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SPCA has a cat problem But spay and neuter program is alleviating over-population WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

Cats, not dogs, need to be controlled with a spay and neuter program, Alberni SPCA Branch Manager Irene Towell said. The Port Alberni SPCA has administered the A-B-C Spay and Neuter program for dogs and cats for the last 10 years. The program tamped down what was beginning to be a dog and cat over-population problem, Towell said. “When you have to transfer 300 cats with no homes out in a year that speaks volumes about a pet population problem,” Towell said. “We don’t have the same problem with dogs because they don’t breed as fast.” Although the program is for both dogs and cats, Towell is targeting cats. In 2012, the Port Alberni SPCA accepted 700 cats, Towell said. The number is down from 1,300 it accepted five years ago. “We’re seeing the numbers come down but we’ve still got an overpopulation of cats,” she said. “We need to continue to see the numbers come down.” The program is easy to access, even for pet owners who live on a

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low income. Owners make an appointment for their pets at the SPCA facility. Pets are usually dropped off in the morning then picked up in the afternoon. The procedure will vary depending on the animal’s age and if it has had a litter before, Towell said. Recovery is quick and pets

are usually going about being pets within a day or two. It’s not just animals that have had an appointment made for them though that get the procedure. “No animal leaves the facility until it is fixed,” Towell said. The program is run by a combination of donations and grant funding and only runs when funds are available. Low income pet owners can access the program by providing proof of income and contributing $30 for the procedure. Running the program has been tough the last few years because of the downturn in the economy, Towell said. The SPCA also sees a spike in the pet population during tough economic times, Towell said. “A lot of people surrender their animals because they can’t afford the expense of them,” Towell said. Helping the community keep the pet population in check is as simple as A-B-C, Towell said. “The life expectancy of a feral cat is three years. The life expectancy of a domestic one is 12 years,” Towell said. “More animals die each year from homelessness than any other reason.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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IIO investigates woman’s arrest WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

A special police unit from Surrey is in Port Alberni to investigate an incident involving a woman who suffered a broken kneecap after being arrested by RCMP. The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) confirmed via press release on Monday that it is investigating the matter. According to its website, the IIO is a civilian agency that conducts investigations into police related incidents of death or serious harm to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. Incidents of serious harm include death, serious disfigurement and substantial mobility impairment. The incident happened on Feb. 15, said IIO official Owen Court. Two Port Alberni RCMP officers responded to a disturbance complaint involving an adult female,

who was found on the corner of Maitland Street and Eighth Avenue. Subsequent questioning by police determined that the woman was in violation of a court order and officers arrested her. The woman sustained injuries to her knee during the arrest. She was transported to RCMP lockup where she was tended to by BC Ambulance personnel. Court could not say what time police initially responded to the call or how long it was before police called paramedics to tend to the woman. The matter is under investigation therefore BC Ambulance can’t release details about the time the call came in, a spokesperson said. The woman was admitted to hospital where she was diagnosed with and treated for a fractured kneecap. RCMP and IIO officials monitored the woman’s condition and on Feb. 22 the IIO assumed responsibility for further investigation.

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Catalyst Paper looking for long-term employees again WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

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Catalyst Paper President and CEO Kevin Clarke, left, makes a point with Tseshaht First Nation CEO Cindy Stern on Tuesday at the multiplex.

Catalyst Paper Corp. is hiring 50 more people this year and employees can expect to rise through the ranks faster than their predecessors. Catalyst president and chief executive officer Kevin Clarke made the announcement during a state-of-the union address to Port Alberni business leaders at the AV Multiplex on Tuesday. The average age of local mill employees is 52 and attrition is expected to increase over the next decade, Clarke said. Fifty more employees are required this year, and 15

‘We’re recruiting, hiring and training employees to meet the company’s needs for the future.’ – Kevin Clarke others were just hired last year, he added. The ranks have to be replenished at such a rate that new employees can expect to rise through the ranks more quickly than those they replaced, Clarke said. Previously, it used to

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Catalyst’s Alberni mill are in the planning stages. Clarke outlined other developments, including how the company has chiseled its $840 million debt down, and plan to lower it to $220 million this year, he said. The outlook for the paper industry is good. Catalyst continues to penetrate the market in China. And Latin America presents a potential large paper market because tablets and iPads aren’t used as commonly as they are in North America, Clarke said. Despite its efforts to pay down debt, the company is still hobbled by spiralling BC Hydro costs. Continued / A7


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Commercial fisher calls port home Inbrief WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

A former Port Alberni resident involved in the fishing business is set to breathe new life into the city’s waterfront. The Port Alberni Port Authority has signed a lease with Victoria’s Independent Seafood Canada Corporation for use of PAPA’s No. 1 shed, company spokesperson Tracy Ronlund said. “There’s a good feeling and a good culture there. It’s familiar, and familiar is good,” said Ronlund, who was born and raised in Port Alberni. “And Port Alberni raises good fishermen.” The company took possession of the 9,000 square-foot shed in February. The facility will be used to offload 720,000 pounds of fish from the company’s trawler, as well as to store packing materials and vessel equipment. The 44-metre trawler Raw Spirit is enroute from Iceland where it underwent modifications to its processing facility,

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– Pat Deakin freezer and cold storage and should be here mid-March. The vessel will fish hake, pollock and flounder. It will head out for its first catch at the end of March and will unload every 10 days afterward, Ronlund said. Ronlund credits business partner Kelly Anderson, who also owns a fishing vessel, with initiating the move. “He worked in Port Alberni for six months before he moved to Vancouver and his crews were always from Port. He’s a big promoter of the town,” Ronlund said. The move is a good investment and makes good business sense, she added. “If the vessel is based in Alberni then the crews will be more productive and it’s

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The 44-metre trawler Raw Spirit will be calling Port Alberni home in mid-March. The vessel’s parent company — Independent Seafood Canada Corporation — has leased a 9,000 square foot shed from the Port Alberni Port Authority the vessel to unload its 72,000 pound catch every 10 days.

also supporting the local community,” she said. Where there’s one fishing vessel there are others, city economic development officer Pat Deakin said. “We hope that once they re-locate that others will look to move their boats here,” Deakin said. “This could be the beginning of Port Alberni rebuilding the number of fishing vessels that operate out of here.”

The initiative is expected to generate 15 jobs on the vessel plus shore jobs and economic spinoffs, Deakin said. Lots of leg work was done in the two years it took to assemble the deal, Deakin said. Moorage issues had to be resolved. Procedures around unloading fish to trucks had to satisfy the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. A key element in the deal was the addition of the floating

breakwater to the waterfront. Ronlund is no stranger to Port Alberni or to fishing. She was born and raised in the Valley and graduated from Alberni District Secondary School in 1989. Her father, grandfather and uncle were all fishermen, she said. She worked as a deckhand with several of the familyowned vessels. Ronlund went to the University of Victoria after high school,

earning a commerce degree in 1995. She worked for a seafood broker then for Port Fish Seafoods, where she helped establish the company’s payroll, inventory and vendor accounts. Ronlund left Port Fish in 1996 and worked for Fisher Bay Seafoods in Victoria for 15 years. She and business partner Theresa Williams purchased the company in 2008. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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The city has hired a new manager for the Alberni Valley Museum, and he’s a familiar face. Jamie Morton will replace Jean McIntosh, who is retiring in March. Morton starts work in April. Morton is currently working at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. He previously lived in Port Alberni, and was the chair of the Alberni Valley Heritage Commission. He also contributed to the museum’s centennial exhibit. Morton has a BA in archeology, as well as an MA and PhD in Canadian History.

Tidebrook smackdown

The owner of the burned out Tidebrook Hotel has been told to clean it up—or else. City planner Scott Smith told city council that a letter has been drafted to the owner, Jack Purdy, and his agent. The letter states that Purdy has until March 30 to respond to the city’s request to clean the property up. If he doesn’t clean it up then city staff will proceed with the next steps in the process. The building has been a charcoal hulk since being damaged by fire in January.

ADSS students China-bound

Four high school students are headed to China on their own dime. Leaving in May, the group is making stops in Shenzhen and Beijing on their trip. The group will be taking part in leadership workshops as well as volunteering. The city is providing the students with more than 100 City of Port Alberni pins to take on their trip.

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City council has given the green light to a high school provincial election initiative. Council approved free busing for voters on election day (May 14). The request was made at the last city council meeting by the Alberni District Secondary School Civic Studies 11 class taught by Anne Ostwald. The initiative is meant to increase voter participation.


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There’s hasslin and wrasslin in Port Alberni this weekend. The ECCW is back at Cherry Creek Hall on Friday night. The card features The Cremator, King of the Yukon, and Lak Sadartha (yeah - him). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tix are $15 to $18.

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Bulldogs Hockey The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are playing their last home games this weekend. The Bulldogs play Salmon Arm on Saturday, then they play Nanaimo on Sunday. Saturday’s game is at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s is 2 p.m. The Bulldogs last beat Nanaimo 7-1 in January. Salmon Arm beat the Bulldogs 3-2 in December.

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Food and Filosophy is on Monday, March 4. The event is at Dolce Vita Restaurant. Guest speaker: Neil Malbon, of McLean Mill. Food: 6:30 p.m. Discussion: 7 p.m..

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City council ponders position over coal WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

Port Alberni city council is taking its first steps in developing a position on shipping coal out of the Valley’s deep sea port. City councillors voted to meet with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Port Alberni Port Authority, and the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations and discuss the proposed coal port. The motion also called for council to tour a coal mine operation in the North Island. “The City of Port Alberni cannot stop coal from coming if it is OK’d by regulatory bodies,” Coun. Jack McLeman said. “I’m not opposed to someone having a coal mine. But we may not like what we

get, so this is the last chance.” The Raven Underground Coal Mine would be located in the Comox Valley. The mine is projected to produce approximately 30 million tonnes of coal over 16 years. The product would be trucked to a facility at Port Alberni’s deep sea port where it would be loaded aboard a vessel and shipped abroad. The city has attended a lot of meetings and has pored over information but hasn’t taken a position one way or the other with the project, McLeman said. The city has interests in the issue despite its regulatory impotence. Coal will be shipped through city streets, creating wear and tear. The proposed shipping point is located near

a prime residential area, the value of which may be impacted. “We need to know what we can have a say in that we control,” McLeman said. “I want to have a discussion before it’s done to us. We may be told “no” but at least we tried.” Coun. Hira Chopra spoke against the motion, saying it was premature to take a stand when the city knows it has no power. “We need all the information first because we don’t know which way the wind will blow with this one,” Chopra said. Coun. Cindy Solda agreed, saying all sides need to be talked to first before any kind of position or stand was taken. Talking to other parties who have similar interests isn’t taking a stand and can’t hurt, Mayor John Douglas said.

