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t took a long time for Georgina Cootes to get used to art teacher Robert Aller, a volunteer who worked with students of the Alberni Indian Residential School from 1959 to 1966. It took a long time not to be afraid that he would do to her what other adults had done to her in the school, she said. “But he didn’t.” Aller instead provided a safe space for Cootes and other First Nations children from AIRS to create; to see something in their mind’s eye and put it down with paint on paper without fear of reprisal. And what they created were scenes of home, of their culture, of a way of life far from a notorious place that would become synonymous with physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse perpetrated against Indian children. Cootes painted a picture of the beach at her home in Kildonan. She explained that she deliberately chose not to include the houses there, because their absence represented the children taken from home to attend residential school. On March 30, Cootes was reunited with her painting in an emotional repatriation ceremony that took place at Alberni Athletic Hall. The family of Robert Aller, who died in 2008, were in attendance to witness the event. (In addition to his work at AIRS, Aller studied with Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer and in 1965 helped form the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley with Tseshaht artist George Clutesi and others.) Art teacher Aller had asked each child for a painting that he could keep, and after his death, the collection of 47 paintings went to the University of Victoria. For the past two years, UVic visual anthropologist Dr. Andrea Walsh has worked to find the artists to reconnect them with their art. The original paintings were carried into the hall behind Nuuchah-nulth drummers and set

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A supporter places the final piece of original artwork on a table lining one wall of the Alberni Athletic Hall, Saturday.

beside framed copies. The copies were presented to the artists and it was up to each of them to either take the original as well, or ask the university to continue to care for it. Maquinna Lewis George, head chief of Ahousaht, the largest First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island, asked UVic to hold on to his paintings—one of a Halloween pumpkin and one of his father’s fishing boat. “The best time of my life was fishing with my dad,” he said. The paintings are to “come home” if the Nuu-chah-nulth ever build a museum or cultural centre of their own, Maquinna said through speaker Ron Hamilton. And there was another proviso. His story was to accompany his paintings wherever they are stored—on this Maquinna was adamant. “It’s critically important to him that along with those paintings goes his story—unchanged—in his words, not prettied up in any way,” Hamilton explained. Maquinna remembered being

Maquinna. very excited about the art class, Jeff Cook, a ranked chief with because it got him away from the Huu-ay-aht First Nation, was school and the early bedtime of the first to receive his framed six o’clock. He remembered the print, choosing to leave his difficult time that the students original painting of a black duck had at AIRS and he choked up with Walsh. So important is the at the memories the paintings painting to the chief brought back. that he intends to He had never told reproduce it on his his story publicly. He curtain, a ceremonial wasn’t done with his draping that shows healing, he said, but the history of his he wanted to share. people. When he was about Cook said there is six years old he got little that remains up early one morning from that time in to use the bathroom. his life. He said A supervisor decided he became very to teach the child a emotional to have lesson about school rules. Maquinna said – Ron Hamilton something from his youth. the supervisor told Charlie Max him to never, ever go to the bathroom again without his Lincoln of Kincolith in Nisga’a territory dressed in his traditional permission. regalia for the re-uniting “He said ‘pull down your ceremony. His picture was pajamas,’ and he strapped me. coloured with rockets heading to That’s the story that goes with the moon, an eagle soaring and (his paintings)... When you want the boat of his father. to go and use the washroom, Continued / A7 nobody should say you can’t,” said

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The male occupants of the truck fled the scene. A police dog was deployed and subsequently captured one adult male and one male under age 17 a few blocks away. The driver of the truck, Travis Foord, 19, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder. The youth wasn’t charged. The investigation isn’t complete and more charges could be pending, police said. According to Dennis, things started when he had

inserted to stabilize his lower leg. His friend, Cam Johnson, 18, suffered a more severely broken leg and is recovering in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Belinda Hainsworth, 42, suffered a broken pelvis, broken legs and a punctured lung. She remains in hospital in Victoria. “I’m the least hurt out of all of us. My friend’s leg is really bad, worse than mine. And she is worst off. I really feel bad for her,” Dennis said from his bed at West Coast General Hospital.

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Conductor course back

The BCIT Conductor training session is back in Port Alberni for another year. The two groups of six students will be taking the course in Alberni from April 6-14. Students will be using two locomotives instead of the usual one donated by the Industrial Heritage Society. This is the 21st BCIT conductor training session to be hosted in Port Alberni.

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Port Alberni residents can expect changes in traffic flow over the next nine days. The IHS is advising drivers and pedestrians to use caution at rail crossings between Argyle Street and Smith Road. The advisory stems from BCIT students training to be conductors in Port Alberni.

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Edgy Improv Show If you like live shows that warn of ridiculous dialogue, violence and stupidity then Portal Players has something for you. Check out the Improv Comedy Night on Friday, April. 5. The edgy show is at the Capital Theatre and starts at 7 p.m. Admission: $5.

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Debora Steel/Courtesy Ha-Shilth-Sa

Charlie Max Lincoln of Kincolith in northern British Columbia receives his copy of a painting he did in art classes when he attended Alberni Indian Residential School.

Art gave students their identity Joseph who worked in the kitchen at AIRS. “She was our mother,” he said. Joseph provided protection, some extra food from time to time and hugs when they were needed, Lincoln explained. She always told him to be proud of where he came from. Shelley Chester never knew her mom, Phyllis Tate, who gave her up for adoption. Still, seeing her mother’s paintings was an

emotional experience. Chester choked up when declaring she didn’t know what she wanted to do with the originals. “To touch something that she created is really something,” Chester said. Myrna Cranmer said it’s been 41 years since she left residential school. She understood the label survivor, she said. “I get it, but I prefer warrior.” The school, she explained, made her

Georgina Cootes describes why there are no homes in her painting of a Kildonan beach done during art classes with Robert Aller in the 1960s.

tough. The artwork was first displayed at the Truth and Reconciliation regional event in Victoria last April. The works left with the university can be seen in an upcoming exhibit at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery located at 630 Yates St. starting May 8.

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From / A3 “When I first saw it, my heart nearly stopped,” he said. Aller had told him to ‘draw whatever your heart feels.’ The art classes allowed the children to remember the people they came from; unlike the school environment where children were strapped for speaking or singing in their traditional languages, he said. Lincoln also took time to thank a Miss

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Debora Steel is editor of Ha-Shilth-Sa, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s newspaper.

ACRD keeps budget increase below 2% WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

The numbers have been crunched and residents in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District will be paying 1.26 per cent more in taxes this year. Directors passed the ACRD’s $16 million budget on March 27. The ACRD is projecting to take in $4.6 million in taxes, which is one per cent more than it took in

last year, ACRD Chief Operating Officer Russell Dyson said in a press release. Construction debt incurred with the building of West Coast General Hospital is being paid down, which has resulted in a 10 per cent decrease in the Regional Hospital District tax rate, Dyson said. ACRD residents will see more than a one per cent fee increase for some services, but other services are

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holding the line at last year’s rates, he said. And residential taxes are projected to be affected by a change in property assessments. Property values vary per region, as does service provision per residence, so an average value or increase is difficult to quantify and provide, Dyson said. Other budget highlights include a revamping of its website, development of a trails master

plan, and continued implementation of the Alberni-Clayoquot Health Network. Rural residents are also set to benefit from the ACRD’s commitment to the 2013 Regional Water Improvement Project. Nearly 100 per cent of the regions share in federal gas tax funds are being invested in rural water systems. The move allows for critical infrastructure upgrades, he said.

