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◆ COVER STORY

Tseshaht ‘going home’ to canoe roots ‘The whole essence in getting in one canoe is important to the community.’

AVIVA: | First Nation appeals to fund for aid in canoe project. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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nce a seafaring tribe with its origins in Benson Island in the Broken Group, the Tseshaht First Nation has, over the centuries, become landlocked. Two grassroots organizations are hoping to change that. Tseshaht Ahp cii uk and Tseshaht Recreation have proposed a return to the tradition of journeying in ocean-going cedar canoes with the carving of a 30-foot canoe and the construction of an accompanying shed. The organizations have jointly applied for up to $150,000 in grant money from the Aviva Community Fund, which will award a million dollars to worthy projects across Canada. Both Anne Robinson, co-ordinator of the non-

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Tseshaht paddlers participate with their own canoe in the final leg of the Pulling Together canoe journey last July.

profit society Ahp cii uk, and Tyrone Marshall, co-ordinator of Tseshaht Recreation, who are spearheading the project, hope a return to the canoe culture will reinforce family ties and inter-tribal relationships important to a healthy First Nations community. The idea of building a cedar canoe cropped up two years ago, when Ahp cii uk members began

talking about how they could improve life for Tseshaht community members. Back then no one was interested in championing the idea, so it was set aside. However, it was never forgotten. “The whole essence in getting in one canoe is important to the community,” Robinson said. “It’s getting together and moving together; bringing

balance to the community. “Our community wants to ‘Go Home’ by our traditional means, to the Broken Group Islands,” she wrote in her proposal to the Aviva Community Fund. “We want to be able to carve more canoes into the future and to be fully represented as a tribe in future northwest coast canoe gatherings such as Tribal Journeys.” “The idea is we

reconnect with our home land,” Marshall said. “A 30-foot cedar canoe would make that connection stronger.” Marshall is the Tseshaht Recreation co-ordinator and a youth worker too. Last July he paddled with the Tseshaht team in Pulling Together, the canoe journey that saw more than a dozen canoes paddle up the Alberni Inlet from Tofino to

Clutesi Haven Marina. The Tseshaht purchased a fibreglass canoe for the journey, but discovered it wasn’t suitable for ocean voyages. They instead borrowed a canoe from the Hupacasath First Nation’s defunct Chookwa Ventures, and left the fibreglass canoe for the community to use. Marshall said his idea for the canoe “was answering the call from people wanting to go out on the water. “People wanted a different way to exercise or a different way to be on the water besides fishing.” Continued / 12

◆ MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Mayoral candidates reveal individual election platforms Jen Fisher-Bradley Jen Fisher-Bradley, 57, is a mother and a grandmother. Of Irish-Burmese heritage, she came to Canada from Britain at age 2. A passionate Vancouver Islander for 40 years, Fisher-Bradley’s experiences range from canoeing Clayoquot Sound, being a single mother, an entrepreneur, and a human rights activist. She and her partner Stephen bought a house in Port Alberni in 2004. “We are committed to helping our town make the most of its incredible location,” says Fisher-Bradley. She founded the Women’s Food and Water Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to food and water security on Vancouver Island. Please see ‘Food’ / 8

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John Douglas has spent the past three years as a city councillor in Port Alberni. He grew up in Campbell River, the youngest of three children, then moved to Vancouver where he trained as a paramedic. Douglas moved back to Port Alberni in 2004 and is now married with a family. Douglas decided to run for mayor because he believes he can lead necessary change. “I’d like to make our council more proactive through change, and less reactive,” he said. Three key points he sees to achieving this are to strengthen post-secondary education, extend community development aimed at seniors, and invest in health care. Please see ‘Education’ / 8

Incumbent Ken McRae was elected mayor of Port Alberni in 2001, after serving two years on council. Prior to that he had considerable public and private sector experience with the BC Assessment Authority, as president of the labour council and the Paperworkers’ Council executive. This experience has ultimately helped him in his role as mayor, he said. Since becoming mayor he has represented the people of Port Alberni on the Rail Corridor Foundation, the Upnit Power Corporation Board and the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICE-T) board. “I am proud of the work the councils I have been part of have achieved over the past decade,” he said. Please see ‘McRae’ / 8


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No excuse not to vote: ADSS students SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Students in Anne Ostwald’s Civic Studies 11 class have come up with an edgy campaign urging adults to vote in the upcoming municipal election. On Monday the class walked door to door to businesses in the Third Avenue and Argyle Street corridor asking them to put up posters proclaiming, “If voting doesn’t matter to you, then clothes shouldn’t either”, with information on voting day. The posters were the first phase of the class’s campaign designed to improve the dismal voter turnout that occurred during the 2008 election. “The kids are educating the students,” Ostwald said of the rest of Alberni District Secondary School.

‘Even though we can’t vote, other people can but they don’t.’ – Cody Zaleschuk She is hoping a link will be available on the school’s website; a banner has been made, and students are taking T-shirt orders from anyone who wants to help promote their message. Ostwald involved her class—which studies various levels of government and how they work—in the last federal election, and said it was natural to do the same for the municipal election. The Civic Studies class came up with the slogan, then she approached her Arts Foundations 12 class to come up with a poster. Megan

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Miriam Barkhoff, left, Nick Klint and Cody Zaleschuk, from the Civics 11 class at Alberni District Secondary School, put up posters on Third Avenue Monday morning urging people to vote in the Nov. 19 civic election.

Koivunen won the art competition, and the school approved the campaign, Ostwald said. The students have also planned an all

candidates meeting for Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 9–10 a.m. at the ADSS Auditorium. They have prepared six questions and will ask one question

of each candidate. Although the public is invited to the meeting, it is a student-led event, she said. The kicker to this project, of course,

is that none of the students are old enough to vote. So why are they bothering? “It’s going to be our future,” Nick Klint said. “We want (people) to vote so our kids can live better in the future. It’s better to have a town that’s more caring and to have a leader that’s not chosen just by a few people.” The students are taking the message back to their parents and hoping to spread it to others of legal voting age. “Even though we can’t vote, lots of other people can but they don’t,” Cody Zaleschuk said. The whole election experience has been of interest to German exchange student Miriam Barkhoff. She hails from the city of Essen (near Dusseldorf on the west side of Germany), population 600,000. In the last

election held in Essen, voter participation stood at 50 per cent. Barkhoff said the differences in how elections are regarded in Essen compared to here is evident.

Free buses election day The Civics 11 class has successfully lobbied city council to provide free busing for voters on election day, Saturday, Nov. 19. People 18 years and older will be able to ride the bus for no charge to get to Glenwood Centre to vote anytime between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on that day. The students also received permission to hang banner on 10th Avenue, which will be a version of Koivunen’s artwork and the voting slogan. General voting takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Glenwood Centre.

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Second opportunity for all candidates WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The public will have a second chance to address candidates vying for Port Alberni city council seats leading up to the Nov. 19 election. The Port Alberni District Labour Council has planned a ‘Meet and Greet’ with mayor and council candidates for Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7–9 p.m. at the Steelworkers Hall on Montrose Street. Each candidate will have two minutes to address the audience after which they’ll retreat to tables set up around the hall where they’ll answer audience questions. This event will be in addition to a “mayoral candidates only” debate that was to take place at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday night. A sense of duty to the public moved the labour council to organize another forum after the event at the theatre was

‘We just couldn’t accommodate 23 people on the stage at once.’ – Mike Carter pared down, PADLC treasurer Leslie Walerius said. “We just had to do something so that candidates would have an opportunity to speak to the public,” Walerius said. The hall holds approximately 125 people. “I hope we get a full house,” she said. Thursday’s forum was originally going to be split in order to accommodate the four mayoral and 19 city council candidates, but now only a mayoral forum is being held, Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce president Mike Carter said. “We just couldn’t accommodate 23 people on the stage at once,” he explained.