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who own homes in Port Alberni won’t be getting a break on their utility bills. City council voted 6-1 against a move that would see senior homeowners receive a five per cent discount. “If we do this then we have to give it to others too who can’t afford it. I don’t think it’s fair,” said Coun. Cindy Solda, who voted against it. “I want it too but it’s not happening right now.” The idea of a seniors’ reduction was posed in November. The proposed decrease would be to the fixed costs of water, sewer and garbage and not to the

consumption fee. The idea was put over to budget discussions, and was re-opened again by Coun. Hira Chopra. Residents are charged various rates for utilities. A flat rate is charged for water meters, and further charges are based on consumption. And a flat rate for sewer services is charged for residential dwellings, while other users are charged according to consumption. Council is making good on its pledge to discuss the matter, Chopra said. A seniors’ discount would be a good draw for seniors

considering making the Valley their home. Council is forever “whining, screaming and fussing” about raising taxes “and you’re the biggest yeller,” Coun. Jack McLeman said to Chopra. McLeman said he would entertain discussion about a reduction based on income levels to include others who need it. Council is trying to trim the budget down to what residents can live with, Coun. Dan Washington said. “If we trim five per cent it’s just going to come back and bite us somewhere else.”

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Pater gets 10 months WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

A repeat sex offender who committed one sex crime while awaiting sentencing for another will be spending the next while in jail. Judge R. Gould sentenced Shawn Pater, 33, to 10 months in prison for one count of sexual assault. Pater was also ordered to provide a sample of his DNA to the federal crime data bank. The incident

occurred on Dec. 23, provincial crown prosecutor Gordon Baines said. Pater invited a 16-year-old girl to his residence to wrap Christmas presents. When she arrived she found no one else there and was alone with Pater. The girl asked to be brought home but Pater said he wanted to shower first. He came out of the bathroom and exposed his genitals to her. Pater then grabbed the girl, pulled her shirt off and was trying to pull

her pants off when guests arrived. He threatened the girl, telling her to keep her mouth shut about what happened. Two days later the girl disclosed the incident to a friend, who brought her to RCMP. On Dec. 25, police went to a residence where Pater and his family gathered for Christmas dinner. They lured him away under the guise that there was an incident at his apartment and arrested him.

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Hydro hits mill Economy a driver in wellness hard: Clarke ◆ REPORT ON HEALTH

Part 5 in a multi-part series on the Area Health Profile

JULIA CARANCI Special to the News

The overall health of the Alberni Valley is key to deterring negative outcomes like addiction and crime, health experts say. The solution is not only to provide supports to people already struggling with addictions, but to add an early intervention component, to prevent the lifestyle choices that lead many to addictions. There are structured programs and services to aid those in crisis here. Port Alberni has a homeless shelter, some transitional housing, emergency for women fleeing domestic violence, and a mental health and addictions program through VIHA. A number of nonprofit groups also help marginalized residents, including the Bread of Life Society, which offers

meals and access to some medical services. The KUU-US Crisis Line Society offers a 24-7 link to those in need of emotional support or crisis intervention. These supports are in place because they are needed and used to their full capacity. Some overall conclusions in Alberni’s profile highlight the fact certain illnesses and disabilities in adults are simply not conducive to having a steady income over time. Those with developmental disorders, such as a variety of mental illnesses (some of them genetically inherited) can often function fairly well in society, but not always at a level that is selfsupporting. The health of our residents is also driven by outside influences, ones we may not previously have associated with “health.” “Economic vitality is clearly a driver,” Vancouver Island Health Authority

‘Communities have a duty and responsibility to their neighbours.’

– Paul Hasselback Central Island medical health officer Paul Hasselback said. “Those communities that, for whatever circumstances, find themselves successful [economically] tend to be healthier. Conversely, where the economy is challenged —and this is applicable for Alberni—we see more health challenges.” A key factor in success is the distribution of income. “Countries where there is an equitable distribution of resources tend to have fewer poor outcomes,” Hasselback explained. “We often look to the Scandinavian countries as an example. Equalization has a huge impact on the relative health of

individuals.” He noted the North American Occupy movement last year: the fact that one per cent of the population hold the vast majority of its wealth represents a disparity and inequitable distribution of income. These socioeconomic challenges tend to contribute to poor health outcomes in some populations, although many other drivers are also in play. “Communities ... have a duty and responsibility to their neighbours. There is an interrelationship: those that are well off have something to share. Those that are challenged also have something to share,” Hasselback said. But taking the issue down to what each individual can do to increase the odds of ensuring their own lives are healthy and long, there are some basics: Don’t smoke, limit alcohol intake and avoid illegal drug use, enjoy a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and

Waterfront input starts

The city’s Waterfront North Study has started its public input portion this week. City staff joined Nanaimo firms HB Lanarc and Golder Associates at the Hupacasath House of Gathering last Tuesday for the first of two public input sessions. “This is the beginning of where we’re looking to get some ideas and feedback about the project from the public,” city planner Scott Smith said. Approximately 15 people wandered through and asked questions about the project, Smith said. The $75,000 study is being undertaken by a group of stakeholders. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Next week: How a healthy community supports its senior population. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@ albernivalleynews. com.

From / A3 The company paid more than $127 million in hydro costs last year, more than $40 million of which was in taxes, he added. Clarke illustrated his point, comparing industrial and residential hydro payments. From industry, one-third of hydro payments goes to the provincial government in fees and taxes. For residential customers, one quarter of their payments goes towards the same. And industry pays PST on hydro while residential customers don’t. The company has met with provincial government

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officials, as well as with VancouverKensington MLA Adrian Dix, the leader of the NDP, who are expected to take power after this May’s election. “This is lack of strategy doesn’t just affect Catalyst, it affects everyone,” Clarke said. “It’s a detriment to economic development and to our ability to be competitive,” Clarke said. Catalyst will soon be concentrating more attention on the sale of some of its local property, Clarke said. And locally, Catalyst’s mill will be shut down for one week soon. More than 150 workers will be taking down the mill and giving it a tune-up before re-assembling

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

Abbeyfield national president visits ORLANDO DELANO SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Elizabeth Power, president of Abbeyfield’s national board, and Gwen Fletcher, chairperson of St. Andrew’s Abbeyfield Housing Society, visited Port Alberni’s Abbeyfield home last week. Both met with some local board members to discuss the various activities of the society, its affiliation with Abbeyfield International, and plans for the future, which includes support for the development of new Abbeyfield houses in Canada. During her term as president, Power has travelled extensively in Canada and Europe, especially in Britain, where the Abbeyfield movement

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Norm Nicholson, from left, Gwen Fletcher, Abbeyfield Canada board member Ursula Holmes, Abbeyfield Canada president Liz Power and Orlando Delano (Nicholson, Holmes and Delano are Port Alberni Board members) meet at Port Alberni’s Abbeyfield House.

began, in order to get first-hand knowledge of the operation and status of those homes, their residents, staff and volunteers. “While I was in Britain, I visited 10 Abbeyfield houses with seven, eight or 10 residents providing

the same type of services as our houses,” she said. “Others were new with 25 or 35 units with kitchens and a separate bedroom. Some provided nursing care and one also provided care for Alzheimer’s

What’s ON ◆ FEB. 28 – Rainbow Gardens is organizing a “Talent Show” today, starting at 1:30 pm. ◆ MARCH 1 – A special “Casino Night” will be held at Abbeyfield at 6:30 pm. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for Abbeyfield’s new garden project. Visitors, please use the Eighth Avenue driveway entrance. ◆ MARCH 17 – Westhaven will host “Hannele and friends” musical program to celebrate “St. Patrick’s Day”. ◆ MARCH 29 – On “Good Friday”, Rev. Les Shrader and wife Pauline will be facilitating the Easter Story for the residents of Westhaven, a traditional event in this home. SUNSHINE CLUB ◆ MARCH 27 – 1:30 p.m. at Echo Centre, Sunshine Club’s general meeting.

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Sunshine Club craft sale’s soon March is a busy time with the Sunshine Club seniors, based at Echo Centre. Members have been working hard to organize the upcoming Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 2 from 1–3 p.m. at Echo Centre. This event, a major fundraiser for the Sunshine Club, is open to the general public. There will be a variety of items for sale including homemade crafts, delicious baking and hamper raffles. The Sunshine Club

quilting group has also put together an amazing gift basket full of goodies including quilted items, chocolates, soaps, candles, spices, specialty teas and more. Raffle tickets for this gift basket can be purchased for $2 each at the sale. For those who are interested in a tasty treat or would like to socialize, there will also be an opportunity to enjoy tea, coffee or a square during the event. Continued / A28

residents.” Abbeyfield Canada, the second largest with 30 houses, has two representatives to Abbeyfield International, Power being one of them. During the meeting in Port Alberni, Power

enthusiastically shared her vision on what her board is trying to accomplish and the many new ideas she is bringing forward. One idea involves discussions on lobbying governments and the private sector for funding and sponsorship, as well as the creation of partnerships with other local and national organizations. Others include working closely with the native community; setting up national standards; promoting and marketing Abbeyfield at various local and regional levels by enhancing publicity of the societies in Canada through brochures and joint events such as Abbeyfield Canada

Week. Power said her board would like to develop national programs for volunteers; establish an Abbeyfield Foundation; create a liaison program aimed to connect the Abbeyfield houses across the country and learn about their operations, share data and identify problems, etc. “We will be asking each society to appoint a board member to act as the liaison person with the national board,” she said. Power has already visited most Abbeyfield houses on her tour of Vancouver Island, which included Courtenay, Port Alberni, Duncan, Salt Spring Island, and the Victoria area.

Gwen Fletcher, who is also a board member of Abbeyfield Canada, former member of the British Columbia Trust Society and past chair of the BC Abbeyfield Chapter, has a vast experience working in the health care system as a director of nursing and executive hospital director. Currently, she is working on national standards for all the Canadian Abbeyfield homes. “Liz (Elizabeth Power) has reorganized the structure of the board at a national level by creating a strategic plan,” Fletcher said. “A president has to go around and visit the societies, and meet with the people in the field, and she has done that.”


