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More than 50 years of high school graduation of pictures thought destined for the storage room are actually headed to the digitizing room at the Alberni Valley Museum. Further discussions have to be had with the museum about the logistics of the project but that’s the plan, said Alberni District Secondary School Principal Mike Ruttan. The pictures are from “eyeball alley� and other points in the old high school on Burde Street and represent each of the graduating classes since 1952. At present, 10 years of class grad pictures are set to adorn the wall near the office of the new high school. The layout of the new high school on Roger Street wasn’t conducive to displaying them as they had been previously, Ruttan


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Former graduates from Alberni District Secondary School look through a class photo from 1955 in ‘eyeball alley’ in the old high school on Burde Street during an open house in April.

said. Each subsequent year, the bottom class will be bumped from the display in favour of the most recent class. The rest of the pictures will be digitized and available for viewing on a dedicated computer to be located in the library, Ruttan said. School officials first approached the museum in May 2011 about the prospect of digitizing the pics.

The museum was already in the process of digitizing other pictures when the conversation started. There are logistical issues to work out with the digitizing. “Most of the pictures are too large for a conventional scanner so we have to figure out a way around that,� Ruttan said. Once the wrinkles have been smoothed out the digitizing process is estimated

to take months. “It’s recording the school’s history and is a community service,� Ruttan said. There is another benefit to saving the pictures electronically. Some of the old pictures have gone missing and others are in bad shape, Ruttan said. “We don’t want to lose those things. We want to keep them in perpetuity.�

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Tour de Rock stops ◆ MEET THE TEAM up at the top of the Hump shortly before noon on Friday, Sept. 29. It doesn’t take long for them to coast down into town. ◆ THERE ARE 22 RIDERS in this year’s event, as in other years. ◆ THE RIDERS’ FIRST STOP will be the Pit Stop Café at Alberni Toyota at approximately 12:10 p.m. Join the team for lunch (by donation) and ask them how their ride has been going. ◆ AT 1 P.M. (approximately) the team will head to Walmart for head shaves, donations and to meet the public. They’ll be here for about 40 minutes. ◆ AT 1:45 P.M. riders will stop at the Johnston Road Co-op to wash windshields and pump gas for donations. The Co-op will hold a fundraising barbecue prior to the Tour de Rock’s arrival. ◆ RIDERS WILL head to John Howitt Elementary School just after 2 p.m. to participate in a school assembly where Pam Ashby will be shaving her head in front of her students. ◆ DON’T FORGET the community dinner at Boston Pizza Friday evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and festivities include dinner, auctions and meeting the team. Tickets available at Boston Pizza or the Canadian Cancer Society office on Third Avenue.

Losing her locks for love COPS FOR CANCER: | Debbie Molloy is raising money for the Tour de Rock by cutting two feet off of her long hair. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

A promise to her dying husband is prompting a Port Alberni woman to cut 60 centimetres of her hair off and give the financial proceeds she makes for doing it to Cops For Cancer. Debbie Molloy, 53, is shearing her locks off at Walmart on Friday as part of the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock. The team of 22 riders will arrive in the Alberni Valley shortly after noon (please see sidebar). The retired health-care worker is living up to a promise she made to her late husband, Junior, who died of lung cancer in October 2011. Molloy trimmed her hair last summer and said the last time it was short was five years ago. “Junior said to me “You’ve got that big mop of hair, so if you want to do this for me then go for it” and I am,” she said. Molloy said she hopes to raise $3,000 and has set up a website for people to get information about her initiative and to make donations.

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Debbie Molloy holds a photo of her late husband, Junior Molloy, who died of cancer last year. Debbie is following through on Junior’s wish for her to cut her hair

Junior was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago and began to undergo chemotherapy. But the procedure was too virulent and he subsequently stopped it. “He was getting too sick from it and wanted to concentrate on quality of life rather than quantity of it,” Debbie said. “He wanted to live the rest of his life the way he wanted to live it and he did.” Born in the Maritimes, Junior was a vagabond— never staying in one place too long. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces until he retired in 1993. The couple came to Port Alberni 19 years ago after living in Ontario. The couple returned to Nova Scotia in May 2011 to see Junior’s family for what he said was the last time. It was the last trip he took, Debbie said. Junior and Debbie have no children. He was survived by an older brother and sister. “He died before them but that was him,” Debbie said. “People used to say he didn’t do things by the book but he did—by his own book.”

RCMP holding K-9 unit demos Port Alberni’s RCMP detachment is bringing in the Vancouver Island Police Dog Handlers and their K-9 partners for an afternoon of demonstrations, Thursday, Sept. 27. Dog teams from Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Victoria and Campbell River will participate in the event, which is a fundraiser for the Tour de Rock cycling

team arriving in the Alberni Valley on Friday. Members of the Port Alberni detachment will put on a chili cookout during the event. Demos will take place from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the field across from the RCMP station on Morton Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

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Catalyst Paper mill manager Tom Paisley is headed back home to New Brunswick after three and a half years in Port Alberni. The announcement was made to mill staff on Monday and a search for a replacement is underway. Paisley’s last day will be in midOctober after which he will head to New Brunswick, where he is originally from and still maintains a small property. “Our son and daughter still live there. Our daughter is getting ready to give birth to our first grandchild,” Paisley said. “It’s home, so it’s a good time to move.”

Echo pool remains closed indefinitely and October programs have been cancelled in the wake of continued leakage problems, Parks and Recreation Manager Scott Kenny said. The pool is still leaking 1.5 cubic metres of water per hour, which would equate to a complete water change every month if the pool were open, Kenny said. Pool staff first identified leakage problems more than three weeks ago. The culprit was thought to be perimeter grouting and a new material was installed. That work has since been finished but the problem persists, Kenny said. The work wasn’t all for naught as it needed to be done anyway, he added. The problem is now thought to stem from two drainage pipes, which Parks and Recreation staff are working to cap this weekend. “We can repair them next year during summer shutdown,” Kenny said. The bulk of the cost to do the work is labour, he said.


Catalyst Paper mill manager, standing in front of a wood chipper at the mill on Port Alberni’s waterfront, is leaving next month.

Paisley has spent more than three years at Catalyst’s mill in Port Alberni. He came from Catalyst’s mill in Campbell River, which closed permanently in 2010. Before that he worked at mills in Prince Albert, Sask. and in Miramichi, NB. Paisley has enjoyed

his stay in Alberni, he said. “It’s beautiful country here.” Paisley said he isn’t aware of any sendoff plans at the mill. “I’m not much for goodbyes. Maybe we’ll just have a beer at a pub,” he said.

