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HORSE SENSE A little girl’s passion takes her to the biggest equestrian events and home again. NIOMI PEARSON/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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West Brooke Equestrian Centre owner Shawna Wells (right) watches student Amanda Colvin ride in the centre’s indoor arena.

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Wells For the love of riding gets T call

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here are just some things in life that never change, like a little girl’s love of horses. The same sentiment can still be said of 28-year-old Shawna Wells. The Alberni born-and-raised equestrian coach and trainer has worked at Spruce Meadows, and for Canadian show jumping legend Ian Millar in Ontario and Florida, but these days, you’ll find her back at home on her Beaver Creek farm – in the barn, of course. “Like every girl, I had a dream of having a horse and jumping,” Wells said. “I still watch jumping on TV and get excited when the horse goes over the jump, my heart races.” Following the opening of West Brooke Equestrian Centre in July 2012, Wells has been working hard to strengthen the horse community in the Alberni Valley. “Growing up here, there wasn’t a lot of community,” she said. “There were a couple of riding schools – which I grew up with and loved – but there was also a lot of diversity.” The world of riding horses is generally classified into many different types of disciplines. Some of those include dressage, show jumping, western pleasure, barrel racing, and crosscountry. And then there are those horse owners who keep horses at home but ride them noncompetitively.

NIOMI PEARSON Special to the News

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West Brooke Equestrian Centre owners Darlene Coulson and Shawna Wells are working to bring the horse community together in the Valley. Pictured here in the barn with Shawna’s personal horse Rumour.

While Port Alberni has always been well serviced in the western riding genre, Wells said she has seen many local riders have to look to out of town venues to expand their riding skills or showing experience. “Life happens and either you come back or you fall in love with a facility elsewhere and don’t come home,” she said. West Brooke was born to not only address the needs of Alberni horse owners and riders but to also make the wonderful world of horses accessible to all. “You drive down Beaver Creek or Walker Road and how many horses do you pass,” she said.

“Part of my goal has been, ‘how do we find all these people and horses and bring them together and just enjoy horses,” Wells said. “Part of where I also felt Port Alberni was lacking is in coaches bringing in new students, that are good with children, that educate children of what horses are about and bring in new ‘stock’ that will be our next equestrian generation.” Wells opened her first riding school and training facility, Secret Creek Stables, directly across from West Brooke’s Drinkwater Road location. From those humble beginnings, Wells saw the opportunity

for growth, and was ecstatic when the 17-acre equestrian facility West Brooke now operates on came up for sale. The property features a large indoor riding arena, which is crucial for all-year riding in Port Alberni’s notoriously wet weather. West Brooke is currently home to 12 school horses and more than a dozen boarders, and offers lessons, leases, clinics, shows and to riders of all ages and levels. In addition to hosting clinics in a variety of disciplines, West Brooke has also been home to Parks and Rec summer camps. The facility hosted its first horse

schooling show Dec. 1, with 30 participants, and will host another, named ‘Spring Fling’, on April 26. Admission is free and families who are interested in learning more about horses are welcome to come out and watch the show. Wells said there is a misconception amongst some families that horses are too expensive, but she said it is quite comparable to other extra-curricular sports like hockey. Wells, along with her mom Darlene Coulson, co-owner of WBEC, are hard at work expanding the facility, as revenue allows, to accommodate bigger events, similar to those in Victoria.

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Next on the wish list is a round pen and outdoor riding arena, with grass rings in the future. “I want to take the experience that I’ve learned everywhere else and bring that back here and show people a way it can be done without the drama and make [West Brooke] something for everyone,” Wells said. “It doesn’t matter what saddle you ride in, whether you ride a donkey, or ride sideways, just come ride with us.” To learn more about West Brooke Equestrian Centre, please visit the Facebook page at https://www. facebook.com/ westbrookeeq,

Shawna Wells can describe with great detail the moment Ian Millar asked her if she could jump (a horse). Wells had been working as a professional show groom for the Millar family on the Florida show circuit in early 2009. She had just been promoted to barn manager/young horse trainer at Millar Brooke Farm in Ontario. “I froze, and thought, ‘is he asking do I jump the way he jumps?’” she said. Willing but unsure, Wells’ answer was yes, and immediately he sent her off to set up two cavaletti jumps up in the arena. Following the jump, Wells sat as Millar critiqued her form. She said it was a critical turning point in her stay at the farm – not because of the advice she received – but because she offered a thank you in return. “I could have sat there ghost faced with all the things he said, but I was so thankful that he would do things like that,” she said. “Ian’s hard to work for, people know that, it’s not a secret, but he taught me the world and once you’ve earned his trust, he is so giving to teach.” Continued/ A12

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Cecelia Bigstone, 59, is on the mend after suffering a broken knee during an arrest on Feb. 15. The Pivot Legal Society is now looking into the incident.

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woman injured during a police arrest in February expects answers from the Independent Investigations Office. Cecelia Bigstone, 59, suffered a broken knee after a struggle with two RCMP officers on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Maitland Street on Feb. 15. “A lot of other people don’t say anything when it comes to dealing with the law. Well I don’t believe that,” Bigstone said. “I have the right to speak up and I want them held accountable for what happened to me.” According to Bigstone, she lost her temper that morning at the local Ministry of Social Development Office because she was unable to secure a mid-month cheque. She left the office

and was walking along Eighth Avenue heading home. Shortly after 10:45 a.m. she was pulled over by police. Bigstone admits she’d been drinking alcohol, and wasn’t supposed to as part of a court order from a previous matter. She said she gave police her name, and admitted she knew shouldn’t have been drinking. Bigstone said she pushed away from the officers, then a struggle ensued that ended up with the three of them in a heap on the ground. “My leg twisted when I went down and I screamed “My leg is broken, you broke my leg,” she said. Bigstone said she was cuffed then lifted and placed in the back of the police car. Bigstone was booked and then placed in a cell, she said. The IIO reported that the BC Ambulance Service responded to a call

at the police station and that a female was transported to West Coast General Hospital where she was treated. BC Ambulance officials confirm that an ambulance transported Bigstone from the RCMP station to WCGH at 11:12 a.m. Doctors at WCGH diagnosed Bigstone with a broken knee cap. She was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where she underwent major repair surgery. A long staple marked scar runs from the top of her knee to her mid-shin. “I’ve got plates and screws holding my knee together now,” she said. The IIO asserted its jurisdiction in the matter and started its investigation on Feb. 25. The IIO conducts investigations into police related incidents of death or serious harm to determine whether

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– Doug King or not an officer may have committed an offence. According to the IIO, police reported that Bigstone was in violation of a court order when she was arrested. RCMP previously declined to comment on the matter, citing the investigation. According to officials from Port Alberni Provincial Court, Bigstone is charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of obstruction relating to the incident. Bigstone says she hasn’t spoken to a lawyer about what happened yet but will once she’s better able. “I want some answers about what happened, and I want someone held responsible,” she said. The case is still under investigation therefore it can’t be commented on in any way, said IIO official Owen Court. At the conclusion of the investigation, officials will either send a report to Crown counsel if they feel an officer has committed an offense, or make a public report if there was no offense committed. The incident has attracted the attention of the Pivot Legal Society on the Lower Mainland, officials from which are anxious to talk to Bigstone. “We are aware of this incident and we definitely have in interest in it,” said Pivot lawyer Doug King. Pivot is a legal advocacy organization that represents and defends the marginalized and disenfranchised. The group assists by helping access all the documents that a client has the right to, then analyzing them to see if they have a legal case or not, King said.

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A smoldering cigarette is thought to be the cause of a fire at a Melrose Street complex on Monday afternoon. One person was found dead inside and seven other residents were displaced.

Cigarette sparked fatal blaze WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

A smoldering cigarette likely caused the fire that ripped through a four-plex and claiming the life of a female resident on Monday, Port Alberni Fire Chief

Tim Pley said. “The physical evidence at the fire suggests that the fire was accidental,” Pley said. “It’s highly likely that it was started by a cigarette.” No cigarette was found at the scene. “But everything is consistent with

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a fire started by a cigarette,” Pley said. The RCMP investigation into the fire is still ongoing. The BC Coroner’s Service removed the body from the residence on Tuesday. Officials won’t release the identity of the victim yet pending notification of next of kin, spokesperson Barb McLintock said. Crews from three departments responded to the rental unit on Third Avenue and Melrose Firefighters found the lower suite already consumed with smoke and

flames and was emitting extreme heat, Pley said. Crews battled the blaze for two hours. Pley confirmed that one person was found dead in the lower suite, but he could not confirm if the person was male or female, he said. Area residents say it was a female in her 60’s. Three other suites in the building suffered smoke and fire damage. Seven other residents were displaced and have since been helped by Victims Services.

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WHOLESOME MEALS ON WHEELS ASSOCIATION We are looking for more members for our board. If you are interested we meet third Monday of each month at the Eagles Hall on 3rd Ave. at 1:00 p.m. We are very grateful to the volunteer drivers for their dedication to delivering meals to the clients. For more information call 250-730-0390

THANK YOU to all our Ambassadors & Volunteers! You are the pride of the Valley

Port Alberni Chapter We provide local support to people who have experienced open heart surgery and other related heart problems. Donations and Memoriams are gratefully accepted. For more info: Tax call 250-723-2056 or 250-724-2196 receipts Please send to: 3737 San Mateo Dr., available Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 5H3

Alberni Valley Royal Canadian Legion Branch #293 Thanks its Volunteers who in the last five years helped raise over $200,000 for donation to local charities. We are always looking for energetic people to help this worthy cause. If you are one of those people, please call the branch for more information.