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The Alberni Valley News is published every Thursday by Black Press Ltd., 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6H2. Phone: (250) 723-6399. Fax: (250) 723-6395. Classifieds: 1-855-310-3535. The Alberni Valley News is distributed free to 9,500 households in Port Alberni, Cherry Creek, Sproat Lake and Beaver Creek. The Alberni Valley News is Vancouver Island owned and operated. 2012 CCNA

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EDITORIAL

Honourable move or not? He’s the Don Cherry of TV science John Duncan’s surprise resignation as minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development brings some answers — and questions. The prime minister issued a terse press release, saying Duncan had quit his cabinet post, would remain as Vancouver Island North MP and would be replaced as minister on an interim basis by James Moore. Duncan admitted he quit because he wrote an inappropriate letter to the Tax Court on behalf of a constituent. He violated the principle that separates elected officials from the judiciary. Duncan wrote the letter two years ago, but the JOHN DUNCAN federal cabinet apparently discovered it was improper only recently. At least that’s the Conservatives’ story, and they’re sticking to it. Intriguingly, Duncan is only the seventh federal cabinet minister to resign in the seven years Stephen Harper – notoriously reluctant to admit a mistake – has been PM. Duncan holds one of only two Tory seats on Vancouver Island, another reason why his resignation came as a surprise. The aboriginal affairs file has been stressful. As minister, Duncan has had to promote a Harper government agenda guaranteed to rile Canada’s native people. No matter what you think of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence or how native bands spend government funding, Duncan’s confrontation with her was a public relations black eye for him. She became a focal point for the Idle No More movement that just won’t go away. Duncan did the honourable thing, but his poor communication skills counted against him under the unblinking glare of national media attention. — Comox Valley Record

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ICTORIA – He has a white beard and a bully pulpit on CBC television, but he doesn’t use it to promote hockey fighting. Instead he sucker punches the oil and gas industry at every opportunity, with increasingly flagrant disregard for the rules of science. Public broadcasting referees keep their whistles in their pockets, wary of offending a legend. He’s David Suzuki, and he has evolved from geneticist to TV celebrity to his current role as the Don Cherry of Canadian science, an angry curmudgeon lashing out at his enemies. Earlier I wrote about Suzuki’s hit piece on the Alberta oil sands, featuring selective pollution studies and a celebrity turn by movie director James Cameron,

who toured the alleged carbon crime scene in his personal jet helicopter. Suzuki’s latest Scud missile of misinformation was launched Feb. 7 on The Nature of Things. It’s called Shattered Ground, and it borrows heavily from earlier shock docs that target hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas. While clearly aimed at the surging shale gas industry in B.C., this hour-long program offers little about B.C.’s long history of gas development. Suzuki’s voiceover refers briefly to B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission, insinuating it was set up as a pet regulator protecting the industry from stricter oversight. Mostly the show focuses on places like Dish, Texas and Dimock, Pennsylvania. The Texas segment talks about traces of neurotoxins in residents’ blood samples, blaming

this on gas drilling and “fracking,” the new swear word of professional environmentalists. The evidence shows some people have these traces in their blood, but others don’t, which suggests that more likely sources are cigarettes or exposure to disinfectants. Pennsylvania and Colorado are key stops for the antifracking crowd. For centuries there have been places known for methane dissolved in groundwater, typically from shallow coal seams. This is where you can find a rustic fellow to shake a jug of well water and touch his Bic lighter to it, producing a brief blue flame. The standard sequence moves to a sink and faucet, where a more impressive methane fireball is generated. Suzuki’s voice-over

‘He’s David Suzuki, and he has evolved from geneticist to TV celebrity.’

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notes that this is the scene that really gets media attention. There’s no evidence that drilling caused it, but hey, it’s TV. Science, meet Hillbilly Handfishin’. Protest sequences take up much of the program. Moms rally against a gas well near a school in Erie, Pennsylvania, forcing evil Canadian corporation Encana to back off. An elderly Quebec woman sobs on camera, convinced that a nearby gas well will trigger a relapse of her cancer. One bit of local content is a segment on frackinginduced earthquakes, presented with sombre alarm by Ben Parfitt, go-to researcher for the antiindustry left in B.C. These are detectable by sensitive instruments, as is the case with some mining and other industrial activities, but according to the Oil and Gas Commission, they don’t do any actual harm. It should be noted that Suzuki doesn’t do much beyond reading a script on these shows. Continued / A11

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Suzuki should stick to science From / A10 He has people to load up the propaganda weaponry, just as his ghostwriter in Toronto cranks out the relatively innocuous weekly columns that run in some Black Press publications. In fairness, most episodes of The Nature of Things are in the original spirit of the show. A recent program on an ancient Egyptian aquifer, voiced by

Suzuki over National Geographic video footage, would be appropriate for a high school classroom. The same cannot be said for this antifracking screed, which is plainly and recklessly calculated to twist public opinion against a crucial B.C. industry. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.

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Mailbag: Feedback on ports, popes and more. Coal’s not usual business To the Editor, There was an interesting moment at Monday’s council meeting regarding the proposed Raven Coal mine. Councillor Jack McLeman brought a motion to have discussions with the Port Authority, Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations, the ACRD and last but surely not least the public about the implications of Raven Coal using Port Alberni’s port to dump, store and ship about a million tonnes of coal per year. McLeman said that it was important to explore our possible positions in anticipation of Raven’s final response to the questions raised by the public and the CEAA Working Group. It was interesting that his motion carried; one must question Cindy Solda’s wanting to tour the Quinsam Coal Mine [in Campbell River] and Raven’s mine site once again. McLeman’s suggestion speaks to the need to understand that what is proposed is not business as usual at

the port as the whole valley will be affected. David Stern, Port Alberni

Retirees can’t afford big hike To the Editor, In support of all those who wrote and had letters published in your paper regarding the proposed tax hike. The majority of residents are retirees on fixed incomes and cannot afford our glorious city council and their money grabs. Are they aware of that Ontario city where the disgruntled taxpayers set up cameras to investigate city employees, and as a result more than a dozen hourly-paid employees were fired? This all with support of union and council. Paying once is bad enough, but not again and again. If you can’t fix something the first time, then when are you gonna get time to do it properly? J.A. Dore, Port Alberni

Vatican adrift in unholiness To the Editor, Lying is a cloak children try hiding behind to escape the consequences of bad

behaviour. Blaming others becomes a shroud for selfrespect. The Vatican is an intellectual repository for mankind’s ongoing search for The Eternal. The Vatican is not the repository of Holiness. The Vatican has always been the ultimate seat of power for a secret society of old men. Some are more pious than others, some are more enlightened than others, and some are more ambitious than others. Too many of them are willing to judge others much more harshly than they outwardly judge themselves because they want to conceal their own moral weaknesses. Far too many of them are willing to participate in the concealment of immoral behaviour by trying to justify that their (cowardly) conduct will protect the Roman Catholic Church. Those who control any powerful institution must be held accountable to prevent the onset of rot and decay. Clinging to out-dated traditions has made the current scandal-

plagued Vatican less and less relevant in the western world, especially to young people. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

Preparing for the after-oil era To the Editor, In comparison with the world daily consumption of 90 million barrels of oil, the 100-million barrels reservoir recently discovered in eastern Quebec was described as “vast” but in fact, it’s insignificant. So are any new reservoirs representing a few days, months or years of world consumption. It’s time to prepare for the after-oil era. Fossil fuels gave an incredible boost to our civilization but their CO2 emissions have changed the world’s climates. Between 1980 and 2010, the number of climate disasters went from 50 to 250 per year. According to the documentary Chasing Ice, glaciers receded more in the last decade than in the previous century. The melting of pergelisol releases methane, another potent greenhouse gas.

We’re not even certain the situation can be stabilized. Is that the legacy we want to leave our children? If not, let’s abide by the principle that life should trump money. Our collective future should not be jeopardized because somebody paid for exploitation rights. As for jobs, they will also be created by the new technologies. Consider especially the algae fuels; they have the merit of absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and rapidly yield great quantities of oils that can be treated in traditional refineries and be used in the present day cars, planes and industry. In parallel, subsidies to fossil fuels should be reduced. The alternatives will thus become competitive. The Stone Age didn’t end for a lack of stones. The age of fossil fuels shouldn’t end for lack of reserves, but because we will have mastered more sustainable ways to meet our energy demands. The visionary investor should understand that. Pamela WaldenLandry, Montréal

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Valentines Day has come and gone. Our ‘day of love’ has passed, and old fears and anxieties may again rise to the surface. In a letter to the early church, John says ‘There is no fear in love. Rather, perfect love casts out fear’. (1John 4:18) In a story I heard recently, “a grandfather tells his grandson how in every human heart two wolves dwell and are in constant conflict with each other until the day one dies. The little boy looks up and asks, ‘Grandfather, which wolf wins?’ Grandfather replies, ‘the one you feed!’” May we feed love, and starve fear!

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◆ cam styles trio: rock and blues. At Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. From 8-10 p.m. Tix: $10 advance; $12 at door.

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manager of McLean Mill. Food: 6:30 p.m. Discussion: 7 p.m. ◆ alberni valley tyee clube: Annual general meeting. At the Harold Bishop Fire Hall, 7667 Pacific Rim Hwy. Start time is 7 p.m.

SAT. MARCH 9 ◆ annual market at John Paul The Second Catholic School, From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission.

SUN MARCH 10 ◆ aCT NATURAL 2, acting workshop for adults (18 and over), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Conducted by Gwynne Hunt, presented by Portal Players Dramatic Society. $10 for PPDS members, $20 for non-members; register in advance by phone, 250-7231195, or e-mail (CapitolTheatre@ shaw.ca).

SAT. MARCH 16 ◆ SPRING FLING DANCE at Cherry Creek Hall. Featuring Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners. 8-midnight (doors open 7:30 p.m.). Advance tix only, $15 each at Archie’s Hairstyling on lower Johnston Road.

ONGOING ◆ alberni valley starfleet chapter members being solicited for a new Starfleet club in Alberni, which would be associated with the International Star Trek Fan Association. For info. call 250-7247293. ◆ POWER SQUADRON BOATING COURSES offered in Port Alberni, usually from January to May. Pleasure Craft Operator certificate phone Steve for information 250-7230232), Marine Radio (VHF) Certificate phone Bill for info 250-723-9674. ◆ ARROWSMITH AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, meets every second Wednesday of the month at 3003 Fourth Ave. starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost $20 per year. Contact Loretta Parkinson at 250- 723-2555 for more info. u Do you have an item for our calendar? If so, please contact our newsroom at editor@ albernivalleynews.com


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Alberni District Co-op Serving the Alberni Valley since 1928 The Co-op has been made a strong local business, by members working with members and saving money by purchasing fuel together. The only sure way to increase benefit to members, is to expand the membership base, enabling the Co-op to become a larger member-owned enterprise and so being able to return even more benefits to its satisfied members

Serving Our Members for Over 84 Years! HOW DO OUR MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM THEIR MEMBERSHIP SERVICE! ✓ Co-op’s positive customer service ✓ Co-op’s 2 convenient facilities for its members ✓ Co-op’s friendly staff and members too! ✓ Co-op’s both locations offer “We Serve”petroleum service for members/customers ✓ Co-op’s locations regularly include upgrades to serve our members better ✓ Co-op’s popular, first touchless car-wash in Port Alberni, is a handy “quick clean” ✓ Co-op’s self-serve 24/7 petroleum card lock with fleet rates serves large companies ✓ Co-op delivers home heating fuel ✓ Co-op’s certified employees serve your propane exchange/fill needs ✓ Co-op tight charge account policy ensures our members only business integrity

SAVINGS! ✓ Co-op’s competitive pricing ✓ Co-op’s 2% discount for paying early ✓ Co-op’s patronage returned 5¢ per litre of purchase amounts back to member in 2012 ✓ Co-op’s 2010 patronage in Port Alberni will return $849,052 in 2011 to members ✓ Co-op’s membership is only $10 for a lifetime of benefits ✓ Co-op’s gift cards can be used for $10 lifetime memberships or purchases ✓ Co-op’s self-serve 24/7 petroleum cardlock with fleet rates serves large companies ✓ Co-op’s certified employees serve your propane exchange/fill needs ✓ Co-op’s tight charge account policy ensures our members enjoy business integrity

COMMUNITY! ✓ Co-op’s members enjoy a huge annual party & prizes for the whole family ✓ Co-op’s annual bursary program supports the educational community ✓ Co-op’s educational programs offer employee placement in Canadian business ✓ Co-op’s student opportunities for summer camps ✓ Co-op’s Tour de Rock support wins accolades for our community ✓ Co-op’s staff represents...full & part time employement in Port Alberni ✓ Co-op’s staff is in Port Alberni, who shop & spend their pay cheques at home ✓ Co-op’s staff volunteer in Port Alberni ✓ Co-op’s profits stay in Port Alberni ✓ Co-op’s practice of supporting non-profit organizations in our community ✓ Co-op’s policy is returning profits to members ✓ Co-op’s member/ownership/gives you a Port Alberni Co-op voting right ✓ Co-op tight charge account policy ensures our members only business integrity

CONVENIENCE STORE! ✓ Co-op’s piping hot coffee & cold drink specials are the talk of the town ✓ Co-op’s C-store has w-a-y more than local eggs and butter.