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The pool’s concrete water supply trench, which extends down the centre of the pool, was suspected to be the problem, Kenny said. But a thorough examination of the area hasn’t revealed anything. Staff have pulled out the stops and are examining the pools

using pipe inspection cameras to find the problem, he added. The pool will be filled on Sunday or Monday. “If it leaks then it leaks and we’ll deal with it then,” Kenny said. Staff are hoping the fix will work and that the pool can be opened late next

week. Otherwise, no firm opening date is scheduled, Kenny said. Swimming programs scheduled to start in the first week of October have been cancelled and families are now being contacted, he added.

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Street when she was struck by a truck traveling south on Third Avenue, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said. The truck sped off after knocking the woman to the ground in front of the Husky Gas Station, where the victim was set to meet a friend. The friend found the woman

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The Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock rolls through town on Friday, Sept. 28. Among the riders is the News’ main man Kyle Slavin from the Saanich News. Riders are scheduled to arrive in town at 12 p.m. and are making stops at Alberni Toyota, Walmart, Co-op and John Howitt Elementary School. A community dinner for riders is being held at Boston Pizza. Tix: $25 and are available at the local Canadian Cancer Society office.


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Vandals wreck man’s sole mode of transportation WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

A retired Port Alberni forestry worker with health problems is out of pocket for repairs after a vandal maliciously damaged his scooter. Dino DeMarni, 74, left his residence in

the Third Avenue and Montrose Street area on a Sunday afternoon to go for a ride on his electric scooter. But the former shakeblock cutter was in for a shock when he lifted the canvas covering his bike, parked outside his door. “Someone poured ketchup on my battery while it was charging

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said. “I’m calling it a hate crime because whoever did it didn’t do it out of love. I don’t know why they did it.” The loss of the scooter has caused DeMarni hardship. He lives on a fixed income, making repairing the damage or buying a new scooter onerous. As well, he suffered a stroke three years ago and uses the scooter

as his only mode of transportation. DeMarni says he’s had trouble with some people in his neighbourhood and has talked to the police about it. RCMP Const. Theresa Thompson said that police attended the scene and spoke to one individual but that no charges were laid.

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What a fresh coat of paint and a little yard work will do for a place. Volunteers were out in force at the Kuu-us Crisis Line complex on Johnston Road last Saturday giving the old buildings a face lift. Chief among the volunteers were six Dulux Paints staff at the site who helped paint the buildings. The business donated $15,000 worth of time and material to paint the buildings as part of a special international program to assist the less fortunate, Dulux official Cary Herbers said. “We wanted to do it earlier this year but we had a late spring and summer is our busy season,” Herbers said A coat of paint was applied to the administration building, the living units and the storage shed. The colour scheme blends with the neighbourhood, said Kuu-us executive director Elia Nicholson-Nave. “It’s amazing to watch this blossom. It’s like the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae,” Nicholson Nave said. It’s been a year since Kuu-us assumed ownership of the property via a federal program, which gave homeless initiative programs first crack at federal properties it was disposing of. Kuu-us officials applied for the Adding Colour To People’s Lives program last year and were subsequently chosen. The program is national in scope and the initiative is part of the World Wide Dulux Movement to add colour to people’s lives in neighbourhoods around the globe, from North and South America to Europe and Asia, Herbers said. Domestically, each Dulux Paints store independently selects a local organization to support. Kuu-us works with the homeless, operates transitional housing and maintains a crisis


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when the hog fuel is wet but this amounts to little more than one per cent of the fuel source required, Paisley said. Burning hog fuel isn’t new, Paisley said. The company started doing it 30 years ago but just does more of it now as a standard of practice. “It’s talked about more often now but we’ve been doing it for years,” he said. The green initiatives aren’t specific to Port Alberni, but are company wide. The company works with employees in developing initiatives


On the weekend of August 26, the Alberni Valley Hill Climbers Quad Club, along with the Comox Valley Quad Club, co-hosted the first annual poker ride in the Alberni Valley. There were two separate courses, with the main one in the Great Central Lake area, and a second course which came in from the Comox Lake direction; the Great Central Lake side had enough riders that we had to run two separate groups, the first led by Warren Crump, and the second led by Brigitte Arndt. In total, we had 36 quads and side-by-sides. The top prize winners for the weekend were: 1st place – Tony Stetner – Comox Valley ATV Club, with a hand of four 8s, 2nd place – Alex Jessiman – Cowichan Valley ATV Club, full house, 7s over kings, 3rd place – Sofie Williamson – Comox Valley ATV Club, straight, king high. The winner of the draw prize was Willie Watts, who was visiting from Tumbler Ridge Due to the generosity of our sponsors, every participant received a prize, and the Hill Climbers Quad Club would like to thank the following businesses for their kind donations... • A & W Restaurant • Breakers Marine Ltd • Jack & Lorna’s Cafe • Lordco Auto Parts • M & D Auto Parts Ltd. • Napa Auto Parts • Port Boat House • Solda’s Family Restaurant • Starbucks

and are at work on a few for the future, he said. “The workers best know the equipment,” Paisley said. “We’re always looking at ways we can reduce our energy consumption,” he said. The company is greener that it used to be, Paisley said. According to Catalyst figures, the company produces 76 per cent less greenhouse gas than it did in 1990. And 87 per cent of the energy the company uses come from renewable resources, Paisley said. Paisley wouldn’t speculate what this translates to in dollar savings. “But the company wouldn’t be in business if it wasn’t a lot,” he said. The company also consistently produces better effluent emission results than is federally legislated, he said. Hog fuel burns environmentally cleaner, but it has a different kind of green benefits for the company as well. The company saves money using hog fuel because it is cheaper than when oil was used the past, Paisley said. Commerce also played a role in shaping the company’s green policy and practices. “Our customers want an environmental pedigree and we’ve responded to that need,” Paisley said.

