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The language of hockey TWINNING: | Abashiri North Stars, Alberni Valley Minor Hockey communicate on the ice during cultural exchange. SUSAN QUINN Alberni Valley News

While the National Hockey League was busy getting its act together for a shortened season following a lockout, some international hockey was played in the Alberni Valley. The Abashiri North Stars hockey team from Abashiri, Japan spent last week in the Alberni Valley on a cultural exchange. They were one of two delegations visiting Port Alberni from our sister city in Japan. Another student delegation comprising 25 people was also visiting. Players, coaches, interpreters and students attended classes at Alberni Elementary School, John Paul II Catholic School and EJ Dunn Middle School and were given a tour of the AV Museum during their stay. Last Thursday, the North Stars practiced with players from the Alberni

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Players from the Abashiri North Stars wait for their turn to present the Alberni Valley Bulldogs with a flag from their Japanese city prior to the Bulldogs’ game, Friday night.

District Secondary School hockey academy. They also joined the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Jr. A team for 15 minutes of practice and inspiration. “They were pretty thrilled about that,”

Port Alberni Twinning Society president Sherri McKinnon said. On Friday the North Stars played a friendly game against local minor hockey players, with the game going into overtime.

McKinnon credited minor hockey coach and city councillor Rob Cole with making many of the minor hockey arrangements. Friday night, North Star members presented a

city flag to Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ team governor Ron Paulson prior to the Bulldogs’ home game against Victoria Grizzlies. Team captain Ryan Lough was presented with a gift as well. A Sayonara dinner was held at Echo Centre on Saturday before the delegation departed for Japan on Sunday morning. The Port Alberni Twinning Society is still looking for Port Alberni students aged 11 to 15 who are interested in travelling to Abashiri in early July 2013. An informational meeting is planned for Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Alberni Elementary School library. Or contact Laurie Morphet by e-mail at lmorphet@sd70.bc.ca or phone at 250-724-0623. Students must pay for their own travel expenses. An adult-only delegation is also planning to travel to Abashiri to celebrate more than 25 years of twinning. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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City embarks on business retention survey SUSAN QUINN Alberni Valley News

What does it take to do business in Port Alberni? What should municipal leaders be doing, if anything, to keep business here? Economic development manager Pat Deakin and chamber of commerce officials are hoping a business retention survey will answer these questions and give the city a better picture of how business owners play into its economy. Between now and March, incoming chamber executive director Bill Collette and a small team of helpers will be going around to different businesses, interviewing owners. Originally, Deakin had hoped

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Gayle Stephen-Player, right, owner of Gayle’s Fashions, talks to Bill Collette and Colleen Brand for the business retention survey.

to cover at least 400 of the 660 businesses in Port Alberni, but he and Collette have since realized that goal was too lofty for the time limit Collette is under. “For a community of this size, if you did 200 businesses in a year that would be successful,” said Colleen Bond, a consultant with EDCD Consulting from Kelowna. Bond was in town last week to train Deakin, Collette and other chamber of commerce members on how to conduct the survey and input the data. “It’s quite a task; a lot of conversation is going to happen,” Bond said. The survey has been created and endorsed by the Economic Development Association of B.C. Continued / 9

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Island Timberlands will log along Highway 4 at the top of the Hump starting next Monday, according to their spokesperson Morgan Kennah. Plan are to harvest timber at the junction of the Cameron Connector (the access road to Mt. Arrowsmith) where it joins Highway 4, she said. “Most of the harvesting is already done, there’s just a strip that’s right beside the highway,” she said. Logging will take place on one side of the highway, although road construction is happening at the same time on the other side, she said. The logging company intends to close the highway for 15-minute intervals, repeatedly during weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. See ‘road’ / 4

Six compete for vacant RD seats SUSAN QUINN Alberni Valley News

Six candidates will run for a vacant regional director’s seat in Cherry Creek, while five people will run for school trustee in a by-election in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. Lucas Banton, Graham Hughes, Mike McDowall, Wade Nicklin, Bob Vandermolen and Derek C. Wong have accepted nominations for electoral Area F (Cherry Creek). Cathy Braiden, Gaelle Anne Frey, Kelly Hepp, Mike McLeman and Nav Sharma have done the same for the office of school trustee. See ‘Voting’ / 4

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New sex charges sought WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

RCMP in Port Alberni have recommended a sexual assault charge against a man who was awaiting sentencing for previous sex charges. RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan confirmed that Alberni resident Shawn Pater was charged with an incident that occurred on Dec. 23, 2012. Crown Counsel Gordon Baines said that Pater is in custody and is scheduled to appear in Port Alberni Provincial Court via video on Thursday, Jan. 14. Pater was already scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a 2011 incident. He was originally to have been sentenced late last year for that matter. But the courts were awaiting a presentence report and forensic assessment report on Pater, which are to be reviewed on Thursday.

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Woman weeps for India SUSAN QUINN Alberni Valley News

Seva Phagura Dhaliwal immigrated from India to Port Alberni in 1976, but her passion for her home country has not diminished over the years. Which is why she says she cannot stay silent any longer after hearing about the gang rape and death of 23-year-old student Jyoti Singh Pandey in India last month. When news of the attack first surfaced, “I cried,” Dhaliwal said. The same week another young woman committed suicide after she said her claims of rape were not taken seriously by law enforcement in India. Dhaliwal watched footage of the young woman’s funeral, and said some of the reactions of public officials angered her. “They were laughing,” she said. Dhaliwal was born in Talwandi Aryan, Hosarpur district, in Punjab. She attended college as an athlete and studied physical training. She has always been outspoken on women’s issues, she said, and credited her upbringing. “My family made me this way,” she said. “My father didn’t make any distinction between my brothers and me.” She raised two daughters and one son the same way: supporting their sports and

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Seva Dhaliwal says her heart aches every time she hears a story of another woman raped or taken advantage of in India. She wants to organize a rally to draw attention to violence against women.

after-school activities and not favouring any child over another. Dhaliwal says she is not naive about societal pressures in her home country; she has opened her home in Port Alberni to young Indian women who have found themselves in untenable situations within the Indian community on Vancouver Island. However the culture of violence and rape against women in Indian society is unacceptable and must end, she said. “The widespread

acceptance of rape and violence towards women for reasons of revenge, pleasure and entertainment taints the international reputation and dignity of the nation of India,” she said. “Women aren’t toys. Women are human beings, the same as men. They should not be treated as objects. “If we want a healthy society here we need to make it equal between men and women,” she said. The time for keeping silent about such behaviour is over, she added.