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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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Savvy voters will determine election The 2013 provincial election will be one of the most important in a generation. At a time when the economy appears to be in slow motion, yet demands on the public purse are increasing, voters need to pay attention to who’s running. Of course, that’s said in every election – to no avail. Last time around, in the 2009 provincial election, only about 50 per cent of voters bothered to cast a vote. Who is to blame and will things be any different this year? It’s hard to say. Is it negative advertising that turns people off? Some politicians say so and promise a more positive campaign. Will that end indifference or will people turn away from boredom? Is it helplessness and apathy that keep people away from the polls? Many people simply don’t connect with government. Why? Perhaps B.C. voters simply distrust anything politicians say. Clearly there is a disconnect and the media may have contributed to this malaise by blowing every little incident out of proportion. As in the story of the boy who cried wolf, many voters simply tune out after a while, yet, sadly, when there is a real issue many eligible voters simply don’t see the connection between their vote and government policy. Instead, they leave the field to special interest groups – business, unions, lobbyists – to hijack the results. The truth is that politicians will only be accountable if held accountable. The public has a right to toss any of them out if they don’t do what they promised, so voters need to pay attention to what politicians say and they need to find out who they are. Over the next few weeks, the newspaper will be covering the region’s ridings with information from local candidates. The rest is up to you. ~ Nanaimo News Bulletin

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ICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal Party deserves credit for releasing its policy book in full on the eve of the formal election campaign. That’s about the only positive thing to be said about it. For those who take the time to read party leader Christy Clark’s 40-page booklet, there are a few nuggets of news. For instance, a re-elected B.C. Liberal government would continue its justice reform agenda by moving traffic ticket disputes out of courtrooms, as they did with impaired driving cases. Most of it consists of glowing descriptions of the government’s 12-year record, and attacks on the NDP of the kind that are not normally seen in a platform. This is consistent with Clark’s style since she was anointed party leader two

budget predicts will years ago. keep growing, cartoonist The main focus, as Adrian Raeside summed it revealed in February’s up best: LNG revenues are throne speech, is a plan “Christy Clark’s invisible to pay off B.C.’s growing friend.” debt and perhaps even Clark finished up get rid of the provincial last week with stops sales tax with an Albertain Terrace and Prince style “prosperity fund” Rupert, promising an from liquefied natural gas LNG windfall for local exports. governments as well. Whether this is from She imposing a new export “LNG revenues repeated the platform’s tax on LNG or are Chritie attack line simply from a windfall of Clark’s invisible that the NDP are going gas royalties friend.” to wreck is not clear. Clark and – Tom Fletcher the trilliondollar LNG her energy boom with a minister Quebec-style moratorium contradicted each other on “fracking” to extract on that when it was gas from deep shale announced, and the formations. platform doesn’t shed any That’s not an outright new light. lie, but it’s almost as All we have is a big logo speculative as Clark’s on the side of Clark’s notions of a 30-year campagn bus declaring windfall that could at best “DEBT FREE B.C.” barely start during the As I’ve written before, next four-year term. there is plenty of real The NDP are not calling evidence of a huge new for a moratorium on LNG industry in the natural gas production. making. They’re calling for yet As for paying off the another “review,” one $60 billion debt that the of many vague, wobbly B.C. Liberals’ pre-election

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positions that have been adopted by both dominant parties. An earlier premier named Glen Clark became famous for “freezing” things like ferry fares and car insurance rates. Now Christy Clark is “freezing” personal income tax rates for five years, and carbon tax rates too. That implies she’s planning to win this election and the next one, at a time when it is unclear whether she can even hold her own seat in Vancouver-Point Grey. The B.C. Liberals will cut small business taxes by a point, some time in the next five years. They will also increase income tax on large businesses and personal income of more than $150,000, but that’s not mentioned in their platform, since it goes against 12 years of their policy as a government. • A clarification of last week’s column on the B.C. Conservative platform. Leader John Cummins informs me his plan to phase out the carbon tax. Continued/ A9

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Lower rates not in cards From/ A08 The plan does not include reversing the personal and business income tax rate reductions that were legislated as the fuel tax reached its current level. The platform asserts that total provincial revenues will continue to

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rise in the next four years, despite the uncompensated loss of $1 billion from the carbon tax. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

To the Editor, My visits of late to city council meetings have been irritating. As I approach the podium, I am rudely interrupted. Case in point, when I dangled a piece of shredded tire in front of Catalyst’s CEO, Kevin Clarke. I questioned his claim of being a “good corporate citizen” while burning tire derived fuel in this valley. In a democracy, dissidence must not only be allowed, it must be welcomed. Mayor and councillors, have respect for the lady who balances the scales of justice and freedom. Jacques A. Savard, Poirt Alberni

Trophy hunting not honourable To the Editor, I hope our Valley’s logo with symbolic images of bears represents a continued step in the right direction for increased tourism, and doesn’t foreshadow attracting travellers who participate in trophy hunting bears, per Liberal MLA

Candidate Darren Deluca’s election profile. He’s been a guide outfitter on Vancouver Island for 18 years and his apparent satiation for slaughtering innocent animals in the wild is disgraceful. Trophy hunting is the same as shooting fish in a barrel. This is not the same philosophy honourable sustenance hunters can relate to whose truth is, eat what you kill. “Sport” hunting is a violent form of recreation that has left countless animals maimed, and orphaned animals vulnerable to starvation, exposure, and predation. It may explain all the orphaned baby bear cubs found suffering, struggling to hang onto life, who are rescued and cared for at the North Island Wildlife recovery centre each year. Reading Deluca’s profile frustrated and angered me that someone with such malevolent behaviour and regressive mentality is running for a leadership position. It’s hard enough for these wild

animals, struggling to survive in habitats annihilated by private logging companies that were once managed with Crown Forestry Practises, before TFL44 was given away by Minister of Forests Michael de Jong with the stroke of a pen to private corporations. Lest we forget the Liberal government is responsible for the loss of mill jobs, allowing the wood to be exported as raw logs rather than lumber. Deluca’s platform to rectify forestry jobs is to cut more old growth forests, what little remains, for what appears to be his own self-fulfilling gain to create conditions for his blood-sport. Stacey Gaiga, Port Alberni

Dix at BC’s wheel is a deal To the Editor, BC’s government is a sprawling servicebased business with an enormous budget and a huge number of employees. Mister Dix lacks business-based managerial skills and could inadvertently make some terrible mistakes. Hopefully Mister Dix knows his own limitations

and will not allow the NDP’s socialistic exuberance to contort into know-it-all stupidity. As someone once commented, the government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn’t first take from somebody else. If Adrian Dix does become the premier, and then drives our province even further into the ditch of fiscal mismanagement, middle-of-the-road British Columbians will not allow a leader of the NDP to sit in the driver’s seat of this province for a long long time. In spite of misgivings about Adrian “Left Wheeler” Dix, I would rather have him at the wheel for the next four years than Christy ‘Fender Bender’ Clark. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon, B.C.

Clark all about the photo-op To the Editor, Since becoming the Premier, on the strength of a mere 29,000 BC Liberal Party card-carrying members voting on the third electronic ballot, Christy Clark has been justifiably ridiculed as Premier

Photo-Op. Her leadership style has always been linked to vainly smiling at the everpresent cameras at every opportunity. Her self-professed leadership skills were never apparent, stumbling from one crisis to the next in a shambolic display of being pathetically shallow and ill-prepared; even former supporters couldn’t wait for the election to put her out of her misery, as she floundered and flopped around like a fish out of water. Yet, with her poll numbers headed south faster than fragile monarch butterflies at the end of summer; her handlers repeatedly told the media that they were not unduly worried. Unbelievably, in the first week since the writ was dropped, those handlers have turned Premier Photo-op into an even more risible and ludicrous figure. Will she be able to claim that her party garnered more votes than her opponents, or will she just fade away to allow us plebeians to regain a little sanity ?? Bernie Smith, Parksville, B.C.

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A young Christian man was planning to go for the summer to work at a logging camp in Northern B.C. His friends wondered how he would make out there because it was known as a particularly rough camp. After the summer was over and he got home, they asked him how difficult it was. He said it was no problem, they never found out that he was a Christian. It seems that people who don’t believe in God are usually very open about their beliefs or lack of them, while Christians often are so shy to speak about their faith. I like what one Christian writer said. She suggested that we should be able to speak about Christ and our trust in Him as as freely as we talk about sports, our gardens, or the weather.

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Clinic in cards From/ A3 Wells spent a year and a half with the Millar farm before returning to B.C. In addition to co-owning two horses with the Millars, Wells has maintained a working relationship with the family and returned to Ontario in September to present photos of West Brook Equestrian Centre, which opened last summer.

“They were open to that and blown away with what we’ve done so far and he was very impressed so I was pleased, and I went and rode some of the babies I had started.” Wells hopes to one day host an Ian Millar clinic on Vancouver Island, at Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose or at West Brooke Equestrian Centre. “It would be cool,” she said. “He’s so good with the public.”

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.

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Compromise on street name change Niomi Pearson Special to the News

A request to rename a portion of Victoria Quay to Veteran’s Way has been curbed with a compromise to place a Legion/Veterans sign on top of the current street sign. According to a planning department report, the proposed change would directly impact four properties, including the Royal Canadian Legion Alberni Valley Branch 293. The city has received written concerns from one elderly property owner who has lived on the site for 45 years and would experience stress and financial hardship from the expense of changing one’s mailing address. “The recommendation is a middle course that allows the property owner who is concerned and stressful about having his address changed

to keep his address, but it also allows a sign to be put in place that allows a sign to be put in place that allows the Legion the recognition they’re looking for,” said City Manager Ken Watson. Councillors Hira Chopra and Wendy Kerr suggested looking into the possibility of having the Legion consider paying some of the costs incurred by the property owners in regards to the street name change. “I don’t have a problem either way but I think we should talk with them one more time before you pass this motion,” Chopra said. Solda said the compromise was a great way to mitigate the concerns. “I’m not going to be responsible for someone’s health regarding the sign,” she said. The city plans to work with the Legion on signs appearance.