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Tax on medical pot not a joke Swapping sociology for socket sets When a club that sells medical marijuana completely spaces out on paying $150,000 in income taxes, stoner jokes aren’t far behind. But for the thousands of people who use marijuana to ease chronic pain from illness and side effects of legal medication, the possibility of losing ready access to medical pot doesn’t bring out the giggles. Leon “Ted” Smith and his Victoria-based Cannabis Buyers’ Club of Canada has sold marijuana products for 16 years to thousands of people who can prove they have certain permanent diseases or chronic ailment. Smith admits in the media and on his website that he’s avoided paying taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency for years and wrote: “(I) assumed I would end up in jail for it.” This kind of sloppy bookkeeping does little to improve the public image of selling or using medical marijuana. Hopefully this won’t undo the good work Smith has done helping suffering people and challenging ethically-dubious laws that snares marijuana in a grey area of legality. Indeed, among the number of court cases involving Smith and the CBCC, this year a trial involving the CBCC’s head baker had restrictive parts of federal medical marijuana law deemed unconstitutional. This is typical of laws that try to have it both ways. Health Canada allows people to purchase and/or grow marijuana for medical purposes, which is a tacit admission that marijuana can help some sick people – while the agency discourages its use. Sick people having some access to pot is better than none, but inconsistent messages from health authorities and the federal government opens the door for advocates such as Smith to operate businesses that are effectively illegal. — Saanich News



ICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark’s latest employment announcement set the tone for one of the big issues in the 2013 election. Flanked by aircraft technician students at BCIT in Burnaby, Clark announced a $75-million program to upgrade aging trade and technical school facilities and hire instructors. And she did it with some pointed criticism of the career path chosen by many of today’s high school students. Clark introduced a student electrician, the first woman to win the senior technology education award at her high school, who then went on to get a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology. No job, so she went to BCIT. Her message was clear. The government’s pre-

election budget is going to shift priorities to the huge number of skilled trades jobs that are already going begging in the north. More students will get started in high school, instead of being subsidized to wander around and find themselves with an unfocused university degree that still leaves them in need of practical skills. Shop upgrades were announced for trades training in Prince George, Kelowna and Greater Victoria. There will be new student financial aid, but it will be tied to skill programs the economy needs now. And with the government’s financial situation, you can bet that sociology, women’s studies and the rest of the dead-end programs dear to the hearts of last year’s

Occupy campers will feel the pinch. The B.C. Liberal skills training push was partly inspired by last year’s “inequality” protest, after Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier waded into the Occupy Vancouver squat to hand out business cards. They need cooks and labourers as well as pipefitters up there these days, and that’s before the B.C. gas patch goes into a huge expansion for Asian exports. A version of Kevin Falcon’s “welfare air” idea to move unemployed recipients north was included in last week’s announcement by Clark and her jobs czar, Pat Bell. Called “Job Match,” it’s a $2.9-million pilot program in the Peace region. It will deliver basic education and work

‘ money encourages aimless study, and the selection of courses that are appealing rather than safe investments.’

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

boots for people in that region before anyone will be flown up from Nanaimo or Nelson. Cruising along at nearly 50 per cent in the polls, the NDP have also put emphasis on postsecondary. But they’re still playing to the urban Occupy crowd, with a promise of a tax on banks to fund student grants. Instead of providing loan relief after successful completion, they’re going to hand out money at the front end, just like they did in my student days. My experience as a student, a job seeker and a parent is that free money encourages aimless study, and the selection of courses that are appealing rather than safe investments. We already have far too much of that, and I think most students today would be better off with a bigger debt and a well-paying job. As the new trades plan was being rolled out, former finance minister Colin Hansen announced he’s retiring. Continued / 11

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

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Hansen pushed same training From / 10 It was Hansen who started the push for skills training back in 2008, emphasizing that there will be a million new jobs open by 2019, 600,000 of them due to retiring baby boomers. Hansen made a sales trip to snowy Toronto to launch advertising to lure people to B.C. That effort is being revised with a series

of interprovincial and international trips, because even if all 650,000 high school students graduate and go to work in B.C. from now to 2019, it won’t be enough to fill all the jobs on the horizon. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


Mailbag: Feedback on ‘Eyeball Alley’, eyeballing roadworks ADSS photos stored for now To the Editor, Re: Old ADSS pics worth saving, Letters, Sept. 20. I should really not be surprised when a rumour suddenly becomes a “decision”. Recently, a letter was written stating that the framed grad photographs from “Eyeball Alley” at the old ADSS were going to be boxed and buried. That was followed up by the comment that, in the writer’s opinion, “and that of many others, is that this decision should be reversed”. In fact, no decision has been made. The pictures have been carefully stored at the museum, and at some point, there will be a decision made regarding the future of those pictures. It would have been so easy for the writer of that letter to just call up one of six Alberni Valley school trustees, or call the board office, and ask, instead of perpetuating a rumour and encouraging speculation. But facts aren’t nearly as much fun as fiction, right? Rosemarie Buchanan,

Port Alberni Editor’s note: Rosemarie Buchanan is a trustee in School District 70.

A proposal for ‘eyeball alley’ To the Editor, Re: Old ADSS pics worth saving, Letters, Sept. 20 It was good to read that Barry Miller is concerned about keeping the heritage of ADSS grad class photographs in place in the new high school. Many people no doubt share his concern. However, there may be a modern solution that would resolve the perceived architectural problem. May I suggest a technological solution, which would complement the grand appearance of the new high school while preserving the historical significance of the decades of “faces of the past”? The following proposal would, of course, be subject to the blessing and participation of the School District, the City’s Alberni Vallley Museum and a good representation of ADSS alumni. Firstly, I suggest that the school district approach the Alberni

Valley Museum to see if they would have space to store the grad photos in perpetuity. Secondly, I suggest that Barry Miller recruit a committee of ADSS alumni for the purpose of raising funds to pay for a contract for the museum to digitally catalogue all the grad photos so that they may be accessed and viewed remotely via the Internet by anyone interested in seeing them. Thirdly, I suggest that Barry’s committee also raise funds for the purchase and installation of an 80-inch HD LCD monitor at a prominent location within the new high school for the purpose of displaying a continuous loop of past years of grad class photos. It would also be desirable to have the ability for certain years to be displayed for periods of time, such as during class reunions, and for the display to be interactive. Maybe ADSS might be the first high school to implement such a system. Nothing wrong with some bragging rights. I am happy to pledge the first $100 to Barry’s campaign. The ball is now in his


Eric McCormick, Port Alberni

New road needed: writer To the Editor, I would like to offer my support for the proposed coal mine near Buckley Bay. I am confident that the mine review process is thorough and scientific, and that if the mine is approved it will be a great benefit to the mid-Island and to the provincial treasury. My primary concern with the mine is the increased traffic on Highway 4 to Port Alberni. This is a great opportunity to complete a new connector from the Island Highway to Port Alberni through the Horne Lake area. Perhaps the construction of this road should be a condition of the mine’s approval. Jim Cameron, Parksville

Roadwork looks unsafe To the Editor, I have just finished reading the story about the progress of the repairs on Third Avenue. I keep reading about how safe this province

likes to keep its work force. I spent 35 years working in the commercial industry back in Ontario and my eyes almost feel out of my head. The picture you took shows two men working below ground level with at least eight feet of excavated soil above their heads. In my time in the industry the site would have been closed on the spot and a fine of $250,000 or more issue against the company operating the project. And at the same time the city would also receive the same fine for allowing the work to proceed without the proper safety precautions being put in place. What should have been put in the trench was an eight-foot steel cage that would have protected the workers at the bottom of the trench. You will probably hear that the workers were in no danger of a collapse because of the type soil being dug up. That is no excuse for not following proper safety precautions. In the past too many men and women have died for these same reasons. Terry Short, Port Alberni

Letters Mail: Letters, Alberni Valley News, 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6H2 Fax: 250-723-6395 E-mail: Letters should be no longer than 300 words and will be edited. Include your address and phone number (although those won’t be published) and a first name or two initials. We won’t publish anonymous letters, or letters to third parties. We regret that, due to the volume of letters we receive, not all will be printed.