HOME HEATING! ✓ Co-op offers home heating service and extends to the West Coast ✓ Co-op’s 2% senior discount for home heating ✓ Co-op’s Furnace Protection Plans benefit its members ✓ Co-op’s Furnace Repair Service benefit its members

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Alberni District Co-Op’s Board Of Directors Approved A 5 Cent Per Litre Refund In 2012. 90% In Cash Back Will Be Paid Out By Cheque And Will Be Mailed By The Last Week In May. Retailer Shell (Air Miles)

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City councillor and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District chair Cindy Solda has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee medal.

Solda honoured Cindy Solda has been awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Solda received her medal in the mail. The FCM chose her “for your exemplary efforts to make your community a great place to live. It recognizes the important role municipalities – and their elected leaders – play in ensuring our prosperity and high quality of life,” according to a statement.

SONJA DRINKWATER/Alberni Valley News

Legion loyalty

Jim Diack, left, NCVI Zone Commander, presents Royal Canadian Legion Br. 293 honorary president Glen Simpson with his Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, last week at the legion in Port Alberni.

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Tour de force

Congratulations to all our local winners

Kristen Hayden and Kathy Ilott, left, from the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer, accept a cheque last week for $1,400 for the Tour de Rock, courtesy of Boston Pizza management and staff from Port Alberni, Parksville and Campbell River franchises.

of Diamond Earrings

SONJA DRINKWATER Alberni Valley News

City of Port Alberni The Business Retention Survey is coming to an end in the Uptown and Lower Johnston Road areas. If you have a business in either of those areas and have not been interviewed, please call Mike Pichor at 250.720.2835. Business interviews will start in other areas of the community soon.

For more information, call

Pat Deakin Economic Development Manager City of Port Alberni at 250.720.2527.

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Make-Up Lessons Every Thursday from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Learn the basic steps in make-up applications from preparing the skin to adding the final touch.

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School District 93 trustee Christine Beaudoin, left, Céline Hamel (teacher at École des Grands-cèdres), Pauline and Bazelais Danoit celebrate the launch of Un Puits Pour La Vie (A Well to Live Well) at the francophone elementary school in Port Alberni, Tuesday afternoon.

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Students at École des Grands-Cèdres in Port Alberni are hoping to raise $2,000 to build a well for a school in Tête Source, Haiti. The project began when teacher Céline Hamel searched for somewhere to donate old textbooks, games and other material that was outdated for the Port Alberni school, but would be good for another French-speaking school with limited resources. Hamel was

introduced to Pauline and Bazelais Danoit, whose children attend École Océane secondary school in Nanaimo. The Danoits in 2010 started a Haitian relief society and could get the school supplies to their destination. After learning the Danoits travel to Haiti every year to oversee improvements to École Tête Source, Hamel thought more could be done. “In my heart and in my mind, water is the most essential need,” Hamel said. Continued / 22

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Bulldogs treat fans to free skate BCHL: | It’s fan appreciation weekend. This weekend is all about the fans, as far as the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ organization is concerned. The Bulldogs are coming off a great weekend that first saw the team sinking the Clippers in Nanaimo 7-1 last Friday only to follow-up with a 4-4 tie at home against the nationally-ranked Surrey Eagles. That game is being described by many as the most exciting game in all of the Canadian Junior Hockey League this season. “The Bulldogs encourage fans to come out this weekend, take part in the great Fan Appreciation Weekend activities, and keep the momentum rolling into playoffs,”

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Nanaimo Clippers player Trevor Fitzgerald, left, chases Alberni Valley Bulldogs opponent Hunter Stewart during Friday’s B.C. Hockey League game at Frank Crane Arena. The Bulldogs won 7-1.

assistant coach Adam Hayduk said in a press release. Saturday, March 2 is Jersey Night when Salmon Arm comes to town (puck drops at 7 p.m.). Fans are encouraged to wear

a jersey of their favourite team from any sport. All fans that walk through the front door wearing a jersey will be given a ballot for a chance to win one of many great prizes provided by Jal

Midget teams head to B.C.s Port Alberni’s two midget rep hockey teams are headed to their respective provincial championships in March. Midget Tier 3 Van Isle Ford Midget Bulldogs won their round robin placement games against Tri-Port (6-5) and Juan de Fuca (8-1). They then defeated Sooke T3 5–1 on Saturday, Feb. 16 to advance to the Island T3 championships. Because the midget rep Bulldogs are hosting the B.C. championships they automatically get a berth in the provincials. Victoria, who the Bulldogs are facing in the threegame Island final, will also get a berth even if the Bulldogs win the Island title. Victoria won their game against Triport 4–3 in double overtime, locking up

the second spot. Van Isle Ford Midget A Bulldogs won their game Saturday, Feb. 23 against Victoria 6–3 to take a one-game advantage in the bestof-three Island final. Game two is this Saturday, March 2 in Victoria with Game 3 back here in Port Alberni on Sunday, March 3, if necessary. Midget Tier 4 The JAL Design/

AAA Photography Midget B team won the Island Banner championship on Sunday, Feb. 24 in a two-game knockout of Juan de Fuca. First win was on Saturday, Feb 23, an 8-4 victory. They won the banner on Feb. 24 with a final score of 7-1. The midget B team heads to their provincials in Lillooet, B.C.

NOTICE OF MEETING Regarding the disposition of the Burde Street property At the site of the closed Alberni District Secondary School

Tuesday, March 5th 7:00pm ADSS Theatre 4000 Roger Street

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Designs, including a game- worn Colin Guiguet jersey from his first season as a Bulldog. Saturday’s game day sponsor, the Alberni Auto Group, is also running the

conclusion of this season’s Shoot to Win Contest. Three lucky fans will shoot for a chance to win a 2013 Toyota Rav 4. Sunday, March 3, a 2 p.m. matinee game against Nanaimo Clippers, features the Post-Game Fan Party. Sunday’s game ticket gives you admission to the post game hotdog barbecue and a free skate with the Bulldogs players. Free skate rentals will be available and one lucky fan will win a 2013-14 season ticket. Also, starting on Saturday, March 2, a select number of game worn jerseys, equipment, and game goal pucks will be made available for sale at the souvenir table. While at the games this weekend, it will be the fans’ last chance to vote for their favourite Bulldog in the Port Authority Fan Choice Award.

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Cremator defends title on home turf and Kc Spinelli. The ECCW And also featuring wrestling tour is back matches pitting Sid in Port Alberni this Sylum vs. Andy “The Friday, March 1 at Dreadful” Bird and Cherry Creek Hall. Lak Siddartha Cremator Von Slasher, vs. “Ravenous” who hails from Randy Myers. Port Alberni, Tickets cost will defend $18 (front his ECCW row) and title against $15 (general challenger admission). Scotty Mac Advance in a no DQ tickets are CREMATOR avaliable at championship ...champion match. Ladybird Other matches Engraving and Web include: Creations. NWA Canadian Doors open at 7:30 Heavyweight p.m., bell rings at 8 championship p.m. Cherry Creek match—The King of Hall is located at 3720 the Yukon (champion) Moore Rd., at Cherry vs. “The Loose Creek Road. Cannon” Kenny Lush IN THE RING... (challenger). Hometown favourite ECCW Vancouver Cremator turns 30 on Island championship Friday, so make sure match—BJ Laredo to wish him a happy (champion) vs. Bishop birthday when he (challenger) steps into the ring... Mixed tag team Meet all the wrestlers match—Scott Steel & at the Westwind Pub Riea vs. Tony Baroni after the show.

Coach’s Comment Salmon Arm Silverbacks @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday, March 2, 2013 @ 7:00pm GAME 1 OF FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND: JERSEY NIGHT – anyone that wears their favourite jersey to the game will be entered to win a game used Colin Guiguet jersey and other great prizes. But you must wear a jersey to win! This is the second and final meeting of the season between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (2223-2-4) and the Bulldogs (26-19-2-5). Both teams still have a lot to play for. The ‘Backs are battling with Trail for the final playoff spot in the Interior Divisoin. The Bulldogs are 2 points back of the Nanaimo Clippers for 2nd place in the Island Division and home ice advantage in the playoffs. The line of Tironese-Lough-Stewart is on fire the last two weekends, combining for 31 points in the last 5 games. The Bulldogs should be treated to another exciting game as It has been written that “some are considering (last weekend’s game against Surrey) one of the best games in the CJHL this season.”

Nanaimo Clippers @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sunday, March 3, 2013 @ 2:00pm GAME 2 OF FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND: Post-game skate and BBQ with the Bulldogs players. It is pretty much determined that the Clippers and Bulldogs will face each other in the first round of playoffs. However, the teams aren’t finished battling for 2nd place in the Island Divisoin and home ice advantage. The Clippers will be looking for a better outcome and effort than in last weekend’s 7-1 loss to the ‘Dogs. Both teams will meet one more time before playoffs start. The Bulldogs are looking forward to having Eric Walker back in the line-up after being suspended two games, along with Nanaimo’s Corey Renwick, for a fight at the end of a game that was percipitated by Nanaimo’s goalie Jayson Argue leaving his create to hurle a water bottle at Walker’s head, cutting him below the eye. Argue received a minor penalty. The rivalry is in full effect and will be a great first-round match-up.

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The season is over for the Alberni District Secondary School Armada senior girls basketball team. The Armada went 0-2 at the AAA Island Girls Basketball Championships last weekend in Nanaimo. The team lost to eventual second place winner Claremont 78-48 on Friday before losing to Stelly’s in their final game on Saturday. “That’s it, we’re done. Finished for the season,” co-coach Greg Freethy said. The Armada lost more so than their competition won, Freethy said. “Our defense wasn’t at its best and we gave up a lot of points,” he said.