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our months cancer-free. YES. I now get to go for cancer check ups every six months instead of every three months. As they say “ Old age is not for sissies”. Easter Sunday dawned with a glorious sun and a definite promise of summer. Our morning was spent running around the back yard choosing places that were not too sunny to hide chocolate Easter eggs. Around noon our three visitors arrived Mom with two children, Benjamin was one and a half years, and Audrey Rose was 4 years old.

Audrey Rose was very shy as fouryear-olds tend to be while holding on to her Mother’s leg and Benjamin just had a stunned look on his face. Evidently they had snoozed in the car on the voyage from Nanaimo to Port Alberni and had just woken up. Of course my trusty Nikon and I were snapping away, shy or no shy as they walked down our front path. Because they were in the shade of our cedar trees I was shooting ISO 800, R A W format, 18~70mm lens set at 70mm, f10 aperture, 1/160 shutter speed. Crouching down to shoot at their level while using the 70mm to bring them closer without being on top of them is one way to

shoot young children. 1/160 of a second was fast enough should either child decide to make a run for it. We all went through the house and went directly to the back yard for the Easter egg hunt. It was now high noon (although without Gary Cooper) and the sun was casting heavy shadows under their eyes, under their noses and under their chins on those lovely faces. Lesley explained the rules of the Easter egg hunt, simply find the eggs before the chocolate melts. Audrey Rose found her first egg and her little face lit up with big smiles all traces of shyness gone. We are all aware of the rule “Don’t shoot between 10:00am and 3:00pm” because of

the dark shadows and harsh sunrays. To counter the bright sun and harsh shadows, I crouched down, used fill-flash and shot at ISO 400, RAW format, f14 aperture, 1/250 shutter speed. Before you shoot fill-flash make sure that you are aware of the flash sync speed of your camera so that you can set you shutter speed accordingly. The fill-flash got rid of the heavy face shadows while balancing the sun exposure so that the photograph was not over-exposed. The trick of shooting children is to be part of the scenery, let them do their thing and be ready for those candid shots by being where they are going. When the eggs were

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all collected they drew on the patio concrete with huge sidewalk chalk , played fetch ball with Bella the dog until they got bored and then went inside to watch TV. I set my camera to ISO 400, RAW, f4.5 aperture, 1/60 shutter speed and used fillflash once more. I wanted the room to be bright as well as the children. Are you taking Photos of your kids, I have the answers. Any questions? E-mail me at nsilverstone@ telus.net or see me online at www. silverstonephotos. com. Norman Silverstone teaches photography through North Island College and Eldercollege in Port Alberni.

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City ponders public/private energy plan funding models Niomi Pearson Special to the News

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o partner or not to partner – that will be the question when the City of Port Alberni receives word on several grant applications made to get the proposed District Energy Project flowing. The project consists of a centrally located fiber based biomass system that would provide, in the first phase, heat and hot water to up to 12 buildings through approximately three kilometres of underground, insulated pipes. The system has a 50-year shelf life and is fueled by fiber biomass, which includes wood waste in the form of construction demolition waste, and scotch broom. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and diverting wood waste from the landfill (which is then chipped instead of burned), the project would provide about

funding, although $265,000 per year in council could decide non-tax revenue for to borrow the money the city. instead, pending on To offset the the outcome of the project’s near grants. $10-million cost, the “The biggest city has applied for drawback for having $1.5 million from the partners would be Gas Tax Innovation that the revenues Fund, and $800,000 would not come to the from the Federation city in the same way, of Canadian we couldn’t expect Municipalities’ Green to have Municipal the same Fund return,� (GMF). Salter During said. “We Monday would night’s also council have less meeting, – Pat Deakin control consultant over the Stephen use of the Salter system.� provided an overview Other disadvantages and update on the include losing the project. A decision ability to claim all on the funding of the carbon tax applications is and greenhouse gas expected by July. reductions. Other proposed Salter added that funding sources for the advantages the energy project are include private sector loans; $4 million GMF expertise and a lower loan and $1 million debt load. Municipal Finance So far, the district Authority loan and energy project has just under $250,000 received enthusiasm in city in-kind from potential clients, contributions. such as the Multiplex, Private investment Echo Village, Echo makes up the Pool, Pioneer Towers remaining $2.4  and West Coast million in proposed

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Shop Uptown

N ow Ope n L at e Frid a y s S.P.C. A. Thrift Store

Walk-Ins Welcome

Spring and Summer Stock Arriving Daily!

OPEN: Mon.-Sat. 9 am - 5 pm Open til 8 pm Thurs

2945 3rd Ave. • Ph: 250.724-4244

Book Now for our Spring Colour/Foil Specials! 5056 Angus Street, Port Alberni, B.C. • 250-723-0515

Waxing, Ear Piercing Pedicures

Wedding & Prom Dresses 3034 3rd Avenue

Beckonings Upcycled Furnishings & Home Décor

Ph: (250) 724-3011

Find us on

4940 ARGYLE ST. • FREE DELIVERY

Watch for details on our 7th Anniversary Celebration!

thank you for supporting our local S.P.C.A. shelter

4947 947 Argyle St. St., t,P Port Alberni, B.C.

ALSO WEEKLY SPECIALS 250.72 250.723.3366

Open: Tues. - Sat. 10 am to 4:30 pm

WE DO CHILDREN’S PARTIES! Theme Parties Ages 3-13

email beckoningshomedecor@gmail.com

4977 Argyle Street • 250-918-9113

250-720-8950

STARTING NOW: Every Monday Seniors 60 years or better, receive 10% off purchases of JEWELRY, COLLECTIBLES, CLOTHING, BOOKS & MORE!

4969 Argyle St.

• Animal House • Fairy Party (Girls) • Dragon Party (Boys) • BFF Spa Day • Creative Art Play email: gwynne1@telus.net

250-723-3331

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

Check out our wide selection of specialty games.

778-421-0141

Kingsway Crossing Off Argyle St.

Ecuador and More HOURS: TuesdayTuesday to Saturday 10 am - 10am 4:00 pm HOURS: to Saturday - 4:00pm

Fabrics

Notions

Patterns

Quilts

Classes

Books

Kismet Quilts

5334 Argyle St., Port Alberni, B.C.

HarbourQuay Quay at at thethe Harbour

WARM COZY Spring andAND Summer CLOTHING Clothing

whole family forfor thethe whole family madefrom from100% Alpaca & Llama made Cotton We have 2nd hand We have 2ndclothing hand upstairs

clothing upstairs at Ecuador and More 5417 Argyle Stand . 778-421-2292 at Ecuador More

www.kismetquilts.com 250-723-6605

5417 Argyle St.

778-421-2292

Open at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner

Next Uptown Shopping page is published

MAY 30TH Call the Alberni Valley News at 250-723-6399 if you would like to participate

250-723-4227

7 days a week • Harbour Quay

WE SERVE LUNCH & DINNER

Order

7 Days a week 11 am - 9 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch

We have the Best Views from our Waterfront Patio

14.95

$

Dinner also available

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

presents

MAY 1ST-31ST

Carmoor’s Cookery Ltd.

for 2

Clocktower Gallery

ON OPEN WATER WITH MY DAD

try our yummy Vegetarian Gluten Free Cuban Black Bean & Corn Salad

#10-5440 Argyle Street, Harbour Quay Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 1T7

Unique Gifts & Gift Certificates

THE ART OF CECIL DAWSON

HOMESTEAD COOKHOUSE 778-421-COOK (2665)

Home of

West Coast Art, Jewelry, Prints & Cards

We have Gift Certificates

Harbour Quay • 778-421-2826

under the clock

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

❦ Just for Mom ❦ Rogers’ Chocolates, Photo frames, Bradford Exchange Figurines, Jewelry and more! The BEST browsing shop in Port!

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


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up to

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Alberni Valley News

1 ilable

$

1500

00

Cabinets, 1 only Counter Top, NOW Tile Backsplash

2 colours in stock

sq.ft.

1.28

$

25.74 sq.ft. per box

Installer available

TOPS R E T N U O C Now INETS • B A C CETS • U A F • $ 34 S K • SIN 58 S E I T I N A ANDS •V T S L E W O LES • T D N A H • Consultation E! R O M D N A was $123.19

Now

16799

$

2 PIECE LINEN HUTCH SET Luxo Palladio top

was$ 488.99

299 Now $ 30697 Now $

69

able

Linen Base was $462.99

17.65 sq.ft. per box

2 avail

as is

SOLD

Now $

TOTO WHITE VESSEL SINK Was $575.00

Now $

35000

17282

Now $

88

ACRYLIC BONE VANITY TOP 30”wx22”d Was $149.99

21552

87

ROUND BASIN CLEAR TEMPERED GLASS

6507

Now $

Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm • Monday & Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

SHAKER BIRCH BRAZIL NUT 1 door, 2 drawer Vanity, 30”wx21”dx34”h

1 only

Now $

Was $84.99

1 only

was $239.31

254

Now $

Ubatuba Colour • 31”w x 22”d

was $304.69

24”x30”

1 only

Was $362.99

GRANITE VANITY TOP WITH UNDERMOUNT SINK 1 only

SANTOS WALL CABINETS

MAYFAIR VANITY WITH BLACK GRANITE TOP AND UNDER MOUNT SINK

~ While supplies last ~ All sales final ~ Products are as is

www.beavercreekhomecenter.com

White

with experienced showroom staff including 3D Drawings!

may not be exactly as illustrated

All Special order blinds

87

upplies While S Last!