September is a great time to start activities, sign up for programs and explore new options. Now is a good time to consider the many interesting and varied programs offered for people of all ages at the many places of worship in the Alberni Valley.

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Sunday Worship Service -10:30 am Wed. 9:30am - 11am Bible Study Phone: 250.723-8332

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Everyone welcome to worship with us at the 7th Day Adventist Church at

Trinity Church Anglican & Lutheran

4766 Angus Street, Port Alberni Pastor: George Pell SUNDAY 10 AM WEDNESDAY 10 AM Everyone Welcome Phone: 250.724-4921 Trinity Church Port Alberni


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Our writer: Valley Seniors is a monthly feature compiled by Orlando Delano and featuring residents living in Port Alberni seniors complexes.

Sunflowers hotly contested Dozens of enthusiastic seniors, staff and volunteers from five seniors homes got together at Westhaven this month for the second annual sunflower growing contest. This type of event is now part of the tradition among Alberni Valley seniors. The residents, along with staff, volunteers and family members dedicate their time to plant, grow and care for these beautiful plants in preparation for the yearly competition. The event is sponsored and judged by renowned Port


Grower Jake van Kooten, better known for his massive pumpkins, addresses contestants of the second annual sunflower contest at Westhaven.

Alberni gardener, Jake van Kooten, longtime friend and supporter of seniors activities. In the past, van Kooten, winner

of the largest pumpkin in Canada, encouraged and supported the seniors to grow pumpkins and share their planting experiences

You are invited to attend the Opening Reception of

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at pumpkin competitions held at different senior homes. This year’s sunflower event, coordinated by Westhaven activity coordinator Victoria Roscoe-Romaunis, also saw residents taking part in the Sunflower Tic-TacToe, which placed Rose Harvey from Fir Park Village in first place; the Sunflower Bean Bag Game; and the Guess the Seeds in the Jar contest, won by Westhaven (968 seeds!). By the end of the competition, van Kooten announced the winners: Rainbow Gardens won the prize for growing the tallest sunflower at 11 feet eight inches. The shortest plant contest was won by the residents of Fir Park Village: (33 inches) and Heritage Place took the honours by raising the most unusual and smallest flower.


Bev Denning, left, Louise Soulliere, Brian Thorburn and Sharean van Volsen celebrate the official opening of the spa at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens).

Spa opens at Tsawaayus On Sept. 6 there was a celebration to officially open the new spa at Tsawaayuus assisted living residence. Tsawaayuus Foundation board member Sharean Van Volsen cut the ribbon while residents, guests and staff looked on. Donors that contributed to the completion of the spa were acknowledged

and representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion building committee— Bev Denning, Brian Thorburn and Louise Soulliere—presented a framed certificate to commemorate the special occasion. Guests were provided a tour of the spa and enjoyed cake and refreshments. Prizes were won by Grace David, Helen Denning and Elsie

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What’s on • Rainbow Gardens will be having a Thanksgiving “What are we thankful for” “tea on Friday, Oct. 5 from 1:30–3 p.m. • On Oct. 19 there will be the first annual Rainbow Gardens Fall Fun Fair from 1:30–4 p.m. • Seniors will visit the open house at the Robertson Fish Hatchery on Friday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

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Inbrief Chamber head set to retire After nearly a decade serving as

business newsline manager of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mike Carter has announced his retirement. Carter will

Thursday , Sept. 27, 2012 Alberni Valley News vacate his position as of March 15, 2013. “Mike has been with the chamber for eight years and in that time has made significant contributions, which include: being the project manager for the construction of the new visitor centre, establishing

the ambassador program, developing the Alberni Valley Tourism Group, re-writing the constitution, by-laws, procedures manual and job descriptions – just in time for the incumbent executive director,” chamber president Neil Malbon said. A search for Carter’s

replacement will begin shortly, Malbon said.

Treasure Hunt cancelled

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce has been forced to cancel its fundraising Treasure Hunt due to low ticket sales.

Sixteen merchants had signed on to provide ‘treasure’, and a barbecue was offered at the end, but there were few takers for the $35 punch cards.

Tseshaht Market open

The Tseshaht Market

on Pacific Rim Highway will celebrate its grand re-opening this Saturday, Sept. 29. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a prayer and blessing, and a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. The market boasts a new, 50-seat hot and cold food service area, coffee and smoothie bar, hot sub sandwiches, expanded giftware section, produce and specialty candy counter. A pharmacy will open soon.

Tall Ships group revives

The Port Alberni Tall Ships Society is trying to resurrect the festival. Richard Pesik is hosting a meeting on Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. at Steamworks Café on Third Avenue. Check out their Facebook page by searching Port Alberni Tall Ships Society.

Bosley’s opens in North Port

Bosley’s Pet Food Plus has opened in Pacific Rim Shopping Centre, on the opposite corner from A&W. The store’s grand opening will be Oct. 13–14.

BC Jobs Fair stops in Alberni

The BC Jobs Start Here job fair visits Port Alberni on Monday, Oct. 1, from 12–7 p.m. at the Best Western Barclay Hotel. One of 24 job fairs to be held across B.C. between now and November, the fair will connect British Columbians seeking work with employers looking for qualified employees. Post-secondary educational institutions, industry associations, training and health authorities will also be in attendance.


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Transportation minister visits

BC Minister of Transportation Mary Polak will visit the Alberni Valley on Wednesday, Oct. 3 for the chamber of commerce’s networking luncheon at the Best Western Barclay Hotel. “Port Alberni has been lobbying long and hard for improvements to our transportation infrastructure,” a chamber press release noted. “This will be a good opportunity to hear what the provincial government thinks of our wishes.” Members of the public are welcome to attend the noon-hour presentation. Please call the chamber at 250-7246535 to reserve a seat.