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Ferry credit won’t float Greenhouse gas leaks from trust There’s an old belief that goes along the lines of “not bad, but it could be better.” That sums up the B.C. Conservatives’ proposed tax credit for bridge tolls and ferry costs. If the Conservatives form the government following the May election, they propose a 40 per cent tax credit to frequent travellers who spend more than $780 and less than $1,800 a year on B.C. Ferries’ fares. It applies strictly to a driver and vehicle – excluding vehicle passengers – and could amount to a credit of $408 a year. While the tax credit hinges on the Conservatives getting elected to power May 14, it’s at the very least a bone the increasingly frustrated travelling public can latch onto. It’s more than any other political party in B.C. has come up with. And it’s better than cutting sailings with one hand while increasing fares with the other. It’s painfully clear no one has any idea how to fix the money-sucking hole in the water that is B.C Ferries. So, the tax credit is a start, but it doesn’t go far enough. The credit floor of $780 should be the first thing to go. All ferry users should have a shot at getting some of their money back. At $120 per driver and vehicle return from Vancouver Island to the Lower Mainland – more since the fare increase – travellers need to complete seven trips a year to collect a rebate. That’s tough considering many passengers walk on and catch transit on the other side to avoid the high vehicle costs. Are those efforts worth any less than taking a vehicle onboard? After all, all taxpayers cover the more than $150-million subsidy the government provides B.C. Ferries, and this tax credit, however positive, would be more of the same. We all deserve a break. — Nanaimo News Bulletin

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ICTORIA – The Pacific Carbon Trust orchestrated a monthslong campaign of calls and letters to discredit a report from B.C.’s Auditor General on its first two big carbon offset projects, before it could be released. Just as the audit report was about to be made public, the trust, a Crown corporation created at taxpayer expense, participated in the leaking of selected critical letters to media outlets. Then the Speaker of the B.C. legislature, Bill Barisoff, made a final, clumsy effort to delay the release of the report. As soon as it was out, Environment Minister Terry Lake tried to discredit it, by blustering about all the highly paid experts who swore up and down that a forest reserve near Kootenay Lake, and a gas flaring reduction

project near Fort Nelson, were bona fide carbon offsets worth $6 million of taxpayers’ money. The audit states in plain language, with charts and timelines, that the $6 million was basically given away for nothing. I look forward to further audits on this carbon offset scheme, assuming it survives after the May election, because these two projects aren’t the only boondoggles. The Pacific Carbon Trust was set up in 2008 as part of former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate change program. To make the B.C. government’s operations “carbon neutral,” the government and all of its agencies were required to pay the trust $25 per tonne for their carbon dioxide emissions from fuel use. In 2011 alone, B.C.

universities paid $4.46 million to the trust. B.C.’s 60 school districts paid a total of $5.36 million the same year, and the province’s six health authorities paid $5.79 million. The money is supposed to go to projects that capture carbon, thus “offsetting” the heating of schools, the fuel burned by ambulances and so forth. The 55,000-hectare forest reserve is known as Darkwoods. The audit shows that the Nature Conservancy of Canada decided in 2006 to buy it, using $25 million of federal taxpayers’ money. The deal closed in 2008, the same year the Pacific Carbon Trust was formed. From 2008 to 2010, the trust bought 450,000 tonnes of carbon offset, based on independent evaluations that all rested

‘I look forward to further audits on this carbon offset scheme, assuming it survives after the May election...’

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on the assumption that Darkwoods would be clearcut logged. Since the forest was already owned by Canada’s leading conservancy, this assumption makes no sense. Was the conservancy going to log it, or flip it to someone who would, after accepting $25 million in tax money to acquire it? Legally, it could not. (I would add that the assumption that logging releases all of the carbon in a forest is also false. Lumber actually sequesters carbon for longer than trees, which eventually die and rot.) The audit found a similar case against EnCana’s flare reduction program, which the company used on many wells before the trust started offering money. EnCana was saving money as well as reducing emissions without collecting offsets. Therefore, the audit concluded, neither of these projects was a credible offset. Continued / A10

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Mailbag: Feedback on clean air and clearing the air.

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Air quality smoke, mirrors To the Editor, Another beautiful day in Polluted Port Alberni as the burners continue on all levels, from wood stoves to backyard burning of all sorts of debris to garbage. And this is OK with the city, which has helped keep us in the lead in being the most unhealthy community in B.C. Bravo. When the city couldn’t keep up with their vision for a healthy community, they decided to quit and take up another new vision: air quality. With the way things are going they are failing at that as well. This must be why they have moved the air monitoring station from the Port Boat House building to the fire hall, knowing the air will exceed the standards allowed when the coal, coal ships and all the container ships start to sit out in the harbour idling away on top of all the wood smoke and mill pollution. This is a city looking for ways to attract more people to the community but it doesn’t give a care to the citizens; they have

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Yes – 16 No – 31 This week’s question: Do you think the Alberni Valley’s air quality council is doing a good job as our air watchdog? GARY LAJEUNESSE/Special to the News

Letter writer Gary Lajeunesse objects to backyard burning that adds to poor air quailty in the Alberni Valley.

just proved it with another outrageous tax hike. Who wants to retire in Polluted Port Alberni, where you can shorten your life by five years and even faster if you have COPD, asthma or a heart condition? The city thinks this is acceptable and no need for a nuisance bylaw to control all the bad burners. If you move here this could be your neighbour and there is nothing the city will do to help you. I’m sure if any council members lived beside someone like this there would a bylaw in no time!