“The night would be over after just three questions from the floor.” Also complicating the forum is that there is a set nailed to the theatre stage that can’t be moved, Carter said. The idea of a second council candidates forum on Friday, Oct. 28 was tossed around but the theatre wasn’t available, he added. The chamber has hosted an all candidates forum every civic election for as long as he could remember, Carter said. Students in the Civics 11 class at Alberni District Secondary School are also hosting an all candidates meeting, on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 9–10 a.m. at the ADSS Auditorium. Students will ask candidates one of six prepared questions and candidates will have 90 seconds to respond, teacher Anne Ostwald said. Members of the public are welcome.

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Tsunami stories to go online Labour council names choices

CULTURE: | Video project possible through grant.

ELECTION: | McRae, Chopra, McLeman on list

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A group of students from Alberni District Secondary School will help create a video exhibit of the Port Alberni tsunami of 1964 for the Virtual Museum of Canada. Dylan Clarke, Courtland Thibodeau, Haley Dwolinsky and Rhea Lauzon will work with Nancy Wilmot and Darren Evans of Double Steep Productions to create the exhibit on behalf of the Alberni Valley Museum. They’re able to do the work thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Canadian Heritage Information Network, said Rondi Shanks, acting education curator at the museum. “It’s kind of exciting because it’s going to put Port Alberni on the map,” Shanks said. The students

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Nancy Wilmot, centre, of Double Steep Productions, will work with Alberni District Secondary School students Rhea Lauzon, left, Cortland Thibodeau, Dylan Clarke and Haley Dwolinsky to create an online exhibit of the 1964 Port Alberni tsunami for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

learned about the project through their career counsellor. Each was selected for a different skill set: Lauzon is a graphic artist and is good with computers; Dwolinsky will conduct the interviews and

help with research; Thibodeau is efficient with filming and editing; and Clarke, who intends to pursue journalism, is the writer in the group. They will earn four Grade 12 credits for participating. Wilmot and Evans

offered to work with the students and film the interviews for the virtual exhibit. “They’re (students) going to do all the pre-interviews and decide which ones we should tape,” Wilmot said. The students will also assist Wilmot

and Evans during the actual interviews and will have a hand in post-production too. The students hope to have their end of the project finished by February, while the virtual exhibit has to be submitted by April. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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The civic election is weeks away and one Alberni labour group has already thrown its support behind specific candidates. The Port Alberni District Labour Council has selected candidates in both the city and Alberni Clayoquot Regional District races. For the city, the council is supporting Ken McRae for mayor and Jack McLeman, Hira Chopra, Bill Randles, Richard Pesik, and Myron Jespersen. Of them, McRae, McLeman, Randles and Pesik are or were members of the labour council. “They have values consistent with the labour council’s,”

labour council spokesperson Leslie Walerius said. The council is also supporting incumbent Patty Edwards’ bid for the Beaver Creek seat on the ACRD. Edwards is vying for the Beaver creek seats against Colin McLeman and John McNabb. In Sproat Lake, Penny Cote is in a race against Derek Appleton to represent their area. The labour council isn’t endorsing either candidate though. “Sproat Lake didn’t ask us for an endorsement,” Walerius said. The labour council represents the interests of organized labour in the Alberni Valley and lobbies for such issues as raw logs, pensions, living wages and water. The council’s membership is made up of the various unions in the Valley.

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Hub City’s social media thriving WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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blind venture into using social networking as a tool has turned into a success for the City of Nanaimo. A staffer in Nanaimo opened a Facebook page for the city two years ago as a way to connect with residents who were already active on social networking sites. Last week the city’s Facebook page surpassed the 4,000member mark. “We started not quite knowing what we were getting into and it slowly built into a very powerful tool,” city senior application analyst Jason Birch said. The city employs a Facebook page, Twitter and Youtube to connect with the public. Twitter is active and questions are almost immediately responded to. The sites are used to showcase city initiatives, remind people about municipal tax deadlines, inform citizens about public works projects and promote parks and rec programs. And recently a contest was held that saw the parks and recreation department post three pictures on its Facebook page, with the public voting

‘...it (social media) slowly built into a powerful tool.’ – Jason Birch on one for the cover of the department’s fall active living guide. The city’s Parks and Recreation department also uses Youtube for its initiatives, Birch said. The city still employs traditional communications methods such as press releases, newspaper inserts, and city website updates. The communication is the same but the difference is immediacy. “This takes place where a lot of citizens are,” Birch said. “People respond to questions and communicate with each other, it’s another way of communication.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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Alberni economic development manager Pat Deakin hopes the city of Port Alberni can cash in on Facebook face time.

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new initiative by the city will use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help combat negative perceptions about Port Alberni, city economic development manager Pat Deakin said. Deakin made the pitch to councillors at their Monday meeting. The $50,000 contract is being underwritten with funds allocated earlier this year for the city’s ‘Face of Alberni’ campaign. The six-month contract will be put out within the next two weeks and local firms will have a chance to bid on the work, Deakin said. The initiative is being undertaken to help address the

‘I realized that we’re behind other municipalities.’ – Pat Deakin Valley’s image issues, as well as to provide a way for people to have input into the city’s economic development strategy, Deakin said. The negative image of Port Alberni that Deakin hears constantly is that the city lacks sophistication, has an economy that is too resource dependent and that its population growth has stagnated. Banking institutions are aware of the images and that in turn limits interest in investment opportunities, Deakin added.

A request for proposals for the project was issued last summer. Deakin received replies from three television stations and three social media outlets. The networks proposed using television commercials shown during times when a particular demographic was watching them. The commercials had a limited shelf life and didn’t leave a lasting impression, Deakin said. The social media firms suggested that an investment would forensically target an audience, reach a wider demographic than television and would be more versatile. The downside is that using social media requires a person dedicated to managing it. Deakin showcased

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the proposals internally with city staff but never came to a conclusion about what direction to take. But discussions with counterparts from other cities and opening his own Facebook page — which quickly filled with contacts and discussion — prompted him to pursue the social media option. “I realized that we’re behind other municipalities in adopting social media,” Deakin said. City manager of information services Jeff Pelech addressed council after Coun. Cindy Solda questioned the project, saying that it would attract naysayers. The city needs to have some presence on social media because that’s where droves of people

are communicating, Pelech said. The largest growing demographic joining social media is senior citizens, he added. “It’s there whether or not we’re involved in it; the rest of the world is there,” he said. “People are talking about us whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin.” As for naysayers participating, Pellech said that other municipalities dedicate staff that monitor social networking sites and steer the flow of conversation. Councillors agreed that the conversation generated in this initiative has to be controlled and a positive spin put on it, but only to a point. “We like to debate,” Mayor Ken McRae said.

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◆ MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Food security a real concern Lack of city action spurs Gaiga ‘Fisher-Bradley’ from 3 She also spearheaded the city’s climate change committee. “I have several years’ experience interacting with many of the city’s department heads, through inquiries and outreach for Women’s Food and Water Initiative,” she said. Fisher-Bradley stands for a sustainable Port Alberni. She campaigned to bring Safe Harbour – Respect for All diversity training to Port Alberni.

“Systemic discrimination is holding us back,” she said. “I will lobby the B.C. government for direct democracy and implement digitally-recorded council meetings, archived on Internet. I will record and post to my website, monthly expenses, and a log of who I meet with.” Fisher-Bradley views the science of climate change in the context of a fragile global economy. The secret to winning the battle against climate change,

she says, is transitioning from forestry to farming. Several factors played into her decision to run for mayor in the 2011 civic election, especially talk of the aluminum smelter in 2005 and the handling of public consultation on the new high school location in 2008. A local poll showing 46 per cent of people saying yes, they are concerned about food security in a changing global climate was another factor in her decision to run.

