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Care home talks stall with VIHA Operator says need is higher for long-term care than contract allows for WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Traffic bustles along the rain-slicked road along Eighth Avenue and Redford Street on a Tuesday afternoon. Inside the neatly kept olive green house on the corner, Nigel Bell, 65, sits at the kitchen table doing a crossword puzzle, occasionally peering outside while opera music from Cavalleria Rusticana plays in the background. Across the table from him, Cliff Moore, 66, softly shuffles his worn deck of cards with his weathered hands as he enjoys a game of crib with cook Denise Carter. Bell and Moore are two residents and clients of Returning the Favour, a private assisted care facility that owner Gina Marling has operated since 2008. The facility has room for 11 clients and has a staff of three. Currently there are five beds occupied: three of them are subsidized through a temporary contractual arrangement with the Vancouver Island Health Authority. But the contract between VIHA and the facility expired last year and negotiations for a new one haven’t been successful, Marling said. With the clock ticking down, a spokesperson from VIHA says if a new contract isn’t concluded soon they’re going to have to consider their

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Returning the Favour owner and operator Gina Marling invested half a million dollars in renovating her facility and turning it into a home for seniors. Nigel Bell, 65, below, keeps sharp with a puzzle book.

options for the beds they subsidize at Returning the Favour. “This is people’s home, it’s home to them and that’s

so important to emphasize,” Marling said. “People don’t come here to end their lives, they come here to live.”

Marling purchased the facility in 2008 and invested half a million dollars into bringing the facility up to code and making it homey inside and out, she said. Clients either receive medication management or personal care, and there is a staff member on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Marling started her own facility after working in complex and seniors care, she said. Her home is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate clients even when at capacity, Marling said. She used the words ‘family’ and ‘home’ to describe the quality of life the facility offers. “We don’t let people wait in line to eat, we eat as a family,”

she said. “This is a comfortable home, not an institution.” The facility already had a temporary contract with VIHA when Marling bought it. But the agreement has remained a temporary one. VIHA offered

‘We don’t let people wait in line to eat, we eat as a family. This is a comfortable home, not an institution.’ – Gina Marling Marling a new contract but she doesn’t feel the terms are acceptable so she hasn’t signed it yet. According to Marling, the contract doesn’t commit to refilling subsidized beds once clients are no longer at the facility. It also doesn’t

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Another client is having their cognitive ability assessed and may have to move depending on the results. VIHA also withheld payment to the facility for three months and resumed only after advocacy by Fraser. And Home and Community Care officials, whose assessment of clients is required before they can occupy a subsidized bed, stopped referring people to the facility. “It’s like they have a vendetta but it’s not about me, it’s about the residents, their care and where they want to be,” Marling said. “When did residents’ rights about what they want stop being valued?” VIHA does have a temporary contract with Returning the Favour which expired in March 2011, said Norm Peters, VIHA director for contract services. VIHA has been trying to negotiate a new arrangement with the facility. “But we haven’t been able to successfully conclude negotiations for a new agreement,” Peters said. Returning the Favour has had a new contract in its hands waiting to be signed since January, he said. VIHA’s temporary contract with the facility applies for one to two years. A needs assessment is carried out before it is renewed. “It’s been renewed once and we’re trying to renew it again,” Peters said. Continued / 6

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City to meet with Catalyst Port Alberni city council has organized a public meeting with Catalyst Paper CEO Kevin J. Clarke for Thursday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in council

chambers on Argyle Street. Catalyst applied for creditor protection earlier this year and on April 23 creditors are going to vote on

the restructuring plan. Clarke has indicated that if the plan is not accepted, the company could be sold despite new union agreements.

RCMP hosts July youth camp RCMP: | Local police detachment introduces RCMP camp for youth. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Youths in Grade 11 and 12 who are thinking about joining the RCMP have a chance to experience the next to best thing at a special camp coming to Port Alberni this summer, RCMP Sgt. Brian Murray said. The camp will be held from July 2–5 in Port Alberni and is open to open to 12 youths—six males and six females—in Grades 11 and 12. Camps are held in other B.C. communities where troops are bigger. “But they have more resources to draw from,� Murray said. Candidates will be screened for suitability just like in the RCMP, Murray said. The students will live together at a local facility and will undergo training similar to that at the RCMP

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depot in Regina, Sask. Students will also be exposed to the types of work done by different sections of the RCMP, Murray said. The RCMP is underwriting the tab for the project this year out of the

community policing budget, and students will be provided with meals and clothing, Murray said. If the program is successful, there is the possibility that it could be turned into a credit course at Alberni District

Secondary School, he added. Application packages will be available starting April 1 at School District 70 career centres as well as the RCMP office on Morton Street.

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Centennial celebrations kick off SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

One hundred years ago, the first official meeting of Port Alberni city council took place. This Sunday, April 1 city residents are invited to come and help the city commemorate that historic event at Alberni District Secondary School. Outdoor activities start at 12:30 p.m. and the ADSS lobby will open at that time. Events include vintage cars on display, horse and buggy rides, hay rides, First Nations carving demonstrations and a 1912 photo display. At 1:30 p.m. doors to the auditorium will open for seating, for those who have tickets. The official event begins at 2 p.m. with a documentary video Big Trees, Big Water: A City is Born; the Port Alberni centennial poem, presented by Wendy Morton; greetings from all

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Alberni Valley Museum curator Kirsten Smith examines the fine petticoats of a 1912 garment that will be part of Twin Cities Turn 100, a new exhibit at the museum.

