a very short period of time—to revitalize a park owned by the city. That the city would slam the cheque book shut for this community group after nary batting an eye at coughing up a $300,000 loan to the chamber of commerce earlier this year is mind-boggling. The chamber executive came to the city, proverbial cap in hand, saying they were short the $300,000 required to finish their visitors’ centre. They asked for a shortterm loan, which the city quickly granted. The Weaver Park committee is asking for less than $30,000, or 10 per cent of the chamber’s request, and they’re willing to continue fundraising to pay it back. Yet Coun. Hira Chopra says “there’s no way we could write you a cheque for $20,000.” Why not?

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ICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark handed her opponents more ammunition last week with her latest “ready, fire, aim” episode, calling for radio and TV coverage of Stanley Cup riot prosecutions. The day after this half-baked idea was announced, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond had to sign an executive order directing Crown prosecutors to ask judges for broadcast coverage. Prosecutors have enough trouble getting convictions in our stumbling, delayplagued court system without spending time on TV applications for minor cases. Bond referred reporters to the long list of conditions under which broadcasting may be done from court. In the unlikely event a judge consents to broadcast access, nothing

can be aired until at least two hours after a morning or afternoon session has been adjourned. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to witnesses to defendants, has a veto over their image or voice being broadcast. No accused people would consent to that. The rules are designed to fail. I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much to shame perpetrators as to show what a cosy little closed shop it is. I recently sat in on the plea-bargained sentence for James Roy Taylor, the former Fraser Health technology manager caught with his hand in the cookie jar for the second time. Crown and defence lawyers exchanged legalese barely above a whisper, congratulating each other for the elegance of the tap on the wrist they were giving Taylor for accepting multiple benefits in exchange for approving fraudulent invoices for a doctor supplying questionable electronic health services. Taylor

‘I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much to shame perpetrators as to show what a cosy little closed shop it is.’ has to do community service, pay back the lolly he admits accepting, and take a reduced pension on account of being fired as a crook. Poor fellow. Anyone who has sat in court for long sees the endless parade of adjournments and excuses that routinely substitute for progress. Years ago I publicized the efforts a pioneering group of youth court observers, ordinary citizens horrified by the sluggish pace of proceedings. Day after day they saw smirking teens watch lawyers compare schedules before heading off to lunch. Those citizens’ efforts led to a diversion program

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.

for first-time offenders to provide timely consequences for firsttime offenders. Don’t take it from me on the state of our courts. Gov. Gen. David Johnston, a law professor before being appointed the Queen’s representative in Canada, gave a speech in August in which he ripped lawyers for violating their social contract with the public with unacceptable delays. “We enjoy a monopoly to practise law,” Johnston told the Canadian Bar Association meeting. “In return, we are dutybound to serve our clients competently, to improve justice and to continuously create the good. That’s the deal.” As usual, the political debate is nearly sterile. The NDP wants more judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and courthouses. Pour more money in, just like the school and health systems, says the party that hasn’t had a new idea in 30 years. Bond did propose a new idea last week. Continued / 11

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Mailbag: Feedback on Stini, a meanie, an angel and money.

QUESTION of the week

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Are you in favour of the province’s new ‘smart card’ health card idea ?

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This week’s question: Should the city lend the Weaver Park group money to finish the park, provided they pay it back within a specific time period?

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Court system no place for criminals From / 10 Probation orders with conditions will soon be available for those charged with public drunkenness under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act rather than the Criminal Code. But they would still have to go to court. Perhaps the government could take a cue from their recent revision of impaired driving laws, giving police the

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ability to assess fines and impound vehicles on the spot. Perhaps by the time the next big drunken riot starts to brew, cops would actually be able to offer consequences. Going around the court system is their best bet these days. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

To the editor, On Oct. 18 there will be a celebration of Frank Stini’s retirement. This is an opportunity for our community to celebrate the many years of commitment and hard work that Frank has given in regard to the Log Train Trail. Frank had the vision, the motivation, the energy, the know how, the love of the out doors and the leadership ability to create and develop the Log Train Trail. The trail is a great accomplishment for our community. It has been part of the inspiration for the magnificent system of trails that we are now developing. It is the basis for a vast network of outdoor activities which will serve both our community and our visitors for many years to come. Please come out and celebrate Frank’s leadership in our community from 5:307:30 p.m. in the Pacific Rim Room at Chances Rim Rock. The $15 cover includes appies as well as coffee and tea. A no-host bar will be

available. If you have any pictures of your experiences on the trail which you would like to have included in a slide show at the celebration, please send them to djmayba@telus.net. John Mayba, Port Alberni