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– Greg Freethy “And our rebounding wasn’t there so they were getting a lot of second and third chances and you just can’t do that.” The games were identical in one respect, that the Armada came within five points of catching up against both teams, Freethy said. “Once we recognized that the game was out of reach we deflated a bit,” he said. The team saw pressure, presses and traps but were ready and responded well, Freethy said. “We

just gave up too many points, especially on transitions,” he said. The game against Stelly’s was telling, Freethy said. “They were hot and couldn’t miss. They hit three three-pointers in a row once,” he said. “They were aggressive and rebounded well and we got no second chances.” The game was telling for another reason as well. Grade 12 players Tia Anderson and Darion Alaire fouled out; Nicole Irg left the game with a hamstring injury; and Chelsea McIntosh was out with a broken collarbone. “It was the last game of their high school careers,” Freethy said. “It was sad to see it end for them.” A bright spot was

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The Alberni District Secondary School Armada senior boys basketball have docked their ship for the season. The Armada boys lost their challenge game to Victoria’s Spectrum Community School on Tuesday in Ladysmith. The Armada were down 24-2 after the first quarter but clawed back to within one point before losing 70-61 in the final. “We gave them the win in the first quarter and had nothing left in the tank when we came back,” head coach Neelan Parmar said. Last weekend, the Armada placed fourth at the AAA North Island Championships

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the spark provided by the three junior players Freethy brought up. “They were energetic and enthusiastic, and they played solid defense,” he said. “They’re going to be a nice addition next year.” There were valuable lessons to be learned with the losses — peaking. GP Vanier looked to have peaked at the North Islands but also placed out of the running at the Island. Claremont and Oak Bay peaked at the Islands. And Dover Bay peaked on time as well, placing third at the Islands. And if you set a goal, you’ll likely go further than if you set no goal at all. “Our goal was to make the Islands and we did it, we got there,” he said.

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and nullifying an attack. “We stayed out of foul trouble but the damage was done. We couldn’t shake them,” Parmar said. It was the last high school game for several Grade 12 Armada players including backcourt duo Josh Kurucz and Brayden Kirschner. Kurucz was still on the mend from a severe charley horse Kurucz received during Totem in January. Armada junior guard Bryce Greenwood impressed Parmar. “He made the most out of his minutes. He has an attack mentality and is tenacious,” he said. “He was like a tough Energizer Bunny out there.”

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Mill reaches milestone

Catalyst Paper’s Port Alberni mill is marking 10 years as the supplier of coated mechanical paper for Rolling Stone Magazine. As the only producer of coated mechanical paper in Western North America, Port Alberni’s mill also supplies paper for Men’s Journal, and the west coast edition of US Weekly, according to a press release. “We have an excellent relationship and a shared commitment to being great partners,” Catalyst president and CEO Kevin J. Clarke said. “The titles they publish on our paper have great name recognition and having a long-standing anchor account helps grow additional coated business...”

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Realtors earn award for community service Judy Gray and Carl Scott, broker/owners of Re/Max Mid-Island Realty, have won the Re/Max Spirit of the West Award for their dedication to their community, the Re/ Max organization and the many charitable organizations they

support. This award is presented to an individual or individuals who go out of their way to promote good will and team spirit within the Re/Max organization. Together, Gray and Scott participate and

motivate others in fundraising events such as the Children’s Miracle Network, Festival of Trees, the BC Children’s Miracle Weekend Miracle Maker fundraiser, Yard Sale for the Cure for Breast Cancer awareness, Dog

Day in the Park for the local SPCA and “Movember”. Each year they donate to the Children’s Miracle Network auction; last year their custom made BMW Re/Max pedal cars raised $8,000. Re/Max Mid-Island

Realty serves Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino. Gray joined Re/Max in 1998 and received Hall of Fame status in 2002. In 2005, she received the Re/Max Lifetime Achievement award. She is also active with Vancouver

Island Real Estate Board – Commercial division. Scott is one of the busiest managers around, looking after the needs of 24 agents in three locations. He built the BMW pedal cars and also p voices the office’s radio commercials. 

Program Begins April 8, 2013

Business Expo March 12

The second annual BNI Business Expo comes to the Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel on Tuesday, March 12 from 5–8 p.m.

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Judy Gray and Carl Scott of Re/Max Mid-Island Realty accept the Spirit of the West award for their dedication to their community.

Ford afforded sign variance

City council has approved a development variance so Van Isle Ford owner Will Pulford can build a free-standing sign for his new dealership on Beaver Creek Road. The sign will be just shy of 10 metres (32 feet) high.

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Port Alberni will be getting a Quizno’s sub franchise in the Alberni Mall in the future... Taylor’s Flowers has announced they are closing after 23 years. But people missing owner Joanne’s talents can take heart: she will start at Quality Foods in the floral department on March 8, according to Taylor’s Flowers’ Facebook page...Pizza Factory has relocated to the former Root Cellar café space at Sixth Avenue and Roger Street. Look for them to open soon...Artisan Angel Café will open this Friday beside Capelli on Victoria Quay...The Crafters’ Market will be back at Harbour Quay on May 1 after signing a five-month lease with the city.

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Kinsmen, Kinettes and Kin Kids paid it forward on Saturday and cleaned 20 blocks in South Port Alberni. Kinsmen Jon Clint, Karen Gardner and Kinette Barb Kalugin dish up the food for the Heritage Day Dinner on Sunday at the Echo Centre.

Cec Peffers sits down to this tasty meal hosted by the Kinsmen and Kinettes in appreciation of seniors on Sunday at Echo Centre.

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The Blue Mountain Ramblers were given appreciation awards from Heritage Day Dinner organizer Kinsmen Darren Kenzie. From left to right are Hank Mallon, -----, Mike Mallon, Guido and Bob Berry.

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Mayor John Douglas signed the Kinsmen/Kinette week proclamation for the week of Feb. 17-23 and for Kinsmen and Kinette day Feb. 20 while Kinsmen Life member Mitch Gardner, centre, and Kinsmen president Jack McLeod witness. Successful bidders on the Chase & Warren Winery wine were, AC Evans, left, and Suzanne Jones, right, they received their wine from vintner Vaughan Chase.

Karlie Irg was given third place for this black and white poster that she created for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #293’s Remembrance Day poster contest. Irg is an intermediate in grade 7 at John Paul II Catholic School. There were numerous children that entered with colour posters, prose and poems. Marina Greig and her little daughter Mette Lange, 18 months, pose at the Bulldog locker in Boston Pizza.

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Coffee With...

Who will cater Dave’s retirement party? WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

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A fixture in Port Alberni’s restaurant and catering scene is hanging up his smock this summer. Dave Timmons, 53, who owns Dave’s Catering, says he’s calling it a day this August. “I already own a couple of restaurants and I’m quite involved in the community so it’s time to let something go,” Timmons said. “My wife and I are going to spend some of our time travelling and then we’ll see.” Timmons, who also owns Smitty’s restaurant in Port Alberni, says he’ll continue to run the popular eatery as well as another he owns in Parksville. Timmons has come a long way, literally and figuratively, since his childhood on Canada’s east coast. He was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, in 1959, but his parents moved him and his five siblings to Newfoundland and Labrador three years later.

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Dave Timmons will hang up his catering whites next August, but says he will still work at Smitty’s restaurant in Port Alberni, which he owns.

Timmons’ favourite subject in school was math and his favourite pastime was playing sports— soccer and basketball specifically. After high school Timmons attended St. Francis Xavier University where he was a striker for the mens soccer team. Timmons was as good a student as he was an athlete, and

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‘People ate in the dark of night and we had to collect our dishes out of the sand the next day.’ – Dave Timmons earned a business degree with a major in accounting. It was the early 1980s when Timmons graduated from university. Canada’s economy was flatlined and there were few jobs for anyone, even someone with a business degree. Timmons’ first job after university was washing dishes at a Kentucky Fried

Chicken restaurant in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, he said. He also worked as an accountant at a large law firm there. Timmons later became the eatery’s manager, and it quickly became the busiest KFC around, he said. He also met his wife Jane, who worked at the restaurant.

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Timmons left KFC and worked for Xerox, a move he said was an invaluable experience. “I went through training and seminars in Washington and Virginia. It was a good couple of years,” he said. Timmons was on the lookout for a good opportunity and one landed in his lap in 1988 when he bought Smitty’s in Port Alberni. “I worked a lot of long hours and long days so I figured if I was going to work that hard then I might as well work for myself,” he said. “I just put my head down and got to work when I got here and here we are.” Timmons was also a part-owner in the

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Kingsway Hotel until he sold his interest. “My soccer buddies and I went there after games, it was our watering hole,” he said. “We got drunk one night and bought it.” The restaurant business would flatline sometimes so Timmons looked for a way to buttress his share in it. He saw another opportunity in catering events. He already had infrastructure and staff; and Dave’s Catering was born. Timmons catered small events such as post-funeral meals right up to large gatherings. His most memorable job was in Toquart Bay five years ago at a gathering of canoes. “It was for 700 people and we got word that the canoes were going to be five hours late,” Timmons said. “People ate in the dark of night and we had to collect our dishes out of the sand the next day. I can look back and laugh, but it sure wasn’t funny then.” Timmons gets so busy that he sometimes forgets to write a job on the calendar and has to scramble when a panicked client calls. Or, his staff arrive at a job only to find he wrote the wrong date. “You’ve got to be ready to go. Service is just as important as the food.” For a man who serves food to others Timmons has his own favourite meal, he said. “Prime rib and prawns. You just can’t go wrong with those.”

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s with seniors

From / A9 On Wednesday, March 13 the Sunshine Club will also be hosting its monthly special event. We will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish theme. There will be songs and musical entertainment from Ron Boehm and guests will enjoy performances by the Sunshine Club Line Dancers and the Scottish Country Dancers. Those who have a birthday will be honored with a piece of cake. This special event takes place at Echo Centre at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Sunshine Club office for $2 each. The ticket price includes refreshments, goodies and a ticket on the door prize. Doors open at 1 p.m., entertainment begins at 1:30 p.m.and tea service is at 2:15 p.m. If you have ever thought about joining the Sunshine Club, this is a great time to do it. As of Friday, March 1 membership fees for the Sunshine Club are reduced to $25 for new members. Membership fees are regularly $50. This opportunity is available for new members only. The Sunshine Club offers many activities and a variety of programs to suit everyone’s interest—from tai chi to quilting, to digital photography. Take the time to drop by the Sunshine Club office to pick up a monthly newsletter and brochure to learn more about us. Port Alberni has one of the best, most active seniors’ clubs in the province, so sign up and get involved. Everyone is welcome to try one session of any activity and see if you like it before you commit to purchasing a membership. The Sunshine Club newsletter is available online at www.portalberni.ca. and the club office is located in Echo Centre. Or please call 250720-2505.

— Submitted by the Sunshine Club


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ON STAGE / See Reefer Madness this weekend.

Arts ramp up at the Rollin MELISSA MARTIN Arts Around

Last chance for conglomerART

This is the final week to view the work of Jim Kermeen at the Rollin Art Centre, in his first exhibit ever showcasing a mix of colourful acrylic paintings. ConglomerART is only up until March 8. The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

Global photos next on tap The Rollin Art Centre is excited about our next art exhibit which will showcase Port Alberni-based husband and wife photographers Ati and Orsi Gereb. The title of this incredible selection of vivid photographs is Women and Children from around the World. This exhibit will run from March 12 to April 10. An artist reception will take place Saturday, March 16 from 1–3 p.m.

Have food with philosophy This is an open invitation to all in Port Alberni to attend the next meeting of Food and Filosophy on Monday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Dolce Vita. Guest speaker will be Neil Malbon from the chamber of commerce and McLean Mill, and he will bring attendees up to date with the chamber’s activities.