EURO-RITE GABRIOLA

Antique White

Was $135.89

Now $ 83

10970

$

or PVC, aluminum or PVC horizontal while supplies last

20% OFF

Now

EURO RITE CAPILANO

FREE in-house Kitchen Design

Custom Window Blinds: wood, faux wood, cellular, vertical fabrics

BLINDS

BOWEN OAK RAISED PANEL

was $164.69

11978

6 colours in stock

sq.ft.

3 ava

EURO-RITE SOLAIRE CHOCOLATE PEAR

Now

12.3mmx90mm 3.5” wide plank 25 year residential warranty

8.3mmx110mm 4.5” wide plank 20 year residential warranty

88

00

ENVY Laminate Flooring*

LockIt Laminate Flooring*

¢

2400

$

ilable

2 ava

was $164.69

Island NOW $

4 Y A M 5 2 . R

AP

EURO RITE CORTESMAPLE

Reg $5800.00

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! E L A S Y A 0D

Selected Items REDUCED TO CLEAR!! MANY MORE SALE ITEMS IN STORE

Reg $3900

www.albernivalleynews.com

SHOWROOM CLEARANCE

50% OFF

1 only

Alberni Valley News Thursday, April 25, 2013

53

Was $302.00

23437

Now $ BLACK GLASS TOP

1 only

Brushed Nickle was $1119.99

2 only

8528

Now $

EURO-RITE/ SALTSPRING VANITY 2 door 24”wx 21”d door Was $169.99

11333

Now $

EVOLUTION CHOCOLATE VANITY s

Was $325.99 Sold as i

22800

Now $

KITCHEN & BATH CENTER 4821 Johnston Road

MOEN GLENSHIRE MIRROR

250-724-1291

36”w x 18” d Was $346.49

26194

Now $


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up to

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Alberni Valley News

1 ilable

$

1500

00

Cabinets, 1 only Counter Top, NOW Tile Backsplash

2 colours in stock

sq.ft.

1.28

$

25.74 sq.ft. per box

Installer available

TOPS R E T N U O C Now INETS • B A C CETS • U A F • $ 34 S K • SIN 58 S E I T I N A ANDS •V T S L E W O LES • T D N A H • Consultation E! R O M D N A was $123.19

Now

16799

$

2 PIECE LINEN HUTCH SET Luxo Palladio top

was$ 488.99

299 Now $ 30697 Now $

69

able

Linen Base was $462.99

17.65 sq.ft. per box

2 avail

as is

SOLD

Now $

TOTO WHITE VESSEL SINK Was $575.00

Now $

35000

17282

Now $

88

ACRYLIC BONE VANITY TOP 30”wx22”d Was $149.99

21552

87

ROUND BASIN CLEAR TEMPERED GLASS

6507

Now $

Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm • Monday & Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

SHAKER BIRCH BRAZIL NUT 1 door, 2 drawer Vanity, 30”wx21”dx34”h

1 only

Now $

Was $84.99

1 only

was $239.31

254

Now $

Ubatuba Colour • 31”w x 22”d

was $304.69

24”x30”

1 only

Was $362.99

GRANITE VANITY TOP WITH UNDERMOUNT SINK 1 only

SANTOS WALL CABINETS

MAYFAIR VANITY WITH BLACK GRANITE TOP AND UNDER MOUNT SINK

~ While supplies last ~ All sales final ~ Products are as is

www.beavercreekhomecenter.com

White

with experienced showroom staff including 3D Drawings!

may not be exactly as illustrated

All Special order blinds

87

upplies While S Last!

EURO-RITE GABRIOLA

Antique White

Was $135.89

Now $ 83

10970

$

or PVC, aluminum or PVC horizontal while supplies last

20% OFF

Now

EURO RITE CAPILANO

FREE in-house Kitchen Design

Custom Window Blinds: wood, faux wood, cellular, vertical fabrics

BLINDS

BOWEN OAK RAISED PANEL

was $164.69

11978

6 colours in stock

sq.ft.

3 ava

EURO-RITE SOLAIRE CHOCOLATE PEAR

Now

12.3mmx90mm 3.5” wide plank 25 year residential warranty

8.3mmx110mm 4.5” wide plank 20 year residential warranty

88

00

ENVY Laminate Flooring*

LockIt Laminate Flooring*

¢

2400

$

ilable

2 ava

was $164.69

Island NOW $

4 Y A M 5 2 . R

AP

EURO RITE CORTESMAPLE

Reg $5800.00

A19

! E L A S Y A 0D

Selected Items REDUCED TO CLEAR!! MANY MORE SALE ITEMS IN STORE

Reg $3900

www.albernivalleynews.com

SHOWROOM CLEARANCE

50% OFF

1 only

Alberni Valley News Thursday, April 25, 2013

53

Was $302.00

23437

Now $ BLACK GLASS TOP

1 only

Brushed Nickle was $1119.99

2 only

8528

Now $

EURO-RITE/ SALTSPRING VANITY 2 door 24”wx 21”d door Was $169.99

11333

Now $

EVOLUTION CHOCOLATE VANITY s

Was $325.99 Sold as i

22800

Now $

KITCHEN & BATH CENTER 4821 Johnston Road

MOEN GLENSHIRE MIRROR

250-724-1291

36”w x 18” d Was $346.49

26194

Now $


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Thursday , April 25, 2013 Alberni Valley News

Alberni District Co-op Serving the Alberni Valley since 1928

Contest Runs Now Until July 13, 2013

THE GREAT

CAR

GIVEAWAY Alberni District CO-OP is giving away a

BRAND NEW CAR

to one of our members! Not a member? $ Join today for only

10

190 Keys

to be won!

With each purchase made at either Port Alberni Co-op locations, receive an entry for a chance to win a key for a Ford Fusion. One lucky keyholder will win the Car on July 13th!

Every Friday at 9 am, we will draw 10 winners who will each win a key. Winners will be contacted and names will be published in the Alberni Valley News. Throughout the promotion we will give away 190 keys, You may win more than one key. All entries are good for one week only. We will start fresh each week with a NEW DRAW, so enter often

Key holders must be present at THE GREAT CAR GIVEAWAY EVENT Location and time to be announced

ALBERNI CO-OP GREAT CAR GIVEAWAY ~ Car Draw July 13 • 2012 Ford Fusion ENTRY RULES

Co-op Must be a member membe Entry Ballot MUST include; Full Name, Member Number, Phone Number and Receipt Number rs received Tickets given away at 25 litre increments 1 ticket for each 25L increments 5¢/litre One ticket for each 10.00 in store purchase in 2012 Fuel Delivery - every 100 litres 1 ticket. Tickets will be stapled to invoice. Maximum of 10 tickets Card lock customer can bring in card lock receipt and receive 1 ticket per 25 L. Maximum of 10 tickets Furnace repair and protection plan purchases will receive one ticket. 190 keys Last draw will be July 12. Winners will be notified by phone as the draw is the next day. Spouses can use same number and well as kids under 16. Kids over 16 must get their own membership Each Friday at approximately 9am, 10 names will be drawn for keys which will be provided on the day of the draw. Names will be published in AV Times on Thursdays and letters will be sent to each winner. Each week will be a fresh start; you may win more than once so keep entering. Key winners must attend Key Day. In the event of not being able to attend the letter must contain the name of the proxy. New names are not drawn. ✔ Keys will be selected by key winners and must produce ID. ✔ Co-op employees and anyone living in their household are not eligible to win.

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

4885 Beaver Creek Road 250-723-2831 OR

4006 Johnston Road 250-724-0008


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- Made by Juanita and Kelly

Celebrate

Frozen Home-Cooked Meals Senior, Single and Family Portions

We provide specialized catering for: • Luncheons • Dinners • Meetings • Weddings • Memorial Teas • Family Gatherings To Order Call 778-421-4712 or

99 each

www.coastcountrykitchen.ca Open for Pick-Up Wednesday 2-6 pm or we welcome pre-arranged pick ups for YOUR convenience at... 4712 Ires Road

Open: 10:45 am - 9:45 pm • 7 days a week 4422 Gertrude 250-723-6331

GET TO KNOW

Taste Alberni

OUR PIZZA SUBS

1

ON OUR

of

2

FOR

Voted Best Burgers on Vancouver Island Along with our Fries, Fish & Chips and more!