‘Gaiga’ from 3 “Council’s refusal to support these important issues determined my decision to run for mayor and be part of the decision making process,” she said. “Port Alberni has reached a critical point in its evolution and we are at a crossroad. This election is a real opportunity to focus on a new direction.” As a self-employed executive search recruiter working with several municipal governments across B.C., Gaiga believes

this is one of the greatest assets she has to offer. She believes implementation of traditional governance, improved communications internally and externally, transparent and efficient operations will give rise to strong accountability. “Once governance and communications are improved and a comprehensive operational audit is complete, only then will we be able to promote Port Alberni and attract potential investors,” she

said. Gaiga’s goal in her mayoral candidacy is to diversify the economy, create job opportunities, especially for youth and to establish less tax dependency on heavy industry. “I will make this vision a reality by using my extensive sales, marketing and municipal experience and knowledge,” she said. “I pledge to listen and work with all the people of Port Alberni. We can restore the pride that once existed in all of us.”

Education, health care big drivers McRae runs on track record ‘Douglas’ from 3 All three points meld naturally into one another, he said. He would like to see a broader post-secondary curriculum offered in Port Alberni; giving students the ability to take more first-year courses at home, for example in the nursing program, before they are forced to move away to finish their education. While seniors are already well served in the Alberni Valley, Douglas would like to see

those services extended “so people living in the community will feel comfortable moving into seniors facilities and not have to move out of town to get the kind of facility they want,” he said. Health care improvements would include a CT scan machine available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which would in turn allow West Coast General Hospital to better treat stroke patients. A walk-in clinic would

relieve the burden of the emergency department at WCGHospital, he added. Also important to consider in a proactive community are economic diversification, tourism and beautification — “making our community more beautiful so people look forward and enjoy their time here.” Douglas also has plans on how to revamp council itself. He would implement an annual goal setting and achievement review within council.

‘McRae’ from 3 “In particular our fair handling of the industrial tax situation, the improvements made to city infrastructure and the progress we have made toward diversification of our economy.” The economic challenges that North America faces in the next few years are likely to filter down to Port Alberni in the form of continued downloading from higher levels of government and as pressure on the

local job base, McRae said. “While the city has limited tools, I will ensure that we continue to provide, or encourage the provision by others, of physical, educational and intellectual infrastructure,” he said. McRae said ultimately, he and the city’s economic development staff will work with industry, the educational sector and provincial initiatives to encourage new courses and research partnerships, new seafood

catching and processing opportunities. If re-elected, McRae would also like to see the city do all it can to assist sports, heritage and cultural, adventure and sports fishing tourism. McRae said in the next three years he’d like the opportunity to complete the Fisherman’s Harbour improvement project, find a new owner and uses for the Argyle Street post office and make the district energy project a reality.

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manufacturing versatility would fit nicely in the Valley. The centre would also be consistent with Woodtech 21’s mission, namely to create a full integrated, regionally sustainable forest industry in the Valley. And it could piggyback pilot community projects under the provincial B.C. Jobs Initiative if the Valley gets one. “I see an opportunity to bring players together,� Trumper said. Time is of the essence and council needs to manoeuvre



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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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Boat missed on shipbuilding It’s a long road to ‘community’ living A promising shipbuilding contract for $8 billion won by Vancouver’s Seaspan Marine last week will most certainly benefit Nanaimo Shipyards and its divisions, like Alberni Engineering. Tasked with building seven non-combat coast guard and Fisheries and Oceans vessels, Seaspan will have its hands full completing the contract and Nanaimo Shipyards has put itself in a strong position to sub-contract some of the work and maintenance on the current fleet. Ron van Wachem, Nanaimo Shipyard’s president, said it could mean at least 100 wellpaying jobs, including skilled labour and management positions. After three years of economic uncertainty, this is one of the brightest economic lights the city has seen since Harmac refired its pulp lines. So where is the city’s new Economic Development Corporation? Created and tasked with the intent to improve Nanaimo’s economic future, the corporation missed the boat. Despite the EDC having a board of directors for almost a year, Nanaimo Shipyards hasn’t received a single phone call in the past few days from a corporation representative or the mayor’s office to determine how they can work together to produce a skilled workforce, or how the city can help in any way. In the year-long request for proposals, there was a similar silence from the city. If we want true economic development in this city and not just rhetoric, we need to get the people who were put in the positions of responsibility involved in the process. Moving economic improvement off the drawing board requires action to help guide Nanaimo’s ship into port – and so far that hasn’t happened. — Nanaimo News Bulletin

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ICTORIA – My first glimpse of B.C.’s care system for developmentally disabled people was as a teen in the early 1970s. My grandfather brought me to his workplace, Tranquille “school.” The Kamloops institution that began life as a tuberculosis sanitorium in 1907 was by then converted to warehouse a different group of society’s outcasts. Ambulatory inmatepatients wearing locked-on football helmets wandered the courtyard of a sprawling prisonhospital complex that featured its own fire station. Tranquille would hit the headlines a decade later, when Human Resources Minister Grace McCarthy announced that she was enacting a plan, years in the making, to close such places. Tranquille, with

323 inmate-patients and 675 staff, would be first. A 1983 newspaper report captured the mood: “Mentally retarded persons in institutions must not be ‘dumped back on the doorstep of their natural families’ when these institutions are closed, the executive director of the B.C. Association for the Mentally Retarded warned Monday.” The B.C. Government Employees’ Union began an occupation of Tranquille buildings the next day, expelling managers. The sit-in lasted three weeks, joined by Tranquille’s 120 psychiatric nurses, before staff agreed to work on the system that would replace it a year later. Some patients did go back to their families, with support services. And today B.C. has a network of 700 group homes, essentially

smaller institutions. Their province-wide union contract was just renewed under the B.C. government’s “net zero” wage mandate, with an additional $18 million to enroll employees in dozens of contracted agencies to a pension plan for municipal employees. Lobbying and court action have forced expansion of provincial services to those diagnosed with autism and fetal alcohol conditions. People with Down syndrome and other disabilities now live much longer, to the point where some develop dementia as well. All this is on top of the many previously independent seniors developing dementia and other disabling conditions at an accelerating rate. Stephanie Cadieux, the latest minister of what is now called Social Development, has asked

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for a multi-ministry examination of the adult care agency, Community Living B.C. As CLBC’s budget rises past $710 million, there are services from the health and children and families ministries going to disabled people as well. The political focus has been on CLBC’s closure of 65 group homes with only 200 residents, and its push for adult adoptions rather than institutions with shift workers. This is true “community living” that should be established where practical, with appropriate inspections. The NDP wants a moratorium on group home closures, even if they’re decrepit or mostly empty. It wants a backlog of 2,800 applications for new or increased service eliminated, apparently without any efficiency moves. It wants an “independent review” of CLBC followed by a full-time independent advocate for developmentally disabled people. Continued / 11

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Facts on Beaver Creek water speak for themselves To the Editor, Re: Beaver Creek Improvement District referendum, Oct. 29. I would like to thank the BCID shareholders’ diligence in bringing such an important issue as drinking water into the spotlight. However, there appears to

be some lingering confusion. It is not the BCID driving changes to our drinking water. Upgrades are overdue but it’s the provincial government and their agencies mandating changes. No matter which governance option the referendum selects,

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From Dennis Galayda re: City of Port Alberni to log on You can comment on to social media, posted any story you read @ on BCLocalNews. www.albernivalleynews.com com. The statement concerning the “naysayers” is true; it’s part of life with social media, (as with life in general). And, although, you, or no one can control the “conversation,” the City of Alberni, most importantly, will be able to control its part of the conversation, by being involved and present in the social media arena.