Don Cherry called out To the editor, I was delighted to see, finally, a good slap on the ego of rambling, blathering Don Cherry for his recent tirade about NHL tough guys. One of them, Stu Grimson, said Cherry might have gone too far in suggesting that NHL fighters turn to alchohol and drugs after their pro careers, and that they were “a bunch of pukes and hypocrites.” Grimson, the “Grim Reaper” said about Cherry’s name calling: “He’s edging ever closer to the line, and when he steps over it the CBC will decide it’s time to shut the senile old uncle down.” To someone of Cherry’s intelligence it is absurd that he would try to denigrate a man of Grimson’s intellectual calibre. I knew Stu Grimson

very well. He billeted with my two children and I when he played for the WHL Regina Pats in the mid ‘80’s. And a few years later he asked me, and I gladly agreed to be master of ceremonies at Pam and Stu’s wedding reception at the Saint Charles Club in Winnipeg. After his major junior career, Stu attended University of Winnipeg where he received a degree in economics. During and after a lengthy career in the NHL he acquired a law degree at the University of Memphis and is now a practicing attorney in Tennessee. With these credentials, I think it reasonable to conclude that Stu is a lot brighter than Don Cherry and is correct in his prediction that CBC is on the verge of “shutting the old uncle down”. Harold Hamilton, Port Alberni

Funds raised by an angel To the editor, Angel’s Variety Fundraising Blitz Day raised $750 for Variety’s Kids. Angel also sold many Love Hats and took at least 15 orders

for more of them, which she’s already knitting. The kids at B.C. Childrens’ Hospital Oncology Unit will be very pleased to receive their hats by Angel. Thank you to everyone that helped to support this event, by making a donation or by baking for the bake sale. Big thanks go out to Quality Foods, Taylor’s Flowers, The Bank of Montreal and The Alberni Valley Bulldogs for their generosity. We thank each of you for your help in pulling this successful event together. Angel will continue her fundraising efforts during the month of October as she strives to reach her goal of raising $100,000 for Variety The Chíldren’s Charity. Angel will be collecting coin donations, selling Angel’s Celebrity Charity Cookbooks and Love Hats at Walmart every Saturday afternoon this month, from 12-4 p.m. She can also be found bagging groceries at Quality Foods for donations several afternoons per week.

In addition, the Heroes With Hearts Campaign is set to run from Monday Oct. 17 until Friday Oct. 21. Local heroes and celebrities will be helping Angel to bag groceries for donations at Quality Foods from 4-6 p.m. daily. Please let us know if you are able to come out to help Angel bag groceries for donations. Angel and Cheryl Magnussen, Port Alberni

The alternative to money To the editor, With a mere 600 days to the next election, not only is the NDP unveiling our brand new website, Adrian Dix is ready to provide an alternative right now. (Dix) has sent me, a personal invitation to “Make a generous donation right now”. Wow. Talk about flexible. I’m given the option of donating $5,000 or signing up to volunteer. As for mass participation, the last burst of this we see may well be the scramble for the few places in the lifeboats.

William Perry, Victoria, B.C.

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Licencing fees going up in city Business licences in Port Alberni are going to cost 10 per cent more in January 2012. Costs range from $120 to $2,000 (for escort services), with the bulk of licences costing around $120, city planner Scott Smith said. The increase would see the licences range from $132 to $2,200. The proposed increase will generate an additional $13,200 for the city in 2012. Coun. Jack McLeman asked whether there had been any feedback from the business community, but Smith said the time to discuss the issue was last January when the city was setting its 2011-2015 Financial Plan.

AQC makes bid for exchange The Air Quality Council hopes to conduct another woodstove exchange in 2011-2012, chairperson Bernadette Wyton said. In 2009-2010 the council saw 100 stoves exchanged—the most successful exchange program in the province, she said. This year the council is bidding for financial assistance for 70 stoves. The City of Port Alberni and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District have both written letters of support.

Last chance to talk transit The public has one final chance to talk about transit in Port Alberni with a series of open houses on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Echo Centre. A table will be set up in the lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The general public can then have their say from 12:30–2:30 p.m. or 5:30–7:30 p.m. Proposed changes are also available online at bctransit.com.

No more city grants-in-aid The City of Port Alberni has replaced its grantsin-aid program with a community investment program for not-for-profit organizations. A workshop is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 23, with time and location to be announced later.