Gary Lajeunesse, Port Alberni

Words hurt across cultures To the Editor, On Wednesday March 27, the Nanaimo Daily News published a letter to the editor disparaging Aboriginal Peoples which has landed the newspaper in all kinds of hot water. People are confused by American television and what constitutes acceptable speech there and here. In this country hate speech is not legal. The newspaper editors say that publishing the letter

was accidental and a mistake, but it’s more than that. The preamble to the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960 affirms “the dignity and worth of the human person.” It does not say “except for First Nations people.”  Easter is the season of reconciliation so it may be best that we forgive Mr. Olsen for his letter.  Colin Frazer, Port Alberni

Energy unites movement To the Editor, Disparaging remarks about First Nations people

Vote at: www.albernivalleynews.com See us also on Facebook.com in a letter to the editor that was published (and then apologetically retracted) by a Vancouver Island newspaper ignited an anger-fuelled controversy that swept across Canada like a winddriven prairie fire. Inappropriate words and misdirected anger can both have unpredictable consequences. The Idle No More movement needs to harness the untapped energy and goodwill that exists in Canada. The movement is in dire need of an inspirational leader with the charisma,

wisdom and integrity of a Nelson Mandela or a Martin Luther King Jr. Someone who can unite fragmented bands, establish common goals and articulate a coherent action plan. Effective and sustained political pressure will be necessary to create fundamental change. First Nations people can improve their future prospects by joining together to help each other and by sharing their knowledge, skills, compassion and dreams. They must also hold their leaders accountable. Every child needs

positive role models, ones they can relate to. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

Seniors need clear watchdog

To the Editor, Legislation to create a seniors’ advocate was passed on March 14. Unfortunately, the advocate will be limited to serving at the discretion of government and will therefore be unable to play the watchdog role that seniors need it to. While I am pleased that the position is being created, without a truly independent advocate, and in the absence of other comprehensive action on the part of government to improve seniors’ care, we cannot address the systemic challenges seniors face. This legislation comes one year after the release of the BC Ombudsperson’s report on the state of seniors’ care in B.C. The Ministry of Health has fully implemented only four of the 141 recommendations made directly to the ministry since the report’s release, and partially implemented about 25 per cent. Continued / A10

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Refinery could feed Asian appetite for oil Trust JIM SHEPARD Special to the News

I first heard of this concept from David Black (owner of Black Press and the Alberni Valley News) a number of years ago. At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative attitude was based mainly on my experience of 10 years service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centered in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But after my service with Imperial Oil, I

went on to serve four years at Canfor which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the capital infusion needed to make this initiative a reality. The appetite for oil products for all Asia will continue

‘My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept.’

– Jim Shepard

to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead.

David Black, with his years of diligence, deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative. The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of any thing. So lets look at the “ on the ground” facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C. Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition

to the raw material. For the KFC Project that would mean several thousand mostly trade union jobs for the multiyear term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of more than 3000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery. This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year which means the tax revenue that could go toward health care, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the KRC. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel. These products if ever spilled would be much less impactful on the

marine environment. They would also be transported in smaller ships. I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as a political issue. And I would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Business activity especially in the challenged north west BC would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., I think the question should not be if we want it.... but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital. Jim Shepard is the retired president of Finning and Canfor, and a past director of Imperial Oil.

not really From / A8 The audit arrived at this conclusion because the emissions savings would have occurred anyway. Here’s the next Pacific Carbon Trust project that should be audited. In a complicated transaction, the trust bought offsets from something called the Great Bear Carbon Credit Limited Partnership. Yes, this is the world-famous forest on B.C.’s North Coast that was subject to a preservation deal hammered out between the Coastal First Nations, the B.C. government and three U.S.-backed environmental groups. That was in 2006. The offset purchases were in 2009 and 2010, years after detailed preservation areas were mapped and codified in law. Again, the trust paid for forest that was already preserved. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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From / A9 The Ombudsperson’s findings indicate that the Ministry of Health has, in many cases, failed to fulfill its leadership role for seniors’ care in our province. Given that there is little evidence in the 2013 budget to suggest our government intends to take serious action on seniors’ care, one advocate that is tied to government cannot fill that gap. Rick Tuner, co-chair, BC Health Coalition


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Ask the server to clear your plate and wrap leftovers to go, when you feel full, instead of mindlessly eating until the plate is clear. You won’t be tempted to nibble on food (even if you are stuffed) if it’s not sitting in front of you. Share the sweets Do you like to treat yourself to dessert when you eat out? Many times dessert tastes better when you still have room for the sweet foods. Why don’t you enjoy a little taste by eating slowly and savouring every spoonful? Some

doesn’t need any more. Put your fork down between bites and drink water. Also, try stopping a couple of times during your meal to ask yourself if you’re still hungry. It’s easy to get distracted and eat more than you need. If you wait until you feel full, often by then, you have overeaten. Eat less at the restaurant Before the meal comes, you can think about eating only half of what you’re being served and taking the other half home.

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ere you told to “eat everything on your plate because there’s starving children in the world”? Was dessert used as a reward for eating all of your dinner, especially vegetables, when you were growing up? As dishes and cutlery continue to grow in size, our waistlines are following suit. The amount of food offered at meals is growing all around us at home and at restaurants. With the unconscious thought and automatic behaviour of needing to finish everything on our plates, the amount of food at meals is naturally increasing and so is our tendency to overeat at mealtimes. Servings that used to be a reasonable size are generally now two to three times an appropriate size. Plus, at a restaurant, if portions are small, you may feel like you haven’t gotten much value for your money. Buffets are a recipe to overeat, with the “bottomless” second/ third/ fourth helpings. Here’s a quick guide to estimate appropriate sized single serving portions. Serving size reference (eatrightontario.ca dietitians) Palm of hand or cellphone (75 grams/ 2 ounces): fish/chicken/ meat. Computer mouse (1/2 cup/ 125 ml): rice/ pasta/ potato. Tennis ball (3/4 cup/ 175 ml): yogurt/ tofu/ hot cereal. Thumb tip (1 tsp/ 5 ml): butter/ oil. Two (2) thumb tips (1.5 oz/ 50 g): cheese. Both palms open (2 cups/ 500 ml): vegetables (two servings).

It can be difficult to stop eating even when you’ve had enough. Often, when we are eating, food tastes so good that we keep going until it’s all finished. Here are some strategies if you eat out more than once per week, since portions at restaurants tend to be bigger than normal. Eat slowly During a meal, slowing down can help the signal reach from the stomach to the brain to let you know your fuel gauge is full, and your body

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he magical ride that was the Alberni Valley Bulldogs playoff drive is over. The Surrey Eagles beat the Bulldogs 5-2 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex to take the BCHL Coastal Conference title 4-0. “We ran into a team that had a little more luck than we did. But at the end of the day the guys can’t hang their heads low,” Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison said. “The guys gave, gave, and gave and didn’t deserve to be swept.” Surrey lead the scoring in all three periods, often times silencing the crowd of 1,600 who came to watch. “Each goal was like another nail in the coffin,” Willison said. With that coffin lid nearly sealed, Willison made some adjustments that included taking the boards away from Surrey’s puckhandling goalie Michael Santaguida. The tinkering payed off, and Bulldogs Ryan Buse scored a goal at 5:48. With more pep in their step, the Bulldogs scored another three minutes later the narrow the score 4-2. Surrey slowed the momentum with a quick time out. After, the Bulldogs pulled goalie Jay Deo and subsequently got a couple of good chances.