“We need to stand up and make a voice.” That’s why she ran for municipal council in the last election, and it’s why Dhaliwal is speaking up now, she said. Dhaliwal hopes to organize a rally in Port Alberni to end violence against women, but acknowledges she can’t do it alone. Anyone who would like to help her organize it, or who is interested in learning more, may e-mail Dhaliwal at arthur2009dog@hotmail. com. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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From / 3 Both seats became vacant last September when regional district chairman Glenn Wong died suddenly. The nomination period for both by-elections closed on Jan. 11. Voting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16. Only Cherry Creek residents will be able to vote for the Area F (Cherry Creek) director. However, everyone in the Alberni Valley will be able to vote for the school trustee.

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Road closures on Hwy 4 From / 3 This will continue until the three-week harvesting period is completed around Feb. 8. Kennah said no logging is planned for weekend nights. As of Wednesday, Island Timberlands did not have a permit to block the important highway, a Ministry of Transportation spokesperson said. So any traffic delays would be illegal. Kennah said logging won’t start until proper permits are in place. The land Island Timberlands intends to log is privately owned. David Wiwchar is operations manager and news director for 93.3 PEAK FM in Port Alberni.

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Centennial Party The city is 100 years old and you know what that means — p-a-r-t-y! Come and check out the special Centennial celebration planned for Sunday, Jan. 20 starting at 12:30 p.m.. The event is at Victoria Quay, where traffic will be blocked, and there will be presentations, refreshments and all kinds of other good stuff.

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Young Professional If you’re young and a professional living in Port Alberni then Char’s Landing has an event for you on Jan. 22. The local young professionals group is holding a community visioning forum with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak. At Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. Doors open: 5 p.m.

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All right, all right. The event isn’t until Saturday, Jan. 26 but we thought we’d tap you on the shoulder about it now. The big, bad Bard’s bash is happening. Yes, it’s the 30th Annual Robbie Burns Supper and there’s a celebration planned at the Italian Canadian Hall on Sixth Avenue. Haggis, pipes, roast beast — the whole nine yards. Cost: $30. Call 250-723-9525 for info.

CITY OF PORT CITY OF PORTALBERNI ALBERNI PUBLIC PUBLICNOTICE NOTICE Five Year Financial Five Year FinancialPlan Plan2013 2013––2017 2017 Public Meeting atatCapitol Public Meeting CapitolTheatre Theatreand and Departmental DepartmentalMeeting MeetingSchedule Schedule Council for City the City of Port Alberni presenting overviewofofits itsdraft draftStrategic Strategic Plan and Council for the of Port Alberni willwill bebe presenting ananoverview and Five Five stst Financial a public meeting Monday, January21 21 2013at at7:00 7:00 p.m. p.m. at the Capitol YearYear Financial PlanPlan at aatpublic meeting onon Monday, January , ,2013 Capitol Theatre. be invited from public. Theatre. InputInput will will be invited from thethe public. Detailed presentations from each of the City’s Departmentswill willbe beprovided providedat at public public meetings meetings on Detailed presentations from each of the City’s Departments on the following dates: the following dates: Monday, February 4, 2013 Monday, February 4, 2013 2:00 p.m. IT, Administration, HumanResources, Resources,Finance, Finance, Planning, Planning, 2:00 p.m. IT, Administration, Human 6:00 p.m. Parks & Recreation, Museum 6:00 p.m. Parks & Recreation, Museum Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Tuesday, February Fire 5, 2013 6:00 p.m. Dept, RCMP 6:00 p.m. Fire Dept, RCMP Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Wednesday, 6, 2013 6:00 p.m. February Economic Development, Public Works 6:00 p.m. Economic Development, Public Works Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Wednesday, 13,Input 2013to date synopsis, Council direction 6:00 p.m. February Public 6:00 p.m. Public Input to date synopsis, Council direction Each of these meetings will take place in Council Chambers. Each of these meetings will take place in Council Chambers. More detailed information will be provided in advance of the above-noted meetings and will be on information the City’s website www.portalberni.ca. Moreposted detailed will beatprovided in advance of the above-noted meetings and will be posted on the City’s website at www.portalberni.ca. For additional information, please contact: For additional information, please contact: Ken Watson, City Manager City of Port Ken Watson, City Alberni Manager 4850 Argyle Street City of Port Alberni Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8 4850 Argyle Street Tel. 250 720-2824 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8 email: ken_watson@portalberni.ca Tel. 250 720-2824 email: ken_watson@portalberni.ca Publish: AV Times - January 8 and 15

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Life’s hard in PA, profile reveals WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

The life expectancy of Port Alberni residents is two years shorter than others in B.C., a local health area profile has revealed. Vancouver Island medical health officer Dr. Paul Hasselback discussed the revelation as part of a presentation to Port Alberni city council on Monday night. The stat is part of a package of data called the Local Health Area profile. There is one profile for each of the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s (VIHA) 14 local health areas. The profiles provide a glimpse at population, health and how often health services are used. The statistics are amassed with information from public bodies such as BC Statistics and the Ministry of Health.

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There were significantly more teen pregnancies in Alberni than in B.C. or VIHA. “Alberni is a poor measure,” Hasselback said. Infant mortality is a challenge, Hasselback added. In 2011, the infant mortality rate in Alberni was significantly higher than the B.C. and VIHA rates. “There’s good progress being made. There’s dedicated work being done to get service delivery to newborns,” he said. Mortality rates have changed little year to year, Hasselback said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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Honour our past by thinking of future CENTENNIAL: | City asks residents to celebrate final centennial event by taking part in legacy for new century. SUSAN QUINN

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A century ago, the City of Alberni was incorporated — the second city to be recognized in the Alberni Valley. The route to incorporation was rough for Alberni; a split between Port Alberni and Alberni took place in 1910-11, which is what led to two separate cities. Charles Frederic Bishop was elected as Alberni’s first mayor along with six aldermen. The inaugural council meeting in Alberni was held Jan. 20, 1913, almost a full year after the City of Port Alberni incorporated. So it is fitting that the city will hold its centennial finale at Victoria Quay this Sunday, Jan. 20, starting at

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Residents gather at Victoria Quay on May 4, 1912 for the installation of the original ‘Mile 0’ post for the Trans-Canada Highway. The quay has always been a vital component of Port Alberni’s history.