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Bread of Life manager Cindy Sjoholm, second from right, accepts two cheques totalling $1,815 and a load of toys from Port Alberni Toy Run members to help BOL kids have a great Christmas.


This notice is published pursuant to section 4 of the Recall and Initiative Act. Approval in principle has been granted on an application for an initiative petition. The petition will be issued to proponent Dana Larsen on Monday, November 19, 2012 and signature sheets must be submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer by Monday, February 18, 2013. The Title of the Initiative is: An initiative to amend the Police Act. OUR PORT ALBERNI TEAM

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Summary of Initiative: The initiative draft Bill entitled, “Sensible Policing Act” proposes to amend the Police Act to no longer use provincial police resources on the enforcement of current laws in relation to simple possession and use of cannabis by adults. The draft law would prohibit the use of provincial police resources for this purpose, would require police to report in detail to the Minister of Justice any actual use of resources for this purpose and why it was necessary, and require the Minister to publish that report. The Bill also proposes that the Province would call upon the Federal Government to repeal the federal prohibition on cannabis, or give British Columbia an exemption, such that British Columbia is able to tax and regulate cannabis similar to the regulation of alcohol and tobacco. As well it proposes that British Columbia shall establish a Provincial Commission to study the means and requirements necessary for the province to establish a legal and regulated model for the production and use of cannabis by adults. Last, the Bill would make non-lawful possession and use of cannabis by minors an offence similar to possession and use of alcohol.

Initiative Advertising: Individuals or organizations who sponsor initiative advertising, other than the proponent and registered opponents, must register with the Chief Electoral Officer before they conduct or publish initiative advertising. Registration applications are available from Elections BC. Who May Sign the Petition: Registered voters as of Monday, November 19, 2012 may sign the initiative petition. Individuals may only sign the petition once, and must sign the petition sheet for the electoral district in which they are registered at the time of signing. Signed petitions are available for public inspection. For More Information: The initiative application and draft Bill are available for public inspection on the Elections BC website and at the Elections BC office at the address below. Location: Suite 100 – 1112 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C Mailing Address: PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9J6 Phone: Toll-free: Fax: Email: Website:

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Bring along your pooch and join us for a day of fun at the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause. Once there you will be able to enjoy a free BBQ for participants, door prizes and BC SPCA information, all in support of our favourite furry friends. By participating in the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause you’re helping us continue to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. The BC SPCA provides emergency medical care and shelter for over 32,000 animals each year through its 37 facilities and operations across B.C. The society also conducts more than 7,000 cruelty investigations and provides a wide range of advocacy and education programs for domestic, farm and wild animals. With no funding coming from the government we are reliant on you to help us save the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected animals in your community. Register and get started today!

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* 1. How do you generally read your local paper?

*7. Do you...? Frequently Occasionally Never Research online prior to store purchase?  Make online purchases?  Use your smart phone for shopping? 

 The printed newspaper  Online on my computer or laptop  On my tablet  On my smartphone

Female 18-24 ............ 25-34 ............ 35-44 ............ 45-54 ............ 55-65 ............ 65+ Male.....18-24 ............ 25-34 ............ 25-34 ............ 25-34 ............ 25-34



Frequently Occasionally Never Compromise on quality to save money?   Forego a brand name to save money?   Wait for the item to go on sale?  

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* 6. What most influences your decision when choosing a grocery store?    

Loyalty to the chain Closest to home Best deals/offers/coupons Rewards or credit card program

Next 3 months    

Next 6 months    

Next year    

 Midrange  Luxury  Hybrid

* 13. Which ‘extra’ items are you likely to spend on in your household? Frequently              


No plans to travel       

* 17. What type of real estate are you looking at? Single detached Townhouse Condo Resort property

Newly built    

Previously owned    

* 18. Are you planning any financial transactions? Please check all that apply.

 Consolidate your debt load  Pay off a loan  Pay off your mortgage  Remortgage your property  Renew your mortgage  Secure a loan  Seek financial planning advice  Set up a line of credit  Switch banks or credit union  None of the above

* 20. In which city/municipality do you currently live? Never              

* 14. Are you planning to travel in the near future? For business For pleasure In Canada for less than 3 days by plane  Getaway of less than 3 days to the USA  Longer trip within Canada by car  Longer trip within Canada by plane  Longer trip to the USA by car  Longer trip to the USA by plane  Longer trip outside of North America 

 Your first home purchase?  Upsize?  Downsize?

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Car detailing Fast food Fitness membership Further education or courses Gourmet foods or desserts Home improvement less than $500 Home improvement over $500 Live theatre or festivals Manicure, pedicure, hair styling Movie downloads, Pay per view, movie channels Movie theatre Restaurant dining Scratch and lottery tickets Trips to a casino

* 16. Will this be..?

* 19. In which category does your annual household income fall?

* 12. Is your next vehicle most likely to be...? Occasionally             

* 5. Please check the stores you shop at  Jysk  Kin’s Farm Market  London Drugs  Lululemon  M&M Meats  Mark’s Work Wearhouse  Marketplace IGA  Nesters  Overwaitea  Pharmasave  PriceSmart  Real Canadian Superstore  Reitmans  Rexall  Rona


* 11. What type of vehicle are you considering and when do you plan to purchase? Car Minivan Pickup truck SUV

* 4. Which advertising offers are you most interested in?

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* 10. Will it be a new or preowned vehicle?

 Less than 10 minutes  10 - 20 minutes  21- 30 minutes  30 minutes +

Appliances Discount, bargain or dollar store Clothing, accessories and footwear Computers, tablets, phones, cameras Fast Food Furniture, rugs and beds Groceries Health, personal care and make-up Office supplies Tools, home & yard improvement Toys & games, arts & crafts Computers, tablets, phones, cameras TV, stereo, PVR, Satellite


* 9. Are you or someone in your household planning to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle in the near future? (If no, jump to Q13)

* 3. How much time do you typically spend reading the newspaper, its stories, advertising and flyers?



*8. Do you ever...?