But Surrey’s Michael Stenerson sealed the game and the Bulldogs season with an empty netter with 23 seconds left in the game. Surrey’s depth, firepower, and pouncing style stopped the Bulldogs from coming back the way they did against Nanaimo and Victoria, Willison said. “They’ve got Tambellini, Toews, Shaw, and Santaguida so they’re solid top to bottom, moreso than Victoria and Nanaimo,” Willison said. Surrey plays high risk and high reward style, and those risks paid off, Deo said. “They were getting a lot of odd-man rushes, and they just buried their chances,” he said. After Game 2 in Nanaimo is what Deo will always remember, he said. “We were confident and we knew we could come back and we

did. There wasn’t an ounce of concern in the room.” The series is over, and so too is Deo’s time in Port Alberni. “I hope to go to a Division 1 school. A Division 1 school is my dream,” he said. The team went down, but it went down with a fight, Bulldogs’ Chase Van Allen said. “We came out flat but we battled back,” he said. “The guys blocked shots, sacrificed and just didn’t quit. We always believed we were in it.” Van Allen is also looking forward to furthering his education and hockey career beyond Alberni. But he’ll remember Bulldogs’ fans when he looks back, he said. “ Winning the Island division in Victoria in front of all those fans who came down. That was a big night,” he said.

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Above, Bulldogs defenseman Kurt Gosselin tries to tip a shot past Surrey Eagles goaltender Michael Santaguida in the third period. GARRETT JAMES/ SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Right, Bulldogs Chase Van Allen gets past Surrey’s Nicolas Pierog during overtime in Game 2 in Surrey last Saturday night.

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Russian goodwill hockey tour hits Port Alberni APRIL 6: | Visa crisis nearly tanked the tour. SUSAN QUINN Alberni Valley News

The Alberni Valley Multiplex will be alive with the sound

of hockey again this Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. when Team Tropic from Russia plays the Port Alberni Oldtimer Selects. The game nearly didn’t happen at all. A crisis last week with travel visas for some of the players

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The ladies club played their first golf game of the season on March 26 at Alberni Golf Club, and they’ve wasted no time taking advantage of the string of good weather days the Alberni Valley has enjoyed. March 26 18-hole ladies Low gross was a tie between Janice Cross and Patsy Gauthier. Low net had a tie as well between Gayle Rhodes and Kathy White. For the ball sweep we had to pick three holes we wanted to eliminate from our score before we went out to play. There was a tie on that as well, between Gayle Rhodes, Teresa Cutting and Kathy White. A draw was made and Cutting got to pick a prize out of the basket. April 2 Nine-hole ladies Welcome, new ladies to the ninehole division of the Alberni Golf Club: Sharon Lowe, Linda Nicklin, Angie Gauthier and Kelly Gauthier (and welcome back Nancy Blair). It was like summer conditions on the

course, dry under foot and nicely groomed fairways. Low putts went to Kelly Gauthier with runners up and honorable mention to Angie Gauthier, LaDonna Knutson and Pat Dahlquist. Linda Nicklin had a birdie on No. 2. Kelly Gauthier chipped in on No. 6. 18-hole ladies There was a tie for the monthly medal between Leona Fowler and Shirley Goodman. After retrogression was done, Goodman was the winner of the monthly medal. Goodman also holds the challenge pin; Leona Fowler will try to take it away from her next week. Low gross goes to Anna Marie Krikke with a 95. Low net was shared between Leona Fowler and Shirley Goodman with a 75. The ball sweep today was add holes one through five and 15 through 18, take the gross from these nine holes and subtract half of your handicap. Krikke won the low gross part of it and there was a tie for the net between Leona Fowler, Carol Hastings and Patsy Gauthier (Gauthier won on a draw). There will be a meeting after golf next Tuesday, April 9.

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threatened to derail the entire tour, spokesperson Ron Doetzel said. However, the team was given the green light on Wednesday, so they will arrive in Port Alberni on Friday night—a couple of days late.

As a result, Parksville’s game will be postponed until Monday, April 8. “Some of the players didn’t get the visas approved,” Doetzel said. “I can’t say for certain but I guess this isn’t unusual.” A final roster for

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Wrestlers ready for nationals in Sask. SUSAN QUINN Alberni Valley News

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Nolan Badovinac is declared the winner during one of his matches at the BC Championships last month.

Eight Alberni Wrestling athletes and their coaches are in Saskatoon this week to compete in the National Cadet and Juvenile Wrestling championships. Nolan Badovinac, Eryk McKenzie, Dean Leyland, Remi Wells and Michel Kurucz will compete in cadets. Jonathan Spencer, Jesse and Jordan Wagner will compete in juvenile.

Badovinac is a returning national champion, head coach James Messenger said. Jesse and Jordan Wagner have previously placed at the nationals (Jordan in fifth and Jesse in sixth in their respective weight classes last year). The rest of the wrestlers are competing at nationals for the first time. Messenger is confident all Alberni wrestlers will have a good week in

hard after the high school season to push yourself through, but these guys have been working very hard. “It’s definitely a dedicated group... all of them are very giving of their service, whether it’s coaching younger athletes or helping out at fundraisers,” he added. “They represent the best of the best...” Two students from Ucluelet are also travelling with the Port Alberni team.

Saskatoon. “Even those students for whom it’s their first trip, I’m sure they will be competitive,” he said. They all had to place at the Western Canadian Age Class competition to qualify for the nationals. “They’ve all been working incredibly hard,” Messenger said; all the wrestlers practiced over Easter and during spring break at two different camps. “It’s sometimes

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“Cedar and Sawdust” will be the next art exhibit hanging at the Rollin Art Centre gallery, starting Friday, April 12. This solo art exhibit by Charlotte Bell opens the doors of memory and imagination to explore years of working in, and observing, the coastal forest of British Columbia. It showcases a collection of Bell’s soft acrylic paintings.

Last chance to see Gerebs This is the final week to visit the Rollin Art Centre’s current art exhibit, which showcases local husband and wife photographers Ati and Orsi Gereb. This exhibit runs only

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until April 10. The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Admission is by donation and we are wheelchair accessible.

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Sing, dance and stomp Barkley Sounds Community Choir, conducted by Bonnie Wallbank presents

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Phil’s Harmonics String Orchestra under the direction of Philip Wallbank present their Spring Concert “Reflections of Music,” this Sunday, April 7. This concert has a wide variety of music which will appeal to all ages. The first half of the program features

violinist Robert Growcott performing a Violin Concerto by Viotti. The second half of the program will have two guests joining the orchestra: Graham Villette on drums and Steven Steinbach on stand-up bass. These two young men will add excitement to the

tunes Hawaii Five-O, Star Trek, and some from the Beatles. The concert takes place Sunday, April 7th at 2:30 p.m. at the Alberni Valley United Church, 3747 Church St. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, please call Bonnie at 250-7242998.

