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Health

CHECKUP It takes a community to raise healthy children. Medical experts weigh in on how we’re doing.

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◆ COVER STORY

Taking the pulse of health care

Area profile reveals gaps in Alberni Valley’s care of youngest, most vulnerable JULIA CARANCI

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ealth is our most precious resource as human beings. Without our physical and mental health, our lives become a struggle, regardless of how much wealth and power we can amass. What makes a healthy community? It’s not just having enough hospitals, doctors, nurses and access to proper and timely care: socioeconomic status, education, culture and family are also strong drivers behind whether or not we are a healthy society. There is no doubt that how a community’s children fare is a strong indicator of that community’s overall health. Troubling health statistics show us raising healthy babies and children is a critical responsibility we all share. The Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Health Area Profile, statistics compiled from various sources over several years, reveals that in Port Alberni and the West Coast, we must address child abuse, children in care, teenage pregnancy and how well our children are prepared to succeed in life. As VIHA’s Central Vancouver Island medical health officer Dr. Paul Hasselback points out, abuse is a broad term that not only includes physical abuse, but also emotional and sexual abuse as well as child labour. The 2011 health profile reveals there are many more cases of child abuse (18.1 per 1,000) here than B.C. (7.0) and VIHA (10.9). Those statistics dropped in 2012 to 17.4 per 1,000 in Port Alberni while the others remained the same. “Parenting skills are integral to preventing abuse,” Dr. Hasselback said. There are programs that can help parents struggling with their child’s behaviour, including The Period of Purple Crying. This program is designed to

◆ PER CENT OF CHILDREN under 19 receiving income assistance and living with a single parent: 7.1 in Alberni, 2.9 in B.C., 3.4 in VIHA ◆ PER CENT OF CHILDREN in kindergarten rate as having problems forming friendships, accepting rules and showing respect for adults: 11.4 in Alberni, 10 in B.C., 11.9 in VIHA (2011) ◆ ALBERNI HAS the highest rate of infant death in VIHA, 120% higher than the health authority average ◆ THERE IS A HIGHER RATE of maternal smoking in Alberni (14.7%) than in B.C. (9.6) JULIA CARANCI/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Health statistics for the Alberni Valley released over the past two years show there are critical areas where we are failing our children and teens.

help parents normalize infant crying behaviour and develop harm-free strategies to cope. This includes seeking support or removing themselves temporarily from the stress of the situation. Hasselback confirmed there is evidence the program reduces unwanted behaviours such as physical abuse of infants, a tragic but real risk. Newer programs like nursefamily partnerships support higher priority patients “for whom we are more likely to see outcomes we don’t want to be seeing,” Hasselback explained. To provide a measure of how important Early Years programs run out of VIHA’s health unit on Sixth Avenue are, consider this: one-third of all families in Port Alberni have at some point accessed its Lunch Club program. Lunch Club supports mothersto-be and new moms (both

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‘It’s that old proverb—and it is true—that it takes a whole community to raise a child.’ – Dr. Paul Hasselback teenagers and adults), providing food coupons, prenatal vitamins, cooking classes and nutritional advice, transportation (if needed) and most importantly, support and access to health care professionals. While there are no cultural distinctions, Aboriginal women can access either the health unit program or similar programs run out of Knee-Waas or Port Alberni Friendship Center. Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council offers programs for mothers living on reserve. Sharon Anderson, clinical nurse leader for Alberni and the West Coast, explained the Lunch Club is one of many programs funded by the health authority

and Ministry of Children and Families that aid women regardless of their economic status, social barriers or any personal issues they may be facing. “We try to reduce the barriers as much as possible and make this a comfortable environment,” she said. Public health nurses visit area schools, talking about reproductive health, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. In 2011 there were many more teen pregnancies in the Alberni area (58.5 per 1,000) than in B.C. (27.6) or VIHA (31.5), according to VIHA’s health report. The change in statistics was

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negligible in 2012. Anderson explained there is a cultural preference and generational acceptance in some groups of choosing to have children at a younger age. The good news is the rates of teen fertility (the number of teens who give birth to babies) is trending downwards after a spike in the 1980s and 1990s. As with many health concerns, the answer to reducing teen pregnancies is early intervention and better education. The key is to provide support for younger moms who need it, like the Hummingburde Child Care Centre, located at Alberni District Secondary School. The facility is geared towards allowing teens with babies who want to return to school to have a convenient daycare option. “These are in many cases women who may not have gone back to school otherwise,” Anderson pointed out. Continued / 14

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Inspirations Show Do you appreciate good photography like we do? Members of the Alberni Valley Photo Club put together an exhibit called “Inspirations”, showing at the Rollin Art Centre until Wednesday, Feb. 6. The show is an arrangement of photographs showcasing some of the city’s local shooters.

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Bulldogs Hockey Catch the next Alberni Valley Bulldogs home game on Saturday, Jan. 26 when the take on the Trail Smoke Eaters. The game is at the AV Multiplex and starts at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs and Smoke Eaters are both coming off games against the Nanaimo Clippers.

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Kingfisher’ is just one of several photos in ‘Inspirations’, an exhibit by members of the Alberni Valley Photo Club.

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Island Timberlands quits logging along Hwy. 4 SUSAN QUINN Alberni Valley News

Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser applauded Port Alberni’s forest stewards on Monday after Island Timberlands gave in to public pressure and halted logging on the Hump. The forestry company announced Monday morning it had reversed its plan to log a buffer of trees on Highway 4, between the Cameron Connector and Alberni Summit, known locally as the Hump. Traffic delays were due to start Monday night. “Over the past several days, Island Timberlands has heard feedback on our planned measures to manage temporary traffic interruptions on Highway 4 near to

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Theresa Alemany, left, and Erica Schubart hold up signs Monday night thanking Island Timberlands for its decision to halt logging of a buffer of trees along Highway 4 at the top of the Hump.

Island Timberlands has decided to place a near-term suspension on the planned harvest of this timbered tree buffer. We do plan to revisit the site and harvest this buffer

its junction with the Cameron Connector logging road,” Island Timberlands spokesperson Morgan Kennah wrote in a statement. “As a result of this feedback,

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in the future, but the timeline on this harvest plan has not been determined,” she wrote. Kennah said people told the company they felt night-time temporary traffic interruptions for up to 12 days is “inconvenient” and that “significant changes to Highway 4’s vista (are) undesirable resulting from planned forest harvesting.” “The community stood up for itself,” Fraser said to more than two dozen people huddled around a

campfire built in a snowbank at the top of the Hump, Monday night. They were gathered at the Loon Lake access road to celebrate and acknowledge Island Timberlands’ decision. “This affects everybody on the Island,” Fraser said. “It’s so contrary to the public interest.” Island Timberlands began harvesting on their privately owned land near the Cameron Lake Connector before Christmas, however, had planned to take down trees in the buffer area adjacent to the highway, Kennah said in an interview with the Alberni Valley News. Most of the harvesting is complete, save for some hand-falling taking place in difficult-to-reach areas at the back of the property, she said. The area in question falls 800 to 1000 metres along the highway at the intersection with the Cameron Connector, the access road to Mt. Arrowsmith. The stand was a mix of second-growth Douglas fir and Western hemlock,

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‘I think they deserve a thank you for listening to the community.’ – Chris Alemany News that Island Timberlands decided not to log the buffer came as a happy surprise for Chris Alemany, a Port Alberni man who had organized a peaceful protest at the Hump for Monday night—when the first highway closures were supposed to start. “They haven’t really said what caused them to change their minds but I’d like to think it was from the people who had concerns,” he said. “It’s really quite exciting. I hope it’s a sign that maybe they’ll consult the community before

they deliver their plans or start logging,” he added. Alemany said he understands that the property in question is privately owned by Island Timberlands, and that he respects their right to log the land. “There was an expectation to consult more with the community because logging up to the highway was a concern,” he said. He hopes Island Timberlands will consider leaving the buffer up permanently, provided it doesn’t pose a risk. Alemany said he wants to take this action as a sign that Island Timberlands will communicate more with the community, particularly because there are more areas—such as McLaughlin Ridge, behind Coombs Country Candy and even around Loon Lake—where the company intends to harvest timber. “I think they (Island Timberlands) deserve a thank you for listening to the public and hopefully it’s a sign of better things,” he said.

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◆ CITY BUDGET 2013

City taxes to rise by 13 per cent WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

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ort Alberni homeowners could pay as much as 13 per cent more in property taxes this year, city manager Ken Watson said Monday as city council unveiled its draft five-year financial and strategic plans. About 30 people – most of them city staffers – attended the first special meeting about the budget at the Capitol Theatre on Jan. 21. Under the plan, homeowners would pay $1,745 in municipal tax for an average home with an assessed value of $189,000. That is up from the $1,535 that they paid in 2012. Under the increase, homes valued between $150,000 to $200,000 could pay $1,400 in property tax. Homes valued between $200,000 to $250,000 would shell out $1,800. Approximately $12

million is expected in residential taxes this year, which is up from $10.7 million in 2012. The increase is necessary to help underwrite a series of initiatives that the city hopes to roll out this year (Please see below). As well, it will help pay for $1.8 million in increased fixed costs, which include a $370,000 RCMP contract, $280,000 in wage increases and $97,000 in benefits, Watson said. In the business tax category, no increases are slated while $3.2 million in revenue is projected. Maintaining business taxes is consistent with council’s preliminary directive in drafting the city’s five-year financial plan. Port Alberni’s business taxes are higher than the average of 12 cities of similar size, Watson said. Taxes for major industry are frozen at the 2012 rate as per

council’s directive, with $4.8 million in revenue anticipated. Catalyst won’t see a tax hike for another five years, which was part of the terms of sale involving the city’s purchase of their sewage lagoon, Watson said. Residents can expect to pay $580 more this year for municipal utility fees. The city is calling for sewer fees to increase by 50 per cent, or $202. A family of four could also pay 10 per cent more for water, or $280. But garbage pick-up fees are slated to be frozen at 2012 rates of between $83 to $200 per year depending on container size. The increase in sewer fees is considered an investment, Watson said. It would help underwrite the city’s purchase of the Catalyst sewage treatment facility and lagoon. And it would

replenish the sewer utility fund, the current arrangement of which can’t keep up with the work needed, Watson said. The increases are in keeping with council’s directive to staff to maintain current service levels. If you want to retain industry then you have to be flexible with its taxes, Coun. Jack McLeman said. “We all want industry in our towns, but if you tax them too much then they’ll go away,” he said. “But they’ve had their reduction and I don’t think we should reduce anymore.” Port Alberni sits about mid-pack amid communities trying to keep industries. “It’s like we’re in a competition to reduce taxes to keep them,” McLeman said. The city is required by legislation to adopt an annual property tax bylaw and fiveyear financial plan before May 15. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Infrastructure projects wish list rolled out WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