We still need your books! The Community Art Council’s annual book sale, taking place this year on May

11, is getting closer. As this is our biggest fundraiser for the year, the Community Arts Council needs the public’s help. Please consider dropping off all your gently used books, puzzles and CDs to the Rollin Art Centre. There is a large wooden box located under the stairs, just inside the front door. Unfortunately we cannot take encyclopedias, text books or library books. Thank you for your continued support.

It’s madness at the Capitol

Always wanted to quilt?

Reefer Madness: the Musical runs at the Capitol Theatre until March 16. This musical satire, based on the 1936 cult classic of the same name, ignites the stage at the Capitol with a live band, singing and dancing. Tickets are now available at the Rollin Art Centre, the Capitol box office and online at www. atthecapitol.org. Tickets are $20 in advance.

Learn some quilting art techniques and use some of the latest products without having to purchase them first. This class, offered by fibre artist Janet Finch, includes a fee to cover the cost of the supplies. Starting March 21, May 23, June 13 and June 20th, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee $40/session. Please call Sew You Can Sewing School for more info about this class and others offered: 250-723-9177.

Gallery calls Days with Arts for 2014 artists are coming The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications from any visual artists interested in exhibiting their work in the fine arts gallery during the 2014 calendar year. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www. portalberniarts.com. Deadline is April 30, 2013. Please call 250724-3412 for more information, and visit the gallery.

Please mark on your calendars for the biennial Community Arts Council Days With the Arts event, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. New artists in town, or those who have not been contacted, can call the Rollin Art Centre with their contact information in order to be considered for the tour. This popular, selfdirected tour of artists’ studios will highlight the excellent work of Port Alberni’s artistic community. Tickets, priced at $20, will be available in April.

Get married at the gazebo The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful backdrop for any special occasion, family photos and perfect for a summer wedding. Are you planning a summer wedding? Call the Rollin Art Centre today and reserve your date so you don’t miss out on that perfect day. The Rollin Art Centre Garden is located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Please call 250-724-3412.

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Power trio

The Cam Stiles Trio delivers a range of musical styles—from upbeat swing to bass-driven rock—at Char’s Landing this Friday, March 1 from 8–10 p.m. Advance tickets $10 at Rollin Art Centre (cash only) or $12 at the door.

Royal BC Museum spring program out From captivating images from the world’s finest wildlife photographers to a fascinating in-depth look at the 1911–1912 race to the South Pole, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria is presenting exhibits truly international in scope this spring and summer. At the same time, visitors will also appreciate the detailed look at the cultural celebrations of Victoria’s own Chinatown, along

with the many regular family-friendly exhibits for which the museum is renowned. Learn more about these events and more in the Royal BC Museum Spring/ Summer Guide. The guide will be available and online through eEditions on individual Black Press newspaper websites, including the Alberni Valley News. The Royal BC Museum will also have the guide available on-site and

through its website, www.royalbcmuseum. bc.ca. The guide includes details about special lectures, Family Sunday activities, spring break and summer camps, and coming exhibits designed to highlight natural and human history here at home and around the globe. The National Geographic IMAX Theatre is also on site. For more info, go online to www. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.

Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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Spring and Summer Stock Arriving Daily! 2945 3rd Ave. • Ph: 250.724-4244

Waxing, Ear Piercing Pedicures

Walk-Ins Welcome Book Now for our Spring Colour/Foil Specials!

COFFEE HOUSE

5056 Angus Street, Port Alberni, B.C. • 250-723-0515

3025 A 3rd Avenue

DOUBLE R MEATS Fashions Have Arrived!

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3034 3rd Avenue

come in and have a look around

3030 3rd Ave.

250-724-4472

Monday to Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

778-421-3000

S.P.C. A. Thrift Store

Old Fashion Butcher Shoppe • Choice Meat Cuts • Family Packs • Cold Cuts

Homemade Soups AND

HOURS:

5th

DAILY SPECIALS

Ph: (250) 724-3011 4940 ARGYLE ST. • FREE DELIVERY

10% OFF EVERYTHING IN

THE STORE UNTIL EASTER!

STARTING NOW: Every Monday Seniors 60 years or better, receive 10% off purchases of JEWELRY, COLLECTIBLES, CLOTHING, BOOKS & MORE! thank you for supporting our local S.P.C.A. shelter

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Beckonings Upcycled Funishings & Home Décor

Safe Sales & Service Find us on

email: beckoningshomedecor@gmail.com 4977 Argyle Street

250-918-9113 Open Mon.-Sat. 250-723-2623 On Kingsway Kingsway across Crossing at from Jenny’s Argyle St. Fine Foods

4999 Argyle Street, Port Alberni Mobile Service

Fine Foods, Gifts & Eclectica from B.C.

Get Ready For The Growing Season! Island Local Non GMO Veggie Seeds

NOW hAs an Artisan’s Gallery with Great Gifts 3218 3rd Ave. Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4E1

Weekdays 10 - 5:30 Saturdays 10 - 5

Specializing in: Bra Fitting & After Breast Surgery Products 5344 Argyle St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 1T8 Tel: (250) 723-0966 • Fax: (250) 723-4114 • www.boutiquebellesamies.ca

WE SERVE LUNCH & DINNER 7 Days a week 11 am - 9 pm We have Gift Certificates

Harbour Quay • 778-421-2826

under the clock

778-421-0141

Kingsway Crossing Off Argyle St.

Wholesome homemade plated dinners. $

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250-723-3302 • 5304 Argyle St., Port Alberni

Ecuador and More

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Home of

SEMI PRECIOUS ROCKS WARM COZY Warm AND and Cozy & CRYSTALS CLOTHING Clothing

HOURS: TuesdayTuesday to Saturday 10 am - 10am 4:00 pm HOURS: to Saturday - 4:00pm

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Check out our wide selection of specialty games.

Carmoor’s Cookery Ltd.

Find us on

Kingsway Crossing at Argyle St. • 778-421-4454

Laurie Wiley, Manager 250.723.8831

Hours: Tues. to Thurs.: 11 am - 7 pm Fri.: 11 am - 8 pm Sat.: 9 am - 5 pm

30

% OFF

whole family forfor thethe whole family made from alpaca & llama made from Alpaca & Llama We haveWe 2ndhave hand2nd clothing handupstairs

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The BEST browsing shop in Port!

Sale ends March 15th, 2013

West Coast Art, Jewelry, Prints & Cards

Unique Gifts & Gift Certificates • Open: Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5pm • 250-724-5999 5440 Argyle Street • Port Alberni, B.C.

• Phone/fax 250.724.2271 Mon - Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm • Sun. 12:00pm-5:00pm

JANICE SHEEHAN’S WATERFRONT GALLERY Open Mon.,Wed., Fri. & Sat. 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Gift Certificates Available

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OPEN for the Season March 1, 2013 7 days a week Harbour Quay

Bison/Buffalo, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken and other Hearty Favourites

Take Out

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OPEN HOUSES 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

512-5700 Pierce Rd

189,900+HST

$

FRIDAY MARCH 1ST CREEK’S EDGE RESIDENCES • Open concept living room/kitchen/dining • 2 bdrm, plus den, 2 bathrooms modular • 55 + park, pet freindly, home warranty • Heated crawlspace, 1.5 car garage Sonja Sutton

10:30 am - 11:30 am

SATURDAY MARCH 2ND

5588 Meadow Dr. E RIC WP NE

$

332,900

IMMACULATE RANCHER • 3 bdrm, 2 updated baths, 1790 sq.ft. • Heat pump & much more on .24 acre • Built by Bill Goorts

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm #32-5558 Beaver Crk. Rd.

49,900 5489 Westporte Pl.

$

BEAUTIFUL BEAVER CREEK • 2 bedroom, 14’ wide in adult park • Covered deck/carport, bus service • Small pets only with park manager approval. Dell McConnell

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 22-6225 Lugrin Road E RIC WP NE

$47,000

A MUST SEE • New bathroom and furnace • Newly painted • Pet friendly park Craig Filipchuk

$392,500

YOU’LL LOVE THIS • 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Over 2,000 sq.ft, .22 acres • Heat pump & 3 car garage Maureen Mackenzie

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4414 8th Ave E RIC WP NE

$234,900

MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Heat pump and Many updates • 725 sq.ft, detached garage, w/ RV Parking Maureen Mackenzie

2919 6th Ave.

164,900

$

INSPIRING VIEWS • Sweeping Alberni Inlet views • 2,280 sq. ft. home • Oak floors and feature fireplace The Fenton Team

Kat Dwolinsky

Sonja Sutton

$189,900

REMODELLED FAMILY HOME • Updated 3 bdrm home • Large fenced lot • Finished basement Gary Gray

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm #108 - 2825 3rd Ave.

$145,000

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 5016 Pybus St.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

139,900 5128 Pleasant Rd.

$

CORNER SUITE • Bright, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, adult complex • N/gas f/pls, laundry, elevator, lg. patio • Underground parking, close to amenities

NORTH ALBERNI RANCHER • Large 90’ x 132’ level lot • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom • Workshop

Dell McConnell

The Fenton Team

337,900

$

FABULOUS RANCHER • 3 bedroom rancher in quiet Nort Port • Completely remodelled • Lg. master bedroom with luxurious 4 piece ensuite Gary Gray

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 4215 8th Avenue

213,000

$

GREAT LOCATION • 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 fireplaces • Spacious family home w/alley access • Partially finished detached garage

Craig Filipchuk

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

5054 Cherry Creek Rd.

RETIRE IN STYLE! • 2 bedroom + den manufactured home • Heat pump, enclosed deck, fenced • Finished & heated 1 1/2 car garage

2527 9th Ave.

$199,900

NICE NEIGHBOURHOOD • Well cared for 3 bedroom home • Fully fenced level back yard • Plumbed for a second bathroom

Maureen Mackenzie

$219,900

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

10:30 am - 12:30 pm 5100 Pleasant Road E RIC WP E N

#118 - 5700 Pierce Rd. E RIC WP NE

16-4935 Broughton

$144,900

$69,000

SUNDAY MARCH 3RD BARCLAY ESTATES • • 1252 Sq. ft., 2 bdrms, 2 baths • Immaculate & nicely updated • New windows, roof & hot water tank Maureen Mackenzie

FABULOUS LOCATION • Double wide mobile,55+ park • 2 large bedrooms, 3 pce ensuite • Large yard, carport and RV space Craig Filipchuk


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

NEW LISTINGS 4808 Strathern

139,900

$

LARGE CHARACTER HOME • 2 large bedrooms on main, two up • Main has just been reno’ed & painted • In-law suite

4474 Bute Street

$

159,900

PRETTY AS A PICTURE • Featured in Port Alberni’s 2011 garden tour • Fully fenced back yard on greenbelt • New kitchen, flooring & thermo windows W. Earl Engstrom Lt. 13 Dog Mountain

$

319,000

213’ OF LAKEFRONT • 0.76 acre lot • Sandy Beach • 24’x22’ dock The Fenton Team 6357 Salal Rd.

$

4439 South Cres.

168,700

$

SOLID FAMILY HOME • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • Deep safe moorage • Fantastic building site

2527 9th Ave.

$325,000

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY • Opportunity on approx. 3.24 acres • Zoned for commercial • Close to Pacific Rim shopping

$200,000

3546 8th Ave.