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Cleanup work at Shell Canada site begins Remediation work has already begun on the site vacated in 2008 by Columbia Fuels at Harbour Quay. The property, owned by Shell Canada, used to house

a fuel tank farm and has been vacant for three years. The plan is to excavate the contaminated material on the site and dispose of

it at a facility in Cumberland, city engineer Guy Cicon said. Ground water monitoring of the site has been conducted for a number of

years, and Cicon said it can take a company “a long time” to determine what contaminants are present and figure out how to remove it. Shell has moved

quickly, he added. The news prompted city council to try and light a fire under the powers that be at Esso, who have left a piece of prime waterfront property

City cash a no-go From/ 9 Council denied a grant-in-aid request by the Weaver Park group as the process has changed and applications for the new community investment program won’t be taken until January 2012. Coun. Cindy Solda said there are other parks that need upgrades too and the parks and rec department should prioritize fairly. Coun. Kenn Whiteman thanked committee members for their efforts. “We can make it happen, but it might take longer than you hoped,” he said. Coun. Hira Chopra said the city cannot help the group. “Our budget is done and there’s no way we could write you a cheque for $20,000,” he said. “Don’t give up; apply next year for those grants. Keep up the good work, but you have to wait until next year.” The Kinsmen have donated $1,000 to the Weaver Park fund, the Kinettes donated $500 and LA Marine handed over a cheque for $200, Patterson said. For more information or for people wishing to make private donations, please go online to www. portalberni.ltbk.ca. The city is issuing tax receipts for certain donations. Volunteers are also needed for the build day on Saturday, Nov. 12. Information about signing up is available at the website listed above. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Work has begun on cleaning up the site of an apartment fire on Athol Street at Fourth Avenue in Port Alberni.

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lot will be cleared within a few weeks. He earlier speculated the job would cost $250,000 to do. More than 50 people lost their homes and possessions after fire ripped through the Athol Street apartment complex in late May. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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opposes burning From/ 4 The Dalhousie assessment, which was prepared for the Nova Scotia Minister of Environment and Labour, used the process at Norske Canada’s (now Catalyst Paper) mill in Port Alberni as an example of how air emission control devices are used in the burning of used tires as an alternative energy source. A pulp and paper mill in western Newfoundland last January dropped plans to burn used tires for fuel. The proposal to test burn some of the province’s stockpile of used tires was met with public opposition. Lehigh Northwest Cement in Delta has used recycled tires as a fuel supplement since 1994.

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The 29th annual Artisans Faire will be held at the Italian Canadian Hall, 4065 Sixth Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10–5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11

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Check out ‘new’ Capitol Theatre Portal Players Dramatic Society will hold an open house at the Capitol Theatre this Saturday, Oct. 15. Special guests for the evening will be members of the Warren family, which owned the theatre for 50 years. Seventy-five years after it was first opened, the Capitol

Theatre remains standing as a vibrant community asset in the Alberni Valley. The theatre society invites the community to rediscover the theatre, tour the facility, and meet the Warren family who will be unveiling a commemorative plaque and permanent display of

photographs. Tours will begin at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Portal Players members. Visitors will see areas that are usually closed to the public like the backstage, the green room, and the mysterious attic. The free tours and events in the theatre are open to all ages.

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Local businesses did their part to support the family of teenager Keegan Van Dyk who died of cancer on Thursday morning. Keegan’s dad, Matt attended the fundraisers on behalf of his son. Above, Kim MacDonald (centre) of Alberni Colour Corner shaved her head to raise $1,000 while Cheryl MacDonald (right) wrote a poem. Top right, Bonnie Dallyn lost her locks at the Westwind Pub, raising $1,963.50. Supporting Bonnie were pirate friends Sherrill Lasenba and Kim Blake. Thank you Keegan for bringing us all together. Kim Francoeur of the SPCA holds this little darling 7 year old terrier mix female. Bobbi is up for adoption and would like a nice quiet home to live in and she offers lots of love.

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October is Community Living Month and was ofÀcially declared on Thursday October 6 in chambers at City Hall by Mayor Ken McRae. From left to right are Karen Webb of Citizen Advocacy, Jaclyn Koning of C.L.B.C., Pam Fletcher of Community Living B.C., McRae, Domonic Rockall of P.A.A.C.L. and Karen Freethy of Parks and Recreation. Come to Glenwood on Oct. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. for a FREE evening of fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the concession will go to Operation Track Shoes.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #293 presented their annual bursaries and scholarships on Saturday afternoon at their Somass Location and followed with a tea done by their Auxiliary. Standing from left to right are Tyler Onyschtschuk, Andrew Baird, Taylor Faris and Carman Lipscombe. Seated from left to right are Nicole Depp, Jesse York and Carly Watson.