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LEGALS

BRITISH COLUMBIA PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITY ACT Section 65.(1)(a) Notice of Appointment of Receiver and Manager of Property

We, Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc., hereby give notice that:

We were appointed the Receiver and Manager in respect of all of the assets, undertakings and property of Hoo Ming Trading Co. Ltd. and Chalwood Forest Products Ltd. and all of the right, title and interest of Tsan-Fa Wang in and to lands and premises legally prescribed as Port Alberni Assessment Area, Parcel Identifier 024-203-050, Lot C District Lot 90 Alberni District Plan VIP67476; 2. We were appointed pursuant to an Order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, dated March 27, 2013, Action number S131925, Vancouver Registry. Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia, this 4th day of April, 2013 Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc. Commerce Place Suite 1680, 400 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6C 3A6 (604.638.7440)

CARRIER OF THE WEEK CHRISTIAN DEBAIE Christian has been delivering to 31 Port Alberni residents since August 2012. Christian is in Grade 4 at Wood Elementary and his favourite subject is P.E. In his spare time he likes playing Bay Blades and watching TV. Christian spends his route earnings on toys and enjoys the exercise. Along with our thanks, Christian received some Black Press merchandise and a $10 gift card from Walmart! SIGN UP NOW TO BE A PAPER CARRIER AND GET A FREE GIFT

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595 PRO-FORM Treadmill, 20x50 deck, speed up to 12 milers/hr, excellent shape. $275. obo. (250)736-1980.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

SEALY QUEEN mattress & box spring, barely used, excellent condition, $650. obo. Sectional chesterfield, leather, exc. cond. $1200. obo. Call 250-724-4695 leave msg.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE OTHER AREAS

FOR SALE

AUTO FINANCING

Wooden dining room table with 8 chairs and a small side board. $900 for all or O.B.O. Ph: 250-736-1073

GARAGE SALE

RENTALS

Moving Sale everything must go! Clothing, housewares, miscellaneous treasures. 3746 14th Ave. Saturday, April 6 9:00 am no earlies!

APARTMENT/CONDO $475 INCLUDES heat & hydro 1 bdrm in South Port. Absolutely no partiers. Refs. Call (250)724-5093.

REAL ESTATE

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

NEWLY RENOVATED- 700sq ft, 1 studio 1 bdrm on street level, inclds heat & cable. Absolutely no partiers. Refs. Avail now. Southport. Call (250)724-5093.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

PLEASE RECYCLE

COTTAGES SPROAT LAKE cottage on Taylor Arm, $1000 per week June 30 to July 14 & July 21 to Aug. 4. Email: dale&betty@telus.net

613 BRUCE Ave, Nanaimo. Reduced $235,000 firm. Cozy, comfortable 3bdrm, 1.5baths. Lots of updates. Gas heat, W/D, F/S.Dave 250-591-1210.

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HOMES FOR RENT 1-BDRM HOUSE. $700./mo + utilities, central location. No dogs. (250)723-7229.

GREAT LOCATION, great price! 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, desirable location. Quiet dead end street. Updated. $228,500 3945 McBride St., Port Alberni Call 250-724-0223 for more info: www.arrowsmithlistings.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE

$226,900. 3-BDRM Rancher Completely updated. 2672 12th Ave, Port Alberni. Please call (250)731-4898. Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

HELP WANTED

PORT ALBERNI- charming West Coast bungalow, 2 bdrms, separate secure garage, fully fenced landscape yrd, 5 mins to shopping, marine, golf. W/D. N/S. $950. Avail May 1. (250)723-1576.

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

PORT ALBERNI, small 1 bdrm 850 sq ft house at Sproat Lake, year round lease avail, responsible persons, sundeck and private float, N/P, N/S, non partier, avail May. 1, $850 mo. Call 250-723-3139.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS #3 - 5659 TOMSWOOD Road. 12’ x 68’ mobile home. 3bdrm, all appliances. Assessed value $40,200. Open to offers. (250)724-5185.

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Pacific National Processing Ltd. Quality Management Program Administrator Fun By The Numbers

We are seeking a highly motivated and hard working team member to join Pacific National Processing Ltd. (PNP), located in Tofino, BC.

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PNP is the processing facility operated and managed by Mainstream Canada, the Canadian division of the international aquaculture company Cermaq. We are a growth oriented company and we strive for the quality of our product, safe working environments and sustainable aquaculture.

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NICE CUT, Spilt, delivered firewood, $150./cord. (250)724-1247 leave msg.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED SCRAP METAL; fridges/stoves etc. recyclable metal. Free pick up. 250-723-0855

REAL ESTATE

We are currently seeking to fill the position of “Quality Management Program (QMP) Administrator”. This position specializes in quality monitoring and assuring compliance with the requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is a full time position operating approximately 40 hours per week. Alternate work shifts and possible overtime may be required. The ideal applicant will have experience or training in food safety, HACCP, regulatory compliance, CFIA audits and seafood processing. You must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and have basic computer skills. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid benefits package, and a matching retirement fund plan. If you have the skills we are looking for, and you would like to become part of our team please forward a resume, in person, by fax or e-mail to: Mainstream Canada 61-4th Street, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Fax: 250-725-1250 E-Mail: careers@mainstreamcanada.com Please state “QMP Administrator” in subject line DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 12, 2013

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

If you received your newspaper in a clear plastic bag, please hang on to them & drop them off at the office next time you’re by.

WE CAN RECYCLE ‘EM! MUST BE SOLD!!! 1993 Ford Explorer 326 KL Runs Great. $1000 obo. Call 250-954-3372

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Scene & Heard onja Drinkwater’s

Call: 250.723-4306 or 250-723-6399

This group of youngsters, children of the workers and grandchildren of the residents of Rainbow Gardens gather with the Easter Bunny before they go outside for the Easter egg hunt on Friday.

Dominick Beggs, 1, looked really cool while collecting easter eggs at Rainbow Gardens on Friday.

Shaylen Andrew Painchaud wed Levi Danielle Christensen in the Dolce Vita Banquet Room on Saturday afternoon. They also had their reception on the premis.

Shaylen Andrew Painchaud and his bride Levi Danielle go to Roger Creek Park to have their photos taken after the wedding ceremony.

MacDermott’s

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Weekdays 10 - 5:30 Saturdays 10 - 5

INSURANCE AGENCY LTD.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance!

Games, Puzzles and a sale ends Jan 31st whole lot more! The BEST browsing shop in Port! • Phone/fax 250.724.2271 Mon - Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm • Sun. 12:00pm-5:00pm

We carry Paintball Gear

($3 from each ticket goes to Ty Watson House)

www.macdermott.com www.MacDermott.com

250-724-3241

Seedy Saturday Saturday, April 14 10 am - 2:00 pm Local heirloom seed exchange & workshops

southsideauto@shaw.ca 4906 Bute Street Open: Mon.-Fri: 7:30 am 5 pm Tel 250-724-6591 Sat: 8:00 am 4 pm Fax 250-724-5799 Port Alberni, BC

Spring Into Fashion Tuesday, April 9 6 pm @ Dolce Vita Tickets $30

See us or purchase online at 4907 Argyle St.

Reserve Ea rly Space is Li mited!