The city has a number of big ticket capital projects it wants to launch in 2013 that are included in its draft five-yearfinancial plan. At the top of council’s wish list is $280,000 for road maintenance. The city’s engineering department has noted that roads aren’t being refurbished as fast as they need to be, city manager Ken Watson said. The city spends an average of $750,000 per year on road reconstruction when it needs to spend $4 million annually just to sustain. The current five-year-plan average is $970,000, Watson said. The second largest item is $300,000 from the gas tax to help pay for the $560,000

McLean Mill dam reconstruction, $245,000 of which was paid for in 2012. Not everyone agrees with the move, Coun. Jack McLeman said after the meeting. “Eight hundred thousand dollars for the dam at McLean Mill — I don’t think we need that. I’ve been out there and the water hasn’t been tipping,” he said. Third on the list is $234,000 for a sewage treatment upgrade. The amount would help pay down the city’s $5.75 million loan it took out to help pay for the $16.9 million sewage treatment facility. There is $191,000 earmarked for reserves to help pay for an $11 million provincially mandated water upgrade. The initiative is slated to be paid for with money from a loan,

tapping reserve funds and grant money. The fourth largest item is $150,000 for waterfront industrial road development. The money would be used to pay for design work for the $6.8 million project. The city intends to undertake loans from 2014-16 to underwrite the project. Also on the list for 2013 is $120,000 for major facility upgrades. A further $1.2 million in facility upgrades is being funded through reserves and gas tax. Specific items include the refurbishment of the Clock Tower at Harbour Quay, as well as the replacement of the track surface at Bob Dailey Stadium. Other smaller projects are also lined up including $50,000 for work at the former plywood mill site; $37,000 for McLean

Mill; and $25,000 to webcast city council meetings. Plans to alleviate flooding on lower Third Avenue have been put over until 2014. Some fixed costs are increasing while other initiatives have to be done by law. But if you want the infrastructure then you have to spend, Coun. Hira Chopra said. “All these things we want to achieve cost money. If we want these things then we have to pay.” The budget and projects are like a housing renovation, Coun. Cindy Solda said “You make a list of what you want and then you hack away at it,” for what’s in your budget to do, Solda said. The process has to start somewhere and it’s started, she said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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chool District 70 has quashed public discussion at school board meetings about a pending school closure in Port Alberni. Board chair Larry Ransom made the announcement to more than 50 people Tuesday night. School board meetings are not a public forum about school closures, he said. “We’re not going to allow the same level of questions that we did,” Ransom said about the last school board meeting at Maquinna School. “We will be limiting the number of questions about school closure.” Instead, Ransom said the public will have a chance to address the issue at three public forums scheduled in February at Alberni Elementary, Wood School and Gill School. All three could be impacted by a closure, Ransom said. Information about the process was scheduled to be released on Jan. 23 after the News deadline.

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Alberni resident Darren Evans, who has children at Wood School, says stifling debate about school closure at board meetings is wrong. public question and A final decision and answer period. But vote about the closure a process is in place will be carried out on now to address this either Feb. 12 or Feb. 26 at a public meeting. specific matter, and with more of the A closure is coming public present, he and a process is now said. in place to carry it Creating an out, superintendent information vacuum Cam Pinkerton said. until February is a “We need to move gamble. “But we don’t forward in a way want to upset the that makes sense, community any more and allows the school than we have to,” district to meet its financial obligations,” Ransom said. Shifting public he said. discourse on school The matter arose closure to a special during Pinkerton’s public forum isn’t presentation on new, Ransom said. A the transportation similar process was facility review, which used when the district was outlined in the closed five schools in evening’s agenda. the past, he said. After the meeting, The board continues Ransom agreed that its due diligence in people have the right to ask questions about gathering information it will factor into agenda items during

closing a school. Officials are meeting with the city about population growth projections soon, he said. Ransom was noncommittal in response to a question about the possibility of a school not closing. “... don’t want to talk about it. We want to keep the process clean,” he said. There’s a method to the madness of stifling debate at public meetings, audience member Darren Evans said after the meeting. “I think staff have ideas about how they want this to go and they don’t want the public involved,” Evans said. Audience member Gayle Frey said that public input is appreciated. “But it’s what goes on behind closed doors that goes into this,”she said. People are encouraged to give their input and then discouraged from giving input, Frey said. Nevertheless, she was cautiously optimistic about at least some questions being answered. “You have to expect questions to be asked during public question period,” she said.

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Tire dump cleanup unveiling TSESHAHT: | Intense media pressure sparked government cleanup plan, tribe says WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Intense media pressure and immediate action by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources have resulted in the cleanup of an abandoned tire dump near the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. Tribal and government officials were conducting a tour of the dump on Jan. 24 after the News print deadline. A previous tour

last week had to be rescheduled due to bad weather. On Oct. 25, the News reported that the ministry of forests assembled a plan to clean up the tire dump. The plan involved having car tires on the site chipped up by tire recycler Western Rubber Group then sold to Catalyst’s mill in Port Alberni as winter hog fuel supplement. The plan also called for the larger earth moving tires to be cut into smaller

pieces and used as a base at the regional district landfill; the ACRD was discussing logistical and cost issues with the ministry. In August, the News wrote about the Tseshaht’s complaint to the ministry about a 10-acre abandoned tire dump located near its reserve and on Crown land. The tires were a fire and environmental hazard, chief councillor Hugh Braker said. The province allowed the tire dump

to be created in first place, therefore the province should clean it up, Braker said. But the province balked, saying the dump was environmentally sound and subsequently not a priority to clean up. While cleanup wasn’t a priority, finding a solution to the issue went on behind the scenes for at least two years prior, culminating in the recent initiative, a ministry spokesperson said.

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people — most of them city staffers — showed up to the Capitol Theatre on Monday night for the unveiling of the city’s fiveyear financial plan. “There’s not a whole lot of people here tonight,” City Coun. Jack McLeman said to a quiet theatre. A lot of people have been making a lot of

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If the public wants a say in how the city spends its municipal tax dollars then they have to make it out to meetings, Port Alberni City Coun. Jack McLeman said. Approximately 30

phone calls with inquiries about the budget but the numbers didn’t materialize at the Capitol. “I’m disappointed that there weren’t more people here,” Coun. Cindy Solda said. The public will again have a chance to participate in the budget process when

the first of several detailed department presentations is made at city hall on Monday, Feb. 4. Administration, human resources, IT, finance and planning make their pitches in the afternoon. Parks and Recreation and the museum are on deck for the evening. Further departmental

presentations are scheduled to take place on Feb. 5-6. A final synopsis of presentations will be held on Feb. 13. Presentation packages will be available on the city’s website at www. portalberni.ca. The meetings are a chance for the public to

listen, but also a chance to question, McLeman said. “People need to speak their piece about how they would handle things and what they want,” he said. “Speak up and speak your piece. If you don’t, then you definitely won’t get what you want.”

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Decision was the right one Last stand for smart meter deniers Kudos to Island Timberlands for ceasing plans to log a line of trees right beside Highway 4 at the Hump—known as one of the most scenic drives in Canada. And kudos to the community members who quickly organized a protest on social media to get the word out to Alberni Valley politicians and the forestry company that this kind of logging is not OK. Island Timberlands has said this cessation is temporary, and it will revisit logging of the buffer along Highway 4 at a later date. Until then, we urge the company to engage in better community dialogue about its upcoming plans. This relatively small cutblock is the tip of the iceberg where Island Timberlands is concerned: they have plans to harvest at McLaughlin Ridge, Loon Lake and behind Coombs Country Candy sometime in the future. We respect that the Alberni Valley was built on forestry, and the company has the right to log its own private property. All we are asking for is a conversation, and not at the last minute. Municipal leaders would be wise to take note of the public’s views on Highway 4 logging. A letter from Island Timberlands notifying city council about the logging and road closures was accepted with little discussion at the Jan. 14 council meeting. Local government clearly needs to have more power over such ‘social licence’ decisions when it comes to logging practices, but the only way it will gain any foothold is by staying vocal. Neither the Forest Practices Code nor Sustainable Forest Initiative has teeth; it’s up to local government to nip at the heels of forestry companies like Island Timberlands to remind them they have neighbours.

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ICTORIA – The news was trumpeted with alarm here on Vancouver Island, which along with the Gulf Islands is the heartland of tinfoil-hat opposition to smart meters. Of the 140,000 power customers who didn’t have a wireless meter by the end of the year, many have simply refused. Now BC Hydro has sent letters informing them “we can no longer delay the installation of a new meter at your home.” “Stop SmartMeters BC” sent out a panicky e-mail advising its resistance movement to brace against “storm trooper tactics” from BC Hydro staff, and urging phone and fax attacks on their local MLA office. “Anger and outrage should be expressed, in a quiet way, so that we don’t sound hysterical,

but people are being threatened, police called, etc.,” the anonymous e-mail helpfully suggests. BC Hydro has also confirmed what I told you a few months ago. Those bogus locks, chicken wire cages and importantlooking signs, which were sold like modernday snake oil, have no legal effect to prevent the utility from working on its own equipment. These obstacles to inspection have been and continue to be removed, along with dangerous grow-op bypasses and fiddled mechanical meters. The technical arguments against wireless meters have been demolished. False news reports and website claims still circulate, but no fires have been attributed to the installation of 1.7 million wireless meters in B.C. About 1,200 faulty meter bases have also been replaced at BC Hydro’s

expense, and as crude power-theft bypasses have been removed, the incidence of electrical fires, already rare, has dropped substantially. Another popular myth is increased electricity bills. Yes, if your bypass is removed, your bill will go up. Like gas pumps, power meters are required by federal law to be accurate. Which brings us back to Team Tinfoil, which has been sold a cascading series of fantastic tales about the effect of wireless signals that are already ever-present in all modern communities. A Toronto-based expert group called Bad Science Watch has tackled claims of “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” head-on. I highly recommend their 10-page report and qualifications at www. badsciencewatch.ca. In plain language, with references to the best available scientific studies, it describes the

‘Yes, if your bypass is removed, your bill will go up.’