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SPORTS Bulldogs make some moves The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have made a small flurry of player moves. The Bulldogs acquired Walker Hyland, a five foot 11 inch, 180-pound defenseman, from the Texas Tornadoes of the NAHL. Hyland played 57 games with the Tornadoes last season, notching 12 goals, 23 assists and 99 penalty minutes, and was in the lineup with the Bulldogs against Powell River last Friday. Bulldogs goalie Adam Todd was recalled by the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. He’s been replaced by Penticton’s Adam Harris, who played with the Quesnel Millionaires of the BCHL. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs were at work in last week’s BCHL affiliate draft. The team drafted Chase Lang, a five foot 11 inch tall, 180pound forward, from

the North Island Silvertips. They also drafted Alec Dillon, a six foot one inch tall, 160-pound goalie, from the South Island Thunderbirds of the B.C. Major Midget League. With additions come subtractions though. The Bulldogs have released Steven Saretsky. ICE CHIPS... The 3-3 Bulldogs play a road doubleheader this weekend. They first face the 4-1 Surrey Eagles at the South Surrey Arena on Friday. And on Saturday, they face the 2-5 Langley Rivermen at the Langley Events Centre. The Bulldogs lost 4-1 to the Powell River Kings last Friday and played the Cowichan Valley Capitals to a 5-5 tie on Saturday.

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A high school PE course emphasizing basketball skills keeps students physically active while upping their game at the same time, instructor Nick Seredick said. PE 11 with a basketball emphasis is running as an elective course for credit at Alberni District Secondary School for the first time. The course is being taught daily at the Alberni Athletic Hall until January. The 23 boys and girls who are enrolled in the course learn ball handling, shooting, passing, defense, as well as conditioning and team work. “It’s like a week-long basketball camp but for a whole semester,” Seredick said.

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PE 10 first, it’s a mandatory course and we don’t want to interfere with that,” Seredick said. “We have a couple of Grade 10 kids but they’ve scheduled PE 10 for next term.” Part of the course will see students donate their time to go into elementary schools to give an introduction of the game.“It’s a way of giving back to the community and to pique the interest of the next generation of players,” Seredick said. The athletic hall society allowed the gym to be used for the course. Canadian Tire stepped up by contributing two new hoops to the hall that now makes it possible for players to practise on six hoops and to play cross-court.

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ADSS junior boys player Aaron Han starts a drill at the high school field last Wednesay.

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The soccer season at Alberni District Secondary School is at the mid-point and the junior boys squad is aiming for a berth in the North Island Championships. More than 20 players have been practising twice a week since the third week of September. The team competes in the North-North Island league with eight other teams from Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and Powell River. The team has played five games out of seven on the season and are 2-1-2 so far, with defeats coming from Mark Isfeld and Carihi. “If we played Isfeld again it would be a different game now,” head coach Neil Anderson said. There are no standouts on the team, but the players play

as a team and make the most of what they have, Anderson said about team strengths. Molding them into a team has been the greatest challenge. “We almost didn’t have enough players at the start of the year,” Anderson said. “They’re clicking now that we have the bodies.” Three international students from Korea are on the roster. “Their skill level is on par with where the other players are at,” Anderson said. The language barrier with the Korean students was an initial challenge. The students are observant and mimicked other players during drills. “But their English is getting better now,” Anderson said. The team last played on Tuesday against Mark Isfeld. They play again Tuesday, Oct. 18 against Campbell River’s Phoenix Highschool.

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The Lemare Group is currently seeking an Executive Assistant with excellent verbal and written communication skills to support one of the principle owners. Primary duties of this position include managing calendars, coordinating travel arrangements, preparing and insuring that required documents and other materials are provided in advance of meetings. An advanced proďŹ ciency in Microsoft OfďŹ ce applications including Word and Excel is required, as well as excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple conďŹ dential and important responsibilities simultaneously. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Applicant must be willing to relocate to Port McNeill, Vancouver Island. Please fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca.

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Pipin’ hot art, music on tap Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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Doors are open at the Capitol Come help the Capitol Theatre celebrate 75 years in the Alberni Valley. Portal Players Dramatic Society, which runs the Capitol Theatre, will hold an open house this Saturday, Oct. 15. Tours of the theatre begin at 6:30 p.m. Come see areas that have been undiscovered by the public: backstage, the green room, costume room and the mysterious attic! Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with special guests, the family of Harold Warren, the

Thank You Port Alberni!! On Monday October 3rd we opened our doors at 4850 Beaver Creek Rd I would like to thank the people of Port Alberni for a wonderful welcome to your city. We look forward to many years of serving you. We invite you to visit us for the best Southern Bar-B-Q in Canada I also want to congratulate our local franchise owner Esther Jackway for a successful opening. As well to the employees who have already demonstrated that we made the right choices in our hiring process.

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