levels of government; a centennial proclamation; First Nations welcome, singing by Timbre Choir and dancing by Pat Cummings School of Dance. The event will conclude at

approximately 3:30 p.m. when refreshments will be served. The weekend also signals the opening of Twin Cities Turn 100, the Alberni Valley Museum’s new exhibit. The museum

will be open on Sunday from 12–5 p.m. for people to come and view the exhibit after the kickoff celebrations at the high school. Twin Cities Turn 100 focuses on the buildup to 1912 and through incorporation, curator Kirsten Smith said. The exhibit examines the coming of the railway and influx of people to the region: who was coming, how were they getting here? The city’s ‘building blocks’ at the time were the school, the fire department, water service, electricity and communications. “All those little bits and pieces that make a city,� she said. The exhibit will include many childfriendly components, such as a passport stamp series, Lincoln Log building area, paper dolls and a dress-up area. Large black and white photographs are featured on the walls. Continued / 6


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RCMP Camp Are you a student who is in Grade 11 or12 and are thinking about joining the RCMP. Applications are being taken for the three-day RCMP Youth Camp, which gives candidates a taste of RCMP basic training. The camp is this summer, and applications can be picked up at SD 70 career centres and at the RCMP station.

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Ok, so you know the name and who it belongs to. But when he was in movies did you know he had a stunt double named Peter Kent? Meet Mr. Kent on Saturday, March 31 at the Port Alberni Friendship Centre, 3554 Fourth Ave. The event is from 9-12 p.m. and everyone is welcome.

Check out the city’s centennial celebration kickoff. The event is at the ADSS Auditorium on Sunday, April 1, and is from 12:30-4 p.m. The afternoon features vintage car and horse and buggy rides, as well as an aboriginal carving demo. Watch the Big Trees Big Water; A City is Born documentary in the afternoon and more.

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It turns out that the city is smarter than the average bear. Officials from Bear Smart B.C. are applying for provincial Bear Smart status for the City of Port Alberni. The city’s bear hazard assessment, bear smart management plan and implementation of bear resistant garbage containers are indicators that Alberni has reached a benchmark level of proactive management of human-bear conflicts, said Bear Smart

‘The complaints are down because of the steps being taken.’ – Ben York

executive director Crystal McMillan. The designation is akin to a blessing by the provincial government, but there are collateral benefits, McMillan said. The city will garner provincial and international recognition, as well as promotion by Tourism B.C. as a Bear Smart community.

The application is a simple process and requires a meeting with Ministry of Environment officials to review it. The goal of the program, McMillan said, is to diminish the rate of humanbear conflicts, reduce the number of bears killed and increase public safety. Coun. Cindy Solda said that it seems like bears have been seen less and asked about local bear stats. “The complaints are down because of all the steps that have been taken, there is no doubt in my mind,” conservation officer Ben York said.

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Do you like supporting good causes and good people? Then come out and support the Haahuupayak School loonie toonie fundraiser on Saturday, March 31. The auction is at the school, 6000 Santu Drive, and is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flea Market tables available for $10.

Ah, Easter. Chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, chocolate chocolate. Come and check out the Bunny Tail Hunt. The event is on Saturday, March 31, and is at Coombs Country Candy on the Alberni Highway. Start time is 11 a.m. Games, crafts, pony ride....

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From / 3 According to health authority policy a request for proposals would have to be issued in order to enter into a permanent contract, Peters said. The process and contract terms are standard and apply to other health care providers such as Rainbow Gardens, Echo Village and Fir Park Village. “We had our policy and legal sections review it and they say it’s consistent with other arrangements we have,� Peters said. VIHA has tried to have meetings with Marling but the efforts to do so haven’t been successful, Peters said. “I don’t know why she doesn’t want to meet,� Peters said. “She’s sent us e-mails saying she doesn’t like the contract but hasn’t provided any specifics as to why,� Peters said. The situation with the facility is

unique and hasn’t been encountered before, Peters said. Nevertheless, operating without a contract can’t continue and movement will have to be made one way or the other soon. “We’re getting near a point where we have to consider our options and make a decision,� Peters said. “But we haven’t gotten to that final place yet.� The situation is disconcerting and needs to be resolved, Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser said. Fraser said he met recently with families, clients and staff at the facility. “You know, that’s a people’s home and some of those people are fearful that they’ll be moved out,� he said. There’s a wait list for people to get into facilities such as Returning the Favour yet VIHA won’t increase the number of subsidized beds. People who need

that type of care but can’t find a place are looking to West Coast General Hospital instead, a move that redirects the hospital’s limited resources and creates waits in other areas. “They’re doing a disservice to seniors but they’re also creating a ripple effect that is impacting health care,� Fraser said. Fraser said he met with VIHA officials to try and advocate for the facility but that the relationship between the facility and VIHA has deteriorated since. Fraser has tried to address the issue with Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong, the health minister, but has thus far received no response, Fraser said. “My fear is that at some point these people who are thriving in this setting will be moved,� he said. “They’re on borrowed time there.�

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From / 4 Typical rail baggage is stacked in one corner. Alberni historian Jamie Morton wrote the text for the exhibit. A 1912 garment, on loan to the museum from noted Vancouver fashion historian Ivan Sayers, is featured in one of several display cases. The exhibit will

also include some of the museum’s own 1912 artifacts, such as a firefighter’s hat, the first official city seal and a black hat thought to belong to first mayor A.E. Waterhouse. “Once people get here they will find it engaging,� museum director Jean McIntosh said. “Kirsten’s done a good

job with the colour and graphics.� Tickets to the inauguration event are still available at Echo Centre and the museum until the end of the day on Saturday. A few may be available at the door on Sunday. Admission to the museum is by donation.