5344 Argyle St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 1T8 Tel: (250) 723-0966 • Fax: (250) 723-4114 • www.boutiquebellesamies.ca

SCENE&HEARD To advertise here call Sonja at

collins farm/ arrowvale campground

ARROWVALE CAMPGROUND & COTTAGES 5955 Hector Road • 250-723-7948 • www.arrowvale.ca

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At Arrowvale Campgrounds and Cabins Grayden Kendrick, 1, had fun stashing his treats in this cool baseball basket.

Brooklyn Shaw, 2, with Alicia Robertson, 8, and the Giant Easter Bunny at Arrowvale Campground and Cottages on Saturday afternoon

James and Gina Dick hold their Grand Opening of Chubby’s on Saturday. The former site of Big Pigs Subs.

Ann Collins dressed the part as Mother Nature on Saturday at Arrowvale Campground and Cottages. There were hay rides, egg hunts and visiting with the animals

Chubby’s Baked Subs owners cut the special cedar ribbon while Gina’s mom Magdeline Ignace and sister Daisy Hansen hold the ribbon. The Grand Opening was on Saturday at 11 a.m. and the couple treated everyone to free sandwiches, chili, tarts and cake. Many thanks to everyone who helped and attended.

Loving Hands

Mark Norn

Owner/Operator

• General Excavating & Trucking • Material Hauling • Yard Maintenance • Landscaping Services • Mobile Welding & Fabrication (Steel) • Renovation & Construction Projects

250-731-5403 • 24 Hour Service

Chapel of Memories Plan ahead FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS.

Lisa HSW, RCA email: lovinghands.seniorcare@gmail.com www.lovinghandsportalberniweebly.com Phone: 250.735.7300

SCENE&HEARD To advertise here call Sonja at

Call for your Personal Planning Guide 4005-6th Avenue, Port Alberni 250-723-3633 • Fax 250-723-3109 Cell: 250-720-9650 patricia.schellenberg@sci-us.com

Senior & Community Care

Pat Schellenberg

Prearrangement Specialist

250 723 4306 or 250 723 6399


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Thursday , April 4, 2013 Alberni Valley News

SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

4598 REDFORD ST.

4-5131 GERTRUDE ST. Affordable Retirement Living

Tremendous Value

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

• 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 1,920 sq.ft. w/updates • Large double garage • Fully fenced yard

$174,900

142,000

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RESIDENTIAL

102-5170 Angus St $119,900 4010 10th Ave $121,900 5016 Pybus St. $139,900 4474 Bute St. $144,900 4439 South Cres $168,700 Condo Living • 2 bedroom & 1 full bathroom • Ground floor condo • Gas fireplace • Carport & storage unit

Echo Area • 3 bedrooms & 1 reno’d bath • Natural gas fireplace • Fir floors under carpets • Detached workshop

NORTH ALBERNI RANCHER • Large 90’ x 132’ level lot • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom • Workshop • 720 sq.ft. of potential

New

Modernized • 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • Wood and slate flooring • Thermal windows

Solid Family Home • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • Large 66’ x 130’ lot • Feature wood fireplace •1850 sq. ft.

Price

D L O S

D L O S

3907 Michigan Rd $184,900 5609 Poplar Rd $219,900 5440 McEachern Rd $224,900 4115 Glenside Rd. $233,900 2835 Carmichael Cres $244,900 4350 Victoria Dr $$339,900 414,900 North Alberni Rancher • 1,085 sq.ft. • Refinished fir floors • Natural gas fireplace • Detached garage

Peaceful Location • 0.34 acre on no-thru road • 2,035 sq.ft. family home • Newer roof and thermal windows • Workshop & carport

Close to Town • 0.34 acre on no-thru road • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Newer roof and vinyl windows • Workshop & carport

Upper North Alberni • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • Two feature fireplaces • Single car garage/workshop

Greenbelt Living • 4 bedroom & 3 bathroom • Extensively updated • 60’ x 130’ lot • Upper South Alberni

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LOTS & ACREAGES

3600 Trevor Rd

$

459,900 6880 Bainbridge Rd $499,900

Rare Rancher • Cherry Creek 0.84 acre • 2,165 sq.ft. built in 2003 • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms • Hardi plank & stone

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

“We would love to advertise your home here!”

Space to Move • 3,470 sq.ft. split-level • 179’ x 126’ park-like lot • 28 years new • One owner home

Lot 1 Kitsuksis St. $79,900

Lot B Grandview Rd. $89,900

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

WELL PRICED ACREAGE • 1.23 acre lot • Surrounded by fine homes • Within minutes of town • Approved for septic

“The 2012 #1 Top Selling Real Estate Marketing and Sales Team at Coast Realty in the Alberni Valley.”


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OPEN HOUSES

SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 10011 BLOWER RD.

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SPROAT LAKE

216’ Of Sproat Lake

7700 Woodward Rd $177,900 LT13 Dog Mountain $319,000

• 0.69 acre with pebble beach • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Paved boat launch & private wharf • Excellent evening sun

Peaceful Acreage • 3.9 acres • McCoy Lake area • Minutes from Sproat Lake • Build your dream home

699,000

$

213’ of Lakefront •0.76 acre lot • Sandy beach • 24’x22’ dock • Mountain views

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Lis New

ALBERNI INLET

10011 Blower Rd. $699,000 8780 Stirling Arm Dr $729,900 10080 Stirling Arm Cres $899,000

38 Headquarters Bay $224,900 21 Headquarters Bay $$299,000 414,900

216’ of Sproat Lake • 0.69 acre with pebble beach • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Paved boat launch & private wharf • Excellent evening sun

Headquarters Bay • 5.0 acres • 150’ of accessible waterfront • Washroom & outbuilding on site • Shared marina & boat launch

Sproat Lake Beach • 1.02 acre private lot • 110’ low slope pebble beach • Southern exposure • Old cabin & septic on site

Sproat Lake Waterfront • 3,600+ sq.ft. • 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms • 0.71 acre w/ Pebble beach • Dock for swimming & moorage

Recreational Retreat • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 1,800sq.ft. cabin near lockup • 1,200 sq.ft. finished garage • Shared marina & boat launch

BAMFIELD

Lot 1 Kildonan $299,000 33 Headquarters Bay $$399,000 414,900 37 Headquarters Bay $$399,900 414,900

Lt 19 Wickham Ln $69,500 180 Cape Beal Trail $299,000

West Coast Waterfront • 2 acre lot • Deep safe moorage • Fantastic building site • Kildonan Harbour

Harbour View Lot • 66’ x 132’ building lot • Water, hydro & phone to lot • 5 min walk to moorage • West Bamfield

Waterfront Getaway • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 1,250 sq.ft. cabin • Private 30’ dock • Shared marina & boat launch

New

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

West Coast Retreat • 1,680 sq.ft. • 2 bedroom & full bathroom • 18 years old • West Bamfield

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458 Pachena Rd. $409,900 370 Bamfield Rd. $429,900 325 Bamfield Rd. $$439,000 414,900 143 Cia Rock Road $$625,000 414,900 6 South Bamfield Rd $999,500 294 S. Bamfield Rd $2,995,000 Harbour & Mountain Views • 2,450 sq.ft. home • 16 years old • 0.53 acre lot • East Bamfield

Beautiful Log Home • 3 bedroom & 3 bathroom • 0.51 acre level lot • Detached 24’x14’ workshop • 1,760 sq.ft., built in 2004

Charming Bamfield • Panoramic harbour view • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 28’ x 24’ shop • East Bamfield

Development Potential • 15 acres on Burlo Island • 1,200 ft. of safe moorage • Nicely treed land • Small dock & cabin

Bamfield’s Best • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 1.73 acres w/ safe moorage • 1,000’ of waterfront • Road access & large shop

Pride of Bamfield • 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms • 6 acres & 200’ deep moorage • Amazing harbour views • Road access & double garage

“The 2012 #1 Top Selling Real Estate Marketing and Sales Team at Coast Realty in the Alberni Valley.”