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Bonuses were cut From / 10 Cadieux says CLBC’s internal service quality advocate has a high success rate resolving family complaints. On Friday Cadieux announced that a bonus program for CLBC management has been terminated. “In a people-first organization like CLBC, an incentive plan based on targets

and measures is, quite simply, not appropriate,” said a statement. No targets or measures. As Premier Christy Clark was recently reminded on health care, even talk of defined cost control is too politically risky. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

we will pay more for our drinking water. Both Koers and Corix Utilities based their estimates on the May 2011 Koers & Associates report. But, where Koers estimates $1.82 million for looping dead ends and replacement of existing mains, Corix estimates $1.53

million. Corix builds in many components in their rates — $76 per month rising to $113 per month over 21 years. Corix prioritizes in-ground infrastructure using physical inspection, repairs and maintenance monies for annual

replacements on a most-needed basis. The BCID decides where and when the money is spent. Over 21 years, Corix estimates pipe replacement costs to be $259,000 per year. The ACRD estimates $328,000 per year. Again this is based on theory, not physical

inspection and neither option gives shareholders a total system replacement. A partnership between shareholders of the improvement district and Corix will deliver possession of our own new 4-3-2-1 compliant treatment facility and property while

retaining ownership of our water license and all our assets. We can replace and upgrade our pipes as necessary. I trust people will think their options through carefully before casting their ballots on Saturday. Tracey Neuwirth, Beaver Creek

Mailbag: Feedback on apathy, attitude, occupation and freedom Voting apathy changes nada To the Editor, Re: Beaver Creek Improvment District (BCID) will do what they want regardless of vote. If we as citizens are upset at the decision our politicians make, we must use the tools and rights we have to make them change or be replaced. We are lucky to live in the Alberni Valley where so many people have taken a stand on issues affecting us. We should support all of them by making a choice. If, like Mr. Hicks, you live in Beaver Creek and are unhappy with the direction the BCID is going, you have an unprecedented opportunity to vote yes and convert to a Regional Service Area. If you live in Port Alberni and you are unhappy with the direction of our mayor and council you have an incredible slate of 19 candidates running for council and four more for the mayor’s chair. By the end of November we could see a totally different political landscape. But it won’t happen if, like last time, only 25 per cent of voters bother to cast a ballot. Please vote! Check

www.portalberni.ca and www.acrd.bc.ca for times and places. Beaver Creek’s referendum is Saturday, Oct. 29. Advance voting for Port Alberni and ACRD elections take place Nov. 9 and Nov. 15, and general voting day is Saturday, Nov. 19 at Glenwood Centre. Chris Alemany, Port Alberni

Council needs get-tough ‘tude To the Editor, Council candidates? They seem a rather homogenous lot. What they don’t seem to realize is that we likely face years of on againoff again recession, price inflation, growing structural unemployment, forced governmental austerity and constantly falling house prices. Any investor should know this. Any business owner no doubt does. The economic climate in the Alberni Valley is already lethargic at best. I can’t see how any small business owner can make a go of it. The streets are full of the impoverished and those on government assistance, coupled incongruously with some relatively

wealthy retirees and government employees. We are going to need someone willing to reduce the size and scope of civic government. Someone willing to cut property taxes and services, to downsize staffing levels or start reduce salary/ pension/benefit expenditures. Homeowners directly pay for this stuff; renters do not. And homeowners are stretched to the limit now. But none of this is being talked about. And being new here, I’m curious about why we are forced to engage a lot of unwanted services here. Why can’t I take my own garbage to the dump? My own recycling? And why do residents have to pay toward a scarcelyused bus system which runs 90 per cent empty most of the time? And why can’t I keep chickens in my yard, a la Vancouver and Victoria? Get out of the way, council! Does anyone out there have a world view? Or do all council candidates get their input from Global TV, the real estate boards and the Vancouver Sun? Chris Fulker, Port Alberni

‘Occupy’ with personal action To the Editor, For the past few weeks I have been trying to figure out what “Occupy Wall Street” means for me and our community. I have wondered what an “Occupy Port Alberni” movement would look like. The answers I’m coming up with keep changing, probably because this is a very challenging issue. Each of us has our own concerns about the problems we see in the world today. “Occupying Port Alberni” will mean something different for each of us. And no doubt our concept of “Occupying” will keep changing as long as we continue to ask the question. One of the best answers I have encountered came to me from a university student. (How appropriate, since it was young people that started the movement in New York) She said “you do what you can, every day”. So this afternoon, while I was enjoying a little bit of unexpected sunshine and tending my garden box of lettuce, I was aware that I was “Occupying Port Alberni”. And when I was shopping for

vegetables “picked this morning” at the Farmer’s Market, and when I ride my bike to work, and when I drink Fair Trade coffee, and when I struggle with the concept of “ethical investing”, and when I write a letter to the editor, and when I discuss these things with my wife and friends, and when I start preparing to vote in the civic elections, I know that I’m taking action to “Occupy” our community. John Mayba, Port Alberni

Gadhafi’s death feeds theorists

To the Editor, Finding out how Moammar Gadhafi died has created quite a media circus given the before-and-after videos. Just think about the endless number of headlines there might have been if “Mad Dog Moammar” had lived to open up his Pandora’s box of secrets in a court room. If you are dying for more news about Moammar, don’t worry. The conspiracy theorists will already be hard at work writing their books. Was that a CIA agent holding Moammar’s gold-plated gun? Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

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From / 3 Once the cedar canoe is built, he envisions groups from the Tseshaht community voyaging once again to Benson Island. “It brings together our culture as well as the fitness aspect of paddling,” he said. The Tseshaht canoe proposal encompasses the carving of at least one canoe, the building of a specialized shed that can house up to four canoes, and the blessing and launching ceremonies. The Tseshaht have three logs already chosen and stored in a sort yard. Ahp cii uk has estimated what it will cost to hire a carver, and will ensure

that two Tseshaht youth are chosen to apprentice under the carver and carry on the canoe carving once the initial project is finished.

‘The project is still critical. It’s still important.’ – Anne Robinson A shed will ensure proper care of the canoes and increase their longevity. “In the most basic way it provides shelter from the northwest coastal elements,” Robinson wrote. Upon completion and prior to the first paddle a traditional

ceremony will be done to cleanse, celebrate and “call” the life into the canoe, making it ready to “safely carry our most precious cargo,” Robinson wrote. “Once it has been called to life it is mandatory that it be cared for, protected and respected as any other living being.” The Aviva grants rely on community voting to move up in the ranks. Robinson said they decided to apply for this particular fund because they were heartened by the community support thrown behind teacher Kama Money’s Red Rose campaign two summers ago to go on a humanitarian trip to

Africa, and last year’s Ultimate Fishing Town success. “We felt a confidence in doing so because the people in the Valley have pulled together before for online competitions,” she said. Two more rounds of Aviva Community Fund voting will happen between now and November (voting in Round 2 is currently underway). But the Aviva fund is only one means to an end, she said; if the Tseshaht canoe project doesn’t win, other funding sources will be investigated. The project will go forward either way, she added. “The project is still critical. It’s still important.”

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Three Alberni Valley projects are vying for part of the million-dollar Aviva Community Fund pot. Although none of the three were automatically vaulted to the semi-final round, voting can still take place and make a difference in this second round of voting. Tseshaht Canoe and Canoe Shed Tseshaht Ahp cii uk and Tseshaht Recreation are asking for between $100,000 and $150,000 to carve a traditional 30-foot ocean going canoe and accompanying canoe shed to protect the canoe. Project proponents hope to restore the Tseshaht

First Nation’s historic tradition of journeying in a cedar canoe, further connecting its people to its story of creation in the Broken Group. To vote for the Tseshaht canoe and canoe shed project, please go online to www. avivacommunityfund.org/ ideas/acf11193. Help Rebuild Weaver Park When volunteers wanting to revitalize their neighbourhood park were told the city could not afford to clean it up and buy a new playground, the volunteers started looking for funding sources. They were awarded a Let

Them Be Kids matching funds grant of $35,000, and are listed in the medium ($50,000–$100,000) category for the Aviva Fund. To vote for the Weaver Park project, please go online to www.avivacommunityfund. org/ideas/acf11135. Port Alberni Feline Spay/ Neuter/ Vaccination program This program is asking for between $100,000 and $150,000 to support the Port Alberni SPCA’s spay/ neuter and vaccination program. To vote for this SPCA program, please go online to www.avivacommunityfund. org/ideas/acf12336.