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Raw logs were being loaded and exported out of Port Alberni this week and the Steelworkers Local 185 had something to say about it. Approximately 50 protesters carried placards and voiced their disapproval at Panamanian ship Santa Serena being loaded with raw logs at the Port Alberni Port Authority’s dock on Harbour Road. At the public dock, Canadian logs should equal Canadian jobs, said Steelworkers Loc. 185 president Dave Steinhauer. “They’re taking logs to China and they should be milled and manufactured at facilities here in B.C.,” Steinhauer

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Protesters rally in front of Port Alberni Port Authority’s wharf on Tuesday, where a Panamanian ship was being loaded with raw logs.

said. “Whether the wood comes from Crown land, private land or B.C. timber sales it should be done here.” The protesters were in town taking job steward training at the Steelworkers Hall and took the opportunity to show

up en masse at the dock where a ship happened to be loading, Steinhauer said. Carrying signs scrawled with “BC Logs for BC Mills” and “Alberni loggers sold out,” the protesters stood quietly at the

Maritime Discovery Centre lighthouse, watching as logs were loaded less than kilometre away from the Somass Mill. In 1980, the mill employed 1,200 men. Today, in the log export era, it employs less than 50. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Shingle mill threatened by dearth of fibre SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

British Columbia’s raw log export policy is forcing small mills out of business, says Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser. One of those mills, Coleman Road Shingle, is right here in Port Alberni. Butch Taylor has operated Coleman Road Shingle for 32 years. In 2000 he had enough work that he had to build a new mill, and increased his staff to 32 full-time workers from 12. Fastforward a dozen years, one recession and multiple layoffs later, and Taylor is back to where he started. Taylor said the whole reason his business is suffering is due to a lack of

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wood fibre. “Right now we could put in a second shift if we had wood and we had people. But all our young people went to Alberta,” he said. Coleman Road Shingle has produced cedar shakes and shingles for the roofing industry for more than three decades. Taylor started when cedar shingles were the only option; now, there are many options for roofing material, from asphalt shingles to metal roofs. Coleman Road Shingle has been able to compete with all of them. But Taylor said he cannot compete with government policy. He was faced with having to close his mill until recently, when Western Forest

Products was able to provide him with some wood. “Western came through with some wood for us so we’re back up running now,” he said. “They’re bending over backward to help us.” Fraser defends business owners like Taylor and others who are affected by raw log exports. British Columbia exported 5.5 million cubic metres of wood last year alone, Fraser said. “Liberals’ raw log export policy is killing his business,” Fraser said of Taylor. “How can the minister (of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) justify the raw log policy when it’s putting people out of business?” Forestry minister

Steve Thomson said log exports have nothing to do with the shingle mill’s ills, because cedar logs have not been allowed to be exported since the mid-1980s. Fraser disputes that, however. He cites a quote from the Hansard legislature publication last May where Thomson said 65,000 cubic metres of red cedar and 28,000 cubic metres of yellow cedar were exported in 2010. Fraser said the raw log policy created a cash winfall for hemlock and fir exports, so that’s where companies are focusing their harvesting efforts. “So cedar availability disappeared.” editor@albernivalleynews.com

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The relocation of Van Isle Ford to a portion of Stirling Field on Beaver Creek Road is a step closer to reality. Port Alberni city council voted in favour of three readings of zoning and official community plan amendments at its meeting on Monday night. The matter has been forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation for approval but still requires a fourth reading at council. The move was made despite opinion being split about the matter at an earlier public hearing. Van Isle Ford president and principal owner Will Pulford has applied to move his dealership

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Van Isle Ford owner Will Pulford listens at a public hearing over rezoning a property he wants to build on.

from Johnston Road onto a one-hectare portion of the field where he plans to build a 15,000-squarefoot facility. Valued at $468,000, the land is presently zoned Commercial Recreational District and Institutional District and requires a Highway Commercial District designation. At the two-hour public meeting, 17 people listened as some pitched either

for or against the project. Two businesses, Colyn’s Nursery and The Howard Johnson Hotel, spoke in favour of the move. Others spoke against the location but not the dealership. Several spoke in favour of the waterfront study that is underway. The Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations spoke against the move. The tribes are participating in a waterfront study with the city and port authority, the parameters of which encompass the area. If the development goes ahead, the Hupacasath will ask for a rigorous archeological impact study of the area as well as an accommodation impact agreement, Hupacasath chief councillor Steven Tatoosh said. A car lot won’t benefit the area, said Carolyn Jasken, of Port Alberni’s Tyee Club.

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Folk Song Circle: 50 years and counting For several decades, April has been designated as the Volunteer Month in Canada. In our community the seniors, especially those who live in seniors homes, use this date to recognize the thousand of hours given to them by the men and women who give their time to assist in enhancing the quality of their lives. This year the National Volunteer Week will be celebrated from April 15–21.

the name of Diane Dvorak, the leader of the Folksong Circle, a musical group that has been part of our community for the past 51 years. Dvorak and The Folksong Circle have provided entertainment at hundreds of important events in Port Alberni since the group was formed by Joyce and Roy Tinney in 1961. Throughout the years, many generations of singers have been part of this musical group, which is a component of the tradition in Port Alberni. Dvorak, a former