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250-723-8866 lance@lancesells.ca

4994 Argyle Street Port Alberni, B.C.

FOR VIRTUAL TOURS OF OUR LISTINGS VISIT US ONLINE AT

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Peace Of The Country

10048 Falcon Road • Luxurious 3 yr old, 5 bedrm, 3 bathroom home • Extravagant kit., granite counters, porcelain flrs • Feature rock f/p & vaulted ceiling in lvgrm • Stunning location, in a peaceful 5 acre setting $

630,000 Aention Investors

3687 15th Avenue • Quality building with excellent return • Tastefully renovated & well maintained • Fully tenanted, low vacancy, lots of pkg • Call Lance for full financial details

169,900

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2460 10th Avenue • 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom • Nicely updated incl. new roof 2012 • Wired shop for 220 - 2 welder outlets • Shop has heated floor and bathroom NEW PRICE $

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94,900

$

3876 10th Avenue • Great starter or retirement home • 900 square feet, 2 bedroom • Extensively renovated • Wheelchair friendly

Lot 5 Demontreuil Lane (off Grandview Road) • . 1.20 quiet country acre at City edge • Good mountain views, underground services • Septic (sewage) system already in place • Exceptional location;exceptional value

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3609 WATERHOUSE STREET

• Family home feat. 4 bdrms, 3 baths & bonus room • Fully fenced large corner lot with many fruit trees


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Email: dave@midislandhomes.com Web: midislandhomes.com davekoszegi.com 723sold.com

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OCEAN VIEW FIXER - UPPER! 00 5,0 $ 12

2567 1ST AVENUE

• 2+ bedroom, great starter or retirement home • Detached garage /workshop, alley access, close to marina

SOUTH PORT 4 - PLEX 00 9,9 $ 19

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY! 0 ,90 $ 49

1146&1150 7TH AVENUE

• Salmon Beach is a remote recreational village • On Barkley Sound, adjacent to the Broken Group Islands

CENTRAL LOCATION! 00 5,0 $ 17

3554 12TH AVENUE

• 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on a lg lot • Fully fenced yard, detached shop & carport

FALL IN LOVE! 00 9,0 $ 39

2805 5TH AVENUE

• 4 one bedroom units with their own hydro meters • Close to all amenities, shopping and bus routes

2317 8TH AVENUE

• 5 bdrm, 3 bath feat. soaker tub in ensuite & walk in closets • Fully fenced yard in upscale neighbourhood, no-thru road

CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES! 99 9,9 $ 29

3619 12TH AVENUE

1940'S CHARACTER HOME! 00 2,5 $ 21

SPECTACULAR VIEWS! 00 8,9 $ 13

4&6-3774 12TH AVENUE

• Open floor plan design,2 bed, 2 bath plus den • Near shops, restaurants, amenities & hospital

SOUTH PORT CHARMER! 00 8,8 $ 24

3731 ARGYLE STREET

✦ OPEN HOUSE ✦

BREATHTAKING LAKEFRONT ESTATE! 00 5,0 $ 83

10310 BISHOP DRIVE

• 3 bdrm, 3 bath custom built home w/open floor plan • Custom built home on private property on Sproat Lake

UPLANDS SUBDIVISION! 0 ,90 $ 94

3565 BRACKEN LANE

• 0.17 acre lot surrounded by green space • County living in the city close to all amenities

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! 00 9,9 $ 26

CURB APPEAL COUNTS! 00 9,9 $ 12

TRANQUILITY AT IT’S FINEST! 00 9,0 $ 31

4763 GERTRUDE STREET

• Updated 2 bdrm, 2 bath home with bonus room • Fully fenced yard, detached shop with alley access

ENCHANTING VICTORIAN ESTATE! 00 9,0 $ 59

5555 GOLDEN STREET

• Custom home on 2.26 acres, built in 1995 by a premier builder • Master craftsmanship throughout this 3600+ sqft 4 bdrm, 4 bath home

ONE OF THE FINEST HOMES IN PORT ALBERNI! 00 9,9 $ 69

5066 LESLIE AVENUE

• 3 bdrm, 3 bath home featuring high end office space • Private back yard, beautiful landscape w/ fish pond

CHARACTER HOME! 00 9,9 $ 21

4455 MARGARET STREET

• Bright, open floor plan, lg livingrm, windows on every wall • Up the wooden staircase are 3 lg bdrms, and a 3 pc bath

ASTOUNDING OCEAN VIEWS! 00 9,0 $ 41

2126 RITA RD

• Exquisite 3 bdrms, 2 bath home with open floor plan • In house workshop, extra lg garage with RV Parking

COUNTRY LOG HOME! 00 9,9 $ 32

5792 STRATHCONA STREET

• 1.85 acres in Cherry Creek, 3 carports for your toys • Complete 1 bedroom suite with a private entrance

EXQUISITE CHARACTER HOME! 00 9,0 $ 32

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NEW CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME! 0 ,00 9 9 $ 1,8

9866 STIRLING ARM CRES

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! 00 9,9 $ 76

10796 TAYLOR ARM DRIVE

• 5 bedroom, 4 bath esquisite Sproat Lake estate • Unobstructed views, southern exposure, 98' of sandy beach

• Completely remodeled 4 bedroom home with views • Gentle sloping access in a sheltered bay with 100' of

ENCHANTED COUNTRY ESTATE! 00 9,9 $ 58

COMFORTABLE AND STYLISH! 00 9,9 $ 27

5695 STRICK ROAD

• Over 2900 sqft of family home on a manicured 1.5 acre • 18x36 in-ground pool, pool house, patio and bar area

5820 TEBO AVENUE

• Stunning cook's delight kitchen with huge eating bar • Fully fenced back yard, private, feat. gardens & workshop

John’s Corner Ph: (250) 731-4101

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Claire Storie

TERRACE LANE PATIO HOME! 00 9,0 $ 29

EASY LIVING IN CREEK'S EDGE 00 9,0 $ 12

Ph: (250) 730-1608 email:clairestorie@live.ca

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Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