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Fall has arrived! The summer (such as we had it) is over. Now is the time we look at what we want to be involved in this fall. For some, it is trying something new. For others, it is picking up involvements we have enjoyed for years. Perhaps for others, it is trying something we haven’t done for years. At Trinity, we are taking part in ‘Back to Church’ Sunday, a huge, international event and it is this Sunday. It is for those who want something new; others who have been attending but been involved in others activities over the summer; and for those who might be, as a book title says, thinking about ‘Meeting Jesus again, for the First time’. All are encouraged to attend worship this week at any church; and are certainly most welcome to welcome to attend our service!

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◆ BUSINESS Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of Electoral Area “D” (Sproat Lake) and “E” (Beaver Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Director for a three-year term commencing December 2011 and terminating December 2014, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Electoral Area “D” (Sproat Lake) One (1) to be elected Surname APPLETON COTE

Usual Names Derek Penny

Jurisdiction of Residence 9597 Sproat Place, Port Alberni, BC 10684 Taylor Arm Drive, Port Alberni, BC

Electoral Area “E” (Beaver Creek) One (1) to be elected Surname EDWARDS MCLEMAN MCNABB

Usual Names Patty Colin John

Jurisdiction of Residence 7701 Beaver Creek Road, Port Alberni, BC 7285 Beaver Creek Road, Port Alberni, BC 5635 Mersey Road, Port Alberni, BC

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of Electoral Area “D” (Sproat Lake) and Electoral Area “E” (Beaver Creek) on:

Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following locations: Gill Elementary School 5520 Beaver Creek Road Port Alberni, BC

Harold Bishop Fire Hall 7667 Pacific Rim Highway Port Alberni, BC

ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - and – Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Regional District Office 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 for qualified electors who are patients or residents of the following care facilities: 9:00 am to 10:00 am Rainbow Gardens 6151 Russell Place, Port Alberni, BC

10:30 am to 12:00 Noon Echo Village 4200 – 10th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC

1:15 pm to 2:30 pm Fir Park Village

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm West Coast General Hospital

4411 Wallace Street, Port Alberni, BC

3949 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni, BC

ELECTOR REGISTRATION There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: x 18 years of age or older x Canadian citizen x resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day x resident of OR registered owner of real property in Electoral Area “D” (Sproat Lake) or “E” (Beaver Creek) for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and x not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity and one to prove they are entitled to register in relation to the property. If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. Non-resident Property Elector Consent Forms are available on the Regional District website at www.acrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer. The Non-resident Property Elector Consent Form must be complete when registering to vote. MAIL BALLOT VOTING Qualified electors may vote by mail if they: x have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, OR x expect to be absent from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities, OR x Reside in Electoral Area “D” (Sproat Lake) where: o Their only access to their residence is by boat or aircraft, or o Their travel time by road from their residence to the nearest voting place at which the person is entitled to vote is greater than thirty (30) minutes. Electors who are eligible to vote by mail and wish to vote, must apply in writing to the Chief Election Officer before 12 noon on Friday, November 18, 2011. Mail Ballot Package Request Forms are available on the Regional District website www.acrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer. For further information on the 2011 Election visit the Regional District Website at www.acrd.bc.ca or contact the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) 720-2700 during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Russell Dyson, Chief Election Officer

Residents asked to shop Alberni WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A new initiative by the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is trying to promote local business and keep shoppers in town during the upcoming Christmas season. ‘Shop Alberni’ is happening at participating local businesses from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31. More than a dozen businesses including Naesgaard’s Farm and Market have signed on to the project so far, chamber manager Mike Carter said. “The campaign will only be as successful as the number of businesses that support it.” Participating merchants will hand out 10 per cent discount cards to customers who spend $50 or more. The cards can be used at the same store or at another participating business. A 15 per cent discount is available for those customers who spend more than $50 for a third time. After the card is filled the customer can enter it in a draw for a grand prize at the end of the

WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

From left to right, Home Hardware owner Jan Lavertu, AV Chamber of Commerce’s Knox Coupland and chamber manager Mike Carter kick off the ‘Shop Alberni’ campaign on Thursday, Oct. 28.

campaign. Local residents shopping at local businesses is the name of the game.

ASBESTOS

“Every dollar that is spent over the hump is a dollar that Port Alberni loses,” Carter said.

“Our businesses support local sports and charities,” Carter said.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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We highly recommend that you attend this important event if you or a family member have been exposed, or think you have been exposed to asbestos. If you have worked in construction or industrial settings: steam engineers, electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, insulators, sheet metal, demolition, the navy or mechanics working with automotive or line breaks, YOU MAY BE AT RISK!

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CITY OF PORT ALBERNI NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of Port Alberni that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor and six (6) Councillors. The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: For the Office of Mayor - One (1) to be elected: USUAL NAME

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Jen Fisher-Bradley Stacey Gaiga John Douglas Ken McRae

2667 4th Ave 2650 2nd Avenue 2132 Motion Drive 4121 Bute Street

For the Office of Councillor - Six (6) to be elected: USUAL NAME

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Wendy Lee Kerr Carl Wagner Richard Pesik Ted McGill Jack McLeman Kevin Wright Bill Randles Wes Hewitt Dan Washington Seva Dhaliwal Hira Chopra Annette Clement David Oscienny Cindy Solda Alice Schoffer Ellen Chambers Myron Jespersen Angie Blake Rob Cole

3381 6th Ave 4995 Pybus St 2851 8th Ave 4739 Angus St 4010 Rex Rd 2679 1st Ave 2224 Cameron Dr 5510 Woodland Cr E 3968 Shaughnessy St 4034 Wallace St 4005 Clegg Cr. N. 5657 Chapman Rd 3502 Frank St 5289 Gertrude St 4115 Glenside Rd 4418 North Cr. 2635 1st Ave 12 - 3535 Burde St 4384 Dogwood St

GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the City of Port Alberni on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Glenwood Centre, 4480 Vimy Street Resident Electors If your name does not appear on the List of Registered Electors and you are registering as a resident elector at the time of voting, you will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification which prove both residency and identity, and make a declaration stating that you meet the following requirements: 18 years of age; Canadian citizen; Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding General Voting Day; Resident of the City of Port Alberni for at least 30 days immediately preceding General Voting Day; and Not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Peak radio personality Jolie McMullan doing what she does best — working and having fun all in one.

A ‘Peak’ at Jolie McMullan WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

Coffee With

W

ith 99.3 The Peak radio personality Jolie McMullan, what you see and hear is what you get. She says she owes this trait to the best advice she ever received. “Always be true to who you are and don’t try to be someone that you’re not – my nana told me that,” McMullan said. “So I’m that kind of person that you like or you don’t and if you don’t – oh well.” The effervescent mother of two grown daughters was born in December 1966 in Brandon, Man., and

grew up there. Her earliest memories are of battling with her older brother, whom she quickly defended when he got too rough. “We get along great today,” she said. McMullan is slender and compactly built, the result of an early life of hard work rather than diet or aerobics. She grew up on a farm that had cattle, horses, pigs and chickens. And there were lots of chores. “I learned the value of hard work very early on,” McMullan said. The family kept a 33-horse stable on the property and so began McMullan’s lifelong love affair with horses. “I show jumped, barrel

raced and trained thoroughbred racehorses later,” she said. A life high point was meeting Canadian Olympic equestrian rider Ian Millar. “He was an absolutely amazing rider and he’s also a very patriotic guy,” McMullan said. McMullan wanted to be a veterinarian when she graduated but worked at everything from running a daycare to working at an optical firm. McMullan came to Port Alberni 17 years ago when her former husband took a job in Ucluelet, then in Alberni. A sales rep – and friend – who was leaving the Peak encouraged McMullan