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double-blind tests that prove people who claim this sensitivity are not actually able to detect when they are or are not being exposed to wireless signals. No X-Men candidates have come forward. It also exposes key “activists” in Canada. The most prominent is Dr. Magda Havas, an associate professor at Trent University who has “developed a career denouncing the safety of low-frequency electromagnetic radiation.” She gives speeches, promotes her book and has worked with one David Stetzer to promote an “EMF filter” to sell to those who insist they feel what science shows they don’t. Havas has appeared on TV “news” shows with “activist-entrepreneur” Kevin Byrne. His website appears to be a hub of cell tower and smart meter scare reports, but it’s interspersed with product pitches for EMF Solutions Canada, of which Byrne is coincidentally president. Continued / 11

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Spence contradicts To the Editor, Chief Teresa Spence’s “I’ll die for my people” is a con, and it undermines credibility in legitimate claims Indians and Inuits may have for more assistance from governments. To suggest that caving in to Chief Spence’s hunger strike would be to save her life is an insult to Canadian taxpayers, who are being taken to the cleaners again. Chief Spence and her close friends and councillors are living high off the hog while

the children she is responsible for live in sewer infested shacks. Lawyers and politicians who knowingly and willingly allow this incredible travesty to perpetuate should be tried for the same crimes, and suffer the same consequences. Chief Spence has violated trust between the chief and the band members who depend upon her decisions for their very existence. Chief Spence has become a national disgrace. Andy Thomsen, Summerland

Meters 1 Tinfoil 0 From / 10 Then there’s “entrepreneuractivist” Rob Metzinger, president of something called Safe Living Technologies Inc. He doesn’t run a lurid scare website, but he’s appeared on CBC and CTV as some sort of authority. (The main hazard emanating from TVs these days is bad information.) As the election approaches, a fight is gearing up between the NDP and the

B.C. Green Party for the ignorant, superstitious and angry vote. The Greens in particular have damaged their credibility in a desperate bid to quiet their own tinfoilchapeau wing. There are bozo eruptions ahead. I’ll have more on that in a future column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag: Feedback on community involvement Tree festival was a success To the Editor, The 14th annual Kuu-us Festival of Trees was recently held and although it was a successful event, there were more requests for assistance then sponsors, so potential recipients unfortunately had to be declined. Festival of Trees helps local families. As everyone is aware, times are tough financially and Kuu-us Festival of Trees helps to reduce financial burdens at Christmas by providing low to no income families with a fully decorated tree, gifts and food as well. There were 13 families that benefited from this event. To our wonderful sponsors of the Christmas trees, we extend a heartfelt thank you for your support. Your kindness and generosity have touched many

lives. Six trees were pooled together and sponsored by various community members and four others were sponsored by Port Alberni City Council, Safeway, Gail MacDonald (memoriam to Ken Holden and Roger MacDonald) and Healing Matters (June Graham). Thank you to Kirkpatrick’s Trees for the wonderful cultured trees. Budget Car & Truck Rental donated a truck to allow for a smooth tree delivery operation. We give a special thanks to Jim for collaborating with Kuu-useach year without hesitation. A thank you is also extended to Ralph Johnson for helping to deliver all the trees and trimmings and to all Santa’s little elves for helping to set up/ takedown the trees on display. Thank you to the AV Bulldogs for going that extra mile by donating gifts and

Safeway for donating a great amount of food for the hampers along with gift cards to the recipient families. This fundraiser was a heart-warming success to us at the KUU-US Crisis Line Society. Petra Barnfield, Kuu-us Crisis Line Society

Thank you, Is. Timberlands To the Editor, There was not a small amount of surprise when the news came on Monday that Island Timberlands would not be logging up to the roadside at the Hump. Print and radio interviews with the company spokesperson indicated that they had heard the concerns of the community and there would be no logging of the buffer “indefinitely”. Again, this is great news and a great relief.

It seems the issue was a lightning rod because many people have come to see Island Timberlands as unresponsive and possibly even arrogant in the way it has conducted its operations in the past. We all agree they have the right to log their land, but given that that land is gigantic and affects us all in very critical ways, we as the public do rightly feel some stake in how the land is managed. My hope is that a vigil or protest will never have to happen again. My hope is that this change of direction was a sign, perhaps a proverbial cedar branch, offered to the community that Island Timberlands would be consulting, and listening, more in the future. This is not just so confrontation can be avoided, as that should be a last resort, but so we can all work cooperatively so that the forests around Port Alberni can

bring us all jobs, joy and health for decades to come. Thank you, Island Timberlands. Chris Alemany, Port Alberni

Harper’s epiphany

To the Editor, Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants the First Nations people to follow submissively in his footsteps just as he follows in the tire tracks of Canadian corporations. He recently had an epiphany on the road to Beijing: don’t talk, carry a bigger stick. No doubt those carrying “Idle No More” signs have strengthened his resolve. When he gets frustrated, and he will, Harper will find an excuse for using his powerful federal stick and then try to justify any undemocratic underhanded action. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

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No extra jail time for convicted sex offender WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

A Port Alberni man convicted of a sex crime involving a

minor won’t serve any more jail time for the offence. In Port Alberni Provincial Court on Jan. 17, Judge T. Dohm sentenced

Shaun Pater, 32, to time served (three months) plus one day in custody for sexual interference with a girl under the age of 16. Pater appeared via

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same pattern over the next six months: contacting the girl by e-mail or Facebook, meeting her, plying her with alcohol and cigarettes then having sex. The girl estimated this happened 10 times between August 2010 and January 2011. She tried telling Pater once that what he was doing was wrong but the offences continued. In January of 2012, the girl learned Pater was in jail after hearing about it on a radio news report (he had been jailed for different offences). She felt safe from harm, and accompanied by an adult supporter disclosed her ordeal with Pater to RCMP. The girl’s victim impact statement noted that she wrestles with selfesteem and selfrespect issues, an inability to trust and form relationships, and blames herself for what happened. In quoting from a

pre-sentencing report, Pater’s lawyer Donald McKay said Pater has the mind of a 14- to 16-year-old and has limited cognitive ability. Pre-sentencing and and forensic reports, both ordered last year, stated Pater was previously combative and uncooperative with probation authorities. Pater was unable to complete sex offender counselling because of his “serial incarceration for similar kinds of offences,” Dohm said. The reports note that Pater admitted responsibility in the matter to a point. According to him, the sexual relationship wasn’t forced but was rather consensual. The girl maintains that it was forced and was always preceded by alcohol. Pater will be back in court on Jan. 25 to face sexual assault charges from an incident that occurred on Dec. 23, 2012.

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“We have a lot to look back at and a lot to look forward to.” — MP James Lunney

David Lord, portraying the City of Alberni’s first mayor, Charles F. Bishop, stands with the newly unveiled ‘Bear on the Boardwalk’ carving at Victoria Quay, Jan. 20. Rhonda and Christopher Coughlin-Mutch of Cedar images in Whiskey Creek created the wood sculpture, another centennial legacy public art piece. Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser and his wife Dolores put their wishes for Port Alberni on their own river rock, to be included in the centennial legacy wishing ponds. Fraser said he didn’t want to take the gesture for ‘granite’.

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Centennial finale attendees gather on the grass at Victoria Quay for an official community photograph, much like another photo that was snapped in the same place in May 1912, when the Mile 0 post was installed to mark Port Alberni as the western terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway.


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Local programs mitigate problems: VIHA From / 3 The health unit offers a wide variety of publications to help guide parents in myriad areas, from becoming better parents, to quitting smoking, to the best care plan for a new baby and more. Anderson encourages anyone who feels they may need support to drop in and learn about these programs. Public nurses also visit new mothers in their homes for those who want support in caring for their newborn. Anderson explained that because the programs are preventative, it’s difficult to glean how much they are helping, or what the situation would be without them. “But we know that because of what we are doing, we are better off,” she said. Yet, there are still challenges, according to the health profile. There were significantly more children in care (29.9 per 1,000) here than in B.C. (9.4) and VIHA (13.0) in 2011. (Those numbers improved slightly in 2012: 27.2 per 1,000 in Port

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Alberni, 9.2 in B.C. and 13.4 in VIHA.) Children who grow up in care experience disruptions that can affect their education, increase their chance of growing up to become homeless or marginalized, and continue a cycle of abuse. Some statistics suggest girls who grow up in care are up to three times more likely to become teen mothers. It is clear these

statistics are interrelated and form part of a larger picture about how this community functions. “Sometimes we need to put children in care because they need to be protected,” said Hasselback. He added that in many cases, the issues that affect a child’s ability to function well in society were ingrained before the child was placed into care. A report by the

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key. “It’s that old proverb— and it is true—that it takes a whole community to raise a child,” Hasselback said. “We have some formal structures in place... but oftentimes it is the informal connections and friends that can make an astounding difference.”