1 coupon per visit per person

VALID AT BOTH LOCATIONS: APRIL 25 - 31/2013

D-4035 Redford St. 250-736-1782 4539 Gertrude St. 778-421-1SUB (782)

We Serve Breakfast All Breadg & Dressinde House Ma

House Made:

Bagels, Granola, Oatmeal, Omelettes & more

NEW Healthy Salads & Wraps Available

BURGERS: Plain ......................... $3.79 Deluxe ...................... $4.29 Cheese ...................... $4.59 Mushroom ................ $4.59 Combo ...................... $4.59 Double Decker ......... $4.99 Bacon ....................... $4.59 J & L Special............ $6.19 SNACKS Hot Dog.................... $2.99 Foot Long Hot Dog .. $4.69 Grilled Cheese.......... $3.09 Grilled Cheese & Bacon $3.39 Chips ........................ $2.39 Chips & Gravy ......... $2.89 Onion Rings ............. $2.89 SEAFOODS

Cup Crav Call 778-421-3688 Cupcakese Next to Capelli on Victoria Quay

STAMPS CAFE

Seafood Platter ......... $7.99 Fish & Chips ............ $7.29 Prawns & Chips ....... $7.99 ½ Order Fish & Chips ......... .................................. $6.39 Scallops & Chips...... $7.99

DRINKS Pepsi ............. $1.49 /$1.79 Diet Pepsi ..... $1.49 /$1.79 Root Beer ..... $1.49 /$1.79 Hot Chocolate ......... .$1.39 Milk .......................... $2.09 Tea ............................ $1.39 Coffee ........... $1.39 /$1.69 Ice Tea .......... $1.79 /$2.09 SHAKES Strawberry Chocolate ................. $2.89 Vanilla FLOATS Orange Root Beer ... $2.09

ADDITIONAL MENU Baron of Beef Dip .... $7.29 Chicken Strips .......... $6.89 Chicken Burger ........ $5.59 Chicken Club Burger $6.09 Spicy Fries ............... $3.09 Grilled Chicken Burger ............................. $5.19 Garden Salad ............ $3.99 DESSERTS Poutine ..................... $4.29 Apple Turnover ....... $1.29

}

AKFAST E R B CH & BRUN

250

24

$

95

Greek Platter....................... $1895

Buffet not exactly as shown

Barclay Hotel 4277 Stamp Ave. 250-724-7171

5

$ 95

Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials FREE Lunch Time Delivery (some restrictions apply)

Hours: Sun. - Thurs: 7 am - 8 pm Fri. & Sat.: 7 am - 9 pm

724-5050 Every Mon., Tue. & Wed. Eat In Only

ANY SMALL PIZZA or PASTA

9

$ 95

4505 Gertrude St.

WE HAVE THE BEST BEEF! AAA BEEF

16 oz. Porter House Steak.

per person

HAM SCRAMBLER served with Toast & Hashbrowns

5093 Johnston Rd

736-1100

Evening: 5 - 9 PM

95

Mon. - Fri: 7am - 9 am

OPEN: Mon.-Sat. - 11:30 am ; Sun. at 4:00 pm

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Air Conditioned

Breakfast Special

250-723-2611

NO BULL

12

Miller’s Place

or

FAmiLy ReSTAuRAnT

SUNDAY

$

250-723-2622

#100-3550 Johnston Rd., Port Alberni, B.C.

Gift Certificates Available

nnn

Something For Everyone

• Some Restrictions Apply • Call for details

nnn

Open Mon. to Sat. ~ 9 am - 6 pm Sun. 10 am - 5 pm

9 am to 1 pm

FREE

250-723-2622

4833 Johnston Road • 250-724-5794

FOOTLONG PIZZA SUB

Served only on White or Whole Wheat Salami, Pepperoni, Pizza Sauce and Sub Mozzarella Cheese. Your choice of veggies

MOM EATS

WEEK OF APRIL 28TH

• Baked Ham & Scallop Potatoes Cell: (Kelly) • Chicken Cordon 250-720-6597, Bleu (Juanita) • Homemade Cabbage 250-735-0493 Rolls (Senior $5 or E-mail: & Regular $10) coastcatering@hotmail.ca • Fresh Chef Salad

APRIL SPECIAL

3

at Boston Pizza

Weekly Menu

Voted Best Burgers on Vancouver Island

Double Decker $ BURGER

Mother’s Day

7 DAYS A WEEK: 8 am - 3 pm

8 oz. New York Steak Eggs, Hashbrowns & Toast....$1295 11 am - 5 pm

8 oz. New York Steak Sandwich.................................$1295

DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS

We cater to your dietary needs - GLUTEN FREE! Gift Certificates Available

LUNCH & DINNER FEATURES 7 DAYS A WEEK OPEN 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

GREAT FOOD GREAT VIEW GREAT COMPANY Book your special event with us Reservations Recommended Harbour Quay • 778-421-2826 below the clock

Open 7 days a week

A Local Tradition Since 1969 Patio now Open

Dining for the Whole family

• Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Sunday SmorgaSbord from 4-8 pm

last Friday of every month

4785 Beaver Creek Rd. • 250.723.2474


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Thursday , April 25, 2013 Alberni Valley News

SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH ONLY!

20x WHEN YOU SPEND $50 OR MORE† ON ALMOST ANYTHING IN THE STORE.

PLUS

1 SALE

DAY

THE SHOPPERS OPTIMUM POINTS®

These SATURDAY ONLY Specials - April 27

th

588 EACH

2/ 50

5

2/ 99

or 2.99 each

or 4.99 each

PEPSI BEVERAGES 6 x 710mL Selected Flavours

ROYALE BATHROOM TISSUE 9 Roll - 12 Roll Selected Types

Limit 4.

PEPSI or COCA-COLA BEVERAGES 12 x 355mL Selected Flavours

Rest of Week 6.99

+ Deposit & Enviro Levy where applicable

Rest of Week 4.99

Rest of Week 2.99

Limit 4. After limit 6.99

388

+ Deposit & Enviro Levy where applicable

699

EACH

Limit 4. After limit 3.99

Rest of Week 3.99

OFF*

MOTRIN TABLETS (150’s), TYLENOL EASY OPEN CAPLETS or TABLETS Selected Types & Sizes

QUO BRUSHES Selected Types Rest of Week 20% off*

Limit 4. After limit 9.99

Rest of Week 9.99

Limit 4. After limit 2.49

Rest of Week 2.49

188

OFF*

EACH

40%

EACH

STAYFREE PADS (14’s - 24’s), CAREFREE LINERS (36’s - 60’s) or O.B. TAMPONS (18’s) Selected Types

40%

999

EACH

899

EACH

EACH

BIO*LIFE HAND SOAP (365mL), IVORY (709mL), OLAY (295mL - 400mL) or OLD SPICE (473mL - 532mL) BODY WASH Selected Types

Limit 4.

199

299

6

38999

4

2/$

EACH

EACH

or 2.99 each

CANON REBEL T3 CAMERA

BB CREAM

CHEER (1.47L) or GAIN (1.45L - 1.47L) LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT Selected Types

GARNIER HERBASHINE or NUTRISSE HAIR COLOUR Selected Types

HUGGIES or PAMPERS JUMBO TRAINING PANTS Selected Types & Sizes

Rest of Week 4.99

Rest of Week 7.99

Rest of Week 10.99

Limit 4. After limit 4.99

Limit 4. After limit 7.99

Limit 4. After limit 10.99

SIMPLE or GARNIER SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Selected Types & Sizes Rest of Week 25% off*

Limit 2. After limit 399.99

Rest of Week 399.99

SIMPLY FOOD CRACKERS (225g) or NATURE VALLEY TRAIL MIX (175g), GRANOLA (175g - 230g) BARS Selected Types

RUFFLES, DORITOS, SUN CHIPS or CHEETOS SNACKS Selected Types & Sizes

Rest of Week 1.99

Rest of Week 2.99

Limit 4. After limit 1.99

While quantities last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. *Our Regular Price. †Points are issued according to the net pre-tax purchase total of eligible products after redemptions and discounts and before taxes using a valid Shoppers Optimum Card®. Excludes prescription purchases, Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points®, RBC® Shoppers Optimum® MasterCard® points and points associated with the RBC® Shoppers Optimum Banking Account, products that contain codeine, non-pointable items, tobacco products (where applicable), lottery tickets, passport photos, stamps, transit tickets and passes, event tickets, gift cards, prepaid phone cards, prepaid card products and Shoppers Home Health Care® locations. Offer applies to photofinishing services that are picked up and paid for on the day of the offer only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other Shoppers Optimum Points® promotions or offers. See cashier for details. ® 911979 Alberta Ltd. ††Shoppers Optimum Points® and Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points® have no cash value but are redeemable under the Shoppers Optimum and Shoppers Optimum Plus programs for discounts on purchases at Shoppers Drug Mart. The savings value of the points set out in this offer is calculated based on the Shoppers Optimum Program® rewards schedule in effect at time of this offer and is strictly for use of this limited time promotion. The savings value obtained by redeeming Shoppers Optimum Points will vary depending on the Shoppers Optimum Program reward schedule at time of redemption and other factors, details of which may be found at shoppersdrugmart.ca. Excludes Shoppers Optimum® MasterCard® points and points associated with the RBC® Shoppers Optimum Banking Account.

Limit 4.

While quantities last. No rainchecks + Environmental Handling or Disposal Fees where applicable

Saturday, April 27

$132 20x THE POINTS that’s a

††

savings value


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And the winners are ... The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards were held April 18. The sold out crowd at the Best Western Barclay enjoyed dinner, entertainment and the awards. The evening opened with a short tribute and gifts to retiring executive director Mike Carter. A new award, the Chamber Spirit Award was presented to former president and long-time volunteer Dwayne Parfitt. Award winners: Small Business Steam Punk Cafe

The best of the Valley 2013

Large Business Home Hardware Entrepreneur Bob and Ann Collins Customer Service Dave Timmins Volunteer Melody Burton Environmental Hetherington Industries Children and Family West Coast SLAM Youth Denae Edgar Ezra Tsai Jordie Bodnar

Clockwise from above, Gillian Trumper presents Youth of the Year Jordie Bodnar, Ezra Tsai and Denae Edgar with their trophies. Past president and long time chamber volunteer Dwayne Parfitt was presented with the new Chamber Spirit Award by Chamber President Neil Malbon and vice presidents Teresa Bird and Peter Weinhold. 2012 Citizen of the Year Irene Robinson and BNI representative Pam Craig bestowed Dan Washington with top citizen honours. Malbon presents retired executive Director Mike Carter with a gift and thnks for eight years service. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/ Alberni Valley News

New Construction West Coast Medical Centre Renovations Tseshaht Market Citizen of the Year

Dan Washington

Special Recognition Ken Barlow

Your date with beauty Pretty please come join us

FOR BEAUTY LOVERS LIKE YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

SATURDAY, MAY 4TH

Art Rave Society of Alberni is hosting a Juried Art Show

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please Shoppers Drug Mart will be hosting their Annual Fundraiser for come and Look Good Feel Better join us for... • Thank you gift with ticket • $2,000 in Prizes! A • 20X points with a $75 cosmetic purchase Makeover • Lots of Mother’s Day gift sets Event in GARAGE SALE IN PARKING Cosmetics LOT 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 3717 10 Avenue th

250.723-7387

Exfoliate · Extract · Hydrate

INSTANT RESULTS!