$229,800

LOCATION, LOCATION! • 3 bed split lvl home in upper Echo • Newer kitchen, new bath & Heat pump • Garage at front & carport at

IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME • 2 bdrms & 4 pce bath on main • Fully furnished lower level • 2 more bdrms & large laundry room

Gary Gray

Gary Gray

Gary Gray

4350 Victoria Dr.

$

339,900

5534 Park Place

350,000

$

SPACE TO MOVE • 3,470 sq.ft. split-level • 179’ x 126’ park-like lot • 28 years new

RIVERFRONT • Overlooking the Somass River • 2200 sq. ft. home • 4 bedrooms & in-law suite

The Fenton Team

W. Earl Engstrom

Gary Gray

799,000

3717 Exton Street

The Fenton Team

REMODELLED HOME • 2 large bedrooms & 5 piece bath • Large detached shop • Private outdoor patio, fenced back yard

The Fenton Team 4905 Cherry Creek Rd.

$187,900

144,900

MODERNIZED • 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • Wood and slate flooring

W. Earl Engstrom 5336 Ian Ave.

$

#6-3258 Alberni Hwy.

28,900

$

#4-2917 Alberni Hwy.

5128 Pleasant Rd.

$

337,900

EXCEPTIONAL RANCHER • 3 bedrooms in Nort Port • Completely remodelled • State of the art kitchen Gary Gray

39,800

$

#11-1655 Alberni Hwy.

$

54,000

Residential GORGEOUS SPROAT LAKE • Living room w/river rock propane FP • Heritage style sink & large island • Lots of natural light

MOBILE WITH ADDITION • Close to shopping • Golf courses

GREAT VALUE! • Well cared for 2 bdrm mobile home • New furnace, lino, carpets, themal win • Spacious open concept floor plan

MTN. VIEW MOBILE PARK • 2 bed, 1 bath, completely redone • Vinyl siding, windows, flooring • Quick posession

Sonja Sutton

Sonja Sutton

Gary Gray

Sonja Sutton

BG 55 Gas Blower

179

$

95

MSRP $219.95 3509 3rd Avenue

Each weighs only 4.1 kg/9.0 lb

FS 38 Gas Trimmer

149

$

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MSRP $179.95 Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

19-5679 Tomswood Rd

$

63,900

MOBILE HOME • 2 bedroom mobile • Spacious kitchen • Private parklike setting Kat Dwolinsky 5535 Broadway Ave.

$129,900

2688 Anderson Ave.

$

109,900

#6-4777 Maitland St.

119,900

$

GREAT LOCATION • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom • Fixer-Upper, level lot • Close to schools, shopping, city bus • Ideal starter home/rental Dell McConnell

CONDO LIVING • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Close to all amenities • Beautiful mountain views

402-4505 Victoria Quay $132,500

4828 David St. ICE PR W NE

102-5170 Angus St. E RIC WP E N

JUST MOVE IN • 2 bedroom & 1 full bathroom • Ground floor condo • Gas fireplace

W. Earl Engstrom $139,900

$119,000

The Fenton Team 4343 Burde St.

139,900

$

4511 Burde St. E RIC WP NE

$119,000

INVESTOR ALERT • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Over 800 sq.ft, Detached shop • Newer furnace & roof Marueen Mackenzie 3982 Shaugnessy St.

147,500

$

Sold

LOCATION ! LOCATION ! • Quiet neighborhood near Papermill dam • Great starter home • Fully fenced yard Chris & Alease Arcus 3956 7th Ave.

$149,900

NEW ROOF! • Great 2+ bedroom starter home • Thermal windows, functional kitchen • Carport, Alley access, Detached shed Kat Dwolinsky

5018 Montrose St.

$172,800

BRING ALL OFFERS! • 2 bedroom spacious home • Large 84x123 lot, Mechanics garage • Suite potential in basement Sonja Sutton

EASY CONDO LIVING • 1 bedroom top floor unit • Great river view • Secured parking Dena Wickman 4598 Redford St. E RIC WP E N

$147,000

TREMENDOUS VALUE • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 1,920 sq.ft. with updates • Large double garage The Fenton Team

#4-5131 Gertrude St.

$174,900

RETIREMENT LIVING • Kitsuksis Manor • 900 sq.ft rancher • 2 bedroom & full bathroom The Fenton Team

UPDATED RANCHER • Ideal starter home • 2 bedrooms plus den Gary Gray #107-5262 Argyle St.

$159,000

HARBOUR QUAY RES. • 2 bdrm end unit • Windows in every room • Level entry from the lobby Dena Wickman

3180 5th Ave. E RIC WP E N

$179,900

2 BEDROOM SUITE • Inlet views • Large covered deck • Bsmt suite rented for $600/mo.

CHARACTER HOME WITH IN-LAW SUITE • 4 bdrm home w/1 bdrm in-law suite • 1 year old roof and hot water tank • 5 yr. old natural gas furnace, new paint and floors throughtout W. Earl Engstrom

GREAT NORTH PORT LOCATION • 3 bedroom rancher • Fenced yard • New bathroom

#2-5131 Gertrude St.

4853 Margaret St. E RIC WP E N

169,000

$

Dena Wickman $169,900

KITSUKSIS MANOR • Senior over 55 complex • 2 bedroom open concept condo • Covered parking and storage locker newer roof. Fran Kimura

NORTH PORT RANCHER • Large detached shop/alley access • Wheel chair access • Large fenced yard

4297 Princess Road

4614 Glenside Road

179,900

$

Sold NORTH ALBERNI RANCHER • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Renovated kitchen & bathroom • Wood floors & coved ceilings

Chris & Alease Arcus

The Fenton Team

Alease & Chris Arcus

$179,900

Sold NORTH PORT HOME • Desired North Port • Brand new perimeter drains • Great views from covered balcony Alease & Chris Arcus

2 Locations to serve you We provide Fast & Friendly Service We do medication reviews & Blister Packs

3949 Maple Way • 250-723-7270

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

FREE RX Deliveries

4833 Southgate • 250-723-4940


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

2417 9th Ave.

187,900

$

3065 6th Ave. E RIC WP E N

$178,000

2626 2nd Ave.

$188,800

2541 4th Ave.

$

192,000ea

4021 Neill St.

199,000

$

OWNER WANTS THEM SOLD! NEAT AND TIDY STARTER HOME • 3 bedrooms + 1 1/2 baths • Lots of updates • Fenced yard with shop

HOME WITH A VIEW • 9 foot ceilings • Thermal windows • 2 bdrm on main + potential 2 down

Gary Gray

Dena Wickman

5920 River Road

$199,900

SOMASS RIVER FRONT • Level lot w/access to Barclay Sound • Single garage w/living quarters above • Float & walkway, Build your dream home Pat & Gerry Hickey 5276 Wilkinson Rd.

$219,900

BEAUTIFULLY RENO’D • Immaculate inside and out • Large fully fenced yard • Unfinished bsmt rdy for development Chris & Alease Arcus

6153 Beaver Creek Rd.

$

239,900

COUNTRY CHARM • 3 plus 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms • 22’x32’ garage with shop • Natural gas heat, fully finished bsmt Pat & Gerry Hickey

2479 10th Ave.

$209,000

UPDATED 3 BDRM HOME • New roof, thermal windows • Move in ready • Detached garage and RV parking Dena Wickman 7833 Wardrop Rd. E RIC WP NE

$229,000

COUNTRY LIVING • Half acre • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Full basement Craig Filipchuk

3908 Marpole St.

240,000 each

$

SL#1 & SL#2 • New construction • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Half duplex in upper North Port Craig Filipchuk

OCEAN VIEWS • Includes 2-33 ft. lots • 2 bedrooms on main & full bsmt • New 1 car garage • Newer roof, paint, Vinyl windows W. Earl Engstrom

SL#1 & SL#2 • Half-Duplex new construction • Trades considered or lease to own • Quiet neighbourhood

2876 10th Avenue

Lot 2 Green Avenue

209,000

$

IMMACULATE • 3 bedrm (2 up & 1 down), 2 baths • Renovated, fully fenced yard • Multi-level back deck Kat Dwolinsky 5535 Woodland Cres. E.

229,000

$

BEST LOCATION - BEST NEW PRICE • Multi-unit building site • Space for shop or pool • Green belt for privacy Joe VanBergen & Craig Filipchuk

4834 Lathom Road

$244,800

OASIS IN THE CITY • 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths • Fully fenced and landscaped • Family room & garage/workshop Sonja Sutton

NICE FAMILY HOME • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Thermal windows, fully fenced • Mountain views, low maintenance yard • Recreation centre nearby Chris or Alease Arcus

Craig Filipchuk 210,000

$

4789 Margaret St.

$215,900

ACREAGE • 3.58 acres, cleared, easy access • Close to town & mall • Cherry Creek water to proptery line

NORTH PORT CHARACTER • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus den • Close to schools and shopping • Refinished wood floors

Pat & Gerry Hickey

Dena Wickman

4639 10th Ave.

$229,900

4115 Glenside Road ICE PR W NE

FAMILY HOME W/SHOP • 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Detached shop • Quiet neighborhood

UPPER NORTH ALBERNI • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • 2 feature fireplaces

Chris & Alease Arcus

2835 Carmichael Cr.

$244,900

$237,500

The Fenton Team

4313 Alderwood Dr. E RIC WP NE

GREENBELT LIVING • 4 bedroom & 3 bathroom • Extensively updated • 60’ x 130’ lot The Fenton Team

$250,000

QUALITY BUILT • 3 + 1 bedroom split level home • Large private lot on Roger Creek • Garage, carport + 2 RV carports Pat & Gerry Hickey

DO THE MATH. ADVERTISE IN THE NEWSPAPER.

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

2402 Old Nanaimo Hwy $269,800

5142 Forrest Rd.

BE INSPIRED ~ COUNTRY LIVING!!! • 4 bedroom + den, 2 bath artists home • Open concept living, new septic system • Family Room, additional craft/workshop • Loft master bdrm w/ensuite & WI-closet Sonja Sutton

MOVE IN READY • 5 bedroom, 3 baths with heat pump • New double garage • Updated kitchen and bathrooms

6080 Kitsuksis Rd.

6307 Renton Rd. E RIC WP E N

325,000

$

COUNTRY LIVING • 0 acres in ALR. • Fronts 2 roads • Some out buildings.

$349,900

3539 McKnight St.

NEW 3 BDRM RANCHER

• Quality finishing throughout • No HST

$412,000

COLLEGE HEIGHTS • 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom • Over 2400 sq.ft • Detached shop, RV parking

Dena Wickman

3462 Markham Place

SUPER PRICING • Fantastic artisans finish • No traffic location • $20,000 below appraised value

5700 Arvay Road E RIC WP E N

6880 Bainbridge Rd.

2600 Burde St.

3870 3rd Ave.