‘...we know that because of what we are doing, we are better off.’ – Sharon Anderson Some of the most disturbing statistics revealed in the health study are in the area of birth statistics. In 2011, Alberni had the highest rates of infant death in the health authority, 120 per cent higher than the VIHA average; This area also had the highest rate of still births in VIHA, 85 per cent higher than the average. (In 2012, Alberni fell to second in VIHA in infant deaths.) Still births occur in utero, when a fetus

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dies before it has taken a breath outside the mother’s womb. Infant death occurs between the first breath outside the womb and one year of age. Hasselback explained a percentage of infant deaths are related to something preventable: improper sleeping arrangements such as the positioning of infants and bed sharing or co-sleeping. “This is a really good example of how data such as the profile can identify the problem,” he said, adding once the specific issue has been identified, programs can be implemented to help change those statistics. But the process takes time. Julie Rushton, facilitator for Alberni Children First, explained the group was formed in the mid-2000s by concerned service providers, 45 in all, who came together “to make connections” vital to improving the health and welfare of Port Alberni’s children. “We want this to be a rich community for children zero to six to develop in,” Rushton said. She explained there are pockets where, statistically speaking, children are more vulnerable to health and learning challenges.

Central Port is one of those areas. “In that area we know children are especially vulnerable to language delays,” Rushton said. “We know that when there are language delays, that can stop a lot of a child’s development.” “We are giving parents information,” she said. “We need to help them utilize what does exist.” One of the success stories is Alberni Children First’s partnership with Alberni Literacy on the PALS or Parents as Literacy Supporters program. PALS supports parents to help their young children learn through play by providing tools and experiences any family can use in their own homes. “The beauty of PALS is that it doesn’t matter what literacy level the parents have, they can still use these techniques,” Rushton said. “And it really builds parents’ self-esteem as well.” Are things getting better for children aged zero to six years in Alberni? Rushton said the numbers are holding steady in spite of the fact the economy has suffered, which she hopes is an indication the programs and services in place here are working. Next week: Nurturing healthy school-aged children.

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Community Events 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 a roast beef dinner with haggis and all the trimmings, and the traditional toasts to the Haggis. Song and dance as well. Cost: $30. Call 250 723 9525 for info. ◆ Ryan McMahon in concert at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. From 8-10 p.m. Good, honest country music, some vintage punk and under the right boozy moon, some James Brown. Advance tix: $12. At door: add $3.

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Port Alberni RCMP have put a stop to an unsponsored solicitation of money for an alleged cancer cause, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said. RCMP questioned a male and female on Jan. 18 shortly after receiving complaints from residents about a couple soliciting funds for a cancer cause. Police spoke with the woman first, then the male, who had left the area then returned, Allan said. The couple are new to Port Alberni, they said. But neither were carrying any identification and police couldn’t verify their story. “We back checked their story and because of lack of detail weren’t able to determine who they were with,” Allan said. “We haven’t received any more complaints about this since.” On Jan. 17, police warned the public about a woman who was soliciting funds door-to-door, allegedly for a cancer-stricken family member. The woman produced a news story that she said was about the relative but produced no identification or documents. “We advised them that if they have a family member who is ill with cancer then the Canadian Cancer Society is the better route for them to go for help,” Allan said. The couple came to resident Liz Stonard’s door in a 10th Avenue neighbourhood midday on Thursday. “I only saw the woman. She said she was collecting money or bottles for a family member with cancer,” Stonard said. “I gave her a bag of change.” Stonard said she felt bad later after finding out she may have been duped, but felt worse for others. “I heard she may have taken some people for hundreds of dollars and in once instance more.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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Three years ago, Barb Witte brought the Investors Group Walk for Memories to the Alberni Valley as a way to bring attention to Alzheimer Disease, which had robbed her father of his memory. The walk has raised nearly $20,000 for Alzheimer research and support programs. Although she lost her father two years

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there are fundraising opportunities laid out at www. walkformemories. com. This year’s walk will be in honour of Wendy Buffie, who passed away last year after dealing with early onset Alzheimer’s. Buffie spent 19 years working with Canada Post. Her three daughters remember her as a dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and wife (to Jack Buffie) who was devoted to her family and took great pride in family traditions. editor@albernivalleynews.com

Families get into literacy at Echo Parks and Recreation, the Vancouver Island Regional Library and several other local agencies are putting on another Family Literacy Day on Saturday, Feb. 2. Families with children aged two to eight years are invited to participate in this free community event to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Activities are inspired by the book Blueberries for Sal, written by Robert McCloskey in 1948. This year’s event features waffles and fruit. Avalon Farm owners Kerry and Cathy McDonald are providing blueberries for the blueberry topping and Quality Foods is donating waffles and yogurt for the event. “We think it’s a great event and we like to support literacy,” Cathy McDonald said. The literacy breakfast starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. Families are invited to bring uncut fruit to contribute to the dessert. To register, please call Echo Centre at 250-723-2181.

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Shereen Platthoff dances the Scotch Measure at the Sunshine Club special events Wednesday last week in preparation for Robbie Burns Day. She along with the other dancers from MacKenzie School of Dance will be performing at the Italian Canadian Hall on Saturday night. Tickets are available at Echo Centre, Somass Drugs and the Rollin Art Centre.

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New year’s baby Olivia Suzanne Maria Rous was oblivious to the attention she was getting as Auxiliary president Irene Loewen, left, and Sylvia Broadfoot, vice president give mom Kelli a special gift for her baby. The Auxiliary has given every New Year’s baby a special gift. The Rous family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their wonderful acknowledgements of the birth of their little girl.

Bulldogs Jared Wilson, left and Jay Deo, right congratulate Bill Moore on winning a $250. Gift card for Safeway because of his skills with a Frisbee at the game and presented with his prize by Safeway manger Naomi McLeod. Will he try again? He said he would. He felt he could hit the target and did. Frisbees are only $1 each or three for $2 and have to be thrown from the stands into a grocery cart on the ice.

Mary Sharpe celebrated her 90th birthday a day late on Saturday at her former home of Heritage Place and is seen here with her daughter Sandra Sweeney and her husband Norm. Mary now resides in Echo Village and some of her friends from there also came. Ray Philips and friends played some of the lady of honour’s favourite songs that she was singing to and had her feet tapping to the beat.

Scotiabank manager Cherie Williams, left, and Anne Noel manager of customer service, right present a cheque for $1,401to the Alberni Valley Curling Club represented by Penny Matthews, 2nd from left and Michelle Cheetham.

The Glees and Wee Glees along with Portal Players president Brent Ronning thank the Scotiabank for their fundraiser that totaled $726. when the bank matched the funds from the raffle that was held at the last performance “Once On A Roof Top” in December. The funds have alleviated the costs for participant’s costumes for their spring performance called “Dream”.

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hree Port Alberni minor hockey players have been selected to play for the Vancouver Island Under-16 girls’ team. Brittney Savard, Shay-Lee McConnell and Shelby Clydesdale were among a handful of Port Alberni bantam-aged players who tried out for the team Jan. 5–6 in Nanaimo. More than 45 players from across the Island tried out, going through fitness testing, skills and drills and evaluation games. Twenty players, including two goalies, made the grade. McConnell has played in the Alberni Valley Minor Hockey League system since she was five years old. She played atom rep on a boys team for two years, and another two on a boys’ peewee rep team, as well as one season with a female team out of Victoria (they went to the B.C. provincials). McConnell has also played spring hockey with the Jr. Canucks female team in Victoria for two years as well as the Island Elite team out of Parksville. She plays with the bantam boys’ rep Bulldogs as a forward. Clydesdale also began playing when she was five years old and is currently defending the blueline for the PA Coyotes in the AVMHA bantam

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Penticton Vees’ D-man Thomas Nitsche squeezes Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Mitch Crisanti at the Vees’ blueline in the third period of a B.C. Hockey League contest in Port Alberni, Saturday night. The Vees doubled the Bulldogs 6-3.

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Brittney Savard, left, Shay-Lee McConnell and Shelby Clydesdale have all been selected to the Vancouver Island Under-16 team that will play in the B.C. Cup April 4–7 in Duncan.

house league. She is also an alternate player for the midget team. Clydesdale credits her father Scott, also her coach, with helping her get to the U16 team. She also recognized Shawn Elder and Savard for their help. In her spare time, Clydesdale enjoys competitive wakeboarding; she placed third in B.C. in her category at Sproat Lake last summer. This is Savard’s second time playing for the U16 team. She played on the U16 team that competed at the BC Winter Games last year, and has had the opportunity to play in provincial competition with the

Island peewee A team too. Savard is presently captain of the PA Coyotes and assistant captain of the midget female Fusion as well. She has spent 10 years playing minor hockey in Port Alberni, and credits her coaches and mentors like power skating coach Jan Norman with advancing her career. “She has been very fortunate to travel to many different places with female and rep hockey, and has met many new and longlasting friends along the way,” Savard’s mother said. “She was honoured with the Jessica States Award two years ago from Alberni Valley Minor Hockey and

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Powell River Kings @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 2:00pm

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This is the first time this season the Bulldogs will be facing the Smokies. Trail is sitting 5th in the interior division with 38 points, 3 points behind Salmon Arm for the last playoff spot in that division. Trail starts a 3-games-in-3-nights swing on Friday in Nanaimo before heading up-island to face the Bulldogs. It’s a chance to see former Bulldogs Tyler Berkholtz and Marley Keca, as well as former Alberni Valley MHA product Brent Baltus, who recently committed to the NCAA Division I program at Alaska-Anchorage. The Bulldogs are coming off a rare mid-week game against Nanaimo, with whom they’re battling for 2nd place in the island division and, therefore, home ice advantage in playoffs. Every game is important. Bulldogs sit 4 points back of Nanaimo. ‘Dogs that have been playing well as of late continue to be Matt Hansen, Tryg Strand, and Jay Deo. This will be the home crowd’s first chane to see Tryg Strand wearing his newly-awareded “A”.

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This is the sixth meeting between the Kings and the ‘Dogs, with the Bulldogs leading the season series 4-2. Two of the ‘Dogs four wins came in OT, one of which came on November 9th in Powell River which saw the ‘Dogs come back to score four straight goals after being down 3-0 to the Kings after the first period. Bulldogs have outscored Powell River 22 to 16. As of Wednesday, the Kings were one point behind the Bulldogs in the standings however the ‘Dogs have 4 games in hand. Powell River has Port Alberni native Jordan Paddock manning their blueline and also former Bulldogs affiliate player Evan Richardson, whose WHL rights were acquired by the Victoria Royals from Swift Current earlier in the season. Richardson is committed to Boston College. The Bulldogs’ billets will also be recognized at Sunday’s game for all the great things they do for the players.