* 2. How many people in your household (including yourself) read the paper? 1           



* 15. Does anyone in your household plan to sell or buy real estate in the near future? If no, jump to Q18)


* 21. How far will you drive from your home to use a business or service?  16-30 minutes  31-60 minutes  1 hours  2 hours  3 hours  More than 4 hours  I don’t shop outside of my own community

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This year marks the fifth year that Port Alberni is participating in The International Breastfeeding Challenge, which acknowledges the importance of breastfeeding to local families. On Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m., nursing mothers are encouraged to gather at the public library as part of a larger, international network of mothers

Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas, right, and Coun. Cindy Solda, left, present city manager of human resources Theresa Kingston with a plaque in recognition of her contribution to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Migrant Labour Rights Program in China. JULIA CARANCI Special to the News

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FRI. SEPT. 28 ◆ TOUR DE ROCK LUNCH Welcome the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders to Port Alberni with lunch by donation at the Pit Stop Café at Alberni Toyota. The riders will arrive at approximately 12:15 p.m. or earlier.


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◆ TOUR DE ROCK COMMUNITY DINNER Welcome the Tour de Rock riders into town around lunchtime, then come to Boston Pizza to meet and dine with the team. Tix $25 each for adults, $15 for children 12 and under available at Canadian Cancer Society office, Boston Pizza and Beckonings Home Decor.

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◆ DEMONSTRATION FOR DONATION The Vancouver Island Police Dog Handlers and their dogs are giving a demonstration to raise funds for Tour de Rock. The event is from 4:306:30 p.m. on Morton Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Members of the Port Alberni RCMP detachment will be dishing out their hallowed chili.

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Garbage Disposal Baldy Boz and their friendly customer service have returned


Bus: 778-421-3527 (local Port Alberni phone number)


Vancouver Island Regional Library, 4255 Wallace Street at 11 a.m. Registration is at 10 a.m. There will be a story, music, snacks and door prizes. Call 250-731-1315 for information.


◆ PRO LIFE EVENT ProLife will be holding Life Chain on Johnston Road, from 1-2 p.m. For more info: call Cheryl at 250-7241012.

MON. OCT. 1 ◆ BC JOBS JOB FAIR connecting British Columbians who are looking for work with employers looking for qualified employees. Postsecondary educational institutions, industry associations, training and health authorities will also be present. At Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel from 12-7 p.m. ◆ FOOD AND FILOSOPHY at Dolce Vita Restaurant. Start time: 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker: North Island College principal Tom Weegar.

ONGOING ◆ POWER SQUADRON BOATING COURSES offered in Port Alberni, usually from January to May. Pleasure Craft Operator certificate phone Steve for information 250-7230232), Marine Radio (VHF) Certificate phone Bill for info 250-723-9674. ◆ ARROWSMITH AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, meets every second Wednesday of the month at 3003 Fourth Ave. starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost $20 per year. Contact Loretta Parkinson at 250- 723-2555 for more info. ◆ CRIB NIGHT at Legion Branch No. 293. Starts at 7 p.m. ◆ Do you have an item for our calendar? If so, please contact our newsroom at editor@

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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc, Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season to perform a variety of winter related road maintenance activities including operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. QualiďŹ cations include: • • • •

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Ileen Joyce, Berard (nee Anderson) October 11, 1931 - September 22, 2012 Born in Pine Falls, Manitoba, Ileen passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2012, in Port Alberni, BC, at the age of 80. Ileen is predeceased by her husband; Romeo Berard, parents; Alexander and Frances Anderson her brothers Harold, Elmer, Eddie, Kenny and her sisters Myrtle and Vera. Survived by her sister; Ruby Arnet; brother Wayne (Ellen) Anderson; daughters, Nadine (Rocky) Berard, Diane Kelleher, Deb (Bruce) Wood; son; Kevin (Kathy) Berard grandchildren; Ted (Anita) Cisecki, Tammy (Troy) Cisecki, Trent Bondue, Kalyne (Andrew) McIver, Joel (Tayla) Wood, Justin (Alyssa) Wood, Briana (Joey) Berard and Katlin Berard; six great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ileen was raised in Pine Falls and Selkirk Manitoba. She married Romeo in Pine Falls in 1952 then moved to Port Alberni in 1954. Ileen was active with the Curling Club and Worked at the Government Manpower OfďŹ ce. After retiring in 1988 Ileen took up and enjoyed the game of Golf. Ileen was also very involved with the Anglican Church, St. Albans, later becoming the Trinity Church. Ileen will be sadly missed by family and friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the Trinity Church, 4766 Angus St, Port Alberni, BC with the Reverend George Pell ofďŹ ciating. Condolences may be offered to the family at In lieu of owers, donations in Ileen’s memory may be made to Trinity Church, 4766 Angus St., Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 1S9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, Port Alberni Unit, 3030B Third Ave, Port Alberni, V9Y 2A5.

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Josh, 14, and his brother Steven, 12, have been delivering the Alberni Valley News since Janurary 2009. Over the summer Josh and Steven made a few trips to Vancouver to spend time with family. In his spare time Josh likes to play video games and sports. Steven also likes video games and hanging out with his friends. Each week Josh and Steven deliver to 85 homes on their central Port route. Josh likes to spend his route earnings on food and video games and Steven has just saved up enough of his route earning to buy himself an iPod. Along with our thanks, Josh & Steven received some Black Press merchandise and a $10 gift card from Walmart! SIGN UP NOW TO BE A PAPER CARRIER AND GET A FREE GIFT


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Mac’s Convenience Store Inc. is hiring Cashiers ($10.25/hr), Retail Store Supervisor ($14.45/hr). All 37.50hrs/wk. Mail CV: 3955 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 5N4 or PERSONAL CARE Aid, P/T, over night shifts with opportunity to cover other shifts. Care is for a male quadriplegic. Areas assisting in are; personal hygiene, eating, exercise and tasks around house. Training will be provided. People who apply need to be eager learners and adaptive problem solvers, hold valid drivers license and be flexible with availability. $15 hrs/week, Thurs, Fri, Sat. Starting immediately. Call Judi 250-724-5738. SUPERINTENDENT, MAINLINE TRACK HOE OP, PIPELAYERS For Underground installation of Sanitary, Water, Storm. Min. 10 yrs. 403-250-8868

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Send resume via fax 604-241-5301 or PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned energy services company servicing Western Canada. All job opportunities include competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit plan. We are accepting applications at multiple branches for: Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and a drivers abstract are required. For more information and to apply on these opportunities and additional postings visit our employment webpage at: employment-opportunities SOUTH ROCK is hiring for: Paving Personnel (raker, screed, general labourers); Heavy Equipment Operators. Send resume to: or 403-568-1327.

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The winner of the 2012 Ford F150 Fall Fair Vehicle was Fred Mather. Margaret Groeneveld, far right, is the Poppy Chairman for the Royal Canadian Legion and she dispensed $21,000 to the following local organizations: Meals on Wheels, RCL #293 Bursary Fund, Fir Park/Echo Village, Ty Watson House, Friends of Westhaven, Heritage House Foundation, Abbeyfield Foundation, WCGH Foundation, RCL Foundation, Sea Cadets/Navy League, Wheels for Wellness, Army Cadets and Rainbow Gardens.