$369,000

Sold REDFORD ESTATES • 3 bedrooms + den, 3 bathrooms • 3 car garage, hardwood floors • Redford Estates Subdivision

HISTORIC CHARACTER • .97 of an acre in city limits • 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom and den • Custom kitchen, New roof

Kat Dwolinsky

$419,000

5656 Madill Road E RIC WP E N

Gary Gray

Alease & Chris Arcus

$449,900

CUSTOM 4 BDRM HOME • 4.76 acres • Separate rental unit on property • Quiet Country location

Dena Wickman

$499,900

324,900

$

Craig Filipchuk

3669 Lyall Pt. Cres. $360,000_HST

TIMELESS FAMILY HOME • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Beautiful oak floors • 4.62 acres

Maureen Mackenzie

$475,000

$359,000

3785 San Mateo Dr.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Stunning views • Preferred central location

Dell McConnell

DESIRABLE AREA • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • 1700 sq ft, .56 acre • Detached shop, RV parking

757 Franklin River Rd. E RIC WP E N

$319,900

ONE SIZE FITS ALL • Stately 3 bed + den, 2 bath 3 levels • Elec. furnace, heat pump/AC • 24’ x 45 shop/garage

Maureen Mackenzie

Sold • Popular Uplands subdivision

3192 12th Avenue

Sold

The Fenton Team

389,900

$315,000

Joe Van Bergen

CHERRY CREEK CALLING • Extensively updated • Open concept living • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom

$

2225 14th Ave.

Dena Wickman

Dell McConnell 3588 Swordfern Lane

$309,900

3600 Trevor Road

$459,900

RARE RANCHER • Cherry Creek 0.84 acre • 2,165 sq.ft. built in 2003 • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms The Fenton Team

$499,900

Sold GARDEN PARADISE ! • 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3700 sq.ft home • Spacious deck and patio w/ hot tub • 3 sep. title lots, 1.23 acres combined

BEAUTY SURROUNDS YOU • 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom • Tastefully renovated • 3.93 acre lot

CUSTOM FAMILY HOME • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom • Over 4700 sq.ft, .45 acre in the city • Trade potential, Partially finished bsmt

Kat Dwolinsky

The Fenton Team

Maureen Mackenzie

WE SERVICE: Bamfield, Tofino, Ucluelet & Port Alberni Nanaimo to Campbell River and all points between

SEptIC

C aRE

LIMITED

HaVIng a SpECIal EVEnt?

Rent our portable restrooms and ease up the congestion in your home or save your septic tank. Call us about our new rates

Tel: 250-724-5112 • 1-800-563-6004

Regular and Handicap Portable Toilets

• Every 2 to 3 years, have your septic tank emptied • Make sure you use activators (we have a supply of them) • Spring is the perfect time to have this done

email: hetheringtonind@shaw.ca

4715 Roger Street, Port Alberni, B.C.


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

8780 Stirling Arm Drive

729,900

$

Lots& Acreages

Sproat Lake SPROAT LAKE BEACH • 1.02 acre private lot • 110’ low slope pebble beach • Southern exposure The Fenton Team 5175 Cleary Rd.

Lot 2 Alberni Hwy.

$87,500

ATTENTION BUILDERS • Level 80’x118’ building lot • Storm drain, water & sewer connected • Rural feel with city services

$99,900

CHERRY CREEK LOT • Ready to build on • Highway access • Flat .90 acres

3790 Meares Dr.

$149,000

ONE OF A KIND • Over 1 acre in city • All city services • Privacy & green view

$154,000

The Fenton Team

Kat Dwolinsky

Lot 1 Kitsuksis

$99,900

7700 Woodward Rd.

$177,900

PEACEFUL ACREAGE • 3.9 acres • McCoy Lake area • Minutes from Sproat Lak The Fenton Team

Joe Van Bergen 3429 3rd Ave.

LOTS FOR SALE • Lot sizes and building schemes avail. • Contact Kat for more info and pricing

The Fenton Team

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS • 1/3 acre building lot • All services to lot line • Fantastic views, mountain, city & harbor

Joe Van Bergen

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT • 3,600 + sq. ft. • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 0.71 acre with pebble beach

COUNTRY SMALL ACREAGE • 1.28 acre lot • Desirable Kitsuksis area • Build your dream house

W. Earl Engstrom

Dena Wickman

5165 Golden St.

Redford Estates Lots starting @ $79,900

10080 Stirling Arm Cres $899,000

LEASE $900/mo.

4580 11th Ave

1000/Month

$

2195 Mallory Dr.

$99,900

VIEW OF THE WATER • Stunning inlet views • 90’ x 139’ lot • City services to lot The Fenton Team

Lot 2 Debeaux Rd. E RIC WP NE

$239,000

HISTORIC NEIGHBOUR • Next door to McLeans Mill • Over 25 treed acres in the ALR • Preferred Cherry Creek! Alease or Chris Arcus 4805c Mar Street

$8.50/sq ft

LEASE - $8.50 PER SQ. FT • High visual exposure for store front or office with plenty of parking available. Concrete block building in down town core district. 6000 sq. ft. for retailer or service industry. Great location. 4644 Adelaide St. $9 / sq.ft

Commercial & Investment LOCATION! LOCATION! • Units A & B, main street location • Great for existing or new business • Approx. 1,600 sq.ft., Lease for $900/mo

CENTRAL LOCATION • Warehouse for lease, $1,000/month • 1120 sq. ft. with 3 bay loading dock • Great for a freight company or business

Craig Filipchuk

Craig Filipchuk

Energy Wise

Manufacturer’s Rebate

100

$

Min.

FOR LEASE • Store front location • Easy access • Excellent exposure Pat & Gerry Hickey

3178 Sweet Ave.

$117,900

OUTSTANDING BUILDING LOT • Large level lot • Backing onto greenbelt • Newer subdivision Gary Gray

Lot 22 Ferguson Rd.

$299,000

PRISTINE WATERFRONT • 5 acres along Somass River • Salmon/steelhead fishing year round • Build your dream home 7 mins. from town Alease or Chris Arcus 5325 Otter Place

$128,900

LOOKING FOR A BUILDING LOT? • Level lot 85 x 146 lot in newer subdivision surrounded by quality homes. Underground services, close to schools, ready for your home plans. Mountains and pasture views. Quiet cul-de-sac living can be yours! 5327 Otter Place $129,900 GREAT LOCATION! • Newer subdivision in popular North Port with all the city conveniences, but country setting. Extra large level lot 91x137 ready for your home plans. Choice quiet location with mountain and pasture views. Pat & Gerry Hickey

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EDUCATION SHOWCASE The Alberni Valley News invited all the schools in the valley to design a page about what makes their school special and enter a draw to win $250 for their school library. This ďŹ rst Education Showcase is the exciting result! Special thanks to our advertisers for supporting education in our community!


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Our families learn with us during PALS! We love to read!

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MAQUINNA NEWS Salmonids in the Classroom

Art Club Designs New STARS Poster

By George This year Mrs. Elder’s, Mrs., Johnson’s, and Ms. Girard’s classes have baby salmon. The first stage in the life cycle of a salmon is the eggs. We got them when you could see their eyes and backbone in the eggs. They are now alevin, and after that they will become fry. We will release the salmon fry in April. Their full life cycle is egg, then alevin, then fry, then smolt, then adult, and finally spawner. The classes are having fun with the salmon.

Welcome to the New Principals By Halle, Haylie B., Nyah, and Eryn This year Maquinna Elementary has a new principal, Mr. Homan, and a new vice principal, Ms. Girard. Mr. Homan has been a principal for 8 years and this is Ms. Girard`s first year as a vice principal. When we asked them what their favorite part of Maquinna was, they both replied, ``the students!”

Mrs. Souther’s Art Club students have been hard at work designing a new poster to promote Maquinna STARS. This is our Code of Conduct. STARS stands for Safe, Teamwork, Achieve, Respect, and Share.

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Grade 3 students in Mrs. Cruickshank’s class are learning to tell time. Annika, Mitchell, and Destiny say it’s easy to tell time if you practice a few tricks. The best trick to know is that a quarter of the clock equals 15 minutes and half of the clock equals 30 Minutes. According to these students, telling time is fun and important to learn so you won’t be late for school!

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Kindergarten students have been reading storybooks staring Pete the Cat. Pete the Cat is a blue cat who has a good heart. The stories and songs teach the Kindergartens how to be kind and respectful to others. The children are learning to ‘not sweat the small stuff’ and to have a positive attitude.

Mrs. McAuley and Mrs. Sanders have started a First Nations Club at Maquinna. During lunch time, interested students meet in the library to learn about Nuuchah-nulth culture. They play games, learn language, create art, and listen to stories.

The Grade Fives have just started a program called D.A.R.E . The reason they started D.A.R.E is to learn about the harmful effects of drugs and how to make healthy choices. Constable Shelly is leading the program and has been teaching D.A.R.E for 2 years. The meaning of D.A.R.E is drug, abuse, resistance, education. Constable Shelly thinks D.A.R.E is important so that kids learn how dangerous drugs are and so they are able to make healthy living choices. Darren the D.A.R.E. mascot

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Jordan  Young’s  Project  on  the  Organelles  of  a  Cell  

     

Jordan Young decided to think 'outside the box' and created a cake that used various candies to model the organelles of a cell for her Science 8 class. Jordan invented the project all on her own. With her in the picture are Mrs. Dyer and Wyatt Jones cheering Jordan's inventiveness. Great job Jordan!    

 

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Carnivale at École E.J Dunn Throughout the month of February we celebrated Carnivale at E.J. Dunn. Carnivale is celebrated by our French Immersion classes to learn about French culture, and as a chance to continue working on their French language skills with their peers and teachers. This year our French Immersion students invited other classes into our Foods Room  where                                they                          made                          Crepes                                      for                      them.                                Bon                             travail!

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Welcome to ADSS Photos by Susan Quinn

Eileen Haggard and Mike Ruttan, right, explain the totem carved by Patrick Amos and featured in the common area at the new ADSS. Members of the ADSS dance team, left, perform ‘Make You Pop’ during the opening ceremonies, Friday afternoon in the new auditorium. Dancers from the Hupacasath First Nation (not pictured) also performed a fun celebration song and dance.

Education minister Don McRae, left corner, above, poses with students involved with trades training in the Alberni Valley. Some of the students worked on their apprenticeships while helping to build the new high school, he said. Members of the ADSS cheerleading squad, right, check out the ‘Show your Spirit’ sign while returning from the gym.

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Wild West Coast

An Interactive Early Years Event For 3-5 year old preschoolers and their families Time 3:30-5:00pm When and Where

Monday February 18—Alberni Community Monday February 25—Gill Elementary Monday March 11—Howitt Elementary Monday April 8– Maquinna Tuesday April 16-Ucluelet 5-8pm Wednesday April 17-Wickaninnish Community Monday May 6-Eighth Avenue Monday May 27-Wood Elementary Bamfield Community T.B.A.

Sponsored By: School District#70, Ministry of Education: Ready Set Learn, Strongstart, Wickaninnish Community School, Alberni Children First, Coastal Family Resource Coalition, Vancouver Island Regional Library, Port Alberni Friendship Center, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Steering Committee, Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council, Literacy Alberni, North Island College, Infant Development Program, Port Alberni Association for Community Living, Paawats Language Nest Program, Huu-ay-aht First Nation, Outreach Therapy, Bamfield Community School Association, Alberni Valley Community School, SupportedChild Development Program, PacifiCARE Child Care Resource and Referral

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