to apply for the job and she was hired. She worked sales at first and later on air. The best parts of the job are the regular hours and the perks, which McMullan defines as “Working with the best people who are involved with charity work and helping out however I can,” she said. She’s interviewed Darby Mills, Colin James and Nick Gilder. If she could have dinner with a famous radio personality it would be with radio shock jock Howard Stern. “He beats his own drum his own way,” McMullan said. “The public didn’t like it so he got a satellite program.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Non-Resident Property Electors If your name does not appear on the List of Registered Electors and you are registering as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting, you will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification which prove both residency and identity, and to make a declaration stating that you meet the following requirements: 18 years of age; Canadian citizen; Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding General Voting Day; Registered owner of real property in the City of Port Alberni for at least 30 days immediately preceding General Voting Day; Not entitled to register as a resident elector in the City of Port Alberni; Not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners (using the form obtained from the Chief Election Official or designate), register as a non-resident property elector. Please note that only those individuals who own property and otherwise qualify may register as non-resident property electors; corporations do not have the right to vote. ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of the City of Port Alberni on the following two dates and locations: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni BC Tuesday, November 15, 2011 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the Alberni Elementary Community School Gym, 4645 Helen Street, via the Arrowsmith Road Entrance A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be provided on Thursday, November 10, 2011 to qualified electors who are patients or residents of the following care facilities: Rainbow Gardens/Tsawaayuus 6151 Russell Place, Port Alberni BC

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Echo Village 4200 - 10th Avenue, Port Alberni BC

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fir Park Village 4411 Wallace Street, Port Alberni BC

1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

West Coast General Hospital 3949 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni BC

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dated this 24th day of October, 2011. For further information regarding the City of Port Alberni 2011 General Local Election, please visit our website at www.portalberni.ca or call 250-720-2810. Davina Sparrow Chief Election Officer


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DAILY Specials & Events!

Pumpkin patch Beck Marshall isn’t sure what to make of the Mad Hatter at the Arrowvale Farm pumpkin patch. Final hayride tours to the pumpkin patch and the Mad Hatters Tea Party happen this Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farm, west of Port Alberni.

MONDAYS KIDS EATS TS FREE FR REE Get one child’s entrée FREE with h every regularly priced entrée. 3pm to close.

Specials apply to dine in only.

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

GO FROM A QUARTER TO HALF CHICKEN FOR

ALL YOU CAN EAT

$2

CHARMEAD SCHELLA SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

RIBS $2

On A Full Rack Price.

FRIDAYS

THURSDAYS

BUY A JUG OF BEER

WOODY’S WING NIGHT!

& Get Your Choice Of Bar-B-Q Nachos Or Bar-B-Q Poutine For Half Price.

Each

WINGS NGS S 79¢ SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

JOIN US FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AT WOODY’S.

TEXAS STYLE

Community events, Sports, Karaoke or live entertainment. Please ask us for our upcoming schedule. †

ALL YOU CAN EAT

BEEF $2

BRISKET

Just add 2 bucks to the regular price.

4850 Beaver Creek Rd, Port Alberni, B.C.

www.woodysbarbq.ca Phone: 778-421-4248

13th ANNIVERSARY on

Truckload of Inventory Best Prices of the Year! FREE Estimates HUGE Discounts on top sellers like Evolution vinyl & Marrakesh carpet

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BE PREPARED FOR WINTER

Emergency Planning in the Alberni Valley

Laurie L’Heureux OHS/Emergency Co-ordinator

In the Alberni Valley, people should be prepared for rain, wind, snow and everything that comes with these winter weather events. Power outages, Áooding, trees and debris blocking roads, and signiÀcant snowfall happen here most years. Taking some time to prepare now for the possible effects of winter storms will allow you to get through those storms much easier. If you are unable to leave your home due to dangerous driv-

ing conditions or other issues caused by a weather event do you have:  Enough food for your family for three to seven days?  A supply of your family’s medications and other personal needs?  Enough food for your pets for several days? If a power outage accompanies the bad weather do you have:  Flashlights and batteries?  A Battery operated radio?  A Phone that plugs into the wall?  A Reliable source of water?

 A Method of cooking?  A way to stay warm? In the unlikely event that you can’t remain in your home for the duration of the storm, have you considered another location you could go to? Having a place to evacuate to in the event of an emergency is an important part of any preparedness plan. Unexpected road closures, both locally and on the highway, can cause you to be in your car longer than you had planned!! In your car do you keep: • Blankets

q q q Wiper Blades q Radiator Flushes q Driveline Fluid

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Your Home Health Care Centre

Specialists Pharmaceuticals, SSpecia iallists liists in i Àne Àne Ph Pharmaceutic icals Orthotics & Ostomy

1 Person www.sales@portboathouse.com

Clamplight Flashlight Duo 5325-630

$

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2 Person

3 Person

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8000 Btu. burner, electronic ignition, and adjustable heat control. Includes plastic storage case

&

SURVIVAL KITS AVAILABLE

Indoor/Outdoor Butane Stove 100 lumens super-bright white LED.

Maintenance q Serpentine Belts q Quaker State Winter Blend Oil

4687 Johnston Rd

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It clamps. It pivots. It stands

More information on preparing for these and other types of emergencies can be found on the website of the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District at acrd.bc.ca or from the ACRD Emergency Planning Coordinator at 250-720-2529,

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• A supply of food and water • Flashlight • Books and games for kids • Toilet paper!!

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JAY’S & LACE IT UP

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Buy 1 Regular Price Item Get the 2nd Item

HALF PRICE! Fri., Oct. 28, Sat. Oct. 29 & Sun. Oct. 30

4920 Cherry Creek Rd

250-723-5223

UNDER THE BIG TOP

FANTASY AUCTION

November 25th $ 00 • 6:00 pm • Tickets 75 HELD AT THE ALBERNI ATHLETIC HALL Includes dinner & mini masters golf tournament

Ringmaster Elliot Drew • Catering by Dave’s Entertainment For tickets drop in or call the Visitor Centre @ 250-724-6535


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Hats off Jennie O’Connor, left, of Let’s Knit and Wednesday knitting group members Linda Meinke and Hilary Giles gather 110 hand-knitted purple hats to send off to BC Children’s Hospital as part of its Purple Cry campaign. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Kingsway

Ecuador and More Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm • CLOSED SUNDAYS

at the Harbour Quay

Gifts for the whole family At The Foot of Argyle St.

HOTEL

778-421-2292

3203 1st Ave. 778-421-2133

FRIDAY - JAM NIGHT

ry Eve WITH CRUZE CONTROL

PACIFIC RIM DRIVING SCHOOL

22nd Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair November 4-6, 2011

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Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 Beban Park Centre

NEW L DRIVER?

2300 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo

Start NOW on the road to Safe Driving 21 years living in & serving the community

778-421-0272

GRAND DOOR PRIZE Nintendo Wii Family Fun & Fitness System

• Hourly Door Prizes • Lunch & Refreshments Available $4 Admission includes return Admittance Children under 12 accompanied by an adult - FREE

Present this ad for $1.00 OFF one Admission

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8:00 pm to Midnight

WITH BIG DADDY

OCT. 28 & NOV. 18 NOV. 4 & NOV. 11 Every 2nd Friday Starting 5:00 pm

Next Meat Draw

TOY RUN MEAT DRAWS

OCT. 29

FREE BINGO MEAT DRAW EVERY SATURDAY 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

MEAT DRAW

Proceeds to Ty Watson /Hospice House

SUNDAYS 3:00 pm & TUESDAYS 4:30 pm NEW NIGHT

ACOUSTIC JAM NOW ON WEDNESDAYS 8:00 to 11:00 pm - EVERYONE WELCOME

BEFORE & AFTER

CHANGE SOMETHING OLD INTO SOMETHING NEW WITH FUSION STONE

We invite ALL TRADES PEOPLE, DIY’ERS AND HOME OWNERS to our

FREE PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION as we update our store front with FUSION STONE Mortarless Masonry

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Wednesday Nov. 2nd Installers on hand to answer all of your questions

DO IT YOURSELF MASONRY 4683 Margaret St.