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$800K to ACRD for kids, homeless WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The AlberniClayoquot Regional District is going to begin tackling some of the issues outlined in a damning report by the Vancouver Island Health Authority. VIHA announced in a news release Wednesday that the ACRD is receiving a one-time grant of $805,000 to help develop homelessness and healthy community initiatives. Alberni was one of seven regional districts including Comox and Cowichan to receive the one-time grants. Alberni also received the largest endowment of all of them. “The grants were disbursed based on a population demographic model, as well as on the availability of services and resources,” VIHA spokesperson Val Wilson said. “When we have added resources available then we can do this.” ACRD chief operating officer Russell Dyson confirmed receiving the donation, adding that its already been divvied up: $300,000 will go to homeless initiatives and $500,000 to health projects. The Community Health Network will coordinate health programs, Dyson said. And the ACRD is going to approach officials from the Alberni Valley Community Stakeholders Initiative to End Homelessness about the homeless portion. “The board has expressed interest in working with them again,” Dyson said. According to Dyson, the 2011 VIHA report, in which Port Alberni placed low in children’s health statistics was a big factor in both getting the grant and the amount received.

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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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Economy over environment B.C.’s payroll control and the BCTF The alarm has been raised that the federal government is about to turn the clock back on fisheries protection by about 35 years. Documents released by retired fisheries biologist Otto Langer last week indicate the government plans to strip habitat protection for fish in Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, effectively making creek and stream protection a thing of the past. Documents indicate the government plans to remove a ban against activity that results in the “harmful alteration, disruption or disruption or destruction of fish habitat” and replacing it with a ban on activity that has an “adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value.” On the surface, it looks like the changes would protect fish, but it’s not clear how, when fish rely on a healthy environment, ecosystem or habitat to thrive. If it can’t be proven that a species of fish has special value, can the habitat – creek, river or stream – be legally destroyed? There are times when it’s hard to understand the “economic” or “environmental” value of a creek or stream but lack of knowledge or understanding about how our watersheds work is the reason most of them were paved over, culverted or diverted in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving us low fish returns today. Ignoring for a moment the secretive way the government appears to be moving on this matter, the idea that fish, and the rest of the planet, can be altered unless an economic argument can be made to save it, is short-sighted at best. At worst, it ignores the web of life that even the youngest child understands. — Nanaimo News Bulletin

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ICTORIA – Both NDP leader Adrian Dix and his education critic Robin Austin have recently tried to sell the media a fictitious story about the party’s successful history of negotiations with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. With the ritual combat between the BCTF and the B.C. government flaring once again in early March, Dix bragged to reporters that the last time he was involved in teacher talks, it resulted in a 0-0-2 wage settlement. That was in 1998, when Dix was working for then-premier Glen Clark. The real 1998 story is useful, because then as now, the B.C. government was in a financial squeeze and looking at a huge set of negotiations with government unions in health and other sectors as well as education. Glen Clark, an

ex-industrial union organizer, was known for pushing negotiators aside and taking control of hot files. The premier’s office took the lead in teacher talks, trying to set a strong precedent for low wage settlements similar to today’s “net zero” mandate. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, representing the school districts, was marginalized and treated with the same disdain that the BCTF still reserves for them. And the result was an agreement where the union bartered higher wages for hundreds more positions and other benefit gains. This was one of the key mistakes that led to today’s showdown over class size and composition. Once trustees got a look at the premier’s 1998 deal,

they refused to sign. For the first and only time, the government had to legislate the settlement on school boards. The BCTF membership endorsed the 1998 deal by a large margin, and it did indeed set the tone for other union settlements in the late 1990s. Press reports at the time put the total cost of this supposed wage freeze at an 11-per-cent increase in the provincial payroll. Before I get into the court battles that followed after the NDP government was dumped, there is a business principle here. One of the first things I had to learn as a private sector manager is that if you don’t control your budget, you aren’t really a manager. And no one who lets authority over staffing levels slip away can possibly control their

‘The real 1998 story is useful, because then as now, the B.C. government was in a financial squeeze...’

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.

budget. Control over staffing levels is what the NDP let slip to the BCTF in 1998. And it is what the B.C. Liberals took back in 2002, with legislation that removed class size and composition from bargaining. In the constantly repeated BCTF rhetoric, this was the “illegal stripping” of union contract terms that was struck down in April 2011 by the B.C. Supreme Court. A closer reading of Justice Susan Griffin’s decision shows that she gave Education Minister George Abbott an out. If the province replaces staffing level bargaining with “an equivalent process of good faith consultations or negotiation, then the legislation might not be an interference with freedom of association….” Bill 22 was written with this in mind, reasserting the government’s control over the payroll with a $165 million fund for special needs. Continued / 11

Commitment to accuracy To report corrections and clarifications, contact editor Susan Quinn at 250-723-6399 or e-mail: editor@ albernivalleynews.com or drop by our office at 4656 Margaret St.


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Bill 22 all about who has control From / 10 It also includes a mediator to demonstrate those “good faith consultations.” University of Victoria business professor Ken Thornicroft noted last week that ceding control over class size to the union amounts to delegating authority over spending to someone who is not elected. The legality of that will no doubt be examined

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in the BCTF’s next courtroom assault on the provincial treasury. It’s an important comparison for voters. Which party is better able to represent the public interest in hardball negotiations with 300,000 unionized employees? Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