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Alberni-Clayoquot Regional & SchoolBY District No. 70 (Alberni) 2013 BY-ELECTION NOTICE OFDistrict ELECTION VOTING Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District & School No. www.albernivalleynews.com 31 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to: District Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District & School District No. 70 70 (Alberni) (Alberni) www.albernivalleynews.com A31 2013 BY-ELECTION NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING Regional District & School District No. 70 (Alberni) 2013 BY-ELECTION  The electors of Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot R PUBLIC Alberni-Clayoquot NOTICE IS HEREBY given to: NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING 2013District BY-ELECTION Alberni-Clayoquot Regional & School District No. 70 (Alberni) Alberni-Clayoquot District & School District No. 70 (Alberni) 2013 BY-ELECTION that Regional agiven by-election by voting is BY necessary to elect a Director representing Elec  The electors Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District NOTICE OF ELECTION VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC IS HEREBY given to: NOTICE ISofHEREBY to: 2013 BY-ELECTION Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District &elect School District No. 70 (Alberni) NOTICE IS HEREBY given NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 –representing 2014 term. 2013 BY-ELECTION that aArea by-election by voting isto: necessary toCreek) aofDistrict Director Electoral “F” NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING  The electorsPUBLIC of Electoral “F” (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  The electors ofHEREBY Electoral Area “F” (Cherry the Alberni-Clayoquot RegionalArea District Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District & School No. 70 (Alberni) PUBLIC NOTICE IS given to:  The electors of Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) ofDistrict the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING 2013 BY-ELECTION Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District & School No. 70 (Alberni) (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. that a by-election by voting is necessary to elect a Director representing Electoral Area “F” NOTICE OF ELECTION VOTING that a by-election by voting isto:necessary to elect BY a Director representing Electoral Area “F” 2013 BY-ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE IS given PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given for the The electors ofHEREBY Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District that a by-election by voting isto: necessary electAlberni, aofDirector representing Electoral Area “F” OF BY VOTING NOTICE The ofELECTION City oftoPort Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (B 2013 BY-ELECTION (Cherry Creek) remainder the 2011 –electors 2014 term. (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 –Creek) 2014 term. PUBLIC NOTICE ISofof HEREBY given to:  The electors Electoral Area “F” (Cherry of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING a electors by-election by voting isto: necessary to –Creek) elect aterm. representing Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) forCity the remainder of (Cherry the 2011 2014   that The electors Electoral Area “F” ofDirector the“A” Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) of(Beaufort), School District PUBLIC NOTICE ISofHEREBY The of ofgiven Port Alberni, Electoral Areas (Bamfield), “B” “D” N NOTICE OF ELECTION VOTING that aa by-election by voting is necessary to elect aaBY Director representing Electoral Area “F” PUBLIC NOTICE IS given to:  The electors ofHEREBY Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. that by-election by voting is necessary to elect Director representing Electoral Area “F” that a by-election by voting is necessary to elect a Trustee representing the NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING  The electors of Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) of School District No. 70 (Alberni)  The electors of City of Port Alberni, Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” Theelectors City of Port Alberni, Electoral Areas (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D”City o PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to: (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 2014 term. a electors by-election by voting isAreas necessary to– elect a ofDirector representing Electoral Area “F”   that The ofof Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) the“A” Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (Cherry Creek) forCity the remainder of the 2011 –School 2014Areas The of Port Electoral “A” (Bamfield), (Beaufort), “D” (Bea Electoral “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” that a electors by voting isisAlberni, necessary elect aDistrict Director representing Electoral Area “F” that aby-election by-election by voting to(Cherry elect aterm. Trustee representing the“B” City of 70 Port Alberni, PUBLIC NOTICE IS of HEREBY given to: (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) of No. 70 (Alberni) (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” Creek) of School District No. (Alberni)  The electors of Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. that aelectors by-election by(Cherry voting is necessary to electAreas aCreek) Director representing Electoral “F” PUBLIC NOTICE IS given to: The ofHEREBY City of Port Alberni, Electoral “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry of School District No. 70Area (Alberni) Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F”  by The electors of Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District that a by-election voting is necessary to elect a Trustee representing the City of Port Alberni, that a by-election by of voting isAlberni, necessary to –elect a term. Trustee representing the“B” City of PortDistrict Alberni, that aCreek) by-election by voting is the necessary to elect a the Director representing Electoral Area “F”  The The electors of City Port Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), (Beaufort), “D” (Cherry the remainder of 2011 2014 electors of Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) of Alberni-Clayoquot Regional (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry of School District No. (Alberni) that aby-election by-election by voting is necessary to a aCreek) Trustee representing the“B” City of 70 Port Alberni, The offor City of Port Areas “A” (Bamfield), (Beaufort), “D” (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of theElectoral 2011 – 2014 term. that aelectors by voting isAlberni, necessary toelect elect Director representing Electoral Area “F” Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) of School District No. 70 (Alberni)  that The electors of City of Port Alberni, Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) Director One (1) Candidate to be elec a by-election by voting is necessary to elect a Director representing Electoral Area “F” that by-election by voting is necessary to elect a Trustee representing the City of Port Alberni, Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) School District No. 70 (Alberni) The electors ofoffor City of Port Alberni, Electoral Areas “A”of(Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” Creek) the remainder of – –2014 term. (Cherry Creek)for (Cherry the remainder the 2011 – 2014 term. (Cherry Creek) for the remainder ofthe the2011 2011 2014 term. that aa Electoral by-election by voting is necessary to elect aaAreas Trustee representing the City of Port Alberni, (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) of (Bamfield), School District No. 70Creek),“F” (Alberni)  (Cherry The electors of for City of Port Alberni, Electoral “A” “B” (Beaufort), “D” Area “F” (Cherry Creek) Director One (1) Candidate to be elected Creek) the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. that by-election by voting is necessary to elect Trustee representing the City of Port Alberni, (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) of School District No. 70 (Alberni) that The electors of City ofnominated Port Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” “D” Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver aElectoral by-election by voting is Creek),“F” necessary to elect a and Trustee representing the City of(Beaufort), Port Alberni, (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver (Cherry ofCandidate School District No. 70Creek),“F” (Alberni) The persons as(1) candidates for whom votes will received are: Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Director - Alberni, One Candidate to be elected (Cherry Creek) for the“F” remainder ofCreek) the 2011 – 2014 term. Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” Area (Cherry Director -Creek) One (1) tobe be elected that aelectors by-election by voting is Alberni, necessary to elect aAreas Trustee representing the City of Port Alberni,  The ofCreek) City of Port Electoral “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) -term. One (1) Candidate toDistrict be elected (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) ofLake), School 70Alberni, (Alberni) (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” that aelectors by-election by voting is Alberni, necessary toDirector elect aAreas Trustee representing the City ofNo. Port  persons The of City of Port Electoral “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” The nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. Electoral Areas “A”“F” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), (Sproat Lake), District “E” (Beaver (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) of School No. of 70 (Alberni) Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction ofCreek),“F” Residence Electoral Area (Cherry Creek) Director -“D” (1)of Candidate to be elected that aCreek) by-election voting isof necessary to elect aOne Trustee representing the(Beaver City Port Alberni, (Cherry for theby remainder thereceived 2011 – 2014 term. Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat Lake), District “E” (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” (Cherry Creek) School No. 70Creek),“F” (Alberni) The persons nominated aspersons candidates andBANTON for whom votes will be are: (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of thewhom 2011 – 2014 term. The nominated as candidates and for votes will be received are: that a by-election by voting is necessary to elect a Trustee representing the City of Port Alberni, Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) Director One (1) Candidate to be elected Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port Albern Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) Director One (1) Candidate to be elected Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), “D” (Sproat are: Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” The persons nominated asby candidates and whom votes will be received (Cherry Creek) for the remainder offor the 2011 – 2014 term. that a by-election voting is necessary to elect a Trustee representing the City of Port Alberni, Electoral Areas “A” (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), (Sproat Lake), “E” (Beaver Creek),“F” Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) Director -“D” One (1) Candidate to beAlberni, elected HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alber BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence (Cherry Creek) for the remainder ofwhom the 2011 – will 2014 The persons nominated as“A” candidates and for votes beterm. received Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction ofare: Residence Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) Director -“D” One (1) Candidate to be(Beaver elected BC Electoral Areas (Bamfield), “B” (Beaufort), (Sproat Lake), “E” Creek),“F” Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of the 2011 – 2014 term. Electoral Area “F” (Cherry Creek) Director One (1) Candidate to be elected MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC Port Alber BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port The persons nominated as candidates forthe whom votes will beAlberni, received are: Port Alberni, BC BANTON Lucas and 6116 Margot BC Road, (Cherry Creek) for the remainder of 2011 – 2014 term. Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction ofRoad, Residence BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Port BC Electoral “F” (Cherry Director - One (1) Candidate toAlberni, be elected NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, MCDOWALL Mike 5834 CRoger Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC Port Alber The persons nominated asArea candidates and1-4422 for Creek) whom votes will be received are: HUGHES Graham Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Street, Port Alberni, Electoral “F” (Cherry Creek) Director -6116 One (1) Candidate to be electedBCBC The persons nominatedArea as candidates and for whom votes will be Margot received are: Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence BANTON Lucas Road, Port Alberni, HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BCAvenue, Port The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Electoral Area “F”Mike (Cherry5834 Creek) Director - 5834 One (1) Candidate toPort be elected MCDOWALL Mike C Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL C Brown Road, Alberni, BC BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port Alberni, BC Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC BANTON Lucas 6116 Road, Port Alberni, BC WONG Derek C. 4686 Adelaide Street,BC Port Albe The persons as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: VANDERMOLEN Bob Names 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, Surname Usual Jurisdiction of Residence NICKLIN Wadenominated 3029 Durham Street, PortMargot Alberni, BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will beMargot received are: Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence BANTON Lucas 6116 Road, Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC WONG Derekand C.2851–A 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC BC BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port Alberni, BC VANDERMOLENThe Bob Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, BC persons nominated as candidates for whom votes will be received are: VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Street, Port Alberni, BC BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port Alberni, BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL Mike 5834 CRoger Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC to HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Port Alberni, BC Surname Usual Names ofStreet, Residence WONG Derek C. Adelaide Port Alberni, BCAvenue, School District No.Street, 70Jurisdiction (Alberni) Trustee - One (1) Candidate WONG Derek C. 4686 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC be elected BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port Alberni, BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, WONG Derek C. 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL School District Mike 5834 C(1) Brown Road,Port Port Alberni, BC BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Alberni, BC No. 70 (Alberni) Trustee One Candidate to be elected HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BCBC VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC BANTON Lucas 6116 Margot Road, Port Alberni, BC WONG Derek C. 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC HUGHES Graham Roger The persons nominated as Candidate candidates and for whom votes will be received are: School District No. School 70 (Alberni) Trustee One (1) to be elected MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC District No. 70 Trustee -1-4422 One (1) Candidate to be elected WONG Derek C.- (Alberni) 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham HUGHES Graham 1-4422 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC WONG Derek C. 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC School District No. 70 (Alberni) Trustee One (1) Candidate to be elected VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, BC MCDOWALL Mike 5834 C Brown Road, Port Alberni, BC The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes5834 will beBrown received are: Port NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BCBC WONG Derek C.(Alberni) 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, MCDOWALL Mike C Road, Alberni, BC Surname Usual -Names Jurisdiction of Residence School District No. 70 Trustee One Candidate toPort be elected WONG Derek C. will be received 4686(1) Adelaide Street, Port Alberni,BC BC NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Alberni, The persons nominated aspersons candidates andBRAIDEN foraswhom votes are: VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, BC WONG Derek C. 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC The nominated candidates and for whom votes will be received are: School District No. 70 (Alberni) Trustee One (1) Candidate to be elected NICKLIN Wade 3029 Durham Street, Port Alberni, BC 8267 Dickson Drive, Cathy Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction ofAvenue, Residence School District No. 70 (Alberni) Trustee One (1)received Candidate to be elected The persons nominated as candidates and votes- 2851–A will be VANDERMOLEN Bob Brandon Port Alberni, BCPort Alber thAlberni, BC WONG Derek C. for whom 4686 Adelaideare: Street, Port VANDERMOLEN Bob 2851–A Brandon Avenue, Port Alberni, BC School District No. 70 (Alberni) Trustee One (1) Candidate to be elected 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Avenue, Port Alberni, B 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes- will be received are: WONG Derek 4686 Adelaide Street, Alberni, BC Surname Usual Jurisdiction of Residence School District No. 70C.Names (Alberni) Trustee One (1) Candidate to Port be elected th th Surname Usual Jurisdiction of Residence WONG Derek C.Names 4686 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, School District No. 70 (Alberni) Trustee One (1) Candidate to be elected Kelly HEPP Avenue, 2906-12 The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN th th of Drive, th Surname Usual Jurisdiction Residence Dickson Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN School No.Names 703883-7 (Alberni) Trustee -8267 One (1) to be elected Mike th Candidate MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, The persons nominated asDistrict candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Kelly HEPP 2906-12 Avenue, Alberni, Gaelle FREY Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Port BCBC Port Alberni, B ththAvenue, School District No. 70Names (Alberni) Trustee One (1) Candidate toPort beAlberni, elected The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes-will be received are: Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence th Surname Usual Jurisdiction of Residence 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Nav th Avenue, SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Albern Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 Port Alberni, BC The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: School District No. 70 (Alberni) Trustee One (1) Candidate to be elected Kelly HEPP Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 2906-12 KellyNames th HEPP Port Alberni, BC 2906-12 th th Avenue, 8267 Dickson Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN Surname Usual Jurisdiction ofDrive, Residence 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Port Alberni, BCBC Kelly HEPP Avenue, Port Alberni, 2906-12 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN thAvenue, The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Nav Names SHARMA 3510 Drive, Port Alberni, BC Surname Usual Jurisdiction of Residence Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Port Alberni, BC thGaliano Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Port Alberni, BC thAvenue, thth 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Port Alberni, BC The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will beDickson received are: Surname Usual Jurisdiction ofDrive, Residence 8267 Port Alberni, Cathy BRAIDEN Kelly HEPP 2906-12 MikeNames MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Port Alberni, BCBC 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, BC VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS The persons nominated as candidates for whom votes will beDickson received are: th Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, BC thth th Surname Usualand Names Jurisdiction ofPort Residence Kelly HEPP Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 2906-12 3883-7 Gaelle Avenue, Alberni, BC FREY 8267 Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN th Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, BC Kelly HEPP Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 2906-12 3883-7 GaelleVOTING FREY Port Alberni, BC Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence ththAvenue, th DATES AND LOCATIONS thth 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Kelly Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 2906-12 HEPP 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, BC GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Kelly HEPP 2906-12 Avenue, Port Alberni, BC th Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN thth VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS 3883-7 Gaelle Avenue, Port Alberni, BC FREY VOTING DATES AND8267 LOCATIONS Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, BC Mike 2625-8 MCLEMAN Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Kelly HEPP Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 2906-12 th 8267 Dickson Drive, Port Alberni, BC Cathy BRAIDEN Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: LOCATIONS MikeVOTING DATES AND3883-7 MCLEMAN 2625-8 th Gaelle FREY Port Port Alberni, BC BC th Avenue, th Kelly 2906-12 Avenue, Alberni, HEPP Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Alberni, BC Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 PortPort Alberni, thAvenue, 3883-7 Gaelle FREY Saturday, February 16, 2013BC GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: VOTING DATES ANDas LOCATIONS Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, BC th Kelly HEPP Avenue, Port Alberni, 2906-12 GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors follows: th Mike 2625-8 MCLEMAN Avenue, PortAlberni, Alberni,BC BC Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: th VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS Kelly HEPP Avenue, Port BC 2906-12 Saturday, February 16,hours 2013 between the of 8:00 and 8:00 VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Portam Alberni, BC pm Nav SHARMAVOTING will beMike 3510th Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, GENERAL open to qualified electors asLOCATIONS follows: Mike MCLEMAN 2625-8 Avenue, Port Alberni, BCBCBC VOTING AND between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Saturday, February 16,DATES 2013 Nav SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, Saturday, February 16, 2013 VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: GENERAL VOTING will beNav open to qualified electors as follows: Saturday, February 16, 2013 SHARMA 3510 Galiano Drive, Port Alberni, BC AND LOCATIONS atDATES the following location: between thewill hours ofVOTING 8:00 am and 8:00 pm the hours of 8:00 am and pm GENERAL VOTING bebetween open to qualified electors as follows: VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS Saturday, February 16, 20138:00 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: at the location: VOTING DATES ANDasLOCATIONS First Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Hall at the following location: GENERAL VOTING willfollowing be open to qualified electors follows: Saturday, February 16, 2013 Saturday, February 16, 2013 between the hours ofBaptist 8:00LOCATIONS am and 8:00 pm atqualified the following location: VOTING DATES AND GENERAL VOTING will be open to electors as follows: 6211 Cherry Creek Road First Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic 3727 Hall Roger Street Saturday, February 16, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Saturday, February 16, 2013 GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: Saturday, February 16, 2013 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Roger Street Port Alberni, BC Port First Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors as follows: at the following location: First BaptistatChurch (Gym) location: Alberni Athletic Hall Alberni, BC the following