12:30 p.m. The road in front of Victoria Quay will be closed to vehicle traffic for the duration of the celebration. Victoria Quay was once the terminus for ships bringing people and cargo up the Alberni Inlet, and has remained a focal point along the waterfront for the past 100 years. Alberni Valley

Museum director Jean McIntosh hopes this weekend will be no different. The public is invited to be included in a community photograph to be taken, and to participate in one of the centennial’s legacy projects: a wishing pond that sculptor Walt Collins is carving out of

limestone. The public will be able to write their wish for Port Alberni in the next 100 years on a stone that will be incorporated into Collins’s carving. McIntosh put forward the idea of the ponds as something lasting that would not be harmful to the environment. “We wanted to come

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City suspends municipal burning bylaw for one week city: | Burn bylaw trumps provincial air quality advisory and suspending the bylaw will help improve the quality of air in the Alberni Valley - fire chief. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

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pen burning within city limits is being restricted for seven days to help with temperature inversion conditions currently plaguing the city. Councillors voted Monday to suspend the city’s own burning

bylaw in order to undertake the restriction. Residents are being asked to refrain from burning in backyards or using wood stoves unless they are the sole source of heat. Instituting a restriction would reduce degradation of the Valley’s air during a stagnant air period, councillors said.

The initiative was spawned after the Ministry of Environment and Vancouver Island Health Authority issued an air quality advisory for the Alberni Valley on Monday. A stagnant air mass over the Island is causing high concentrations of fine particulates in the air, the advisory noted.

The advisory covered an area 15 kilometres in diameter of Port Alberni City Hall and was to last for at least three days. No new fires may be started and no additional material may be added to existing fires under such an advisory. Mayor John Douglas asked Port Alberni

Fire Chief Tim Pley about the logistics of the advisory. Pley replied that the advisory only called for the voluntary cessation of wood stove use unless it is the sole source of heat in a house. The provincial advisory is fine but hollow, Pley said. Provincial advisories have no force or

McLeman asked how the restriction would be enforced. Pley replied that the fire department is usually the first line of action for smoke complaints. McLeman also suggested that council shouldn’t be reacting in knee-jerk fashion to such situations. Pley replied that a bylaw review is in order.

effect within the city and the city’s burning bylaw takes precedence, Pley added. As well, the province has an outdoor burning fire regulation that is covered by the advisory. But the city’s bylaw trumps that too because it is more stringent, Pley said. Coun. Jack

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Air quality is good in spite of advisory WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

New monitoring equipment indicates that Port Alberni is enjoying some of the best air quality it’s had in years, Air Quality Council official Bernadette Wyton said. This despite an air quality advisory that was issued earlier this week when a temperature inversion settled over the city. According to Wyton, the new equipment atop Alberni Elementary School interfaces with a provincial weather database allowing for more comprehensive data to be generated. The equipment measures fine particulate matter in the air. In particular, it measures Fine Particulate 2.5, which

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Wyton said. As incentive, the city has agreed to waive the $100 wood stove inspection fee for the 50 people who have applied for the program.

there have been 220 old stoves swapped so far. The number equates to 15 tonnes of pollution, Wyton said. The bylaw expires after 2017 and old stoves won’t be certified afterward,

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new conservation officer is on the job in Port Alberni. Lorne Rinkel joined the office on Cherry Creek Road last week. This brings the Port Alberni office back to full strength for the first time since August, central Island supervisor Sgt. Ben York said. A senior conservation officer was already working at the office. Rinkel “comes to us with 26 years in the law enforcement service in Alberta,” York said. Rinkel worked as a fish and wildlife officer two decades ago; since then he has worked as a provincial peace officer in the Calgary area. He recently finished

a four-month stint at the conservation training academy in Hinton, AB. Conservation officers in this region look after Port Alberni and the surrounding Alberni Valley as well as Tofino, Ucluelet, Bamfield and all points in between. They can be called in to work anywhere on Vancouver Island or on special projects, York said. Rinkel “is a mature individual with lots of previous experience,” and that will be his strength in the Port Alberni office, York said. “He’s keen to learn this job in B.C. and I think he’ll be a good addition to our team. “I suspect he’ll serve his community quite well.”

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rally planned The Tseshaht First Nation is planning to hold an information picket on the Pacific Rim Highway this weekend in support of Idle No More, a tribal press release said. The picket will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the McCoy Lake Road-Pacfic Rim Highway intersection. The picket will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tribal officials stress that they are not closing the highway to traffic, but will instead be

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Survey designed to help business From / 3 The survey is available to any of the 71 member communities. Bond and the firm she works for have helped several other businesses on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to undertake the survey. The confidential survey is 90 questions long and examines the labour force, what business’s needs are sales wise, forecasting in the next three to five years how economic development can help and how the community and its partners (such as the chamber of commerce or Community 5417 Argyle St.

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Bond said it is a misnomer that growth happens when new businesses are brought into town. “Up to 80 per cent of new jobs created in a community actually come from the existing business base,” she said. Collette, who is moving to Port Alberni from the Oceanside area, has never participated in such a business survey, but wishes he had been able to. “I’ve been a business owner and would have loved to participate,” he said. “We all have a voice. We all have issues and concerns

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slowing traffic down for a few seconds to hand out information pamphlets explaining what Idle No More is and what the Tseshaht’s position is with respect to it. Supporters plan to line both sides of the road to sing, dance and show placards. Even with a few second stop motorists are advised to expect short traffic delays between the grey bridge and the Tseshaht Market from 10:30 am. to 3 p.m.