To the Editor, I’m all for safety, but we all know the only thing that will really ‘fix’ the Malahat problem (until more cars inevitably come) is to widen and separate the road. Price: $250 million! (CTV-VI Feb 28) That amount would rehabilitate the entire 289-kilometre length of the E&N from Victoria to Courtenay and Port Alberni not once, but twice. (The BC government in 2009 estimated $123 million for full rehabilitation including stations.) It would be far more than the estimated $73 million to put in commuter service between Langford and Victoria and, I wager, extend it over the Malahat and put enough trains on it to move thousands. Freight (aka diesel in Goldstream), commuters, tourism— you name it, the E&N could handle it if our government chose to put as much money into it as it does highways. It is up to government to put the money down, and create incentives for industry, business and people to move

more efficiently. And on Vancouver Island, where more than 80 per cent of residents live within five kilometres of the E&N, that means rail. Chris Alemany, Port Alberni

Mag’s criteria sorely outdated To the Editor, Re: Alberni fourth worst place to live in Canada– MoneySense, www. albernivalleynews. com, March 20. The criteria this magazine uses to rate towns is outdated and clearly indicates a bottom feeding publication. Port Alberni rates fourth lowest? The friendliness of the population, the beautiful surroundings and the general optimism of a community are far more important than the amount of new cars on the road. Why do they publish such antiquated bunk? Mike Wright, Tofino

City work caused closure To the Editor, Re: Water’s Edge closing doors, March 23. Before the city

started any work, Thomas Geiger was told the work would only take two months and it would not have any affect on the restaurant. Well, that two months turned into one year. Now how does that not affect a business? When we complained to the city they basically told us we were lucky to be getting a new deck. Nobody liked it because it was completely surrounded by glass with a walkway between the deck and the water. The old deck was open to the water. The restaurant just couldn’t make up the lost revenue and the city basically said ‘too bad.’ Perry Pelletier, Port Alberni

Smart meters a cash grab To the Editor, Upon learning that BC Hydro will be coming soon to Port Alberni to install smart meters, I have installed a “smart cage” over my analog meter to send a strong message to BC Hydro and the BC Liberal government. These smart meters and the billion dollars of taxpayer

money to install these devices are symbolic of just how far the energy company and our provincial government will go to fleece the public. Everyone’s utility bill will skyrocket once these contraptions are mounted. Recently, Alberni Valley News published a story about a VIHA report which describes the poverty conditions of children in Port Alberni. Our Local Health Area (LHA) has some of the worst child poverty in British Columbia (which happens to be the worst province in Canada for child poverty). Next winter will take its toll on lowincome families unable to pay their hydro bill. Right now in England, fuel poverty is predicted to increase to 43 per cent in the next couple of years. In other words, almost half of the people in England will have no heat during the winter. I could think of a billion ways that a billion dollars could be better spent in this province. Our public schools, hospitals, ferry system and BC Hydro have deteriorated under

the management of Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark. Smart meters are a cash grab by BC Hydro and the B.C. government. Smart meters will increase the suffering of children and seniors on fixed income in this city. I can’t believe how most of our city councillors wouldn’t call for a moratorium. Ellen Chambers, Port Alberni

A Special Olympic thanks

To the Editor, On behalf of Special Olympics BC Port Alberni, I would like to thank the people of our wonderful city for their generous donations during our tag days in March. We raised more than $3,500, which will be used to transport our athletes to the regional qualifiers for softball, track and soccer. Without the help of those who live in our community we would not be able to offer the sporting opportunities that enable us to improve the quality of the lives of our special athletes. Anne Evans, local coordinator, Special Olympics

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Resident questions ICF transparency WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

No returned phone calls, e-mails, letters or phone calls has prompted an Alberni resident to question the transparency of the Island Corridor

Foundation. According to Dennis Dalla-Vicenza, the ICF is a public body ultimately owned by the people of the province. “A growing number of people are wondering why a foundation governing and operating a jointly

RAIL owned entity is not letting the people of Vancouver Island, the owners of the railroad right-of-way, know what is happening financially,� Dalla-Vicenza read from a written

statement at Monday’s council meeting. Dalla-Vicenza sees press releases from the ICF but they raise more questions than answers, he said. Discussions with ICF officials haven’t gotten anywhere, he added. “The finances – what is

being done, what is being planned,� he said. “None of us have a clue about what they are doing.� Dalla-Vicenza raised several questions about the ICF shipping coal by rail and the viability of rail.

City Coun. Jack McLeman confirmed that former mayor Ken McRae is the city’s representative on the ICF. Council invited McRae, who was away, to their next meeting to answer questions about the ICF.

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Valley Vision Optometry in Port Alberni has ranked third in Canada for the highest amount raised by staff, doctors and patients for a World Sight Day Challenge. Monies raised will help Optometry Giving Sight projects in 16 countries including India, Mexico, Malawi, Mozambique and Mali.



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SAT. MARCH 31 ◆ BUNNY TAIL HUNT at Coombs Country Candy on the Alberni Highway. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children under age 4 starts at 11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7: 11:45 a.m. and Ages 7 and over is at noon. Hunt the property for bunny tails. Bring your Easter baskets. Pony rides by donations, as well as games and crafts will be available. Call: 250-724-0033 for more info.