Helping to build your community

250-724-1240

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SAT. OCT. 29 â—† HAUNTED HALLOWEEN SWIM at Echo Pool from 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for costume contest. Prizes and contests. Free admission. â—† TEA AND BAZAAR at Echo Pool from 1-3 p.m. Free admission to bazaar. Sponsored by the Sunshine Club.

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â—† CELEBRATION OF WORD at Abbeyfield. 3839 Eighth Ave. From 7-8 p.m.

WED. NOV. 2 ◆ CIVIC ALL CANDIDATES FORUM at the Alberni District Secondary School auditorium. The event is from 9-10 a.m. and is sponsored by the school’s Civics 11 class.

THUR. NOV. 3 ◆ KLITSA GARDEN CLUB meeting at Echo Centre Cedar Room. Starts: 7 p.m. Subject : what worked and what didn’t in the garden this year.

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MON. NOV. 7 â—† FOOD AND FILOSOPHY featuring guest speaker Colin Fraser. Subject: the Council of Canadians. At Dolce Vita Resaurant. Starts: 5:30 p.m.

TUE. NOV. 8 â—† CIVIC CANDIDATES MEET AND GREET at the Steelworkers Hall on Montrose Street. From 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Port Alberni District Labour Council.

WED. NOV. 9 â—† MOM AND BABY FITNESS CLASS at Echo Centre. From 10:15-11:15 a.m. Every Wednesday and Friday until Dec. 16. Call 25-723-2181 for more info.

FRI. NOV. 11 â—† CHRISTMAS CRAFTS AND ARTS FAIR at Glenwood Centre. From 3-8 p.m. Hosted by the Alberni Valley Craft Fair Association. Entertainment, refreshments and colouring contest. Free admission.

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New feature: The Alberni Valley News introduces Valley Seniors, a monthly column compiled by Orlando Delano and featuring residents living in seniors complexes.

Five generations of Newberrys Seniors centres Mary Ella Newberry, a resident of Abbeyfield since 2003, is the matriarch of a five-generation family with nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 21 great-greatgrand children. Born in South Dakota, Newberry and her husband moved to Saskatchewan in the mid ’30s and two decades later to Port Alberni. Newberry has been actively involved while at Abbeyfield, from president of the Residents Society to editor of the weekly 3839-NEWS. But her major contribution has been her skill in writing poems—dozens in the past eight years. She’s even been published by the Poetry Institute of Canada.

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SPORTS Streichsbier skates at home SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Ice dancer Eric Streichsbier returns to Port Alberni to skate this weekend at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. And he’s bringing a brand new partner. Streichsbier and Elise Von Holwede are competing in the regionals, a two-day competition hosted by Mt. Arrowsmith Skating Club. Although Streichsbier was raised in Port Alberni, he and Von Holwede now train at the Racquet Club in Victoria. It is a treat for his fans to be able to watch him at home, said his mother, Sherry.

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later, the novice free dance at 6:50 p.m. The regionals are ongoing all weekend. The pair have only been skating together since July, following a Canada-wide search for a new partner on Streichsbier’s part. His former partner turned 19 this year and was no longer eligible to compete in junior categories, Sherry explained. Von Holwede, from Spiritwood, Sask., had been training in Ottawa. The skaters’ coaches already knew each other and arranged a tryout for Von Holwede. “Their goal this year is nationals. This is a big year for them.”

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here will be spikes, digs and kills at the Alberni District Secondary School gym on Thursday as the junior girls team hosts their only tournament of the year. Several teams from around Vancouver Island are coming to participate. “It’s nice to have schools from other communities coming to us,” coach Candice Werner said. Players have been practicing twice a week since the second week of school and

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competing in the North Island league against teams from Campbell River, Comox and Courtenay. The team last participated in a tournament at Timberline Secondary in Campbell River on Oct. 21. The 12-member Armada squad is stocked with Grade 9’s,Werner said. “It makes a big difference in terms of size and skill but it also means we have a bright future.” The Armada senior girls have 13 players, a stat that when combined with the junior squad points to a resurgence in highschool volleyball. It’s the first year in recent memory that there are enough players to field two high school volleyball teams. “We’re a triple-A school in size and it’s disappointing that we haven’t had enough players for two teams but now we do,” Werner said. The junior squad is already steeped in fundamental skills that were honed throughout middle

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The Alberni District Secondary School senior girls volleyball team at practice. The junior team meanwhile is hosting a tournament at the high school starting on Thursday.

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Iron ladies show mettle JOAN THOMPSON

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Fifty-six golfers met the challenge of the course during the 14th Annual Iron Lady Tournament held on Oct. 15. The pins were “tough”, the fairways were “tough”, the blocks were “tough”... but the ladies were even “tougher”. The iron team of Christina Proteau and Kim Evans came in with the lowest score of 79 to take first place after shooting from the black tee blocks. Close behind them carding an 82 was the

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Hit men Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Mike Puddifant, left, nails Powell River King defenceman Jon Jutzi at the blueline in the third period of Friday’s 4-1 Bulldogs’ victory at Weyerhaeuser Arena. The Bulldogs next game is on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Prince George against the Spruce Kings. Game starts at 7 p.m. Catch the action on 99.3 The Peak.

team of Dobler and Doucette, both from Morningstar Golf Course and shooting from the blue tees. Third place was taken by the “blue” team of Morrow and Monroe with another “blue” team, Mucklow and Wilmer, Morningstar members, shooting a 95 to take fourth. Local ladies in the prizes were Krikke/ White going off the “whites” carding a 97. Randall / Cyr, white and red shooters, totalling 99 and Sheare/Simpson , shooting from the white and red tee blocks coming in 10th...Simpson taking home three skins. The Bowerman

Excavating/ MacDermott HoleIn-One for No. 17 was hotly contested. If there had been two holes-in-one both the first and second achievements would have paid out $10,000. Thanks to our two hole sponsors for adding that incentive to our tournament. Sharon Hillman, a representative to Ty Watson House, which is the recipient of the proceeds of this tournament, gave us all an insight into the history and purpose of the house. The attending ladies responded by opening their purses and their hearts and giving very generously to the silent auction and the

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50/50 draw. There was a “horse race” to get involved in, just for fun — and money — and the “skins” are always a welcome addition to the players that had a good hole. We would like to thank the sponsors who so generously gave in the spirit of the sport. A big thank you to all our friends, family and fellow golfers who supported us by buying and selling tickets and volunteering their time in the interest of the final tournament for the ladies of the Alberni Golf Club. See you next year, God willing and the creek’s don’t rise.

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from the VIAHA executive meeting with the news that Alberni Valley has again been approved to play in Vancouver Island League Division One this year. This is a result of the team’s strong performance in the tiering round, and reflects Coach Brent Demerais’ assessment that this is one of the strongest teams he has coached at this level. Strong as the team is, they took some time to get going on Saturday. Demerais said “These teams are looking for us, and we have to be ready.” The Bulldogs got off to a slow start but eventually downed the Tyees 6-1. They also outshot the Tyees 41-20.