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The winner of the Kinsmen $1,000. was Dwayne Yushman. Other monetary winners of $100 were: Thurs. Eric TaMack, Fri. Alice Mitchell, Rosie Marsden & Matt Federchuk, Sat. Alfred Fred, Howie Dorn, Norm & Betty Bailey & Dave Gallant and on Sunday the big winner.

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Bulldogs’ Manny Gialedakis, left, celebrates Evan Anderson’s power play goal that puts the Bulldogs on the scoreboard in Surrey, Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs won 5-4 in overtime, their lone win in a threegame Lower Mainland tilt. The Bulldogs host Island rival Nanaimo Clippers on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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This is the first regular season meeting between the Clippers and the Bulldogs. Judging from the spirited exhibition games between these two island rivals, the fan are the ones that will benefit from the 8 regular season match-ups. Going into weekend action, the Bulldogs are one point ahead of Nanaimo but the Clippers have three games in hand already. Key off-season additions for the Clippers have been 92 F Reid Sturos who has 4 points in 4 games and a commitment to Michigan Tech next season and 93 G Jayson Argue who has appeared in all 4 games for Nanaimo posting a 3-1 record with a GAA of 1.76. The Bulldogs have exploded out the gates with the most goals for in the BCHL. Leading the charge are third-year Bulldog Lars Hepso with 7 goals, rookie Nathan Craft with 4 (including the game winner in Surrey on Sunday) and Evan Tironese with 3. Be sure to come out on Saturday for some great Bulldogs hockey and a chance to help Angel raise some much need funds for the “This One’s For Jeneece” cause. Sponsored by:


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Bulldogs moves bolster roster The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have made a slew of roster changes as they prepares to face division rivals Cowichan Valley Capitals and Nanaimo Clippers this weekend. The Bulldogs re-assigned forward Michael Sandor to the Penticton Lakers of the KIJHL Junior B league. He will remain an affiliate player with the Bulldogs unless another Junior A team picks up his playing rights. The move was needed to reduce the roster to make way for players returning from injured reserve, Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison said in a release. The team also re-assigned forward Jon Brumwell to the Campbell River Storm of the VIJHL Junior



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– Kevin Willison B league. Brumwell was identified at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2012 spring identification camp after spending the 2011-12 season with the Phoenix Junior Coyotes U18 program. “Jon is a great kid who needs to identify his game to play at the Junior A level,” Willison said. “Jon will work hard to improve his game in hopes to be in a Bulldogs uniform again sometime soon.” It wasn’t all subtractions though. The team added

forward Chris Tracy from Marlton, New Jersey. Tracy played the majority of the 2011/12 season with the Langley Rivermen, where he recorded 15 goals and 13 assists in 47 games in his rookie year. Tracy was released by the Rivermen at the start of the season due to roster space issues and also appeared in four games for the Surrey Eagles. Tracy started practice with the Bulldogs last week. ICE CHIPS...The Bulldogs play home and away games this weekend. They play the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Cowichan on Friday night. The Bulldogs return home to Weyerhaeuser Arena in the multiplex to play the Nanaimo Clippers on Saturday. Puck drop is 7 p.m.

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This beautiful September weather continues to keep those golf clubs in use. It is going to be sad to have to put them away for the winter. But no matter how long and how good the golf season is, winter is inevitable. So take advantage of these beautiful evenings and shoot a round of golf. Ladies night at Hollies Golf course will continue until the end of September with a start time of 5:30 p.m. Sandy Toombs won the “B” division with Donna Shannon coming in a close second. Carol Bouchard won the “A” division with a score

of 36, followed by LaDonna Knutson. Longest putt, sponsored by A Step Above, was won by Karen Vandermolen. Lisa Young took home the second closest to the pin award, sponsored by Sunnydale Golf and Country Club and Rhonda Holcombe won the second closest to the pin prize, sponsored by Safeway. Tineke Rodger took home the longest drive of the night, sponsored by Tim Hortons. Mary Ann McConnell and Sue Steinhauer are still tied at the top of the ringer board at a score of 28. Ladies night has raised a total of $500 to date for Ty Watson House. In addition to raising money for the Ty Watson House, there is a monthly 50/50 draw, with the proceeds going to the

SPCA. The deuce pot still hasn’t been won and stands at $225. We still have a couple of weeks left in the season and will be a really nice pot for a lucky golfer to take home. For all of the Beach Boy fans, you might know the song Good Vibrations. The song was written because Brian Wilson’s mother had good feelings towards animals. I was told recently that I had good vibrations. Could it be because I have three dogs and one cat? I also help take care of Sylvestor, our resident cat at the office. A cat that lives in the wild beside my house has also adopted me. It helps to prove my theory that golfers are a very giving bunch and support many worthwhile causes.

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If we didn’t have bad luck we wouldn’t have any luck at all. At least that’s the way it seemed for most of us on Tuesday. The game started out fairly quietly at first but then the wheels fell off. The whole idea was to assign each player a number, one to four, and when you finished the hole you had to take the score of the player with the corresponding number. If you rolled a five you had to take five strokes for the

hole and if you rolled a six you got to choose the best hole for your team. Sharon Haggard and Joan Thompson got real lucky to have played with Carol Hastings, who dragged them around the whole course and came in with first place, carding a net 73. The game was called Port Scramble. Janice Cross, the holder of the Challenge Pin relinquished it today to challenger, Sandra Simpson. Carol Bouchard took the low gross honours. Carol Hastings beat out the rest of the gamblers with her low net score of 66.

9-Hole Division: Marta Willimson was out in front as the low gross scorer. Marie Swain scooped the low net and finally, LaDonna Knutson and Kathy Toms shared the putting pot. B Division: Low gross score was carded by Lorraine Wilson. Marj Dufour was alone in the low net category. Lesley Anderson and Louise Berlinsky split the putting pot, having had the fewest number of putts. These girls went “chipping” crazy... Mary Ann sunk hers on hole No. 1. Betty Adair holed out on No. 7; Cass Parker on No. 3 and Lesley

Anderson on No. 5. Marta Williamson not only chipped in on No. 4 but that chip-in gave her a birdie. Willimson went on the finish her round with pars on holes No. 2, No. 5, and No. 8. Well done. We should have had money on you. Reminders: Friday, Sept. 28 is the Night Golf at the Alberni Golf Club. The Business Ladies final scramble is on Sunday, Sept. 30th... sign up for either of these fun events in the pro shop. The ladies’ closing luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9. We all need to get our name on the circulating list.