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Alberni Valley Minor Softball Association president Cal Davies has put last season’s bad weather days behind him as the association prepares for the 2012 season. This Saturday, March 31 is the final day for registration. Parents can register their kids in softball at the Echo Minor Fieldhouse (off Wood Avenue by Wood School) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year, rain hampered numerous games, including the squirt boys’ provincial championships. In an effort to gain some good-weather playing time, the association

The Mystic Sunz beat the Gingolx Storm 53-47 to win the B.C. Junior All-Native girls division title, and dedicated their win to their former coach, who was killed in a plane crash last year. “It was tiring but it feels good to be back at home in Ahousaht,� Sunz assistant coach Qaamina Sam said. “We set the bar high early and we accomplished what we set out to do.� Twenty-six boys teams and 23 girls teams from First Nations across B.C. competed for their division titles at the week-long event in Port Alberni. Playing before 900 fans at the Athletic Hall in Port Alberni, Gingolx lead by 11 points in the third quarter and the Sunz couldn’t get traction when Sam called a time out. “We reminded them about how hard they trained to get to this point and that we were so close now,� Sam said. “We told them to push it, to not give up or let up.� The Sunz scored six two-point shots followed by two threepoint shots to draw even then pull ahead. Gingolx fought back, pulling within three points in the fourth quarter. But a key defensive play by Sunz g4uard Cory Williams followed by

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An Ahousaht Mystic Sunz player, right, clutches a supporter after the team’s win over the Gingolx Storm for the BC Junior All Native girls division title.

‘We vowed to keep Katrina’s dream alive and we did.’ – Qaamina Sam four points sealed the championship. The Sunz won as a team, and Sam was hesitant to name individual players who stood out. Gingolx however had no answer for Sunz post Nicole Botting, who scored 22 points and stopped as many if not more. She was named tournament MVP. Sunz players dedicated themselves

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to a strict training regime since the fall that saw them run on their community of Ahousaht’s beaches rain or shine, as well as swimming in the cold ocean waters at 7 a.m. every morning. “Two players quit because of how hard it was but came back later,� Sam said. “One of our players moved from Nanaimo to Ahousaht so she could be with the team.� The Sunz title—even their presence at the Junior All-Native— almost never came to be. Qaamina’s daughter Katrina Sam was living in Nanaimo two years ago when she saw the girls play.

She moved to Ahousaht to coach the team, which she felt had the potential of winning a Junior AllNative title. In June 2011, Sam was killed in a plane crash near Tofino along with her brother Hunter and cousin Samantha Mattersdorfer. The community and team were devastated, and the team fell apart afterwards, Qaamina Sam said. But the girls got back together again, winning a tournament in December. “We vowed to keep Katrina’s dream alive and we did,� Qaamina Sam said. “We dedicated this to her.� reporter@albernivalleynews.com

registering than boys, but the boys are bucking the trend this season—especially in the younger age categories, he said. The association is busy redeveloping the ball diamonds at Echo Minor. They will start with Diamond No. 1 and rotate from there, giving each diamond a facelift. While the season starts April 16, a number of tournaments are already lined up. Uniforms and most equipment is provided. Families can apply for KidsSport assistance too. For more information on registration, please call Ida at 250-724-1824 or go online to www. albernisoftball.com.

Bulldogs sign Calgarian Calgary minor hockey product Jared Wilson has committed to play for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the B.C. Hockey League next season. Wilson, born in 1994, is a six-foot-one, 175-pound left-handed defenseman. He comes to the Bulldogs’ organization from the Calgary Royals Midget AAA program where he led the Royals in scoring (12-20-32 in 34 games) and penalty minutes (70 PIM). Moreover, Wilson was the league’s top scoring defenseman and was his team’s

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Business ladies golf to start on April 3 KATHY MACDONALD SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Alberni Golf Club’s Tuesday Business Ladies golf club will start up on Tuesday, April 3. As usual, we will be blocking the tee for ladies from 3:30–6 p.m. every Tuesday beginning April 3. And although we are called the Tuesday Business Ladies, you don’t have to be a working woman to come play. The league is open to all lady golfers and all abilities. You can come as a single, twosome, threesome or foursome. Just sign up in the pro shop (and pay your green fee if applicable) and head down to the tee. If

you are a single or twosome, just join up with the next available group, and tee off. Remember to fill out and turn in your score cards after, which will go towards the year-end prizes. Our opening scramble will be on Sunday, April 29, with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Get into the spirit and plan to have fun, because that’s what it is all about! For the scramble, just sign up ahead in the pro shop. If you don’t have your own foursome, don’t worry, we’ll just match you up with someone else. We have one scramble each month; the opening and closing ones in April and September are on Sundays; the rest

from May through August are on the last Tuesday of each month. The scrambles are geared for a lot of fun and often have a theme. The price includes the golf, followed by a meal and a prize for every player. Another fun thing, each regular Tuesday of golf and for the scramble, there are closest-to-the-pins (KP’s) on the par-3 holes. The KP winners get to go in a shoot-out at the windup scramble in September for prizes. And every time you come to golf with the Business Ladies, your name goes in the draw for year-end grand prizes.

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Skidegate Saints Joel Richardson, with the ball, powers his way to two points in his team’s a 66-62 win over the Heiltsuk Nation in the 2012 BC Junior All Native boys division final.

to Penticton’s Sylix, and battled through six games in two days to get to the championship. The teams played at break-neck speed from the opening tipoff, attacking each other with fast breaks. Skidegate played more tenaciously though, building an 18-9 lead in the first quarter and a 33-23 lead at the half. Heiltsuk closed within one point at 46-45 in the third quarter but key baskets by Vogstad kept them from pulling ahead. “We switched up our