Public art unveiled From / 6 However, the final location will be up to city council to make. “The museum is where our history is preserved,” she said. Sunday’s celebration will include a spirited debate between the original two mayors, portrayed by Gordon Scoffield (A.E. Waterhouse from Port Alberni) and David Lord (Charles F. Bishop from

Alberni). The pair opened centennial celebrations a year ago with a similar event. Another piece of public art, a carved wooden “bear on the boardwalk” will also be unveiled as well as a heritage sign initiative. — Historical information courtesy of the Alberni Valley Museum editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Wake up and commit ‘Inconvenient’ truth of oil problem The flap about the safety of the Chemainus River rail bridge is something Island Corridor Foundation executive director Graham Bruce would just as soon have us ignore. But it should be a reminder of the precarious state of the E&N rail line and a clarion call to the powers-that-be about making an appropriate investment into Vancouver Island rail before it is too late. The Dayliner is not running anymore because the line is not safe enough to risk human lives on regular, high-speed commutes. That situation has existed for some time. And with every passing day the E&N moves closer to the point of it being rendered useless to even the freight customers making use of it today. And while the dribs and drabs of funding that have dribbled in from various governments are nice, and may still result in an $18.2-million upgrade that may see the Dayliner return later this year, they remain just “go play” money when stacked against the upgrade of well over $100 milion that is needed to truly get the track, well, back on track. Bruce remains the taxpayer equivalent of an investment capitalist desperately trying to generate at least the appearance of enough real progress to get this project over the hump. The sad thing is too many people are still looking at the track as an investment in nostalgia, rather than the forwardthinking opportunity it is. Clean-running efficient rail is a superior alternative to the choke of highway traffic. Governments think nothing of investing billions in highways that may become cart tracks in two generations. Enough playing around. They need to make a full and firm commitment in this. Our grandkids will thank them for it. — Cowichan News Leader

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ICTORIA – A study of six northern Alberta lakes conducted by Environment Canada and other scientists was published last week, generating headlines around the world. “Oil sands toxins ‘accumulate in freshwater systems,’” the BBC announced. The headline in The New York Times declared: “Oil sands industry in Canada tied to higher carcinogen level.” The study was reported with similar alarm across Canada. It looked at levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in lakebed sediment, and found levels measurably higher than natural sources since oil sands extraction began 50 years ago. Most news reports I saw made little or no effort to put this information into context, in terms of the

dozens of different forms actual risk to humans, of PAH. Some have been fish and other organisms. shown to increase cancer Some quoted people risk, and some have been they knew would scream linked to (but not proven bloody murder, because to cause) infertility, as we in the media are immune disorders and taught, conflict and fear fish mutations. attract an audience. So when you drive your As expected, U.S. environmental groups and kids to school, stand at the bus stop, or drink a glass their Canadian branch of water from Coquitlam offices ramped up the Lake or rhetoric to battle their ‘Oil sands toxins any urban reservoir, you favourite ‘accumulate are exposed to villain. pollution At least in freshwater PAH from human one major systems.’ and natural Canadian sources. The newspaper, – BBC newscast risk from The Globe and this is an Mail, did a ongoing focus responsible of research, but this study job. confirms one thing: your Its report on the study exposure is likely greater stated “PAH pollution level remains low – on par, in any urban area than it is downwind of the at worst, with an urban Alberta oil sands. lake – but is rising.” I argued this point In fact, five of six lakes with B.C.’s celebrity tested were far below environmentalist average contamination of Tzeporah Berman, who urban lakes. PAH fallout has shuttled back and is a daily constant of forth from ForestEthics urban life, from vehicles, to Greenpeace in recent industry, and particularly years. She took to her where coal is burned for Facebook page to publicize electricity. a dramatic call to action To be clear, there are

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.

from 350.org, one of the most strident climate change advocacy groups in the U.S., selectively using a quote and picture from The New York Times. Our debate turned to greenhouse gas emissions. I argued that this PAH study mirrors the true picture of carbon dioxide emissions, which is that nearly 70 per cent of CO2 from all petroleum comes when you burn the final product in engines and furnaces. In B.C., which doesn’t burn coal for electricity, fully 40 per cent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation. Other sources include home heating and industry. Berman insisted I was wrong, and claimed 70 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gases come from “heavy industry.” I asked for her source. No response. A 2010 report by a Royal Society of Canada expert panel calculated that 27 per cent of our country’s fossil fuel emissions come from transportation. Continued/ 11

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Stopping oil sands won’t save world From/ 10 Another 16 per cent is from fuels burned for electricity. Five per cent is from oil sands operations. Berman’s figure is conveniently untrue. Greenpeace and the rest of the environmental scare industry want you to believe that stopping Alberta’s oil sands and pipelines would save the planet. Also

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wrong. It would drive oil demand from the U.S., Venezuela’s oil sands and elsewhere, with little net effect on the climate or pollution. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

To the Editor, “It is my hope that this report shocks us into action. Even for those of us already committed to fighting climate change, I hope it causes us to work with much more urgency.” These are the words which Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank uses to introduce the bank’s recently released report Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4-degree Celsius Warmer World Must Be Avoided. Meanwhile, the World Bank continues to provide massive funding for fossil fuel projects around the world. What are we to make of this dichotomy? Is this a case of a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or an attempt to “greenwash” the bank’s continuing pursuit of profits at any cost? Whatever the reasons behind this appalling contradiction, hopefully it will cause us to look more closely at our own lives and to see that in spite of our good intentions we continue our addiction to oil, whether in our

investments, or in our daily use of energy for work and pleasure. It is going to be hard for us break our addiction to oil. We will need to change not only our personal use of energy, but our government policies of subsidizing fossil fuels and ignoring sustainable energy development. It is hard to accept that we are all part of the problem. But we all need to be part of the solution. A friend of mine recently wrote in a New Year’s reflection that “possibilities are born of vision and made real through focused intention”. John Mayba, Port Alberni

Views varied not vague To the Editor, As a non-aboriginal, it’s apparent to me that Canada’s First Nations’ demands—as recently described in the media—are not “vague” but varied like everyone else’s. And there aren’t “divisions amongst First Nations peoples” any more than there are among nonaboriginals who also have individual ideas and opinions. So why hold First Nations to any

different standard than applied to nonaboriginals? At least First Nations (and their non-aboriginal supporters) all agree that it’s time to end governments’ 21st century version of paternalistic colonial governance and properly honour nation-to-nation treaties. It’s also agreed that it’s time for First Nations’ selfdetermination, which includes freedom of authority over their territorial lands protected within treaty. Like nonaboriginals, however, various First Nations individuals will have different ideas on how to achieve their ends. More power to them as they are ‘idle no more’. Liz Stonard, Port Alberni