• Well built 3 bdrm, 3 bath + den family home • Updates inc. thermal windows, newer roof & flooring

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• 4 bedrooms, 3 bath home with in-law suite • Beautiful gardens, fenced yard, 24x12 garage/workshop

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15-5558 BEAVER CREEK RD

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

6310 KAREN PLACE

• Updated 2 bdrm, 1 bath w/ sunroom mobile home • Plenty of privacy, wrap around deck, close to all

• 4 bedroom, three bath upper south port home • Fully fenced yard, newer roof, close to schools

• 4 bdrm, 4 bath executive home, ust over 4600 sqft • One acre with shop, RV parking, sweeping driveway

PRIVATE COUNTRY ACREAGE! 00 4,9 $ 32

KITSUKSIS EXECUTIVE HOME! 00 9,9 $ 39

SPROAT LAKE-DAWSON'S LANDING! $

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4595 MONTROSE STREET

• Well designed 4 bdrm, 2 baths, 10ft ceilings in kitchen • Greenhouse, garden shed, raised beds & fruit trees

COUNTRY ACREAGE! 00 9,0 $ 46

email: john@midislandhomes.com LARGE SPLIT LEVEL HOME! 00 9,9 $ 18

COUNTRY ACREAGE! 00 9,9 $ 30

John Clark RIVER FRONTAGE! 00 9,9 $ 22

5566 SWALLOW DRIVE 2587 1ST AVENUE

• 3 bdrm 1 bath home, basement w/in-house workshop • Newer windows, roof, perimeter drains, plumbing

NINE YEAR OLD CUSTOM HOME! 00 9,0 $ 19

2558 9TH AVENUE

• 1 bedroom, one bath with loft offers open floor plan • Functional kitchen features maple and mahogany

3035 12TH AVENUE

• 3 bedroom, 1 bath with rec room and storage area • Lovely glass doors, in-laid hardwood floors, lots of nat. light

CENTRAL LOCATION CHARMER! 00 0,0 $ 22

3535 12TH AVENUE

• Master bedroom on the main, 2 bedrooms up • Fully fenced back yard with large covered deck

UPDATED FAMILY HOME! 00 9,0 $ 16

ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS! 99 9,9 $ 37

3128 11TH AVENUE

6379 FAYETTE ROAD

• South Port home completely renovated four years ago • Lg split level 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on 2.17 acres • Riding ring and two barns with 3 horse stalls • 3 bedroom 1 bath home with large kitchen

Personal Real Estate Corporation

• Unique features include: iPod docks, total home water filtration system • Roof w/lifetime warranty, RV parking, sani dump, 8 X 12 insulated shed

PARADISE AT SPROAT LAKE! 00 9,0 $ 55

3613 7TH AVENUE

7839 BEAVER CREEK RD

• 4 bdrm, 3 bath home with 22x28 shop on 1 acre • Fully fenced back yd, U-shaped driveway, dbl carport

FEELS LIKE HOME! 00 9,9 $ 27

4860 COMPTON ROAD

• 3+2 bdrm, 4 baths w/open floor plan & nat. gas FP • Private deck overlooks green belt, 2 car garage

POTENTIALLY SUBDIVIDABLE ACREAGE! 00 9,9 $ 19

SL1 KYUNIM ROAD

• 0.43 acre lot fully serviced by electricity, water and sewage to lot line • Astounding views, private, sandy pebble beach with wharf

ESCAPE TO PARADISE! 00 9,0 $ 85

7820 MOUNTAIN RANCH RD

• Beaver Creek estate built in 1997 on 4.99 acres • Open floor plan, sunken livingroom, formal dining room

EXECUTIVE FAMILY RESIDENCE! 00 9,0 $ 49

NEW, CLASSY, STYLISH! $

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7479 BELL ROAD

• Main level entry 4 bedroom, 2 bath country home • One acre landscaped w/sep garage & lg garden

COUNTRY LIVING! 00 9,0 $ 34

5123 DARNLEY ROAD

• This 3.26 acres is in a preferred rural area • With gorgeous mountain and inlet views

MULTI FAMILY POTENTIAL! 00 9,9 $ 19

10132 KYUNIM ROAD

• 5 bedrooms plus loft, 3 baths and sun room • 1.28 acres of property on beautiful Sproat Lake

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! 00 9,9 $ 79

5342 OTTER PLACE

• Custom built 4 bdrm, 3 bath home on large lot • Exceptional craftsmanship and detached shop

GREENBELT LIVING! 00 9,9 $ 26

• Downtown condo offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom • Nat. gas FP, laundry in unit, security entrance, storage unit

4.14 COUNTRY ACREAGE! 00 9,0 $ 11

8467 BLAND ROAD

3328 WATERFERN DRIVE

• Home in family oriented Uplands Subdivision • Sophisticated kit. feat. granite counter tops, self closing cupbards

SECURE LIVING! 00 8,8 $ 24

206-5170 ANGUS STREET

10777 KIMOLA ROAD

• 9.5 acres of private, parklike, partially wooded lot • Recently built cedar home, also has quest accommodations

• Family home in Central Port Alberni • 4 bdrm, 2 bath home plus rec room on 2 lots

4850 BENJAMIN ROAD

• 2 bed, 1 bath home on 5.77 acres • Lg kitchen w/built in appliances & stove top range

Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

4521 DOGWOOD STREET

• 3,000 sq.ft. building with bright, open main floor • Two 2 piece baths, and a full kitchen downstairs

11013 LAKESHORE ROAD

• Custom reno'ed 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher on a large lot • Stunning pebble & sandy beach, wharf & boathouse

3632 PORRITT PLACE

• Updated bedroom, 3 bathroom home on a large lot • In cul-de-sac, close to shopping, schools & rec.facilities

Personal Real Estate Corporation

• Value is in the land with this 4.14 acres • Astounding views of the Beaufort Mountains

7475 MCKENZIE ROAD

• 2780 sq ft home, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, bonus room • 2.87 acres w/shop, additional parking for your RV

TOP OF ECHO! 00 9,9 $ 26

3706 MORTON STREET

• Quality built 3 bedroom, 2 bath split level home • Beautifully updated kitchen feat. large island

NORTH PORT RANCHER! 00 9,9 $ 24

5064 RICHARDSON ROAD

• Open concept 3 bedroom, 2 baths w/sun room • Built in 2000, wheelchair accessible w/breezeway

Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

5835 RIVER ROAD

• 60 ft of Somass River frontage on 0.32 acre lot • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with wood insert fireplace

COUNTRY LIVING CLOSE TO TOWN! 00 9,9 $ 29

4560 VICTORIA STREET

• 3 bdrms, 2 baths on main w/in-law suite down • Lg family home on .5 an acre, oversized dbl carport

CITY LIGHTS! 0 0 9,9 $ 28

3609 WATERHOUSE STREET

• Family home feat. 4 bdrms, 3 baths & bonus room • Fully fenced large corner lot with many fruit trees


Alberni Valley News, April 04, 2013