Featured on “The Doctors”

March Special: $99

when you mention this ad!

August 17th, 18th, 2013

Call to Artists See Our Website for details: alberniartrave.org Port Alberni, B.C. Contact: Wes Bloxham Islands Gallery: 778-421-0090


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meet the PROFeSSiONAlS FOR THE BEST IN QUALITY, SERVICE & PRODUCTS CALL OR VISIT THESE FINE BUSINESSES!

FREEMAN BROS Mccoy lake Jax Store Jax Store i r s rExcavating a i l i n g s & s ta Ltd. Serving Van. Via Isle. Since Coming Email1972

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Teresa Drew, Melanie Anderson, Debra Hamilton in a scene from The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls. The show is at the Capitol.

he Fine sisters gave a fine performance on their opening night at Capitol Theatre Friday night. Melanie Anderson, Teresa Drew and Debra Hamilton are aptly cast as the three sisters reunited by their father’s death in The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls, the latest Portal Players production. This talented trio of women had the audience laughing out loud at their antics as they revisit childhood

rivalries that have survived to adulthood. Anderson, playing the youngest sister Jelly Fine, may be the most “fine” of all the sisters, having cared for her ailing father and practically setting about fulfilling his wish for a big party. Drew is middle sister Jojo, the consummate business woman who is hiding behind her Blackberry and has a secret that really isn’t a secret to her sisters. Jayne Fine, played by Hamilton, is the older sister, an academic who has man troubles.

The three women carry the whole show themselves without an intermission, even changing the sets while staying in character. And while there were some opening night jitters Friday night, the flow of the story never faltered and the comedic punch lines as well as the poignant moments were carried off convincingly. The play cleverly creates characters that never appear on stage but who have convincing off stage interaction with the Fine girls.

Of course those who really are behind the scenes must be credited with bringing this charming play to the Alberni Valley. Derek and Deb Burke are experienced directors and producers and it shows in the quality of the production of the piece. Backed up by a crew of Portal Players regulars, The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls is well presented. Running for three more weekends, this production is a must see of the season for Portal Players.

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Barkley Sounds Community Choir, presents Let’s Sing, Dance & Stomp. The event is on Sunday April 28 at 2:30 p.m., at Alberni Valley United Church. Tickets are $10 available at Rollin Art Centre, Cash Only.

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Arts And Culture week April 21-27 is Art and Culture Week and the Community Arts Council wants to remind everyone to get out and explore the Arts in Port Alberni. Visit local galleries and explore the hidden treasures right here in the Alberni Valley. You are all invited to stop by Rollin Art Centre Saturday, April 27, from 1–3 p.m. for a sneak preview of local artists who will be taking part in this year’s, Days with the Arts Tour. Artists will be on hand showcasing some of their art, and tickets will be on sale for the 2013 selfguided tour taking place June 1-2.

Come see current show “Cedar and Sawdust” is the current art exhibit starting at the Rollin

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Once piece that is part of ‘Art in the Schools’ which is coming to Rollin in May. Art Centre. Centre. The show features This exciting exhibit the work of artist runs from May 14 to Charlotte Bell. June 8. This solo art Students from local exhibit opens the elementary schools doors of memory and Community and imagination Living will have their to explore years artwork on display of working in, and during this wonderful observing, the coastal exhibit. forest of British The artist’s Columbia. reception is on It showcases a Saturday May 25 from collection of soft 1-3 p.m. acrylic paintings. Come out and meet these up and coming artists and help them New show in experience what being the works an artist is all about ‘Art In The Schools’ will be the next art exhibit at Rollin Art

Children, adults and schools can partake in this great community event. It’s that time of year again and once again the Arrowsmith Rotary Club will be sponsoring the ever-loved Banner Program. There is a $10 registration fee, to cover the cost of supplies. Forms can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline is May 18. Event planned for May 23-26 at the Kinsmen Community Centre. Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.


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November 14, 1921 ~ April 16, 2013 Pam passed away, at peace, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the age of 91. She was witty and happy up to her last days and shared a tender moment with her husband of 69 years, Bill, only hours before she left this world for, hopefully, a new adventure as she waits for Dad to join her. Mom is survived by her loving and caring husband, Bill; her son, Alan (Dorothy); and daughter, Linda (Paul) along with grandchildren: Todd, (Carolyn), Deanna (Steve), and Paul Jr.; as well as great grandchildren: Darcie, Allison, Scott, Miranda, Brett, Paul, Ryan; step great granddaughter, Laina (Dave), great, great grandson, Benjamin; and her sister, Betty. Mom was born in Pewsy, Wiltshire England and lived in London during WW11 where she met Dad, a Canadian soldier from Port Alberni. They married December 25th, 1943. Mom left England with her 6 month old son Alan on May 6, 1945 aboard the MV Athlone Castle, en route to Halifax to begin a new life in a new country, arriving at Pier 21 only 3 days after the end of WW11 ( May 10, 1945 ). Mom and baby were put on a train in Halifax which would take them across Canada to Vancouver. Mom always said that by the time they reached Calgary she was convinced they had circled the earth and would soon be back in London. She quickly settled in Port Alberni with Dad’s family as she waited for her husband to return and begin their life together. Baby Linda arrived June 17, 1947. Mom & Dad left Port Alberni in 1956 and settled in Nanaimo, where they opened and operated “Pineo’s BA Service Station� along with Bob & Ev Pineo. In 1963 she and Dad set out on another adventure as they moved to Honolulu for the next 10 years, returning to live in Lantzville in 1974 where they resided until 2006. Mom loved her curling, lawn bowling and especially her bridge games. The ladies in her bridge group were special friends and always there in her later years to offer support and encourage her to play. Thank you girls. We will all miss you dear Mother, but you will live forever in our memory and in our hearts. A graveside service will be held at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens ( 2347 Cedar Rd ) on Saturday April 27th at 11:30 am followed by a gathering of family and friends at Costin Hall, also known as the Lantzville Hall at 1:00 p.m. First Memorial Funeral Services (250)754-8333

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Airborne ‘dig’ volleyball JULIE ANDERSON SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Alberni Airborne Volleyball Club christened the new ADSS gym with its first ever volleyball tournament. Last weekend, seven teams from around the Island vied for the Island Championship title. In the end, Nanaimo took first place with a hard fought win over Campbell River.

The Airborne didn’t win but fared well. They came within single digit points in every set, and in the end made for exciting volleyball matches for spectators. But they came out behind their opponents. Setter Chelsey Charlesworth was magical with her agility and ability to put up sets to her team mates. Her teammates Carley Gitelman and Karissa

Pley didn’t hold back at the net, and showed skilled spiking and blocking. And Jaime Clarke displayed effortless digging, challenging the competition to put the ball in Alberni’s Court. The new ADSS gym was a hit with spectators, who were from around the Island. They could not stop commenting on “the nicest gym we’ve ever

been in.” Visitors were appreciative, complimentary and sincerely happy for our community. Hosting larger competitions may be in the works such as using the Athletic Hall as well for Provincial Championships. The Airborne would like to thank Mike Roberts the ADSS Athletic co-ordinator, and Lyle Marsh for their support.

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Alberni Airborne blockers Carly Gitelman, Karissa Pley, Chelsey Charlesworth get ready to repel a serve in a game last weekend at ADSS.

Season over for badminton club MICHELLE BUTT

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The Alberni Valley Junior Badminton Club’s season is over. The club had their season wind-up on Thursday, April 11 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. The evening is host to a pizza and potluck dinner,

awards ceremony and fun games. The club has been growing over the years and has many talented athletes. This seson, the Bill Ku award was presented to Robert Bota, a long time athlete who is graduating this year. Other awards that

were presented this evening where for most improved and most skilled player in each age category. The club could not happen without the dedication from the coaches, head coach Larry Spencer and coach Whitney McKenny, who was a member of the club

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Members of the Alberni Valley Junior Badminton Club display some of their hardware are their year-end function.

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t’s a total of five and a half minutes- a short and long performance. That is what you train for all year round. It is what keeps Kennedy Lavertu motivated every day she is on the ice. Figure skating is her sport of choice and like every sport, performance is the moment that brings together all the hard work and practice. For the 14-year-old

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( BC provincials for competitive skaters) held in Parksville. She scored high and landed 15th (out of 56 skaters), which is not too shabby for a debut against a field of veterans and those that are “home schooled� to skate. “That was the light that shined on her,� Karen Lavertu, Kennedy’s mom said. Skating can be a lonely sport but, it can’t be done alone.

Kennedy has a great support team who train, guide, inspire, and challenge her to grow into the skater she wants to become. “Everyone that contributes to Kennedy’s skating knows we are grateful,� Karen says. Kennedy won regionals in February and came home with a second and third place from a competition in

Calgary. At the recent Vancouver Island Skating International competition in Parksville she placed first after her short program, and she took a third place overall. “I am proud of my accomplishments so far and know I have a long way to go,� Kennedy said. She will continue to practice for skating perfection.