Spence’s message lost To the Editor, Like everyone in Canada it is hard not to follow the news that has a supposed First Nation leader on a hunger strike. At first she wanted a meeting with the prime minister. When this was granted she then stated that she also

wanted the Governor General at the same meeting. I understand her need to try and bring about change for the people that she represents in the north. Anyone who has spend any time living in Canada knows how hard our winters can be on the places we live in. I have a simple question: for a leader who was receiving the funds reporters say she was...why weren’t these funds put towards substance rehab or new home construction for members who had need of a safer place to raise their families? And why were not monies set aside to help send children to university to help raise the next generation of youth? The reason for this letter is what I have seen on the television news. Leaders banging on the doors to the prime minister’s office and threatening to block roads, rail and any thing else to get their picture on the news has lost a great deal of support in general. I was a member of a union, serving as a chief steward for many years. I can say at times such anger needs to be expressed

to start a diologue, but once granted it is time to bring forward the concerns that were a result of the anger. Ms. Spence’s reason for doing what she started has been long lost in the noise of other leaders who have hijacked her protest with the federal government. My heart goes out to her and the people she represents. Terry Short, Port Alberni

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To the Editor, The report card on provincial ratings by province on medical ratings for wait times, lists in B.C., “A” for joint replacement hip, “B” for joint replacement knee, “A” for radiation therapy, “B” for cataract surgery, and “A” for heart coronary bypass. B.C. has a B.C. Liberal government. Hip replacement in Nova Scotia is “D” and “D” in Manitoba. Knee replacement in Nova Scotia is “F” and “D” in Manitoba. Cataract surgery in Nova Scotia is “C” and “D” in Manitoba. Both Manitoba and Nova Scotia have NDP governments. Joe Sawchuk, Duncan

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Help end hunger, enjoy an evening of music and hear about Ron Klusmeier’s experiences in Ethiopia on Friday, Jan 18, at 7:30 pm at Alberni Valley United Church. Ron Klusmeier has been composing and arranging congregational music since 1971 and he has worked with nearly 2000 churches. This year in partnership with the Canadian Food grains Bank he is offering concerts to help end hunger. Hunger and malnutrition is the number one risk to health in the world. Over 900 million people don’t have adequate food to live active and healthy lives. The causes of hunger are complex, but ways for people to take action don’t have to be. You can help! 25% of the Concert ticket sales for the “Tour of a Lifetime” concert will be donated to the Canadian Food grains Bank to help end hunger.

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City wants Tidebrook fire mess cleaned up WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

The owner of the burned out Tidebrook Hotel can either clean the property up or the city will, Port Alberni City Councillor Cindy Solda said. Councillors passed a motion Jan. 14 that initiated a process to clean up the property under terms of the Community Charter. “We can start the proceedings to take down the building if he (owner Jack Purdy) doesn’t take it down by a certain time,” Solda said. The former hotel was the scene of two fires last year. The first occurred in January 2011 and destroyed the boarded up living units at the back of the hotel. The second fire happened in November and gutted

the main building. Officials from the Port Alberni Fire Department considered both of the fires suspicious. The charred remains of the building now sit behind a yellow security fence. According to city planner Scott Smith, city staff tried contacting representatives of building owner Jack Purdy to ask if he intends to tear the building down or rebuild but there’s been no response. Part Two, Section 12 of the Community Charter outlines measures available to the city to deal with remediation of properties that have been declared hazardous or nuisances. The process to have the property cleaned up will take time, city manager Ken Watson

‘We can start the proceedings to take down the building.’

– Cindy Solda said. A letter about the matter has to be sent to Purdy via registered mail and a show cause hearing has to be held outlining why the city is resorting to this, Watson said. Afterward, the city may or may not proceed to clean the property and tack the cost onto Purdy’s municipal tax bill. Purdy has the right to appeal the decision, Watson added. Calls to Purdy’s representatives weren’t returned. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/Alberni Valley News

The charred remains of the former Tidebrook Hotel have sat behind a security fence since the structure burned last November. City council has started proceedings to clean the property.

More transit changes coming to Alberni WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

‘Port Alberni has a big voice and they will vocalize.’

The Southside route will be reversed Alberni Valley News to travel directly downtown, stop at the friendship centre Two-thirds of and Harbour Quay. As well, Route 4 – Cindy Solda Crosstown will serve the hospital and the Ship Creek/Cameron There’s also a Loop on evenings and perception of longer Sundays. travel times and fewer Also, the loop at route choices and Maebelle Road and hours, Wadsworth Brandon Avenue will said. be removed from the Transit will make a Pacific Rim route. series of changes as a Instead, the route LOW result of the survey. will be tacked onto the River Road route MONTHLY bus servicing Roger PAYMENTS! Street-Wallace StreetFinancing and 10th Avenue. O.A.C. The new addition Have one of our Lifetime Roofs installed will give Wallace on your home or mobile home by March 30, 2013 Street residents and we will REDUCE OUR ALREADY a direct route to Walmart, Wadsworth said. Bus schedules and Available in shake, slate, or standing seam. timetables will be Participate in ourPlease 2013. Display home promotion posted at key bus be advised that the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictRegional office will be closed from The Alberni-Clayoquot District provides stops, he added. and save... EVEN MORE! th st January 1 .assistance The officeonce will areopen for business as Tuesday, December 25 through Tuesday,Grant-in-aid Coun. Cindy Solda year in order to Roof can be installed over most inquired about nd usual at 8:00 2 , 2013. assist local non-profit organizations that provide a Also on January existing roofs saving costlyam on Wednesday, service for residents • W indows benefit to one or more electoral areas in the at a trailer court removal and disposal! • Sunrooms near Maebelle Road. Region or the entire Regional District. • LIFETIME WARRANTY! This • NEED NEVER ROOF AGAIN! the closure impacts Regional District office only. Wadsworth replied • Alberni-Clayoquot Siding that the survey noted there were few if The Grant-in-aid policy and application form can More info and price estimate call: any pickups. “Port WE PAY Landfills be found on our website at www.acrd.bc.ca Alberni has a big the Taxes The Alberni Valley and West Coast Landfill will be CLOSED Christmas day and New Years Day.voice and they will on Labour www.futureroof.com vocalize,” Solda said. For more information, please contact the ww.papcobuildingsupply@shaw.com transit riders in Port Alberni aren’t happy with the new system so changes are in the offing, BC Transit

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recommendations Monday. City councillors accepted the results and passed a motion to implement changes by this spring. A big-picture review of the service will be undertaken annually. BC Transit made a series of changes to Port Alberni’s transit system last August. The previous six routes were replaced with four which promised faster service and a central

transfer point. Transit service dipped after August but has since recovered, Wadsworth said. Nevertheless, another transit survey has sparked a second round of changes. Specific complaints included the Southside route not being direct enough to downtown; poor service to the Port Alberni Friendship Centre; lack of hospital service.