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between the hours (Gym) ofFebruary 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Baptist Church Athletic Saturday, 16,Alberni 2013 between the hours ofRoger 8:00location: am and 8:00Roger pm Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BCHall 6211 Cherry CreekFirst Road 3727 Street at the following 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Street Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the following location: First Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Roger Street between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm ADVANCE VOTING will beAlberni, available to2013 qualified electors asHall follows: Saturday, February 16, atChurch following Port Alberni, BC Port BC Port Alberni, BChours Port Alberni, BC First Baptist (Gym) Alberni Athletic between the of 8:00location: am and 8:00 pm First Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Hall 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Roger Street Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BCHall at the following location: ADVANCE VOTINGFirst will be available to qualified electors as follows: between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Hall 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Roger Street Wednesday, February 2013 the following location: 6211Alberni, Cherry at Creek Road 3727Alberni, Roger Street Port BC Port BC 6, Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Hall 8:00 am to toelectors 8:00 pm ADVANCE VOTING will be available to First qualified electors as follows: at the following location: ADVANCE VOTING will be available to8:00 qualified as 6, follows: am 8:00 pm First Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Hall Cherry Creek Road 3727 Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC Wednesday, February 2013 -Roger and –Street Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC ADVANCE VOTING6211 will be available to qualified electors as follows: 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Roger Street Regional District Office 8:00 8:00 am am to to 8:00 8:00 pm pm First Baptist Church Alberni Athletic Hall Regional District Office 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Roger Street Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC -(Gym) and –Tuesday, February 12,Hall 2013 Wednesday, February 6, 2013 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as 6, follows: Wednesday, February 2013 First Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC 3008 Fifth Avenue, PortOffice Alberni, BC Roger Regional Regional District District Office 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Street 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Wednesday, February 6, 2013 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Regional District Office First Baptist Church (Gym) Alberni Athletic Hall Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows: Tuesday, 12, 2013 and – Creek Regional District Office ADVANCE VOTING will be-Cherry available to qualified electors as follows: 8:00 amFebruary to 8:00 pm -District and – Office 6211 Road 3727 Roger Street 3008 3008 Fifth Fifth Avenue, Avenue, Port Port Alberni, BC BC Wednesday, 6,follows: 2013 Regional 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC -February and – Alberni, 6211 Cherry Creek Road 3727 Roger Street ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Regional District Office Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows: Wednesday, February 6, ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS & REGISTRATION 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port BC Wednesday, February 6, -February and – Alberni, ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS & REGISTRATION Tuesday, 12, 2013 ADVANCE VOTING will beAlberni, available to qualified electors as follows: Port BC Port Alberni, BC 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Wednesday, 6, 2013 -- February and – ELECTOR ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS QUALIFICATIONS & REGISTRATION REGISTRATION and electors – & Tuesday, February 12, 2013 ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified as follows: ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS & REGISTRATION Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS & REGISTRATION ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 and – Tuesday, February 12, 2013 There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this this election election will will take take place place at at ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS & REGISTRATION Tuesday, February 12, 2013 There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration electors for - and – of& ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors asall follows: ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS REGISTRATION Wednesday, February 6, you 2013 and – Tuesday, February 12, 2013 the time time of voting. voting. You will be be required required to make a declaration that meet the following requirements: There There is is no no need need to to pre-register pre-register to to vote vote as as the the registration registration of of all all electors electors for for this this election election will will take take place place at at the of You will to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at Wednesday, February 6,2013 2013 Tuesday, February There is of novoting. need to pre-register to vote as the registration all electors for the thisfollowing election will take place at - and of –of12, Wednesday, 6, 2013 the the time of You will be be required to to make make aaa February declaration declaration that that you you meet requirements: requirements: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 18 years ofYou agewill or older; older; There no need to pre-register to vote as registration all electors for the this election will take place at  is 18 years of age or the time time of voting. voting. You will be required required tothe make declaration that you meet meet the following following requirements: and – the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at Tuesday, February 12, you 2013meet the following requirements:  18 18 years years of age age or older; and – 12,that Canadian citizen; the time of voting. You will be required to makeFebruary a- declaration Canadian 18 years of ofcitizen; age or or older; older; Tuesday, 2013  18 years of age or older; the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: Canadian Canadian citizen; citizen; Tuesday, Februarypreceding 12, 2013voting resident of BC for forolder; at least least 66 months months immediately immediately preceding voting day; day;  18 years of age or resident BC at Canadian citizen;