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On the net side first place was taken by C. Gardner, Al Wright, Glen Trask and Paul Saulnier followed by Gary Korven, Sandy Duguid, Livio Tedesco and Keith Randall. Continued/ 29

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The Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society would like to invite those interested to attend a meet and greet with west coast author David Esson Young, author of the best seller, The Uchuck Years – A West Coast Shipping Saga. The talk and book signing will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Hutcheson Gallery on the Harbour Quay Marina pier. Young will discuss his recent book about the history of the Uchuck, operating out of Port Alberni and Gold River. Seating will be limited. Admission will be by donation to the operation of the Maritime Museum and Hutcheson Gallery on the waterfront.

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Wild Observations is the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, and runs until Oct. 16. This exhibit showcases a very unique exhibit of paper collage, by artist Debbie Goodman. The pieces she creates are composed entirely from coloured and patterned specialty paper, which come from many countries of origin. Debbie is passionate about wildlife and the conservation and animal welfare, as you will see in this wonderful collection.

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Arts council gives thanks The Community Arts Council of the Alberni valley would like to give a big thank you to Paul Kurucz and

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, at the Capitol Theatre Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31. Advance tickets are $15 adults and $13 seniors, at the door $18 & $16. Tickets available at the Rollin Art Centre.


Debbie Goodman’s ‘Tree Frog’ artwork is composed of individual pieces of specialty paper that make up the detail work.

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From/ 27 Third place went to Tom Thompson, Rick Thompson, Gord Unger and Peter Mugleston. Closest to the pin winners were Jim Proteau on No. 2, Ted Stewart on No. 13 and Jaques Giovetti on No. 17. Ben Randall collected $43 for the Charity Closest to the Pin on No. 4. Next Sunday sees the season wind up sponsored by Dave Gray Contracting. The format will be a four man best ball with the best two net and the best two gross counting on each hole.



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4775 Bute St.



Room For Everyone • 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms on main • 1 bedroom & 2 bathroom in-law • Built in 1994 • Needs some TLC

2491 Hilton Ave.


169,900 4-5131 Gertrude St $174,900


Great Starter Home • Great South Port neighbourhood • Extensive updating • 3 bedroom & 1 bathroom • Fenced lot with workshop

Affordable Retirement Living • Kitsuksis Manor • 2 bedroom & full bathroom • 900 sq.ft. rancher • Carport & storage locker





Lot B Grandview Rd $97,000 Lot 1 Kitsuksis St $109,900 6421 Beaver Creek $239,900 6389 Withers Rd $289,900 6307 Renton Rd. N. $379,900

6880 Bainbridge Rd $499,900


Beauty Surrounds You • 5 bedroom & 4 bathroom • Tastefully renovated • 3.93 acre lot • Large detached workshop


Wanting to Build? • 1.23 acre property • Preferred area • Close to city • Low taxes

Country Small Acreage • 1.28 acre lot • Desirable Kitsuksis area • Treed lot • Build your dream house

Heart of Beaver Creek • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • Rancher • 2.00 acres • Newer septic system

Quiet Country • 0.92 acres • Desireable location • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 20’x30’ workshop

Cherry Creek • Extensively updated • Open concept living • 4 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 0.74 acre with workshop

7700 Woodward Rd $177,900 LT 1 Salal Road $252,000 19130 Pacific Rim Hwy $424,900 10189 Stirling Arm Cres $545,900 Peaceful Acreage • 3.9 acres • McCoy Lake area • Munutes from Sproat Lake • Build your dream home

Sproat Lake • 0.55 acre • Semi-waterfront • Amazing lake views • Strata development

Sproat Lake Waterfront • 0.55 acre • 66’ of lake frontage • Established subdivision • Taylor Arm views

Luxury Home • 3 bedroom & 3 bathroom • Open concept design • Quality materials throughout • 0.817 acre & double garage

PLEASE CALL THE FENTON TEAM TODAY 38 Headquarters Bay $224,900 37 Headquarters Bay $$399,900 414,900 138 Burlington Ave. $$499,900 414,900 Headquarters Bay • 5.0 acres • 150’ of accessible waterfront • Washroom & outbuilding on site • Shared marina & boat launch

Alberni Inlet Oceanfront • 5.0 acres • 150’ of accessible waterfront • Washroom & outbuilding on site • Shared marina & boat launch

Virtually Waterfront • Barkley Sound views • Minutes’ walk from docks • Minutes’ walk from beach • 3 stories with 3 suites


Please call Chris or Esther to set up your private viewing of any of the properties displayed here or any MLS listing. We’d love the opportunity to earn your business!



Thursday , Sept. 27, 2012 Alberni Valley News

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#4-5131 GERTRUDE ST.




Great Starter Home

Affordable Retirement Living • Kitsuksis Manor • 2 bedroom & full bath • 900 sq.ft. rancher • Carport & storage locker


• Great South Port neighbourhood • Extensive updating • 3 bedroom & 1 bathroom • Fenced lot with workshop






4427 Arrowsmith $94,900 #46 5558 Beaver Crk $94,900 4775 BUTE ST. $162,800 Why Pay Rent?? • $4,700 5% down payment • 3.09% interest, 5 year term • 25 year amortization • $439/month with CMHC

Quality Carefree Living • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathroom • Creeks Edge Park • Bright & open concept • 2 sundecks

Room For Everyone • 3 bdrm & 2 bath on main • 1 bdrm & 2 bath in-law • Built in 1994 • Needs some TLC

6311 View Street $169,900 4084 9th Avenue $176,900 3985 4th Ave $179,900 3716 17th Ave All About Location • Large 3 bedroom home • Near city & low taxes • Updated 4 piece bathroom • Large sundeck

2835 Carmichael Cres $244,900 Greenbelt Living • 4 bedroom & 3 bathroom • Extensively updated • 60’ x 130’ lot • Upper South Alberni

• $842/ month mortgage • 5% down payment • 5 year term at 3.24% • 25 year amortization

Charm & Versatility • Updated & well cared for • 2 bed & 1 bath main floor • 1 bedroom in-law suite • Detached wired shop



Great Family Home • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 2 finished stories • 80’ x 120’ lot • Fenced back yard


Please call Chris or Esther to set up your private viewing of any of the properties displayed here or any MLS listing.

Alberni Valley News, September 27, 2012  

September 27, 2012 edition of the Alberni Valley News

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