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Protect yourself when renting Petra Barnfield Special to the News

You may not have a problem with your landlord now. Unfortunately, this can change, and it is important to be ready if it does. Keep records of everything and store letters and receipts in a folder or large envelope, and consider the following ideas: 1) Get receipts – You can ask for a receipt, but the law only requires the landlord to provide a receipt if the rent is paid in cash. If the landlord does not follow the law and refuses to give you a receipt you will need to have another way to prove that you did in fact pay your rent. It’s better to pay by cheque or money order if you can, and have a witness with you when you pay. 2) Put it in writing – Putting things in writing creates a good record of what has happened. You may need it to verify your side of the story later on. Keep details of names, dates, what happened, and any other important information. When you need to inform your landlord of something like repairs that need to be done or that you are moving, put it in writing and keep a copy of your dated and signed letter for yourself. Also, read carefully and keep everything that your landlord gives you, such as your tenancy agreement, condition inspection reports, and any letters or notices. 3) Have a witness – Many times you cannot get things in writing or haven’t taken pictures. A

AHRI HOUSING witness is good evidence of what happened – what they saw or heard. A witness should be someone other than the people who live in your place. Roommates and partners are not considered the best witnesses. 4) Take pictures – Sometimes a picture

truly is worth a thousand words. Pictures are very good evidence. You should put the date and time the photo was taken on the back of the picture. A witness can sign to verify this is true. Take pictures as soon as you realize there is a problem, because the landlord may come and patch up the problem or cover it and your

chance to get good evidence is gone. 5) Find out about your rights and responsibilities – what might seem fair may not be what the law says you can do. Find out what the law says before things get too complicated. Petra Barnfield is the Kuu-us Crisis Services Homeless Coordinator/ Housing Advocate.

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Columnist goes with the flow to take photos as well as a digital display? I asked Les if I could borrow it to take candid shots that were happening around me, and she said yes. I then looked up the things that I didn’t understand about Lesley’s Nikon Coolpix P7100 and found out a few interesting things. I discovered that the optical viewfinder has a diopter so that I am able to shoot without my glasses on: I just dial in my naked left eye while I am looking through the viewfinder. When I use the optical viewfinder in macro mode at very close distances, I have a parallax problem. This occurs when the lens views one portion of the subject while the viewfinder window is higher than the lens, so the final image will start lower than seen in the viewfinder. I set up the camera to shoot in the highest JPEG file format possible. That was

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n December I had to go to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to have a cancer operation. I knew that there are only two ways out of the hospital: dead or alive. Well guess what: I made it, because here I am in the flesh writing this column in my PJ’s and bathrobe, typing away while listening to the soundtrack from the movie The Beach. After the operation I was told to not lift anything for about a month, then only 10 pounds for at least three months. All of the burden of running a house, hauling wood, garbage and so on, has fallen on my patient, loving wife, Lesley. Worried that I would not be able to manage the stairs to the upstairs bedroom, the “library” on the main floor became

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Columnist Norman Silverstone’s wife Lesley captures her peach clafouti using her new Nikon Coolpix P7100. She used the P program mode (fully automatic), with the highest JPEG format (FINE) and shot at an angle to eliminate glare or reflection from the stove or the Pyrex dish. Notice how the camera sensor balanced the flash to the room lights.

my temporary room. The first thing that I did was to haul my camera, then the lens, timer and tripod from my working area downstairs …verrry slowly. I set up the Nikon with my 70–210mm f2.8 lens on the tripod facing outside. The 70–210mm f2.8 lens is so big and heavy that it has its own tripod mounting screw hole. The reason being

that if the tripod was screwed into the Nikon body instead of the lens, the weight of the lens would put undue pressure on the bayonet camera mount and could cause the mount to bend or buckle. I attached the MC 20 electronic timer and release, et voila, I was ready for any kind of street action. Well, that was great for outside stabilized

action shots, but what to do about shooting in the house? I would need a very light camera with no lag time, fast flash recycle and that could balance the existing light alongside the electronic flash light. Aha! Remember that Nikon camera that I purchased in Montreal for Lesley’s birthday,—the camera that had to have an optical viewfinder

Norman Silverstone teaches photography through North Island College and Eldercollege in Port Alberni.

The BC Pharmacy Association and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District urge British Columbians to return their old medications to their local pharmacy to protect themselves, their families and the environment. “We are encouraging everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to safely dispose of their expired or unused medications,” said Ralph Lai, president of the BC Pharmacy Association. “British Columbians can return these medications to pharmacies across the province at no cost.” BC’s Medications Return Program ensures safe and effective disposal of old or expired prescription drugs, as well as oral dosage over-the counter medications and natural products.

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Community Events

SUN. JAN. 20 ◆ Alberni’s 100th Birthday Celebration a street party to celebrate the 100th anniversary. From 1-3 p.m. at Victoria Quay. Street closed to vehicle traffic. There will be presentations,music, and refreshments.

MON. JAN. 21 ◆ city council budget meeting to unveil its draft strategic plan and five year financial plan. At the Capitol Theatre.

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TUE. JAN. 22 ◆ Young professionals of Port alberni Community Visioning Forum with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak. At Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. Doors open: 5 p.m.

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cost but registration is required. ◆ Sunshine club annual general meeting at Echo Centre, Wallace Street. Starts: 1 p.m.

FRI. JAN. 25 ◆ legion branch no. 293 installation of new officers. Meet and greet 11 a.m. Lunch: noon. Ceremony at 1 p.m. At the branch facility on

Victoria Quay. ◆ Robbie Burns Fun Auction at Legion Branch No. 293. Victoria Quay. Donate the Xmas gifts you don’t want. Food Available Advance tickets required. From 5-6:30 p.m.