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Haida Gwaii’s Skidegate Saints dreamed of a championship when they came to compete in the 2012 B.C. Junior All-Native basketball tournament in Port Alberni last week. Mission accomplished. Playing before a crowd of 900 fans at the Alberni Athletic Hall, the Saints beat the Heiltsuk Nation 66-62 to take the boys division title. Saints’ Joel Richardson was named boys division MVP. He didn’t score the most points in the tourney; that honour went to his teammate, Nathan Vogstad (151 points in nine games). But Richardson’s combination of consistency, well rounded game, defence and leadership gave him the nod. “His teammates looked to him at key times even when the crowd didn’t,� all-star committee member Rick Lindholm said. With the sound of a traditional song echoing in the hall, Saints players performed a victory dance around the gym floor after the win. “Give respect where respect is due – to the boys here,� Saints head coach Desi Collinson said, motioning to his players. “They worked hard for this and you can’t deny them the respect they deserve.� Heiltsuk plowed through the winners bracket and were 5-0 coming into the final. Skidegate meanwhile dropped to the losers bracket after a loss

know I can squeeze about 10 per cent more out of them.� Both teams possessed skilled players but Skidegate’s win came down to a critical intangible. “They had the drive through the whole game,� head coach Gord Gladstone said. “You’ve gotta want it when you want the title.� Heiltsuk missed layups at key points in the game and strayed away from driving the ball into the key then passing to the wing, a factor in closing the gap in the score. Heiltsuk is a young team that will make it all the way someday, Gladstone said. “I lost six players last year and we’re a lot younger than Skidegate is,� he said. Playing six games in two days and three before that made the title win all the more worthwhile, MVP Richardson said. “I’ve never played so much basketball in so short a time in all my life,� he said. This is the fifth Junior All-Native Richardson has played in. The closest the team came before was third place. Next year is Richardson’s last Junior All-Native and he’s already set goals that go beyond it. “I want to study psychology and play ball at a Division One university after I graduate from high school,� he said.

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Fresh new golf season...fresh snow on the mountains, fresh wind and rain in your face. What could be more bracing? It was no small wonder that there were so few ladies out on the first day for Alberni Golf Club’s ladies’ club. Only four golfers made it around. They were wet but smiling when they finished their game. There was no ball sweep due to the lack of golfers but there are many fresh changes to that format too. Many opportunities are being arranged for the ladies’ club’s benefit: workshops and golfing clinics. Details will follow next week. The nine-hole ladies

are not quite ready to start their organized games yet and will be playing on a drop-in basis, as will the 18-hole golfers. Drop in by 9 a.m. each Tuesday and go out for a game with whomever gets there. This will be the start time and method only for the month of April. After that the shotgun draw that we’re used to will resume. Next Tuesday, April 3 we will be playing for that coveted Monthly Medal. There will be a meeting following the game if it’s not raining. If it’s raining then the meeting will commence at 9 a.m. It is important that all 18-hole lady golfers attend this meeting as a huge amount of information will be given out by our captain, Teresa Cutting, and her

delegates. Hope to see more of you out next week— let’s hope for less invigorating weather!

Clinic on tap at Crown Isle Come to Crown Isle on Monday, April 9 for a free golf clinic for junior boys (12 p.m. start) and girls (1:30 pm start). Sessions include Secrets of Sand and bunker tips as well as Get in the Hole, featuring putting drills and skills. Thanks to the David Court Foundation for their partial sponsorship and assistance. The same clinic starts at 3 p.m. for lady golfers eager to improve their game for just a $15 fee. Space is limited and golfers must preregister. Please call 250-8988438 or e-mail dee at pdhorie@shaw.ca.

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Boutique Belles Amies owner Linda Bowers, presents a cheque for $1,000 to John Bowers along with Dolce Vita owners Yianni and George. The money was raised through the generosity of all who attended the event and Magic Moments who donated the t-shirts and a jacket. The t-shirt John is wearing is going on his Ride to End Cancer in June and then will take a prominent place in the restaurant. Each person that signed the shirt donated making the total so signiďŹ cant this year. To donate in John Bowers name go to: va12.conquercancer.ca

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Photos, fashion, fun Juno a Gogo? lined up for Rollin David Gogo could be Join the city’s banner project

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Fashionable vintage Merlyn Patten of Qualicum Beach will help Port Alberni celebrate 100 years of fashion with a special fashion show and tea, presented by Patten’s Vintage Clothing Ladies, Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Echo Centre. Doors open at 1 p.m. for those who have already purchased tickets. Unfortunately, tickets are not available at the door. Wear your best hat and win a prize.

Photography at the Rollin Soothe the soul and inspire the senses by viewing local photographer Gittan Klemetsrud’s show, When Attitudes Become Form.

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Merlyn Patten, left, adjusts a veil on a late 1950s church dress and accessories, worn by model Winni Wiegand.

This mind calming exhibit is presently at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery until April 11. Klemetsrud has an insightful understanding of how nature connects with humanity. The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and wheelchair accessible.

It’s that time of year again; children, adults and schools are invited to participate in the city’s banner art project. Once again the Arrowsmith Rotary Club will sponsor the banner program. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. Forms can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre during operating hours. Deadline is May 18. The painting event is planned for May 24-27 at the Kinsmen Community Centre.