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Port Alberni Grade 9 student, this year has been a pivotal one in her skating career. She joined the competitive ranks as a pre-novice skater last April. Since then she has been steadily improving- facing frustration, disappointment, success, and joy. Last November she entered her first sectional competition

A Division There was a hidden gross score and it was won by Katy Lekich. B Division Hidden gross score was won by Lauralee Edgell. Lois Robinson had a

chip in on No. 12. Marta Williamson had a par on No. 17. Thanks for joining us today Teresa Cutting. Good to see you back playing Lois Robinson. 18 hole ladies The aerating is being done at the course so we played the back nine twice. Because of that Leona kept the

challenge pin and Linda Christian will challenge her next week. Low gross was a tie between Anna Marie Krikke and Janice Cross with an 87. Low net also had a tie for 69 between, Carol Hastings, Anna Marie Krikke and Kathy White In the ball sweep, we added up holes No.

10, 11, 12 and 13 from the first time around and holes No. 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 from the second time around for the gross. For the net we took half of our handicap off of the gross score. Anna Marie Krikke won the gross part of the ball sweep and Carol Hastings won the net side. They both got to

  

  

pick a prize out of the gift box, which Patsy Gauthier did a very good job of putting together, thank you Patsy. Next Tuesday will be the last week of drop in before draws will be made up. We will play the red tees on Tuesday , it has been fun playing the yellow tees in April.

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Earth Month…Act for the planet! Act locally to make a lasting green impact For inspiration and advice, we present three young B.C. eco-heroes whose community-based environmental actions have (or will potentially have) a global impact. Vancouver’s Claudia Li was inspired to start saving sharks after watching biologist and activist Rob Stewart’s documentary Sharkwater. “That night I couldn’t sleep,” Li says. “The documentary talks how important sharks are for our ocean ecosystem…and how some species are being pushed to the brink of extinction because they’re being overfished to make shark fin soup.” Shark fin soup symbolizes face and respect at dinner banquets, mainly weddings, and is consumed in mainly middle- to higher-class Cantonese style dinners. Li had tasted shark fin soup mere weeks before at her cousin’s banquet and was deeply trouble when she realized that she, her family, and her community were unwittingly participating in this ecological disaster because they didn’t know any better. In response to this, Li began what would become Shark Truth, a grassroots not-for-profit aimed at promoting shark conservation by implementing a cultural perspective

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The phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally” is a valuable reminder that significant and widespread environmental change can and does occur at a grassroots level. Taking initiative and action in your home community can have a greater impact on our planet that you might think. shift. (For instance, Shark Truth runs a “Happy Hearts Love Sharks” wedding contest that rewards couples that go “Fin Free” at their dinner banquets with a chance to win a dream honeymoon.) “Start with what and who you know,” says Li. “The place where we can make the most powerful impact is within a community we understand.” Shark Truth has raised public awareness and saved the lives of 2800 sharks so far. Kimberly Gulevich of Fort St. John is an active volunteer at Student Energy, a non-profit organization that is working towards a future

of sustainable energy. She came into the public eye as a high school student whose science project on methane capture entitled “Got Gas?” was awarded the 2010 Weston Youth Innovation Award. No small feat. “There are many ways to help the environment,” Gulevich says. “t… By starting with small actions yourself, and moving to educating others, a great impact can be had.”… Community groups are a great spot to start – environmental and science and technology groups are good resources.” Gulevich also stresses the importance of networking and connecting with people you know

who may be able to help further your initiatives.project or cause. “My project opened my mind to the possibility of environmental engineering as a career path,” says Gulevich. “It also showed me how willing a community is to surround you in a project, and how encouraging youth, and females, in science is important. And it proved that it does not require a lot of technology or capital to implement small scale environmental options.”says Gulevich, who has attended four Canada-wide science fairs, the 2008 Taiwan International Science Fair and the Intel International Science

Fair (2010) and who has been on the receiving end of $50,000 in academic scholarships. Who says being green doesn’t pay?  Vancouver’s Veronika Bylicki says that the list of things you can do to help the environment in your community is endless. “There are so many different levels to work on,” says the 18-year-old. “Whether you want to work handson towards local conservation efforts at a bog or you want to make a ban on bottled water at your school…or, if there is a proposed pipeline in your region, you can mobilize a group of people to rally against it. The possibilities are endless.” Bylicki is the creator of Plan-It Earth, an environmental conference that mobilizeds over 200 youth to become aware of and engage in issues of urban sustainabilisustainability.ty. “Never ever feel like you are too small, insignificant or incapable of making a difference,” she says. “The beautiful thing about the field of sustainability is that it’s so incredibly broad, that everyone can find their own niche wherewhere they can really make a lasting impact.” earthday.ca

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Earth Month…Act for the planet! Free app satisfies BC’s appetite for recycling Finding your closest recycling depot is now at the tips of your fingers with the new BC recyclepedia smart phone app Developed by The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC), in partnership with the Society for Promoting Environmental Conversation (SPEC), the free app is a quick and simple tool that helps users find over 1,000 dropoff locations and recycling options for over 70 materials or products across BC. The App, available for both iPhones & Androids, provides users a list of the 10 nearest depots, based on the phones location, as well as a Google map with directions. Both App’s provide the option to call the RCBC Recycling Hotline for additional questions. The App covers materials managed by industry product stewardship or Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs in British

Columbia, such as batteries, electronics, paints &pharmaceuticals. The App’s are available to download from the iTunes App Store or the Android Market. Seeking a fun, mobile project that could help the community, App developer Colin Smith volunteered more than 100 hours designing the iPhone App, while volunteer Cameron Gandevia designed the Android App. Both focused their applications on making it easier for users to find recycle depots. The Recycling Council of British Columbia is a multi-sectoral, non-profit, membership driven charitable organiza tion that promotes the principles of zero waste through information services, research and the exchange of ideas. RCBC is Canada’s longest-serving recycling council. Since 1974 it has led B.C.’s progressive policy of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs and other initiatives to find innovative ways to eliminate waste and decrease British Columbia’s environmental footprint. For more information about RCBC visit rcbc.bc.ca.

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5535 Broadway Ave.

$129,900

d l o S GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhome • Backs on to school field • Long term tenant in place Dena Wickman 4010 10th Ave.

121,900

$

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

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

402-4505 Victoria Quay $132,500

4343 Burde St.

EASY CONDO LIVING • 1 bedroom top floor unit • Great river view • Secured parking

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

The Fenton Team 139,900

$

Sold ECHO AREA • 3 bedrooms & 1 reno’d bath • Natural gas fireplace • Fir floors under carpets The Fenton Team

Dena Wickman

INVESTOR ALERT • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Over 800 sq.ft, Detached shop • Newer furnace & roof Maureen Mackenzie 3982 Shaugnessy St. E RIC WP E N

141,700

$

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

LOCATION ! LOCATION ! • Beautiful, private fenced yard • Covered carport • 3 bedrooms Chris & Alease Arcus 4598 Redford St.

$142,000

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

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

3642 15th Ave.

4474 Bute Street

$

144,900

#108 - 2825 3rd Ave.

$145,000

3956 7th Ave.

$149,900

#107-5262 Argyle St.

$149,900

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142,900

$

ICE

GREAT STARTER • Or retirement rancher, wheelchair access • Lg master bdrm & updated 4 pce bath • 12’x24’ shop fully wired Craig Filipchuk 2182 Motion Dr.

160,000

$

d l o S

MODERNIZED • 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • Wood and slate flooring The Fenton Team 3065 6th Ave. CE PRI W NE

$168,000

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

Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

Dena Wickman

$

189,900+GST

2876 10th Avenue E RIC WP E N

$

199,000

MOTIVATED SELLER! • 3 bedrm (2 up & 1 down), 2 baths • Renovated, fully fenced yard • Multi-level back deck

Lot 2 Green Avenue

5054 Cherry Creek Rd.

210,000

Dell McConnell

Kat Dwolinsky

#4-5131 Gertrude St.

$174,900

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

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 $

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

4021 Neill St.

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

199,000

$

2527 9th Ave.

$189,900

Sold

LARGE HOME • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Upper South Port, great view of inlet • Lg. rec room and 16’x30’ sundeck

512-5700 Pierce Rd

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

Kat Dwolinsky 213,000

$

5920 River Road

$199,900

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

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

3717 Exton Street

2479 10th Ave. E RIC WP E N

$200,000

SOMASS RIVER FRONT • Level lot w/access to Barclay Sound • Single garage w/living quarters above • Float & walkway, Build your dream home

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

Pat & Gerry Hickey

Gary Gray

4789 Margaret St. E RIC WP E N

$214,900

5276 Wilkinson Rd.

Gary Gray $204,900

UPDATED 3 BDRM HOME • New roof, thermal windows • Move in ready • Detached garage and RV parking Dena Wickman

$219,900

Sold

#118 - 5700 Pierce Rd. E RIC WP E N

$219,900

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

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

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

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

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

Pat & Gerry Hickey

Sonja Sutton

Dena Wickman

Chris & Alease Arcus

Kat Dwolinsky

HARBOUR-VIEW COLLISION Save time. See us first. Drop by and visit with our friendly staff

Also serving: The West Coast Communities

Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

5440 McEachern Rd.

224,900

$

Sold

7833 Wardrop Rd. E RIC WP E N

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

CLOSE TO TOWN • 0.34 acre on no-thru road • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Newer roof and vinyl windows

Craig Filipchuk

The Fenton Team

3908 Marpole St.

240,000 each

$

5609 Poplar Rd.

SL#1 & SL#2

Craig Filipchuk 269,800

$

219,900

$

The Fenton Team

5142 Forrest Rd.

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

PEACEFUL LOCATION • 0.34 acre on no thru road • 2,035 sq.ft. family home • Newer roof and thermal windows

• New construction • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Half duplex in upper North Port

2402 Old Nanaimo Hwy

$229,000

$309,900

3617 Waterhouse St.

234,900

$

4115 Glenside Road

$233,900

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

$239,800

UPPER ECHO AREA • 3+1 bdrm, 2 bath, woodburning FP • Hardwood oak flooring on main • R.V. parking, lane, garden area

FAMILY HOME IN LOWER NORTH PORT • 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths • Fully fenced and landscaped • Family room & garage/workshop

Dell McConnell

Sonja Sutton

2225 14th Ave.