SAT. JAN. 26 ◆ Robbie Burns 30th Annual Supper at the Italian Hall, 4065 Sixth Ave. Featuring

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Armada boys take Totem 58 WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

For the first time since 2005, and the first time in a new gymnasium, the Alberni District Secondary School boys’ Armada have won the Totem basketball title. The seniors boys’ Armada beat Stelly’s Stingers 53-43 in the championship game at ADSS. Armada guard Josh Kurucz poured in 18 points and was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Armada’s Brayden Kirschner notched 15 points and was named a first team all-star. “Remember this moment. Soak it in and remember it forever,”Armada coach Ryan Broekhuizen said to the team at the bench as the game clock was about to expire. Winning the championship boiled down to the players practicing what has been preached to them all season, coach Neelam Parmar said. “We preached the same message all

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Armada boys coach Neelam Parmar consoles Grade 12 guard Brayden Kirschner, who just played his last shift as a player at Totem 58. The Armada beat Stelly’s 53-43 to take the title for the first time since 2005. Parmar said. challenges against season: ball control, “If there was a Stelly’s, Parmar said. boxing out, and The Stingers executed moment early on that making freethrows. It I felt it was ours I’d a press defense trying all came together for say it was after that.” to lock the Armada them at this Totem,” The Armada played down but the Armada Parmar said. stellar defense of watched Stelly’s press The Armada beat their own, holding in a previous game Woodlands 60-59 in Stelly’s mainstays and were ready. their opening game David Heywood and “They pushed and on Friday, then beat Parker Phillips to a our guys held. We Reynolds Secondary combined 16 points. broke their press 58-37 in Friday night’s Kurucz, like MVP’s and stuck with our feature game. in previous Totems, offensive sets,” There were

found a way to score, Parmar said. Other players stepped up too and Brayden Kirschner and Luke Bradley were two of them. “When defenses keyed in on Josh, Brayden stepped up. Everything we’ve preached to him, he did. This was his coming out party.” Bradley picked up three fouls right away and his playing time was limited in the first half. The big man came back and snared critical rebounds and made fouls shots, Parmar said. With the tournament over it’s back to the grind for the senior boys. There’s practices to run and league games to play. The North Island and Island championships are on the horizon as well. “We can’t get complacent though. Totem was a great victory but we’re not there yet,” Parmar said. “There’s work to do but we’ll get there. This was one step of many. But it was a gigantic step.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Kristy Gallagher scored 32 points and was named tourney MVP. The Armada are 10-5 on the season. Their next league game is Thursday, Jan. 17.

Slubowski earns Hobey Baker nod Former Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goaltender Frank Slubowski has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded annually to college hockey’s top player. Slubowski, known as “Slubs” by his fans and teammates, was with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization from 2007-11. Slubowski battled through a

season-long injury before earning the starting goalie spot for two seasons. Slubowski earned a scholarship to Western Michigan University where he is currently in his second season. So far in the 2012-13 season, Slubowski has a record of 8-3-1, a GAA of 2.15 and a save percentage of .910 with two shutouts.

Coach’s Comment Penticton Vees @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 @ 7:00pm This is the first time that the Penticon Vees and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs meet this season. The second game will come in in three weeks when the Bulldogs will visit the Vees on Saturday, February 9. Penticton sit 2nd in the BCHL standings with 53 points, two points behind the league-leading Victoria Grizzlies. The Vee’s haven’t had #1 goalie Chad Katunar in the line-up as of late so expect former Bulldogs’ affiliate player Nic Renyard to be in the line-up. Vee’s latest acquisitions of John Siemer (from Coquitlam) and Thomas Nitsche (from Langley) are players to watch. As is rookie forward Ryan Gropp (#8) who was the only BCHL player named to Team Pacific at last month’s World U17 Championships. The Bulldogs are looking to shake losing back-to-back-to-back one-goal games at home (prior to Wednesday). Despite the loses, Jay Deo has been the best player on the ice and is always there for his team. Evan Tironese contributed with 2 points against Victoria on Saturday night and Chase Van Allen has been playing very well on the back end.

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Alberni wrestlers dominate at age class meet Sixteen wrestlers from the Alberni Valley earned medals at the Western Canadian Age Class tournament in Kamloops last weekend. The event drew 500 wrestlers from B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, including a contingent of 29 from the Alberni Valley. EJ Dunn led the Alberni team, placing second in both boys and girls School Age divisions. Aaron Badovinac was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler in the School Age division after winning gold in the 55kg weight class. Adding to medal totals were Summer Wass, Trevor Barker (silver), Kalissa Montgomery, Morgan Dagenais,

and Mathew Grimston (bronze). Other top six placers included Ravi Manhas (fourth), Trenton Vanderkooi (fourth), Queenie Zhang (fourth), and Austin Patten (sixth). “I was extremely impressed that all 10 Dunn wrestlers in the competition placed in their respective weight classes,” Dunn coach Andrew Edgell said. Not to be outdone by their younger teammates, the Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) Cadet boys took second overall and the Cadet girls took third overall. The ADSS group was led by two wrestlers who went undefeated to claim gold medals in their respective weight classes. In the Cadet

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Port Alberni wrestler Aaron Badovinac, top, waits for the official’s signal to see if he scored a point against his opponent at the Western Canadian Age Class Tournament in Kamloops, B.C. last weekend. performances but Michel Kurucz (silver division for ages finished out of the 60 kg), Dean Leyland 15–16, wrestler Nolan standings. (bronze 69 kg), Emma Badovinac claimed The ADSS Vanderlee (bronze top spot in the 76 Juvenile wrestlers kilogram division and 70 kg), Remi Wells placed second overall Micaela Dick followed (bronze 56 kg), and in the boys division suit in the 65 kilogram Eryk McKenzie due to outstanding (fourth 69 kg). Tyler division. performances by team Drew-Adams (100 kg), Other top Lauren Barker (56 kg), captain Jonathan performers for ADSS Spencer (second 76 and Jarred Beckett included Johannes kg), Jesse Wagner (50 kg) all had strong Kulich (silver, 69 kg),

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defensive lineup bolstered by the presence of Jared Wilson, Kurtis Gosselin, Bo Pellah and Eric Walker proved tough for Halls. The Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League were happy to pick up the 1993-born defenceman. With the empty spot in the roster, Bulldogs’ head coach Kevin Willison promoted defenceman Ryan Buse, an affiliated player who hails from Port Alberni. Buse played this season with the Oceanside Generals in the VIJHL. ICE CHIPS...Eric Walker has returned to the Bulldogs after an eight-game stint with the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks. Walker had one assist and a plus-four rating in eight games.

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The young ladies vying for Totem Spirit were called out at half time during the final game at ADSS and from left to right are Nikki Buffie Miss Year Book, Kierra Frechette Miss Leadership, Keanna Mullen Miss Rugby, Jocelyn Sundstrum Miss Dance, Cierra Tottenham Miss Senior Boys Basketball and Alexx Nadig Miss Cheer Team.

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ADSS Cheerleaders Kelly Jackson and Savanna Godfrey do a fundraiser at the Totem Tournament on Saturday Night.