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I like this book because it was funny and because the stepsisters were calling each other names. I thought it was also cool because it was based on Cinderella. It’s cool because it had some funny parts at the end. Hannah, 8th Ave. Elementary

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MOLLOY; GEORGE PATRICK Junior passed away peacefully on a sunny Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Port Alberni, BC at the age of 65. His best friend and loving wife, Debbie was at his side. Predeceased by parents George and Catherine; a sister in infancy, numerous aunts and uncles, nephew Gerry and niece Carol. George is survived by his wife Debbie, his sister and brother in Nova Scotia and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Junior made friends wherever he went. Be it during his UN tours of duty; postings throughout Canada and Germany, during his Canadian Armed Forces career, camping wherever he went in a Westphalia in Canada and the US, as well as in Port Alberni where he and Debbie have lived since his retirement from the Canadian Forces. Celebrations of life will be held in Port Alberni, BC and Nova Scotia at later dates. Cremation has taken place. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to Ty Watson House Hospice Foundation, 2649 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1Z8 or West Coast General Hospital Foundation, 3949 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4S1. For those fortunate to have had a “Junior Experience”, he would be pleased if you would do any or all of the following: Say hello to a stranger and wish them a good day Start a conversation with your neighbors Wave to everyone driving by your home and smile!

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Shipwreck author signs books at Curious Coho

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Maritime historian and author Rick James, author of Raincoast Chronicles 21: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales (Harbour Publishing, $24.95) will be signing books at Curious Coho in Port Alberni on Friday, Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. James’s book recounts the experiences of unique coastal characters and reveals a number of

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Karen Poirier is a local artist whose work will be on exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre from Oct. 15 to Nov. 9. ‘Lines and Rhymes’, is the title of this show, which consists of a collection of florals and landscapes in watercolour and graphite. Karen uses line, colour, shape and poetry to express thoughts and impressions that are a reflection of her world.

door. Call 250-730-1636 to reserve your seat.

Love, Laughter and Legends — Broadway to the Beatles, is Timbre! Choir’s next concert. The event is on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the ADSS auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Season and single tickets are on sale at the Rollin Art Centre.

mysteries—such as how a parking lot in Comox came to be home to the anchor of the King David, a windjammer that was driven into the Bajo Reef off Nootka Island in 1905, taking eight lives. West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales is a pivotal book that makes a major part of B.C.’s maritime history accessible.

Timbre packs in the music The Timbre! Choir kicks off its 39th singing season on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium with Love, Laughter, and Legends – From Broadway to the Beatles. Hits by the Fab Four include Can’t Buy me Love, Penny Lane, Let it Be and Hey Jude. On the second half of the concert Timbre! will perform tunes from many

of Richard Rodgers most beloved shows including The Sound of Music, South Pacific and Oklahoma. Closing the afternoon concert will be music from the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Single tickets and season passes for all three shows are now on sale at Echo Centre, Somass Drugs, Salmonberry’s, Rollin Art Centre and at the door.

Magicianist Degas plays Char’s Degas has been performing for more than 27 years and will be in Port Alberni Thursday, Oct. 27 at Char’s Landing. He is enjoying the fine arts of magic, expanding his talents, making people smile and laugh, having a good time. Degas is performing a kid-friendly pre-show at 4 p.m. Admission is $7 and kids under 12 are free. Adult show is at 8 p.m. $12 advance and $15 at the

Artisans Faire back in Nov. 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 exciting Christmas craft fair is a treasure trove of handmade goodness, perfect for holiday shopping. Admission is free, eats and treats provided by the Bread Of Life.

Magic cottage is coming Craft and gift sale, handcrafts and treasures for Christmas, 3945 Fourth Ave, Saturday Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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A reminder to all banner artists that they 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.

This year the Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre will take place from Nov. 12 through Christmas Eve. Mark your calendars as you wont want to miss the gallery all dressed for Christmas. You will be able to find all those gifts for that

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Christmas in the Valley already? It’s that time of year again. Giant Christmas Craft and Arts Fair. Friday Nov. 11 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glenwood Centre, 4480 Vimy St.

An eve of Celtic classics Join Haley Dowlinsky, Beverly Hintz, Margaret, Julian and Robert Growcott, Claudette Sjerven and Julia Turner for an evening of Celtic to Classic music. The event is on Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. and is a fundraiser for a wheelchair ramp at Char’s Landing. Admission is by donation. Limited seating, please call to reserve. 250-7301636. Melissa Martin writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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Ceremony welcomes Nuu-chah-nulth babies IRENE ROBINSON SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Sixteen babies were introduced and welcomed into this world at the Port Alberni Friendship Center on Oct. 18. Twice a year the Nuu-cah-nulth Tribal Council nursing staff and the staff at Kneewaas, a satellite office

of the Friendship Center, have a lunch to welcome the new babies into the Valley. The parents have worked with staff members as they waited for their baby to arrive. Traditionally, babies were welcomed by the community. Today this becomes difficult in urban

areas where people are not surrounded by family. To compensate for this the NTC nurses and the staff at Knee-waas get together to provide that welcoming family atmosphere. At the welcoming ceremonies the mothers and babies are seated in a circle, with the father

standing behind his family. Each mother is given a chance to introduce her baby and herself and tell the people which community they come from. Elder Fidelia Haiyupis from Ahousaht First Nation recited the opening prayer and sang a lullabye to baby Aiden Dennis from the Huuayaht First Nation, chosen to represent all the babies at the ceremony. The babies were presented with a cedarbark headband and the moms received a baby gift bag. Lunch and ‘camas’, or dessert, were also served.

Kingsway ADMISSION IS FREE and eats & treats will be provided by the Bread Of Life. It’s a great opportunity to purchase tickets for the Rollin Art Centre’s gift basket rafe or the Bread Of Life’s basket of artisans’ creations. Don’t miss this wonderful display, where the perfect gift may be found for everyone on your list, or even for yourself! Come out, support Vancouver Island artisans and get a head start on your Christmas shopping!

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Your costume has reÀective material and is easy to see in the dark.

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You remember to bring a Àashlight trick or treating.

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Go ahead 2 spaces Tseshaht Market

3540 3rd Ave. 250-724-3700

Gateway to the Paci¿c Rim

• Tel: 250-724-3356

A&A Carpets Ltd.

4503 Margaret St., 250-724-1511

You wear make up instead of a mask with your Halloween costume.

5057 Southgate St. (250) 723-9323

4536 Glenwood Drive, Port Alberni, B.C.

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You remember to walk, not run, from house to house while trick-or-treating

RAYNER & BRACHT LTD.

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You don’t anger your neighbours cutting across yards is impolite..

Phone: 250-724-3944

4445 Gertrude St. • 250-724-0611

BOO!

ARROWSMITH Email: rdhillon@dominionlending.ca Direct: 250.731.9194 • Toll Free: 1.866.612.1970

If there is no sidewalk, you walk on the left side of the road, facing traf¿c.

You trip on your costume because it is too long.

of Nanaimo

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250-723-7653

Halloween Safety Game Parents be ready for a safe and happy Halloween with this fun way to teach kids safety rules!

4855 Johnston Rd

Always on Argyle

250-724-3241

250-724-9745

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3767 10th Ave.

(250)723-2545

250-723-4970

MITCH GARDNER

You light your jack-o-lantern with a battery -powered light instead of a candle.

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You never go into a house. Stay outside on the porch.

Go ahead 1 space B&A Transmissions Yo u r T r a n s m i s s i o n S p e c i a l i s t s

4521-10th Avenue (former Western Bus Lines office).

250.724.9800

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4907 Argyle St.

INSURANCE AGENCY LTD.

You are bitten by a dog you don’t know when you try to pet him.

CORPORATION TION

MacDermott’s

And everyone is safe!

Your costume props like toy swords or wands are Àexible, without sharp edges or points.

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Place a coin or other marker for each player at start. Roll one die to move along the board, following the directions on the squares. First to the ¿nish wins!

Member of CIPF

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You stay on the sidewalk and look for cars when crossing the street.

How to Play:

Global Securities es

You trick or treat at the homes of neighbours you know.

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You only enjoy ¿reworks while an adult is present

You eat candy in sealed wrappers, and have your parents inspect all of your candy.

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5100 D Tebo Ave, Port Alberni, B.C.

250-724-5020

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