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Canadian citizen;  resident 18 years of ofof age or older; resident of BC BC for for at at least months immediately preceding preceding voting voting day; day; resident OR registered ownerimmediately of real real property property in the the jurisdiction for at at least least 30 30 days days  Canadian citizen; OR owner of in jurisdiction for resident ofof BC forregistered at least least 6666 months months immediately preceding voting day; resident of BC for at least months immediately preceding voting day;  resident Canadian citizen; immediately preceding voting day, and resident of of OR OR registered registered owner owner of of real real property property in in the the jurisdiction jurisdiction for for at at least least 30 30 days days  resident ofofBCOR for registered at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day; immediately preceding voting day, and resident owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days resident OR owner of voting. real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days  immediately resident ofofBC for registered at least 6by months immediately preceding voting day; immediately preceding preceding voting voting day, day, and and not otherwise otherwise disqualified law from  resident of OR registered of voting. real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days not disqualified byowner law immediately preceding voting day,from and immediately preceding voting day, and resident of OR registered owner of voting. real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days  immediately not not otherwise otherwise disqualified disqualified by by law law from from voting. preceding voting day,from and notelectors otherwisewill disqualified by law voting. Resident also be be required to produce produce 22 pieces pieces of of identification identification (at (at least least one one with with aa  immediately not otherwise disqualified by law voting. preceding voting day,from and Resident electors will also required to  notelectors otherwise disqualified by law from voting. The signature). Picture identification is not necessary. identification must prove prove(at both residency and Resident Resident electors will will also also be be required required to to produce produce 222 pieces pieces of of identification identification (at least least one one with with aaa signature). Picture will identification is law not from necessary. The identification must both residency and  not otherwise disqualified by voting. Resident electors also be required to produce pieces of identification (at least one with Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 identification pieces of identification (at least one with a identity. signature). signature). Picture Picture identification identification is is not not necessary. necessary. The The identification must must prove prove both both residency residency and and identity. electors Resident also be required to produceThe 2 pieces of identification leastresidency one withand a signature). Picture will identification is not not necessary. necessary. identification must prove prove(atboth both signature). Picture identification is identification must Resident electors will also be required to produceThe 2 pieces of identification (at leastresidency one withand a identity. identity. signature). Picture identification is notproduce necessary. Theofidentification prove andto identity. Non-resident property electors must must pieces identificationmust (at least least oneboth withresidency signature) identity. Non-resident property electors produce 22 pieces identification (at one with aa signature) to signature). Picture identification is not necessary. Theofidentification must prove both residency and identity. prove identity and one to prove they are entitled to register in relation to the property. If there is more than Non-resident Non-resident property property electors electors must must produce produce 2 2 pieces pieces of of identification identification (at (at least least one one with with a a signature) signature) to to prove identity property and one toelectors prove they areproduce entitled2topieces register in relation to the property. Ifwith there is more than identity. Non-resident must of identification (at least one a signature) to Non-resident property electors must produce pieces ofindividuals identification (atproperty. leasttheone with aconsent signature) to one registered registered owner of the property, property, only one22to of thoseof may, with written of the prove prove identity identity and and one one to to prove prove they they are are entitled entitled to register register in in relation relation to to the the property. If If there there is is more more than than one owner of the only one of those individuals may, written of the Non-resident property electors must produce pieces identification (atwith leastthe one with aconsent signature) to prove identity and one to prove they are entitled to register in relation to the property. If there is more than prove identity and one to prove they are entitled to register in relation to the property. If there is more than Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the the owners, register asareaonly aonly non-resident property elector. Non-resident Property Elector one registered owner property, one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of owners, register non-resident property elector. Non-resident Property Elector prove identity and oneof to the prove theyas entitled to register in relation to the property. If there is more than one registered owner of the property, one of those individuals may, with the consent of the one registered owner of property, only one to of those individuals may, with the written written consent ofthan the prove identity and oneavailable to the prove they are entitled register in relation to the property. If there is more Consent Forms are available onas the Regional District website at www.acrd.bc.ca www.acrd.bc.ca orProperty byconsent contacting the majority majority of of the the owners, owners, register register as aaaonly non-resident non-resident property property elector. elector. Non-resident Property Elector Elector Consent Forms are on the Regional District website at or by contacting the one registered owner of the property, one of those individuals may,Non-resident with the written of the majority of the owners, register as non-resident property elector. Non-resident Property Elector majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. Non-resident Property Elector one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the Chief or or Forms Deputy Chief Election Officer. The District Non-resident Property Elector Consent Consent Form mustthe be Consent Consent Forms are are available available on on the the Regional District website website at at www.acrd.bc.ca www.acrd.bc.ca or or by by contacting contacting the Chief Deputy Chief Election Officer. The Non-resident Property Elector Form must be majority of the owners, register as aRegional non-resident property elector. Non-resident Property Elector Consent Forms are available on the Regional District website at www.acrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Consent Forms are available onOfficer. theaRegional District website at www.acrd.bc.ca orProperty by Form contacting the majority of the registering owners, register as non-resident property elector. Non-resident Elector complete when registering to vote. vote. Chief Chief or or Deputy Deputy Chief Chief Election Election The The Non-resident Non-resident Property Property Elector Elector Consent Consent must must be be complete when to Consent Forms are available onOfficer. the Regional District website at www.acrd.bc.ca or by Form contacting the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer. The Non-resident Property Elector Consent Form must be Chief or Forms Deputy Chief Election The Non-resident Property Elector Consent mustthe be Consent are available on Officer. the Regional District website at www.acrd.bc.ca or by Form contacting complete complete when when registering registering to to vote. vote. Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer. The Non-resident Property Elector Consent Form must be complete when to complete when registering registering to vote. vote. Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer.MAIL The BALLOT Non-resident Property Elector Consent Form must be VOTING complete when registering to vote. MAIL BALLOT VOTING complete when registering to vote. MAIL BALLOT VOTING MAIL BALLOT VOTING MAIL BALLOT VOTING Qualified electors electors may may vote vote by by mail mail ifif they: they: MAIL BALLOT VOTING Qualified MAIL BALLOT VOTING Qualified electors may vote by mail if they: Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:  have a physical disability, illness or BALLOT injury that thatVOTING affects their their ability ability to to vote vote at at another another voting voting MAIL  have a physical disability, illness injury affects Qualified electors electors may may vote vote by by mail mail if if they: they:or Qualified opportunity, ORvote have physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting  have aaa physical disability, injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting Qualified electors may by mailillness if they:or opportunity, OR have physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting  opportunity, have a to physical disability, illness affects District their ability to vote at another voting Qualified electors vote by mail ifAlberni-Clayoquot they:or injury thatRegional OR OR expect bemay absent from theillness on general general voting day and andvoting at the the  opportunity, have a to physical disability, or injury thatRegional affects District their ability to vote at another expect be absent from the Alberni-Clayoquot on voting day at opportunity, OR opportunity, OR  expect have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting times of all advance voting opportunities, OR expect to be absent from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on general voting day and at the to be absent from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on general voting day and at the opportunity, OR times of all advance voting opportunities, OR expect to to be be absent absent from from the the Alberni-Clayoquot Alberni-Clayoquot Regional Regional District District on on general general voting voting day day and and at at the the  opportunity, expect OR times of all advance voting opportunities, OR of all advance voting opportunities, OR Reside in Electoral Area “A” (Bamfield) or or “D” (Sproat (Sproat Lake) where:  times expect be absent Area from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on general voting day and at the Reside in Electoral “A” (Bamfield) “D” Lake) where: times ofto all advance voting opportunities, OR times of all advance voting opportunities, OR  Reside expect to be absent from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on general voting day and at the Their onlyArea access to their residence is by by(Sproat boat or orLake) aircraft, or Reside in Electoral Area “A” (Bamfield) or “D” (Sproat Lake) where: Electoral “A” (Bamfield) or “D” where: times all advance voting opportunities, OR ooofin only access to their residence is boat aircraft, or Reside inTheir Electoral Area “A” (Bamfield) or “D” (Sproat Lake) where:  times Reside in Electoral Area “A” (Bamfield) or “D” (Sproat Lake) where: all advance voting opportunities, OR oofin Their travel time“A” by road from their their residence toLake) the nearest nearest voting place place at at which which the the person person Their only access to their residence is by boat or aircraft, or oo Their only access to their residence is by boat or aircraft, or travel time by road from residence to the voting  Reside Electoral Area (Bamfield) or “D” (Sproat where: o Their only access to their residence is by boat or aircraft, or o inTheir Their only to access to their residence is by boat or aircraft, or voting place  Reside Area “A” (Bamfield) or “D” (Sproat Lake) where: isElectoral entitled vote isroad greater than thirty (30) minutes. Their travel time by road from their residence to the nearest place at which the person o travel time by from their to the nearest at which the person is entitled to vote is greater than thirty (30) minutes. oo Their only access to their residence isresidence by boat or aircraft, or voting o Their travel time by road from their residence to the nearest voting place at which the person Their travel time by road residence from their to aircraft, the nearest oo Their only access to their isresidence by boat or or voting place at which the person is entitled to vote is greater than thirty (30) minutes. to vote is than thirty (30) o is Their travel road from their residence to the nearest voting place at which the person is entitled entitled totime voteby is greater greater than thirty (30) minutes. minutes. is entitled to vote is greater than thirty (30) minutes. o Their travel time by road from their residence to the nearest placeto which theElection person Electors who are eligible to vote by mail and wish to vote, must apply in writing writing toatthe the Chief Election Electors who isare eligible vote by mailthan andthirty wish(30) to vote, must apply voting in Chief entitled to to vote is greater minutes. is entitled toto vote is greater than thirty (30) minutes. Officer before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. Mail Ballot Package Request Forms are Electors who are eligible vote by mail and wish to vote, must apply in writing to the Chief Election Electors who are eligible to vote by mail and wish to vote, must apply in writing to the Chief Election Officer before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. Mail Ballot Package Request Forms are Electors who who are are eligible eligible to to vote vote by by mail mail and and wish wish to to vote, vote, must must apply apply in in writing writing to to the the Chief Chief Election Election Electors available on the the Regional District website www.acrd.bc.ca or by byapply contacting the Chief Chief orChief Deputy Chief Officer before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15, Mail Ballot Request Forms are Officer before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. Mail Ballot Package Request Forms are available on Regional District www.acrd.bc.ca or contacting the Deputy Chief Electors who are eligible to vote bywebsite mail and wish to2013. vote, must inPackage writing to theor Election Officer before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. Mail Ballot Package Request Forms are Officer before pm to on Friday, February 15,to2013. Mail Ballotin Package Forms are Electors who are4:00 eligible vote by mail and wish vote, must apply writing toRequest theor Chief Election Electionbefore Officer. available on Regional District website www.acrd.bc.ca the Chief available on the Regional District website www.acrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer. Officer pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. or Mail Ballot Package Request Forms are available on the the4:00 Regional District website www.acrd.bc.ca or by by contacting contacting the Chief Chief or Deputy Deputy Chief available on the Regional District website www.acrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Chief or Deputy Chief Officer before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. Mail Ballot Package Request Forms are Election Officer. Election Officer. available on the Regional District website www.acrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer. Officer. Election available oninformation the Regionalon website www.acrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Chief Deputy Chief For further further information onDistrict the 2013 2013 By-Election visit the the Regional Regional District Website Website at or www.acrd.bc.ca For the By-Election visit District at www.acrd.bc.ca Election Officer. Election Officer. or further contact the Chief Chief or or Deputy Chief Election visit Officer at (250) 720-2700 720-2700 during regular regular office hours, hours, For information on the 2013 By-Election the Regional District Website at www.acrd.bc.ca For further information on the 2013 By-Election visit the Regional District Website at www.acrd.bc.ca or contact the Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) during office For further information on the 2013 By-Election visit the Regional District Website at www.acrd.bc.ca For further information on the 2013 By-Election visit theat Regional District Website at www.acrd.bc.ca Monday to information Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 4:30 pm. or contact the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 720-2700 during regular office hours, or contact the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 720-2700 during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to pm. 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Award wining Island singer coming to Char’s A Vancouver Island Music Award winner is coming to Port Alberni. Ryan McMahon will be at Char’s Landing on Jan. 26, 2013. The singer/ songwriter has been living at his home in Ladysmith since December of 2008. “Since moving back, we (McMahon and his manager/ wife,Cathleen) thought that the music would start taking a back seat to raising our family,” said McMahon. “But it has been the exact opposite. We have been busier