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Jesse Witte played for the Chieftans in 1983/1984 and now his daughter Michaela plays with the Armada and Nicole Irg plays with the Armada and her dad Mike played with the Cheiftans in 1983/1984.

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Global village onscreen Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd World Community Film Festival scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 in downtown Courtenay. Deemed “the largest social issues film fest in B.C.”, the film festival hosts 26 documentaries from around the world exploring such themes as food security, environmental issues, social justice and human rights, labour issues, arts and music. From the opening night offerings— Reflections; Art for an Oil-Free Coast and Big Boys Gone Bananas!—to Velcrow

Ripper’s closing night film, Occupy Love, the program is packed with a strong line-up including many award-winners. With films showing simultaneously in five different venues, Saturday is considered the main event of the festival and includes a family film program on Saturday afternoon. One of the biggest challenges is deciding which of the films to see. Visitor can plan their viewing in advance by checking out the film trailers and schedule online at www. worldcommunity.ca. The film festival also

includes a bazaar in the Upper Florence Filberg Centre where community groups will be on hand to give out information or sell merchandise related to the various issues raised during the festival. The bazaar is also a great place to relax and have a snack. A festival weekend pass is $32. Opening night Friday - $14, Saturday - $22, Sat night - $10. Youth under 20 - $3. Some low income passes are also available. For tickets, please call the Sid Williams Theatre box office (250-338-2430 or toll free 1-866-8988499).

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Portal Players Dramatic Society and helloalberni.com present “An Evening Out” with Dennis Olsen and special guests, Storm Warning, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at The Capitol Theatre. Doors and lounge open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Partial proceeds from this event will benefit the Vancouver Island chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in recognition of February being Heart Month. Tickets are on sale now for $15 in advance. Tickets remaining on show night will be $20 at the door. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre at Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and The Capitol Theatre box office at Fourth Avenue and Argyle Street. Online tickets can be bought through links found on www. atthecapitol.org and www. helloalberni.com. This special evening includes live music, entertainment and interviews. Well-known local guitarist Dennis Olsen will share his fascinating journey as a musician, from his early days, through to today as a performer, recording artist and a mentor to his students. “An Evening Out” will

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Join Dennis Olsen and friends for an evening of music and laughter, Feb. 2 at the Capitol Theatre. A fundraiser for Heart and Stroke.

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half of the Denis & Dennis performing duo. The night also features a chat with Chris Arthurs, director of Portal Players’ upcoming Reefer Madness musical production.

Band plays on, 100 years later The first community band—a brass band— was formed in 1910 in Port Alberni and made its first formal public appearance on June 21, 1911 when its members performed God Save the King at Port Alberni Public School. A century later, a community band is still making music. The Alberni Valley Community Band will perform at the Alberni Centennial Finale on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Victoria Quay. The Alberni Valley Community Band is a concert band composed of up to 18 adult musicians (mostly amateurs)

who play wind instruments, plus a percussionist. The band plays a variety of music arranged for concert bands, from marches and selections from classical composers, to themes from Broadway shows, operettas, and movies. Cory Miller currently conducts the community band. The band meets Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m. in the E.J. Dunn Middle School band room. New players are welcome. For more information, please call Cory at 250-7231285, or Manfred at 250-724-6780.


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Frank Zappa would be proud of the Community Arts Council’s annual fundraiser. The prolific musician is credited with the quote, “so many books, so little time”. You can help the arts council by donating your gently used books for the annual sale that takes place in May. This is the arts council’s largest fundraiser of the year. Books can be dropped off in the wooden box located under the stairs at

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‘Kingfisher’ is just one of several stunning photos included in ‘Inspirations’, an exhibit by members of the Alberni Valley Photo Club, at the Rollin Art Centre.

The Alberni Community Band will be playing at the Alberni Centennial Finale on Sunday, Jan. 20 in the afternoon at Victoria Quay. Cory Miller conducts the band, which features up to 18 mostly amateur musicians. New members are always welcome. Anyone interested may call Cory at 250723-1285 or Manfred at 250-724-6780.

Great words of fire! The Words on Fire open mic event continues on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Char’s Landing. This event showcases local writers of all genres. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and readings

begin at 7 p.m. This evening writers have the opportunity to read pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or memoir. Admission is $5 at the door and covers refreshments and a draw.

Parks and Rec has art classes Parks and Rec is offering a Learn Watercolour Painting for Beginners/ Intermediates class. This new class offers beginners, and those in search of more skill development, a relaxed environment to explore and learn the basic skills and techniques of watercolour painting. Open up the wonderful world of

watercolour painting for yourself. Supply list available at Echo Centre (registration is $100). This class lasts eight sessions, running Thursdays from Jan. 31 to March 21, 1–3 p.m. Peggy Burkosky will instruct this class.

Lineup at the Landing Saturday, Jan. 26, Ryan McMahon in concert, 8-10 p.m., Tickets $12. Sunday, Feb. 3, Jazz with Sarah Falls. Friday, Feb. 8, Glenn Chatten and Sue

Turner in concert. Saturday, Feb. 9, The Barley Show. Tickets for these events are available at the Rollin Art Centre. The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays. Wheelchair accessible. Admission is by donation. Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.

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onto The Province newspaper’s website and vote for their favourite performer from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3. The winner of the people’s choice competition will join the other nine finalists who will compete for the top spot at the River Rock Show Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 9. Judges for the final showdown at the River Rock include Bruce Allen, The Province’s Arts columnist Stuart Derdeyn, One More Girl, Shannon Tweed Simmons and Global BC’s Steve Darling. The final winner will appear on the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon that airs live on Global BC Feb. 16–17.

The final deadline to submit audition videos for Variety’s Got Talent, presented by Coast Capital Savings has been extended to midnight on Friday, Jan. 18. This province-wide search for talented young artists is open to B.C. residents between the ages of 13-29. Audition videos may be submitted at varietysgottalent. ca. Videos should be two to three minutes long, with performers singing a cappella, to track or with acoustic guitar or keyboard. Industry experts will select nine of the 10 finalists. A 10th finalist will be chosen by the public in the people’s choice competition. Fans are encouraged to log

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Members of the Alberni Valley Photo Club have assembled an exhibit entitled “Inspirations”, showing at the Rollin Art Centre until Wednesday, Feb. 6. “Inspirations” is a visually pleasing arrangement of photographs showcasing some of the city’s local photographers. The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at the corner of 8th Ave. and Argyle. Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

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