Deadline looms for artist call The Rollin Art centre is accepting applications to all visual artists to submit an application to exhibit their work in the fine arts gallery during the 2013 calendar year. Continued / 26

Alberni indie bands play Char’s On Saturday, March 31, Char’s Landing plays host to three of the Island’s finest Indie Bands—two of which got their start in Port Alberni. Kicking off the night will be Bridge People from Victoria, then Port Alberni’s Cornealis takes the stage. The night’s headliner, Fall Fair Car, will shake the Landing with their unique original tunes. Fall Fair Car is a band from Port Alberni, formed by brothers Jes and Evan Matthiesen and longtime friend Carson Mallon. In high school, the three played with many of their

bringing a Juno award to the Rainbow Room. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

When blues-rock guitarist David Gogo originally booked a gig for The Rainbow Room in Port Alberni, the end of March seemed like an ideal time. It fit into his promotional tour for Soul Bender, his 11th album, released last July. Then he went and got himself nominated for a Juno award, so he had to switch dates. Gogo will now play The Rainbow Room on Friday, April 6—his first gig after the Junos, which this year are being held in Ottawa, Ont. March 26–April 1. Soul Bender has been nominated for Blues Album of the Year. “So who knows; I might have a Juno award to show Port Alberni,” Gogo said while on the road last week. It’s been 10 years since Gogo played Port Alberni—the last time was an acoustic set with Ken Hamm. This time he will bring his band, and they’ll play from the new album as well as some old classics, Gogo said. “It’s blues rock and high energy,” he said. The show will be a perfect fit for The Rainbow Room, he said, judging from what other bands like Brickhouse and Big Dave MacLean have said of the venue. While awards are nice—Gogo has been nominated for Junos twice before—the bread and butter for any musician is getting in front of an audience, he said. “Touring is your No. 1 income source. You’ve got to get out there and play for the people.” Doors open for David Gogo at 8 p.m. on April 6. Tickets are $20 each, available editor@albernivalleynews.com in advance at Rainbow Lanes.

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Fall Fair Car, above, and Cornealis both got their starts in Port Alberni. They’re on the same bill March 31 at Char’s.

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($10 at the door) and are available at Dolce Vita Bar and Grill, Sweet Avenue Clothing on Argyle Street and at Char’s Landing.

Art Rave 2012 is an arts festival planned for Aug. 4–5 to coincide with Port Alberni’s centennial celebrations. Art Rave is a juried festival designed to promote the Rotary Arts District along Argyle Street. Organizers are hoping

to set up at least eight outdoor pavilions, food vendors, musicians, buskers and more entertainment for the two-day celebration. Kids events and live demos of “art in the making” are also planned. To find out who’s behind

the festival, the Art Rave Society is holding a meet and greet night this Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Island Gallery, 5060 Argyle St. The evening will include door prizes too. For more info, check out the website at www.artrave.org.

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Rollin seeks books encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks. Drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.

From / 25 Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www. portalberniarts.com. Deadline is April 30. Please call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Tickets on tap at the Rollin ◆ Port Alberni‘s Harbour City Big Band is putting on the Ritz. Don’t miss this evening of swinging to the oldies at their Swing into Spring Dance. Saturday, March 31 from 7:30–11:30 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Hall. Tickets are $15 (cash only). ◆ Arrowsmith Big Band Jazz Concert at the Capitol Theatre, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/ students $10 (cash only). Sponsored by the Alberni Orchestra Society. ◆ Canadian country recording artist Crystal Shawanda is coming to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at

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Keepin’ the beat Emily Spiller headlines at The Rainbow Room on Fourth Avenue on Saturday, March 31 along with Doc Prophet and DJ Lalu. Tickets are $10, doors open at 8 p.m.

Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre. The Gallery is located at Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

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731-7733

723-1800

RIVERS INLET LODGE

4863 ELIZABETH ST.

LT 2 DEBEAUX ROAD

4359 NORTH CRES.

$499,000

$141,900

$259,000

$189,900

♦ 4 bedroom 2 bathroom family home ♦ Court ordered sale

♦ Fabulous fishing ♦ Turn key operation ♦ 20 guest capacity ♦ Well established ♦ Affixed to land

Kat Dwolinsky

♦ HISTORIC NEIGHBOUR? ♦ Next door to the historic McLean’s Mill site, over 25 treed acres in the ALR, ♦ Perfect for your own private estate located in Cherry Creek!

W. Earl Engstrom

Esther Fenton

Chris Fenton

730-0863

720-9051

3585 12TH AVENUE

5695 STRICK ROAD

4230 GLENSIDE ROAD

4555 VIEW STREET

$214,900

$599,900

$319,900

$209,900

♦ 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom ♦ 2 bedroom bsmnt suite ♦ 28x36 detached workshop and alley access ♦ Some finishing work to be done

♦ Enchanted country ♦ Over 2700 sq.ft. home on 1.5 acre lot ♦ 18x26 inground pool ♦ Immaculate home & property, attractive inside & out!

723-8786

♦ 7 years old ♦ 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms ♦ Open concept kitchen ♦ Loads of parking

Gord McKinnon 723-1800

2211 ANDERSON AVE.

3812 WATERHOUSE ST.

2891 7TH AVENUE

$242,900

$235,000

$166,900

723-1800

♦ Upper Echo area ♦ 3 bdrms, 2 baths ♦ 2525 sq.ft ♦ Garden area ♦ Short walk to amenities, a must see!

723-8786

♦ Stunning views ♦ Quiet private street ♦ Newer furnace, windows & many classic features

Jim Robertson 723-2394

Gary Gray

♦ 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom ♦ Finished basement ♦ Quiet South Port neighbourhood

♦ 4 bedrooms ♦ 2088 sq. ft. ♦ 2 bathrooms ♦ Single family home

♦ 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom ♦ 767 sq.ft. ♦ Lg detached 20x30 dble garage ♦ Fully fenced ♦ Close to schools & shopping

< OPEN HOUSES < SATURDAY, MARCH 31st 4693 LATHOM ST. 11:00 – 12:30 pm

4555 VIEW ST. 12:OO – 1:00 pm

2211 ANDERSON AVE. 1:00 – 2:30 pm

3812 WATERHOUSE ST. 1:00 – 2:30 pm

2457 HILTON AVE. 1:30 – 2:30 pm


Alberni Valley News, March 30, 2012