to the point of being unable to explore stages close to home.” McMahon recently arrived home to the excitement of the holiday season after spending about a month on the road with Wil. (www. ibreakstrings.com) McMahon’s 2010 album “All Good Stories” won a Vancouver Island Music Award for Album of the Year. McMahon also received male vocalist of the year and artist of the year awards. Since the ceremony in Victoria last year, McMahon has had the

busiest year to date in his career. “The more I focused on just the music, the more I found opportunities finding me rather than finding myself searching opportunities for my music,” McMahon said. McMahon has a new album in the works. After touring for the past couple of years playing for the people who come to listen. McMahon says he is looking forward to spending the first half of 2013 putting the experiences and

stories down onto the tracks. He also plans to do a bit of travelling. McMahon will be taking small weekend adventures throughout Vancouver Island to reconnect with the special places close to home. Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St., Port Alberni Advance Tickets $12 on sale now at Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Doors 7 p.m., drop-ins add $3. For more information call (250) 730-1636.

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Singer/songwriter Ryan McMahon is taking his show on the road from Ladysmith and taking it to Char’s Landing on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Alberni women ready to roll in provocative play This year for the first time in Port Alberni, Art Matter’s Society is pleased to be producing a benefit showing of The Vagina Monologues. This will be the 20th performance for producer, director Gwynne Hunt in this ninth year of production.

Art Matter’s Society has raised over $70,000 , which it donated to women’s centres, shelters, friendship centres on the Lower Mainland and in the Fraser Valley. Eve Ensler’s thought-provoking and controversial play has raised millions of dollars globally

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to help stop violence against women and girls. To find out more visit www.vday.org. There are seventeen Alberni women who make up the cast. All the women who get involved and the men who help do so because of their commitment to make

this a better world, to raise a global consciousness and to speak for the women who can’t speak for themselves. This year, the show will be dedicated to the missing and murdered women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; to walk4justice

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Sexy Laundry* Special Guest Director Norman Browning A marital comedy - poignant and funny

warrior Gladys Radek; and to the women gone from the Highway of Tears. The society will donate funds this year to One Billion Rising, to the Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society and to the awareness campaign, Social Justice and the

For further information, feel free to contact:

Eileen Butts (ebutts@shaw.ca), 250-248-3782 Gary Brown (stageguy@shaw.ca), 250-468-9545 Don Harper (doncharper@hotmail.com), 250-752-3502

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Little Women Directed by Eileen Butts A timely classic by Louisa May Alcott

Singing and non-singing roles for males and females aged 13-70. Open auditions for all three shows at all audition sessions. Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, and about 16+ bars of a song (if auditioning for musical). No appointment necessary. Please be prepared to stay for about 2 hours. *Please note: If you wish to be considered for a role in Sexy Laundry, it is highly recommended that you attend either the January 26 or January 27 session.

The show starts at 8 p.m. The show is at the Capitol Theatre on argyle Street and is sponsored in part by the Portal Players Dramatic Society. Tickets are cash only. There will be T-shirts for sale to add funds to the campaign.

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The Drowsy Chaperone Directed by Gary Brown & Erik Gow A terrific, tuneful, toe-tapping tribute to the Twenties

PARKSVILLE - Shelly Road Centre, 186 Shelly Road Saturday, January 26 ~ 1:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 3 ~ 1:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 3 ~ 6:30 - 9:00 pm NANAIMO - St. Paul’s Hall, 100 Chapel Street Sunday, January 27 ~ 1:30 - 5:30 pm Saturday February 2 ~ 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Art’s Day, May 18 in Port Alberni. Tixs for The Vagina Monologues are $15 and available only at the Main Artery, 4969 Argyle Street. There will be tickets at the door if they are not sold out by Saturday, Feb. 9, when the doors open at 7 p.m.

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ConglomerART coming to Rollin MELISSA MARTIN Arts Around

New exhibit in the queue ConglomerART is the title of our next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. Feature artist Jim Kermeen will be showcasing, in his first exhibit ever, a conglomerate of acrylic paintings. Kermeen’s exhibit starts Feb. 8 and runs until March 8. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery.

Photo show nearing end “Inspirations” is the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. The exhibit is showing now through to Feb. 6. This is an exciting arrangement

of photographs showcasing the work of members of the Alberni Valley Photo Club. The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

The Rollin Art centre is now accepting applications from all visual artists to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2014 calendar year. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www. portalberniarts.com. Deadline is April 30, 2013.

Arts council book donations

Wanna get married?

The Community Arts Council his now accepting gently used books for our annual book sale. Please drop off all your gently used books in the box located under the stairs at the Rollin Art Centre. This is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers.

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful back drop for any special occasion and perfect for that summer wedding. If you are planning a summer wedding then call the Rollin Art Centre to reserve your date. The Rollin Art Centre can be reached at 250-724-3412 for more information.

Call out to artists

Words on fire at Char’s

Open mic continues on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Char’s landing. The event showcases local talented writers of all genres. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m. 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.

Learn to paint watercolour The 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. Supply list available at Echo Centre. Eight sessions between Thursday Jan. 31-

March 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $100. The course instructor is Peggy Burkosky. Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.

A photo entitled Banana Leaf by Bonnie Brandner is on display at as part of an exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. Brandner is one of many members of the Port Alberni Photography Club whose work is being shown at Rollin until Feb. 6.

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2013 - New Year

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Remember.... check the expiry dates on all your medications and prescriptions for expired products. Expired products can be returned to the Pharmacy for safe disposal

JANUARY 31ST

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Enjoy your TV even more with the new Shaw HD Box.

Join the Shaw street team at one of our community events in Port Alberni this week. Visit us in person for your chance to win great prizes and enter for a chance to win a new Shaw HD Box.

Event details

Barlow’s Home Entertainment – Jan. 25 Time: 9 am – 5:30 pm

Alberni Valley Bull Dogs Games – Jan. 26/27 Time: Saturday’s game is at 7:00 pm Sunday’s game is at 2:00 pm

ARGO © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. ARGO is available on Shaw On Demand on February 19, 2013.


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