$315,000

3192 12th Avenue

239,900

$

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

The Fenton Team 4834 Lathom Road E RIC WP E N

6153 Beaver Creek Rd.

4313 Alderwood Dr. CE PRI W NE

$250,000

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

$319,900

3785 San Mateo Dr.

324,900

$

Sold 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 2556 2nd Ave.

348,900

$

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

5534 Park Place

350,000

$

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

3669 Lyall Pt. Cres. $360,000_HST

MORE FOR LESS? CHECK THIS OUT! • Stately 3 bed + den, 2 bath 3 levels • Elec. furnace, heat pump/AC • 24’ x 45 shop/garage Dell McConnell

6718 Cypress

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

379,000

$

3588 Swordfern Lane

389,900

$

Sold LOTS OF TREES & PRIVATE • 6 plex on a park like RM2 Zoned lot • Lots of trees, very private • 4-2 bedroom units & 2-1 bedroom units

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

W. Earl Engstrom

W. Earl Engstrom

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

CHERRY CREEK ACREAGE • 2 houses, 5 acres, many updates • Main house 5 bedrooms, 2 baths • 3 bay shop, MANY NEW UPDATES

NEW 3 BDRM RANCHER

• Popular Uplands subdivision • Quality finishing throughout • No HST Dena Wickman

Maureen Mackenzie

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

757 Franklin River Rd. E RIC WP NE

$419,000

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

5656 Madill Road CE PRI W NE

$449,900

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

$459,900

6880 Bainbridge Rd.

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

Gary Gray

Dena Wickman

3600 Trevor Road

$499,900

2600 Burde St.

$499,900

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

The Fenton Team

Maureen Mackenzie

The Fenton Team

Lt. 13 Dog Mountain

319,900

$

11

Sproat Lake

213’ OF LAKEFRONT • 0.76 acre lot • Sandy Beach • 24’x22’ dock The Fenton Team 10011 Blower Rd.

699,000

$

8780 Stirling Arm Drive

$

729,900

6357 Salal Rd.

799,000

$

10080 Stirling Arm Cres $849,000

216’ OF SPROAT LAKE • 0.69 acre with pebble beach • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Paved boat launch & privage wharf • Excellent evening sun The Fenton Team 4459 Arrowsmith

49,900

$

NORTH PORT LOT • Level 40x84 lot • Close to all amenities • Price to go!

SPROAT LAKE BEACH • 1.02 acre private lot • 110’ low slope pebble beach • Southern exposure The Fenton Team

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RIC

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GORGEOUS SPROAT LAKE • Living room w/river rock propane FP • Heritage style sink & large island • Shared waterfront and wharf

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

Sonja Sutton

The Fenton Team

Redford Estates Lots starting @ $79,900

5175 Cleary Rd.

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

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

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

The Fenton Team

Kat Dwolinsky

Dena Wickman

Lot 1 Kitsuksis CE PRI W NE

Alease or Chris Arcus

$74,900

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

SEptIC

$87,500

Lots & Acreages

Lot 2 Alberni Hwy.

$99,900

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

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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

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

3178 Sweet Ave.

$117,900

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

5165 Golden St.

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

Gary Gray Lot 2 Debeaux Rd. E RIC WP NE

Joe Van Bergen $239,000

HISTORIC NEIGHBOUR • Next door to McLeans Mill • Over 25 treed acres in the ALR • Preferred Cherry Creek!

Lot 22 Ferguson Rd. E RIC WP E N

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

4905 Cherry Creek Rd.

$325,000

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

$269,000

3790 Meares Dr. E RIC WP NE

$149,000

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

7373 Coleman Road

Alease or Chris Arcus

Joe Van Bergen & Gerry Hickey

$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 2966 - 3rd Avenue

$355,000

UPTOWN INVESTMENT • Commercial building • Good tenants • Lots of upgrades

Gary Gray

Gary Gray

3rd Avenue E RIC WP NE

$149,000

COMMERCIAL LOT • Vacant Commercial Lot • Zoned for C3 Development • Adjacent to new Big O Tire Centre Gary Gray 137 Winter Harbour Rd. E RIC WP NE

161,500

$

7700 Woodward Rd.

The Fenton Team

Dell McConnell

Commercial & Investment

A-3429 3rd Ave. LEASE $750/mo. E RIC WP E N

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

3203 3rd Ave.

150,000

$

HIGH VISIBILITY • Close to downtown core • 14’ high ceilings, potential for Dance studio or Instructional Business • Zoned CMX2 Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

7373 A Coleman Road

Joe Van Bergen & Gerry Hickey

Lot 19 Wickham Lane

$699,000

PORT HARDY • Wayne Ridley’s Fishing Lodge • Turn key fully operational • Accommoadates 20-16 guests

Bamfield & Inlet

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(250) 723-4970

$69,500

HARBOUR VIEW LOT • 66’ x 132’ building lot, • Water, hydro & phone to lot • 5 min walk to moorage Chris Fenton

CORPORATION

Mitch Gardner

$250,000

SHAKE & SHINGLE MILL • Fully operational mill • Covered shed & truck loading dock • Fully zoned M3 (Industrial)

Craig Filipchuk

Global Securities

$177,900

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

COUNTRY LIVING • 10 acres in ALR. • Fronts 2 roads • Some out buildings.

$1,250,000

SOMASS RIVERFRONT • 1 ¼ miles of riverfront plus 73.56 acres • Property has 15 RV Campsites, two rental cabins • Owner’s home with workshop, barn, trailer pads

5325 Otter Place

6080 Kitsuksis Rd. E RIC WP E N

Joe Van Bergen

PRISTINE WATERFRONT • 5 acres along Somass River • Salmon/steelhead fishing year round • Build your dream home 7 mins. from town

Alease or Chris Arcus 4805c Mar Street

$149,000


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Haggard Cove

$95,000

BUILDING LOT • Partially cleared • Services to lot line • Moorage included in Strata fee

110,000

$299,000

Chris Fenton

21 Headquarters Bay

$299,000

RECREATIONAL RETREAT • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 1,800sq.ft. cabin near lockup • 1,200 sq.ft. finished garage

WATERFRONT GETAWAY • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 1,250 sq.ft. cabin • Private 30’ dock Chris Fenton

370 Bamfield Rd.

439,900

$

$359,900

$379,900

Joe Van Bergen

RIVERS INLET • Turn key fishing lodge • 20 Guest Accommodation • 13 plus boats and motors

143 Cia Rock Rd

$625,000

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL • 15 acres on Burlo Island • 1,200 ft. of safe moorage • Nicely treed land

Craig Filipchuk

is always in

37 Headquarters Bay E RIC WP E N

HEADQUARTERS BAY • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 2,100 sq.ft. modern cabin • 3 bdrm & 2 bath

$495,000

Safety

$320,000

Craig Filipchuk

QUALITY IN BAMFIELD • 4 bedroom & 4 bathroom home • Built in 1992 • Open concept with fireplace

Finn Bay

14 Headquarters Bay

OCEAN FRONT • 5 acres waterfront strata • 860 sq. ft. cabin to lock up • Septic installed

Joe Van Bergen

BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME • 1,760 sq.ft. built in 2004 • 1,760 sq.ft. + outbuildings • 0.51 acre level lot

Chris Fenton

458 Pachena Rd.

$199,000

Joe Van Bergen

Joe Van Bergen

$399,000

Lot 1 Michelsens Lane

OCEAN VIEW LOT • 100x100 lot with services • Views of Barkley Sound • Short walk to moorage

Craig Filipchuk

WEST COAST WATERFRONT • 2 acre lot • 8 Deep safe moorage • Fantastic building site

33 Headquarters Bay

$

RIVERS INLET • 8.12 acre waterfront • 200 foot deep moorage

Gary Gray Lot 1 Kildonan

1 Finn Bay

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38 Headquarters Bay

$224,900

180 Cape Beale Trail

ALBERNI INLET OCEANFRONT • 5.0 acres • 150’ of accessible waterfront • Washroom & outbuilding on site

WEST COAST RETREAT • 1,680 sq.ft. • 2 bedroom & full bathroom • 18 years old

Chris Fenton Lot 18 Helby Island

$350,000

Joe Van Bergen 23 Michelsens Lane

ISLAND RETREAT • 5.24 acres • 2 small cabins • Sunny western exposure

$409,900

HARBOUR & MOUNTAIN VIEWS • 2,450 sq.ft. home • 16 years old • 0.53 acre lot Chris Fenton

6 South Bamfield Rd

$329,000

BAMFIELD’S BEST • 13 year hold home • 1,200 sq.ft. • 0.92 acres Joe Van Bergen

Chris Fenton

458 Pachena Rd

$299,000

325 Bamfield Rd E RIC WP E N

$439,900

CHARMING BAMFIELD • Panoramic harbour view • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 28’ x 24’ shop Joe Van Bergen

$999,000

BAMFIELD’S BEST • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 1.73 acres w/ safe moorage • 1,000’ of waterfront Chris Fenton

294 South Bamfield Rd $2,995,000

PRIDE OF BAMFIELD • 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms • 6 acres & 200’ deep moorage • Amazing harbour views Joe Van Bergen

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